UMC (United Microelectronics ) specializes in providing foundry services for high-performance semiconductor applications. The company produces high-yield IC wafers manufactured on a per-customer basis. Technology ludes a 0.15-micron process and copper interconnect technology. It offers IP resources, free-of-charge design libraries, and full front-end and backend support. The company has offices in Taiwan, Japan, Europe, and the United States. It employs over 7000 people worldwide and operates a total of nine wafer fabrication plants (fabs) in Taiwan and Japan.