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|Ask||2.2900 x 3100|
|Day's Range||2.1700 - 2.1900|
|52 Week Range||1.6400 - 2.5900|
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|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.09 (4.31%)|
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TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has selected UMC as a global component for the 12th consecutive year. UMC earned DJSI’s highest scores for the foundry industry in the “Environmental” category, with several items receiving full marks. DJSI-World 2019 evaluated approximately 2,500 global enterprises, with only 6 semiconductor companies selected worldwide.
(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration promised to accelerate prosecutions of American intellectual property theft when it announced charges last year against a state-owned company at the vanguard of China’s effort to become a major player in global semiconductors.But 10 months after the U.S. Justice Department unveiled the case amid an escalating trade war, a trial is still long way off for the Chinese company, a Taiwan-based firm and three Taiwanese nationals jointly indicted for stealing secrets from Idaho-based Micron Technology Inc.In a twist, it’s a defendant, Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co., that’s pushing prosecutors to move to trial in San Francisco so it can prove its innocence. Part of the delay, though, may be because the U.S. Commerce Department has already blocked Fujian Jinhua from competing with Micron.Delays in complicated prosecutions, especially those involving foreign companies and individuals, are hardly uncommon. But repeated postponements in the case against Fujian Jinhua and Taiwan-based United Microelectronics Corp., or UMC, are notable because it was filed under the banner of the “China Initiative,” a new program aimed at prioritizing trade-theft cases and litigating them as quickly as possible.“Delays in the case likely hurt Fujian Jinhua, UMC and China economically,” said Preston L. Pugh, a former prosecutor who now represents companies.Read More: U.S. Deploys New Tactics in Prosecution of Chinese ChipmakerThere appear to be multiple reasons why the case is moving slowly -- not all of which prosecutors can control. There’s been an ongoing struggle over how lawyers for the companies can review the alleged secrets, which they’re legally entitled to do to mount their defense. Micron has objected, for cyber-security reasons, to designating Hong Kong as the meeting place to exchange the information.Perhaps the biggest source of delays are laptops the Taiwanese government seized from UMC in 2017 in that country’s own trade secrets prosecution of the company. U.S. prosecutors are struggling to get a Taiwanese court’s permission to take forensic images of the devices, which allegedly contain Micron trade secrets and would be key evidence in the San Francisco case.U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney recently observed with some reticence that her willingness to keep rescheduling hearings has become “something of a mantra.” U.S. prosecutors declined to comment on the case.Fujian Jinhua says it’s eager to get to trial, arguing that its very existence is at stake ever since the U.S. Commerce Department blacklisted the company last year -- blocking its ability to buy U.S. chip-making gear and cratering its production plans -- just two days before the China Initiative was announced in November.“We’ve got a ticking time clock on the viability of the company,” the company’s U.S. lawyer, Christine Wong, told the court in April. “Jinhua is very anxious to have its day in court.”China is by far the largest market for semiconductors and imported more than $300 billion of the electronic components last year. Building a major supplier of memory chips would help domesticate that industry, but access to machinery made by just a handful of American companies is crucial.Read More: The Chipmaker Caught in U.S. Assault on China’s Tech AmbitionsBoth Fujian Jinhua and UMC have formally acknowledged receiving the U.S. indictment -- not always a given in prosecutions of overseas companies, which sometimes play hard to get. But the three individual defendants -- each of whom face the prospect of a prison term if convicted -- may not necessarily share the same eagerness for a speedy trial.The recently postponed arraignments of the three, including Fujian Jinhua president Chen Zhengkun, or Stephen Chen, probably reflects their ambivalence about the risks they face, according to Pugh. But China has no authority to get them to appear because all three men are Taiwanese nationals, he said. Neither country has an extradition treaty with the U.S.Fujian Jinhua spokesman Chad Kolton and Leslie Caldwell, a lawyer for UMC, declined to comment. Mary McNamara, a lawyer representing Chen, and a representative of Micron didn’t respond to requests for comment.As delays mount, Fujian Jinhua says it’s been unfairly targeted and denied “basic norms of due process.”“Instead of awaiting the outcome of a fair trial in an American court,” Fujian Jinhua said, the Commerce Department “appears to have decided in advance of the merits of the case -- which is, at its core, a trade secrets dispute -- and simultaneously imposed a very harsh penalty.” In May, Fujian Jinhua filed a petition seeking to be removed from the list.The Commerce Department said when it first put Fujian Jinhua on the list that the company’s production of DRAM chips “threatens the long term economic viability of U.S. suppliers of these essential components of U.S. military systems.” The agency declined to comment further.Paul S. Chan, a lawyer who represents companies and individuals in investigations, said he isn’t aware of the U.S. “preemptively” using the Entity List in the past to exert economic pressure on a foreign company while charges are pending but no judgment or findings of export violations have been reached.Delay in the criminal case helps the U.S. and Micron because Fujian Jinhua has been “called out as a company engaged in espionage” and can’t operate -- all while the government has generated good publicity from the indictments, Chan said.“I don’t necessarily accept at face value that the government wants these cases to resolve quickly,” he said. “Especially here, where prosecutors have trade sanctions or economic sanctions already in place in the interim. I think they need a good result in the end, I don’t think they necessarily need to prosecute the case quickly.”The case is U.S v. United Microelectronics Corp., 18-cr-00465, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco).\--With assistance from Ian King.To contact the reporter on this story: Joel Rosenblatt in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Glovin at email@example.com, Peter Blumberg, Joe SchneiderFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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NEW YORK, May 13, 2019 -- The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that class actions have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a.
Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC announces investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against United Microelectronics Corp. (“UMC” or the “Company”) (UMC) and certain of its officers, on behalf of shareholders who purchased or otherwise acquired UMC securities during the period between October 28, 2015 and November 1, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm’s site: www.bgandg.com/umc. This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. On November 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) indicted UMC, Fujian, and Chen Zhengkun a.k.a.
NEW YORK, May 13, 2019 -- The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 13, 2019 / Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC announces investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against United Microelectronics Corp. ("UMC" or the ...
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 13, 2019 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against United Microelectronics Corp. ("United Microelectronics" or "the Company") (NYSE: UMC) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors who purchased the Company's shares between October 28, 2015 and November 1, 2018, inclusive (the ''Class Period''), are encouraged to contact the firm before May 13, 2019.
NEW YORK, May 13, 2019 -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of United Microelectronics Corp. (NYSE: UMC) from October 28,.
SAN DIEGO , May 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Fistel , LLP announces that class action lawsuits have been commenced on behalf of shareholders of the publicly-traded companies listed below. The Private ...
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2019 / Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Shareholders interested ...
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2019 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against United Microelectronics Corp. ("United Microelectronics" or "the Company") (NYSE: UMC) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors who purchased the Company's shares between October 28, 2015 and November 1, 2018, inclusive (the ''Class Period''), are encouraged to contact the firm before May 13, 2019.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2019 / Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in United Microelectronics Corporation ("UMC" or the "Company")(UMC) of the May 13, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed against the Company. You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at 877-247-4292 or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2019 / The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss you have ...
The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against United Microelectronics Corp. (“United Microelectronics” or “the Company”) (NYSE: UMC) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You can also reach us through the firm's website at www.schallfirm.com, or by email at email@example.com.
CEDARHURST, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 9, 2019 / The securities litigation law firm of Kuznicki Law PLLC issues the following notice on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly traded companies. Shareholders who purchased shares in these companies during the dates listed below are encouraged to contact the firm regarding possible appointment as lead plaintiff and a preliminary estimate of their recoverable losses. If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court.
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming May 13, 2019 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased United Microelectronics Corporation (“UMC” or the “Company”) (NYSE: UMC) securities between October 28, 2015 and November 1, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investors suffering losses on their UMC investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. On November 1, 2018, UMC was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets and economic espionage.
If you are a shareholder who purchased UMC securities during the class period, you have until May 13, 2019, to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 9980.