UMC Capital

UMC Capital

UMC Capital was established in February 2001 as the direct investment arm of world leading semiconductor foundry UMC.

UMC Capital is an evergreen venture capital firm based in Taipei, Taiwan with offices located in Sunnyvale, California and Shanghai, China. UMC Capital was founded in 2001 and is the fully owned subsidiary of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), a semiconductor foundry which provides advanced IC production for applications spanning every major sector of the electronics industry. The firm seeks to invest in semiconductors, automotive related, industrial automation and digital health sectors.

By leveraging the resources of UMC and its affiliates, UMC Capital is well positioned to deliver significant strategic values to startup companies.

The mission and objectives of UMC Capital are: identifying innovative technologies, forming mutually productive relationships with entrepreneurs, exploring and expanding emerging and applications, and earning financial returns for the parent company UMC.

Investment

UMC Capital has made investments in NextInput, AtScale, Cerebrex, CNEX Labs, Alpine Data Labs, FangCloud Technology, EZTABLE, SwiftStack, Thismoment, Glympse and Cloudwords.

They have exited their investments in Nexenta Systems, Alpine Data Labs, Fuhu, Metacloud, Enverv, SandForce, Ubiquisys, MaxLinear, Intellon Corporation, SiRF Technology and ChipX.

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MaxLinear is a Carlsbad, California-based semiconductor company founded by Brendan Walsh.

Trilliant is a Cary, North Carolina-based smart grid company.

SandForce is a Milpitas, California-based enterprise software company.

Swiftstack is a San Francisco-based company founded by Orion Auld.

A company developing preventive measures and treatments for diseases and vaccines addressing nicotine addiction

Enverv is a semiconductor company.

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Alex Shen

Vice President

Anita Chao

Senior Director

Athena Cheng

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Christie Hung

Vice President

Cindy Cheng

Professional Accountant

DJ Lung

Vice President

Grad Liu

Vice President

James Yen

Vice President

Jane Tien

CFO

Jeanne Kuo

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Joe Zhuo

Vice President

Kevin Demin Yang

Employee

Kris Peng

President

Mei Ching Wu

Director

Rachel Liu

Senior Director

Roman Zastavniy

Employee

Shun Wen Lin

Professional Accountant

Steve Pan

Director

Ting Huan Chiang

Executive Assistant

Winnie Chen

Vice President

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