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UMC donates UV disinfection robots to a Taiwan hospital over coronavirus cluster infections

United Microelectronics (UMC) has revealed that the company has donated ultraviolet (UV) disinfection robots to a hospital in northern Taiwan to help contain the coronavirus pandemic

Each UV disinfection robots have a market price of NT$3 million (US$105,500) in which three are donated in a hospital. This is the third time UMC has donated robots to local hospitals, the latest being Taoyuan General Hospital.

UMC chairman Stan Hung said that the company has mulled how to use resources available in high-tech industries to support medical facilities to control the pandemic.

Using high-tech UV beam, the disinfection robot can undertake quick and large-scope disinfection in surgical operation rooms, intensive care units, isolation wards, emergence rooms, and coronavirus screening stations, said UMC. 

The disinfection takes 5-15 minutes, much shorter than 2-8 hours for conventional UV disinfection devices.

UMC is engaged in the business of manufacturing or fabrication of ICs for applications in major sectors of semiconductor industry. 

UMC employs approximately 12,000 people worldwide including operation sites in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and the United States.



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