TAIPEI, July 30 Taiwan's United Microelectronics
Corp, the world's No.3 contract chip maker, said on
Wednesday its third-quarter wafer shipments will increase by a
low single-digit percentage over the second quarter.
It also said average selling prices will remain flat in U.S.
dollar terms, while gross profit margin will be in the mid-20
The company had previously reported second-quarter net
profit of T$3.48 billion ($116.21 million) against expectations
of T$3.01 billion.
Shares of the company closed up 1.7 percent ahead of the
outlook statements, versus a 0.6 percent rise in the overall
($1 = 29.9450 Taiwan Dollars)
(Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Christopher Cushing)