Taiwan chipmaker UMC says Dec sales fall 3.8 percent on year

TAIPEI Tue Jan 8, 2013 6:38am GMT

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - UMC, the world's No.2 contract chipmaker, said on Tuesday that its December sales fell 3.8 percent from a year earlier.

United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) had sales of T$7.8 billion ($269 million) last month, compared with T$8.1 billion in December last year and T$9 billion in the previous month, the company said in a statement to the Taiwan stock exchange.

UMC did not give further details.

For a table on the company's website, see here

(Reporting by Roger Tung and Clare Jim; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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