May. 10, 2012 (China Knowledge) - United Microelectronics Corp, the world's second-largest contract chipmaker after Taiwan
Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, announced today that it has issued NT$10 billion of bonds.
The company said that it floated NT$7.5 billion in five-year bonds with a coupon rate of 1.43% and NT$2.5 billion in seven-year bonds with a coupon rate of 1.63%.
The company said earlier that its net profit plunged 70% year on year to NT$1.34 billion in the first three months of this year, due to weak demand for electronics products amid slowing global economy.
The company's revenue was NT$23.77 billion in the first quarter, down 15% from NT$23.77 billion in the same period of 2011. UMC expected its wafer shipments to grow 15% in the second quarter.