SAN FRANCISCO—Foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said Tuesday (May 10) that its sales in April slipped 0.4 percent from March. April sales of NT$36.23 billion ($1.27 billion) were up 10.9 percent compared to April 2010, TSMC said.
TSMC's revenues for January through April totaled NT$138.78 billion ($4.86 billion), up 13.0 percent compared to the same period of 2010, TSMC said.
On a consolidated basis, including sales from U.S. subsidiary WaferTech LLC, TSMC reported April sales of NT$ 37.13 billion ($1.3 billion), down 0.5 percent from March and up 9.8 percent from April 2010, TSMC said. Consolidated tevenues for January through April totaled NT$142.5 billion, an increase of 13.1 percent compared to the same period in 2010, TSMC said.
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