LONDON – Foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corp. have both reported sequential declines in November sales that are broadly in line with average seasonal patterns for the companies.
On a consolidated basis, net sales for November 2011 at TSMC (Hsinchu, Taiwan) were approximately NT$35.86 billion (about $1.19 billion), a decrease of 4.7 percent over October 2011 and a decrease of 2.7 percent over November 2010.
Consolidated revenues for January through November 2011 totaled NT$395.84 billion (about $13.11 billion), an increase of 2.9 percent compared to the same period in 2010.
The 4.7 percent sequential decrease was slightly less than the 5.5 percent decrease that has been the average over the last decade.
On an unconsolidated basis, net sales were approximately NT$35.22 billion (about $1.17 billion), a decrease of 5.4 percent over October 2011 and a decrease of 1.4 percent over November 2010. Revenues for January through November 2011 totaled NT$387.68 billion (about $12.84 billion), an increase of 3.9 percent compared to the same period in 2010.
UMC (Hsinchu, Taiwan) also announced a sequential dip in sales revenue in November.
UMC's November sales were NT$8.065 billion (about $267 million) down 2.3 percent from October 2011 and down 22.7 percent from November 2010. UMC's sales for the year through to November are NT$97,77 billion (about $3.24 billion), down 11.3 percent on the equivalent figure for 2010.