LONDON – Sales in March by leading foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. on a consolidated basis took the company's first quarter sales above the equivalent figures in 2011.
The consolidated sales were NT$37.083 billion (about $1.26 billion) an increase of 9.5 percent over February 2012 and a decrease of 0.6 percent over March 2011. Consolidated revenues for January through March 2012 totaled NT$105.51 billion (about $3.58 billion), an increase of 0.1 percent compared to the same period in 2011.
TSMC (Hsinchu, Taiwan) had said it expected its first quarter sales to come in at between NT$103 billion and NT$105 billion.
On an unconsolidated basis, net sales were approximately NT$36.61 billion (about $1.24 billion), an increase of 9.0 percent over February 2012 and an increase of 0.7 percent over March 2011. Revenues for January through March 2012 totaled NT$104.25 billion (about $3.53 billion), an increase of 1.7 percent compared to the same period in 2011.
The monthly sequential percentage growth was similar to that achieved by rival foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan).
Pretty impressive numbers.
That's roughly $15 billion in yearly revenues which means that only Samsung and Intel is larger (if the comparison make sense, somewhat different businesses).
Does anyone know the percentage of world production i terms of processed wafers that TSMC has? Would be interesting to know.
15 billion is roughly 5% of the total semiconductor revenues. If TSMC production cost is 50% of the end user price then TSMC would have to produce 10% of all wafers in the world to achieve that kind of revenues.