LONDON Ė Sales jumped 37 percent year-on-year at leading foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in January.
TSMC (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported sales of NT$47.44 billion (about $1.60 billion), an increase of 27.7 percent from December 2012 and an increase of 37.1 percent over January 2012.
Although January sales at TSMC normally exceed the previous month's sales the 27.7 percent sequential rise is above average. TSMC did not give any reason for the sales jump.
Fellow Taiwanese foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) reported January sales of NT$9.45 billion (about $320 million) up 21.2 percent sequentially and up 6.9 percent on the sales the same month a year before.
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