LONDON – 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.
I think juicy titles are given without real meaning. There is no relevance in marginal differences of revenue from December to January.
Frustration derives from that most articles on EE times do this. Perhaps deliberate to entice opinion and reaction?
"2 articles on TSMC that imply or suggest problems or booms in trade based on very short term / macro revenue figures."
Maybe this was not implied. For eg, in the last article Peter says annual sales were good. A
@supersonic I don't understand your complaint. December sales were lower than November and January sales went back up. TSMC predicted a decrease in their Q4 sales months earlier, hence the bit about the prediction.
1 month ago, EE-Times publishes a contrasting report:
" TSMC sales fall steeply, as predicted "
Almost every article and opinion is nonsense. Are there any good alternatives too EE Times?
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