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TSMC Registers Record High Revenues for 2016 with Slight Decline Expected for Q1 2017

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Leading wafer foundry TSMC held its investor conference on January 12, 2017. At the conference, Chairman Morris Chang unveiled TSMC’s revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 and net profits for the whole year. (more…)

TSMC Expects Revenue to Grow 5-10% This Year

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TSMC expects its revenue to grow 5-10% percent this year, ahead of the global semiconductor industry’s projected growth of 4 percent, company chairman Morris Chang said. The increasing use of ICs in smartphones and virtual reality devices will drive this growth, he explained. (more…)

TSMC 2016 Revenue Hits New High

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s major contract chip maker, announced its December revenue on Jan. 10, which pushed its 2016 revenue to a new high of NT$947.94 billion (US$29.71 billion). (more…)

TSMC Dismisses Corrupt Employee

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Following the outbreak of an unprecedented corruption at TSMC, the world’s largest contract IC maker, the company has dismissed the culprit of the scandal and demanded huge compensation from him via legal means, in line with the instruction of Morris Chang, chairman, for a thorough probe of the scandal, according to print media. (more…)

One More Captain To Jump The Ship; Shang-Yi Chiang, Former TSMC COO, To Join SMIC As Independent Director

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It was rumored on the 20th of December that Rick Tsai, the former CEO of TSMC and Chairman of Chunghwa Telecom, would join China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, which caused a sensation, yet later got denied by Tsai himself. Just a day after that, SMIC, one of China’s leading wafer OEMs, announced that it had recruited Shang-yi Chiang, the former COO of TSMC, to serve as Independent Non-executive Director. This is the second bombshell that has hit the industry this month.

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Production Capacity Plays Key Role in TSMC’s Ramp-up of A11 Chip for Apple in April 2017

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According to foreign media reports, analysts with BlueFin Research Partners say Apple’s chip supplier TSMC will start producing the A11 processor in April 2017 using its advanced 10nm process. (more…)

Expectations are High for TSMC’s Advanced 10nm Process Development for 2017

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TSMC, the leading semiconductor manufacturing company from Taiwan, will officially start its advanced 10nm process development in 2017 to increase its revenues. According a Japanese brokerage firm’s latest report, TSMC’s target price for next year will jump from US$ 204 to US$ 215. The company is expected to also receive a potential “buy” rating during this period.   (more…)

Huawei Adopts First 10nm Processor, New Kirin 970 to be Supplied by TSMC

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According to internal sources, Huawei started to develop next gen Kirin 970 mobile processor on the heels of Kirin 960’s release, reported Chinese media. (more…)

TSMC to Reach Full Capacity in 8” Fab in 2017 with Orders from FPC Fingerprint Sensor

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Leading Taiwanese semiconductor foundry TSMC recently received huge orders from Swedish company Fingerprint Cards (FPC), a major client of SMIC. TSMC is currently at the stage of capacity verification and is projected to mass produce in the first quarter of 2017 once verified. Meanwhile, the company’s 8-inch fab will reach full capacity in 2017, reported Economic Daily News. (more…)

TSMC Bullish in Latest Forecast

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With strong sales of Apple’s iPhone 7 and high demand for handsets in China and other emerging markets, TSMC has revised up its forecast for full-year revenue growth.  For 2016, TSMC said its revenue would grow 11% to 12% in New Taiwan dollar terms from a year ago, up from the previous estimate of 5% to 10%. (more…)