Soaring profits at TSMC
TSMC had its best quarter for a year and half with revenues up 15.9% at $4.3bn and profit up 24.9% at $1.4bn for a gross margin of 48.6%
28nm accounted for 7% of wafer revenues in Q2, and TSMC intends to double the 28nm wafer shipments in Q3 from Q2 levels.TSMC expects 28nm to account for more than 80% of Q3 revenue growth.
40nm represented 28% of revenues and 65nm accounted for 26% of revenues.
For Q3, TSMC expects revenues of $4.5bn – $4.6bn, and a gross margin of 46-48%.