Taiwan foundries to take Q1 revenue hit

Q1 revenue declines are expected at Taiwan’s three top foundries, TSMC, UMC and Vanguard, reports Digitimes Research.


The three foundries are forecast to have collective Q1 revenues of $7.24 billion a drop of 2.7% q-o-q and 14.3% y-o-y.

It would be the fifth sequential quarter of declines.

Utilisation rates at TSMC, UMC and VIS will fall to 80.3% in Q1 from 83.5% in Q4.

Combined capacity at the foundries will expand to 7.715 million 8-inch equivalent wafers in the first quarter.

Combined revenues of TSMC, UMC and VIS will come to $32.91 billion in 2016, up 3.2% from $31.88 billion in 2015

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