TSMC has November sales dip
TSMC had November sales of $1.5bn up 24% on November 2011 but down 11.5% on October’s $1.7bn. YTD revenues were 19.5% up on the same period last year at $15.9bn.
TSMC’s record October sales of $1.7bn, were up 15% from September’s $1.5bn and up 32% from the $1.3bn of October 2011.
At the Q3 results meeting, after recording quarterly revenues of $4.8bn, TSMC said it expected a weaker Q4 and Q1 2013 with a rebound in Q2 2013.
It looks likely that TSMC will enjoy a 2012 which is 20% up on 2011.
According to IC Insights, TSMC will be the world’s third largest semiconductor company this year measured by revenues, after Intel and Samsung, with full 2012 year sales estimated at $17bn.