TSMC sales leap 32%
TSMC had record October sales of $1.7bn, up 15% from September’s $1.5bn and up 32% from the $1.3bn of October 2011.
Year to date – January to October – sales were $14.5bn up 19% from the $12.2bn of Jan-Oct 2011.
After recording record Q3 revenues of $4.8bn, TSMC had said it expected a weaker Q4 and Q1 2013 with a rebound in Q2 2013.
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.
TSMC is also the world’s third most valuable semiconductor company, after Qualcomm and Intel, measured by market cap.