Taiwan semiconductor company sales in May increased last month including TSMC, etc.
Three foundries(semiconductor foundry)in Taiwan has been confirmed that the sales in May exceeded last year’s total sales.
21st century economic reports, Taiwan central News agency reported that the sales of TSMC, the largest foundry that manufactures AP for Apple iPhone is 73.5 billion TWM, increased by 10.1% and 4.9% compared to last month and May last year. It hits the highest since November last year.
At the same period, UMC(United Micro Electronics), the second largest foundry is 12.705 billion TWM, decreased by 1.8% from May last year but increased by 18% from last month. It is the second highest level of the year.
3rd VIS(Vanguard International Semiconductor) is 2.2 billion TWM in sales, increased by 2.9% from last month.
Morris chang, TSMC chairman said “china’s semiconductor market is growing very fast,” he said, “why TSMC will open a 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing is to get distance closed with clients to capture greaterbusiness opportunities.”
Meanwhile, TSMC has occupied more than 50% of market share in the semiconductor foundry and more than 450 IT companies including Apple, Qualcomm use TSMC product. The sales of TSMC ii 7,600 billion TWM, 5times more than UMC, the second largest foundry.