TSMC February sales decline 22% month-on-month

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/08
By: Chang Chien-chung and Ko Lin 

Taipei, March 8 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, has reported a 22 percent month-on-month decline in sales in February.

TSMC said in a statement Friday that it posted consolidated sales of NT$60.89 billion (US$1.96 billion) in February, down 22 percent from a month earlier and down 5.8 percent from the same period in 2018.

The decline in the monthly revenue was mainly due to a production disruption at TSMC’s Fab 14B, a 12-inch wafer foundry in Tainan, the company said.

The production problem, which was identified on Jan. 19 and was later found to be caused by problems with chemicals used to treat TSMC’s wafers produced with the 12 nanometer and 16nm processes at the Tainan facility.    [FULL  STORY]

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