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TSMC Revenues Up on Smartphone Chip Sales

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the largest contract chip manufacturer in the world, announced its revenues – which have increased for eight consecutive quarters -- should reach record levels as its chips are used in more high-end smartphones. The company bases this on greater than anticipated sales and expects double-digit growth as more 20-nanometer chips enter the market. It did not state what its current or targeted market share for high-end smartphone chips might be. It estimates its second-quarter revenue will grow NT$180 billion ($6 billion) to NT$183 billion. Increased adoption of Long-Term Evolution technology is also driving chip sales, company executives report. (Reuters)(Bloomberg)

Leading Supplier Can’t Keep Pace with Chip Demand

Mobile-device demand is so high that component suppliers cannot keep pace. For example, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the leading chip foundry for major mobile-chip manufacturers, reports that it won’t be able to meet the demand for advanced 28-nanometer process chips until perhaps 2013. The company blames the shortage on underestimates of demand. The company’s customers, including Qualcomm and Nvdia, are reportedly seeking other manufacturing options to be able to meet its needs for the 28-nm chips. (PhysOrg)(ExtremeTech)(The Motley Fool @ Daily Finance)(The Inquirer)

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