Mark LaPedus, EETimes
8/10/2010 3:13 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - There is good news and bad news in the IC industry.
Good news: Taiwan's leading foundries posted strong monthly sales. Bad news: There are weak sales and inventory concerns among Taiwan ODMs, which provide a pulse regarding the overall IC market.
Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) announced its net sales for July of 2010. Net sales were approximately NT$36.16 billion $1.138 billion), an increase of 3.0 percent over June 2010 and an increase of 19.4 percent over July 2009. Revenues for January through July 2010 totaled NT$226.97 billion ($7.147 billion), an increase of 62.3 percent compared to the same period in 2009.
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