Peter Clarke, Electronics360
10 September 2014
Leading foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) reported record sales in August 2014 of NT$69.28 billion (about $2.31 billion), a increase of 6.7 percent from July 2014 and an increase of 25.8 percent over August 2013.
This followed a similar 24.6 percent year-on-year increase in TSMC's July sales of NT$ 64.92 billion (about $2.16 billion). These figures show a marked jump from the previous two months were annual sales increases were 11.7 and 17.4 percent and apparently reflect the "Apple effect" as TSMC has been manufacturing millions of 64-bit A8 microprocessors for use by Apple in its iPhone 6.
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