Peter Clarke, EETimes
5/23/2016 09:33 PM EDT
LONDON--Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC, two partial bellwethers of the semiconductor sector, have both indicate with recent sales figures that a chip market slow down that lasted through the winter is not yet over.
Both companies announced April 2016 sales that were significantly smaller than those they achieved in April 2015. This was after both were able to grow sales on an annual basis in March (see Corporate revenue indicators rise in March ) TSMC and UMC are bellwethers partly because they are of significant size and publish sales results on a monthly basis.
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