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Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Wednesday 17 July 2013]
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
  • TSMC chairman Morris Chang shows 300mm wafer technology at SemiTech Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), established in 1987 with its headquarters and main operations located in the Hsinchu Science Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is best known for dedicated semiconductor foundry business, which is the manufacturer of integrated circuits (ICs) for customers based on their own or third parties' IC designs. 

    The company offers a range of wafer fabrication processes, including embedded non-volatile memory process, embedded dynamic random access memory (DRAM) process, mixed signal/ radio frequency (RF) process, high voltage process, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor process, color filter process, micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) process and silicon germanium process, among others.

    The Company's chips are used in computer products, communications products and consumer electronic products. Various fabless high-tech companies such as Qualcomm, Altera, Broadcom, Conexant, Marvell, NVIDIA, and VIA are customers of TSMC.

  • Performance
    The company's stock price closed at NT$147 on the TSE on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72,269 million for March 2015, representing a 15.4% increase on month and 44.7% increase on year.
    For the fourth quarter of 2014, the company totaled NT$222,521 million in consolidated revenues, up 6.4% sequentially and up 52.6% on year.
    Brief

    Full name: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

    Chinese name: 台灣積體電路製造股份有限公司

    Short name: TSMC

    Arconym: TSMC

    Stock code: 2330

    Country: Taiwan

    Tax ID: 22099131

    Market: TSE

    Established: 21 Feb 1987

    Paid in capital: NT$259.29 billion

    Listed on TSE: 5 Sep 1994

    Website: www.tsmc.com

  • On display
  • Latest stock
    TSMC [2330] historical stock price (NT$)
    DateVolume (k)TransactionsValueOpenHighLowCloseChangeAskBid
    24-Apr 122,815 35,049 18,554,170,353 149.00 152.50 148.50 152.50+5.50+3.74% 152.50 152.00
    23-Apr 47,012 18,424 6,887,579,163 145.50 147.00 145.00 147.00+3.50+2.44% 147.00 146.50
    22-Apr 40,632 12,231 5,844,788,500 143.50 145.00 143.00 143.50+1.00+0.70% 144.00 143.50
    21-Apr 36,297 10,234 5,169,501,515 142.00 143.50 141.50 142.50-0.50-0.35% 143.00 142.50
    20-Apr 43,594 9,856 6,220,438,078 142.00 144.00 141.50 143.00+0.50+0.35% 143.50 143.00
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

    TSMC: Consolidated revenues, Mar 2014 - Mar 2015 (NT$m)

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    Mar-15

    72,269

    15.4%

    44.7%

    222,034

    49.8%

    Feb-15

    62,645

    (28.1%)

    33.8%

    149,765

    52.4%

    Jan-15

    87,120

    25.3%

    69.4%

    87,120

    69.4%

    Dec-14

    69,510

    (3.8%)

    39.9%

    762,806

    27.8%

    Nov-14

    72,275

    (10.5%)

    63%

    693,296

    26.7%

    Oct-14

    80,736

    7.9%

    55.9%

    621,022

    23.5%

    Sep-14

    74,846

    8%

    35.1%

    540,285

    19.7%

    Aug-14

    69,279

    6.7%

    25.8%

    465,439

    17.6%

    Jul-14

    64,925

    7.6%

    24.6%

    396,161

    16.3%

    Jun-14

    60,344

    (0.7%)

    11.7%

    331,236

    14.8%

    May-14

    60,789

    (1.8%)

    17.4%

    270,892

    15.5%

    Apr-14

    61,887

    23.9%

    23.6%

    210,103

    14.9%

    Mar-14

    49,956

    6.7%

    13.2%

    148,215

    11.7%

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, April 2015

    TSMC: Consolidated revenues, 4Q13 - 4Q14 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    4Q-14

    222,521

    6.4%

    52.6%

    762,806

    27.8%

    3Q-14

    209,050

    14.2%

    28.6%

    540,285

    19.7%

    2Q-14

    183,020

    23.5%

    17.4%

    331,236

    14.8%

    1Q-14

    148,215

    1.7%

    11.7%

    148,215

    11.7%

    4Q-13

    145,806

    (10.3%)

    10.9%

    597,024

    17.8%

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, April 2015

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    TSMC: Consolidated balance sheet, 4Q13 - 4Q14 (NT$k)

    Item

    4Q-2014

    3Q-2014

    2Q-2014

    1Q-2014

    4Q-2013

    Current assets

    626,566,787

    476,230,199

    459,199,555

    355,890,417

    358,486,654

    Intangible assets

    13,531,510

    11,942,249

    11,433,307

    12,113,629

    11,490,383

    Non-current assets

    868,567,058

    873,764,641

    885,845,212

    942,848,864

    904,568,323

    Assets

    1,495,133,845

    1,349,994,840

    1,345,044,767

    1,298,739,281

    1,263,054,977

    Current liabilities

    201,014,777

    172,248,167

    246,635,077

    174,397,164

    189,777,934

    Non-current liabilities

    248,443,321

    221,188,422

    221,449,396

    226,344,016

    225,501,958

    Liabilities

    449,458,098

    393,436,589

    468,084,473

    400,741,180

    415,279,892

    Stockholders' equity

    1,045,675,747

    956,558,251

    876,960,294

    897,998,101

    847,775,085

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, April 2015

    TSMC: Consolidated income statement, 4Q13 - 4Q14 (NT$k)

    Item

    4Q-2014

    3Q-2014

    2Q-2014

    1Q-2014

    4Q-2013

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Operating revenue

    222,521,075

     

    209,049,734

     

    183,020,484

     

    148,215,172

     

    145,805,847

     

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    110,547,876

    49.7%

    105,581,570

    50.5%

    91,197,294

    49.8%

    70,379,079

    47.5%

    64,840,737

    44.5%

    Operating expenses

    21,575,114

    9.7%

    21,141,080

    10.1%

    20,251,755

    11.1%

    17,874,995

    12.1%

    17,134,564

    11.8%

    Operating income (loss)

    88,222,030

    39.6%

    84,431,984

    40.4%

    70,713,919

    38.6%

    52,522,360

    35.4%

    47,754,218

    32.8%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    1,094,362

    0.5%

    949,208

    0.5%

    3,384,201

    1.8%

    779,482

    0.5%

    2,618,427

    1.8%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    89,316,392

    40.1%

    85,381,192

    40.8%

    74,098,120

    40.5%

    53,301,842

    36%

    50,372,645

    34.5%

    Net income (loss)

    79,970,628

    35.9%

    76,304,606

    36.5%

    59,659,857

    32.6%

    47,845,778

    32.3%

    44,787,139

    30.7%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

    3.1

     

    2.9

     

    2.3

     

    1.9

     

    1.7

     

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, April 2015

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