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TSMC posts increased October revenues
Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$106.04 billion (US$3.49 billion) for October 2019, with the revenues trailing only behind the record high of NT$106.12 billion set in August this year.

TSMC's October revenues represented increases of 3.8% sequentially and 4.4% compared to the same period in 2018. The pure-play foundry saw its cumulative 2019 revenues through October increase 1.8% from a year earlier to NT$858.79 billion.

Fellow companies United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) posted sequential increases in October consolidated revenues of 34.7% and nearly 5%, respectively.

UMC announced consolidated revenues of NT$14.59 billion for October 2019, up nearly 16% from a year ago. The company's revenues for the first 10 months of 2019 totaled NT$120.94 billion, down 5.75% on year.

Specialty IC foundry VIS generated consolidated revenues of NT$2.46 billion in October 2019, down 2.7% from a year earlier. VIS' cumulative 2019 revenues through October amounted to NT$23.41 billion, slipping 1.4% on year.

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