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TSMC had record profits thanks to the iPhone 6
The world’s largest contract manufacturer of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) registered a record profit for the last quarter. Financial indicators also for the entire 2014 were the best in the history of the Taiwanese company.
TSMC’s net profit in October-December 2014 increased by 78.5% and amounted to 79.99 billion Taiwan dollars (about $ 2.51 billion) against 44.81 billion Taiwan dollars a year earlier. This was largely contributed to orders from Apple’s production A8 processor for iPhone and iPhone 6 6 Plus.
Revenue TSMC rose by 53%, reaching also incredibly high for the company level in NT $ 222.52 billion ($ 6.96 billion), said Vestifinance . The gross margin ratio, indicative of profitability, was 49.7%. A year earlier the index was at 44.5%.
Following the results of the past year’s net income TSMC reached 263.9 billion Taiwan dollars (about $ 8.32 billion), more than 40% higher than in 2013. 188 150 000 000 Taiwan dollars.
“The high demand for modern production technology TSMC saved. In the final quarter production volumes of products manufactured using the advanced 20-nanometer process technology increased and provided 21% of quarterly revenues, “- said vice-president and chief financial officer Lora Ho TSMC.
Chapter TSMC Morris Chang in the middle of last year, said that in the past few years, 40-50% of the total revenue the company receives orders from performing its five largest customers. And three customer recently changed the structure of their orders.
Well, the beginning of the supply of chips based on 20-nm process technology, brings Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC record profits.
In 2014, TSMC has started deliveries of such chips. These chips contain more transistors compared with a 28-nm-solution as well as 30% of their productive and consume 25% less energy.
It should be noted that the mass production of 20-nm SoC Apple A8 TSMC company started in late January or early February 2014. Never before had the company not to bring TSMC level of revenue in such a short time prior to such values. Last 28-nm process technology, the end of the first year of operation the company has brought the share of income of 2%.
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