The world’s biggest contract chip maker said that its net profit totaled US$8.32 billion for 2014, which was up 40.3% from a year earlier. Its earnings per share stood at US$0.31, compared with US$0.22 recorded a year ago.VR World also reports that UMC, the second-biggest chip foundry in Taiwan, is planning to roll out trial production of its 14nm FinFET process. The company has built a production line with a monthly capacity of about 3,000 wafer units in preparation for the trial production.
For 2014, TSMC’s gross margin rose 2.4 percentage points from a year earlier to 49.5%. During the fourth quarter, the company posted US$2.49 billion in net profits, up 4.8% from the third quarter. The fourth quarter’s earnings per share rose to US$0.1 from the third quarter’s US$0.09. Between last October and last December, TSMC’s gross margin was 49.7%, within the company’s previous estimate of between 48% and 50%, but down from the third quarter’s 50.5%.
TSMC 2014 net profit soared 40 percent on strong demand
Posted on Thursday, Jan 15 2015 @ 15:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck