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Taiwan memory chip firms post slight growth in May revenues

Posted: 20 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Memory chipmakers based in Taiwan registered an average growth of 3 to 4 percent in their revenues in May as shipment of DRAM chips surged.

Winbond Electronics registered 19.4 percent in its sales to NT$2.29 billion ($72.8 million at NT$31.43:$1) as demand from mobile handset makers increased. The company said that its acquisition of intellectual property and assets of National Semiconductor's Advanced PC Division upped revenues. Further, Winbond produced more pseudo SRAM (PSRAM) and specialty DRAM that yielded higher margins, and shipment of TFT LCD driver ICs also rose.

Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. (PSC) posted 3.3 percent sequential rise in sales to NT$3.6 billion ($114 million). According to Eric Tang, PSC spokesperson and vice president, this is due to increases in price of DRAM, the company's production shift to 0.115m process technology and a rise in foundry shipment. Currently, the company has a monthly capacity of 45,000 wafers.

ProMOS Technologies Inc. registered 3 percent increase in sales to NT$2.1 billion ($66 million) last month. According to Albert Lin, ProMOS' vice president and spokesperson, the company's DRAM shipment reached 30 million chips. ProMOS also benefited from increasing prices of DRAM and strong foundry sales.

Nanya Technology Corp. also registered 4 percent growth in revenues to NT$3.3 billion ($104 million) and its shipment surged 12 percent.

Meanwhile, Macronix Int. Co. Ltd had 2.2 percent decline in sales to NT$1.29 billion ($41 million) last month.

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