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Taiwan fabs deliver strong Q4 performance

Posted: 19 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semicon fab? semicon? semicon foundry? TSMC? UMC?

Top semiconductor fab foundries in Taiwan posted strong profits for Q4 and projected overall profits for 2006 to hit $4.88 billion.

According to industry sources, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) is expected to top in profits for last year with $3.81 billion, up 33 percent from 2005. United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) expects over 300 percent jump in 2006 profits to about $1 billion, with Q4 profits pegged at $152 million. Episil Technologies Inc. likewise made profits last year.

Industry sources projected that TSMC, UMC, Episil, along with Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. will have total Q4 profits of about $10.7 billion.

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