September saw the launch some iPhones from Apple and October promises similar launches from Huawei and TSMC could be benefiting from making chips for multiple suppliers designed in with these firms.
Revenues for September 2018 were approximately NT$94.92 billion (about US$3.06 billion) up 4.2 percent from August sales. Revenues for the first nine months of the year totalled NT$741.74 billion (about US$23.93 billion), an increase of 6.0 percent compared to the same period in 2017.
Foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) did less well than TSMC with sales down sequentially and year-on-year. Sales were down year-on-year by 0.1 percent to NT$11.86 billion (about US$380 million). UMC's year-to-date sales stood at NT$115.74 billion (about US$3.73 billion), up 2.7 percent on the same period in 2017.
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