3. TSMC reported a loss in its main business in the second quarter, with revenue down 3.85% According to Taiwan, China Industrial and Commercial Times, wafer foundry SMC announced the second quarter financial results on 19, consolidated revenue of 11.08 billion NT dollars, down 49.57% year on year, down 3.85% from the previous month; the main business operating loss of 66 million NT dollars, gross margin continued to fall to 16.81%, a record low.
But with external revenue, LSMC posted a net profit of NT $617 million in the quarter, up from the bottom in the first quarter, but still down 94.11% from the same period last year.
Xie Zaiju, general manager of LSMC, said, after the inventory adjustment since the second half of last year, there have been received a few urgent orders, but are replenishment of the nature of the short orders, but still lack of some long-term demand back temperature signal.
The 8-inch and 12-inch capacity utilization rates were around 60% -62% in the single quarter, so the company remains conservative in the second half of the year.