By year end, TSMC will receive up to 20% of the proceeds from the issue of 20-nm chips05.26.2019
AMD will delight us with its quarterly report until tomorrow, but for now the baton to financial analysts the company picks TSMC - the largest contract manufacturer of chips in the world. In the second quarter it managed to increase the dollar revenues by 24 % compared to the previous quarter and 16,3 % compared to the same quarter last year. The rate of return on the level of operations reached 38,6 %, the total value of the rate of profit reached 49,8 %.
In the past quarter, TSMC received from the sale of 28-nm products 37 % revenue. More 19 % revenue accounted for 40/45-nm products. The older 65-nanometer technology has provided a total of 15 % revenue. TSMC has already started to supply 20-nanometer chips to its customers by the end of the third quarter of the share of proceeds from the sale will reach 10 % the total volume, and by the end of the year will rise to 20 % revenue.
The next step will be the development of 16-nanometer process - it starts at the end of the third quarter of next year, but the serial production of the corresponding products will be mastered only by 2016. Production of 16-nm technology standards require the use of FinFET-structures. TSMC recognizes that one of the major competitors in the development of more advanced 14-nm process technology. By the way, this may be one of the reasons for switching to Qualcomm collaboration with Samsung.
Although the release of chips on 10-nm TSMC will master the technology not previously in 2017, the company has forecast that it will raise the speed of transistors 25 %, and reduce power consumption by 45 % compared to the 16-nm process technology. The news was received by the stock market positively, and TSMC's stock price rose by 6 %.