30 Dec '13, 5am
TSMC seeing pull-in orders from PC and smartphone chip clients
TSMC seeing pull-in orders from PC and smartphone chip clients Cage Chao, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 30 December 2013] Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has landed a pull-in of orders from PC and smartphone chip clients for delivery in the second half of January 2014, according to industry sources. The short lead-time orders reflect a rebound of replenishment demand in the PC sector and an improvement in sales in the end market, stated the sources. Meanwhile, chipset vendors have renewed their solution orders for high-end smartphones as handset vendors are now ready to launch new models for the first half of 2014 as well as to unveil new models at the upcoming CES and MWC trade fairs, said the sources. Buoyed by new chip orders for PC, modem, wireless networking and finger encryption applications, TSMC is expected to see its capacity u...