Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company isn't likely to go bankrupt any time soon, but it can't exactly say it is doing splendidly either.In fact, during December, the manufacturing giant sold 16% fewer chips than in the previous quarter.
The drop puts the sales at the lowest level in the past three quarters.
Consolidated revenues were of NT$37.11 billion (US$1.28 billion / 976 million Euro), 16.1% lower on month and 18.8% down on year.
Nevertheless, the full year returned consolidated revenues of NT$506.25 billion, or 17.48 billion US dollars / 13.34 billion Euro.
The sum is 18.5% higher on year. It is actually an all-time high for TSMC.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company hopes to increase its moneybags by a further 15-20% this year (2013).
All the gritty details can be found neatly arranged in tables here.