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.