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Chipmakers report sales growth on mobile uptake

FOLLOW THE LEADER:As consumers move to mobile devices, the nation’s chipmakers are now being defined by their ability to track, or stay ahead of, changes in technology

By Kevin Chen  /  Staff reporter

On an annual basis, that represented an expansion of about 56.9 percent from NT$1.06 billion in the same period the previous year.

Vanguard, in which TSMC owns a 39 percent stake, said on Monday it expected wafer shipments this quarter to be flat, or to fall slightly from last quarter’s 371 million units, with average selling prices down by 2 percent from last quarter.

Additional reporting by Lisa Wang and Helen Ku

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