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Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

CHIPMAKERS

TSMC raises sales bar

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, yesterday reported consolidated sales of NT$80.74 billion (US$2.65 billion) for last month, its fourth consecutive month of record highs. The figure was 7.9 percent higher than in September and 55.9 percent higher than a year ago, the company said. For the first 10 months of the year, TSMC’s consolidated sales were NT$621.02 billion, up 23.5 percent from the same period last year.

MANUFACTURING

Hon Hai posts big growth

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密), which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc, yesterday reported 22.58 percent annual growth in revenue for last month, bringing the figure to NT$467 billion from NT$382.62 billion. That represents a 12.35 percent increase from September’s NT$415.41 billion. In the first 10 months, revenue climbed 5.82 percent to NT$3.18 trillion, compared with NT$3 trillion in the same period last year.

TECHNOLOGY

Simplo eyes record quarter

Simplo Technology Co Ltd (新普) yesterday said its net profit in the first three quarters of the year had inched up to NT$2.37 billion from NT$2.34 billion a year ago. That translated into earnings per share of NT$7.69 during the period, compared with NT$7.14 a year earlier.

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