TSMC, the world’s largest chip foundry, which manufactures chips for Apple, Qualcomm, AMD, and other manufacturers, has released its first-quarter financial report, with revenue of 12.92 billion U.S. dollars this quarter. Set a new high, net profit was close to 5 billion U.S. dollars, a year-on-year increase of 19.4%.

Moreover, in TSMC’s financial report, their revenue in the first quarter was mainly from 16nm and above advanced process technology. 16nm, 7nm, and 5nm together contributed 63% of the revenue in the first quarter, slightly higher than the 62% in the previous quarter.

However, in terms of the source of TSMC’s revenue, another process accounted for 0%. The new drop to zero in the first quarter was TSMC’s 20nm process. In the last quarter, the 20nm process still accounted for 1% of TSMC’s revenue.

From the previous financial report of TSMC, the 20nm process has not accounted for a high proportion of their revenue in the past two years. In the eight quarters of 2019 and 2020, it was only 1%.

Before 20nm, the more advanced 10nm process, the proportion of TSMC’s revenue has also dropped to 0%. The revenue of TSMC’s 10nm process fell to 0% in the second quarter of last year, and 0.5% in the first quarter.



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