TSMC Is Not Raising Prices Despite Chip Shortage
In fact, chips average selling price for the first quarter only increased by a single digit percentage compared to the fourth quarter last year, disapproving a general price hike, and certain increases were settled before signing off the deals earlier this year.
But production capacity is asked to increase, how does TSMC deal with it?
Given the current chip shortage, especially for automotive chips, TSMC is increasing production capacity to over 100 percentage by enhancing efficiency, using specific production processes to shorten time to market. Based on EUV mask layers, a fully loaded production capacity per month accrues to 30 thousand chips.
Clients can set urgent orders or new orders to gain these additional production rates, so prices will naturally be higher than typical processes.
Source: Commercial Times (in Mandarin)
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