The bad times seen by Taiwanese chip foundries TSMC (TSM) and UMC (I, II) may extend into 2012:...

|About: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufa... (TSM)|By:, SA News Editor

The bad times seen by Taiwanese chip foundries TSMC (TSM) and UMC (I, II) may extend into 2012: DigiTimes' sources claim the companies could see double-digit Q/Q revenue drops in Q1, worse than typical seasonality. In-line with a Gartner forecast, the sources don't expect orders to pick up until Q2. Foundries TSEM and SMI, and chip packaging firms ASX, SPIL, and AMKR, could also be at risk.