CORRECTED-Taiwan's TSMC says January sales up 37 pct on year

Fri Feb 8, 2013 1:57am EST

(Corrects headline and first paragraph to fix percent change to 37 pct, not 39 pct, and changes 2nd paragraph to say consolidated sales, not unconsolidated)

TAIPEI Feb 8 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), the world's biggest contract chipmaker, said on Friday that sales in January rose 37 percent from a year earlier.

TSMC said consolidated sales totaled T$47.44 billion ($1.6 billion) last month. The company did not give further details.

The company reported unconsolidated sales of T$34.05 billion a year earlier and T$36.56 billion in the previous month.

For a table on TSMC's website, see here

($1 = 29.5395 Taiwan dollars) (Reporting by Clare Jim; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Matt Driskill)