TAIPEI Jan 16 Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Co Ltd said it expects
first-quarter revenue to fall as much as 6.7 percent from the
previous quarter as demand for electronics drops following the
TSMC, the world's top contract chipmaker, said revenue for
the first quarter will be between T$136 billion and T$138
billion ($4.52 billion to $4.59 billion), down from T$145.81
billion in the fourth quarter.
Earlier on Thursday TSMC reported a net profit of T$44.81
billion for the fourth quarter, beating analysts' estimates.
($1 = 30.0765 Taiwan dollars)
(Reporting by Clare Jim; Editing by Matt Driskill)