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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company on Thursday beat revenue and profit expectations in the second quarter, as demand for advanced chips used in AI applications continue to surge. The firm guided second-quarter revenue to be between $19.6 billion and $20.4 billion. Today, the demand is so high I had to work very hard to meet customer demand," Wei told analysts. TSMC projects third-quarter revenue between $22.4 billion and $23.2 billion. This compares to $17.3 billion in revenue posted in the same period a year ago.
Persons: C.C, Wei Organizations: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Samsung, Intel, Apple, Nvidia, TSMC Locations: Taiwan, TSMC
"A solid iPhone replacement cycle and spec upgrade should help HH's better sales/earnings in 2025-26," the investment bank's analysts wrote. The bank expects the China-based design and manufacturing giant to see strong margins as demand for its casings increases in tandem with better iPhone shipment cycles between 2025 and 2026. "We lift Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII)'s 2024-26E earnings by 2-6% on potentially better iPhone casing sales and strong AI server contribution," the analysts wrote. "We expect BYDE's casing profitability to gradually improve on better operation efficiency (higher automation rate, improving yield)," the analysts wrote. They have lifted the company's 2025-2026 earnings expectations by 2% to "reflect potentially better iPhone volume, robust auto expansion as well as rising AI-related contribution (server, robot)."
Persons: Ming, Chi Kuo, Ross Young, Hai, BofA, Foxconn, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Tech, Apple, Bank of America, Hai Precision Industry, Taiwan Stock Exchange, American Depository, New, Industrial, Taiwan Stock Exchanges, U.S . Its, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China 5G, Semiconductor, Hong Kong Exchange, Hong Locations: U.S, New Taiwan, China, Shanghai, Taiwan, U.S . Its Shanghai, Hong Kong
Goldman Sachs refreshed its lists of top global stock picks for June by adding some and removing others. The stocks are captured in the investment bank's "Conviction List - Directors' Cut" and seeks to offer investors a "curated and active" list of 15 to 25 buy-rated stocks. The stocks are selected by a group designated by the bank's Investment Review Committee for each region. Here are three of the latest additions to Goldman's directors' cut lists — for Asia-Pacific and Europe — that were given more than 40% upside potential in the next 12 months. Goldman has a target price of 685 New Taiwan dollars ($21.16) on the stock, implying 54.1% potential upside.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Chao Wang, Oil Goldman, Nikhil Bhandari, Phillips, Daniela Costa, CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: bank's Investment, EMC, Taiwan Stock Exchange, SmartETFs Asia, New, Oil, Project, bbl, PTT Public Company, Stock Exchange of, Nasdaq, Philips, Euronext Locations: Asia, Pacific, Europe, New Taiwan, Thailand's, Stock Exchange of Thailand, Dutch, Euronext Amsterdam
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCisco to focus on security, AI projects in new Taiwan, Vietnam investmentsGuy Diedrich, Senior Vice President & Global Innovation Office of Cisco signaled that the company's "country digital acceleration" program is aimed at addressing skills gaps present within countries as they prepare for an AI-driven economy.
Persons: Guy Diedrich Organizations: Cisco, Global Innovation Locations: Taiwan, Vietnam
Now, key supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, appears to want in on the hype. "I did complain to Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang — the 'three trillion guy' — that his products are so expensive," CC Wei, TSMC's CEO, said last week, per Nikkei. TSMC has already indicated price hikes for production outside of TaiwanIt isn't the first time this year that TSMC has signaled a price hike. AdvertisementIn April, Wei said the company plans to charge customers more if they want their chips made outside Taiwan. "In today's fragmented globalization environment, costs will be higher for everyone, including TSMC, our customers, our competitors, and the entire semiconductor industry."
Persons: , Jensen Huang, Jensen Huang —, Wei, TSMC, Nvidia's Huang doesn't, Huang, Morgan Stanley Organizations: Service, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Wei, Business, Wall, NVIDIA, Nvidia, New Locations: TSMC, Taiwan, China, Beijing, Arizona, Japan, Germany, New Taiwan
As a bed and breakfast owner in Taiwan's Hualien County, Chen Rei-jia was used to the minor tremors that sometimes disturbed her work. Source: Jan Camenzind BroombyNow, survivors like Chen are facing a new challenge. "It might take five to 10 years for full recovery," Chang Chih-hsiang, director general of Hualien's tourism department, told CNBC Travel. Chang Chih-hsiang, head of Hualien's tourism office, estimates the area's tourism industry could take five to 10 years to fully recover. Source: Jan Camenzind Broomby
Persons: Chen Rei, jia, Chen, I've, Camenzind Broomby, Lai, Camenzind, Liang, Howard Yeh, Chang Chih, Stephanie Zhang, Chang, Cheng Wen, zhong, Lin Ya Organizations: Tourists, Hualien Hotel Association, CNBC Locations: Hualien County, Taiwan, Hualien, Taroko, Taipei
Taiwan's new President Lai Ching-te speaks on stage during the inauguration ceremony outside the Presidential office building in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 20, 2024. China's military started two days of "punishment" drills around Taiwan on Thursday in what it said was a response to "separatist acts", just days after new Taiwan President Lai Ching-te took office and called on Beijing to cease its threats. China detests Lai, saying he is a "separatist", and it has denounced his inauguration speech on Monday. The Eastern Theatre Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) said it had started joint military drills, involving the army, navy, air force and rocket force, in areas around Taiwan at 7:45 a.m. (2345 GMT). The drills are being conducted in the Taiwan Strait, the north, south and east of Taiwan, as well as areas around the Taiwan-controlled islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Wuqiu and Dongyin, the command said in a statement.
Persons: Lai Ching, China detests Lai, Wang Yi, Lai Organizations: Eastern Theatre Command, People's Liberation Army, PLA Locations: Taipei, Taiwan, Beijing, China, Taiwan Strait, Kinmen
HSBC discusses new Taiwan president's inaugural address
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTaiwan's new president delivers his inaugural address, HSBC discusses potential market impactTaiwan's new president Lai Ching-te discusses Taiwan-China relations during his inaugural speech. James Cheo, HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth, CIO, Southeast Asia, breaks down its impact on markets.
Persons: Lai Ching, James Cheo Organizations: HSBC, HSBC Global Private Banking, Wealth Locations: Taiwan, China, Southeast Asia
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNew Taiwanese president's 'main focus is domestic': Eurasia GroupRick Waters, managing director of China practice at Eurasia Group, discusses new Taiwanese president Lai Ching-te's inauguration and what it means for U.S.-China relations.
Persons: Rick Waters, Lai Ching Organizations: Eurasia, Eurasia Group, U.S Locations: China
There's been so much love for one global chip stock that as many as 14 analysts upgraded it in the past two weeks. Based on a CNBC Pro FactSet screen, 14 analysts upgraded the stock in the past two weeks, and none downgraded it. Those covering the stock say they are optimistic in light of AI demand, among other factors. This "inefficiency" has been estimated to likely create an additional ~10% in equipment demand over time," Kim added. When it comes to AI, Kim also said that each large language model upgrade cycle requires roughly 100 times more in compute capacity upgrades.
Persons: There's, That's Taiwan's, Phelix Lee, Lee, Dan Kim, Kim, FactSet, TSMC Organizations: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Nvidia, CNBC, Morningstar, Saturna Locations: U.S, China, Taiwan
The bank therefore expects Arm-based AI PCs to "start a transformation that will affect the global semis industry." Morgan Stanley added it believes that Apple may expand its Arm-based CPU to AI servers as well. The bank estimates that AI PCs will reach a penetration rate of 95% by 2027 — up from 8% in 2024. Stocks What stocks will benefit from Arm's foray into AI PCs? As for TSMC, Morgan Stanley says its foundry market share with the "x86" CPU market will grow.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, That's, TSMC, MediaTek, bode, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Microsoft, Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Apple, Nvidia Locations: British, Taiwan
A logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is seen during the TSMC global RnD Center opening ceremony in Hsinchu on July 28, 2023. (Photo by Amber Wang / AFP)Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company on Thursday beat revenue and profit expectations in the first quarter, thanks to continued strong demand for advanced chips, particularly those used in AI applications. The firm guided first-quarter revenue to be between $18 billion and $18.8 billion. The continued demand for advanced chips, particularly those used in AI applications, is a positive sign for both the short and long term. "TSMC's net profit margin continues to be one of the highest in the company's history at 40%, against an industry average of 14%, demonstrating TSMC's strong competitive position.
Persons: Amber Wang, Brady Wang, TSMC, Grzegorz Drozdz Organizations: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Center, Nvidia, Apple, Counterpoint Research, Research, Samsung Foundry Locations: Hsinchu, AFP, Taiwan, U.S, Arizona
In this articleTSMC displayed on a phone screen and microchip and are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on July 19, 2023Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TMSC) , posted a surge in monthly revenue in March, as it cashed in on a continuing artificial intelligence boom powered by high-end chips. TSMC said March revenue came in at 195.2 billion new Taiwan dollars ($6.1 billion), up 34.3% year-on-year — marking the fastest pace of growth since November 2022. The company's first-quarter revenue totaled 592.6 billon new Taiwan dollars, up 16.5% year-on-year. TSMC is the world's largest contract semiconductor manufacturer, which makes chips for companies from Apple to Nvidia .
Persons: TSMC Organizations: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Apple, Nvidia Locations: Krakow, Poland, Taiwan
Pictured here is a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou city on Sept. 4, 2021. Apple iPhone manufacturer Foxconn on Friday posted a dip of 9.6% in revenue for the first quarter of 2024, compared to the same period last year. The company, which trades as Hon Hai Precision Industry in Taiwan, recorded a first-quarter revenue of 1.32 trillion New Taiwan dollars ($41.2 billion), which was also 28.58% lower compared to the fourth quarter of last year. It was also below economists' expectations in an LSEG poll. However, the company expects revenue to grow in the second quarter, despite noting that it "remains a traditional off-peak season."
Organizations: Apple, Hai Precision Industry Locations: Zhengzhou, Taiwan
Bilt, the company that awards points when you pay rent, adds Alaska Airlines as a transfer partner. However, Bilt will lose American Airlines as a points transfer partner in June 2024. Noteworthy Alaska Airlines partners include oneworld alliance partners American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Qantas, and Qatar. In addition to Alaska Airlines, Bilt partners with American Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Avianca, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Air France-KLM, Hawaiian AIrlines, Iberia, IHG, Marriott, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines and Hyatt. Bilt and American Airlines will part ways in June, three years after their partnership initially began.
Persons: Bilt, Organizations: Alaska Airlines, Alaska Airlines cardholders, American Airlines, Service, oneworld, British Airways, Cathay, Japan Airlines, Qantas, luxe, Air, Singapore Airlines, Mastercard, Aer Lingus, Air France, KLM, Hawaiian AIrlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, Hyatt Locations: Alaska, Cathay Pacific, Qatar, Air Canada, Emirates, Air, Iberia, IHG, Marriott
TSMC, which is the world's largest producer of advanced processors, manufactures chips for companies such as Nvidia and Apple . Morgan Stanley increased the price target on the U.S. chip giant to $750 from $603 on Feb. 7 and said it continues "to see a very strong near term picture." TSMC shares opened at a high of 709 New Taiwan dollars on Thursday morning and closed at NT$697, nearly 8% higher from its last close on Feb. 5. The Taiwan Stock Exchange resumed trading on Feb. 15 after the Chinese New Year break. "B100 transition an important near term driver, impacting H100 lead times and competitive dynamics," wrote Morgan Stanley analysts in the Feb. 7 report to clients.
Persons: TSMC, Morgan Stanley, ChatGPT Organizations: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Nvidia, Apple, New, Taiwan Stock Exchange Locations: Krakow, Poland, U.S, New Taiwan
The world's largest contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company on Thursday posted better-than-expected profit and revenue on the back of weaker macroeconomic conditions. That compares with TSMC's guidance for fourth-quarter revenue between $18.8 billion and $19.6 billion. "In the fourth quarter, revenue increased 14.4% sequentially [from the third quarter], supported by the continued strong ramp of our industry-leading 3-nanometer technology," said TSMC in its fourth-quarter earnings report. But analysts say chip inventories at smartphone and PC makers are running down and expect restocking demand to pick up. In its third-quarter earnings report in October, TSMC said that its business was supported by the industry-leading 3-nanometer technology and higher demand for 5-nanometer technologies, partially offset by customers' ongoing inventory adjustment.
Persons: TSMC, Brady Wang Organizations: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Apple, Nvidia, Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, Counterpoint Research Locations: Taiwan
Taiwan's President-elect Lai Ching-te (left) gestures beside his running mate Hsiao Bi-khim during a rally outside the headquarters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Taipei on January 13, 2024, after winning the presidential election. The outcome of the presidential election on Saturday riled Beijing, which has repeatedly labeled Lai as a "stubborn worker for Taiwan independence" and a dangerous separatist. Annabelle Chih | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesDPP's Lai — Taiwan's current vice-president — won more than 40% of the popular vote in Taiwan's eighth presidential election. DPP is the first party to win the presidential office three times in row since direct presidential elections were introduced in 1996. This year, 71.9% of all eligible voters cast their ballots for the presidential election, according to preliminary data from Taiwan's Central Election Commission.
Persons: Lai Ching, Hsiao Bi, Yasuyoshi Chiba, Lai, Tsai Ing, Tsai, Annabelle Chih, DPP's Lai, Taiwan's, , Beijing's, Hou, Ko Wen, Chen Binhua, Chen, Xi Jinping, Antony Blinken, Ko, Wei, Ting Yen Organizations: Democratic Progressive Party, AFP, Getty, TAIPEI, Saturday, Beijing, Chinese Communist Party, DPP, KMT, Chinese Communist Party officials, Democratic Progressive, Kuomintang, Taiwan People's Party, Taiwan's, Taiwan Affairs Office, State Council, CNBC, Franklin, Marshall College, Taiwan's DPP Locations: Taipei, Taiwan, China, U.S, Taiwan Strait, Beijing, Taiwan —, Republic of China, Xinhua, United States
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailUS does not want a new Taiwan leader to 'rock the boat' and change the status quo: AnalystMichael Swaine of the Quincy Institute discusses the 2024 Taiwan elections, and the the importance of revitalizing the mutual understanding between China and the U.S. to ensure peace in the Taiwan strait.
Persons: Michael Swaine Organizations: Quincy Institute Locations: Taiwan, China, U.S
"While we expect a very modest cyclical recovery as a whole, we continue to look for opportunities among individual stocks," Goldman Sachs' analysts, led by Daiki Takayama, wrote in the note, naming buy-rated names — including four conviction list stocks — to play the theme. The bank's conviction list comprises its top buy-rated stock ideas that are expected to beat the market. SK Hynix South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix was among the stocks that made Goldman's list of buy-rated names that are also on its conviction list. Goldman gave the stock a price target of 3,300 Japanese Yen ($22.78) implying upside of around 37.7%. Meanwhile, the bank has a target price of 29 Chinese yuan ($4.07) on Foxconn, giving it around 124.6% potential upside.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Daiki Takayama, Hynix, Goldman, it's bullish, Hai, CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: SK Hynix South, SK Hynix South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix, Korean, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Electronics, Industrial, Renesas Electronics, Apple Locations: SK Hynix South Korean, Taiwan, Shanghai
Autonomous vehicles — or vehicles embedded with chips and sensors to enable self-driving — have been picking up steam, and several stocks make good plays on the theme, according to Fubon Research. Providers of sensors and cameras are among the autonomous vehicle related companies on Fubon Research's watch. 3008-TW YTD mountain Year-to-date share price of Largan Precision On Largan, Fubon Research's analysts pointed out that the company stands to gain from the addition of cameras in autonomous vehicles. "Cameras have become an important part of ADAS and autonomous driving. NVDA YTD mountain Year-to-date share price of Nvidia Meanwhile, Nvidia made Fubon Research's watch list thanks to its development of autonomous vehicle technologies under its NVIDIA DRIVE platform.
Persons: Fubon, Tong, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Research, Jefferies, Autonomous, Nvidia, NVIDIA, Primax Electronics, Qualcomm Inc Locations: Taiwan, ADAS
One part of artificial intelligence will have an increasing role to play, according to Morgan Stanley. The theme, which it called "Edge AI," involves running AI algorithms directly on a user's device, be it a smartphone, laptop or wearable, among other things. Edge AI can help save costs, reduce latency (or lag time), among other benefits, Morgan Stanley said. MediaTek Morgan Stanley said MediaTek , the largest chip design house in Asia, is gearing up for Edge AI. Xiaomi Morgan Stanley said Xiaomi is a key beneficiary, given its first-mover advantage in Edge AI.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Apple Morgan Stanley, Apple, DELL, Dell, MediaTek Morgan Stanley, MediaTek, Qualcomm Morgan Stanley, STMicroelectronics, Xiaomi Morgan Stanley, Xiaomi, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Edge, Apple, Dell, PCS, Qualcomm, Hong Locations: Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Ceng Shou Yi | Nurphoto | Getty ImagesApple iPhone supplier Foxconn, officially known as Hon Hai, on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit rose 11.27% from a year ago, beating analysts' expectations despite an ongoing consumer electronics slump. Foxconn reported a NT$38.75 billion net profit in the same period a year ago. watch now"Volumes declined year-on-year largely due to slower than expected recovery in consumer demand. Research firm Canalys said last week that the global smartphone market is seeing a slowdown in its decline. The ongoing electronics slump has badly impacted the global smartphone market.
Persons: Hai Group's, Ceng Shou Yi, Hai, Foxconn, Canalys, Amber Liu, Liu Organizations: Getty, Apple, Hai Technology Group, Counterpoint Research, Research, Huawei Locations: Taipei, Taiwan, Mainland China
The tech theme has been reigning supreme this year and one segment in particular stands out to Morgan Stanley: the memory sector. The Morgan Stanley analysts have penciled in a 14% price hike for NAND and 10% increase for DRAM this quarter. Even so, Morgan Stanley says that the recovery in the memory sector is just starting and is still "front-running a lot of good things that are supposed to happen much later." Top pick and buy-rated stocks The optimistic outlook for the memory sector spells good news for a raft of stocks in Asia. Morgan Stanley is overweight on the stock and gives it a price target of 500 New Taiwanese dollars ($15.52), or around 1% upside.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Morgan, Shawn Kim, Nvidia, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Korean chipmaker SK Hynix, Samsung Electronics, , SK Hynix, Korean, SK Hynix —, Samsung, Phison Electronics Locations: HBM, Asia
Here are some of the other stocks in Goldman's conviction list. Aside from TSMC, Goldman's conviction list stocks in this category include Chinese tech giant Hon Hai Precision Industry and Japanese electronics manufacturing company Ibiden . AI-empowered names The bank's conviction list stocks in this category include Chinese machine industry player Envicool , Japanese video game publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment and industrial equipment company Keyence . Goldman has an 83,000 yen price target on Keyence, giving it an upside of 56.7%. Stocks that are both Goldman named Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Baidu as its conviction list stocks that are both in the business of enabling and empowering AI.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Daiki Takayama, TSMC, Goldman, Hai —, Envicool, Alibaba, — CNBC's Michael Bloom, Sheila Chiang Organizations: Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, New, Companies, Precision Industry, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bandai Namco, Baidu, Alibaba Locations: Asia, New Taiwan
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