Tech Biz Rewind: Taiwan Semiconductor Awash With Supplier Orders

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Because of demand that is stronger than was anticipated, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) is receiving follow-up orders from iPhone 5 (NASDAQ:AAPL) suppliers, according to a Digitimes report. Several of the suppliers, which include Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), and Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS), depend on TSM, especially with expectations for iPhone 5 sales reaching at least 50 million units by the end of 2012; monthly chip shipments are currently expected to amount to between 10 and 15 million from September through November.

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