According to reports citing sources in the semiconductor industry, TSMC plans to increase the price of 12-inch foundry services for LCD driver chip suppliers by 15-20% starting in August.

According to the industry source, a driver IC supplier recently stated that TSMC has informed that if it intends to add new orders, the quotation will rise by 15-20%. Taking the 80nm process as an example, the price will be between 1700-1900 US dollars, and it will be implemented immediately.

The report pointed out that TSMC’s price increase is expected to drive a new wave of chip price increases in the third quarter. It is expected that the quotations of OLED and LCD driver ICs will rise again.