TSMC President C.C. Wei said yesterday that the semiconductor supply chain continues to destock, and it is expected that the inventory level will peak in the third quarter and decline in the fourth quarter. The inventory adjustment will last for several quarters and may extend to the first half of 2023.

C.C. Wei believes that the impact of inventory adjustments will continue, and it is estimated that the semiconductor industry may fall into recession in 2023.

In addition, TSMC's 7-nanometer capacity utilization rate has weakened in the short term due to changes in market demand, mainly because some customers of mobile phones and PCs have experienced inventory adjustments.