Affected by sluggish demand and market competition, TSMC and its invested company, Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, have recently lowered their 8-inch wafer foundry quotations, with the highest drop being up to 30%, according to Taiwanese media outlet Economic Daily News. This move has shocked the industry, as TSMC has never before implemented such a substantial price cut. TSMC did not comment on this matter and stated that pricing has always been a strategic decision, not a short-term speculation. The impact of this price cut has limited influence on TSMC, as the company’s revenue mainly comes from 12-inch wafer foundry and advanced process chips. However, for those companies specializing in 8-inch wafer foundry, it may bring significant competitive pressures. [Economic Daily News, in Chinese]