Today's video focuses on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSM 0.25%), its recently reported April 2022 revenue numbers, reports of price hikes, and recent updates to Nvidia's (NVDA 5.12%) graphics card prices. Here are some highlights.
- On May 10, TSMC reported its April 2022 revenue numbers, and revenue was up 55% year over year (YOY); from January to April 2022, revenue was up 40% YOY. The demand for chips continues to grow from emerging technology like data centers, driven by the computational power needed for artificial intelligence and machine learning.
- According to Nikkei, reports have appeared that TSMC is planning price hikes in early 2023. TSMC has strong pricing power because it is the market leader in advanced node technology. TSMC focuses on developing the most advanced chips. Unfortunately, that comes at a high cost, and it's passing some of the expenses to its customers.
- Nvidia's stock price is down roughly 50% from its 52-week high. Outside of the tech sell-off, there is also a dark cloud following Nvidia due to reports of graphics card prices decreasing. While it is true that prices have gone down, it is essential to note that most prices are still above the manufacturer's suggested retail price on technology that is over a year old.
*Stock prices used were the closing prices of May 11, 2022. The video was published on May 11, 2022.