BEIJING, July 15 (TMTPOST)— Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) booked revenue of $13.29 billion with a year-over-year increase of 28% and a monthly growth of 2.9%, the highest in second quarter of the chip giant’s history. TSMC expected sales of the whole year would rise more than 20%, a little faster than the previous annual growth forecast for 2021, which highlights the strong demand in the global chip shortage that aggregated by the COVID-19 pandemic. And as a major role in easing the shortage, the company considered to build its first fabrication plant in Japan. The CEO C.C.Wei said the company expected the tightness of semiconductor supply would extend into 2022 and its production of microcontroller (MCU), mainly used for vehicle,will increase by about 60% this year. The company also said the car chip shortage will greatly alleviate from the current quarter and it estimated the worst of the shortage crisis for the automobile industry is over.