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TSMC Q2 net profit falls 7.6%

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, posted on Thursday a 7.6% fall in second-quarter net profit.

TAIPEI, July 18 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) 2330.TW, TSM.N, the world's largest contract chipmaker, posted on Thursday a 7.6% fall in second-quarter net profit.

TSMC, whose clients include iPhone maker Apple Inc AAPL.O, said April-June profit was T$66.765 billion ($2.15 billion). That compared with the T$65.92 billion average of 21 analyst estimates compiled by Refinitiv.

($1 = 31.0350 Taiwan dollars)

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