TAIPEI, April 14 Taiwan stocks fell on Friday,
weighed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC)
after it reported less-than-expected earnings for the
As of 0211 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.65
percent to 9,771.26 points, after closing at 9,836.68 points in
the previous session.
TSMC, the world's top contract chip maker and a major
supplier of Apple Inc, was off 1.6 percent.
The electronics subindex sank 0.5 percent, while the
financials subindex lost 0.6 percent.
A bright spot, however, was Largan Precision,
maker of camera phone lenses for Apple and other clients, with
shares surging nearly 9 percent.
Largan's first-quarter gross margin beat market expectations
and the company gave a bullish outlook for April and May, local
media reported on Friday.
The Taiwan dollar softened T$0.105 to T$30.430 per
(Reporting by Faith Hung; Editing by Randy Fabi)