20 Facts About TSMC


TSMC is the first foundry to provide 7-nanometre and 5-nanometre production capabilities, and the first to commercialize extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology in high volume.

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In 2011, it was reported that TSMC had begun trial production of the A5 SoC and A6 SoCs for Apple's iPad and iPhone devices.

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On June 27, 2020, TSMC briefly became the world's 10th most valuable company, with a market capitalization of US$410 billion.

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In July 2020, TSMC confirmed it would halt the shipment of silicon wafers to Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei and its subsidiary HiSilicon by the 14th of September.

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Since the beginning of the 2020s, TSMC has expanded its operations outside of the island of Taiwan, opening new fabs in Japan and the United States, with further plans for expansion into Germany.

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In July 2022, TSMC announced the company had posted a record profit in the second quarter, with net income up 76.

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TSMC saw steady growth in the automotive and data center sectors with some weakness in the consumer market.

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TSMC said that they were confident that the allegations were baseless.

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TSMC's business has generally been seasonal, with a peak in Q3 and a low in Q1.

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In 2014, TSMC was at the forefront of the foundry industry for high-performance, low-power applications, leading major smartphone chip companies such as Qualcomm, Mediatek and Apple to place an increasing amount of orders.

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TSMC raised its financial guidance in March 2014 and posted 'unseasonably strong' first-quarter results.

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TSMC's N7+ is the first commercially-available extreme-ultraviolet lithographic process in the semiconductor industry.

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TSMC is at the beginning of 2019 advertising N7+, N7, and N6 as its leading edge technologies, and announced its intention of adding a 3 nanometer semiconductor node into commercial production for 2022.

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In July 2020, TSMC signed a 20-year deal with Ørsted to buy the entire production of two offshore wind farms under development off Taiwan's west coast.

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TSMC has four Backend Fabs under operation: Fab 1, 2 (Tainan), 3 (Taoyuan City), and 5 (Taichung).

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In 2020, TSMC announced a planned fab in Phoenix, Arizona, the USA, intended to begin production by 2024 at a rate of 20, 000 wafers per month.

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On 12 January 2011, TSMC announced the acquisition of land from Powerchip Semiconductor for NT$2.

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WaferTech, a subsidiary of TSMC, is a pure-play semiconductor foundry employing 1, 100 workers, located in Camas, Washington, United States, the second-largest pure-play foundry in the United States.

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TSMC started production in July 1998 in its 200mm semiconductor fabrication plant.

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TSMC bought out the joint venture partners in 2000 and acquired full control, operating it as a fully owned subsidiary.

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