Largest Sustainable Supply Chains: TSMC

By Georgia Wilson
Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at the companies featured in September’s top ten largest sustainable supply chains worldwide. Next is TSMC...

Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at the companies featured in September’s top ten largest sustainable supply chains worldwide. Next is TSMC.

Established in 1987, TSMC is the world’s largest semiconductor foundry and has been ever since being founded. At the company, 10,436 different products are manufactured and has 261 distinct technologies. TSMC is headquartered in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan and provides its services to 481 different customers (2018) and employs over 48,000 people.

TSMC solely manufactures semiconductor products for its customers, choosing not to design, manufacture or market any semiconductor products under its own name. This choice was made by TSMC to ensure the company never directly competes with its customers.

TSMC products are used in a variety of different applications including:

  • Computers
  • Communications
  • Consumer
  • Industrial and standard segments
  • Mobile devices
  • High performance computing
  • Automotive electronics
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)

As a result of the company’s diversity and fluctuation in demand, it has the ability to maintain high levels of capacity and profitability.

TSMC aspires to be the most advanced and largest technology and foundry services provider and partner for fabless companies and IDMs, creating a powerful and competitive environment within the semiconductor industry.

Technology

TSMC operates a board range of technology services for IC Foundry including: R&D capability, MEMS, CMOS image sensor, embedded NVM, RF, analog, high voltage, BCD-power, Wafer Level System Integration (WLSI), logic process technologies, specialty technologies, IPs, and packaging and testing technologies.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing at TSMC is one of its core strengths. TSMC is the sector’s leader for capacity with an annual total of 12mn12-inch equivalent wafers (2019).

TSMC provides customer service, account management and engineering services across North America, Europe, Japan, China, and South Korea.

 

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