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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, was founded in 1987 by Morris Chang and was the world’s first pure-play semiconductor foundry. Today they are the largest foundry and on the cutting edge of semiconductor manufacturing.

Annual capacity of the manufacturing facilities managed by TSMC and its subsidiaries exceeded 12 million 12-inch equivalent wafers in 2019. These facilities include three 12-inch wafer GIGAFAB fabs, four 8-inch wafer fabs, and one 6-inch wafer fab – all in Taiwan – as well as one 12-inch wafer fab at a wholly owned subsidiary, TSMC Nanjing Company Limited, and two 8-inch wafer fabs at wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech in the United States and TSMC China Company Limited.

In 2019, TSMC manufactured 10,761 different products using 272 distinct technologies for 499 different customers.

  • Founded by: Morris Chang in 1987
  • HQ: Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Known for: foundry,semiconductor,
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  • Other names: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
  • Type: Company