Established in 1987, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited) is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry. As the founder and leader of this industry, TSMC has built its reputation on offering advanced wafer production processes and unparalleled manufacturing efficiency. From its inception, TSMC has consistently offered the foundry industry's leading technologies to its customers. The company's manufacturing capacity exceeds 7 million 8-inch equivalent wafers in 2006, while its revenues represent some 50% of the dedicated foundry segment in the semiconductor industry.
In 2002, TSMC became the first semiconductor foundry to enter the ranks of the top 10 IC companies in terms of worldwide sales. It continues to move up and is ranked number sixth in 2006 according to the IC insight research report on March 15, 2007.
As the first dedicated foundry, TSMC has consistently experienced strong growth by building solid partnerships with its customers, large and small. IC suppliers from around the world trust TSMC with their manufacturing needs, due to its unique integration of cutting-edge process technologies, pioneering design services, manufacturing productivity and product quality.