Founded in 1987, TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry. As the founder and leader of this industry, TSMC has built its reputation by 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.

In 2002, TSMC became the first semiconductor foundry to enter the ranks of the top 10 IC companies in terms of worldwide sales, claiming the ninth spot. TSMC anticipates this trend will continue as the company continues to move up the list for the next several years.

As the first dedicated foundry, TSMC has 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, thanks to its unique blend of cutting-edge process technologies, pioneering design services, manufacturing productivity and product quality.

TSMC operates two advanced 300mm wafer fab, five 8-inch wafer fabs, and one 6-inch wafer fab. Fab operations are centralized in Taiwan, primarily in HsinChu Science Park and Tainan Science park. TSMC fabs are also located in Camas, Washington (WaferTech), Singapore (SSMC, a joint venture with Philips Semiconductors), and in Shanghai China.

TSMC's headquarters is located in the Hsinchu Science Park, with account management and engineering services offices in Hsinchu, Taiwan; Yokohama, Japan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and, in the United States at San Jose, Calif., Orange County, Calif., Austin, Texas and Boston, Mass. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the trading symbol of TSM.

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