TSMC created the semiconductor Dedicated IC Foundry business model when it was founded in 1987. TSMC served more than 600 customers, manufacturing more than 11,000 products for various applications covering a variety of computer, communications and consumer electronics market segments. Total capacity of the manufacturing facilities managed by TSMC, including subsidiaries and joint ventures, reached 15.1 million eight-inch equivalent wafers in 2012. TSMC operates three advanced 12-inch wafer GIGAFAB™ facilities (fab 12, 14 and 15), four eight-inch wafer fabs (fab 3, 5, 6, and 8), and one six-inch wafer fab (fab 2). TSMC also manages two eight-inch fabs at wholly owned subsidiaries: WaferTech in the United States and TSMC China Company Limited, In addition, TSMC obtains 8-inch wafer capacity from other companies in which the Company has an equity interest.
TSMC is dedicated to developing leading edge technology that provides the foundation for semiconductor innovation. TSMC’s leading edge processes combine advanced 193nm immersion photolithography, performance-enhancing silicon strain technology, and extreme low-k (ELK) inter-metal dielectric materials to support both the performance and reliability required by today’s advanced technology designs.
TSMC provides the foundry segment’s leading advanced process technologies and design collaterals. These include 55nm, 65nm, 90nm and 0.13-micron processes. TSMC’s advanced 12-inch process technology provides the optimal combination of gate density, speed, and power, making it ideal for a broad range of applications such as computing, communications, and consumer electronics. Each node supports logic, and mixed-signal/RF options with an embedded DRAM option available for 65nm and 90nm. Design collaterals include TSMC internal macros and foundry’s largest third-party IP library portfolios.
Much of TSMC’s Open Innovation Platform® targets advanced technology deployment. It is collaborative model brings together the best technical thinking of partners and customers alike and has driven TSMC’s reputation for ramping advanced technology processes at the leading edge of the adoption curve.
TSMC advanced technology is significantly ahead of the ITRS roadmap. The company delivers a new advanced technology generation every two years. Each node surpasses the previous one by close to half the area and usually features 30 to 50 percent more performance, while supporting similar leakage levels. TSMC provides substantial advanced technology capacity by ramping the same node at multiple 300mm GIGAFAB™ facilities each of which will produce over 100,000 12-inch wafers per month.
Application specific solutions for cellular base band, PC graphic, Power IC, WLAN and Cellular RF, provide process technologies, design kits and tools, and test and assembly services that optimize costs and device performance. We welcome technology phase-ins and support process customization to meet very specific design requirements.
In addition to wafer manufacturing services, TSMC provides a wide range of backend services. Take advantage of TSMC’s diversified and streamlined one-stop services that include:
Wafer Bumping Services
Chip on Wafer on Substrate
TSMC began providing testing services in the late 1980’s and, over time, has expanded its services to cover not only memory, logic and mixed-mode, but also today’s RF and direct docking technologies. TSMC continues to invest in advanced ATE development and is continuously installing an advanced yield analysis infrastructure.