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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (Traditional Chinese: 台灣積體電路製造股份有限公司, abbrev. TSMC) is the world's largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry, with its headquarters and main operations located in Taiwan. Founded in 1987, its market capitalization as of 4/29/2005 is US$38,507Million. trade mark of TSMC This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... A semiconductor is a material with an electrical conductance that is intermediate to those of an insulator and a conductor. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Market capitalization, often abbreviated to market cap, is a business term that refers to the overall value of a companys stock. ...

The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol of TSM. The Chairman and until recently CEO is Dr. Morris Chang. The CEO since 2005 is Rick Tsai. Philips holds a 19.1% stake in TSMC. The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TSEC) is a financial institution, located in Taiwan, Republic of China, located at 17 Po-Ai Road, Taipei, Taiwan. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the second largest stock exchange in the world. ... Morris Chang was the founding Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. ... Dr. Rick Tsai was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2005, a role after serving as president and chief operating officer. ... Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Dutch Philips Electronics Ltd. ...

Various companies such as NVidia, ATI and VIA do not have their own fabs and are customers of TSMC.


  • One 6-inch wafer fab in full operation (Fab 2)
  • Five 8-inch wafer fabs in full operation (Fabs 3, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Two 12-inch wafer fabs in production (Fabs 12, 14)
  • TSMC (Shanghai)
  • WaferTech, TSMC's wholly owned subsidiary 8-inch fab in Camas, Washington, USA
  • A joint venture with Philips Semiconductor and with Singapore's EDB Investments (SSMC) which has also brought increased capacity since the end of 2002

According to Taipei Times TSMC is also planning to build another fab. Camas is a city located in Clark County, Washington. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Dutch Philips Electronics Ltd. ...

See also: List of Taiwanese companies The following is a list of companies based in Taiwan: ABIT: motherboards, video cards Accton [1] Acer AG NEOVO Allied Continental Inc. ...

External links

  • http://www.tsmc.com

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One TSMC customer at the forefront of image sensor technology is OmniVision Technologies, Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., which is a leading supplier of advanced, single-chip CMOS cameras-on-a-chip for a broad range of video-based applications.
TSMC's process roadmap calls for migration to a 0.25-micron process at the end of 2000 and then to a 0.18-micron process by the end of 2001.
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