Innovation and Service

Our attitude of pursuing excellence and continuous improvement drives innovations in every part of TSMC’s business.

Innovation and Service
As the founder and leader of the dedicated semiconductor foundry segment, TSMC actively promotes innovations in every part of our business. TSMC continues to invest in research and development to maintain our leadership position as an innovation pioneer. We consider product life cycle to help customers produce sustainable products with higher quality and lower energy consumption. At the same time, TSMC listens to our customers' needs and actively collaborate with them to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
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More than 5,000 patent applications were filed worldwide
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Over 8,000 trade secrets were registered in 2017 to protect intellectual property
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Continuous Improvement Team (CIT) completed 42,056 grassroots-level improvement proposals and 2,020 projects for total benefit of NT$10.1 billion
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The annual customer satisfaction survey at TSMC reached over 90% satisfaction for four consecutive years, demonstrating our good relationship with customers
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R&D headcount increased to 6,145, up about 13% from the previous year
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The world’s leading volume production of Gen-2 Integrated Fan-Out Package on Package (InFO-PoP) for mobile application processor packaging
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Accumulated over 30,000 patent grants worldwide as of the end of 2017; ranked in the top 10 of U.S. patent assignees for the 2nd consecutive year
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Completed 82% verification of PFOA related substances replacement
Innovation is the wellspring of TSMC's growth, and is a part of all aspects of our business, from strategic planning, marketing and management, to technology and manufacturing. At TSMC, innovation means more than new ideas, it means putting ideas into practice.
- Morris Chang, Founder

Innovation Management

As the technology leader in dedicated IC foundry, TSMC makes product innovations in collaboration with customers, talent innovations in cooperation with academic institutes, and green innovations with suppliers...
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Sustainable Products

TSMC requires good hazardous substance management, pollution prevention, energy saving, water saving, waste reduction and other clean production measures in our own factories. We also require and assist suppliers to do so...
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Product Quality

TSMC aims to provide customers with the highest-quality wafers and best services for their products. With collaboration among Quality and Reliability (Q&R) and other organizations, TSMC strives to achieve...
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Customer Service

TSMC has a dedicated customer service team as the main contact window for coordination and facilitation. TSMC strives to provide world-class design support, mask making, wafer manufacturing, and backend services...
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Proprietary Information Protection

Proprietary Information Protection

TSMC understands Proprietary Information Protection is the key to maintaining TSMC's current and future competitive advantages...

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Open Innovation Platform® (OIP)

Open Innovation Platform� (OIP)

TSMC does not compete with its customers, but rather acts as a partner to help them make innovation come true...

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TSMC University Collaboration Programs

TSMC University Collaboration Programs

TSMC has significantly expanded its interaction with universities in Taiwan with the establishment of four research centers...

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Corporate Quality Culture Enhancement

Corporate Quality Culture Enhancement

To enhance corporate quality culture with continual improvements on product quality, production efficiency and cost reduction...

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TSMC Assists Customers to Improve First-time Silicon Success

TSMC Assists Customers to Improve First-time Silicon Success

TSMC held its 2017 Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Ecosystem Forum on Sept. 13 in Santa Clara, Calif. with over 1,300...

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TSMC Powers Ambiq Micro's World's-Lowest Energy Consumption Solutions

TSMC Powers Ambiq Micro's World's-Lowest Energy Consumption Solutions

Leveraging TSMC's industry-leading 40nm Near-Vt (NVT) technology platform, Ambiq Micro, the pioneer and leader in ultra-low...

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TSMC Ranked Top 10 U.S. Patent Assignee for 2nd Year

TSMC Ranked Top 10 U.S. Patent Assignee for 2nd Year

As the leading global dedicated IC foundry service provider, TSMC continues pioneering advanced technology and enabling...

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TSMC Assists Customers Manufacturing Lower Energy Consumption Products and Enabling Global Energy Saving Sustainable Solutions

TSMC Assists Customers Manufacturing Lower Energy Consumption Products and Enabling Global Energy Saving Sustainable Solutions

With the continuously vigorous development of the global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry...

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TSMC Reinforces Quality Culture and Strengthens Competitive Advantage

TSMC Reinforces Quality Culture and Strengthens Competitive Advantage

With the rapid development of science and technology, excellent product quality is not only the key to customer...

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TSMC's Industry-first and Leading 7nm Technology Enters Volume Production

TSMC's Industry-first and Leading 7nm Technology Enters Volume Production

TSMC's industry-first and leading 7nm Fin Field-Effect Transistor (FinFET) process technology entered volume production...

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