During the process of innovation, TSMC cannot challenge and break through Moore’s Law without its suppliers’ support. To make its 10nm process ramp up smoothly, TSMC has encouraged our suppliers to join the "Raw Material Suppliers Capability Upgrade" improvement plan since 2015. Hundreds of field experts from the Material Management Division, Nano-Materials Center Department, Incoming Materials Quality & Reliability Department, Corporate ESH Division, Legal, and Waste Management teams worked hand in hand with our local suppliers to develop advanced node materials, improve quality and technology...
On October 3, 2017, TSMC and the Ministry of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) jointly launched the "Semiconductor Supply Chain Safety and Health Promotion Project". OHSA Chief Secretary Gen-Qiang Hung and Fang-Ming Hsu, Director of the TSMC Environmental Protection and Safety and Health Division, co-chaired the project launch ceremony. Twelve TSMC parts cleaning, chemical production, and waste treatment suppliers attended the ceremony and declared their commitment to cooperate on the project and ensure that their working conditions are in full compliance with the regulations...
In September 2017, TSMC was invited to join the Semiconductor Materials Forum held by SEMI Taiwan in the capacity of the chair of Taiwan Semi-Material Committee. The event saw the attendance of many world-leading semiconductor supply chain vendors including ASE group, UMC, ALFE, Atotech Taiwan, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Entegris, ECIC, Nanmat, SPIL, WahLee, ASPF, Senju, Solartech, Versum, ITRI-MCL and Linx Consulting...
The development schedule of semiconductor advanced process is constantly shortened. How to rapidly develop new materials, balance production capacity and product quality is a challenge that TSMC faces with its suppliers. In 2017, TSMC and local suppliers made remarkable achievements by various collaborations. Not only did the company successfully co-locate 20 local suppliers, but also jointly established...
Reduce the Carbon Footprint
|Through localized production, we reduce transportation costs and carbon dioxide emissions. In 2016, raw materials acquisition localization has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 3,560 metric tons.|
Ensure Technology Leadership
|In addition to reducing the cost of localization and shortening the development time of advanced processes, the investment in R&D resources also promotes the upgrading of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry. In recent years, suppliers have set up R&D centers and training centers in Taiwan to increase the number of quality jobs.|
Creating Local Employment Opportunities
|Based on total purchase value of raw materials in 2016, TSMC localized purchase value increased to NT$1.5 billion and created more than 3,000 local jobs from 2004 to 2016.|