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TSMC University Collaboration Programs

TSMC University Research Centers Program

TSMC has significantly expanded its interaction with universities in Taiwan with the establishment of four research centers located at the nation's most prestigious universities. Beginning in 2013, four research centers have been established at National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University, National Cheng Kung University and National Tsing Hua University, with a total of 1,637 students joining the centers since establishment. Over the past four years, TSMC has invested more than NT$200 million in research funding, representing an increase of 7.5% in CAGR. These cooperative projects are not only to cultivate more highly qualified talents suitable for the future of the semiconductor industry, but also to inspire university professors to initiate new research programs. In 2016, 908 high-caliber students conducted semiconductor research programs across Electronics, Physics, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering disciplines.

In addition, TSMC works with the world's top universities such as Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of California at Berkeley to conduct strategic research programs, focusing on subversive innovative transistors, wire technology, mask technology, simulation and special process technology research.

TSMC University Shuttle Program

The TSMC University Shuttle Program was established to provide professors at leading research universities worldwide with access to the advanced silicon process technologies needed to research and develop innovative circuit design concepts, and is one of the world's most important research and development platforms in the semiconductor industry. This program links motivated professors and graduate students of 14 universities worldwide with enthusiastic managers at TSMC. It aims to promote excellence in the development of advanced silicon design technologies, and the nurturing of new generations of engineering talent in the semiconductor field.

Diagram of University Shuttle Program