CASE STUDY

TSMC Actively Counsel Local Suppliers to Improve Capability

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, enhance the process and yield, upgrade packaging and implement automation for capacity expansion.

The "Raw Material Suppliers Capability Upgrade" team has continuously revealed issues from its on-site audits and periodic quality reviews, and targeted 38 key raw material suppliers for the improvement program. During 2016, we successfully cooperated with 11 local suppliers, and will continue to devote resources to improve supplier quality and process capability. The project’s aim is to complete the rest of the 27 suppliers before 2020.

Raw Material Suppliers Elevation Program

Raw Material Suppliers Elevation Program

Supplier Improvement Results

Supplier Improvement Results