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Business Activities

Business Scope

As the founder and leader of the dedicated semiconductor foundry segment, TSMC provides a full range of integrated semiconductor foundry services, including the most advanced process technologies, leading specialty technologies, the most comprehensive design ecosystem support, excellent manufacturing productivity and quality, advanced mask and packaging services, and so on, to fulfill an increasing variety of customer needs. The Company strives to provide the best overall value to its customers and TSMC believes its customers’ success is TSMC’s success. As a result, TSMC has won customer trust from around the world and has experienced strong growth and success.

Customer Applications

TSMC manufactured 9,275 different products for 449 customers in 2016. These chips were used across the entire spectrum of electronic applications, including computers and peripherals, information appliances, wired and wireless communications systems, automotive and industrial equipment, consumer electronics such as DVDs, digital TVs, game consoles, digital still cameras and many other applications.

The rapid evolution of end products drives customers to use TSMC’s innovative technologies and services, while at the same time spurring TSMC’s own development of technology. As always, success depends on leading rather than following industry trends.

Consolidated Shipments and Net Revenue in 2016 and 2015

Unit: Shipments (thousand 12-inch equivalent wafers) / Net Revenue (NT$ thousands)

 

2016

2015

Shipments

Net Revenue

Shipments

Net Revenue

Wafer

Domestic(Note 1)

1,849

129,150,510

1,588

100,189,156

Export

7,757

780,028,641

7,175

702,748,813

Others(Note 2)

Domestic(Note 1)

N/A

5,369,724

N/A

5,535,154

Export

N/A

33,389,469

N/A

35,024,245

Total

Domestic(Note 1)

1,849

134,520,234

1,588

105,724,310

Export

7,757

813,418,110

7,175

737,773,058

Note 1:

Domestic means sales to Taiwan.

Note 2:

Others majorly include revenue associated with mask making, design services, and royalties.

Production in 2016 and 2015

Unit: Capacity / Output (million 12-inch equivalent wafers) / Amount (NT$ millions)

Wafers

Year

Capacity

Output

Amount

2016

10-11

9-10

405,462

2015

9-10

8-9

378,871