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Business Scope

As the founder and a leader of the dedicated semiconductor foundry segment, TSMC has built its reputation by offering advanced and specialty wafer production processes and unparalleled manufacturing efficiency. TSMC strives to provide the best overall value to its customers, and the success of TSMC’s business is manifested in the success of its customers.

TSMC provides a full range of integrated semiconductor foundry services that fulfill the increasing variety of customer needs. In the process, it has experienced strong growth by building close relationships with customers. Semiconductor suppliers from around the world trust TSMC with their manufacturing needs, thanks to its unique integration of cutting-edge process technologies, pioneering design services, manufacturing productivity and product quality.

In May 2009, TSMC established the New Businesses organization to explore non-foundry related business opportunities. In August 2011, the New Businesses organization was formally separated from the main TSMC organization as two subsidiaries, TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd. and TSMC Solar Ltd., responsible for solid state lighting and solar business activities, respectively.

Customer Applications

TSMC manufactured more than 8,600 different products for over 440 different customers in 2013. These chips are 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 (DSCs), and many other applications.

The rapid evolution of end products drives our customers to utilize 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 2013 and 2012

Unit: Shipments (8-inch equivalent wafers) / Net Revenue (NT$ thousands)


2013

2012

Shipments

Net Revenue

Shipments

Net Revenue

Wafer

 

Domestic (Note 1)

2,810,456

79,982,833

2,392,978

65,782,349

Export

12,855,511

480,702,380

11,651,318

397,188,087

Others (Note 2)

 

Domestic (Note 1)

N/A

,118,245

N/A

4,764,100

Export

N/A

31,220,739

N/A

39,010,698

Total

 

Domestic (Note 1)

2,810,456

85,101,078

2,392,978

70,546,449

Export

12,855,511

511,923,119

11,651,318

436,198,785

Note 1: Domestic means sales to Taiwan.
Note 2: Others majorly include revenue associated with mask making, design, and royalty income.

Production in 2013 and 2012

Unit: Capacity / Output (8-inch equivalent wafers) / Amount (NT$ thousands)

Wafers

Year

Capacity

Output

Amount

2013

16,446,779

15,197,701

301,305,826

2012

14,832,671

13,643,678

267,104,646

Note: Starting 2013, TSMC no longer includes SSMC's capacity in this capacity tables.