REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 8, 2000 - BroadVisionR , Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN), the leading provider of personalized e-business applications, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC; NYSE: TSM), the first and largest pure integrated circuit foundry company in the world, announced today that TSMC now uses BroadVision’s One-To-One? platform to power its e commerce program for the semiconductor industry.
For over thirteen years, TSMC has been dedicated to providing manufacturing services for advanced integrated circuits. Their foundry business model, which doesn’t compete with, but partners with other semiconductor companies, has changed the paradigm of the semiconductor industry.
“TSMC’s vision is to be the premium foundry in the world. A premium foundry offers premium customer services; accordingly, TSMC IT has aggressive plans to move more of its customer service capabilities to the Web in order to build closer customer relationships,’ said Dr. Quincy Lin, Senior VP and CIO of TSMC. “BroadVision provides a scaleable and flexible One-To-One platform which assists us to deliver innovative personalized services to our customers. BroadVision was chosen as the Web development platform due to its proven installation base, extensive personalization capabilities, and strong company commitment.”
“TSMC is the world-wide leader of the semiconductor industry. It sets the pace and direction for others to follow,” said Brett Ho, Vice President and General Manager of BroadVision’s Asia-Pacific region. “We are pleased that TSMC chooses BroadVision’s One-To-One Enterprise Systems as their E-Commerce platform. Both TSMC and BroadVision believe that with the state-of-the-art One-To-One technology it will take TSMC's customer satisfaction to the next plateau.”
TSMC’s next generation customer-facing Internet Systems, TSMC On-Line 2.0, will provide a seamless web-based environment for customers to conduct engineering collaboration, logistics collaboration, and other service-related activities in a timely and efficient way. The site will take advantage of BroadVision’s superior personalization features with targeted marketing and personalized customer service.
TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry’s leading process technology, library and IP options and other leading-edge foundry services. TSMC operates seven eight-inch wafer fabs (Fab 3, 4, 5, 6, TASMC, WSMC and WaferTech), and two six-inch wafer fabs (Fabs 1 and 2). In addition, the company has begun construction of a $1.2 billion joint venture fab with Philips Semiconductor, which is scheduled to open in Singapore in 2000. TSMC recently broke ground for Fabs 7 and Fab 12, the company’s first 12-inch wafer fabs. In 2000, TSMC expects to have the capacity for nearly 3.4 million 8-inch equivalent wafers. Fabrication processes offered by TSMC include CMOS logic, mixed-mode, volatile and non-volatile memory, and BiCMOS. TSMC’s corporate headquarters is in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.
BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN, Neuer Markt: BDN) is the leader in personalized e-business applications. BroadVision's comprehensive suite of integrated applications is built for delivery via the Web and wireless devices. Companies using BroadVision applications get to market quickly, launching innovative e-commerce, self-service and enterprise information sites. These sites enable personalized interactions and transactions with customers, partners, suppliers and employees. BroadVision's proven One-To-One (TM) applications power business-to-consumer and business-to-business sites for many of the world's top companies in the financial services, telecommunications, electronics, manufacturing, retail and travel industries. BroadVision applications are available in more than