Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Dec. 6, 2018 – TSMC (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today held its 18th annual Supply Chain Management forum to show appreciation for the support and contributions of its suppliers in 2018. This year, over 700 suppliers around the world in the fields of equipment, materials, packaging, testing, facilities, IT systems and services, and environmental and waste management services participated in the forum.
Over the past year, TSMC successfully brought its industry-leading leading 7nm technology to volume production and made significant progress in preparing for risk production of 5nm technology. To highlight the role played by suppliers in these and other achievements, TSMC recognized 9 outstanding equipment and materials suppliers with its Excellent Performance Award.
“Our suppliers play a key role in our unceasing efforts to enable semiconductor innovations with the right technology and right capacity at the right time,” said TSMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. C.C. Wei. “We are grateful for their ongoing support as we work together to push the limits of technology while raising the industry’s standards for sustainability as committed corporate citizens.”
“TSMC’s rapid and successful ramp for 7nm in 2018 is due in no small part to the close collaboration of our suppliers,” said J. K. Lin, TSMC’s Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Materials Management & Risk Management. “We look forward to working together even more closely with them as we grow our capacity in advanced technology, specialty technology, and advanced packaging to serve the next wave of innovations.”
The outstanding suppliers recognized by TSMC for their performance are as follows:
Excellent Performance Award
Applied Materials, Inc. – Technology Collaboration
ASM International – CVD Equipment
EBARA Corporation – CMP Equipment
IMS – Multi-Beam Mask Writer
SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. – Wet Clean Equipment
Daifuku Co., Ltd. – Fab Automation
KANTO-PPC Inc. – Chemical Material
Merck Group – Precursor Material
SUMCO Corporation – Raw Wafer Material
TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry’s leading process technology and the foundry segment’s largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows. The Company’s owned capacity in 2018 is expected to reach above 12 million (12-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from three advanced 12-inch GIGAFAB® facilities, four eight-inch fabs, one six-inch fab, as well as TSMC’s wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech, TSMC China, and TSMC Nanjing. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 7-nanometer production capabilities. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please visit http://www.tsmc.com.