TSMC Will Vigorously Defend its Proprietary Technology in Response to GlobalFoundries Complaints

Hsin­chu, Tai­wan, R.O.C. – Aug. 27, 2019 – TSMC is in the pro­cess of reviewing the com­p­laints filed by Glo­bal­Found­ries on August 26, but is con­fi­dent that Glo­bal­Found­ries’ alle­ga­ti­ons are baseless. As a lea­ding inno­va­tor, TSMC invests bil­li­ons of dol­lars each year to inde­pendent­ly deve­lop its world-class, lea­ding-edge semi­con­duc­tor manu­fac­tu­ring tech­no­lo­gies. As a result, TSMC has estab­lished one of the lar­gest semi­con­duc­tor port­fo­li­os with more than 37,000 patents world­wi­de and a top 10 ran­king for US patent grants for 3 con­se­cu­ti­ve years sin­ce 2016. We are disap­poin­ted to see a found­ry peer resort to merit­less lawsuits ins­tead of com­pe­ting in the mar­ket­place with tech­no­lo­gy. TSMC is proud of its tech­no­lo­gy lea­dership, manu­fac­tu­ring excel­lence, and unwa­vering com­mit­ment to custo­mers. We will fight vigo­rous­ly, using any and all opti­ons, to pro­tect our pro­prie­ta­ry tech­no­lo­gies.

About TSMC
TSMC pionee­red the pure-play found­ry busi­ness model when it was foun­ded in 1987, and has been the world’s lar­gest dedi­ca­ted semi­con­duc­tor found­ry ever sin­ce. The com­pa­ny sup­ports a thri­ving eco­sys­tem of glo­bal custo­mers and part­ners with the industry’s lea­ding pro­cess tech­no­lo­gy and port­fo­lio of design ena­b­le­ment solu­ti­ons to unleash inno­va­ti­on for the glo­bal semi­con­duc­tor indus­try.

TSMC ser­ves its custo­mers with annu­al capa­ci­ty of about 12 mil­li­on 12-inch equi­va­lent wafers in 2019 from fabs in Tai­wan, the United Sta­tes, and Chi­na, and pro­vi­des the broa­dest ran­ge of tech­no­lo­gies from 0.5 micron plus all the way to foundry’s most advan­ced pro­ces­ses, which is 7‑nanometer today. TSMC is the first found­ry to pro­vi­de 7‑nanometer pro­duc­tion capa­bi­li­ties, and is head­quar­te­red in Hsin­chu, Tai­wan. For more infor­ma­ti­on about TSMC plea­se visit http://www.tsmc.com.