Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company (TSMC) is one of the leading manufacturers of integrated circuits. The company is engaged in semiconductor foundry and associated services. Wafer manufacturing, capacity utilization, customer service, logistics management, and associated services such as design services, wafer probing, mask manufacturing, in-house bumping and testing are some of the business activities of the company. Chips manufactured by TSMC are used in various electronic applications like computers and peripherals, game consoles, consumer electronics such as DVDs and digital TVs, wired and wireless communications systems, automotive and industrial equipment, information appliances, digital still cameras (DSCs) and many other applications. TSMS has more than 500 customers around the world. The company is headquartered at Hsinchu, Taiwan.
In March 2009, Intel and TSMC agreed to collaborate on Technology Platform, IP Infrastructure and SoC Solutions.The company reported revenues of (Taiwanese Dollars) TWD 333,157.66 million during the fiscal year ended December 2008, an increase of 3.26% over 2007. The operating profit of the company was TWD 102,664.84 million during the fiscal year 2008, a decrease of 8.06% from 2007. The net profit of the company was TWD 99,933.17 million during the fiscal year 2008, a decrease of 8.47% from 2007.