Page 6 - 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Highlights
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A Pioneer in
Innovation
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 TSMC aspires to be an innovation pioneer. The Company provides customers with leading-edge technology and solutions to help them gain a competitive edge in the market through high quality, low-power, next generation sustainable products.
    1The world's first semiconductor foundry to reach 7nm process technology volume production, ahead of the industry by one year
8%
Continued to expand research
and development with 2018 R&D expenditures of US$2.85 billion, equivalent to 8% of the year's total revenue
5,100
The number of global patents granted in 2018 exceeded 5,100. The number of registered trade secrets exceeded 8,800
34,000+
The Company's total number of global patents exceeded 34,000, strengthening TSMC's technology leadership
Innovation Management
                                                             




















































































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