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A Pioneer in
 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
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
The number of global patents granted in 2018 exceeded 5,100. The number of registered trade secrets exceeded 8,800
The Company's total number of global patents exceeded 34,000, strengthening TSMC's technology leadership
Innovation Management

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