TSMC Shares Are an Attractive Investment for Semiconductor Innovations

The World's Largest and Best Semiconductor Foundry

  • Pioneered the dedicated semiconductor foundry business model, enabled fabless IC design industry to flourish and unleashed innovations with all Logic IC designers
  • Built the world's largest semiconductor design ecosystem, Open Innovation Platform®, and collaborated with its customers/partners to form the most powerful force of semiconductor innovations – about 85% of worldwide semiconductor start-up product prototypes were enabled by TSMC
  • Received the prestigious 2021 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award, honoring the Company’s leadership in developing 7-nanometer foundry technology and enabling the innovations of IC designers everywhere
  • Produced 11,617 different products using 281 different process technologies to serve hundreds of customers with the world's largest logic capacity of >12 million 12"-equivalent wafers in 2020
  • Enjoys a total foundry market share of 57% by unleashing customers' innovations and nurturing customers' success, which formed the foundation the Company's future success

Excellent Financial Performance; Consistently Delivered >20% ROE

  • The only foundry that consistently delivers excellent financial results. Delivered 17.2% revenue CAGR and 16.7% earnings CAGR since listing in 1994
  • Strategic financial objectives: (1) revenue CAGR to be between 10% to 15% from 2020 to 2025 in U.S. dollar terms; (2) gross margin to be about 50%, operating margin to be about 39% and ROE to be above 20%
  • Fortress balance sheet with semiconductor industry's highest credit rating (S&P: AA-, Moody's Aa3)
  • Have relied only on internally generated funds to finance organic growth
  • Highly disciplined in mergers and acquisitions

Commit to Sustainable Cash Dividends and Paid US$8.8bn in 2020

  • Started paying cash dividends from 2004, and have never reduced dividend per share
  • Committed to a stable cash dividends on both annual and quarterly basis

An Ethical Company with Integrity

Sustainability Leader

  • Actively fulfill corporate social responsibilities and develop positive relationships with all stakeholders including employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, and society
  • Set our sustainability focuses on driving  green manufacturing, building a responsible supply chain, creating an inclusive workplace, developing talent, and caring for the underprivileged
  • Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 20 consecutive years in 2020, the only semiconductor company to achieve this distinction; ranked 3rd out of 238 within semiconductor industry in Sustainalytics ESG Rating; included in both MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes/SRI Indexes (with “AA” rating) and FTSE4Good Emerging Index/All-world Index; named by Wall Street Journal the “100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies”; ranked 25th in “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” by Corporate Knights; awarded “The Most Prestigious Sustainability Award” by Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy

Trinity of Strengths Enables TSMC to be Everyone's Foundry

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