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Taiwan and the foundry model

Unique circumstances in Taiwan led to the creation of the foundry model, where an integrated circuit manufacturer has no products of its own and its plants produce only customer designs. The model has reshaped the global semiconductor industry and is well positioned to be at the heart of technological innovation in the industry.

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The author is chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA), chairman of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) and chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC).

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Liu, M. Taiwan and the foundry model. Nat Electron 4, 318–320 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-021-00576-y

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