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Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2023 Dylen K Fujimoto
TSMC was founded in 1987, and from the late 1990s to date has been the leading foundry firm. Part I reviews the literature to explain TSMC’s continued success. I describe how the Taiwanese government helped found the Taiwan semiconductor industry and nurtured TSMC. Then I explain how TSMC’s specialization in manufacturing semiconductors, a general- purpose technology, and patents allow TSMC to innovate. The results suggest that the government was vital in supporting TSMC’s rise. Part II is a financial analysis of TSMC to see how their financials, leadership, and strategy position TSMC against competition and other geopolitical events.
Fujimoto, Dylen, "Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC): Taiwan’s Silicon Shield – A Study into TSMC’s Rise and Future" (2024). CMC Senior Theses. 3442.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.