Morris Chang

Summary : Morris Chang is the father of the semiconductor foundry industry

Morris Chang is the father of the semiconductor foundry industry

  • TSMC was the first dedicated chip foundry
  • Prior to his founding of TSMC, there was only a foundry service model
    • Service providers were suppliers and competitors
    • Foundry services were only a side business to fill capacity
  • TSMC was architected to be trusted
    • Would never compete with its customers
  • A true visionary, he saw how EDA’s cleaving of design and process made it possible to split the industry into fabless and foundry
    • Ending IDM foundry service conflicts of interest

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