Digitimes Research believes TSMC's planning in EUV lithography technologies, GAA transistor structure and semiconductor materials is what enables TSMC to make smooth progress and maintain its leading edge over the competition.
Apart from maintaining close collaborations with its customers, TSMC has been investing tens of billions of dollars every year and steadily increasing its R&D budget. This has helped TSMC build a solid technological foundation and capability, allowing it to keep pushing semiconductor process technologies forward.
Furthermore, TSMC's production provides economies of scale for it to grow its EUV lithography strength. Massive production experiences enable it to shorten the learning curve and boost EUV lithography equipment efficiency and yield.