According to the TIPO’s patent statistics, the top three applicants in respect of patent applications and grants in 2015 are as follows: (1) Domestic applicants: Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Limited led at number one, followed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited and Industrial Technology Research Institute; and (2) Foreign applicants: Intel Corporation (US) led at number one, followed by Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (JP) and Tokyo Electron Limited (JP).