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TSMC Board of Directors Approves Capital Appropriation for Expanding Capacities
Issued by: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Issued on: 2004/05/11
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) (NYSE: TSM) today held a meeting of the Board of Directors, at which the Board approved a capital appropriation of projects in the amount of approximately US$1.4 billion to expand its manufacturing capacity in response to increasing customer demand.

TSMC Spokesperson and CFO Ms. Lora Ho noted that, at its meeting, the Board of Directors:

1. Approved a capital appropriation in the amount of US$67.3 million to expand the capacities of its 6-inch and 8-inch fabs by a total of 15,600 8-inch equivalent wafers per month.

2. Approved a capital appropriation in the amount of US$1,334 million to expand the capacity for its 90nm copper process at Fab 12 by 14,000 12-inch wafers per month.
 
TSMC Spokesperson
Lora Ho
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer & Spokesperson
Tel: 886-3-5054602
TSMC Acting Spokesperson
Elizabeth Sun
Director, TSMC Corporate Communication Division
Tel: 886-3-5682085
Email: elizabeth_sun@tsmc.com
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