TSMC Board of Directors Meeting Resolutions

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – August 11, 2015 – TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today held a meeting of the Board of Directors, which approved capital appropriations of approximately US$1,236.9 million for purposes including: 1) Capacity expansion of advanced technology and packaging and assembly; 2) Conversion of certain logic capacity to specialty technologies; 3) Fourth quarter 2015 R&D capital investments and sustaining capital expenditures.

TSMC’s Spokesperson and Senior Vice President, Ms. Lora Ho, said that at its meeting today the Board of Directors also approved TSMC’s acquisition of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.’s (OVT’s) 49.1% ownership in VisEra Holding Cayman, Ltd., and 100% ownership in Taiwan OmniVision Investment Holding Co. Inc. (OVT Taiwan), at an amount not more than US$126 million. The acquisition of shares is conditional on related governments (including the Unites States) approving a Chinese consortium’s acquisition of OVT.

TSMC Spokesperson

Wendell Huang
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer & Spokesperson
Tel: 886-3-5055901

Acting Spokesperson/Media Contacts

Elizabeth Sun
Senior Director, TSMC Corporate Communications Division
Tel: 886-3-5682085