Hsinch, Taiwan, December 7, 2000–Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (“ TSMC” or “ the Company” ) (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSM), today announced that its net sales for November 2000 reached a new high of NT$18,173 million, representing an increase of 131.2% percent over November 1999 sales and approximately 4.1% over October 2000 sales. The Company’s sales revenue from January through November 2000 totaled NT$148,040 million, representing an increase of 129.5% over the corresponding period of 1999.
Ms. K. C. Chen, TSMC spokesperson, stated that “the overheated situation in the global semiconductor market is returning to a slower pattern. However, the orders from our customers are still pretty strong in the fourth quarter of 2000. In addition, wafer demand for TSMC’s leading-edge, 0.25-micron-and-below processes continues to increase as a percentage of overall sales. ”
TSMC is committed to being a global IC industry leader in both technology and services. To that end, the Company announced several breakthroughs in process technology in November, including processing of the foundry industry’s first 300mm customer product wafers, the availability of the first 0.25-micron CMOS image sensor technology, and the announcement of the industry’s first 0.13-micron, mixed-signal/radio frequency technology.