GSI Technology Teams with TSMC for Volume Manufacturing of 333MHz/4.3ns 18Mb Burst and NBT Sync SRAMs

Austin, TX, November 6, 2001 - GSI Technology, announced today that it has formed a relationship with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (NYSE: TSM) for volume production of GSI's latest line of high speed 18Mb Burst and NBT? synchronous SRAMs. The RAM for this latest part cycles at 333 MHz in Pipeline mode and demonstrates a 4.3ns access time in Flow Through mode. These new 18Mb Sync SRAM die will be manufactured using TSMC's 0.13 micron CMOS process.

"TSMC's 0.13u process has given us a substantial edge over our competitors. Our 0.13u 18Mb synchronous SRAM family is performing way beyond our customer's expectations, delivering not only the highest speed in the industry, but also the lowest power. We have reached mature manufacturing yields in record time as well. " says Lee-Lean Shu, President and CEO of GSI Technology.

The new 18Mb SRAMs are the latest addition to the large family of SRAMs that GSI manufactures in TSMC fabs. GSI's 6ns 1Mb thru 4Mb Async SRAM product line is produced in TSMC's 0.25 micron process and GSI's 3.3V and 2.5V Sync SRAM product line, including 2Mb thru 16Mb versions, is manufactured in TSMC 0.25 micron and 0.15 micron processes at speeds up to 250MHz.

About TSMC

TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry's leading process technology, library and IP options and other leading-edge foundry services. TSMC operates two six-inch wafer fabs and nine eight-inch wafer fabs in three countries, including its two joint ventures fabs - Vanguard and SSMC - and its North American subsidiary, WaferTech. In 2000, TSMC produced the foundry industry's first 300mm customer wafers and began constructing two dedicated 300mm fabs. TSMC's corporate headquarters are in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan. More information about TSMC is available through the World Wide Web at

About GSI Technology

GSI Technology was founded in March 1995, and has an international presence in the high performance, power-critical, networking and telecom systems marketplace. The company designs, develops and markets Static Random Access Memories (SRAMs) targeted for high performance, power-sensitive network and telecom system customers. For additional company and product information, please visit GSI's website at