Monthly Sales Report - August 2000Net Sales of NT$16 Billion Reaches a New Monthly Record

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 8, 2000– Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (“ TSMC” or “ the Company” ) (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced that its net sales for August 2000 reached a new record high of NT$16,077 million, representing an approximately 7.0% increase over July 2000.

Ms. K. C. Chen, TSMC spokesperson, stated that due to the continuing growth of the global semiconductor market, the Company’s production capacity has been fully utilized for the past eight consecutive months in 2000. Sales for August 2000 registered a significant increase of 129.3% on a year-over-year basis. The Company's sales revenues from January through August 2000 totaled NT$96,010 million, representing a substantial 121.6% increase over the corresponding period of 1999.