TSMC Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers at Supply Chain Management Forum

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.–November 2, 2007 -- TSMC (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSM) held its sixth annual Supply Chain Management Forum today to recognize the contributions of its equipment and materials suppliers and to award six outstanding suppliers for their support and contributions over the past year.

This year’s forum explored the topic of “Conquering Cost Challenges Together”, and included breakout sessions on industrial waste reduction, logistics information management, local supply, as well as supply change environmental, safety, and health management. Nearly 400 companies in the fields of equipment, materials, packaging, testing, facility, IT, export/import services, and environmental and waste management services participated in the forum.

“The semiconductor industry is facing a new landscape as consumer electronics become the new driver for industry growth,” said Dr. Steve Tso, TSMC’s Vice President of Materials Management and Risk Management. “TSMC is dedicated to working with our supplier partners to conquer new challenges and take advantage of new opportunities through joint efforts in standardization, simplification, development of local supply, value engineering, and green supply chains,” said Dr. Tso.

“TSMC appreciates all its suppliers, and this year’s awards give special recognitions to the partners in materials and equipment whose achievements in quality, cost, delivery, service, technology, and safety can act as a role model to others in the industry,” added Dr. Tso. The winners of TSMC’s 2007 supplier awards are as follows:

Lam Research Corp – Conductor Etch
Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. – CD-SEM
Dainippon Screen MFG. Co. Ltd. – Wet Clean

SUMCO Corporation – Silicon Wafer
BASF Electronic Materials Taiwan – Chemicals, and Special Achievement for Winning TSMC Supplier Award for Six Consecutive Years
NIKKO Materials – Sputter Target