Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Febuary 5, 2007 - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Inc. (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced that it has opened an office in Bangalore, India. The office’s primary mission is to locally support existing TSMC customers in North America, Europe and Asia with design activities in India as well as to help new fabless companies in India to grow and expand by leveraging TSMC’s worldwide resources. With more than 100 advanced technology design centers in India, the office will enable the efficient completion of designs, thereby improving time to market and time to revenue for TSMC customers.
"We wanted to keep a pulse on what is going on in India, as there’s been a huge increase in the number of advanced technology designs coming from that region. This office will help our customers quickly and seamlessly get their designs into manufacturing at TSMC and into the hands of their customers,” said Sajiv Dalal, Business Development Director for TSMC North America. “TSMC recognizes the potential of the region and is opening an office as a part of its ongoing charter to develop the semiconductor ecosystem.”
The new office is headed by Ashwin Ramachandran and is located at 1st Floor, Pine Valley, Embassy Golf-Links Business Park, Bangalore – 560071, INDIA.
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TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry’s leading process technology and the foundry industry’s largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IP, design tools and reference flows. The Company's total managed capacity in 2006 exceeded seven million (8-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from two advanced 12-inch GigaFabs, four eight-inch fabs, and one six-inch fab. TSMC also has substantial capacity commitments at its wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech and TSMC (Shanghai), and its joint venture fab, SSMC. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 65nm production capabilities. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please see http://www.tsmc.com.