TSMC August Sales Set Record High

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today said that net sales for August 2004 reached NT$23,414 million, marking the fifth consecutive monthly record. August 2004 sales increased 1.2 percent sequentially and grew yet another 27.8 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Revenues for January through August 2004 totaled NT$168,944 million, an increase of 34.9 percent over the same period in 2003.

Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)

Net Sales

2004(1)

2003

Growth Rate

August

23,414

18,317

27.8%

January through August

168,944

125,213

34.9%

(1): Year 2004 figures have not been reviewed.