TSMC Reports Minimal Damage Regarding Taiwan Earthquake Occurred on March 31

HSIN-CHU, Taiwan, April 1, 2002 – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC or the “Company”) (NYSE: TSM) indicated today that the company’s buildings, HVAC systems, water distribution and power distribution systems successfully withstood the effects of the earthquake that occurred in Hualien on the afternoon of March 31. All the fabs have gradually resumed normal production after a thorough equipment check.