TSMC Board of Directors Resolutions

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – August 10, 2010 - TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today held a meeting of the Board of Directors, which passed the following resolutions:

1. Approved capital appropriations of US$1,972.3 million to expand advanced process technology capacity at 12-inch fabs.

2. Approved capital appropriations of US$369 million to continue construction of Fab 15.

3. Approved capital appropriations of US$258.1 million to provide specialty technology capacity.

4. Approved a capital injection of no more than US$225 million into TSMC China Company Limited.

5. Approved the increase of TSMC’s 2010 R&D and sustaining capital appropriation to US$678.73 million from US$534.63 million.

6. Approved capital appropriations of US$319.6 million to develop new businesses, including US$101.6 million for a LED production line and US$218 million to construct a fab for the production of thin-film solar photovoltaic modules.

7. Approved the following personnel promotions:

•Promoted Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ms. Lora Ho to Senior Vice President
•Promoted Vice President and General Counsel Dr. Richard Thurston to Senior Vice President
•Promoted Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Mr. Jason Chen to Senior Vice President
•Promoted Senior Director of Corporate Planning Dr. Irene Sun to Vice President
•Promoted Senior Director of Mainstream Fabs Mr. J.K. Lin to Vice President
•Promoted Senior Director of 300mm Fabs Mr. J.K. Wang to Vice President