TSMC October 2012 Sales Report

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – November 9, 2012 - TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced its net sales for October 2012: On an unconsolidated basis, net sales were approximately NT$49.28 billion, an increase of 15.1 percent over September 2012 and an increase of 32.3 percent over October 2011. Revenues for January through October 2012 totaled NT$419.67 billion, an increase of 19.1 percent compared to the same period in 2011.

On a consolidated basis, net sales for October 2012 were approximately NT$49.94 billion, an increase of 15.2 percent over September 2012 and an increase of 32.8 percent over October 2011. Consolidated revenues for January through October 2012 totaled NT$424.88 billion, an increase of 18.0 percent compared to the same period in 2011.