TSMC Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers at Supply Chain Management Forum

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – December 14, 2012 –TSMC (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today held its 12th annual Supply Chain Management forum to show appreciation for the support and contributions of its suppliers in 2012, and to recognize 8 outstanding equipment and materials suppliers. The theme of this year’s forum was “Innovate and Win Together”, and over 450 suppliers around the world in the fields of equipment, materials, packaging, testing, facilities, IT systems and services, export/import services, and environmental and waste management services participated in the forum.

“TSMC’s mission is to be the trusted technology and capacity provider of the global logic IC industry for years to come, and our supplier partners play a key role in helping us fulfill this mission,” said TSMC Chairman Dr. Morris Chang. “We believe that by joining with our supplier partners to find innovative new modes of collaboration, we will reap even greater rewards together as we continue to drive Moore’s Law forward.”

“TSMC is proud of its ability to rapidly ramp capacity in response to customer demand, and this year’s drive to provide 28nm process is an excellent example of our commitment to customers,” said Dr. Steve Tso, TSMC’s Senior Vice President of Materials Management and Risk Management. “We are deeply grateful to the supplier partners that made this achievement possible, and we look forward to even greater success together in the future.”

To recognize suppliers’ outstanding overall performance with the “Supplier Excellence Award”, TSMC awards 8 outstanding suppliers.

The winners are as follows:

Supplier Excellence Award
ASML Holding N.V. – Excellent Performance, Immersion Scanner
Applied Materials, Inc. – Excellent Performance, Inspection and Review Equipment
EBARA CORPORATION – Excellent Performance, CMP Equipment
AIBT Inc. – Excellent Performance, Implanter Equipment
MEMC Corporation – Excellent Performance, Silicon Wafer Material
Linde LienHwa – Excellent Performance, Gas Material
FUJIFILM Planar Solutions, LLC – Excellent Performance, CMP Material
JSR Corporation – Excellent Technology Collaboration, Lithography Material