TSMC Appoints Dr. Shang-Yi Chiang as Senior Vice President

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. - September 28, 2009 - TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced the appointment of Dr. Shang-Yi Chiang as its Senior Vice President of Research & Development (R&D). Dr. Chiang will report directly to Dr. Morris Chang, TSMC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“Dr. Shang-Yi Chiang first joined TSMC as Vice President of R&D in 1997, and successfully led the R&D team through the 0.25 micron, 0.18 micron, 0.13 micron, 90nm, and 65nm generations,” said Dr. Morris Chang. “However, he left TSMC temporarily three years ago to take care of his ailing father. Now that his father has passed away, he has returned to TSMC and will resume the responsibility of working with the rest of the executive team to maintain TSMC’s leadership in technology development and manufactuing excellence. I am confident that Dr. Chiang will continue to make significant contributions to TSMC’s future development.”

At the same time, TSMC also announced that in order to further strengthen the close cooperation between R&D and manufacturing, R&D Vice President Dr. Wei-Jen Lo will become Vice President of Advanced Technology Business and report to Dr. Mark Liu, Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology Business. In his prior position in charge of advanced technology manufacturing, Dr. Lo successfully brought the 90nm and 65nm technology nodes into volume production, and led the development of the 40nm technology node while serving in R&D. Upon returning to Advanced Technolgy Business, Dr. Lo will be responsible for further enhancing TSMC’s manufacturing competitiveness in advanced technologies developed by R&D to provide customers with better services.