TSMC Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers at Supply Chain Management Forum

Hsinchu, Taiwan – Dec. 3, 2015 –TSMC (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today held its 15th annual Supply Chain Management forum to show appreciation for the support and contributions of its suppliers in 2015, and to recognize eight outstanding equipment and materials suppliers. The theme of this year’s forum was “Collaborate and Win Together”, and over 600 suppliers around the world in the fields of equipment, materials, packaging, testing, facilities, IT systems and services, and environmental and waste management services participated in the forum.

“We are very grateful for our supplier partners’ full support as we ramp our 16nm capacity,” said TSMC Co-Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mark Liu. “In the spirit of the Grand Alliance, we will continue to forge closer bonds with our customers and suppliers to push technology forward and reap the rewards of growth together.”

“TSMC’s success relies on the steadfast support of our supplier partners,” said TSMC Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Dr. Steve Tso. “Other than driving Moore’s Law forward, we look forward to collaborating with our supplier partners in the fields of power efficiency improvement and waste reduction in the coming years for the sustainable development of the semiconductor industry.”

The winners are as follows:

Excellent Performance Award
Applied Materials, Inc. – PVD and PDC Equipment
SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. – Clean and Track Equipment
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. – Furnace Equipment
EBARA Corporation – CMP and Electroplating Equipment
SUMCO Corporation – Raw Wafer Material
Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd. – Raw Wafer Material
JSR Corporation – Lithography Material
The Dow Chemical Company – CMP Material