TSMC Awards Outstanding Suppliers at Supply Chain Management Forum

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – December 3, 2010 - TSMC (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today held its 10th annual supply chain management forum to recognize the support and outstanding contributions of its suppliers over the past year and to award nine exceptional materials, equipment, and facilities service suppliers.

"As a leader in the global logic IC industry, We work hand in hand with our suppliers to push the forefront of technology development," said Chairman and CEO Dr. Morris Chang. "This close collaboration is key to our mutual success."

"Over the past year, we have experienced tremendous growth in demand for our capacity, and I am grateful for the extraordinary efforts of our suppliers in working with us to capture this growth opportunity together," said Dr. Steve Tso, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Materials Management and Risk Management.

Breakout sessions also discussed up- and down-stream collaboration to prepare for future technological advances, supply chain collaboration and win-win partnerships, and award winners were invited to share case studies of their successes. In addition, participants also explored environmental policies and measures to meet environmental protection and sustainable development targets. More than 400 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.

In addition to recognizing outstanding suppliers in the fields of technology collaboration, excellent product, and excellent services, TSMC also gave special appreciation to the suppliers who supported TSMC in meeting its rapid capacity expansion targets in 2010.

Winners of TSMC’s 2010 supplier awards are as follows:

Equipment- Excellent Technology Collaboration
Applied Materials Inc. - HKMG PVD equipment
Tokyo Electron Ltd. - BEOL Etching equipment
ASML Holding N.V. - EUV and Immersion equipment
Equipment- Excellent Capacity Ramping Support
Lam Research Corporation - Etching equipment
Equipment- Excellent Product
Novellus Systems Inc. - ECP equipment
Material - Excellent Service
Hoya Corporation - Blank Material
Material & Facility- Excellent Delivery
SUMCO Corporation - Silicon Wafer Material
TOPCO Quartz Products Co. Ltd. - Quartzware
China Steel Structure Co. Ltd. - Fab Building Construction