TSMC August 2009 Sales Report

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. - September 10, 2009 - TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced its net sales for August 2009: on an unconsolidated basis, net sales were approximately NT$28.89 billion, a decrease of 4.6 percent from July 2009 and a decrease of 6.8 percent from August 2008. Revenues for January through August 2009 totaled NT$168.72 billion, a decrease of 27.5 percent compared to the same period in 2008.

On a consolidated basis, net sales for August 2009 were approximately NT$ 29.83 billion, a decrease of 4.3 percent from July 2009 and a decrease of 6.4 percent from August 2008. Revenues for January through August 2009 totaled NT$174.71 billion, a decrease of 27.0 percent compared to the same period in 2008.