TSMC Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers at Supply Chain Management Forum

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – December 2, 2011 –TSMC (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today held its 11th annual Supply Chain Management forum to show appreciation for the support and contributions of its suppliers in 2011, and to recognize 12 outstanding equipment and materials suppliers. This year, over 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.

The theme of this year’s forum was “Collaborate on Technology Advancement”. “TSMC is a semiconductor industry leader because of our three competitive advantages: technology leadership, manufacturing excellence, and customer trust,” said TSMC Chairman Dr. Morris Chang. “TSMC’s success comes from its close collaboration with customers and supplier partners, and we will continue to work together and push technology forward for the sustainable growth of the semiconductor industry.”

“We are very thankful for our supplier partners’ full support in creating cutting-edge technology,” said Dr. Steve Tso, TSMC’s Senior Vice President of Materials Management and Risk Management. “This solid partnership helps us grow and win together, and is the key to the continued success of both TSMC and our partners.”

In addition to recognizing suppliers’ outstanding overall performance with the “Supplier Excellence Award”, TSMC also established the “Supplier Achievement Award” this year, which was awarded to Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. for environmental excellence and Greene, Tweed & Co. for supply chain resilience.

The winners are as follows:

Supplier Excellence Award
Applied Materials, Inc. – Excellent Productivity, PVD Equipment
ASML Holding N.V. – Excellent Service, Lithography Equipment
Tokyo Electron Ltd. – Excellent Delivery Support
Lam Research Corp. – Excellent Technology Development Collaboration, Etching Equipment
KLA-Tencor Corp. – Excellent Performance, Mask Inspection Equipment
SUMCO Corp. – Excellent Performance, Silicon Wafer Material
BASF SE – Excellent Technology Development Collaboration, Chemical Material
Linde LienHwa – Excellent Performance, Gas Material
Dow Chemical – Excellent Performance, CMP Material
JX Nippon Mining & Metals – Excellent Delivery Support, Target Material
Supplier Achievement Award
Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd – Environmental Excellence
Greene, Tweed & Co. – Local Presence for Supply Chain Resilience