Orise Technology Builds Industry-First Smartphone High-Definition Display Driver on TSMC High Voltage Process

Hsinchu, Taiwan – (May 24, 2011) – Orise Technology today introduced the industry’s first fully integrated smartphone high definition (HD) display driver IC. The new display driver is manufactured on TSMC’s (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) 80nm High Voltage process technology.

The Orise HD720 high definition display driver features TSMC’s ground-breaking SRAM block that provides higher resolution and a higher speed interface capability than previously achieved using previous generations of SRAM for WVGA resolution.

Key to Orise‘s breakthrough was manufacturing the HD720 display driver IC on TSMC’s 80nm High Voltage process technology. The process is the foundry segment’s leading technology to provide copper wire interconnect in High Voltage technology. It achieves a higher SRAM density with 20% more speed than previous generations to enable HD display quality SoCs with the lowest power consumption. The 80nm High Voltage process technology is manufactured on 12-inch wafers in TSMC’s GIGAFABsTM.

TSMC also provides customers with a 0.11-micron High Voltage process for the volume production of WVGA/ qHD display drivers, widely used in present-generation smartphones.

“The ability to bring the high definition experience to the next generation of smartphones is a huge step forward,” said Dar Chang Juang, Orise President. “With smartphone shipments expected to increase 23 percent this year, the HD720 will provide a valued feature.”

“Orise has successfully leveraged the leading edge advantages of the 80nm High Voltage process technology. Their success is another example of how TSMC’s ‘More-Than-Moore’ trusted technology leadership is helping our customers to maximize the value of their innovation,” said Jason Chen, TSMC Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales and Marketing.

About Orise Technology
Orise Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2006 and listed on TSE in 2007 (ticker: 3545). Orise Technology specializes in research, development, design, and manufacture of Flat Panel Display Driver ICs and Flat Panel Display Controller ICs. Main products include: Large-sized TFT Panel Driver ICs, Timing Controller ICs, Medium/Small-sized TFT Panel Controller and Driver SOCs, STN Panel Driver ICs and related ASICs. For more information, please go to www.orisetech.com.

About TSMC
TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry’s leading process technology and the foundry’s largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows. The Company’s managed capacity in 2010 totaled 11.3 million (8-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from two advanced 12-inch GIGAFABs™, four eight-inch fabs, one six-inch fab, as well as TSMC’s wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech and TSMC China, and its joint venture fab, SSMC. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 40nm production capabilities. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please visit http://www.tsmc.com.