TSMC Shares Power Conservation Experience with Free Classes

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – December 7, 2012 – TSMC Today held its first Industrial Power Conservation Course, holding free classes to share the company’s many years of experience in saving electricity with others in the manufacturing industry. The course is aimed at providing practical power conservation know-how to government and industry so that TSMC can make the best use of its accumulated knowledge to benefit society and carry out its corporate social responsibility.

“TSMC has always engaged closely with society to fulfill the social responsibilities of a good corporate citizen, and to do our part to act as a force to uplift society in the areas of morality, business ethics, rule of law, and sustainability,” said TSMC Spokesperson and Senior Vice President Ms. Lora Ho. “ This Industrial Power Conservation course demonstrates TSMC’s commitment to sharing our experience for the common benefit of industry, and we will continue to find more ways to support sustainable development.

After receiving an enthusiastic response to its free water conservation courses in 2011 from manufacturers and government agencies across Taiwan, TSMC has extended this model to free power conservation classes. TSMC will hold classes in Hsinchu, Taichung, and Tainan for executives and technical personnel from companies across a variety of industries. Approximately 270 people have registered for the course.

TSMC has several hundred engineers working on conserving power, and the company’s power consumption benchmarks have improved steadily over the past several years. In 2011, TSMC’s Taiwan fabs conserved 730 million kilowatt hours of electricity, or enough to power a town of 300,000 people for 1-1/2 years, and saved NT$1.7 billion in utility costs for the company. At the same time, the reduction in power consumption also eliminates approximately 450,000 tons of carbon emissions.