TSMC August 2011 Sales Report

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. –September 9, 2011 - TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced its net sales for August 2011: On an unconsolidated basis, net sales were approximately NT$37.04 billion, an increase of 6.1 percent over July 2011 and an increase of 1.5 percent over August 2010. Revenues for January through August 2011 totaled NT$282.35 billion, an increase of 7.2 percent compared to the same period in 2010.

On a consolidated basis, net sales for August 2011 were approximately NT$ 37.64 billion, an increase of 6.2 percent over July 2011 and an increase of 0.7 percent over August 2010. Consolidated revenues for January through August 2011 totaled NT$288.96 billion, an increase of 6.3 percent compared to the same period in 2010.

"In August, we have completed some rush orders for customers, therefore, TSMC's third quarter revenue is likely to exceed the guidance given on July 28, 2011 (consolidated revenues between NT$102 billion and NT$104 billion)," said Senior Vice President Ms. Lora Ho, TSMC's Chief Financial Officer and Spokesperson. "However, given the increased uncertainty in the global economy, TSMC does not expect that these short-term rush orders will continue into the fourth quarter."