TSMC Reports Second Quarter EPS of NT$0.94

Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, R.O.C., July 30, 2009 -- TSMC today announced consolidated revenue of NT$74.21 billion, net income of NT$24.44 billion, and diluted earnings per share of NT$0.94 (US$0.14 per ADS unit) for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Year-over-year, second quarter revenue decreased 15.8% while net income and diluted EPS decreased 15% and 13.9%, respectively. Compared to first quarter of 2009, second quarter results represent an 87.9% increase in revenue, and an increase of 1467.9% in net income and an increase of 1466.5% in diluted EPS. All figures were prepared in accordance with R.O.C. GAAP on a consolidated basis.

Gross margin for the quarter was 46.2%, operating margin was 33.9%, and net margin was 32.9%.

As a result of improved demand outlook, customers’ companies launching new products, and customers’ inventory restocking, second quarter saw a sharp rebound in the demand for semiconductors across all applications.

Advanced process technologies (0.13-micron and below) accounted for 65% of wafer revenues. 90-nanometer process technology accounted for 23% of wafer revenues, 65-nanometer 28%, and 45/40-nanometer, with wafer shipments tripling those of 1Q, exceeded 1% of total wafer sales.

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