Cisco Presents TSMC with Silicon EcoSystem Excellence Award

         Cisco Presents TSMC with Silicon EcoSystem Excellence Award

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM)
has been honored as this year's recipient of the Cisco 2012 Silicon EcoSystem
Excellence Award.

The award recognizes TSMC for performing beyond expectations by partnering
with Cisco as a critical supply chain partner in the development of advanced
technologies in the areas of Silicon wafer manufacturing, IC packaging,
assembly and testing. The distinction was presented at Cisco's 21^st annual
Supplier Appreciation Event in Santa Clara, Calif. 

"TSMC's direct engagement with Cisco to develop and implement technologies
enables an accelerated time to market for Cisco's products. Not only do they
meet Cisco's needs today, but they also explore and push the technology
envelope in their next-generation process nodes," said Roger Bhikha, Senior
Director, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco. "We are pleased to present TSMC
with the 'Silicon EcoSystem Excellence' award."

"Collaborating with Cisco to enhance advanced technology product development
creates strategic value for both parties," said Rose Castanares, Senior
Director, TSMC North America. "Creating a great ecosystem for customers
throughout the supply chain is the surest path to sustained growth and
profitability for everyone."

Cisco presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to
Cisco's success in fiscal year 2012. At the event Cisco celebrated the shared
successes of its global value chain with strategic suppliers and manufacturing
partners and reaffirmed its commitment to a strong, continued partnership that
will further accelerate innovation.

About TSMC

TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the
industry's leading process technology and the foundry segment's largest
portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows.
The Company's managed capacity in 2011 totaled 13.22 million (8-inch
equivalent) wafers, including capacity from three advanced 12-inch GIGAFAB™
facilities, 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 28nm production capabilities. Its
corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC
please visit


Contact: Elizabeth Sun, TSMC, +011-886-3-5682085,
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