TSMC and Altera Continue Long-Term Partnership

                TSMC and Altera Continue Long-Term Partnership

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, and SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013

HSINCHU, Taiwan, and SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TSMC
(TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) and Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today reaffirmed
their commitment to a long-term partnership to set new milestones in FPGA
innovation. TSMC is Altera's primary foundry, supplying a wide array of
processes to fulfill Altera's product portfolio, including soon-to-be-released
20 nm products, existing mainstream products, and long-lived legacy

Altera is fully engaged with TSMC on developing products based on
next-generation process technologies. Altera's next major product family
leverages TSMC's cost-effective 20SoC process for optimal power and
performance and will include several significant product and technology
innovations for both companies. Altera will continue to leverage future TSMC
process technologies in its tailored product portfolio for performance,
bandwidth, and power efficiency needs across diverse end applications.

"Over the course of our 20-year collaboration, Altera and TSMC have achieved
many industry milestones that have greatly benefitted both companies," said
John Daane, president, CEO and chairman of Altera. "TSMC remains an important
part of our future product development. We look forward to continuing our
close partnership to jointly develop technologies for next-generation

Morris Chang, TSMC's chairman and CEO added, "The history of collaboration
between Altera and TSMC has exemplified the way fabless and foundry have
nurtured each other to become a powerful force in the semiconductor industry.
TSMC would not be where it is today without customers like Altera, and I
firmly believe this partnership will continue to flourish."


Website: http://www.tsmc.com
Contact: Lora Ho, TSMC Senior VP & CFO, 886-3-505-4602; Elizabeth Sun,
Director, TSMC Corporate Communication Division, 886-3-568-2085 or
886-988-937999, elizabeth_sun@tsmc.com; Sue Martenson, Senior PR Manager,
Altera Corporation San Jose, CA, USA, +1-408-544-8158 or +1-408-458-6865,
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