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TSMC Named Supplier of the Year by eSilicon

Thursday, December 09, 2010

TSMC Named Supplier of the Year by eSilicon12:00 EST Thursday, December 09, 2010SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) will receive eSilicon Corporation's "Supplier of the Year Award" during a ceremony at an eSilicon-hosted dinner on December 9. eSilicon presents the award annually to their supply chain partner who has demonstrated excellence in collaborating with the company and its customers through industry-leading products, services and support."eSilicon has been a long-time partner and a key VCA (Value Chain Aggregator) member with TSMC. eSilicon's reputation as an innovator and fast growing company within the fabless supply chain continues to grow. We are very happy to be recognized on our partnership in serving customers together," said Brad Paulsen, Vice President of Business Management, TSMC North America."TSMC has really extended itself to provide our customers with technology leadership, product quality, on time delivery and customer service," said Hugh Durdan, Chief Operation Officer of eSilicon. "As a value chain producer, our success is tightly tied to our suppliers. We carefully select our partners and look to them to share in our success and commitment to delivering excellence in all of their services."About TSMC  TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry's leading process technology and the foundry's largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows. The Company's managed capacity in 2009 totaled 9.96 million (8-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from two advanced 12-inch GIGAFABs?, 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 40nm production capabilities. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please visit http://www.tsmc.com.SOURCE TSMCFor further information: Ferda Mehmet of Edelman, +1-650-762-2946, Mobile, +1-415-308-7877, Ferda.Mehmet@edelman.com, for TSMC; or Michael Kramer, Corporate Public Relations of TSMC, +886-3-5636688 ext. 7126216, pdkramer@tsmc.com