TSMC Bolsters Design Ecosystem With DFM-Compliant EDA Tools and Data Kit for 65nm Design; Multiple Partners Achieve Design Ecosystem Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 17, 2006— Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSE:2330)(NYSE: TSM) today delivers on its commitment to provide low risk, easy adoption of its 65nm technology by announcing that multiple Design Service Ecosystem partners have achieved DFM compliance for their 65nm tools.

"TSMC is the first foundry to proactively work with major EDA vendors to create and qualify interoperability between the foundry's DFM data sets for advanced technology and the EDA tools and models that designers use," said Ed Wan, senior director of design service marketing. "This breakthrough provides designers with the ability to help improve production ramps, initial yield, and ROI, without compromising on die size or performance."

Partners who have achieved DFM compliance status include Anchor Semiconductor, Cadence Design Systems, Clear Shape Technologies, Magma Design Automation, Mentor Graphics, Ponte Solutions, Predictions Software, and Synopsys, Inc.

Using TSMC's DFM Unified Format as the foundation for the tool compliance program, TSMC and its partners have run multiple compliance tests to validate interoperability between the format and Ecosystem partner tools. This ensures that the tools and models that designers use can fully access and utilize TSMC's process-specific, encrypted DFM Data Kit, the proprietary "heart" of TSMC's technology.

To achieve this compliance, DFM tool accuracy, performance as well as usability all must be verified with massive foundry data, a task that can only be accomplished in collaboration between the foundry and its partners. By proactively working with major EDA companies to qualify their tools, TSMC has achieved clear industry leadership in the number and variety of tools qualified in this manner. As a result, TSMC DFM compliance program represents the proven path to success for the designers by improving the first time silicon success rate and reducing the total design cycle time, which contribute to foundry customers' success.

About TSMC

TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing industry's leading process technology and the foundry industry's largest portfolio of process-proven library, IP, design tools and reference flows. The company operates two advanced twelve-inch wafer fabs, five eight-inch fabs and one six-inch wafer fab. TSMC also has substantial capacity commitments at its wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech and TSMC (Shanghai), and its joint venture fab, SSMC. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 65nm production capabilities. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please see http://www.tsmc.com.



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