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 http://www.tsmc.com.