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Monthly Sales Report - July 2005
Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 9, 2005 - Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, a leading specialty IC foundry service provider, today announced July 2005 net sales of NT$ 1,053 million, up 8.4% compared with NT$970 million for the previous month, setting another record high for 2005. For the period of January to July 2005, accumulated net sales totaled NT$ 6,015 million.

On a year-over-year basis, net sales for July 2005 fell 27%. Accumulated net sales for January to July 2005 decreased 36% compared with the same period last year. However, sales from the foundry business in July fell 10.4% compared with July 2004, and accumulated sales from January to July fell by 11.5%.

VIS spokesperson Mr. Daniel Chen said, ˇ§The increase in July sales is the result of continuous growth in wafer shipment. Due to the strong demand for LCD driver IC this quarter, we expect the wafer shipment to increase by a mid-teen percentage point, utilization rate to increase from 81% to over 90%, and gross margin to reach 33%~35% from 30%.ˇ¨
 
Sales Report UnitˇGNT$ Thousand
Net Sales
2005*
2004
Growth(Decrease)
Growth(Decrease)%
July
1,052,522
1,448,268
(395,746)
(27.33%)
January through July
6,014,601
9,341,291
(3,326,690)
(35.61%)
*Year 2005 figures have not been audited.


Media Contacts:
Daniel Chen
Spokesman
General Counsel, Vice President of Administration
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
Tel: 886-3-5770355 ext.2009
Fax: 886-3-5773504
E-mail: Vanguard_PR@vis.com.tw

Michelle Chang
Public Relations
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
Tel: 886-3-5770355 ext.1900
Fax: 886-3-5773504
E-mail: ijchang@vis.com.tw