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VIS and AnalogicTech Implement ModularBCD Process Technology
Modern, Low-Temperature CMOS-Like Manufacturing Flow
Delivers High Yields Without Sacrificing Device Performance or Electrical Isolation

Sunnyvale, CA and Hsinchu, Taiwan ˇV May 02, 2006 ˇV Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated (AnalogicTech) (Nasdaq: AATI), a developer of power management semiconductors for mobile consumer electronic devices, and Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS), a leading specialty IC foundry service provider, today announced plans to integrate AnalogicTech's 0.35-micron multi-voltage mixed-signal ModularBCD process technology into VIS' advanced 200-mm submicron fabrication facilities in Taiwan.

The deployment of AnalogicTech's ModularBCD process technology is part of the VIS strategy to extend its process spectrum of BCD (Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) technology, and enhances the position of VIS as a leader in the specialty foundry industry. For AnalogicTech, manufacturing ModularBCD wafers in world-class VIS facilities furthers its corporate strategy to re-use DRAM fabs for the production of new-generation power management ICs ˇV products benefiting from process technology especially developed by AnalogicTech for such advanced equipment sets. According to the agreement, VIS will manufacture wafers for AnalogicTech and also offer the process for foundry to other fabless companies and IDMs for products that do not compete directly with AnalogicTech's power management offerings.

ˇ§AnalogicTech's customers are developing handsets and consumer electronics that demand the highest quality standards -- even more strict than many high-density DRAM devices,ˇ¨ said Allen Lam, Vice President of Worldwide Operations for AnalogicTech. ˇ§As a leading specialty IC foundry service provider, VIS has a proven track record of high quality, high volume foundry services that will enable us to meet or exceed customer expectations with our new ModularBCD products.ˇ¨

ˇ§VIS is committed to becoming the world leader in specialty and customized IC manufacturing foundry services,ˇ¨ said Steve Pletcher, Managing Director at VIS Micro (VIS' marketing arm in North America). ˇ§Collaborating with the power and analog technology experts at AnalogicTech strengthens VIS' portfolio of specialty processes and helps us meet diverse customer demands. Complementing our extensive analog CMOS, high-voltage, mixed-signal, and conventional BCD foundry offering, the high-integration, electrical isolation, and multi-voltage capability of ModularBCD is ideal for today's complex ICs and system-on-chip integration. Such capability translates into high performance and reduced technical risk for our customers.ˇ¨

ModularBCD Process Technology
Unlike conventional BCD technologies which rely on high temperature processes and expensive epitaxial deposition to achieve electrical isolation, ModularBCD employs a modern, low-temperature CMOS-like manufacturing flow capable of high yields without sacrificing device performance or electrical isolation. Furthermore, the principle of ˇ§modularityˇ¨ means process modules and devices for different voltages can be added or removed in a modular fashion without redesigning circuitry, making analog and mixed signal circuit reuse a viable design methodology.

ˇ§We are excited to see ModularBCD deployed in VIS' advanced manufacturing facilities,ˇ¨ commented Richard K. Williams, President, CEO, and CTO for AnalogicTech. ˇ§As part of a carefully managed and highly-selective long-term multi-source supply and license strategy, our agreement with VIS offers further support that by manufacturing in high-volume ex-DRAM facilities, ModularBCD wafer capacity should be able to keep pace with global demand, both for AnalogicTech and VIS' other foundry customers.ˇ¨

About Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) is a leading specialty IC foundry service provider. By offering cost-effective solutions and high value-added services, VIS supplies logic and mixed-signal technologies transferred from TSMC, and various specialty processes including high-voltage and ultra-high-voltage, precision analog, RF CMOS, embedded non-volatile memory, and Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) technologies. VIS is committed to becoming a specialty IC foundry leader on these important emerging market segments through timely delivery, high reliability, and unsurpassed customer service. The company has world-class manufacturing capabilities and is listed on the Taiwan Over-the-Counter (OTC) Stock Exchange under the code 5347. For more information, please visit the VIS website: www.vis.com.tw. About AnalogicTech Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated (AnalogicTech) is a supplier of Total Power Managementä semiconductor solutions for mobile consumer electronic devices, such as wireless handsets, notebook and tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, wireless LAN, and personal media players. The company focuses its design and marketing efforts on the application-specific power management needs of consumer, communications, and computing applications in these rapidly evolving devices. AnalogicTech also develops and licenses device, process, package, and application-related technology. AnalogicTech is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing, Japan, Sweden, UK, and France, as well as a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors. The company is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol AATI. For more information, please visit the AnalogicTech website: www.analogictech.com.
 
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E-mail: erikogren@analogictech.com

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VIS Contact:
Steve Pletcher
Managing Director
VIS Micro Inc. (USA)
+1-408-986-0600
spletcher@vis-a.com

VIS PR Contact (Taiwan):
Michelle Chang
Public Relations
VIS Headquarters, Taiwan
+886-3-5770355 ext. 1900
ijchang@vis.com.tw

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Public Relations
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