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VIS Reports Second Quarter Revenue of NT$2,947 Million and Earnings Per Share of NT$0.39
Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 4, 2006 - Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation today announced its second quarter financial results. Second quarter revenue was NT$2,947 million, generating after tax net income around NT$648 million, and EPS of NT$0.39.

Compared with the previous quarter, second quarter revenue grew 14%, net income and earnings per share both increased by around 66%. On a year-over-year comparison, revenue for the second quarter increased 8%, net income increased by around 73% and earnings per share increased by around 72%.

Wafer shipment for the second quarter reached 145,000 wafers, representing a 22% increase from 119,000 wafers in the first quarter. Average utilization rate increased to 86% compared with 71% of the previous quarter. Gross margin rose from 27% to 37%.

Financial results for the first half of 2006 include accumulated revenue of NT$5,524 million, gross profit of NT$1,793 million, operating income of NT$1,252 million, before tax income of NT$1,314 million, after tax income of NT$1,037 million, and EPS of NT$0.63.

For the third quarter of 2006, VIS spokesperson Mr. Robert Hsieh commented Ą§along with the growth of 0.18um logic process and panel driver IC foundry business, we estimate the wafer shipment to rise by around 20% quarter on quarter, the fab utilization rate to be mid-to-high nineties percentage, the blended ASP to decline by a low single digit percentage quarter on quarter and the gross margin to be in the range of 36%~38% Ą¨.

 
VIS SpokespersonĄG
Robert Hsieh- Vice President
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
Tel: 886-3-5770355
E-mail: pr@vis.com.tw

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Jay Tsai / Lily Hsu - PR Department
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
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Fax: 886-3-5773504
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E-mail: cjtsai@vis.com.tw, llhsu@vis.com.tw