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VIS Reports Third Quarter Revenue of NT$3,490 Million and Earnings Per Share of NT$0.55
Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 30, 2006 - Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation today announced its third quarter financial results. Third quarter revenue was NT$3,490 million, generating after tax net income around NT$905 million, and EPS of NT$0.55.

Compared with the previous quarter, third quarter revenue grew 18%, net income and earnings per share both increased by around 40%. On a year-over-year comparison, revenue for the third quarter increased 9%, net income increased by around 63% and earnings per share increased by around 62%.

Wafer shipment for the third quarter reached 180,000 wafers, representing a 24% increase from 145,000 wafers in the second quarter. Average utilization rate increased to 99% compared with 86% of the previous quarter. Gross margin rose from 37% to 38%.

Financial results for the first three quarters of 2006 include accumulated revenue of NT$9,013 million, gross profit of NT$3,135 million, operating income of NT$2,326 million, income before tax of NT$2,400 million, income after tax of NT$1,943 million, and EPS of NT$1.18.

For the fourth quarter of 2006, VIS spokesperson Mr. Robert Hsieh commented Ą§along with the growth of driver IC foundry business and the increase of capacity, we estimate the wafer shipment to rise by a high single digit percentage quarter on quarter, the fab utilization rate to be mid-to-high nineties percentage, the blended ASP to be around flat quarter on quarter and the gross margin to be in the range of 37%~39% 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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E-mail: cjtsai@vis.com.tw, llhsu@vis.com.tw