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Vanguard Set Up VIS Singapore Pte. Ltd. To Provide Advanced Specialty Device Modeling And Design Services
Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 8, 2004 - Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (OTC: 5347), one of the world's leading specialty integrated circuit (IC) foundry service providers today announced the opening of its wholly-owned subsidiary, VIS Singapore Pte. Ltd.. Vanguard established this office to provide dedicated specialty IC modeling and design services to its global foundry customers. Through the effort of this office, Vanguard expects to offer its specialty IC foundry customers a markedly shorter time-to-market cycle.

Mr. Daniel Chen, Vanguard's spokesman and vice president, noted that, ˇ§Device modeling and IP design are critical elements for fabless design companies. The Vanguard Singapore team has been providing these services to its global foundry customers for many years and has gained very rich expertise and technology in providing specialty solutions such as wireless, radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal device solutions. The addition of this team's talent and capabilities meets Vanguard's current focuses on specialty IC foundry business. Vanguard has completely terminated its DRAM production in July and successfully converted itself into a 100% specialty IC pure-play foundry. Vanguard is committed to provide cost-effective solutions to its global foundry customersˇ¨. He also thanked the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) for their supports provided to Vanguard in setting up this operation.

Mr. Tan Choon Shian, EDB Director, Electronics and Precision Engineering, said, ˇ§The semiconductor industry is a strategic one for Singapore, and IC design is a key component of the manufacturing process. EDB is committed to ensuring that there is always a ready pool of IC design talent in Singapore that companies can tap on. I'm glad that Vanguard is able to recruit people here with RF capabilities, which can add value to their specialty IC modeling and design efforts. Their setting up here is another endorsement of Singapore's conducive environment for IC design, and we wish them every success.ˇ¨

The Vanguard Singapore technical team is located at Paya Lebar Industrial Park. It is formed by senior device modeling and IP design specialists led by Dr. Leang Sern Ee. Before joining Vanguard, the team has been providing RF and mixed-signal device modeling and IP design support for many global leading foundry companies and design houses. The Vanguard Singapore technical team is expected to grow to about 20 engineers in the near future. With this team's added modeling and designing capabilities, Vanguard's current IP and design services team expects to provide a more comprehensive and effective support to its global foundry customers.

About Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation is a leading specialty IC foundry service provider. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, the Company specializes in IC manufacturing services such as Mask-ROM, High Voltage Devices, CMOS Imaging Sensors, Flash and Mixed-Mode processes. The Company's common stock is traded on the Taiwan Over-the-Counter (OTC) Stock Exchange under the code of ˇ§5347.ˇ¨
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Media Contacts
Daniel Chen
VP, General Counsel
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
Tel: 886-3-5770355 ext.2009
Fax: 886-3-5773504

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

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