Winbond Electronics Corporation Announces Monthly Revenue Results For November, 2001

(Taipei News) Winbond Electronics Corporation today announced financial results for the month ending November 2001. Revenue for the month was approximately NT $1.923 billion, a decrease of 51.46 percent when compared with NT $3.961 billion over the same period last year. Accumulated revenue for January to November 2001 was NT $21.849 billion, a decrease of nearly 51.37 percent when compared with NT $44.932 billion over the same period last year.

During the second half of the year Winbond's financial results have continued to show improvement. November's result reflects the fourth consecutive month that revenue has increased.The Company's multimedia ICs, which are part of Winbond's logic product offerings, continue to show strong sales results due to a booming market. TFT-LCD Driver ICs also report increased shipments, due also to increased market demand. In addition, the Company is experiencing increased demand for Flash memory products for CD-ROM, CD-RW and DVD applications--all of which contributed positively to November's revenue results.

Following an adjustment its DRAM marketing strategy, Winbond continues to aggressively pursue new market opportunities for its DDR product line and graphic memory ICs. Currently, Winbond's DDR products are all 256 Mb ICs, produced using 0.175 micron technology. November's fab capacity was approximately 30 percent of total capacity for DRAM. The Company estimates that DDR production for DRAM will increase from 40 percent in December, 2001 to 80 percent before the end of the first quarter of 2002. In addition, Winbond also estimates that its current 4Mx32MB DDR IC will transition from the sampling stage and move into the production phase by the first quarter of 2002.

Winbond Electronics Corp. Monthly Business Revenue Report (Unit: NT$ 1,000)
Monthly Revenue
Accumulated Revenue
2001  November 1,922,913  2001 Jan. ~ Nov. 21,848,949
2000  November 3,961,164  2000 Jan. ~ Nov.  44,931,857
Increase (Decrease) (51.46)% Increase (Decrease) (51.37)%



Note : Please note that the results issued herein represent internally generated financial information that has not yet been audited by an independent, third party CPA.



    Wilson Wen
    Vice President of Administrative Center
News Liaison
    Mike Liu
    Deputy Director

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