Winbond Announced Monthly Revenue for September

(Taipei News) Winbond Electronics Corporation today announced the revenue results for the month of September, 2008. Revenue for the month was NT$ 1.677 billion, a decrease approximately 9.25 percent when compared with NT$1.848 billion in the previous month. Accumulated revenue for January to September of 2008 was NT$ 18.05 billion.

September business was negatively affected by the soft DRAM price. However, revenue of Winbond’s branded products — Mobile RAM and Specialty DRAM has exceeded memory IC foundry month-over-month. Under the weakening macroeconomic environment, Winbond continues shrinking technology, driving cost reduction, and adjusting production capacity to niche products with steady gross margins, to reduce loss from the economic depression.

Shipments of Mobile RAM ramped up in September. Revenue of Specialty DRAM also demonstrated a positive growth thanks to the migration to the 300mm wafer fab and cost improvement. In the Commodity DRAM segment, most of which was assigned for 70nm technology production to reduce cost, although the weakening price caused revenue drop. NOR Flash performed steadily in this month.

Winbond plans to introduce 65nm in the fourth quarter of 2008. Besides, NOR Flash will also migrate to 90nm technology production during early 2009. Winbond will continue moving forward with its optimum competitiveness.

                                                   Winbond Electronics Corp. Monthly Business Revenue Report (Unit: NT$ 1,000) 



Monthly Revenue
Accumulated Revenue
   2008 September 1,677,292  2008 Jan. ~ Sept.


   2008 August


 2007 Jan. ~ Sept. 25,284,451
Increase (Decrease)

(9.25) %

Increase (Decrease)


Note1: The 2008 revenue is internal data and has not been audited by a CPA.
Note 2: Revenue dose not include Logic IC Business from July 2008.

    Wilson Wen
    Executive Vice President of Memory IC Manufacturing Business Group 

News Liaison
    Mike Liu
    Deputy Director

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