Winbond Announces the Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2013

Hsinchu, Taiwan, Apr. 26, 2013- Winbond Electronics Corporation today announced the financial results for the first quarter of 2013. On an consolidated basis, net sales were NT$7.675 billion, a decrease of 2% QoQ and an increase of 3 % YoY, with gross margin of 9% . Net losses for the first quarter were NT$ 337 million; loss per share was NT$0.1. 

Revenue for the first quarter of 2013 slightly decreased QoQ due to seasonality. In the first quarter of 2013, ASP erosion was improved. Mobile devices spurred an increase in low power DRAM demand. The Company continued to improve business by better product mix during the quarter.

In terms of business, 58nm products of NOR Flash sales took 33% of memory revenue in the first quarter, compared  to 20% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Low power DRAM contributed over 50% of Mobile RAM sales and drove Mobile RAM business growth. 46nm products made up 25% of Specialty DRAM sales. In contrast to weak HDD demand, networking and STB sales increased QoQ. 

Looking forward to the second quarter, PC market looks still weak. DRAM demonstrates continuous growth through the booming demand of tablet and smart phone. Surging ASP of PC DRAM expects to support ASP of Specialty DRAM. LCD TV market stays flat or slightly increases. Networking as well as STB applications take a rise approach of applications in clouds and HD broadcast. As for NOR Flash market, Serial Flash sees healthy demand and building into new applications.

Driven by customer base and 58nm product portfolio, NOR Flash business expects to rise in both embedded and mobile applications in the second quarter of 2013. Visibility of demand from Specialty DRAM is clear and ASP will be gradually adjusted to a healthy balance. Strong market demand in mobile devices will continuously drive the growth of medium density Low Power DRAM. As a whole, the Company holds a positive outlook towards the second quarter.


Mr. James Wen

News Liaison
  Mandy  Wang 

    Email YCWang16@winbond.com

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