VIA Announces 2Q’05/1H’05 Results

<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Taipei, Taiwan, 31 August 2005 – VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced financial results for second quarter 2005.<!–more–></p>
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Net sales for 2Q’05 were NT$3,659 million. Net loss was NT$536 million; based on weighted average shares outstanding of 1,279.067 million shares, earnings per share were reported as negative NT$0.42.</p>
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>For the first half of the year, net sales totaled NT$7,558 million. Net loss was NT$473 million; based on weighted average shares outstanding of 1,279.067 million shares, earnings per share for the first half of the year were reported at negative NT$0.37.</p>
<p style=”text-align: justify;”><strong>Income Statements</strong></p>

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<p align=”center”><strong><u>2</u></strong><u><strong>Q’05</strong></u></p>
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<p align=”center”><strong><u>1H’05</u></strong></p>
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<td valign=”bottom”>(in NT D millions, except EPS )</td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”center” valign=”bottom” width=”120″><strong>Amount</strong></td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”center” valign=”bottom” width=”120″><strong>%</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”center” valign=”bottom” width=”120″><strong>Amount</strong></td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”center” valign=”bottom” width=”120″><strong>%</strong></td>
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<td valign=”bottom”><strong>Net Revenue</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>3,65 9</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>100.0%</td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>7,558</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>100.0%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”><strong>Cost of Goods Sold</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-2,878</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-78.7%</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”3″></td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-5,940</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-78.6%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”>    <strong>Gross Profit</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>781</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>21.3%</td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>1,618</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>21.4%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”><strong>Operating Expenses</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-1,139</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-31.1%</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”3″></td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-2,214</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-29.3%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”>    <strong>Operating Profit</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-358</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-9.8%</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”3″></td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-596</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-7.9%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”><strong>Non-Operating Income</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>164</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>4.5%</td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>932</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>12.3%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”><strong>Non-Operating Expenses</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-347</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-9.5%</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”3″></td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-814</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-10.8%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”>    <strong>Income Before Tax</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-541</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-14.8%</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”3″></td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-478</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-6.3%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”><strong>Income Tax Credit (Expense)</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>5</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>0.1%</td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>5</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>0.1%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”><strong>Net Income</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-536</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-14.7%</td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-473</td>
<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>-6.3%</td>
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<td valign=”bottom”><strong>EPS ( 1 ,279.067 M shares )</strong></td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>-$0.42</td>
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<td style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>-$0.37</td>
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<strong>Balance Sheet</strong>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”>(in NT D millions )</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” colspan=”2″ align=”center” valign=”bottom”><strong><u>June 30, 2005</u></strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”center” valign=”bottom” width=”120″><strong>%</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>Cash &amp; ST Investment</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>6,601</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>30.0%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>Receivables</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>1,959</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>8.9%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>Inventory</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>3,233</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>14.7%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>Other Current Assets</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>523</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>2.4%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”>    <strong>Total Current Assets</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>12,316</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>55.9%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>LT Investment</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>6,660</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>30.2%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>Fixed &amp; Other Assets</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>3,051</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>13.8%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”>    <strong>Total Assets</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>22,027</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>100.0%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>Current Liabilities</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>4,734</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>21.5%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>LT Debt</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>2,183</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>9.9%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”><strong>Other Liabilities</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>316</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>1.4%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”>    <strong>Total Liabilities</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>7,233</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>32.8%</td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” valign=”bottom”>    <strong>Total Shareholders’ Equity</strong></td>
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<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” width=”80″>14,794</td>
<td class=”boxcontentNew” style=”text-align: center;” align=”right” valign=”bottom” width=”80″>67.2%</td>
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