VIA Announces 3Q’06 Results

Taipei, Taiwan, 31 October 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced financial results for third quarter 2006.

Net sales for 3Q’06 were NT$4,685 million, and the net loss was NT$647 million; based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 1,287.058 million shares, earnings per share were reported as negative NT$0.50.

For the first three quarters of the year, net sales totaled NT$17,684 million with net gain of NT$714 million; based on weighted average shares outstanding of 1,287.058 million shares, earnings per share for the first three quarters of the year were reported at NT$0.55.

Income Statements

3Q’06 1Q’06-3Q’06
(in NTD millions, except EPS) Amount % Amount %
Net Revenue 4,685 100.0% 17,684 100.0%
Cost of Goods Sold (3,812) -81.4% (12,988) -73.4%
Gross Profit 873 18.6% 4,696 26.6%
Operating Expenses (1,187) -25.3% (3,965) -22.4%
Operating Profit (314) -6.7% 731 4.1%
Non-Operating Income (146) -3.1% 628 3.6%
Non-Operating Expenses (130) -2.8% (520) -2.9%
Income Before Tax (590) -12.6% 839 4.7%
Income Tax Credit (Expense) (57) -1.2% (125) -0.7%
Cumulative Effect of Changes in Accounting Principles(Net of Tax) 0 0.0% (0) 0.0%
Net Income (647) -13.8% 714 4.0%
EPS (1,287.058M shares) -$0.50 0.55

*Diluted Shares Outstanding:1,287.058M; Basic Shares Outstanding:1,283.48M.

Balance Sheet

(in NTD millions) September 30, 2006 September 30, 2005
Amount %   Amount %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 5,499 22.3% 6,478 27.4%
Investment in Marketable Financial Instruments 6 0.0% 9 0.0%
Receivables 2,954 12.0% 3,216 13.6%
Inventory 4,612 18.7% 3,480 14.7%
Other Current Assets 762 3.1% 625 2.6%
Total Current Assets 13,833 56.0% 13,808 58.4%
LT Investment 7,730 31.3% 6,948 29.4%
Fixed & Other Assets 3,153 12.8% 2,898 12.3%
Total Assets 24,716 100.0% 23,654 100.0%
Current Liabilities 5,157 20.9% 6,269 26.5%
LT Debt 2,205 8.9% 2,127 9.0%
Other Liabilities 782 3.2% 360 1.5%
   Total Liabilities 8,144 32.9% 8,756 37.0%
   Total Shareholders’ Equity 16,572 67.1% 14,898 63.0%

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

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