VIA Announces 4Q’05 and 1Q’06 Results

Taipei, Taiwan, 28 April 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced financial results for fourth quarter 2005 and first quarter 2006.

Net sales for 4Q’05 and 1Q’06 were NT$ 6,734 million and NT$ 7,005 million respectively.  Net income for the two quarters were NT$ 765 million and NT$ 1,357 million respectively; based on the weight average shares outstanding, earnings per share were reported as NT$0.60 and NT$1.06 for 4Q’05 and 1Q’06 respectively..

For the whole year 2005, net sales totaled NT$ 19,193 million and net income for the year were NT$ 126 million; based on 1,296.067 million weight average shares outstanding, earnings per share for the year were reported at NT$0.10.

Quarterly Income Statements

4Q05

4Q04

(in NTD millions, except EPS)

Amount

%

Amount

%

Net Revenue

6,734

100.0%

4,964

100.0%
Cost of Goods Sold

(4,773)

-70.9%

(3,782)

-76.2%
   Gross Profit

1,961

29.1%

1,182

23.8%
Operating Expenses

(1,394)

-20.7%

(1,178)

-23.7%
   Operating Profit

567

8.4%

4

0.1%
Non-Operating Income

646

9.6%

115

2.3%
Non-Operating Expenses

(430)

-6.4%

(3,289)

-66.2%
   Income Before Tax

783

11.6%

(3,170)

-63.8%
Income Tax Credit (Expense)

(18)

-0.2%

(138)

-2.8%
Net Income

765

11.4%

(3,308)

-66.6%
EPS (1,296.067 M shares)

$0.60

-$2.55

1Q06

1Q05

(in NTD millions, except EPS)

Amount

%

Amount

%

Net Revenue

7,005

100.0%

3,899

100.0%
Cost of Goods Sold

(4,871)

-69.5%

(3,062)

-78.5%
   Gross Profit

2,134

30.5%

837

21.5%
Operating Expenses

(1,557)

-22.2%

(1,075)

-27.6%
   Operating Profit

577

8.2%

(238)

-6.1%
Non-Operating Income

1,122

16.0%

769

19.7%
Non-Operating Expenses

(282)

-4.0%

(467)

-12.0%
   Income Before Tax

1,417

20.2%

64

1.6%
Income Tax Credit (Expense)

(60)

-0.9%

0

0.0%
Cumumlative Effect of Changes in Accounting Principles  (Net of Tax)

(0)

0.0%

Net Income

1,357

19.4%

64

1.6%

EPS (1,296.067 M shares)

$1.06

$0.05

Annual Income Statements

2005 Full Year

2004 Full Year

(in NTD millions, except EPS)

Amount

%

Amount

%

Net Revenue

19,193

100.0%

19,449

100.0%
Cost of Goods Sold

(14,450)

-75.3%

(14,061)

-72.3%
   Gross Profit

4,743

24.7%

5,388

27.7%
Operating Expenses

(4,764)

-24.8%

(4,820)

-24.8%
   Operating Profit

(21)

-0.1%

568

2.9%
Non-Operating Income

2,014

10.5%

880

4.5%
Non-Operating Expenses

(1,854)

-9.7%

(6,351)

-32.6%
   Income Before Tax

139

0.7%

(4,903)

-25.2%
Income Tax Credit (Expense)

(13)

-0.1%

(78)

-0.4%
Net Income

126

0.6%

(4,981)

-25.6%
EPS (1,296.067 M shares)

$0.10

($3.84)

Balance Sheet

(in NTD, millions) Dec. 31, 2005 Mar. 31, 2006

Amount

%

Amount

%

Cash & Investment in Marketable
 Financial Instruments

7,500

28.0%

8,217

27.6%
Receivables

3,733

13.9%

3,737

12.5%
Inventory

4,336

16.2%

5,477

18.4%
Other Current Assets

681

2.6%

787

2.6%
   Total Current Assets

16,250

60.7%

18,218

61.1%
LT Investment

7,027

26.2%

8,241

27.7%
Fixed & Other Assets

3,502

13.1%

3,346

11.2%
   Total Assets

26,779

100.0%

29,805

100.0%
Current Liabilities

8,758

32.7%

9,699

32.5%
LT Debt

2,071

7.8%

2,316

7.8%
Other Liabilities

330

1.2%

748

2.5%
   Total Liabilities

11,159

41.7%

12,763

42.8%
   Total Shareholders’ Equity

15,620

58.3%

17,042

57.2%

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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