ChipMOS Reports December 2012 and 4Q12 Revenue

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company'') (NASDAQ: IMOS) today reported its unaudited consolidated revenue for the month and quarter ending December 31, 2012.

Unaudited consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was NT$4,867.4 million or US$167.6 million, a decrease of 5.3% from the third quarter of 2012 and an increase of 5.6% from the fourth quarter of 2011. This compares to guidance for revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 to be approximately flat to 5% lower, as compared to 3Q12, and reflects further softness in the broader memory market, which impacts the Company's commodity DRAM assembly business, offset by continued growth in its LCD driver and mixed-signal businesses. Unaudited consolidated revenue for the month of December 2012 was NT$1,545.2 million or US$53.2 million, a decrease of 4.1% from the month of November 2012 and an increase of 5.8% from the same period in 2011. All U.S. figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$29.05 to US$1.00 as of December 31, 2012.

Consolidated Monthly Revenues (Unaudited)


December 2012

November 2012

December 2011

MoM Change

YoY Change

Revenues

(NT$ million)

1,545.2

1,611.5

1,461.0

-4.1%

5.8%

Revenues

(US$ million)

53.2

55.5

50.3

-4.1%

5.8%

 

Consolidated Quarterly Revenues (Unaudited)


Fourth Quarter 2012

Third Quarter 2012

Fourth Quarter 2011

QoQ Change

YoY Change

Revenues

(NT$ million)

4,867.4

5,139.9

4,608.8

-5.3%

5.6%

Revenues

(US$ million)

167.6

176.9

158.7

-5.3%

5.6%

ChipMOS' December 2012 consolidated revenues included revenues of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC., ChipMOS U.S.A., Inc., MODERN MIND TECHNOLOGY LIMITED and its wholly-owned subsidiary ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Shanghai) LTD., and ThaiLin Semiconductor Corp.

About ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.:

ChipMOS (http://www.chipmos.com) is a leading independent provider of semiconductor testing and assembly services to customers in Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S. With advanced facilities in Hsinchu and Southern Taiwan Science Parks in Taiwan and Shanghai, ChipMOS and its subsidiaries provide testing and assembly services to a broad range of customers, including leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers and independent semiconductor foundries.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this announcement may be viewed as "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual performance, financial condition or results of operations of the Company to be materially different from any future performance, financial condition or results of operations implied by such forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors is included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and in the Company's other filings with the SEC.

Contacts:

In Taiwan

Dr. S.K. Chen

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.

+886-6-507-7712

s.k._chen@chipmos.com

In the U.S.

David Pasquale

Global IR Partners

+1-914-337-8801

dpasquale@globalirpartners.com

SOURCE ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.



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