HIMAX REITERATES FIRST QUARTER 2008 GUIDANCE
Tainan, Taiwan, Mar 18, 2008 - Himax Technologies, Inc. (the Company) (Nasdaq: HIMX) today says it plans to reiterate first
quarter 2008 guidance at the Taiwan, Technology and Beyond Conference hosted by Merrill Lynch on Wednesday, March 19
in Taipei, Taiwan.
Himax expects revenues to decline by around 15% sequentially, gross margin to remain flat or decline slightly and GAAP
EPS to be in the range of $0.13- $ 0.15.
Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Himax has been able to benefit from leading-edge product
mix and operational efficiency in the face of overall softness in our industry. We remain confident that Himax will meet the first
quarter 2008 guidance.”
About Himax Technologies, Inc.
Himax Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and markets semiconductors that are critical components of flat panel displays.
The Company’s principal products are display drivers for large-sized TFT-LCD panels, which are used in desktop monitors,
notebook computers and televisions, and display drivers for small- and medium-sized TFT-LCD panels, which are used in
mobile handsets and consumer electronics products such as digital cameras, mobile gaming devices and car navigation
displays. In addition, the Company is expanding its product offering to include television semiconductor solutions, as well as
LCOS products Based in Tainan, Taiwan, the Company has regional offices in Hsinchu and Taipei, Taiwan; Suzhou,
Shenzhen, Foshan and Ninbo China; Yokohama and Matsusaka Japan and Anyangsi Kyungkido, South Korea; and Irvine,
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