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Himax Reports Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results

Numbers for shares outstanding and relevant information in the financial statements of the Company's common stocks are retroactively adjusted for all periods presented to reflect the effect of the recapitalization plan approved by the Company's stockholders in the general meeting on August 6, 2009. The recapitalization plan led to change in par value of the stock and doubled the total share count, with ADS ratio changing to one ADS representing two common stocks.

Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Himax, commented, "Revenue from small- and medium-sized applications experienced a record-level $65.7 million in the second quarter 2010, up 74.9% from the same period last year and up 42.0%, sequentially. Most notably, our display driver revenue for handset applications recorded 84.6% year-over-year growth. We believe our strength in the market is primarily due to our complete product lineup, coupled with our strategic marketing and solid execution. We will continue to drive growth and increase our market share."

Mr. Wu continued, "In the first half of 2010, we have already shipped more LCOS panels than we delivered in the full year 2009. We are confident that we are well positioned to capitalize on the emerging pico-projector industry, which we believe is still in the early stage of a long-term product life cycle. Moreover, thanks to the ramp-up of WLED drivers for notebooks and TV applications, revenues from our analog ICs line more than doubled in the first half of 2010, both sequentially and year-over-year. We expect this momentum to continue, with increased penetration of white LED back-light in TFT-LCD panels and the growing adoption of our white LED drivers."

Mr. Wu continued, "We achieved another important milestone in July 2010 with the commencement of small-volume shipment of our 2D to 3D chip to a major TV brand. Our real-time 2D to 3D conversion solutions, suitable for all types of 3D displays, has received overwhelming interest from customers since we introduced this technology in February. Customers are keen to incorporate our solutions into a number of 3D-ready displays to capitalize on the early-adopter advantages in the 3D era. While our design-in and sales activities have been intensive, our near-term shipments are constrained by the limited availability of 3D panels. We expect the supply shortage to ease in the next few quarters."

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