Mr. Wu continued, "Revenues from CMOS image sensors and WLED drivers each experienced over 100% quarter-over-quarter growth in the third quarter. We expect both segments to carry strong momentum into the fourth quarter and next year. Our new generation sensors, in particular, are very competitive in cost and performance and are being adopted by numerous handset, notebook and web camera customers. We anticipate an explosive growth of our sensor sales next year."
Mr. Wu added, "Looking forward to the fourth quarter of 2010, we expect revenues to be approximately flat, gross margin to down by 1 to 2 percentage points, sequentially, and GAAP earnings per ADS to be in the range of $0.04 to $0.06 cents."
Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
The Company's management will review detailed third quarter 2010 results on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM NYC (7:00 AM, Tuesday, November 9, Taiwan time). The conference dial-in numbers are +1-201-689-8471 (international) and +1-877-407-4018 (U.S. domestic). A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company's website at www.himax.com.tw . The playback will be available beginning two hours after the call through 1:00 PM Taiwan time on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 (midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time) at www.himax.com.tw and by telephone at +1 858-384-5517 (international) or +1-877-870-5176 (U.S. domestic). The conference ID number is 358070.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 netbook computers, digital cameras, mobile gaming devices, portable DVD players, digital photo frame and car navigation displays. In addition, the Company is expanding its product offerings to include timing controllers, LCD TV and monitor chipset solutions, LCOS projector solutions, power management ICs, CMOS Image Sensors, Infinitely Color Technology and 2D to 3D conversion solutions. Based in Tainan, Taiwan, the Company has regional offices in Hsinchu and Taipei, Taiwan; Ninbo, Foshan, Fuqing, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Shenzhen, China; Yokohama and Matsusaka, Japan; Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea; and Irvine California, USA.