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austriamicrosystems scores success in patent infringement lawsuit against Melexis

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ad-hoc disclosure transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Patents, Copyright & Trademarks 19.05.2010 Unterpremstaetten, Austria (May 19, 2010) - austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS) today announced that the District Court (Landgericht) in Duesseldorf (Germany) issued a decision in the patent infringement lawsuit regarding magnetic field encoder products against Melexis N.V. / SA (Belgium) and its German subsidiary Melexis GmbH fully in favor of austriamicrosystems. In its first-instance verdict the court established that the sale and distribution of products from Melexis´ product family of magnetic field encoders in Germany infringes European Patent EP 0 916 074 B1 exclusively held by austriamicrosystems. The court decision can be appealed. austriamicrosystems is the worldwide leader in high resolution ICs with magnetic field sensors, offering a broad range of rotary and linear encoders. Providing robust, contactless position measurement, magnetic field encoders from austriamicrosystems are ideally suited for virtually countless applications in industrial, automotive and consumer electronics. About austriamicrosystems austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining more than 25 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading standard and customized analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors and sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment in its markets Consumer & Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry activities. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker: AMS). end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: austriamicrosystems AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Moritz M. Gmeiner Director Investor Relations Tel: +43 3136 500-5970 Fax: +43 3136 500-5420 Email: investor@austriamicrosystems.com Branche: Technology ISIN: AT0000920863 WKN: 632638 Börsen: SIX Swiss Exchange / official dealing

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