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austriamicrosystems reports preliminary financial information

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18.01.2012

Preliminary financial information for full year and fourth quarter 2011

Unterpremstaetten, Austria (January 18, 2012) — austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS),
a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for
consumer, communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications,
reports preliminary unaudited financial information for 2011 showing full year
group revenues of EUR 275.7 million (USD 383.3 million), 32% higher compared to
EUR 209.4 million for 2010 (38% in constant currency) and above the company´s
full year guidance of EUR 270-275 million (USD 365-371 million). Fourth quarter
group revenues 2011 were EUR 81.0 million, 40% higher than fourth quarter 2010
(39% in constant currency) and almost unchanged from the previous quarter. 

Gross margin for the full year 2011 was 52% excluding an acquisition-related
amortization charge and 51% including the acquisition-related amortization
charge, a meaningful increase from 48% reported for 2010. Gross margin for the
fourth quarter 2011 was 53% excluding an acquisition-related amortization charge
and 50% including the acquisition-related amortization charge, compared to 51%
in the fourth quarter 2010. 

Based on the continuing market success and volume growth of its sensor and power
management solutions, austriamicrosystems raises its previous 2012 guidance and
now expects full year 2012 revenue growth of more than 20% with faster growth in
earnings, based on currently available information. For the first quarter 2012
and in contrast to typical first quarter end market seasonality,
austriamicrosystems expects a sequential increase in revenues compared to the
fourth quarter 2011.

austriamicrosystems will publish detailed audited financial information for 2011
on February 29, 2012 before market open.


About austriamicrosystems
austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance
analog ICs, combining almost 30 years of analog design know-how with
state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities and production partnerships.
austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to
provide industry-leading standard and customized analog products. Operating
worldwide with more than 1,200 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the
areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment
in its markets Consumer & Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive.
Through the combination with TAOS, a world leader in advanced light sensors,
austriamicrosystems has expanded its innovative sensor offering for growth
markets such as mobile devices. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SIX Swiss
Exchange in Zurich (ticker: AMS). For more information, please visit
www.austriamicrosystems.com


Further inquiry note:
Moritz M. Gmeiner
Director Investor Relations
Tel: +43 3136 500-5970
Fax: +43 3136 500-5420
Email: investor@austriamicrosystems.com

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issuer:      austriamicrosystems AG
             Schloß Premstaetten 
             A-8141 Unterpremstaetten
phone:       +43 3136 500-0
FAX:         +43 3136 500-5420
mail:     investor@austriamicrosystems.com
WWW:      www.austriamicrosystems.com
sector:      Technology
ISIN:        AT0000920863
indexes:     
stockmarkets: official dealing: SIX Swiss Exchange 
language:   English
 



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