Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG

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Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
Recovery in sales, profit and orders in second quarter

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07.07.2005

In the second quarter of 2005, the Micronas Group generated consolidated net sales of CHF 196.0 million, slightly above the previous quarter. The order intake rose by 35.8 percent to CHF 238.4 million. The book-to-bill ratio was 1.22. The operating profit (EBIT) for the second quarter of 2005 reached CHF 14.6 million, a 65.9 percent improvement over the previous quarter; as a percentage of net sales the figure was 7.4 percent. Profit for the reporting period increased by 55.1 percent to CHF 12.1 million, or 6.2 percent of net sales. Earnings per share for the second quarter amounted to CHF 0.37, which represented an increase of 54.2 percent compared with the previous quarter.

For the second half of fiscal 2005 we expect sales to grow slightly above 20 percent compared with the first half and net profit in percent of net sales to reach 8 percent.

Zurich, July 7, 2005      Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG

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Further inquiry note:
Susy Krucker
Investor Relations
Phone: +41 44 445 39 60
E-mail: investor@micronas.com

Branche: Technology
ISIN:      CH0012337421
WKN:        910354
Börsen:    SWX Swiss Exchange



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