Press Release
2009.02.26
Sunplus Announces 2008 Financial Result

Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, February 26th, 2009 - Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2401, LSE: SUPD) today announced its financial results in 2008. The sales in 2008 totaled NT$6,093million with gross margin 38.7% while the sales in 4Q'08 totaled NT$1,127 million with gross margin 31.15%. The net profit in 2008 was NT$8million, and the earning per share was NT$0.01 based on the outstanding 598,202,831 shares on December 31st, 2008.
*Important Note: Figures in 4Q'08 not audited yet.

(in NT$ thousand)
2008*
2007
YoY
Net Sales
6,093,179
100.0%
9,214,059
100.0%
-33.9%
Gross Margin
2,357,963
38.70%
3,912,227
42.46%
-39.7%
Operating Income
516,709
8.48%
1,606,196
17.43%
-67.8%
Net Income
8,482
0.14%
2,061,502
22.37%
-99.6%
EPS (NT$)
Based on outstanding 598,202,831 shares
on 2008/12/31
0.01
3.45

(in NT$ thousand)
4Q'08*

3Q'08

QoQ
Net Sales
1,126,655
100.0%
1,533,700
100.0%
-26.5%
Gross Margin
350,967
31.15%
719,902
46.94%
-51.2%
Operating Income
119,446
10.60%
217,659
14.19%
-45.1%
Net Income
-248,421
-22.06%
178,749
11.65%
-239.0%
EPS (NT$)
Based on outstanding 598,202,831 shares
on 2008/12/31
-0.42
0.30

(in NT$ thousand)
4Q'08*
4Q'07
YoY
Net Sales
1,126,655
100.0%
2,075,767
100.0%
-45.7%
Gross Margin
350,967
31.15%
788,410
37.98%
-55.5%
Operating Income
119,446
10.60%
159,592
7.69%
-25.2%
Net Income
-248,421
-22.06%
169,031
8.14%
-247%
EPS (NT$)
Based on outstanding 598,202,831 shares
on 2008/12/31
-0.42
0.28
*Important Note: Figures in 4Q'08 not audited yet.

About Sunplus

Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 2401, LSE: SUPD), established in 1990, is a leading chip provider for multimedia and automotive applications such as DVD player, portable DVD player, home entertainment audio products, car infotainment and advanced driving assistance system(ADAS). Meanwhile Sunplus is offering high-speed I/O IP, high performance data conversion IP, and analog IP for a broad range of applications on consumer, portable, and connected devices for Sunplus has been accumulating strong IP technologies on consumer and multimedia segments. Sunplus is headquartered in Taiwan and has service offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu. For more information, please visit Sunplus website at www.sunplus.com.

Sunplus Contact

Spokesperson

Wayne Shen
Vice President
+886-3-5786005#2350
wayne@sunplus.com

Deputy Spokesperson

Joseph Chuang
Administration Div. Director
+886-3-5786005#3120
pr@sunplus.com