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  • Magnachip Semiconductor Announced 2023 Financial Results

    Magnachip Semiconductor Announced 2023 Financial Results

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2023.

    YJ Kim, Magnachip’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “As we reflect on the past year and look ahead, we’re shaping our future with the transformation of our business. First, we have shifted our Display business to be laser-focused on the burgeoning OLED market in China and our efforts there are already showing promising results. We now have two design-wins and a dedicated team on the ground to help build on this momentum. Additionally, we are working to optimize our Gumi Fab to transition from lower-margin Transitional Foundry Services to higher-margin Power products. Finally, we’ve restructured our company to streamline operations, enhance shareholder value and increase transparency for our investors with the completion of our legal separation of historical Display and Power businesses into MSS and PAS.”

    YJ continued, “Looking ahead, for full year 2024, we currently expect double-digit revenue growth in both the newly organized MSS and PAS businesses. We currently expect total consolidated company revenue for full year 2024 to remain relatively flat to slightly up due to the phase-out of Transitional Foundry Services. We also anticipate PAS gross margin to be challenged during the transition period while we convert the Transitional Foundry Services capacity to Power capacity, but we are committed to navigating this period with a clear focus on long-term value creation for shareholders.”

    Financial Highlights

    • Q4 revenue of $50.8 million was near the low-end of our guidance range.
    • Q4 gross profit margin was 22.7%, near the low-end of our guidance range.
    • Ended Q4 with no debt and cash of $158.1 million.
    • Repurchased approximately $8.2 million of stock during the quarter.
    • Full-year revenue of $230.1 million decreased 31.9% YoY.
    • Full-year gross profit margin was 22.4%, down 760 bps YoY.

    Operational Highlights

    • Secured 1st design-win and began initial shipment in Q4 for first generation OLED DDIC for after-service market.
    • Secured 2nd design-win following quarter close with leading Chinese smartphone OEM for spring launch.
    • Entered into strategic commercial partnership with Chinese watch solution provider to collaborate on OLED smartwatch display market.
    • Display and Power business separation and entity restructuring completed effective with the start of 2024; New businesses MSS (Mixed-Signal Solutions) and PAS (Power-Analog Solutions)

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  • Magnachip Reports Results for Third Quarter 2023

    Magnachip Reports Results for Third Quarter 2023

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced financial results for the third quarter 2023.

    • Revenue of $61.2 million was in-line with guidance.
    • Gross profit margin of 23.6% increased 140 basis points from Q2, mainly driven by higher fab utilization.
    • GAAP diluted loss per share was $0.13.
    • Non-GAAP diluted loss per share was $0.04.
    • Completed $5.4 million of stock buybacks during Q3.
    • Ended Q3 with a solid balance sheet with $166.6 million cash and no debt.
    • The internal separation of Display and Power businesses is expected to be completed and be effective on January 1st, 2024.

    YJ Kim, Magnachip’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “Our Q3 results were in-line with our guidance. In our Display business, we have completed the qualification of two DDI chips at our new tier 1 panel maker and are going through the qualification process with two smartphone makers. We are now working on additional Driver ICs that cover broader segments of the smartphone market to include mass market smartphones in addition to the premium models.

    Despite near-term market challenges, our outlook for long-term growth remains positive. Our confidence is driven by our strong belief that our display products offer distinct competitive advantages that position us well for success in the rapidly growing OLED market in Asia.”

    YJ continued, “In our Power business, our product portfolio is getting stronger as we continue to focus on rolling out next-generation power products to maintain our momentum of design-in/wins. Looking ahead, amid heightened global geopolitical and macroeconomic uncertainty, we expect demand to remain soft, driven by normal Q4 seasonality and inventory correction in industrial end markets.”

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  • Magnachip Semiconductor Starts Mass Production of Two New 650V SJ MOSFETs

    Magnachip Semiconductor Starts Mass Production of Two New 650V SJ MOSFETs

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced that the Company has begun mass production of two new 650V Super Junction Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (SJ MOSFETs) offerings.

    These two 650V SJ MOSFETs (MMUB65R090RURH, MMUB65R115RURH) utilize an innovative PDFN88 package, which significantly reduces their thickness and size. The thickness has been reduced by approximately 81% compared to D2PAK products and 63% compared to DPAK products, while the overall footprint has been reduced to about 41% of D2PAK SJ MOSFETs.

    These new SJ MOSFETs — upgraded by the PDFN88 package — offer excellent design flexibility, efficient heat dissipation, and low RDS(on) (the resistance value between the drain and the source of MOSFETs during on-state operation) characteristics. As a result, they are well-suited for various applications that require compact size and high efficiency, such as OLED TVs, servers, lighting products, laptop chargers and adapters.

    New 650V SJ MOSFETs in a PDFN88 package

    “Magnachip will continue to develop high-performance power solutions enhanced by new packaging technology, building upon the successful mass production of these 650V SJ MOSFET products,” said YJ Kim, CEO of Magnachip. “We aim to drive expansion in the electronics market through our extended product portfolio and rigorous quality control.”

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  • Magnachip Presents New 150V MXT MV MOSFETs

    Magnachip Presents New 150V MXT MV MOSFETs

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced the launch of two new 150V MXT MV Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs), using its 8th-generation trench MOSFET technology.

    Energy efficiency is crucial in high-power devices for reducing power consumption and ensuring stability. These newly released 8th-generation 150V MXT MV MOSFETs (MDES15N056PTRH, MDU150N113PTVRH) were developed by leveraging Magnachip’s cutting-edge trench MOSFET technology. In particular, the RDS(on) (the resistance value between the drain and the source of MOSFETs during on-state operation) of MDES15N056PTRH was reduced by 22% compared to the previous generation, thereby significantly enhancing energy efficiency in applications.

    By improving the core cell and termination design, the Figure of Merit (FOM: RDS(on) x Qg) of MDES15N056PTRH and MDU150N113PTVRH has been improved by 23% and 39%, respectively, compared to the previous version. Furthermore, the adoption of surface-mount type packages, such as D2PAK-7L (TO-263-7L) and PDFN56, reduces MOSFET sizes, enabling flexible design of various applications, such as motor controllers, battery management systems (BMSs), residential solar inverters and industrial power supplies.

    “Following the introduction of five 8th-generation 200V and 150V MOSFETs last year, we are pleased to now release two additional 150V MXT MV MOSFET product offerings in new packages,” said YJ Kim, CEO of Magnachip. “Magnachip will continue to expand its high-efficiency MXT MOSFET product portfolio, including new releases based on 180nm microfabrication technology in the near future.”

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  • Magnachip Introduced New 1200V and 650V IGBTs

    Magnachip Introduced New 1200V and 650V IGBTs

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced the launch of its 1200V and 650V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs), designed for the positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heaters of electric vehicles (EVs).

    Built upon Magnachip’s cutting-edge Field Stop Trench technology, the newly introduced AMBQ40T120RFRTH (1200V) and AMBQ40T65PHRTH (650V) offer a minimum short-circuit withstand time of 10µs. This remarkable level of ruggedness enables PTC heaters to be protected from a permanent failure in the event of overcurrent conditions.

    Furthermore, the thick and large heat sink of the TO-247 package allows these new IGBTs to excel in heat dissipation. Therefore, these IGBTs are well-suited for applications requiring high power and efficiency, such as both the upper and lower sides of power management integrated circuits of PTC heaters.

    “Since early last year, Magnachip has released high-performance automotive power solutions that adhere to the stringent AEC-Q101 standards,” said YJ Kim, CEO of Magnachip. “Now that we have successfully released our first IGBT products for EVs, we will continue to expand our product lineup to meet the diverse needs of the EV market and cater to the demands of our valued customers.”

    New IGBTs for EV PTC heaters

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  • Mel Keating to Leave Magnachip Semiconductor

    Mel Keating to Leave Magnachip Semiconductor

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation received a letter of resignation, dated September 5, 2023, from Mr. Mel Keating, a member of the board of directors of the Company, whose resignation was accepted by the Board and effective as of September 5, 2023.

    Now that the Company has announced its plan to separate its Display and Power operations into two distinct legal entities, Mr. Keating has decided that, after over 7 years of service as a member of the Board, during which time he led the Audit Committee and the Strategic Review Committee, and given other important and time consuming business obligations, it was the right time to conclude his service to the company.

    Mr. Keating’s resignation is not due to any disagreement with the company over any of its financial reporting, operations, policies or practices.

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  • Gary Tanner to Resign from the Magnachip’s Board of Directors

    Gary Tanner to Resign from the Magnachip’s Board of Directors

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced that Gary Tanner has notified the Company of his intention to resign from the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board has accepted his resignation, which was effective as of July 14, 2023.

    Mr. Tanner joined Magnachip’s Board in August 2015 and has served in multiple capacities, such as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Risk Committee, and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Strategic Review Committees. During his tenure, Mr. Tanner has been instrumental to the Company’s trajectory, contributing to the Company’s strategic vision, operational details and corporate governance.

    Most recently, Mr. Tanner led the establishment of the Risk Committee’s oversight of the Company’s corporate objectives, goals, strategies and initiatives relating to, and attending risks associated with, environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) matters, including corporate social responsibility, sustainability, public policy and other related matters such as the formation of a management-level ESG Steering Committee.

    “Gary’s operational expertise and industry experience have been instrumental to our success and he will be greatly missed,” said Camillo Martino, Magnachip’s Chairman of the Board. “He has consistently brought a valuable perspective to our board deliberations. On behalf of the entire board, I thank him for his service to Magnachip and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

    “The Company and the management team would like to express their gratitude to Gary for his dedicated service over the past eight years. He leaves a legacy of excellence that has positioned us well for the future,” said YJ Kim, Chief Executive Officer of Magnachip. “His strategic vision and his commitment to our stakeholders have been a source of inspiration to all of us. We are thankful for his years of service and his commitment to our success.”

    Mr. Tanner’s departure is due to personal reasons. The Company will immediately begin a search for a new independent director to replace Mr. Tanner.

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  • Magnachip Announces Plan to Separate Display and Power Businesses

    Magnachip Announces Plan to Separate Display and Power Businesses

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced that the Company is separating its display and power businesses into separate entities, following approval by its board of directors and strategic review committee.

    YJ Kim, Magnachip’s chief executive officer commented, “This strategic separation represents a significant milestone for Magnachip and underscores the Company’s commitment to unlocking long-term value for our shareholders. The internal separation is aimed at enhancing transparency, accountability and flexibility in business. By establishing distinct entities, we believe our investors will be able to better evaluate the financial performance of each business and their respective contributions. Furthermore, this strategic move will allow each entity to allocate its resources, both financial and technical, more effectively to the specific needs of its customers.”

    YJ Kim continued, “Magnachip remains dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional customer experiences in both the display and power sectors, and we are confident that this separation will strengthen our ability to achieve these objectives by enhancing each business’s agility and focus.”

    The Company plans to effectuate the internal separation (the “Internal Split-Off”) by establishing a new subsidiary (“NewCo”) under Magnachip Semiconductor, Ltd. (“Magnachip Korea”), the Company’s operating subsidiary. As part of the transaction, all assets and liabilities of the display business will be contributed to NewCo in exchange for equity. Once the Internal Split-Off is completed, Magnachip Korea and NewCo will both be separate operating companies, with NewCo being a wholly owned subsidiary of Magnachip Korea. The Company’s Gumi fabrication facility will remain with Magnachip Korea as an integral part of its power business.

    Post-separation, the board of directors of Magnachip will continue to oversee both operating entities, ensuring cohesive governance, while YJ Kim and the executive management team will manage their business and operations. Each of Magnachip Korea and NewCo will remain indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of Magnachip, and the Internal Split-Off is not expected to have any material impact on the Company’s financial reporting or consolidated financial statements.

    The Internal Split-Off is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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  • Magnachip Debuts New Family of 600V SJ MOSFET Products

    Magnachip Debuts New Family of 600V SJ MOSFET Products

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    Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation (“Magnachip” or “Company”) announced that the Company has released a new family of 600V Super Junction Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (SJ MOSFETs) consisting of nine distinct products featuring proprietary design technology.

    Magnachip’s proprietary design provides specific on-resistance (RSP) reduction of about 10%, and this result was achieved while maintaining the same cell-pitches of previous generation MOSFETs.

    In addition, the new product family of 600V SJ MOSFETs is equipped with a fast recovery body diode. This diode technology significantly enhances system efficiency with reduced reverse recovery time (trr) and switching loss. Therefore, the figure of merit to evaluate general performance of MOSFETs was improved by more than 10% compared to the previous generation. As such, these 600V SJ MOSFETs can be used widely in industrial applications, such as solar inverters, energy storage systems, uninterruptible power supply systems, and a variety of electronics.

    Among these new MOSFETs, the MMQ60R044RFTH product offers an exceptionally low RDS(on) of 44mΩ, making it an optimal choice for electric vehicle chargers and servers. Omdia, a global market research firm, estimates that the compound annual growth rates of Si MOSFET markets for hybrid & electric vehicles and servers will be 11% and 7%, respectively, from 2023 to 2026.

    “Now that we have introduced these 600V SJ MOSFET products, we are aiming to unveil new 650V and 700V SJ MOSFET products with fast recovery body diode in the second half of 2023,” said YJ Kim, CEO of Magnachip. “These new MOSFETs represent a notable achievement for the Company, and we will build upon this success to deliver next-generation power solutions for rapidly changing market requirements and customer expectations.”

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