WIN Semiconductors and Roke Manor Research Jointly Announce Strategic Alliance

December 9, 2002, TAIPEI, TAIWAN--- WIN Semiconductors Corporation (WIN), the world leading 6-inch wafer pure-play GaAs RFIC/MMIC foundry services provider, and Roke Manor Research (Romsey, UK), a leading design services provider, today announce a strategic alliance to provide customers with a broad range of services in advanced product and system design.

WIN and Roke Manor Research are partnering together to utilize WIN's full spectrum of GaAs process technologies and Roke Manor Research's many years of experience and expertise in RFIC and MMIC design.

"We are very pleased to work with Roke Manor Research. Coupling WIN's state-of-the-art process technologies with Roke Manor Research's expertise in RFIC and MMIC design will provide customers with a complete solution from design to finished parts," said Simon Yu, General Manager and Associate Vice President of North America and Europe sales at WIN. "This will greatly decrease the product turn around time for IDM, fab-less, module and system clients which is key in rapidly growing industries such as telecomms and automobile."

"This alliance will provide our customers with the one-stop shop ability to achieve custom MMIC solutions, quickly, efficiently and with an optimum cost result - especially for high volume, fast time to market, commercial wireless products," said Roger Hopper, Principal Skill Group Leader of the GaAs IC Group at Roke Manor Research. "By leveraging our pHEMT receiver and HBT Power Amplifier design experience, with WIN's fast turn around, 6" wafer processing capabilities we are confident that we can provide the best design solution for our customers."