Pixelworks Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 18, 2012 -- Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:PXLW), an innovative provider of powerful video and pixel processing technology, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Third quarter 2012 revenue was $16.3 million, compared to $15.5 million reported in the prior quarter and $17.4 million in the third quarter of 2011. The 4.9% sequential increase in total revenue was driven by higher sales of the Company's products in its primary end markets with chip revenue increasing 18.5% over the prior quarter. Licensing revenue was approximately $0.6 million, compared to $2.3 million in the prior quarter.

On a GAAP basis, gross profit margin in the third quarter of 2012 was 47.8%, compared to 49.3% in the second quarter and 48.6% in the third quarter of 2011. The sequential decline in gross profit was primarily driven by lower licensing revenue recognized in the third quarter of 2012. Third quarter GAAP operating expenses were $8.3 million, compared to $8.5 million in the previous quarter and $9.6 million in the third quarter of 2011. Operating expenses in the current and prior quarter include a reimbursement to research and development expense related to a previously announced customer co-development agreement. For the third quarter of 2012, the Company recorded a GAAP net loss of $0.4 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.06 per share, in the second quarter and a GAAP net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.06 per share, in the third quarter of 2011.

On a non-GAAP basis, third quarter gross profit margin was 49.0%, compared to 50.6% in the second quarter and 49.4% in the third quarter of 2011. Third quarter operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis were $7.7 million, compared to $8.1 million in the prior quarter and $9.1 million in the third quarter of 2011. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company recorded net income during the third quarter of $0.3 million, or $0.02 per share, compared with a net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.02 per share, in the second quarter and a net loss of $0.5 million, or $0.03 per share, in the third quarter of 2011.

"I am pleased to report sequential revenue growth of 5 percent and the achievement of non-GAAP profitability during the quarter," said Bruce Walicek, President and CEO of Pixelworks. "Our results for the quarter were driven by increased chip sales in both of our end markets as well as continued execution on our engagements with key technology partners. These engagements with industry leaders are further validation of Pixelworks' recognized leadership in video technology, as the industry introduces the next level of realism and an exponential increase in resolutions across all displays."

Also during the third quarter, the Company hired and appointed Richard Miller as senior vice president of technology. Mr. Miller most recently served as CTO for the multimedia group at RMI Corporation where he managed and developed video processor products prior to RMI being acquired by Netlogic Microsystems. Previous to his role at RMI he was the CTO, vice president and general manager of the wireless products group at PortalPlayer. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in technology leadership and product development at companies such as Genesis Microchip, VM Labs and Atari Corporation.

The Company will discuss the details of its business outlook for the fourth quarter of 2012 during its conference call scheduled for today, October 18, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Conference Call Information

Pixelworks will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed by calling 866-700-7441 and using passcode 32295076. A Web broadcast of the call can be accessed by visiting the Company's investor page at www.pixelworks.com. For those unable to listen to the live Web broadcast, it will be archived for approximately 30 days. A replay of the conference call will also be available through Thursday, October 25, 2012, and can be accessed by calling 888-286-8010 and using passcode 89769240.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks, headquartered in San Jose, California, is an innovative designer, developer and marketer of video and pixel processing technology, semiconductors and software for high-end digital video applications. At design centers in Shanghai and San Jose, Pixelworks engineers push pixel performance to new levels for leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and professional displays worldwide.

For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at www.pixelworks.com.


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