FSA Reports Record-Breaking 2006 Public Fabless Company Revenue of $49.7B

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 12, 2007— FSA:
Who:   FSA - the voice of the global fabless business model

What:  FSA issued its CYQ4 2006/Year-End 2006 Global Fabless Fundings
        & Financials Report outlining key statistics for industry
        growth last year, including:

       -- Fabless industry revenue totaled $49.7 billion, which
        equated to 20 percent of the semiconductor sales total of
        $247.7 billion
       -- Worldwide fabless industry revenue grew 27 percent year-
       -- Top ten public fabless companies by CY 2006 revenue, which
        combined for $24.0 billion, or 48 percent of total revenue:
             1. QUALCOMM (QCT Division) (NASDAQ:QCOM): $4.3B
             2. Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM): $3.7B
             3. SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK): $3.3B
             4. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA): $3.1B
             5. Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ:MRVL): $2.2B
             6. LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:LSI): $2.0B
             7. Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX): $1.9B
             8. MediaTek Incorporation (TSEC:2454): $1.6B
             9. Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR): $1.3B
             10. Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT): $986M

       -- 145 companies raised $1.9 billion, a 17 percent year-over-
        year dollar amount increase and a two percent year-over-year
        increase in the number of deals closed.

When:  Now available to FSA members at

       The report is available for purchase at www.fsa.org/store

About FSA:

FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, FSA positively impacts the growth and return on invested capital of this business model to enhance the environment for innovation. It provides a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners; identifies and articulates opportunities and challenges to enable solutions; and provides research, resources, publications and survey information. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe. www.fsa.org.


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