Chartered Reports Results for First Quarter 2009

Wafer Shipments and Average Selling Prices (eight-inch equivalent)

  • Shipments in first quarter 2009 were 231.2 thousand wafers, a decrease of 45.6 percent compared to 424.8 thousand wafers in first quarter 2008. Shipments in first quarter 2009 decreased by 37.3 percent compared to 368.8 thousand wafers shipped in fourth quarter 2008. Shipments including Chartered’s share of SMP were 241.9 thousand wafers, a decrease of 47.1 percent compared to 457.2 thousand wafers in first quarter 2008. Shipments including Chartered’s share of SMP in first quarter 2009 decreased by 36.0 percent compared to 377.7 thousand wafers shipped in fourth quarter 2008.
  • ASP was $928 per wafer in first quarter 2009, compared to $909 per wafer in fourth quarter 2008, primarily due to a favorable product mix. ASP including Chartered’s share of SMP was $927 per wafer in first quarter 2009 compared to $907 per wafer in fourth quarter 2008.

Capacity and Utilization

Capacity utilization in first quarter 2009 was 38 percent compared to 86 percent in the year-ago quarter, and 59 percent in fourth quarter 2008. Total capacity in first quarter 2009 was down approximately two percent sequentially. Capacity utilization is based on total shipments and total capacity, both of which include Chartered’s share of SMP.

  Utilization Table

 

Data including Chartered’s share of SMP

Thousand 8” equivalent wafers   1Q 2008   2Q 2008   3Q 2008   4Q 2008   1Q 2009
Total wafers shipped 457.2   548.5   544.5   377.7   241.9  
Total capacity 534.4   624.8   638.9   645.2   633.1  
Utilization 86 % 88 % 85 % 59 % 38 %

Capacity by Fab

 
(Thousand 8” equivalent wafers)   1Q 2008   2Q 2008   3Q 2008   4Q 2008   1Q 2009   Est. 2Q 2009
Fab 2 153.8 153.8 155.5 155.5 152.2 153.8
Fab 3 74.8 80.4 83.1 83.1 81.3 82.2
Fab 3E (a) - 74.3 75.1 75.1 73.5 74.3
Fab 5 (Chartered’s share) 35.5 35.5 35.9 35.9 33.7 34.0
Fab 6 120.2 126.2 127.4 130.2 130.5 131.9
Fab 7 150.1 154.6 161.9 165.4 161.9 163.7
Total 534.4 624.8 638.9 645.2 633.1 639.9

(a) Eight-inch wafer fabrication facility acquired in March 2008.


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