Announcements for Market Observation Post of Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation – Material Information of Analyst and Institutional Investor Meeting


1. Date: Thursday, February 26, 2004
2. Time: 2:00 PM
3. Place: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    No 2, Industry E. Rd. IX, Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan
4. Subject: Sales and Product Status Update
5. Statement:

Unofficial Financial Statement for 2003:

Net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2003 was NT$9.28 billion. Operating income is estimated to be between NT$2.4-2.5 billion, with net income before tax estimated to be between NT$2.5-2.6 billion. Earnings per share (EPS) after tax is estimated to be between NT$4.2-4.3.

Independently audited financial results for 2003 will be announced before the end of April 2004.

Outlook for 2004:

Many new products will be released in the second quarter. These include: WLAN 11g & 11a/g combo, new Gigabit Ethernet versions, Gigabit PCI Express, LCD controller, ADSL chipset, LCD TV etc. New products will have an observable impact on revenue in the third and fourth quarter. We estimate 2004 revenue will be better than 2003.