FAQ

Financial Results

QWhere can I find the latest financial information?

A

Please see "Financial Summaries" in IR Library.

QWhen do you announce your financial results?

A

Our fiscal year ends on March 31. We also announce quarterly results. Please see the "IR Calendar" for a detailed schedule.

QWhen is your "quiet period"?

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To prevent leaks of information about earnings releases that could affect the stock price, as well as to ensure fairness, MegaChips institutes an "IR quiet period." The period covers from five business days prior to the closing date (inclusive) to the earnings announcement for each quarter. During this period, the company refrains from making comments involving financial performance. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

However, information covered by laws and regulations and timely disclosure rules will be disclosed even during this "quiet period" and management will respond to inquiries about this information.

QAre there any effects by the exchange rate fluctuations?

A

Certain business transactions of the MegaChips Group are denominated in foreign currencies, mainly US dollars. For this reason, foreign exchange fluctuations may directly affect operating performance.

The MegaChips Group takes steps to mitigate exchange rate risks by using derivatives, including foreign exchange forward transactions, as necessary.

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Business Descriptions and Products

QCould you describe your business?

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Our primary focus is the planning, development, and manufacturing (outsourced) of the following products:

  • (1) LSI products (LSIs for game consoles, digital cameras, liquid crystal panels, office appliances, etc.)
  • (2) Electronic components, including boards and modules utilizing our system LSIs
  • (3) Video surveillance systems utilizing our system LSIs for security and monitoring applications
  • (4) Eco-energy products utilizing our system LSIs
  • Please see the "Products" for a detailed

QWhat are the advantages and characteristics of your business?

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Our strength lies in our technical excellence, which enables us to deal with a broad array of products, from system LSIs to system devices. We strive to maintain our competitive edge by making use of our knowledge on LSIs -- including technologies for the compression and decompression of digital images and audio and telecommunications technologies - as the foundation, and integrating our knowledge of systems powered by LSIs (such as game consoles and digital cameras) to offer unique solutions that meet the needs of our customers.

QDoes this mean you develop game software?

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LSI for storing game software is actually memory stored in the hand-held game cassette.

It is not itself a software program but rather is used to store the information of a game program.

QWhat types of products do you provide to Nintendo Co., Ltd.?

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We provide LSIs for storing game software (custom memories), LSIs for image compression and depression processing for video game consoles based on our unique image processing technology, and other products that best meet customer needs.

QWhat are "products in the security field?"

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In our Security Business, we design, develop, manufacture and sell systems products for security monitoring. We provide systems that represent solutions for monitoring, such as video monitoring equipment and video transmission equipment, primarily in the area of security monitoring.

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