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Silicon Motion Announces Results for the Period Ended September 30, 2011

Nov 1, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --

Third Quarter 2011

Financial Highlights

  --  Net sales increased 25% quarter-over-quarter to US$63.2 million from
      US$50.5 million in 2Q11
  --  Gross margin excluding stock-based compensation increased to 49.4% from
      46.9% in 2Q11
  --  Operating expenses excluding stock-based compensation,
      acquisition-related charges, and other items increased to US$14.8
      million from US$13.1 million in 2Q11
  --  Operating margin excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition-related
      charges, and other items increased to 26.0% from 21.1% in 2Q11
  --  Diluted earnings per ADS excluding stock-based compensation,
      acquisition-related charges, net foreign exchange gain (loss), and other
      items increased to US$0.40, from US$0.29 in 2Q11


Business Highlights

  --  Seventh consecutive quarter of revenue growth
  --  Achieved the highest level of quarterly revenue in the Company's history
  --  Total storage controller unit shipments increased 23% sequentially and
      51% year-over-year
  --  Blended storage controller ASPs decreased 7% sequentially but increased
      5% year-over-year
  --  OEM business was flat sequentially and accounted for 45% of our mobile
      storage revenue
  --  3-bits per cell (TLC) controller revenue increased by over 10%
      sequentially and remains over 35% of all controller sales
  --  LTE transceiver revenue grew over 150% sequentially
  --  Began shipping our LTE transceiver for the Samsung Stratosphere at
      Verizon Wireless


TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:SIMO) ("Silicon Motion" or the "Company") today announced its financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2011. For the third quarter of 2011, net sales increased 25% quarter-over-quarter to US$63.2 million from US$50.5 million in the second quarter of 2011. Net income (GAAP) for the third quarter increased quarter-over-quarter to US$18.3 million or US$0.56 per diluted ADS from a net income of US$4.5 million or US$0.14 per diluted ADS in the second quarter of 2011.

Net income excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges, foreign exchange gain (loss), and other items increased in the third quarter to US$13.6 million or US$0.40 per diluted ADS from a net income of US$9.9 million or US$0.29 per diluted ADS in the second quarter of 2011.

Third Quarter 2011 Financial Review

Commenting on the results of the third quarter, Silicon Motion's President and CEO, Wallace Kou, said:

"We are excited to report that the US$63.2 million revenue this quarter is the highest quarterly revenue in our company's history. We delivered stellar sales while at the same time increasing our gross margins, and are reporting one of the highest quarters of non-GAAP EPS and the highest GAAP EPS in our company's history. Among other factors, this quarter we benefited from substantially better than expected availability of NAND flash and accelerated build of 4G LTE smartphones by Samsung.

NAND flash makers released more NAND flash components into the market and this action led to the 15% sequential growth of our mobile storage business as module makers increased their purchases of both flash and our controllers to build storage devices. Our OEM sales however were flat sequentially, as we expected, because of inventory management decisions by NAND flash makers. Our controller sales to tier-1 OEM device makers were, on the other hand, exceptionally strong. Our sales of advanced controllers supporting TLC flash increased over 10% sequentially during the quarter and continued to account for over 35% of all controller sales. In the second half of 2011, we expect a significant majority of our controllers will be for supporting 2x nm flash. We are on track with our eMMC projects and have three projects that are moving from qualification to production in the fourth quarter of 2011. To meet our customers' schedules we have already begun fabrication of eMMC controllers at our foundry partner.

Our mobile communications business delivered another exceptional quarter, growing 58% sequentially as Samsung accelerated its build of 4G LTE smartphones. For these LTE smartphones, we are supplying both an LTE transceiver and a multi-band CDMA EV-DO transceiver. We believe Samsung's LTE smartphones are experiencing very strong sales in the US because of their superior performance, strong consumer demand, and aggressive roll-out of LTE wireless broadband by US carriers. LTE handsets and tablets which ramped-up in the third quarter include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the new Samsung Stratosphere, both available through Verizon Wireless."

Sales

Net sales in the third quarter were US$63.2 million, an increase of 25% compared with the previous quarter. For the quarter, mobile storage products accounted for 61% of net sales, mobile communications 32% of net sales and multimedia SoCs 6% of net sales.

Net sales of our mobile storage products, which primarily include flash memory cards, USB flash drives, SSD and embedded flash controllers, increased 15% sequentially in the third quarter to US$38.8 million.

Net sales of mobile communication products, which primarily include mobile TV IC solutions and handset transceivers, increased 58% from the second quarter of 2011 to US$20.3 million this quarter.

Net sales of multimedia SoC products, which are primarily embedded graphics processors, increased 9% from the second quarter of 2011 to US$3.8 million in the third quarter.

Gross and Operating Margins

Gross margin excluding stock-based compensation increased to 49.4% in the third quarter from 46.9% in the second quarter of 2011. GAAP gross margin increased to 49.3% from 46.8% in the second quarter of 2011.

Operating expenses excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges, and other items were US$14.8 million, which was higher than the US$13.1 million expended in the second quarter. Research and development expenditures, excluding stock-based compensation, were US$8.8 million, which was higher than the US$7.7 million in the previous quarter. Selling and marketing expenses excluding stock-based compensation were US$3.3 million, which was higher compared to the US$2.9 million in the previous quarter. General and administrative expenses excluding stock-based compensation and litigation expenses were US$2.7 million, which was higher compared to the US$2.5 million in the previous quarter. Stock-based compensation was US$2.9 million in the third quarter, which was higher than the US$2.4 million in the second quarter. There were no acquisition-related charges in the third quarter compared to US$0.2 million in the second quarter.

Operating margin excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges, and other items was 26.0%, an increase from 21.1% in the previous quarter. GAAP operating margin was 21.4% during the third quarter, an increase from the 15.9% in the second quarter.

Other Income and Expenses

Net total other income excluding net foreign exchange gain or loss, and other items was US$0.2 million, an increase from US$0.1 million in the second quarter. GAAP net total other income was US$7.8 million, an increase from a loss of US$2.7 million in the second quarter. The increase in the GAAP total other income was primarily due to a foreign exchange gain in the third quarter of US$7.6 million compared to a foreign exchange loss in the second quarter of US$2.8 million.

Earnings

Net income excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges, net foreign exchange gain or loss, and other items was US$13.6 million this quarter, an increase from US$9.9 million in the second quarter. Diluted earnings per ADS excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges, net foreign exchange gain or loss, and other items were US$0.40 in the third quarter, an increase from US$0.29 in the second quarter.

GAAP net income was US$18.3 million during the third quarter, an increase from the net income of US$4.5 million in the second quarter. Diluted GAAP earnings per ADS in the third quarter were US$0.56, an increase from US$0.14 in the previous quarter.

Balance Sheet

Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments increased to US$69.8 million at the end of the third quarter from US$55.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2011.

Cash Flow

Our cash flows were as follows:


                   3 months ended September 30, 2011
  -------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            (In US$
                                                            millions)
  Net income                                                     18.3
  Depreciation & amortization                                     1.4
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities                   (4.7)

  Others                                                          4.9
                                                            ---------

    Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities          19.9
                                                            =========
  Acquisition of property and equipment                         (0.6)

  Others                                                        (0.7)
                                                            ---------

    Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities         (1.3)
                                                            =========

  Others                                                          0.3
                                                            ---------

    Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities           0.3
                                                            =========
  Effects of changes in foreign currency exchange rates on
   cash                                                         (3.6)
                                                            ---------

    Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents         15.3
                                                            =========

  Pro-forma adjustment for foreign exchange translation         (3.5)
                                                            ---------
    Pro-forma net increase (decrease) in cash and cash
     equivalents                                                 11.8
                                                            =========

During the third quarter of 2011, we had US$0.6 million of capital expenditures primarily relating to the purchase of testing equipment, software and design tools.

Business Outlook:

Silicon Motion's President and CEO, Wallace Kou, added:

"Although our third quarter revenue exceeded expectations due to much better than expected availability of NAND flash to module makers together with accelerated build of LTE smartphones, these two factors may soften in the fourth quarter. We believe our sales to module makers could be affected if NAND flash price volatility were to worsen. While we expect our LTE sales to continue growing strongly next year, we also expect orders in the fourth quarter to decline due to our customer's procurement timing. We expect these two factors to be only partially offset by stronger OEM controller sales in the fourth quarter.

All-in-all, we are very happy with our performance year-to-date and believe we are very well positioned for further growth next year as our SSD & embedded products, which include our eMMC controllers, start contributing meaningfully, and our LTE transceiver solutions scale further as LTE availability becomes more wide-spread."

For the fourth quarter of 2011, management expects:

  --  Revenue to be flat to down 10% sequentially

  --  Gross margin excluding stock-based compensation to be in the 47% to 49%
      range

  --  Operating expenses excluding stock-based compensation,
      acquisition-related charges, and other items of approximately US$15 to
      US$17 million


For the full year 2011, management is increasing guidance as previously announced in July and now expects:

  --  Revenue to be up 61% to 66% compared with full year 2010

  --  Gross margin excluding stock-based compensation to be in the 47% to 48%
      range

  --  Operating expenses excluding stock-based compensation,
      acquisition-related charges, and other items of approximately US$56 to
      US$58 million


Conference Call & Webcast:

The Company's management team will conduct a conference call at 8:00 am Eastern Time on November 2, 2011.

(Speakers)

Wallace Kou, President & CEO

Riyadh Lai, CFO

Jason Tsai, Director of Investor Relations and Strategy

CONFERENCE CALL ACCESS NUMBERS:

USA (Toll Free): 1 866 519 4004

USA (Toll): 1 -718 354 1231

Taiwan (Toll Free): 0080 112 6920

Participant Passcode: 1827 4061

REPLAY NUMBERS (for 7 days):

USA (Toll Free): 1 866 214 5335

USA (Toll): 1 718 354 1232

Participant Passcode: 1827 4061

A webcast of the call will be available on the Company's website at www.siliconmotion.com.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's unaudited selected financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges and other items, including non-GAAP cost of sales, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP earnings per diluted ADS. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or an alternative to GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. We believe that these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measure. We compensate for the limitations of our non-GAAP financial measures by relying upon GAAP results to gain a complete picture of our performance.

Our non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of our current financial performance and our prospects for the future. Specifically, we believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors as these non-GAAP results exclude certain expenses, gains and losses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results and because it is consistent with the financial models and estimates published by many analysts who follow the Company. We use non-GAAP measures to evaluate the operating performance of our business, for comparison with our forecasts, and for benchmarking our performance externally against our competitors. Also, when evaluating potential acquisitions, we exclude the items described below from our consideration of the target's performance and valuation. Since we find these measures to be useful, we believe that our investors benefit from seeing the results from management's perspective in addition to seeing our GAAP results. We believe that these non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by offering:

-- the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results;

-- the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analysis;

-- a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and

-- an easier way to compare the Company's operating results against analyst financial models and operating results of our competitors that supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures.

The following are explanations of each of the adjustments that we incorporate into our non-GAAP measures, as well as the reasons for excluding each of these individual items in our reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures:

Stock-based compensation expense consists of non-cash charges related to the fair value of stock options and restricted stock units awarded to employees. The Company believes that the exclusion of these non-cash charges provides for more accurate comparisons of our operating results to our peer companies due to the varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types. In addition, the Company believes it is useful to investors to understand the specific impact of share-based compensation on its operating results.

Acquisition-related charges consist of non-cash charges that can be impacted by the timing and magnitude of our acquisitions. We consider our operating results without these charges when evaluating our ongoing performance and forecasting our earnings trends, and therefore exclude such charges when presenting non-GAAP financial measures. We believe that the assessment of our operations excluding these costs is relevant to our assessment of internal operations and comparisons to the performance of our competitors. Acquisition-related charges include the following:

-- Amortization of intangible assets relates to the amortization of core technology, customer relationship, and other intangibles acquired as part of an acquisition.

Litigation expenses consist of legal expenses relating to intellectual property disputes, commercial claims and other types of litigation. While litigation may arise in the ordinary course of our business, we nevertheless consider litigation to be an unusual, non-recurring and unplanned activity and therefore exclude these types of charges when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.

Gain from settlement of litigation relates to the one-time payment in connection with a favorable settlement of certain litigation with ASE and ANP.

Foreign exchange gains and losses consists of translation gains and/or losses of non-NT$ denominated current assets and current liabilities, as well as certain other balance sheet items which result from the appreciation or depreciation of non-NT$ currencies against the NT$. We do not use financial instruments to manage the impact on our operations from changes in foreign exchange rates, and because our operations are subject to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, we therefore exclude foreign exchange gains and losses when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.

Impairment of long-term investments relates to the other-than-temporary, non-operating write down of the Company's minority stake investments. We do not consider these investments which were made before 2007 to be strategic and exclude the performance of these investments when evaluating our ongoing performance and forecasting our earnings trends, and therefore excludes losses (and gains) from the investments when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.

                               Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
                                 Consolidated Statements of Income
                  (in thousands, except percentages and per ADS data, unaudited)


                                                   For the Three Months Ended
                                ----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Sep.     Jun.
                                 Sep. 30,   Jun. 30,   Sep. 30,    30,      30,       Sep. 30,
                                   2010       2011       2011     2010     2011         2011

                                  (NT$)      (NT$)      (NT$)     (US$)        (US$)        (US$)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  ---------------  --------
  Net Sales                     1,092,485  1,458,150  1,841,507   34,204   50,542         63,217

  Cost of sales                   565,147    775,744    933,875   17,694   26,888         32,059
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------------
  Gross profit                    527,338    682,406    907,632   16,510   23,654         31,158
  Operating expenses
   Research & development         285,238    262,709    306,270    8,930    9,106         10,514
   Sales & marketing              106,210     99,853    115,410    3,325    3,461          3,962
   General & administrative        87,205     82,620     92,798    2,730    2,864          3,186
   Amortization of intangibles
    assets                         17,316      5,772         --      542      200             --
   Gain from settlement of
    litigation                        100         --         --        3       --             --
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------------
  Operating income                 31,269    231,452    393,154      980    8,023         13,496

  Non-operating income
   (expense)
    Gain on sale of
     investments                       25         21         78        1        1              3
    Interest income, net            1,704      2,307      4,286       53       79            147
    Foreign exchange gain
     (loss),net                  (77,862)   (79,609)    221,243  (2,438)  (2,759)          7,595

    Others, net                      (32)      (711)        178      (1)     (24)              6
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------------

    Subtotal                     (76,165)   (77,992)    225,785  (2,385)  (2,703)          7,751
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------------
  Income before income tax       (44,896)    153,460    618,939  (1,405)    5,320         21,247

  Income tax expense (benefit)   (55,495)     23,647     86,508  (1,737)      820          2,970
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------------

  Net income                       10,599    129,813    532,431      332    4,500         18,277
                                =========  =========  =========  =======  =======  =============

  Basic earnings per ADS            $0.36      $4.20     $17.20    $0.01    $0.15          $0.59
  Diluted earnings per ADS          $0.35      $4.03     $16.40    $0.01    $0.14          $0.56

  Margin Analysis:
  Gross margin                      48.3%      46.8%      49.3%    48.3%    46.8%          49.3%
  Operating margin                   2.9%      15.9%      21.4%     2.9%    15.9%          21.4%
  Net margin                         1.0%       8.9%      28.9%     1.0%     8.9%          28.9%

  Additional Data:
  Weighted avg. ADS
   equivalents[1]                  29,226     30,874     30,960   29,226   30,874         30,960

  Diluted ADS equivalents
  ----------------------------     30,446     32,206     32,456   30,446   32,206         32,456

  [1] Assumes all outstanding ordinary shares are represented by ADSs. Each ADS
   represents four ordinary shares.




                           Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
                   Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results
               (in thousands, except percentages and per ADS data, unaudited)


                                                  For the Three Months Ended
                                     ----------------------------------------------------
                                      Sep.     Jun.                Sep.    Jun.    Sep.
                                       30,      30,     Sep. 30,   30,     30,      30,
                                      2010     2011       2011     2010    2011    2011

                                      (NT$)    (NT$)     (NT$)     (US$)   (US$)   (US$)
                                     -------  -------  ---------  ------  ------  -------
  GAAP net income                     10,599  129,813    532,431     332   4,500   18,277
  Stock-based compensation:
    Cost of sales                      1,870    1,961      2,354      59      68       81
    Research and development          31,909   40,716     48,763     999   1,411    1,674
    Sales and marketing               12,024   15,460     20,589     376     536      707

    General and administrative        11,140   11,684     13,698     349     405      470
                                     -------  -------  ---------  ------  ------  -------

  Total stock-based compensation      56,943  69, 821     85,404   1,783   2,420    2,932
                                     -------  -------  ---------  ------  ------  -------

  Acquisition related charges:
    Amortization of intangible
     assets                           17,316    5,772         --     542     200       --
  Litigation expenses                  1,544       40        833      48       1       29
  Gain from settlement of
   litigation                            100       --         --       3      --       --

  Foreign exchange loss (gain),net    77,862   79,609  (221,243)   2,438   2,759  (7,595)
                                     -------  -------  ---------  ------  ------  -------

  Non-GAAP net income                164,364  285,055    397,425   5,146   9,880   13,643
                                     =======  =======  =========  ======  ======  =======

  Shares used in computing non-GAAP

      basic earnings per ADS          29,226   30,874     30,960  29,226  30,874   30,960
                                     =======  =======  =========  ======  ======  =======
  Shares used in computing non-GAAP

      diluted earnings per ADS        32,237   33,589     33,946  32,237  33,589   33,946
                                     =======  =======  =========  ======  ======  =======


  Non-GAAP basic earnings per ADS      $5.62    $9.23     $12.84    0.18   $0.32    $0.44
                                     =======  =======  =========  ======  ======  =======

  Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS    $5.10    $8.50     $11.71    0.16   $0.29    $0.40
                                     =======  =======  =========  ======  ======  =======

  Non-GAAP gross margin                48.4%    46.9%      49.4%   48.4%   46.9%    49.4%
  Non-GAAP operating margin             9.8%    21.1%      26.0%    9.8%   21.1%    26.0%




           Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
             Consolidated Statements of Income
   (in thousands, except percentages, and per ADS data,
                        unaudited)


                         For the Nine Months Ended
                  --------------------------------------
                                        Sep.     Sep.
                  Sep. 30,   Sep. 30,   30,      30,
                     2010       2011     2010     2011

                    (NT$)      (NT$)     (US$)    (US$)
                  ---------  ---------  -------  -------
  Net Sales       2,958,655  4,571,583   92,690  157,117

  Cost of sales   1,548,871  2,394,223   48,524   82,285
                  ---------  ---------  -------  -------
  Gross profit    1,409,784  2,177,360   44,166   74,832
  Operating
  expenses
   Research &
   development      805,525    819,755   25,236   28,174
   Sales &
   marketing        308,849    298,078    9,676   10,244
   General &
   administrativ
   e                248,404    254,895    7,782    8,760
   Amortization
   of intangible
   assets            51,928     23,088    1,627      793
   Gain from
   settlement of
   litigation      (43,400)         --  (1,360)       --
                  ---------  ---------  -------  -------
  Operating
  income             38,478    781,544    1,205   26,861

  Non-operating
  expense
  (income)
   Gain on sale
   of
   investments           40        133        1        5
   Interest
   income, net        6,482      8,624      203      296
   Foreign
   exchange gain
   (loss),net      (77,265)    200,050  (2,421)    6,875
   Impairment of
   long-term
   investments      (6,401)         --    (201)       --

   Others, net      (3,119)        280     (98)       10
                  ---------  ---------  -------  -------

   Subtotal        (80,263)    209,087  (2,516)    7,186
                  ---------  ---------  -------  -------
  Income before
  income tax       (41,785)    990,631  (1,311)   34,047
  Income tax
  expense          (54,208)    139,682  (1,700)    4,801
                  ---------  ---------  -------  -------

  Net income         12,423    850,949      389   29,246
                  =========  =========  =======  =======

  Basic earnings
  per ADS             $0.43     $27.74    $0.01    $0.95
                  =========  =========  =======  =======
  Diluted
  earnings per
  ADS                 $0.42     $26.58    $0.01    $0.91
                  =========  =========  =======  =======

  Margin
  Analysis:
  Gross margin        47.7%      47.6%    47.7%    47.6%
  Operating
  margin               1.3%      17.1%     1.3%    17.1%

  Weighted
  average ADS:
  Basic              28,969     30,676   28,969   30,676
  Diluted            29,738     32,018   29,738   32,018




             Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
     Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results
      (in thousands, except percentages and per ADS data,
                           unaudited)


                                   For the Nine Months Ended
                                  ---------------------------

                      Sep. 30,                Sep.     Sep.
                     -----------   Sep. 30,    30,      30,
                        2010         2011     2010     2011

                        (NT$)       (NT$)     (US$)    (US$)
                     -----------  ---------  -------  -------
  GAAP net income         12,423    850,949      389   29,246
  Stock-based
  compensation:
  Cost of sales            4,211      5,123      132      176
  Research and
  development             73,157    101,759    2,292    3,497
  Sales and
  marketing               34,856     40,090    1,092    1,378
  General and
  administrative          27,880     30,504      873    1,048
                     -----------  ---------  -------  -------
  Total stock-based
  compensation           140,104    177,476    4,389    6,099
                     -----------  ---------  -------  -------

  Acquisition
  related charges:
  Amortization of
  intangible assets       51,928     23,088    1,627      793
  Litigation
  expenses                 6,249      1,166      196       40
  Gain from
  settlement of
  litigation            (43,400)         --  (1,360)       --
  Impairment of
  long-term                                      201       --
  investments              6,401         --
  Foreign exchange
  loss (gain), net        77,265  (200,050)    2,421  (6,875)
                     -----------  ---------  -------  -------

  Non-GAAP net
  income                 250,970    852,629    7,863   29,303
                     ===========  =========  =======  =======

  Weighted avg. ADS
  (non-GAAP):

  Basic                   28,969     30,676   28,969   30,676
                     ===========  =========  =======  =======

  Diluted                 30,907     33,248   30,907   33,248
                     ===========  =========  =======  =======

  Non-GAAP basic
  earnings per ADS         $8.66     $27.79    $0.27    $0.96
                     ===========  =========  =======  =======
  Non-GAAP diluted
  earnings per ADS         $8.12     $25.64    $0.25    $0.88
                     ===========  =========  =======  =======

  Non-GAAP gross
  margin                   47.8%      47.7%    47.8%    47.7%

  Non-GAAP
  operating margin          6.5%      21.5%     6.5%    21.5%
  -----------------  -----------  ---------  -------  -------




                    Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
                         Consolidated Balance Sheet
                          (In thousands, unaudited)

                                                   Sep.     Jun.     Sep.
                  Sep. 30,   Jun. 30,   Sep. 30,    30,      30,      30,
                    2010       2011       2011     2010     2011     2011

                   (NT$)      (NT$)     (NTS$)     (US$)    (US$)    (US$)
                 ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
  Cash and cash
  equivalents    1,770,267  1,591,905  2,038,320   56,414   55,064   66,852
  Short-term
  investments       61,193         --     90,078    1,950       --    2,954
  Accounts
  receivable
  (net)            693,236    901,696  1,087,256   22,092   31,190   35,659
  Inventories      701,416    994,416    890,579   22,352   34,397   29,209
  Refundable
  deposits -
  current          214,355    439,145    462,625    6,831   15,190   15,173
  Deferred
  income tax
  assets (net)      18,081    114,048     54,902      576    3,945    1,801
  Prepaid
  expenses and
  other current

  assets           134,057    111,853     81,498    4,272    3,869    2,673
                 ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
  Total current
  assets         3,592,605  4,153,063  4,705,258  114,487  143,655  154,321

  Long-term
  investments        6,271      5,400      5,400      200      187      177
  Property and
  equipment
  (net)            754,247    743,636    725,981   24,036   25,722   23,810
  Goodwill and
  intangible
  assets(net)    1,209,211  1,168,807  1,168,807   38,535   40,429   38,334

  Other assets     303,755    170,283    173,737    9,679    5,890    5,699
                 ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------

  Total assets   5,866,089  6,241,189  6,779,183  186,937  215,883  222,341
                 =========  =========  =========  =======  =======  =======

  Accounts
  payable          580,686    484,177    448,726   18,505   16,748   14,717
  Income tax
  payable           24,277     30,285     56,181      774    1,048    1,843
  Accrued
  expenses and
  other
  current
  liabilities      449,007    453,084    468,028   14,308   15,672   15,350
                 ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
  Total current
  liabilities    1,053,970    967,546    972,935   33,587   33,468   31,910
  Other
  liabilities      101,094     80,581     82,546    3,222    2,787    2,707
                 ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
  Total
  liabilities    1,155,064  1,048,127  1,055,481   36,809   36,255   34,617
  Shareholders'
  equity         4,711,025  5,193,062  5,723,702  150,128  179,628  187,724
                 ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
  Total
  liabilities &
  shareholders'
  equity         5,866,089  6,241,189  6,779,183  186,937  215,883  222,341
                 =========  =========  =========  =======  =======  =======


  Note: The Company maintains its accounts and expresses its financial
  statements in New Taiwan dollars. For
  convenience only, U.S. dollar amounts presented in the income statement
  have been translated from New Taiwan
  dollars, using an average exchange rate of NT$31.94 to US$1 for 3Q10,
  NT$28.85 to US$1 for 2Q11, and NT$29.13 to
  US$1 for 3Q11 based on the average of the historical exchange rates
  reported by the Oanda Corporation.
  Amounts from the balance sheet have been translated using the ending
  exchange rate for the period. The
  exchange rate was NT$31.38 to US$1 at the end of 3Q10, NT$28.91 to US$1
  at the end of 2Q11 and NT$30.49 to US$1
  at the end of 3Q11.

About Silicon Motion:

We are a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high performance, low-power semiconductor solutions for the multimedia consumer electronics market. We have three major product lines: mobile storage, mobile communications, and multimedia SoCs. Our mobile storage business is composed of microcontrollers used in NAND flash memory storage products such as flash memory cards, USB flash drives, SSDs, and embedded flash applications. Our mobile communications business is composed primarily of mobile TV IC solutions and handset transceivers. Our multimedia SoCs business is composed primarily of embedded graphics processors.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including without limitation, statements about Silicon Motion's expected fourth quarter 2011 revenue, gross margin and operating expenses, all of which reflect management's estimates based on information available at this time of this press release. While Silicon Motion believes these estimates to be meaningful, these amounts could differ materially from actual reported amounts for the third quarter. Forward-looking statements also include, without limitation, statements regarding trends in the multimedia consumer electronics market and our future results of operations, financial condition and business prospects. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Although such statements are based on our own information and information from other sources we believe to be reliable, you should not place undue reliance on them. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual market trends or our actual results of operations, financial condition or business prospects may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward looking statements for a variety of reasons. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the unpredictable volume and timing of customer orders, which are not fixed by contract but vary on a purchase order basis; the loss of one or more key customers or the significant reduction, postponement, rescheduling or cancellation of orders from these customers; general economic conditions or conditions in the semiconductor or consumer electronics markets including any effects of the general global economic slowdown beginning in 2007; decreases in the overall average selling prices of our products; changes in the relative sales mix of our products; changes in our cost of finished goods; the availability, pricing, and timeliness of delivery of other components and raw materials used in our customers' products; our customers' sales outlook, purchasing patterns, and inventory adjustments based on consumer demands and general economic conditions, including the general global economic slowdown which began in 2007 as it effects the Company, its customers and consumers; our ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new or enhanced products in a timely manner; and the timing of new product announcements or introductions by us or by our competitors. For additional discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other factors, please see the documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on June 30, 2011. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

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SOURCE: Silicon Motion Technology Corporation

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