Faraday USB IP Successfully Cracks into Mass Storage, Multimedia, and Communication Markets

Competitive USB IP penetrates most USB-enabled SoC markets and surpasses 200 million ASIC unit shipment watermark

Hsinchu, Taiwan – March 6, 2007

Faraday Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 3035), a leading ASIC and silicon IP provider,
today announced that its USB2.0-IP-enabled customer ASIC shipment has surpassed 200
million units in accumulated volume. The company has also licensed its USB2.0 IP solutions
to dozens of fabless companies. With competitive size, power consumption and design
compatibility features, Faraday USB2.0 IP solutions have continued to expand in the
market, covering almost all hot applications in mass storage, multimedia, and
communication sectors. When combined with other IPs such as RISC CPU, DSP, Serial ATA, and
Ethernet in Faraday’s broad IP portfolio, Faraday’s USB2.0 PHYs and controllers deliver a
complete, low power and small-die-sized solution for SoC designs.

Faraday’s USB 2.0 OTG PHY solution is compliant with UTMI+ Level 3 standard. The USB
OTG PHY and Controller IP are silicon proven in UMC 0.25µm, 0.18µm,
0.13µm, and 90nm processes, while the 65nm USB OTG PHY IP will be available in
August 2007. To ensure an easy start, Faraday provides customers with a complete
developing environment which includes EV Boards, software, data sheets, and application

“The 200 million unit shipment and wide acceptance milestones underscore the value that
Faraday has delivered to ASIC and IP customers over the years,” said Dr. George Hwang,
vice president of RD & Overseas Business at Faraday. “Starting from defining the USB
IP architecture, Faraday has put enormous emphasis on design compatibility and
flexibility. More importantly, Faraday is committed to porting standard interface IPs to
advanced manufacturing processes to keep customers competitive along their products’ life

“In addition to the performance of Faraday’s USB IP, we are impressed by their in-time
service, which helped us a lot while we encountered ESD issues. We do appreciate Faraday’s
effort and expect a closer relationship,” said Novatek.

“PC-Camera is our key product line, so we take intensive survey in choosing the USB IP
vendor. We are glad we chose Faraday since their solution perfectly matches our need,
especially in terms of the compatibility and the delivery schedule. Also, it means a lot
that they have good progress in the advanced processes, which is quite important for our
continuous cooperation,” said PixArt.

For more information, please contact Faraday’s sales force, or send an email to: IPSales@faraday-tech.com

About Faraday Technology Corporation

Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading silicon IP and fabless ASIC vendor. The company’s broad silicon IP portfolio includes 32-bit RISC CPUs, DSPs, MPEG4, H.264, PHYs/Controllers for USB 2.0, Ethe rnet, Serial ATA, PCI Express, Cell Library and Memory Compiler. With more than 700 employees and 2006 revenue of US$171 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it also has a significant presence in other world-wide markets. Headquartered in Taiwan , Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S. , Japan , Europe, and China . For more information, please visit: www.faraday-tech.com

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