First quarter revenues were €1.62B, a sequential decrease of 8%, but a year-on-year increase of 13%; earnings per share were €0.05

January 19, 2004

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MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX), the world's sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer, today announced results for its first quarter in fiscal year 2004, ended December 31, 2003. Revenues of Euro 1.62 billion reflected a decrease of 8 percent sequentially, but an improvement of 13 percent on a year-on-year basis. The sequential revenue decrease was due mostly to continued price decline throughout all business segments, as well as the negative impact of the weakening US-dollar exchange rate.

Dr. Ulrich Schumacher, President and CEO of Infineon Technologies AG,commented: “Today, we announce profitability for the first quarter of this fiscal year. This good development is in line with our expectations and consistent with our business roadmap. We had positive results in three of our four business groups. Despite continued price decline and the weakening US-dollar, we made full use of productivity and cost advantages, and were thus still able to improve our EBIT.“

Net income amounted to Euro 34 million, compared to net income of Euro 49 million in the previous quarter and a net loss of Euro 40 million year-on-year. Quarterly EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) was Euro 70 million versus Euro 67 million in the previous quarter and significantly improved from an EBIT loss of Euro 29 million in the first quarter of the last fiscal year. The sequential earnings performance reflected among other improved earnings in the Secure Mobile Solutions business group, as well as lower earnings from the Memory Products business group.

Basic and diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2004 were Euro 0.05, declining from Euro 0.07 per share in the previous quarter but improving from a loss per share of Euro 0.06 year-on-year.

Expenditures for Research and Development in the first quarter totaled Euro 276 million, or 17 percent of sales, down from Euro 297 million, or 17 percent of sales, sequentially. The decrease was due mainly to lower R&D expenditures in the Memory Products business group, as well as the non-recurrence of in-process R&D charges in the Automotive & Industrial business group in the previous quarter.

SG&A expenses totaled Euro 174 million, or 11 percent of total revenues, compared to Euro 185 million, or 11 percent of total revenues, in the previous quarter. The decrease in absolute terms was due mainly to lower professional fees as well as cost control efforts.

Infineon’s gross cash position, representing cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities and restricted cash, remained at Euro 2.8 billion. The net cash position, representing the gross cash position less debt, increased to Euro 355 million from Euro 328 million at the end of the previous quarter.

Revenues outside Europe constituted 57 percent of total revenues, decreasing from 59 percent in the previous quarter. Sales in North America were 20 percent of total revenues in the first quarter, down sequentially from 24 percent, whereas sales in the Asian market represented 36 percent of total revenues, increasing from 34 percent in the previous quarter.

As of December 31, 2003, Infineon had approximately 32,900 employees worldwide, including about 6,100 engaged in research and development.

Infineon Technologies AG

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