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November 11, 2009

Notification of Difference between Consolidated Forecasts and Actual Results for the First Half of FY2009 / Revision to the Business Forecasts for FY2009

DISCO Corporation ("the Company") announced the difference between its consolidated forecasts and actual results for the first half of fiscal year ending March 31, 2010.
The company also announced to revise the Company's business forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, which were announced on August 7, 2009, based on recent business performance.

1.

1Difference between consolidated forecasts and actual results (First Half of Fiscal Year 2009)

(April 1, 2009 - September 30, 2009) (Millions of yen,%)
Net Sales Operating Income Ordinary Income Net Income Net Income per Share(yen)
Previous forecasts (A)
Announced on August 7, 2009
23,200 (400) (500) (500) (14.88)
Actual Results (B) 23,058 (179) (283) (95) (2.83)
(B) - (A) (142) 221 217 405
% change (B/A) (0.6)% - - -
(Ref.)
Previous fiscal year results (FY2008)
35,497 3,949 4,066 2,659 78.36

2.

Reason for the difference

The consolidated sales for the first half of fiscal year 2009 were almost in line with the forecast announced on the August 7th, 2009, however; earnings results slightly improved from the forecast.

3.

Revision to the Consolidated Business Forecasts (Fiscal Year 2009)

(April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010) (Millions of yen,%)
Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income Net income per share(yen)
Previous forecasts (A)
Announced on August 7, 2009
51,000 1,000 700 100 2.98
Revised forecast(B) 58,500 3,200 3,200 1,400 41.66
(B) - (A) 7,500 2,200 2,500 1,300
% change (B/A) 14.7% 220.0% 357.1% -
(Ref.)
Previous fiscal year results (FY2008)
53,108 76 1,460 251 7.41

4.

Revision to the Non-Consolidated Business Forecasts (Fiscal Year 2009)

(April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010) (Millions of yen,%)
Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income Net income per share(yen)
Previous forecasts (A)
Announced on August 7, 2009
39,300 (200) 400 100 2.98
Revised forecast(B) 47,000 1,700 2,500 1,300 38.68
(B) - (A) 7,700 1,900 2,100 1,200
% change (B/A) 19.6% - 525.0% -
(Ref.)
Previous fiscal year results (FY2008)
40,458 (1,783) 225 (344) (10.15)

5.

Reason for the revision

  The business cycle shows some sign of recovery; although it is not strong enough, demand for capacity investment in the semiconductor market has also been in recovery phase. The Company revised its forecast for fiscal year ending March 2009 mainly due to increased demand for LED manufacturing and particular assembly equipment.
Note:
The above forecast of financial results is based on certain information available to the Company at the time of announcement, and actual operating results may differ from the forecast due to various factors.
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