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ON Semiconductor Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Annual Results  Chinese Japanese

Record total annual revenues of approximately $2.313 billion, up approximately 31 percent compared to 2009

For the fourth quarter of 2010, highlights include:
• Total revenues of approximately $579.2 million
• GAAP gross margin of 41.0 percent
• Non-GAAP gross margin of 41.2 percent
• GAAP net income of $0.14 per fully diluted share
• Non-GAAP net income of $0.22 per fully diluted share which includes stock-based compensation expense
• Record low net debt position of approximately $123 million

For 2010, highlights include:
• Record total revenues of approximately $2.313 billion, up approximately 31 percent compared to 2009
• Record adjusted EBITDA of $566.4 million
• GAAP net income of $0.65 per fully diluted share
• Non-GAAP net income of $0.89 per fully diluted share which includes stock-based compensation expense

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Feb. 3, 2011 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced that total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2010 were $579.2 million, a decrease of approximately 4 percent from the third quarter of 2010. During the fourth quarter of 2010, the company reported GAAP net income of $61.0 million, or $0.14 per fully diluted share. The fourth quarter 2010 GAAP net income included net charges of $38.2 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted share, from special items. The special item details can be found in the attached schedules. During the third quarter of 2010, the company reported a GAAP net income of $87.8 million, or $0.20 per fully diluted share.

Fourth quarter 2010 non-GAAP net income was $99.2 million, or $0.22 per share on a fully diluted basis, and includes stock-based compensation expense. Third quarter 2010 non-GAAP net income was $107.8 million, or $0.25 per share on a fully diluted basis, and includes stock-based compensation expense. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures (and other non-GAAP measures used elsewhere in this release, such as non-GAAP gross margin, adjusted EBITDA and net debt) to the company’s most directly comparable measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP are set forth in the attached schedules and on our website at http://www.onsemi.com/.

On a mix-adjusted basis, average selling prices in the fourth quarter of 2010 were down approximately one percent when compared to the third quarter of 2010. GAAP gross margin in the fourth quarter was 41.0 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2010 was 41.2 percent and includes stock-based compensation expense. GAAP gross margin in the fourth quarter included a net charge of approximately $1.2 million, or approximately 20 basis points, from special items. The special item details can be found in the attached schedules.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $145.4 million and includes stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2010 was $150.6 million and includes stock-based compensation expense.

Total revenues for 2010 were approximately $2.313 billion, an increase of 31 percent from approximately $1.769 billion in 2009. During 2010, the company reported GAAP net income of $290.5 million, or $0.65 per fully diluted share. The 2010 GAAP net income included net charges of $105.3 million from special items. During 2009, the company reported GAAP net income of $61.0 million, or $0.14 per fully diluted share. The 2009 GAAP net income included net charges of $104.9 million from special items. The special item details can be found in the attached schedules.

The non-GAAP net income for 2010 was $395.8 million, or $0.89 per share on a fully diluted basis and includes stock-based compensation expense. The non-GAAP net income for 2009 was $165.9 million, or $0.38 per share on a fully diluted basis, and includes stock-based compensation expense.

The company’s GAAP gross margin in 2010 was 41.3 percent. GAAP gross margin in 2010 included a net charge of approximately $10.4 million, or approximately 50 basis points from special items. Non-GAAP gross margin in 2010 was 41.8 percent including stock-based compensation expense. The company’s GAAP gross margin in 2009 was 35.1 percent. GAAP gross margin in 2009 included a net charge of approximately $13.8 million, or approximately 80 basis points from special items. Non-GAAP gross margin in 2009 was 35.9 percent including stock-based compensation expense. The special item details can be found in the attached schedules.

“We achieved strong financial results in 2010 and continue to make great progress in our vision of becoming a premier global supplier of high-performance, silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “We continue to transform our product portfolio and improve our value proposition to customers. In 2010, over 50 percent of our sales came from sole-sourced products, a record for the company. In addition, we achieved the highest annual revenues, gross margins and adjusted EBITDA in the company’s history as a public company. Marking another milestone, we exited the year with our highest cash and cash equivalents balance as well as our lowest net debt position. Building on this strength, we closed the acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor subsequent to the year end. This transaction enables ON Semiconductor to expand into the Japanese market and broadens our product portfolio, adding new capabilities from microcontrollers and custom application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to integrated power modules and motor control devices. We also recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation for approximately $31.4 million. The acquisition will position ON Semiconductor as a leading supplier of ultra-high-speed CMOS image sensors and a top 10 supplier of image sensors worldwide. As we enter 2011, we are excited about the growth prospects of ON Semiconductor and our ability to continue delivering high value products to our global customer base.”

FIRST QUARTER 2011 OUTLOOK
“Based upon product booking trends, backlog levels and estimated turns levels, we anticipate that historical ON Semiconductor revenues (excluding revenues from SANYO Semiconductor) will be approximately $570 to $590 million in the first quarter of 2011,” Jackson said. “Backlog levels at the beginning of the first quarter of 2011 represent over 90 percent of our anticipated first quarter 2011 revenues. We expect that average selling prices for the first quarter of 2011 will be down approximately one to two percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. The non-GAAP outlook for the first quarter of 2011 includes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $11 to $13 million.”

The following table outlines historical ON Semiconductor’s first quarter 2011 GAAP and non-GAAP outlook (excluding the expected results of SANYO Semiconductor).

Q1 2011 Business Outlook Table

In addition to our normal guidance for historical ON Semiconductor (which excludes the expected results from SANYO Semiconductor), we anticipate that SANYO Semiconductor will add approximately $260 to $285 million of incremental revenue to ON Semiconductor’s revenue guidance outlined above. We currently anticipate that the SANYO Semiconductor business will generate GAAP operating losses in the first quarter of 2011 from among other items, purchase accounting and acquisition related costs, but anticipate that the SANYO Semiconductor business will generate non-GAAP operating profits in the range of zero to five percent of SANYO Semiconductor sales in the first quarter of 2011. Given the recent close of the transaction, we are still finalizing the purchase accounting associated with the transaction. We should be in a position to provide more details regarding the financials of SANYO Semiconductor on our next call.****

* Convertible Notes, Non-cash Interest Expense are included in FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 470 Debt.
** Fully diluted share count can vary for, among other things, the actual exercise of options or restricted stock units, the incremental dilutive shares from all of the company’s convertible senior subordinated notes, and the repurchase or the issuance of stock or the sale of treasury shares. Please refer to the table on our website for potential changes to the Fully Diluted Share Count.
*** Special Items can include: restructuring, asset impairments and other, net; expensing of appraised inventory fair market value (FMV) step up; amortization of intangibles; goodwill impairments; income tax adjustments to approximate cash taxes; non-cash interest expense and certain other special items as necessary.
**** Regulation G and other provisions of the securities laws regulate the use of financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP. We believe these non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to investors. We use these measures, together with GAAP measures, for internal managerial purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. However, we do not, and you should not, rely on non-GAAP financial measures alone as measures of our performance. We believe that non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that – when taken together with GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures that we also provide in our releases – provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies’ non-GAAP financial measures, even if they have similar names.

FINANCIALS

TELECONFERENCE
ON Semiconductor will host a conference call for the financial community at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Feb 3, 2011 to discuss this announcement and ON Semiconductor’s results for the fourth quarter and 2010 annual results. The company will also provide a real-time audio webcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its website at http://www.onsemi.com. The webcast replay will be available at this site approximately one hour following the live broadcast and will continue to be available for approximately 30 days following the conference call. Investors and interested parties can also access the conference call through a telephone call by dialing (888) 546-9664 (U.S./Canada) or (973) 935-8144 (International). In order to join this conference call, you will be required to provide the Conference ID Number – which is 38507786. Approximately one hour following the live broadcast, the company will provide a dial-in replay that will continue to be available through Feb 10, 2011. To listen to the teleconference replay, call (800) 642-1687 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (International). You will be required to provide the Conference ID Number – which is 38507786.

About ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a premier supplier of high performance, silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. The company's broad portfolio of power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices helps customers effectively solve their design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power applications. ON Semiconductor operates a world-class, value-added supply chain and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com.

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