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Silicon Motion Named 2012 Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company by Global Semiconductor Alliance

Silicon Motion Named 2012 Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company by
Global Semiconductor Alliance

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silicon Motion Technology
Corporation (Nasdaq:SIMO) ("Silicon Motion" or the "Company"), a global leader
in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid state storage
devices and a leading specialty RF IC solutions provider for mobile devices,
today announced that it has been named the "Best Financially Managed
Semiconductor Company" for 2012 for semiconductor companies with less than
$500 million in annual sales by the Global Semiconductor Alliance ("GSA").
Silicon Motion was presented with the award at the annual GSA Awards Dinner
Celebration on December 13, 2012. This event recognizes semiconductor
companies that have demonstrated excellence through the execution of their
vision and strategy and delivery of strong revenue growth and profitability.

The GSA selection process interviewed select financial analysts and reviewed
the overall performance and financial health of semiconductor companies.
Silicon Motion was named the best financially managed semiconductor company
based on a number of metrics including growth rates, gross and operating
profitability, cash flow and return on capital. Recent recipients of "Best
Financially Managed Semiconductor Company" include Avago Technologies in 2011
and Altera Corporation in 2010.

"We are proud of the dedication and hard work of our employees, without whom
our success would not be possible and which has led Silicon Motion to be
recognized by the GSA as the industry's best financially managed company in
2012," said Wallace Kou, Silicon Motion's President and CEO. "This is a
tremendous honor and is also a testament of our competitive products,
technology leadership, and strong customer support—all critical factors for
delivering outstanding financial performance to our shareholders."

About GSA

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth
and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor
industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration,
integration and innovation.It addresses the challenges within the supply
chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to
enable industry-wide solutions.Providing a platform for meaningful global
collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities,
encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with
comprehensive and unique market intelligence.Members include companies
throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe. For
further information on the GSA, visit www.gsaglobal.org.

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 two major product lines, mobile storage and mobile
communications. 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 handset transceivers and mobile TV IC
solutions. For further information on Silicon Motion, visit
www.siliconmotion.com.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Jason Tsai
         Director of IR and Strategy
         Tel: +1 408 519 7259
         Fax: +1 408 519 7101
         E-mail: jtsai@siliconmotion.com
        
         Investor Contact:
         Selina Hsieh
         Investor Relations
         Tel: +886 3 552 6888 x2311
         Fax: +886 3 560 0336
         E-mail: ir@siliconmotion.com
        
         Media Contact:
         Sara Hsu
         Project Manager
         Tel: +886 2 2219 6688 x3509
         Fax: +886 2 2219 6868
         E-mail: sara.hsu@siliconmotion.com
 
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