Dynex’s Business and Strategy
The Group is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of high power bipolar discrete semiconductors, high power modules (IGBTs) and die and high power electronic assemblies. The Group’s aim, working within the Semiconductor Business Unit of CRRC Times Electric, is to be recognised as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high power semiconductors.
The Group also provides advice and assistance, primarily to CRRC Times Electric, on matters relating to semiconductor design and manufacture.
All the activities of the Group described above take place in a single factory in Lincoln, England often using common facilities and shared staff. Consequently, the Group regards bipolar discrete, power modules and die, power electronic assemblies, and the provision of advice as separate product groups for revenue analysis but does not regard them as separate operating segments for reporting purposes. The Group does not analyse gross margins, expenses, taxation, net profit or assets by product group.
Due to the nature of silicon wafer fabrication, there is a relatively high level of fixed costs in the business. Consequently, the profitability of the business is particularly responsive to the volume of production and, therefore, the overall level of revenue.
Management does not regard the business as seasonal. In the case of Power Assemblies small numbers of large contracts drive revenues. The delivery of a large contract in a particular quarter can cause revenue to fluctuate significantly, giving the appearance of seasonality.