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Consolidated Financial Statements for the Years Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012

43.

FIRST-TIME ADOPTION OF TAIWAN-IFRSs

a.

Basis of preparation for financial information under Taiwan-IFRSs

The Company prepares consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013 under Taiwan-IFRSs. As the basis of the preparation, the Company not only follows the significant accounting policies stated in Note 4 but also applies IFRS 1.

b.

Exemptions from IFRS 1

IFRS 1 establishes the procedures for the Company’s first consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with Taiwan-IFRSs. According to IFRS 1, the Company is required to determine the accounting policies under Taiwan-IFRSs and retrospectively apply those accounting policies in its opening balance sheet at the date of transition to Taiwan-IFRSs; except for optional exemptions and mandatory exceptions to such retrospective application provided under IFRS 1. The main optional exemptions the Company adopted are summarized as follows:

1) Business combinations. The Company elected not to apply IFRS 3, “Business Combinations,” retrospectively to
  business combinations that occurred before January 1, 2012. Therefore, in the opening balance sheet, the amount of
  goodwill generated from past business combinations was the same as the carrying amount of goodwill under R.O.C.
  GAAP as of January 1, 2012.

2) Employee benefits. The Company elected to recognize all cumulative actuarial gains and losses in retained earnings as
  of January 1, 2012. In addition, the Company elected to apply the exemption disclosure requirement provided by IFRS 1,
  in which the amounts of present value of defined benefit obligations, the fair value of plan assets, the surplus or deficit in
  the plan and the experience adjustments are determined for each accounting period prospectively from the transition
  date.

3) Share-based payment. The Company elected to take the optional exemption from applying IFRS 2 retrospectively for the
  shared-based payment transactions granted and vested before January 1, 2012.

c.

Effect of transition to Taiwan-IFRSs

After transition to Taiwan-IFRSs, the effect on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2012 (the transition date) as well as the consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the year ended December 31, 2012, is stated as follows:

1) Reconciliation of consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2012

2) Reconciliation of consolidated balance sheet as of January 1, 2012

3) Reconciliation of consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the year ended December 31, 2012

4) Significant reconciliation differences in consolidated statements of cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2012

  The Company prepared the statement of cash flows using the indirect method under R.O.C. GAAP, in which the interest
  received is not required to be disclosed separately; instead, the interest received and the interest paid are included
  within the operating activities in the statement of cash flows. However, according to IAS No. 7, “Statement of Cash
  Flows,” for the year ended December 31, 2012, the interest received of NT$1,719,026 thousand should be disclosed
  separately in the investing activities; and the interest paid of NT$736,607 thousand should be disclosed in the financing
  activities based on their nature, respectively.

  Except for the above differences, there are no other significant differences between R.O.C. GAAP and Taiwan-IFRSs in the
  consolidated statement of cash flows.

d.

Notes to the reconciliation of the significant differences:

1)

Allowance for sales returns and others

Under R.O.C. GAAP, provisions for estimated sales returns and others are recognized as a reduction in revenue in the year the related revenue is recognized based on historical experience. The corresponding allowance for sales returns and others is presented as a reduction in accounts receivable. Under Taiwan-IFRSs, the allowance for sales returns and others is a present obligation with uncertain timing and an amount that arises from past events and is therefore reclassified as provisions in accordance with IAS No. 37, “Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets.”

As of December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2012, the amounts reclassified from allowance for sales returns and others to provisions were NT$6,038,003 thousand and NT$5,068,263 thousand, respectively.

2)

Classifications of deferred income tax asset/liability and valuation allowance

Under R.O.C. GAAP, a deferred tax asset and liability is classified as current or noncurrent in accordance with the classification of its related asset or liability. However, if a deferred income tax asset or liability does not relate to an asset or liability in the financial statements, it is classified as either current or noncurrent based on the expected length of time before it is realized or settled. Under Taiwan-IFRSs, a deferred tax asset and liability is classified as noncurrent asset or liability.

In addition, under R.O.C. GAAP, valuation allowances are provided to the extent, if any, that it is more likely than not that deferred income tax assets will not be realized. In accordance with IAS No. 12, “Income Taxes,” deferred tax assets are only recognized to the extent that it is probable that there will be sufficient taxable profits and the valuation allowance account is no longer used.

As of December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2012, the amounts reclassified from deferred income tax assets to noncurrent assets were NT$8,001,202 thousand and NT$5,936,490 thousand, respectively.

3)

The classification of assets leased to others and idle assets

Under R.O.C. GAAP, assets leased to others and idle assets are classified under other assets. Under Taiwan-IFRSs, the aforementioned items are classified as property, plant and equipment according to their nature. In accordance with IAS No. 40, “Investment Property,” investment properties are defined as properties held to earn rentals or for capital appreciation; however, the Company’s assets leased to others are mainly housing facilities leased to employees and manufacturing facilities leased to suppliers. The housing facilities leased to employees are not classified as investment properties; and manufacturing facilities leased to suppliers are not considered as investment properties since they cannot be sold separately and comprise only an insignificant portion of the entire facility.

As of December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2012, the amounts reclassified from assets leased to others and idle assets to property, plant and equipment were NT$32,742 thousand and NT$47,237 thousand, respectively.

4)

Employee benefits

The Company had recognized the pension cost and retirement benefit obligation under its defined benefit plans based on actuarial valuations performed in conformity with R.O.C. GAAP. Under Taiwan-IFRSs, the Company should carry out actuarial valuation on defined benefit obligation in accordance with IAS No. 19, “Employee Benefits.”

In addition, under R.O.C. GAAP, it is not allowed to recognize actuarial gains and losses from defined benefit plans directly to equity; instead, actuarial gains and losses should be accounted for under the corridor approach which resulted in the deferral of such actuarial gains and losses. When using the corridor approach, actuarial gains and losses is amortized over the expected average remaining working lives of the participating employees.

Under IAS No. 19, “Employee Benefits,” the Company elects to recognize actuarial gains and losses immediately in full in the period in which they occur, as other comprehensive income. The subsequent reclassification to earnings is not permitted.

At the transition date, the Company performed the actuarial valuation under IAS No. 19, “Employee Benefits,” and recognized the valuation difference directly to retained earnings under the requirement of IFRS 1. For the year ended December 31, 2012, total actuarial gains and losses were also recognized to other comprehensive income in accordance with actuarial valuation carried out in 2012.

In addition, under R.O.C. GAAP, a minimum pension liability should be recognized in the balance sheet. If the accrued pension cost is less than the minimum pension liability, the difference should be recognized as an additional liability. Under Taiwan-IFRSs, there is no aforementioned requirement to recognize minimum pension liability.

As of December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2012, accrued pension cost of the Company was adjusted for an increase of NT$2,941,693 thousand and NT$2,332,516 thousand, respectively; deferred income tax assets were adjusted for an increase of NT$351,002 thousand and NT$231,011 thousand, respectively; noncontrolling interests were adjusted for a decrease of NT$12,759 thousand and NT$13,388 thousand, respectively. As of December 31, 2012, net loss not recognized as pension cost was adjusted for a decrease of NT$4,416 thousand. For the year ended December 31, 2012, pension cost and income tax expense of the Company were adjusted for a decrease of NT$72,385 thousand and NT$37,633 thousand, respectively; actuarial loss from defined benefit plans and income tax benefit related to components of other comprehensive income were recognized in the amount of NT$685,978 thousand and NT$82,358 thousand, respectively.

5)

Investments accounted for using the equity method

The Company has evaluated significant differences between current accounting policies and Taiwan-IFRSs for the Company’s associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method. The significant difference is mainly due to the adjustment to employee benefits.

In addition, if the investor subscribes to additional shares of associates and joint ventures that is disproportionate to its existing ownership percentage and results in a decrease in the investor’s ownership percentage in the associate and joint venture, the resulting carrying amount of the investment differs from the amount of the investor’s share in the equity of the associates and joint venture. Under R.O.C. GAAP, the investor records such a difference as an adjustment to the carrying amount of the investment with the corresponding amount charged or credited to capital surplus. Under Taiwan-IFRSs, such a difference is still adjusted to carrying amount of the investment and capital surplus. If the investor’s ownership interest in an associate and joint venture decreases, the proportionate amount of the gains or losses previously recognized in other comprehensive income in relation to that associate and joint venture shall be reclassified to profit or loss on the same basis as would be required if the associate and joint venture had directly disposed of the related assets or liabilities.

As of December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2012, as a result of the differences mentioned above, investment accounted for using the equity method was adjusted for a decrease of NT$69,102 thousand and NT$13,401 thousand, respectively; foreign currency translation reserve was adjusted for a decrease of NT$43 thousand and an increase of NT$5 thousand, respectively; capital surplus was adjusted for a decrease of NT$462,469 thousand and NT$374,695 thousand, respectively. As of December 31, 2012, net loss not recognized as pension cost was adjusted for a decrease of NT$883 thousand. In addition, equity in earnings of equity method investees and share of other comprehensive income of associates and joint venture were adjusted for an increase of NT$45,118 thousand and a decrease of NT$18,905 thousand for the year ended December 31, 2012, respectively; other gains and losses was adjusted for a gain of NT$4,977 thousand for the year ended December 31, 2012.

6)

The reclassification of line items in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income

In accordance with the Guidelines Governing the Preparation of Financial Reports by Securities Issuers before its amendment due to the adoption of Taiwan-IFRSs, income from operations in the consolidated income statement only includes net revenue, cost of revenue and operating expenses. Under Taiwan-IFRSs, based on the nature of operating transactions, technical service income is reclassified under net revenue; rental revenue, depreciation of rental assets, net gain or loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment and other assets, and impairment loss on idle assets, are reclassified under other operating income and expenses, which are included in income from operations.

Under Taiwan-IFRSs, based on the nature of operating transactions, for the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company reclassified technical service income of NT$496,654 thousand to net revenue, rental revenue of NT$808 thousand, net gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment and other assets of NT$103 thousand, other income of NT$886 thousand, depreciation of rental assets of NT$6,656 thousand and impairment loss on idle assets of NT$444,505 thousand to other operating income and expenses. In addition, interest income of NT$1,645,036 thousand and dividend income of NT$71,057 thousand were also reclassified to other income; settlement income of NT$883,845 thousand, net gain on disposal of financial assets of NT$541,089 thousand, others of NT$499,903 thousand (under non-operating income and gains), net valuation loss on financial instruments of NT$252,530 thousand, impairment loss of financial assets of NT$4,231,602 thousand as well as others of NT$297,992 thousand (under non-operating expenses and losses) were reclassified to other gains and losses for the year ended December 31, 2012.