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MEMSIC Ranked in Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500(TM)

2012-11-19 20:22 ET - News Release

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEMSIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEMS), a leading MEMS sensing solution provider, today announced it has been recognized by Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011.

MEMSIC Chairman, President and CEO Dr. Yang Zhao commented, "Since MEMSIC's inception, we have grown from a single-product company into a very sophisticated, high-end business. We now have multiple core products, ranging from MEMS sensing components to high-performance integrated sensing system product. We appreciate Deloitte's recognition of our progress and pursuing many opportunities to build on the technology foundation we have created."

"We are proud to honor the 2012 Technology Fast 500™ companies, and commend them for their outstanding growth," said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) leader. "These ground-breaking companies have outpaced their competition and are reinventing the way we do business today."

"The companies on the Fast 500 list are among those that have demonstrated remarkable innovation, creativity and business savvy," said Bill Ribaudo partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and national TMT leader for audit and enterprise risk services (AERS). "As a result, these companies have continued to successfully forge ahead in a challenging economic environment. We applaud the leadership and employees of MEMSIC for this accomplishment."

MEMSIC's revenue grew 170% percent from 2007 to 2011. The company ranked 432nd in the Technology Fast 500.

About Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500™

Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private - in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011.

To be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

About MEMSIC, Inc.

MEMSIC, Inc., headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, provides advanced semiconductor sensors and multi-sensor system solutions based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and sophisticated integration technologies in both the IC level and module level. MEMSIC's unique and proprietary approach combines leading-edge sensor technologies, such as magnetic sensors and accelerometers, with mixed signal processing circuitry to produce reliable, high quality, cost-effective solutions for the mobile phone, automotive, consumer, industrial, and general aviation markets. The company's shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange (Nasdaq:MEMS).

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Patricia Niu
         MEMSIC, Inc.
         Chief Financial Officer
         978-738-0900
         
         Investor Contact:
         Harriet Fried
         LHA
         (212) 838-3777
         ir@memsic.com

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