Thursday, July 23, 2015

Altera Cites Slowdown in Wireless Infrastructure

Altera reported second quarter sales of $414.2 million, down 5 percent from the first quarter of 2015 and down 16 percent from the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter net income was $70.3 million, $0.23 per diluted share, compared with net income of $94.9 million, $0.31 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2015 and $127.0 million, $0.41 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014.

Altera said sales declined sequentially with Telecom and Wireless sales down sharply, attributable in large measure to the company's wireless business. With a few exceptions, there was broad growth across the remainder of the company. Gross margin was 69.4%, significantly improved from first quarter levels, as a result of favorable vertical market mix.

"Our wireless customers reduced demand on us this quarter, as expected, in reaction to continuing adverse market conditions. This pause in wireless spend more than offset growth across many of our vertical markets," said John Daane, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board. "The most important news for the second quarter was the June 1st announcement of an agreement for Intel to acquire Altera. Over the past several years we have worked closely with Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company and a proven technology leader. Through that interaction, we understand well the benefits this transaction will bring to our customers through development of innovative market-leading FPGAs and SoCs that will be enabled by Intel and Altera joining forces."

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