Sunday, July 20, 2008

TI Posts Q2 Revenue of $3.35 billion, Down 2% YoY

Texas Instruments (TI) reported Q2 revenue of $3.35 billion, net income of $588 million and earnings per share of $0.44. In total, TI's revenue in the second quarter was in the lower half of the company's range of expectations, as were earnings per share. The company said demand slowed unexpectedly in June primarily because distributors reduced inventory levels and did not replenish them late in the quarter. Additionally, Wireless revenue declined in the quarter, continuing its first-quarter weakness.

"Our core areas of Analog and Embedded Processing delivered solid revenue growth," said Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and CEO. "Each grew sequentially and increased 10 percent from a year ago. These technologies are critical to thousands of different types of electronic equipment, making them some of the most attractive markets in the semiconductor industry. We believe our portfolio combined with our passion to help customers solve critical problems will drive good long-term growth."

"We believe this slower demand was due to a mix of reasons, including a weaker economic environment and greater confidence in TI's ability to deliver products within short lead times," Templeton said. "Our orders were up in the quarter and backlog grew, but we are cautious given the demand environment we just experienced. If demand strengthens as quickly as it slowed, we are well-positioned to meet it."

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