Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ST-Ericsson Posts Revenue of $666 million; up 18% Sequentially

ST-Ericsson reported Q2 net sales of $666 million and an adjusted operating loss of $165 million. Net sales in the second quarter were higher than normal seasonal patterns and showed a progress of 18.5% compared to first quarter 2009 pro-forma sales. This was mainly due to the higher demand in China - driven by TD-SCDMA- and in the rest of Asia-Pacific and to the alignment of inventory to demand levels across the handset supply chain.

President and CEO, Alain Dutheil, commented: "During the second quarter our sales performed above normal seasonal patterns. This was due to the destocking phase in the channels being over, to the pick-up of demand in China, and to our steady execution on our commitments towards our customers.

"We have kept a strong focus on our restructuring and realignment plans. The $250 million cost synergies program, defined by ST-NXP Wireless in the third quarter 2008, is expected to be completed by year-end according to schedule. The new restructuring plan of $230 million cost synergies, announced at the end of April, has been initiated and is expected to be completed by the second quarter 2010."