Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Altera Lowers Q1 Financial Guidance

Altera lowered its first quarter 2012 revenue guidance. Initially, the company expected a 5 to 9 percent sequential revenue decline, largely the result of program timing in the military vertical market and continued softness in sales to wireless customers. Altera now says that as the quarter has progressed, it has experienced somewhat more pronounced and broader than anticipated inventory adjustment related weakness and now believes that first quarter revenue will be 7 to 9 percent lower than fourth quarter levels.

The company continues to expect that revenue in the second quarter of 2012 will be above first quarter levels. Quarter-to-date book to bill remains above 1.0.

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