Components | August 08, 2012
Q4 revenues increased 14% sequentially for Pericom
Pericom's et revenues for the fourth quarter were $37.9 million, an increase of 14% from the $33.4 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, and down 12% from the $43.3 million reported in the comparable period last year.
The revenue increase from the prior quarter reflects strength from the networking and telecom, server, storage, and embedded end-market segments. Net revenues for the fiscal year 2012 were $137.1 million, a decrease of 18% from the $166.3 million reported last year. The book-to-bill ratio for the fiscal fourth quarter was greater than 1.0. GAAP gross margin was 35.7% in the fourth quarter, an increase from 34.7% last quarter and an increase from 35.0% in the comparable period last year. On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin was 37.1% in the fourth quarter, which reflects exclusion of share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets and amortization of fair value adjustments from the PTI acquisition. The comparable non-GAAP gross margins were 36.2% last quarter and also in the comparable period last year. The GAAP gross margin was 35.5% for the full fiscal year of 2012, an increase of 200 basis points from the 33.5% reported for fiscal year 2011. On a non-GAAP basis, the fiscal year 2012 gross margin was 36.9%, and increased by 180 basis points from fiscal year 2011's gross margin of 35.1%. GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter was $1.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared with net loss of $267,000, or $0.01 per diluted share in the third quarter, and net income of $1.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share in the comparable period last year. GAAP net income for all periods included share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, amortization of fair value adjustments, and other PTI acquisition related expenses. The fiscal 2012 fourth quarter also included establishment of a $2.8 million deferred tax asset valuation allowance relating to California tax credits that may not be utilized in the future and a $0.6 million note receivable write off. Excluding these items, non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $2.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $1.7 million or $0.07 per diluted share in the third quarter, and non-GAAP net income of $3.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the comparable period last year. For the full fiscal year 2012, GAAP net loss was $2.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared with the GAAP net income of $13.5 million, or $0.53 per diluted share in fiscal year 2011. For the full fiscal year 2012, non-GAAP net income was $7.0 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared with $14.4 million, or $0.56 per diluted share in fiscal year 2011. The balance sheet remained very strong with cash and investments in marketable securities of $128 million or $5.41 per diluted share at the end of the fourth quarter. Inventory decreased $0.6 million on a sequential basis to $16.6 million, which represents 63 days of supply based on non-GAAP cost of goods sold. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of inventory declines, and during this period inventory has decreased $14.4 million or 46.5% from $31.0 million. Trade accounts receivable increased by $2.6 million sequentially as a result of higher revenues, while DSO was flat at 58 days. At quarter-end, working capital was $128 million and the current ratio was 6.1. "We were pleased with our fourth quarter results, especially since the end market increases were aligned with our strategic focus," said Alex Hui, President and CEO of Pericom. "Sequentially, our server and storage revenue increased 23%, networking and telecom increased 19% and embedded increased 18%. We initiated volume shipment of our USB 3.0 signal integrity solution in next generation Ivy Bridge computing platforms and we saw a nice ramp-up of our PCIe product revenue with our comprehensive switching, bridging, timing and signal integrity solution." Fiscal Q1 2013 Outlook Revenues in the first fiscal quarter are expected to be in the range of $36.0 million to $40.0 million. GAAP gross margins are expected to be between 34.9% and 36.9%, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately 1.3%, non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be in the 36.2% to 38.2% range. GAAP operating expenses are expected to be between $12.6 million and $13.1 million, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately $1.2 million, non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be in the range of $11.4 million to $11.9 million.
ClassOne's Solstice plating system selected for advanced MicroLEDs Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announces the sale of its Solstice GoldPro electroplating system to an unnamed developer of microLED technology for advanced applications.
Jenoptik: order intake down on prior year; order backlog slightly up From January through early March business performance was in line with expectations, but clear impacts of the corona pandemic and increasing uncertainty within the automotive industry became apparent from late March on.
Smiths Detection completes acquisition of PathSensors Smiths Detection has completed the acquisition of PathSensors, a bio-technology solutions and environmental-testing company, based in Baltimore, MD, USA.
Saab divests Dutch-based QPS Saab has divested the Dutch-based company QPS (Quality Positioning Services), a provider of hydrographic software solutions within the global maritime industry. The decision is in line with Saab’s strategy to optimise its product portfolio and increase focus on five core areas.
Eyeing SiC and GaN potential – GlobalWafers team up with NCTU Advancements in 5G and electric vehicle technologies are bringing the mounting demands of power semiconductor. GlobalWafers is teaming up with the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) to develop the third generation semiconductor material.
Phison expands with new R&D centre Taiwanese NAND Flash controller IC and storage solutions provider, Phison Electronics, broke ground on a new R&D center and inventory management in Guangyuan Science Park in Zhunan township, back in late march.
Infineon swings to loss as the pandemic continues impact target markets “Infineon has so far coped well with the challenging situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As a company, we reacted quickly to the new situation and established a framework that has enabled us to stabilize our business,” says CEO Dr. Reinhard Ploss.
Murata completes new production building The Japanese manufacturer’s subsidiary, Izumo Murata Manufacturing, has completed the construction of a new production facility which started back in August 2019.
Analog Devices team up with Intel to address 5G network design challenges The companies are collaborating to create a flexible radio platform that addresses 5G network design challenges and will enable customers to scale their 5G networks more quickly and economically.
Atlas Copco has acquired the technology and operating assets of iTrap The Swedish company has acquired a technology for process diagnostics and control in the semiconductor industry.
Goodix closes acquisition of Dream Chip Technologies Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. Ltd., an integrated solution provider, has completed its acquisition of Dream Chip Technologies GmbH (DCT), a fabless German semiconductor technology company.
Rebound Electronics team up with IHS Markit The pace of change in the electronics industry continues unabated for all customer types – OEM, ODM and EMS. This is driven by all component manufacturer types – including semiconductor, passive, connector and electromechanical – dynamically changing pricing, lead time, life cycle management and more.
New management takes the reins at Würth Elektronik eiSos As of the 1st of May 2020, Dirk Knorr and Josef Wörner have been appointed as General Managers for the German business of the Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, having been a part of the management circle of the company for years.
Seasoned financial and semiconductor executive joins GlobalFoundries GlobalFoundries has appointed David Reeder as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market to Reach $20.8 Billion by 2024 The global semiconductor packaging materials market will track chip industry growth to expand from USD 17.6 billion in revenue logged in 2019 to USD 20.8 billion in 2024, a 3.4% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), SEMI and TechSearch International forecast.
Analog Devices acquires HDMI business from INVECAS Analog Devices, Inc. has acquired the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) business of Santa Clara based INVECAS.
Intel’s chief engineering officer to leave the company Changes to Intel’s technology organisation are coming. New leaders have been appointed and Murthy Renduchintala will leave the company.
Schleuniger Group acquires the business of US-based Cirris Systems Corp. Following many years of cooperation, the Schleuniger Group and Cirris Systems Corp. have signed an agreement for Schleuniger to acquire Cirris, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the basis of an asset deal.
Mu-Del Electronics acquires Luff Research Virginia-based Mu-Del Electronics LLC, an Ironwave Technologies Company and a manufacturer of high-performance RF and Microwave based systems, is acquiring Luff Research.
Sierra Wireless to divest automotive embedded module product line The company has announced a definitive agreement to divest its Shenzhen, China-based automotive embedded module product line for USD 165 million in cash.
The evolving GaN and SiC power semiconductor market landscape The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is rapidly evolving from a startup-dominated business to one led by large-established power semiconductor manufacturers.
AEM acquires DB Design to expands design & application engineering capabilities AEM Holdings Ltd has acquired 100% stake in California-based DB Design Group, Inc. with its key team of designers and machinists located in California serving the Silicon Valley customer base.Load more news
- Rebound Electronics team up with IHS Markit
- Panasonic and China’s GS-Solar to end PV business partnership
- Summit Interconnect acquires Integrated Technology
- Manufacturer to pay back wages after firing workers who requested coronavirus sick leave
- New management takes the reins at Würth Elektronik eiSos