TI narrows earnings, revenue outlook for Q2

Texas Instruments narrowed a quarterly earnings and revenue target range it issued in April because of caution among its chip customers and weak demand for high-end phones a Reuters report said.

TI, which makes chips used in everything from cell phones to industrial equipment, forecast second-quarter earnings of €0.27 (US$0.43) to €0.30 (US$0.47) per share on revenue of €2.15 billion (US$3.33 billion) to €2.23 billion (US$3.46 billion).

'There are a couple of areas where we are seeing weakness, one of which is wireless handset revenue, which continues to be unseasonably weak and we would expect that it's probably going to be down a little bit from the first quarter level,' said TI's head of investor relations Ron Slaymaker on a brief conference call with analysts to discuss the update.

'Another area would be processors, which are running weak for the quarter,' Slaymaker said.

At the same time, TI is seeing growth in its analog chip business, which Slaymaker said would grow both sequentially and year over year.  
Certain types of digital signal processors and microcontrollers also are seeing similar positive growth.