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Skyworks Reports Solid Q2, Also Hurt By ZTE Ban

For the fiscal second quarter, Skyworks reported that revenue grew 7 percent year-pver-year (Y/Y) to $913 million, non-GAAP gross margin increased 30 basis points (Y/Y) to 50.7 percent and earnings per share (EPS) grew 13 percent Y/Y to $1.64. The company also disclosed the ban on exporting products to ZTE represents a $25 million to $30 million reduction in annual revenue, mostly from mobile phone products.


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Qorvo Ends Fiscal 2018 With Positive Momentum

Strong demand in Wi-Fi, IoT and defense, coupled with improving demand from China's handset manufacturers, grew Qorvo’s Q4 revenue to $665 million, up 3.5 percent compared to last years’s quarter. For the full year, Qorvo reported just under $3 billion in revenue, down 2 percent from fiscal 2017.


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China's ZTE Corp Says Main Business Operations Cease Due to US Ban

ZTE's main business operations have ceased due to a ban imposed by the U.S. government, but China’s second biggest telecom equipment maker is trying to have the ban modified or reversed, it said on Wednesday. ZTE was hit by a ban last month from Washington, forbidding U.S. firms from supplying it with components and technology after it was found to have violated U.S. export restrictions by illegally shipping goods to Iran.


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5G to Double TRx Shipments in 2018

Market analyst Earl Lum forecasts macrocell radio transceiver (TRx) shipments will more than double this year (2018), reflecting initial 5G massive MIMO deployments. TRx shipments supporting all wireless standards grew 24 percent in 2017.


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