FRANKFURT Oct 5 Dialog Semiconductor,
the maker of chips used in Apple and Samsung Electronics'
smartphones, said it was reviewing its full-year guidance after
a Chinese holiday helped bolster third-quarter sales.
Sales for the three months through September came to around
$345 million, Dialog said late on Wednesday, up 40 percent from
the second quarter and almost 5 percent above the year-earlier
level, as orders for mobile chips were brought forward due to
China's National Day holiday.
The news comes after a disappointing second quarter in which
sales and operating profit dropped, prompting Dialog to cut its
full-year sales guidance to forecast a drop by around 15 percent
on softness in the smartphone market.
Dialog, which is due to publish full third-quarter financial
results on Nov. 3, makes chips that manage power consumption of
consumer electronic devices such as smartphones and tablet
computers. Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics
are among its main customers.
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Chris Reese)