STMicroelectronics reported its first quarter net revenues totaled $2.01 billion and gross margin was 31.3%. Net loss attributable to ST was $171 million, mainly due to the 50% share in ST-Ericsson operating loss and restructuring costs.
“First quarter sales and gross margin results were in line with the mid-point of our guidance,” said ST President and CEO Carlo Bozotti. “Importantly, excluding ST-Ericsson, our businesses delivered revenues better than normal seasonality despite the ongoing soft macro-economic environment, due to the strong performance of Microcontrollers, Power and Smart Power for industrial and automotive. We also achieved key design wins with leading customers for 28nm FD-SOI technology products and home-gateway applications.
“We continued to maintain a strong net financial position in the quarter, while using some of our available cash to repay at maturity our outstanding 2013 Senior bonds. We have signed an agreement with Ericsson to split up the ST-Ericsson joint venture. We have also begun to advance towards our first quarter 2014 net operating expense goal, significantly reducing operating costs in the quarter.”
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