Apple’s iPhone maker and Tesla electric car maker is pocketing the success of more sophisticated chips and sensors for the smartphone and auto industry to boost sales, but the weaker demand for older and mass-market companies, markets of products is having a tax.
The Franco-Italian chip maker, STMicroelectronics, has lowered its full sales guidelines on Thursday, despite improved activity in the second quarter, signaling how the sector remains unsustainable given trade tensions between the United States and China.
STMicro said it now predicted net full-year revenue in the range of $ 9.35 to $ 9.65 billion down from a previous $ 9.45 -mill $ 9.85 billion in May.
The Geneva-based group managed to grow net revenue for the second quarter from the previous quarter, up 4.7% to $ 2.17 billion.
However, its gross margin was lower than the target, at 38.2%, compared to an instruction at 38.5%.
STMicro’s shares declined 0.7% in early trading in Paris.
Recent statements by Chinese and American leaders on the resumption of trade talks between the two powers have partially alleviated concerns that the chip industry may be at the peak of the downturn in the industry.
Strong quarterly results from Texas Instruments’s biggest rivals, which were considered as a ringtone for the sector, and ASM, also provided investors.
STMicro expects net third-quarter net income to grow by 15.3% from the previous quarter and gross margin of 37.5%./Investing.com