QuickLogic Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Feb 15, 2017 -- QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), an innovator and developer of ultra-low power programmable sensor processing solutions, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 1, 2017.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Sensor Processing:
    • Reached user-testing stage with tier-one smartphone OEM wearable program.
    • Won a new EOS™ S3 design for a wearable product with a well-known app company.
    • Expanded the number of engagements with top-tier Chinese smartphone OEMs.
    • Advanced multiple smartphone, wearable and IoT OEMs from the evaluation stage of the engagement funnel to the design-in stage.
    • Demonstrated voice-enabled home automation system using Sensory's "Alexa" voice-trigger running on EOS S3 Sensor Processing Solution.
    • Developed a unified evaluation system that integrates Sensory TrulyHandsfree™ voice recognition technology and CyWeeMotion sensor fusion.
    • Created a new voice-activated smartphone-based TV remote control evaluation system that integrates PEEL's proprietary SmartIR™ technology and Sensory voice recognition.
  • Embedded FPGA (eFPGA) Intellectual Property Licensing:
    • Gained early access to GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 22nm FD-SOI Process by joining its FDXcelerator™ Partner Program.
    • Signed a license agreement with a second top-tier foundry company.
    • Demonstrated new Borealis eFPGA compiler tool.

"During the fourth quarter of 2016, we made significant progress on our strategic initiatives for our sensor processing solutions and launched our new ArcticPro™ eFGPA IP licensing," stated Brian Faith, QuickLogic's president and CEO. "Given this progress and the momentum we have already developed this year, I believe we are on track to realize our goal of greater than 50% year-over-year revenue growth in 2017."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results
Total revenue was $2.9 million, increasing 5% compared to the third quarter of 2016, reflecting the continuing shipments of our display bridge solutions, and decreasing 19% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, reflecting the expected decrease of mature and connectivity product revenue. New product revenue was $1.6 million, up 19% compared to the third quarter of 2016 and down 23% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. Mature product revenue was $1.3 million, decreasing 8% compared to the third quarter of 2016 and 13% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. New product revenue accounted for 54% of the total revenue, compared to 48% in the third quarter of 2016 and 57% in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Gross margins were 32.3%, compared to 31.7% in the third quarter of 2016 and 35.3% in the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily due to product mix. Operating expenses decreased to $4.7 million, compared to $5.5 million in the third quarter of 2016 and $6.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The reduction reflects cost savings from strategic realignment efforts. Net loss was $3.9 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to $4.6 million, or $0.07 per share, in the third quarter of 2016 and $4.8 million, or $0.09 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP net loss was $3.7 million, compared to $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2016 and $4.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. (See below for an explanation of non-GAAP financial measures).

Conference Call
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) will hold a conference call at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time/ 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time today, February 15, 2017, to discuss its current financial results. The conference call will be webcasted and can be accessed via the Company's website at http://ir.quicklogic.com/events.cfm. To join the live conference, you may dial (877) 377-7094 by 2:20 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. A recording of the call will be available starting one hour after completion of the call. To access the recording, please call (404) 537-3406 and reference the passcode: 50904830. The call recording will be archived until Wednesday, February 22, 2017 and the webcast will be available for 12 months on the Company's website.

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) enables OEMs to maximize battery life for highly differentiated, immersive user experiences with Smartphone, Wearable and IoT devices. QuickLogic delivers these benefits through industry leading ultra-low power customer programmable SoC semiconductor solutions, embedded software, and algorithm solutions for always-on voice and sensor processing. The company's embedded FPGA initiative also enables SoC designers to easily implement post production changes, and increase revenue by providing hardware programmability to their end customers. For more information about QuickLogic, please visit www.quicklogic.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
QuickLogic reports financial information in accordance with GAAP, but believes that non-GAAP financial measures are helpful in evaluating its operating results and comparing its performance to comparable companies. Accordingly, the Company excludes charges related to stock-based compensation, restructuring, the effect of the write-off of long-lived assets and the tax effect on other comprehensive income in calculating non-GAAP (i) income (loss) from operations, (ii) net income (loss), (iii) net income (loss) per share, and (iv) gross margin percentage. The Company provides this non-GAAP information to enable investors to evaluate its operating results in a manner similar to how the Company analyzes its operating results and to provide consistency and comparability with similar companies in the Company's industry.

Management uses the non-GAAP measures, which exclude gains, losses and other charges that are considered by management to be outside of the Company's core operating results, internally to evaluate its operating performance against results in prior periods and its operating plans and forecasts. In addition, the non-GAAP measures are used to plan for the Company's future periods, and serve as a basis for the allocation of the Company's resources, management of operations and the measurement of profit-dependent cash and equity compensation paid to employees and executive officers.

Investors should note, however, that the non-GAAP financial measures used by QuickLogic may not be the same non-GAAP financial measures, and may not be calculated in the same manner, as that of other companies. QuickLogic does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures alone or as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures is included in the financial statements portion of this press release. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures with their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual results due to a variety of factors including: delays in the market acceptance of the Company's new products; the ability to convert design opportunities into customer revenue; our ability to replace revenue from end-of-life products; the level and timing of customer design activity; the market acceptance of our customers' products; the risk that new orders may not result in future revenue; our ability to introduce and produce new products based on advanced wafer technology on a timely basis; our ability to adequately market the low power, competitive pricing and short time-to-market of our new products; intense competition, including the introduction of new products by competitors; our ability to hire and retain qualified personnel; changes in product demand or supply; capacity constraints; and general economic conditions. These and other potential factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted are described in more detail in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the risks discussed in the "Risk Factors" section in the Company's Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in the Company's prior press releases, which are available on the Company's Investor Relations website at http://ir.quicklogic.com/ and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. In addition, please note that the date of this press release is February 15, 2017, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. We undertake no obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events.

QuickLogic and the QuickLogic logo are registered trademarks of QuickLogic Corporation. All other brands or trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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