-- March quarter sales are expected to be down 13% to 18% sequentially. This is an upward revision to previous sales guidance of down 15% to 25% sequentially due primarily to better than expected wireless communications sales.
-- Gross margin guidance of 61% to 63% and operating expense guidance of flat to slightly down sequentially remain unchanged.
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