This excerpt taken from the MRVL 8-K filed Jan 22, 2009.
Marvell Technology Revises Outlook for Fiscal Fourth Quarter
Santa Clara, California (January 22, 2009) Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today revised its financial outlook for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 ending January 31, 2009.
Marvell now expects net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 to decline to a range of $500 million to $520 million, or a decline of 34-to-37 percent from net revenue of $791 million reported for the immediately preceding quarter ended November 1, 2008. The revised revenue outlook for the current fourth quarter is approximately 38-to-41 percent below the $845 million reported for the same quarter in the previous fiscal year. The prior outlook for revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was previously projected to be in a range of $690 million to $730 million, or down 8-to-13 percent sequentially from the third fiscal quarter of 2009.
The current macro economic environment is having a significant negative impact on our business, said Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Marvell Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the duration and depth of the current worldwide economic slow-down. This is especially true within the PC and the consumer electronics markets. While visibility into future demand in these markets remains uncertain, it is clear an inventory correction process is underway in the near term. Consequently, we will continue to take actions to re-align our expense profile to the current environment.