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Xilinx Updates December Quarter Sales Guidance
- Sequential quarter sales are now expected to be down 9% to 12%. This is a revision from previous guidance that called for sales to decline 3% to 8% sequentially.
- Weaker sales during the quarter are driven primarily by a decline in large customer business in the Communications end market.
- Gross margin is expected to be approximately 65%. This is a revision from previous guidance of approximately 64%.
No conference call will be held in conjunction with this business update. Additional commentary pertaining to the quarter will be available when the Company reports its December quarter financial results on
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