Actions Semiconductor Revises Revenue Outlook for the Third Quarter of 2013

Sep 20, 2013, 17:00 ET from Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

ZHUHAI, China, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today announced that it is lowering its revenue guidance for the third quarter of 2013 based on the Company's preliminary review of its anticipated financial performance.    

For the third quarter of 2013, Actions expects to report revenue of approximately $17.0 million and gross margin of approximately 34%. The company's previous guidance for the third quarter of 2013 was for revenue in the range of $19.0 to $21.0 million and gross margin of approximately 34%. The lower revenue guidance was primarily due to overall demand for white-box tablets below market expectations and slower than anticipated adoption of quad-core solutions in emerging markets.   

"Although our third quarter revenue is lower than anticipated, we are excited about the opportunities in emerging markets for our recently introduced dual-core ATM7021 chipset to rapidly gain share at the expense of single-core CPU based SoC. With its powerful, world class GPU and attractive price to performance ratio, we expect ATM7021 to make a meaningful contribution to revenue beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013," said Dr. Zhenyu Zhou, CEO of Actions Semiconductor.

Additional information for the third quarter will be available when Actions reports its quarterly results in November 2013. The Company will issue a press release announcing the details of its third quarter conference call closer to the date.

About Actions Semiconductor                                                             

Actions Semiconductor is one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics.  Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components.  Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way.  The company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen.  For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at

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