TI updates first-quarter 2008 business outlook

TI updates first-quarter 2008 business outlook

  • Revenue expected between $3.21 billion and $3.35 billion
  • EPS expected between $0.41 and $0.45

Conference call on TI web site at 4 p.m. Central time today

DALLAS (March 10, 2008) – In a scheduled update to its business outlook for the first quarter of 2008, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today lowered its expected ranges for revenue and earnings per share (EPS).

The company’s expectations for revenue are:

  • Total revenue between $3.21 billion and $3.35 billion, compared with the prior range of $3.27 billion to $3.55 billion;
  • Semiconductor revenue between $3.14 billion and $3.26 billion, compared with the prior range of $3.20 billion to $3.46 billion; and
  • Education Technology revenue between $70 million and $90 million, unchanged from the prior range.

TI expects EPS between $0.41 and $0.45, compared with the previous range of $0.43 to $0.49.

The company will hold a conference call at 4 p.m. Central time today to discuss this update. This conference call will be available live at www.ti.com. TI’s original first-quarter outlook was published in the company’s fourth-quarter and year-end 2007 earnings release on Jan. 22, available at www.ti.com. TI’s first quarter ends on March 31.

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“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This release includes forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as TI or its management “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “foresees,” “forecasts,” “estimates” or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements herein that describe TI’s business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

We urge you to carefully consider the following important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations of TI or its management:

  • Market demand for semiconductors, particularly for analog chips and digital signal processors in key markets such as communications, entertainment electronics and computing;
  • TI’s ability to maintain or improve profit margins, including its ability to utilize its manufacturing facilities at sufficient levels to cover its fixed operating costs, in an intensely competitive and cyclical industry;
  • TI’s ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a rapidly changing technological environment;
  • TI’s ability to compete in products and prices in an intensely competitive industry;
  • TI’s ability to maintain and enforce a strong intellectual property portfolio and obtain needed licenses from third parties;
  • Expiration of license agreements between TI and its patent licensees, and market conditions reducing royalty payments to TI;
  • Economic, social and political conditions in the countries in which TI, its customers or its suppliers operate, including security risks, health conditions, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
  • Natural events such as severe weather and earthquakes in the locations in which TI, its customers or its suppliers operate;
  • Availability and cost of raw materials, utilities, manufacturing equipment, third-party manufacturing services and manufacturing technology;
  • Changes in the tax rate applicable to TI as the result of changes in tax law, the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed, the outcome of tax audits and the ability to realize deferred tax assets;
  • Losses or curtailments of purchases from key customers and the timing and amount of distributor and other customer inventory adjustments;
  • The financial impact of inadequate or excess TI inventory that results from demand that differs from projections;
  • TI's ability to access its bank accounts and lines of credit or otherwise access the capital markets;
  • Product liability or warranty claims, claims based on epidemic or delivery failure or recalls by TI customers for a product containing a TI part;
  • TI’s ability to recruit and retain skilled personnel; and
  • Timely implementation of new manufacturing technologies, installation of manufacturing equipment and the ability to obtain needed third-party foundry and assembly/test subcontract services.

For a more detailed discussion of these factors see the Risk Factors discussion in Item 1A of our most recent Form 10-K. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date of this release and TI undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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