MANHASSET, N.Y. Communications and storage semiconductor supplier Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has announced that it expects revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 ending Sept. 30 to be $48 million, compared to an earlier guidance range of $52 to $53 million established in July.
Vitesse (Camarillo, Calif.) also anticipates that revenue for the first fiscal quarter of 2006 ending Dec. 31 to be $53 to $54 million.
"During the quarter we saw some softness in turns business and delays in the production ramp of our SAS products,” said Lou Tomasetta, president and chief executive of Vitesse, in a statement. “Additionally, we were unable to obtain all of the required material from our assembly subcontractors in time to ship by the end of the quarter as assembly lead times have lengthened significantly. We were, however, encouraged to see continued design-win activity and double digit growth in sales in our Ethernet business."