QuickLogic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results - Operational Realignment Improves Financial Results (Revenue down 31%)

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 23, 2008— QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK), the lowest power programmable solutions leader, today announced the financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended September 28, 2008.


Total revenue for the third quarter of 2008 of $6.2 million was at the high end of the Companys revenue guidance, while being down 29 percent from the second quarter of 2008 and down 31 percent from the third quarter of 2007. The sequential decline in revenue was primarily due to anticipated declines in end-of-life product revenue. New product revenue also decreased in the third quarter, as anticipated, due to the product line of a large consumer OEM nearing the end of its expected product life. The year-on-year decrease in revenue was primarily due to a decline in end-of-life product revenue.

Under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the net loss for the third quarter of 2008 improved to $615,000, or $0.02 per share, compared with a net loss of $4.7 million, or $0.16 per share, in the second quarter of 2008 and a net loss of $1.5 million, or $0.05 per share, in the third quarter of 2007. Gross margin increased to 55.4% for the third quarter of 2008 compared with 36.8% for the second quarter of 2008 and 52.2% for the third quarter of 2007.

On a non-GAAP basis, the net loss for the third quarter of 2008 improved to $196,000, or $0.01 per share, compared with a net loss of $929,000, or $0.03 per share, in the second quarter of 2008 and a net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.04 per share, in the third quarter of 2007. Gross margin, on a non-GAAP basis, increased to 56.7% for the third quarter of 2008 compared with 55.7% for the second quarter of 2008 and 53.0% for the third quarter of 2007.

Our third quarter results demonstrated the benefits of our recently completed operational realignment, said E. Thomas Hart, chairman, president and CEO. We had a 36% reduction in our non-GAAP operating expenses compared with the second quarter and our ending cash was essentially unchanged from the prior quarter. We are encouraged by the continued growth of customer design activity for our CSSP solutions and that the operational realignment gives us the agility to drive future revenue growth.

Conference Call

QuickLogic will hold a conference call at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time today, October 23, 2008, to discuss the third quarter financial results. The conference call is being webcast and can be accessed via QuickLogics website at www.quicklogic.com. To participate, please call (877) 397-0297 by 2:20 p.m. Pacific Time. A recording of the call will be available starting one hour after completion of the call. To access the recording, please call (719) 457-0820 or (888) 203-1112 and reference the pass code: 4545787. The call recording will be archived until October 30, 2008 and the webcast will be available for 12 months.

About QuickLogic

QuickLogic Corporation is the pioneer of innovative, customizable semiconductor solutions for mobile and portable electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and original design manufacturers (ODM). These silicon plus software solutions are called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs). CSSPs enable our customers to bring their products to market more quickly and remain in the market longer, with the low power, cost and size demanded by the mobile and portable electronics market. For more information about QuickLogic and CSSPs, visit www.quicklogic.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

QuickLogic reports financial information in accordance with GAAP, but believes that non-GAAP financial measures are helpful in evaluating its operating results and comparing its performance to comparable companies. Accordingly, the Company excludes charges related to stock-based compensation, restructuring, long-lived asset impairment, the write-down of the Companys investment in Tower Semiconductor Ltd. and the effect of the write-off of equipment in calculating non-GAAP (i) income (loss) from operations, (ii) net income (loss), (iii) net income (loss) per share, and (iv) gross margin percentage. For a full reconciliation of these GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures, please refer to the schedule on pages 5 and 6 of this press release. The Company provides this non-GAAP information to enable investors to evaluate its operating results in a manner similar to how the Company analyzes its operating results and to provide consistency and comparability with similar companies in the Companys industry.

Management uses the non-GAAP measures, which exclude gains, losses and other charges that are considered by management to be outside of the Companys core operating results, internally to evaluate its operating performance against results in prior periods and its operating plans and forecasts. In addition, the non-GAAP measures are used to plan for the Companys future periods, and serve as a basis for the allocation of Company resources, management of operations and the measurement of profit-dependent cash and equity compensation paid to employees and executive officers.

Investors should note, however, that the non-GAAP financial measures used by QuickLogic may not be the same non-GAAP financial measures, and may not be calculated in the same manner, as that of other companies. QuickLogic does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures alone or as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures is included on pages 5 and 6 of this press release. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures with their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

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