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Appeared on: Thursday, September 06, 2012
OCZ Expects Lower Revenue For 2Q 2013

OCZ's lowered its preliminary revenue predictions for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 (Q2'13), due to shortage on NAND flash components.

The company expects preliminary revenue for the second fiscal quarter of 2013 to be approximately $110 to 120 million compared to the previously guided revenue range of $130 to $140 million. This preliminary revenue range compares to $113.6 million for the first fiscal quarter of 2013 and $78.5 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2012.

"Despite achieving bookings in excess of our expectations for our second fiscal quarter, we were not able to meet our previously stated revenue guidance due primarily to constraints in NAND flash supply," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "During the month of August we experienced a significant shortage on certain NAND flash components, based on industry wide tightening of supply, leaving OCZ with an undersupply of the 2xnm MLC NAND used in our Vertex and Agility Line of products."

"While we believe that the situation will resolve itself, subject to market conditions, we plan to hasten our transition to new process nodes in order to help ease these supply constraints," added Petersen.


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