Marvell Technology Group Ltd MRVL
Q1 2014 Earnings Call Transcript
Transcript Call Date 05/23/2013

Operator: Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2014 Marvell Technology Group Ltd Earnings Conference Call. My name is Caris, and I will be your coordinator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. As a reminder, this call is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to hand the call over to your host for today Sukhi Nagesh, Vice President. Please proceed.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: Thank you, Caris, and good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to Marvell Technology Group's first quarter fiscal 2014 earnings call. With me on the call today are Sehat Sutardja, Marvell's Chairman and CEO; and Brad Feller, Marvell's Corporate Controller and Interim CFO. We will all be available during the Q&A portion of the call today.

If you have not obtained a copy of our current press release, it can be found on our company website under the Investor Relations section at marvell.com. We have also posted a slide deck summarizing our quarterly results in the IR section of our website for investors. Additionally, this call is being recorded and will be available for replay from our website.

Please be reminded that today's discussion will include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from management's current expectations. The risks and uncertainties include our expectations about our overall business, our product and market strategy, statements about market acceptance of our products, statements about general trends and the end markets we serve and future growth opportunities, statements about market share, and statements regarding our financial outlook for the second quarter of fiscal '14.

To fully understand the risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ from our expectations and outlook, please refer to today's earnings release, our latest annual report on Form 10-K, and subsequent SEC filings for a detailed description of our business and associated risk. Please be reminded that all of our statements are made as of today and Marvell undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.

During our call today, we will make reference to certain non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude the effect of stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring costs and certain one-time expenses and benefits that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to our core operating performance.

Pursuant to Regulation G, we have provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in our first quarter earnings press release, which has been furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K, and is available on our website in the Investor Relations section.

With that, I'd now like to turn the call over to Sehat.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Thank you, Sukhi and good afternoon, everyone. Today, we reported first quarter revenues of approximately $734 million, a decline of 5% from the prior quarter and at the high end of our guidance range. During the quarter, we experienced better demand in our storage and networking end market while mobile and wireless was slightly below our expectations. We delivered the following non-GAAP results for Q1, gross margin of 54.6%, operating margin of 12% and earnings per share of $0.19. In addition, we continue to return cash to our shareholders as we repurchased roughly 20 million shares totaling about $200 million and paid approximately $30 million in dividends during the quarter.

Now, I would like to provide a brief update on each of our end markets. Starting with storage, I would first like to reiterate that we have always believed and operated under the assumption that storage needs for consumers and enterprises will continue to rise as the amount of data consumed increases. This belief has led us to steadily invest in advanced storage technologies, many of which are still years from commercialization. As you know, HDD OEMs have recently commented that they are seeing stabilizations in the HDD TAM despite a weaker PC market. They have indicated that this stabilization is being driven by increased adoption of hard disk drives in non-PC consumer applications. As a result in Q1, our storage and market exhibited better than typical seasonality. This along with share gains resulted in flat sequential revenues for us.

As you recall, Marvell's shares in HDD increased by a roughly 5 percentage points in fiscal 2013, due to the ramp of our 2.5 inch, 500 gigabyte per platter devices at all the drive OEMs. In fact, we are now seeing adoption of our 500 gigabyte per platter technology in new types of desktop applications such as all-in-one PCs, which are slowly replacing traditional desktops. Moving forward, our immense product roadmap is creating strong traction at customers for new enterprise and traditional 3.5 inch desktop and near line applications. As a result, we expect continued steady HDD share gains this year.

In addition to better trends in HDDs, we have stronger than initially expected double-digit sequential growth for our SSD business in Q1. Our strategy of partnering with top tier NAND OEMs is resulting in excellent traction for our advanced SSD solutions. Consequently, we expect to gain at least 5 percentage point share in SSD, along with the expected growth in the overall SSD TAM this year. We are also leveraging our technology leaderships in HDDs and SSDs to help our customers to migrate HDD to hybrid storage devices. While the market for hybrids will be small this year, we are well-positioned to benefit from this growth which we believe will be more meaningful over the coming years.

For Q2, despite the continued weakness in the PC market we expect our storage market to be roughly flat with double-digit growth in SSDs offset by a slight decline in HDDs. In summary, we believe our continued focus on investments in advanced storage technologies are resulting in steady share gains in both HDDs and SSDs.

Next, moving to mobile and wireless, revenues in this end of market declined approximately 24% sequentially in Q1. We believe Q1 was tough for this business. We continue to make strong progress in mobile at multiple tier 1 OEMs with our integrated 3G as well as 4G platforms. Recently, leading Asian tier 1 OEM started production of a new smartphone and a tablet base on our dual core platform, but this is just the beginning and we are confident that additional devices will be introduced by these OEM as well as other tier 1 OEMs in the coming quarters.

Moving beyond our dual core offering, we are also seeing faster adoption for our recently introduced quad-core 3G platform solution for which we have already started initial shipments. Furthermore, we are making significant progress in LTE having already successfully demonstrating our 4G LTE modems at this year's Mobile World Congress. Earlier this week, we announced a fully integrated quad core 5-mode cat 4 LTE solution specifically targeted for the mainstream 4G market. This LTE solution doubles the graphics performance compared to the 3G solution and also supports features such as voice-over-LTE. Our LTE solution has already passed the operator test in China and is on track to achieve certification in North America this year. As a result, we expect at least one leading handset OEMs to bring to market a 4G LTE smartphone using our solution this year with more following early next year.

Next, in wireless connectivity, as we mentioned in our last earnings call, we are continuing to see increased traction for our 2x2 combo solutions both for 802.11n as well as 11ac. We have won multiple designs with our new combo solutions in tablets, ultrabooks and gaming and video application platforms. Our combo solutions offer both superior performance as well as support for multiple operating systems. This is leading to increased opportunities for our solutions specifically in the tablet and the ultrabook markets. In addition, for our mobile handsets, we are seeing 100% attach rates for our connectivity solution for both our 3G and 4G unified platforms.

In our traditional connectivity market such as gaming, we expect to benefit from multiple new consoles they are being -- they are scheduled to be introduced this year. For the enterprise, we continue to see strong traction for our 4x4 solutions for access points, hotspots, and service provider gateways. In summary, with the increased demand for connectivity in consumer as well as enterprise products, we anticipate our connectivity business to deliver solid year-over-year growth in fiscal 2014.

As I mentioned earlier, Q1 was the bottom for our Mobile and Wireless business, and for Q2, we expect both Mobile and Wireless to grow double digits sequentially.

Now turning next to networking; our Q1 results were better than anticipated and down only 2% sequentially. Our networking business continues to perform better than most of our peers on the strength of share gains and new customer product wins. We continue to innovate and bring to market new solutions for the data center, enterprise and infrastructure networking markets. For example, this quarter we introduced new 10G and 40G physical-layer devices that offer high-performance and strong security features for our customers.

In addition to these new five devices, we introduced a new family of our Prestera CX family of packet processors; they are capable of processing up to 1.28 terabytes per second. In addition to investing in software internally, we are also partnering with excellent software companies to run their software on our networking silicon to provide new services for mobile back haul, carry Ethernet and data center networks. The combination of our high-performance networking solutions and advanced software capabilities is being well received by our customers and is ideally suited for emerging software defined networks of the future. Our continuous investment in networking, especially in these the areas of growth leave us confident that we will continue to outperform our networking peers. For Q2, we expect our networking and market to grow local to mid-single-digit sequentially.

In summary, demand in Q1 for storage and networking was better than originally anticipated, while mobile and wireless was slightly below our initial expectations. We are starting to see the benefit of our prior investments as they manifest in above market growth evident by our current outlook. We continue to make strong progress in mobile with both our 3G and 4G LTE platforms at multiple tier 1 customers. We are seeing the opportunities for our connectivity combo solutions across multiple applications. In addition, we continue to make headway on share gains and growth in HDDs, SSDs and networking. Finally, we remain committed to returning cash to shareholders through our buyback and dividend programs.

With that, I would like to turn the call over to Brad to go over our first quarter financial results and second quarter outlook.

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: Thank you, Sehat, and good afternoon, everyone. As Sehat mentioned, we reported revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 of $734 million, sequential decline of approximately 5% from the previous quarter and at the high end of our guidance.

In storage, our overall revenue was roughly flat from the prior quarter and represented approximately 53% of total sales. Our HDD business declined less than we expected due to better than typical seasonal demand and continued share gains. In addition, we continue to see strong growth in our SSD business during the quarter.

In networking, our revenue was down 2% sequentially and represented approximately 24% of total sales. Despite general market weakness in networking, we saw double digit sequential growth in network processors and PON. Our mobile and wireless end market declined roughly 24% sequentially and represented approximately 18% of overall sales.

In the quarter, we had weaker than initially expected shipments of older generation products to a North America handset customer due to the successful launch of their new generation devices.

Moving next to margins and expenses, our non-GAAP gross margin for the first quarter was 54.6%, which was higher than our expectation due to better mix and a few non-recurring one-time benefits, including sell-through of previously reserved inventory.

Our non-GAAP operating expenses came in at $313 million, which is in line with our guidance range. This resulted in a non-GAAP operating margin of 12% for the quarter. Net interest and other income was $3 million and we recognized a tax benefit of $7 million for the quarter. Taken together, this resulted in non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of $98 million or $0.19 per diluted share. This is about $0.05 higher than the midpoint of our guidance. Roughly $0.03 of this upside can be attributed to the tax benefit and the one-time non-recurring benefits, which positively impacted our gross margin.

The shares used to compute diluted non-GAAP EPS during the first quarter were $522 million as compared to $544 million reported in the prior quarter, showing the benefit of our continued share buybacks.

Cash flow from operations for the first quarter was $84 million and free cash flow for the quarter was $53 million. This was better than our expectations, due to the overall improved results in the quarter.

Now, summarizing Q1 results on a GAAP basis, we generated GAAP net income of $53 million or $0.11 per diluted share compared to $50 million or $0.09 per diluted share in the prior quarter. The difference between our GAAP and non-GAAP results during the first quarter was mainly due to stock-based compensation expense of $34 million and about $11 million related to amortization of intangible assets and acquisition related costs.

Now, turning to the balance sheet, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $1.7 billion, a decrease of $186 million sequentially. During the quarter, we repurchased approximately 20 million shares for a total of $200 million. Over the past 11 quarters, we have repurchased and retired approximately 204 million shares or about 29% of our outstanding shares. We also paid dividends of $30 million in the quarter or equivalent to $0.06 per share. Accounts receivable was $370 million, an increase of $40 million from the prior quarter, driven by improved linearity of shipments during Q1. Our DSO remained at 43 days for the quarter. Net inventory at the end of the first quarter was approximately $271 million, an increase of roughly 8% sequentially to meet anticipated demand as the revenues begin to ramp in Q2.

Moving next to our outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2014; we currently project second quarter revenues to be in the range of $770 million to $810 million. At the midpoint of the range, this represents a sequential increase of roughly 8%. By end market, we expect stores to be flat with double-digit growth in SSDs, offset by a slight decline in HDDs. We expect our networking and market to grow low to mid-single digits, and finally, we expect both Mobile and Wireless to grow double-digit sequentially, driven by the release of new smartphones and tablets based on our unified 3G platform for mobile, as well as new devices utilizing our advanced wireless connectivity solutions.

We currently project non-GAAP gross margin of 52.5%, plus or minus a 100 basis points for Q2. Recall that our long-term gross margin target range is between 50% and 55%. There are many moving parts, which impact our gross margins in any given quarter as we saw in Q1. We have indicated in the past that as we gain traction and some of our high-volume consumer Mobile and Wireless end markets, our gross margin will likely trend towards the lower-end of our target range. However, we are continuously working on reducing our cost through multiple actions, including transitioning our packaging from gold to copper and moving rapidly to advanced process nodes, which will help offset end market mix in the future.

For Q2 we currently anticipate non-GAAP operating expenses to be in the range of $315 million, plus or minus $10 million. We anticipate R&D expenses of approximately $255 million and SG&A expenses of approximately $60 million. At the midpoint of our projected guidance this should translate to a non-GAAP operating margin of approximately 13% plus or minus 1%. The combination of interest and other income should net out to approximately $1 million benefit. Tax expense should be approximately 1 million.

We currently expect the diluted share count to decline to approximately 517 million shares. Taken together we currently project non-GAAP EPS to be about $0.19 per diluted share plus or minus $0.02. On the balance sheet we currently expect to generate approximately 100 million in free cash flow during the quarter. We anticipate our cash balance to be about 1.8 billion, excluding any M&A activity, continued share buyback or other one-time items. We currently expect our GAAP EPS to be lower than our non-GAAP EPS by about $0.10 per share. About $0.07 of this is related to stock-based compensation expense.

With that I'd like to turn the call over to the operator to begin the Q&A portion of the call.

Transcript Call Date 05/23/2013

Operator: Glen Yeung, Citi.

Delos Elder - Citi: This is (Delos Elder) for Glen Yeung. I want to ask question about the PC market in the back half of 2013. I know you are gaining share there but could just address are you gaining share in a growing or shrinking pie?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: That's pretty hard for us to answer. Obviously, I think, we've mentioned this in the past as well, we are not directly – we are two steps removed from the PC OEMs and obviously we hear the same as you guys do about weaker PC market, but if you just go back to what Sehat said in his prepared remarks and what some of the drive customers have said, they are seeing increased applications for hard drives and non-PC applications, right and I think one of our big customers said on their earnings call as well. So, while it's hard for us to really predict what the PC market is going to be doing and drive seem to be holding their own.

Delos Elder - Citi: Then as a follow-up, I know, you are talking a lot about the improvement in your mobile and wireless division. Can you talk little bit about how this can be broken down into device types and you said both smartphone and tablet, but can you give us a sense of which would be more and then also by geography, if possible?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: Actually, we only have a single product, okay. I think we've mentioned several times in the past. We are focusing our solution to just a single platform device. So, specifically, in the prepared comments, the device – the products, the smartphones as well as tablet that runs exactly on the same identical device. So, no, there is not anything specific difference between the silicon – difference between the two products.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: In other words, if you look at 3G platform, the dual core or quad core devices, they can go into smartphones or tablets and it really depends on what the customer wants to use it for.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Well, okay, but you can read through these by, okay, what you can read through – between the lines means that our smartphone solutions are in class of a tablet class performance, so this actually – this is our strategy of entering this market to become a bigger player by building products that the end user will appreciate. That's when we just put the dual core and then moving the quad-core and so on, it will be a better performance.

Operator: Harlan Sur, JPMorgan.

Harlan Sur - JPMorgan: Great to see the strategic initiatives trying to drive some growth here. So, it sounds like the unified 3G baseband platform is a big driver of the incremental growth during Q2. Could you guys just share a little bit more color here, is it both TD and WCDMA smartphones that are ramping? Does it include some tier one handset OEMs as well? And more importantly, do you expect your unified 3G platform to continue to drive growth to the second half of this year? Then I have a follow up question?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: The answer to this, yes in all those areas. So, it would be more specific if a single platform support 3Gs, both TD and 3Gs, so both handset devices that will be in productions, tablets – there will be tablets they will support 3Gs, as well tablets support TD and so tablets there don't have anything only just WiFi. So, as we projected early on that earlier in the last couple of quarters that we're putting a lot of focus in this area and we expect that every quarters we will see measurable improvements, so by the end of the year we will have much better positions in this market.

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: We are focused on the top-tier OEMs.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Yes, I forgot about that. So, the answer is yes so the top-tier OEMs the one go into first in fact.

Harlan Sur - JPMorgan: And then from a financial standpoint the team has committed to keeping OpEx dollars relatively flattish this year over last year roughly about $1.2 billion. You are maintaining that run rate here in the first quarter. Can you keep it flat in the second half as well and how is the team going to continue to balance our the incremental investment dollars require to gain scale in the mobile device market and still commit R&D dollars to other forward-looking initiatives like 64 bit ARM or 100 gigabit Ethernet or 10 gigabit PON and other related development efforts.

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: So, I will address the first part of the question, Harlan, which the answer is yes. We are comfortable we can keep operating expenses at the current level which would drive us to roughly flat for the year. We have a lot of initiatives underway under the covers to make that we can do that, but yes we are comfortable we can keep it at these levels.

Harlan Sur - JPMorgan: And the other part is recently our expenses is high compared to our revenue for the last several quarters. Because we have been investing in a lot of new areas a lot of technologies areas there takes a lot of years your question specific about 64 bps that's one of the many things that we are investing. So, that's quite bit of investment in engineering to prepare for the six appropriate ARM which is longer to be meaningful in terms of revenue this year it might be zero revenue this year, but next year and a year from more later down the road, it will become more important. So, lot of this investment has to happen early on and we are already prioritizing our investment. So, basically another – in a way to answer, okay, how do we can keep the expense flattish? It's just by focusing on investment as a matter in the next several years.

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: Harlan, you know that in the last two years our investments are – our operating expenses have actually gone up double-digits each year. Our revenues have actually trail a little bit, right. So, but the investments have been made, now we are reaping some of the benefits, we expect to reap some of the benefits.

Operator: Cody Acree, Williams Financial.

Cody Acree - Williams Financial Group: Maybe if we can just go back, Sehat, again to the mobile and wireless side. The one thing you haven't mentioned so far is your prior target of 10%. Are we moving away from that, is that continued target and things to the extent that you can talk about, but maybe the contribution that you expect at least from a size standpoint from Asia and then maybe also from the tier-1 players?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: We are specifically related to our target. I personally not moving away from our original target I know as I said from day one this is a very high target for us to achieve, yet at the same time I believe that 10% is very reasonable. It's something that we have to strive for and we have the right technology – I mean we have the right technology. We have global 3G standard – device that are capable to support WCDMA, as well as TD-SCDMA. Now, we just recently introduced that we have a device that's on a same platform, meaning like the software will be fully compatible, we are supporting LTE and not just any LTE, we're supporting Cat 4 LTE, meaning released 9 LTE, but just what's in production today has really saved LTE in the market. So I felt, it's just a matter of time. With that we will achieve the 10% target.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: What was the other question Cody?

Cody Acree - Williams Financial Group: The other question was really in the networking space, you talked about share gains there. We've seen some puts and takes as far as maybe in the activity. I'd like to get maybe a bit more color on what do you think we're seeing from an investment standpoint more broadly and then where is it you specifically think you're taking share?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: The thing is that in general if you look at – in areas for networking's, in areas that we're investing, we're investing and building more advanced 5s like some of the advanced 5s there, we continue to put a lot of investments is in the -- trying to make the cost and power for the 10 gig Ethernet over copper to be lower to increase the adoptions of 10 gigs in the enterprises. We are also investing in networking processors because a lot of these programmable network processors are becoming the choice by the carriers for base stations and deployment. If we all believe that consumers wants to have wireless connectivity for their devices, if we believe that tablets and smartphones begin to be ubiquitous, okay, LTEs are going to be the de-factored choice for delivering this data to the users and that means that the networks and the infrastructures, those programmable network processor will be very important and software also that runs on this network processors will become important as well. Now, other areas like investing in switch fabrics for the data centers if you believe that data centers – if the computing moves to the data center.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: So, I think to summarize, Cody, our investments there in enterprise – at least in network are expand enterprise, expand data center, expand infrastructure area as well as software – internal software as well.

Operator: Doug Freedman, RBC Capital.

Doug Freedman - RBC Capital: Could I focus for few seconds on the SSD market and how you see that developing. Clearly, it does seem like we might be hitting a bit of a knee in the curve there. Is there a point in time that you think you will have enough revenues from the SSD side of the business that you can break it out as a percentage of sales for us and can you just give us an update on the progress that you are making there?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: We have stated for a while already for maybe for the last couple of years that we believe that SSDs are going to be becoming an important role in ultrabook markets, markets of ultrathin laptops and we still believe that. But having said that we also been saying that it takes times for the market to grow to be significant volume compared to traditional HDDs after all the traditional HDDs shipping in the 600 million unit plus market. So, -- and then other part is, at the same time, the price point is about 10x for the same capacity of HDD. The SSD still price of 10x. So, it's going to be a matter of when the investments in the next generation for flash will happen to be able to drive the cost of the flash to reduce the cost of the SSDs. And we don't really care one way or the other, okay, when these things happens. We're investing in both sides. We believe both sides will continue -- the revenue will grow, and of course, the smaller part of the SSD will have a faster growth rates, it's natural. And for the same number of units growth, percentage wise it's going to be much higher than the HDDs. But we also believe that in a long run in the next several years, the growth of HDDs will go back to -- will recover as that the markets -- as lower cost PCs get to the market, in the earlier call we talked about the markets of PCs in my personal opinion -- my personal opinion is if the PC market price drops down to like say $200 plus, the market for PCs as well as non-PC market, there will – these HDD will be there. So, we're not concerned, as a company we're not concerned about our opportunity in this market.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: Do you have a follow-up?

Doug Freedman - RBC Capital: Sehat, you just mentioned that the next generation NAND will expand the market. We're hearing from some suppliers that they are looking at moving to 3D NAND architectures. Have you seen those products yet? Are you working with those manufacturers? And is that going to have an impact on the controller market?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: We are very well aware of the 3D NAND, we do expect the 3D NANDs will be in production sometime next year. I think there is not much so we can talk about.

Operator: Blayne Curtis, Barclays Capital.

Chris Hemmelgarn - Barclays Capital: This is Chris Hemmelgarn on for Blayne. First question is just – I don't think you mentioned this, could you talk about your 10% plus customers, what share they were of revenue this quarter?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: I think typically there has been just one in storage. Chris, we'll get back to you on that offline. I don't have it handy in front of me.

Chris Hemmelgarn - Barclays Capital: Second question is, it looks like you may be giving your guidance for next quarter slowing the pace of your share repurchases a little bit, is that the case? Is that a conscious choice or?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: No, no you shouldn't read anything into the guidance on us slowing down. We'll continue to be active with the buybacks, obviously it would be very opportunistic in the quarter, but you shouldn't read anything into the guidance to say we're slowing down.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Chris, the 5.17 share count that Brad guided – provide guidance on did not include any share buyback.

Chris Hemmelgarn - Barclays Capital: One last quick follow-up I guess. Just talk a little bit about how the overall com market is looking for you in the back half? You guys are certainly still seeing some share gains and all, but just the overall market environment?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: The interest rate to market – lot of people are looking at growth in the back half of this year, obviously from lot of CapEx increase. We do see some initial – our networking business is actually doing quite well in the past few quarters related to our peers, but we are going to wait and see how it plays out in terms of whether our customers actually benefit from the CapEx increase. It is little early for us to comment on that, Chris, but we are watching it closely.

Operator: James Schneider, Goldman Sachs.

James Schneider - Goldman Sachs: If I look at the storage market for a second. Specifically, in hard drives you guided that down slightly in this conventional hard drive business. I would have thought that maybe you would have seen some growth there given that many of your customers are guiding the TAM flattish and you are gaining share. Can you give us any sense about what might be going on, is there little bit of component inventory out there in the channel or are you just being a little bit more conservative than some of your customers are?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: Yeah, so the reality is most of our customers guided to flat or slightly down. The share gains are still to come, some of the enterprise gains are coming slowly as we expected and then there is obviously always pricing decline. So, nothing necessarily to read into that and that's saying we are slightly down.

James Schneider - Goldman Sachs: Then actually it leads into my second question, which on the SSD controller market, obviously, we are expecting pretty healthy market growth there in terms of units overall. Can you talk about the ASP environment on SSD controllers what you are seeing there and what kind of pressure is being driven by some of the captive players that may have 3 bit per cell technology?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: As we said consistently over the last few -- couple of years the fact that the market for SSD is low volume as well as the SSD tends to have bigger die sizes, bigger packaging and so on. The prices is naturally higher than the controller for the HDDs. So, it's still the case. The market has not moved to low end SSDs yet at this point. So, until that market -- until that happens, the pricing will always be higher. And then maybe like a couple of years from now when the market moves to very low end SSDs, the market -- the pricing maybe will approach the HDD pricings. What was your second question?

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: The impact of 3D NAND?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: 3D NAND, yeah.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: The 3D NANDs were up?

James Schneider - Goldman Sachs: No, that 3 bit per cell I'm sorry.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: The 3 bit per cell, yes. Yes, the 3 bit per cell is just -- this is anticipated by us. We are building, if you look at our controller, one of the main reasons that our customers are using our controllers is because our error correction capability is superior compared to many of what's available in the market including what people is building in house. So, our controller is only designed for 3 bit per cell and beyond when the time comes, the device will be capable to support those weaker flash.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: Yeah. So, Jim, I think our controller RC supports it, it's just a matter of when our customers bring those to market, bring their devices to market to 3 bit per cell.

Operator: John Pitzer, Credit Suisse.

Ryan Carver - Credit Suisse: This is Ryan Carver in for John. Just a question on gross margins. Last time Mobile and Wireless was 80% of revenue, gross margins were about 550 bps higher than the quarter you just reported. So, you mentioned gross margins sort of trending towards the low-end of your current range. I guess, part one of this is can you remind of what that target range is and I guess, two, can you walk through some of the non-Mobile and Wireless that have caused the gross margin decline, is it purely HDD ASPs or are there other drivers in play that has caused this decline?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: So, just a reminder on the range Ryan, its 50% to 55% in gross margins. There is a lot of moving parts as I said in my prepared remarks, there is a lot of moving parts, which impact gross margins, so ASP declines are normal in our market, right. But we've had impacts to higher costs for advanced process node, assets, golds, all those different areas, so it's – those are the main things that drive it because there are lot of moving parts within margin, but we're committed to keeping it in that 50% to 55% range, as we continue to see success in Mobile and Wireless it will drift towards the lower end of that range.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: Ryan, remember, when our margins were in the high 50s and dropped about 400 basis points, we actually mentioned that earlier on, roughly about 400 basis points of that decline could have been attributed just to gold prices -- higher gold prices.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: But the other part is, I think we also mentioned so many times is that in the 3G space, the market is very competitive, so the margin is naturally lower there. So, we're not shy from going into competing in 3G, but we do believe that as we go to be a more successful in LTE space, the margin will go back (indiscernible) at that time.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: You have a follow-up Ryan?

Ryan Carver - Credit Suisse: That leads to my follow-up question. In terms of the 4G solutions and the go-to-market strategy. I guess could you kind of walk through, I mean there are couple of players competitors in the 4G market in China already. Clearly there are number of competitors in the U.S. market. I guess can you walk to your go-to-market strategy for expanding into the 4G side in China. And then maybe talk to some of the U.S. market objectives. I mean you talked about this one LTE customer, is that a traditional LTE customer or a traditional in North America so you had or maybe just kind of walk through that dynamic for us?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: The LTE is the – our strategy of LTE is from day one is to build an LTE solution that is worldwide standard meaning it supports both TDD as well FDD capability. In certain markets, like in China, luckily there are huge amount of bandwidth in the TDD space that will be available so that feature is absolute must. In the North America the majority of carriers are using FDD with one carrier specifically having a number of larger TDD event. Different company in India and Japan certainly have a TDD as far – TDD as well as FDD is also very important. So, our strategy is to qualify, to have certifications this year on all of the markets around as much as we could get this year, so that we can go production both not just in Asia but production also in North America. So, again working with tier 1 OEMs is yet another still the strategy to bring LTE into production quickly, because the tier 1s are the one are able to bring high volume quickly.

Operator: Srini Pajjuri, CLSA.

Ryan Goodman - CLSA: This is Ryan Goodman for Srini. I have another question on the SSD opportunity here. So, you are forecasting double-digit growth in SSDs for the coming quarter, while at the same time NAND prices are holding out much better than they have in the past and one of our customers actually is forecasting a slight decline for the quarter. So, just any color you could give on what's giving you confidence there and any comments on what you are seeing in terms of OEM inventory levels in that sector?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: Yes. So, the growth in SSDs across multiple customers, so this is new design wins that are going to come to market. So, there is no real impact for existing inventory in the market. There is several new design wins across multiple customers that we think will drive into volume starting this quarter, which will drive up our SSD revenues nicely this quarter.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: Ryan, remember I mean both some of the major flash providers have guided to 50% to 60% growth in SSDs this year already, right and you are seeing some of them also being price aggressive in the market. We also know that NAND flash pricing is kind of holding up right now, but they have also – I mean these customers have also said publicly that they are focused on selling as many SSDs as they can this year. So, I think, we'll be able to piggyback off of that and do better than what they are saying the market will do.

Ryan Goodman - CLSA: Just follow-up kind of different tangent here. Just any updates on CMU litigation in terms of (timing) – I think last time we talked had been – you expected the court decision assumes May, which might be a little late for now or even June, so any updates there?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: Yes, so in the first week of May, the post-trial motions were heard in Pennsylvania. We haven't heard anything out of the judge on final rulings and we expect over the coming months that she will come out with those final rulings, but that's really the only update at this point.

Operator: Craig Ellis, B. Riley.

Craig Ellis - B. Riley: In the prepared remarks you talked about some different dynamics in hard disk drive space with non-PC related products, a little bit stronger than PC related products. Can you just talk about the mix of revenue between PC and non-PC controllers from Marvell and how do you expect that mix to evolve over time?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Craig, that's a little bit harder for us to judge because when we sell our product into our drug customers, all we know is they can know into certain type of applications, but they don't tell us what the mix is. So the best judge for that would actually be to talk to our customers to get that information.

Craig Ellis - B. Riley: As a follow-up, since I'll need to (indiscernible) that. Moving to OpEx, Brad you talked about a number of initiatives that you have working in the background the key operating expenses flattish on a year-on-year basis. Can you talk about what some of those are and is there is a potential given that it sounds like there is multiple that the operating expense would actually go down quarter-on-quarter in the back half of the year?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: So the biggest one is what Sehat alluded to earlier, which is really product prioritization, so we're looking at every device that is in development, making sure it's the right device, making sure that we have the right number of chips in certain markets, that are the ones that are going to bring revenue in the next few years and making sure that we're very focused given that the majority of our OpEx spend is in R&D, that is the biggest one. In terms of it decline in the second half of the year, obviously, I'm going to try, but I think if we can keep at consistent levels to where we are today, I will be happy.

Craig Ellis - B. Riley: Maybe I will sneak in one more. You talked about the LTE product and shipping that share is that going to contribute meaningful revenues this year or is it really more of a 2014 revenue story?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: (Indiscernible) shipments we expect to have at least one customer as we say in the call might the end of this year. So, there will be multiple other customers going to production seeing in the following quarter next year. So, obviously, in terms of meaningful revenue it will be more meaningful next year, this year it will be more of a initial production ramp.

Operator: Ruben Roy, Mizuho Securities.

Ruben Roy - Mizuho Securities: First of all, Sehat, I just wanted to make sure I understood in terms of the significant mobile and wireless growth for Q2. The TD growth is that mostly coming from new products or is it balanced mix between new and sort of the older generation technology and I guess on the live band CDMA side as well are you seeing little bit of a pick-up after a drop-off in Q1 from that business?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: It is all based on the unified platform so it is a new product that we introduced late last year. So, the design win was happening in the last couple of quarters and the initial shipment production from customers is happening now and as we say it we expect every quarter we are going to have more and more customers going to production with that new product that we just introduced. Now that was the dual-core solutions. We are not again – we pretty much do not talk much more about the dual-core solutions with our customers, every other customers now working on with on a new design (the other) quad-core solutions and yes, we are starting this quarter that there will be more engagements on the LTE side.

Ruben Roy - Mizuho Securities: So, just a follow-up on that. In terms of dual-core shipments moving to quad-core eventually, historically you have played in the TDS CDMA market at the higher end of the market, I'd assume that remains true or are you seeing a wider use.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Yes.

Ruben Roy - Mizuho Securities: Okay, it does. Okay.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Yes. And again one was there – there was a question about the, that the TDD, also what is smartphones or tablets at a different solutions and my answer was that this was exactly – they came from exactly the same diode, same chip (subject) to our rest of tablet. And I say that we are able to chip the rest of tablet. My definition that chip is powerful enough to abreast the higher end parts of their TDD markets, the smart phone markets.

Ruben Roy - Mizuho Securities: And then just a last question on the hard disk drive side. In terms of the enterprise ramp, Brad, you talked about potentially seeing slower ramp and I guess you expected a slower ramp, but I'm just trying to understand has the ramp started or do you expect that to start later this year or did it get pushed out?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: No, so the ramp has started, Ruben, it's just as we expected it's been a slow ramp. So, the ramp has begun, we have been shipping enterprise devices to that customer. It's a slow ramp.

Operator: Quinn Bolton, Needham.

Quinn Bolton - Needham: Well just wanted to come back to the SSD comments, Sukhi you had mentioned that sort of the 50% to 60% growth in the market. I'm assuming that’s a unit figure, so just trying to get a sense with your unit, with the market growth 50% to 60% plus share gains. Are you seeing enough pricing pressure or you seeing pricing pressure in that market that we should be thinking about a lower revenue growth figure or is it pricing holding up fairly steady?

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: Well, on SSDs Quinn, pricing has been in the past been okay, but in the future we always said as the unit volumes increase it will come down, pricing will come down. So, for this year at least if you'd expect if the market really grow 50% to 60%, our unit volume will actually grow higher than that, based on our design win. It's a little too early for us to comment on how pricing will trend in the back half of this year though.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Many of the design wins that we have we already do forward pricings for the higher volume. So, a lot of these things, lot of pricing pressures already been baked into the modeling.

Quinn Bolton - Needham: And then for Brad, just wanted to come back to the gross margin. I think you had mentioned that there was about a one penny effect from the sale of previously written down inventory in the first quarter, is that do I get that right. So, it's about a 70 basis point…

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: Yes, so it's between 1% and 2% in terms of the impact related to that.

Quinn Bolton - Needham: So, backing that out the non-GAAP would have been somewhere around 53.5% something like that?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: Yes, that’s about right.

Quinn Bolton - Needham: And then is the drop from that sort of adjusted 53.5%, 52.5%, is that mostly the mix shift with mobile and wireless being up double-digits or there are other things in your margin?

Brad Feller - VP, Corporate Controller and Interim CFO: It's mainly mix.

Operator: Chris Rolland, FBR Capital Markets.

Chris Rolland - FBR Capital Markets: Sehat, you had actually mentioned SDN and I think you guys are a benefactor there, not only in merchant silicon, but also in white box switching. Some of the guys moving to SDN a little bit more quicker than some of the other players out there. So, SDN adoption has been pretty controversial. So, Sehat, were your comment sort of implying that we might be at some sort of an inflection point there or how are you viewing that market?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: Yeah. I look at it a lot of these things move at a slow pace. So, there are always customers they – are willing to pay higher prices than they will have -- they will use more programmable network processors. And then they are all these customers like in the data centers where they don't need any programmability or just they need just throughput. That will probably -- they will not move to any programmability for the next 5 to 10 years. So, I would say the SDN part will continue to be -- to be a bigger percentage of the market, but slowly.

Chris Rolland - FBR Capital Markets: What about white box switching and merchant silicon more generally? Are you guys seeing an inflection there or are you picking up…

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: No. If it's a white box switching, we have mainly fewer other switching, nothing, no software-defined network, 46 hot-wired based switching technology.

Chris Rolland - FBR Capital Markets: Would you say that we're seeing sort of an inflection there versus the Ciscos and Junipers of the world?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: No, I think the white box market tends to address the lower price point segments and in customer, they are less sophisticated, customers just want to have bandwidth. So, I don't think you can expect those markets to move to programmable now processors any time -- probably never.

Chris Rolland - FBR Capital Markets: Also in terms of hard disk also hybrids, pure SSDs when we talk about to move to Haswell here. What do you see the impacts there, between all those different segments there and how do you see that play out in the back half of the year?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: If we look at the very ultra-thin notebooks, the ultrabooks, those are the ones there are going to adopt the SSD first. So a lot of this increase in SSD volume, actually specifically target for this market. The hybrid portions and then there are some markets where these 5 millimeters segments is becoming -- will become important for the lower cost ultrabooks. We have to support of a small amount of hybrid capability, hybrid means the SSD capability. So, some of the initial recommendation from Intel was running at around 24 gigabytes. I think Intel is trying to lower that number, so that to make the cost to be more affordable, but we'll see. I think that will happen naturally over the next year or so as these specifications or how much of this hybrids is enough or needed, but we don't really care in our case, we believe that even today it's just a matter of whether that customer is willing to pay $20, or $15 or $10 more for the hybrid capability for very minimal flash capacity.

Operator: Romit Shah, Nomura.

Sanjay Chaurasia - Nomura: This is Sanjay Chaurasia for Romit Shah. One question on mobile and wireless, you indicated that you saw lower demand for older products in your North American customer. I was just wondering if could talk about your tax and within newer platform, and if you will see any upside from that in the back half of the year?

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: I suppose you are referring to the new OS that they are building. Yes, we are working with their specific customer. We anticipate be able doing half of the product launch, come closer to sometimes early next year. I mean at the very, very early – late this year but I will bet more closer to the sometimes next year.

Sanjay Chaurasia - Nomura: As a follow-up, things like mobile and wireless is growing 30% plus, actually 35% plus, is all of this growth coming from the dual-core platform with the new OEM or could you break it down for us between connectivity and the chipset?

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: So, the growth in mobile and wireless is across the board in mobile and connectivity, both double-digit growth, right, is what we said. And in mobile in particularly come from mostly the dual-core devices that we talked about and some initial shipments of our quad-core device.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: And a tier 1 OEM.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: And a tier 1 OEM.

Dr. Sehat Sutardja - Chairman, President and CEO: And that's our new OEM, new customers.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: New customers, yes.

Sanjay Chaurasia - Nomura: Thank you so much.

Sukhi Nagesh - VP, IR: Caris, I think we are done. With that, I'd like to thank everyone for the time today and continued interest in Marvell. We will look forward to speaking with you in the coming months. Thank you and good bye.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, that does conclude today's conference. Thank you for your participation. You may now disconnect. Have a wonderful day.