Intersil Corp third-quarter revenue to miss estimates

Tue Oct 9, 2012 8:32am EDT

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Intersil Corp (ISIL.O) estimated third-quarter revenue below analyst estimates on weakness in its personal computing business.

The company estimated revenue of about $151 million, below its forecast of $156 million to $163 million.

Analysts on average were expecting $159.6 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Intersil, which makes power management chips used in flat panel displays and DVD players, expects revenue from personal computing to fall to 21 percent of total revenue, from 25 percent a year earlier.

The company, which competes with Fairchild Semiconductor FCS.N, Altera (ALTR.O) and Texas Instruments TXN.N, will report third-quarter results on October 24.

Intersil shares were down 2 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. They closed at $7.31 on the Nasdaq on Monday.

(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian)

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