Lattice Semiconductor raises first-quarter revenue estimates

March 19 Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:48am EDT

March 19 (Reuters) - Lattice Semiconductor Corp said it now expects first-quarter revenue to rise by 6 to 8 percent from the preceding quarter, rather than fall 2 to 4 percent as it expected earlier.

The company, which makes customized programmable chips and associated software, cited increased revenue from its communications and consumer businesses for the improved forecast.