NEW YORK Dec 10 Texas Instruments Inc
on Monday cut its earnings target for the fourth quarter because
of hefty charges for a restructuring of its wireless business.
The chip maker said it now expects current-quarter earnings
per share in a range of 5 to 9 cents compared with its previous
expectation of 23 to 31 cents.
The new target includes a charge of 21 cents a share related
to the company's November announcement that it will cut 1,700
jobs as it moves out of the market for application chips in cell
It forecast revenue of $2.89 billion to $3.01 billion from
its previous expectation for $2.83 billion to $3.07 billion.