JERUSALEM Aug 8 Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz
reported a sharp drop in quarterly revenue and profit,
hurt by a decline in sales to Micron Technology, but
forecast an improvement for the rest of the year.
TowerJazz said on Thursday it earned $18.2 million
in the second quarter, down from $44.8 million a year earlier.
Revenue slid 26 percent to $125.2 million.
The company attributed the declines to a contractual
decrease in sales to Micron of $40 million, which weighed on
profit by $25 million.
TowerJazz had previously forecast second-quarter revenue of
between $122 million and $132 million.
For the third quarter, it projects a revenue range of
"Each and every of our business units is realising notable
market share growth," said Russell Ellwanger, TowerJazz's chief