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UPDATE 1-Skyworks Solutions Q2 tops estimates, sees strong Q3

* Q2 adj EPS $0.24 vs $0.23 est

* Q2 rev $238.1 mln vs $232.2 mln est

* Sees Q3 adj EPS $0.30 vs $0.25 est

* Shares rise 3 pct in extended trade

April 29 (Reuters) - Cellphone chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc's SWKS.O second-quarter results edged past market expectations, helped by expanding opportunities in smartphone, broadband access and smart grid applications, and the forecast a strong third quarter.

The company expects third-quarter earnings of 30 cents per share, excluding special items, on revenue that is 10 percent to 15 percent higher on a sequential basis.

Analysts were looking for third-quarter earnings of 25 cents a share, before special items, on revenue $243.9 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

For the second quarter ended April 2, Skyworks earned $27.7 million, or 15 cents a share, compared with a loss of $5.7 million, or 3 cents a share, a year ago.

Excluding items, the company earned 24 cents a share, narrowly beating analysts’ expectations of 23 cents a share.

Revenue rose 38 percent to $238.1 million, ahead of analysts’ estimate of $232.2 million.

Shares of the company rose 3 percent to $16.74 in trading after the bell. They closed at $16.24 Thursday on Nasdaq. (Reporting by Manasi Phadke in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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