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Skyworks Exceeds Q2 2015 Revenue and EPS Guidance

first_imgThird Fiscal Quarter 2015 OutlookFor the third fiscal quarter of 2015, Skyworks anticipates revenue to be $800 million with gross margin of 48 percent, creating a new baseline of profitability and resulting in diluted earnings per share of $1.28 on a non-GAAP basis. Powered Sierra Wireless’ M2M modules for use in industrial applications Enabled Samsung’s Galaxy S6 platform with SkyOne® Ultra, switching and connectivity products Launched integrated Wi-Fi module for the leading video monitoring provider Secured multiple design wins for OnStar telematics platform in GM’s global fleet Ramped switching and connectivity solutions for Nexus 6 smartphones Gained high reliability analog content in public safety radios for Harris and Sepura Expanded diversity receive portfolio to support multiple device configurations Delivered Zigbee® front-end modules for Kwikset’s intelligent security products Captured over 20 sockets in a next-generation small cell LTE base station Introduced 802.11ac front-end solutions for Xiaomi’s latest home router platform Skyworks Solutions has reported second fiscal quarter results for the period ending April 3, 2015. Revenue for the second fiscal quarter was $762.1 million, up over 58 percent year-over-year and exceeding the Company’s original guidance of $750 million. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 was $258.9 million, up 99 percent from $130.4 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second fiscal quarter was $1.15, three cents better than guidance and up more than 85 percent from the $0.62 reported for the second fiscal quarter of 2014. On a GAAP basis, operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 was $219.9 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.85.Q2 Business Highlightslast_img read more

Pesawat Canggih Boeing 737 Max 8 Lion Air Jatuh Perairan Tanjung Karawang, Ini Dia…

first_img“Informasi dari lapangan, pesawat jatuh di lapangan Mike blok ONWJ, tapi masih jauh dari fasilitas anjungan kami,” kata VP Relations Pertamina Hulu Energi Ifki Sukarya. Ifki menjelaskan, informasi adanya pesawat jatuh diterima pukul 06.33 WIB.Hingga berita ini diturunkan, sejumlah personil Basarnas masih melakukan pencarian di koordinat yang disangkakan.Padahal, Boeing 737 MAX 8 merupakan armada paling baru di tubuh Lion Air sendiri. Seperti yang sudah pernah diberitakan sebelumnya, pada Rabu (15/8/2018) kemarin, pihak Lion menerima Boeing 737 MAX 8 kesepuluh yang didatangkan langsung dari Boeing Company, Amerika Serikat.Menurut Corporate Communications Strategic Lion Air, Danang Mandala Prihantoro, armada teranyar ini akan memperkuat jaringan penerbangan yang saat ini sudah dijalani. Selain itu, tambah Danang, tujuan dibalik hadirnya armada ini adalah untuk melakukan revitalisasi armada di tubuh Lion Air.Selain Lion Air, maskapai lain yang juga menggunakan armada ini adalah flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. Di penghujung tahun 2017 silam, Garuda kedatangan satu dari 50 armada Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang dipesan pada tahun 2014 lalu.Menilik spesifikasinya, Boeing 737 MAX 8 meningkatkan kemampuan varian Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) dengan daya jelajah terbang 340-570 mil laut lebih jauh, menjadi 3.500 mil laut (6.500 km). Tidak hanya itu, penggunaan bahan bakar pesawat ini juga diklaim lebih hemat 20 persen ketimbang seri-seri sebelumnya.Baca Juga: Intip Kecanggihan dan Ruang Kabin Boeing 737 MAX 8 Garuda IndonesiaPasokan tenaga Boeing 737 MAX 8 menggunakan mesin jenis terbaru, CFM LEAP 1B. Desain mesin ini disinyalir lebih senyap ketimbang mesin generasi sebelumnya, CFM56. Operating cost-nya juga diklaim 7 persen lebih hemat dibanding mesin CFM56 yang dipakai varian Boeing 737 NG. Untuk membuat kabin menjadi lebih senyap, polusi suara (noise) yang dihasilkan oleh mesin CFM LEAP-1B juga sudah diturunkan. Caranya, Boeing membuat desain penutup mesin bergerigi di bagian belakangnya.Salah satu keunikan lain dari varian Boeing yang satu ini adalah desain winglet anyar yang diberi nama Scimitar Winglet. Winglet yang terlihat seperti dibelah menjadi dua bagian ini ditujukan untuk memecah turbulensi di ujung sayap. Daya hambat yang dihasilkan oleh turbulensi tadi mengakibatkan pesawat membutuhkan tenaga lebih, dimana ini berimplikasi pada penggunaan bahan bakar yang lebih boros. Boeing 737 MAX 8 Milik Lion Air. Sumber: Tribun Senin (29/10/2018) pagi menjadi momen yang akan selalu diingat oleh pihak Lion Air, pasalnya salah satu armadanya yang melayani penerbangan Jakarta – Pangkal Pinang mengalami lost contact dengan sejumlah menara pengawas. Menurut penuturan Badan SAR Nasional (Basarnas), Boeing 737 Max 8 nomor penerbangan JT-610 ini jatuh di lepas pantai di sebelah utara Bekasi, Jawa Barat – tepatnya di Tanjung Karawang.Baca Juga: Lion Air Terima Boeing 737 Max 8 Pesanan KesepuluhDiketahui, pilot pesawat yang tengah mengangkut 178 penumpang ini sempat meminta izin petugas menara pengawas Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta untuk melakukan Return To Base (RTB). Dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman TribunNews.com, anak perusahaan PT Pertamina, Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ), memastikan ada pesawat Lion Air jatuh di dekat fasilitas mereka yang berada di lepas pantai utara Bekasi, Jawa Barat. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTidak Ada Masalah dengan Pesawat, Garuda Indonesia Tetap Lanjutkan Pengadaan Boeing 737 Max 810/12/2018In “Analisa Angkutan”Buntut Insiden JT-610, Pihak Lion Air Bisa Batalkan Pesanan Pesawat ke Boeing!05/12/2018In “Domestik”Isu Semakin Liar, Boeing Tampik Ethiopian Airlines Jatuh Karena Seekor Burung23/05/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

Weekend negotiating window doesn’t amount to much in NFL free agency

first_imgThough most attention remains on the official start of free agency at 4 p.m. Tuesday, NFL teams were allowed to begin contacting and entering into negotiations with the agents of pending outside free agents at noon on Saturday.The NFL has made it clear that a contract cannot be executed with a new team prior to the start of the new league year on Tuesday afternoon in fear of leaks to the media occurring over the weekend, but all this three-day window really does is provide a ceremonial tampering period that’s already existed for the last several weeks.During this negotiating window, prospective free agents may not visit a club at its permanent facility — or any other location — and may not have any direct contact with an employee or representative of the organization. Only certified agents are officially permitted to communicate with outside teams, but the truth is these discussions have been ongoing, with last month’s NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis long considered a haven for free-agent tampering.How else do you explain a number of blockbuster deals being announced in the first hour — or opening minutes — of free agency in past years?In reality, outside teams have already inquired about the likes of upper-tier free agents such as Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe and defensive tackle Arthur Jones just like general manager Ozzie Newsome and the Baltimore front office have slyly looked into outside free agents that could be a good fit for their 2014 roster. The three-day window set up by the league is merely a perception mechanism to help explain why a top free agent potentially has a new contract and a new team by 4:01 p.m. on Tuesday.The negotiating window is only designed for unrestricted free agents and does not allow teams to reach out to franchise or transition tag players, restricted free agents, and exclusive-rights free agents. Of course, any free agents who were released earlier this offseason such as linebacker Jameel McClain and fullback Vonta Leach are already free to sign with other teams.Here is the press release that was published by the NFL regarding free agency earlier this week:Q. When does the 2014 free agency signing period begin?A. At 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 11.Q. What is permitted during the three-day negotiating period prior to the start of free agency?A. Beginning at 12:00 noon ET on Saturday, March 8 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 11, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2013 player contracts at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 11. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m. ET on March 11.During this negotiation period, a prospective unrestricted free agent cannot visit a club (other than the player’s current club) at its permanent facility or at any other location, and no direct contact is permitted between the player and any employee or representative of a club (other than the player’s current club). If a player is self-represented, clubs are prohibited from discussions with the player during the negotiating period.Clubs (other than the player’s current club) may not discuss or make any travel arrangements with prospective unrestricted free agent players, their certified agents, or anyone else associated with the player until the expiration of those players’ 2013 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 11.The three-day negotiating period applies only to potential unrestricted free agents; it does not apply to players who are potential Exclusive Rights Players or Restricted Free Agents, or to players who have been designated as Franchise Players or Transition Players.Q. What are the categories of free agency?A. Players are either “Restricted Free Agents” or “Unrestricted Free Agents.” A Restricted Free Agent may be subject to a qualifying offer. A Restricted or Unrestricted Free Agent may be designated by his prior club as its Franchise Player or Transition Player.Q. What is the time period for free agency signings this year?A. For Restricted Free Agents, from March 11 to May 2. For Unrestricted Free Agents who have received the June 1 tender from their prior club, from March 11 to July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later). For Franchise Players, from March 11 until the Tuesday following the 10th week of the regular season, November 11. For Transition Players, from March 11 until July 22. If the above-listed players do not sign by November 11, they must sit out the season.Q. What is the difference between a Restricted Free Agent and an Unrestricted Free Agent?A. In the 2014 League Year, players with three accrued seasons become Restricted Free Agents when their contracts expire at the conclusion of the 2013 League Year. Unrestricted Free Agents have completed four or more accrued seasons. An Unrestricted Free Agent is free to sign with any club with no draft choice compensation owed to his old club.Q. What constitutes an “Accrued Season”?A. Six or more regular-season games on a club’s active/inactive, reserved/injured or reserve/physically unable to perform lists.Q. What could restrict the ability of a Restricted Free Agent to sign with a new club?A. If he has received a “qualifying offer” (a salary tender predetermined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and its players) from his old club. He can negotiate with any club through May 2. If the Restricted Free Agent signs an offer sheet with a new club, his old club can match the offer and retain him because the qualifying offer entitles it to a “right of first refusal” on any offer sheet the player signs. If the old club does not match the offer, it may receive draft choice compensation depending on the amount of its qualifying offer. If an offer sheet is not executed on or before May 2, the player’s negotiating rights revert exclusively to his old club. In addition, a player who would otherwise be a Restricted Free Agent may be designated by his old club as its Franchise Player or Transition Player. No Restricted Free Agents were designated as Franchise or Transition players this year.Q. What determines an Unrestricted Free Agent?A. A player with four or more accrued seasons whose contract has expired. He is free to sign with any club, with no draft choice compensation owed to his old club, through July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later). At that point, his negotiating rights revert exclusively to his old club if by June 1 the old club tendered the player a one-year contract for 110 percent of his prior year’s salary. His old club then has until the Tuesday following the 10th week of the regular season (November 11) to sign him. If he does not sign by that date, he must sit out the season. If no tender is offered by June 1, the player can be signed by any club at any time throughout the season.Q. What determines a Franchise Player?A. The salary offer by a player’s club determines what type of franchise player he is: exclusive or non-exclusive.An “exclusive” Franchise Player – not free to sign with another club – is offered the greater of (i) the average of the top five salaries at the player’s position for the current year as of the end of the restricted free agent signing period on May 2; or (ii) the amount of the required tender for a non-exclusive franchise player, as explained below.Article 10, Section 2(a)(i) of the CBA sets forth the methodology, known as the “Cap Percentage Average,” for calculating the required tender for such a player:The Nonexclusive Franchise Tender shall be a one year NFL Player Contract for (A) the average of the five largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the position . . . at which the Franchise Player participated in the most plays during the prior League Year, which average shall be calculated by: (1) summing the amounts of the Franchise Tags for players at that position for the five preceding League Years; (2) dividing the resulting amount by the sum of the Salary Caps for the five preceding League Years . . . ; and (3) multiplying the resulting percentage by the Salary Cap for the upcoming League Year . . . (the “Cap Percentage Average”) . . . ; or (B) 120% of his Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater . . . .If a club extends a required tender to a “non-exclusive” Franchise Player pursuant to this section, the player shall be permitted to negotiate a player contract with any club, except that draft choice compensation of two first-round draft selections shall be made in the event he signs with a new club.Q. How many Franchise Players and Transition Players can a team designate each season?A. A club can designate one “Franchise” Player or one “Transition” Player among its potential restricted or unrestricted free agents.Q. Can a club decide to withdraw its Franchise or Transition designations on a player?A. Yes. A club can withdraw its Franchise or Transition designation, and the player then automatically becomes an unrestricted free agent, either immediately or when his contract expires.Q. What is the salary cap for 2014?A. The salary cap is $133,000,000 per club.Q. When must teams be in compliance with the cap?A. At the start of the 2014 League Year, which begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 11.Q. If a team is under the salary cap at the end of a given season, can the team carry over room to the next season?A. Yes. A team may “carry over” room from one League Year to the following League Year by submitting notice to the NFL prior to 4:00 p.m. ET on the day before the team’s final regular-season game indicating the maximum amount of room that the club wishes to carry over.Q. What is the maximum amount of room that a club can carry over?A. One hundred percent of its remaining room.last_img read more

Ravens report card versus the Patriots: The offense

first_imgThe Baltimore Ravens lost to the New England Patriots 41 to 7. The score was not pretty but the score was close until the last two five minutes.Quarterback: Joe Flacco was obviously hurt in this game. Flacco sprained his knee against the Detroit Lions and it was obvious that his performance was hampered. Flacco went 22 out of 38 for 260 yards and two interceptions and honestly it was probably the best he could do. The numbers were not pretty. Grade CRunning backs: Ray Rice only had 40 yards rushing in a game in which the running game needed to be there. Rice did have a decent average at 3.6 yards per carry but the Ravens needed a lot more. Bernard Pierce had 31 yards on 10 carries. Grade CReceivers: Marlon Brown, Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta each had four catches. With an injured Flacco this unit was not as valuable because even when they were open Flacco had trouble hitting them accurately. Torrey Smith has destroyed the Patriots in the past but only had three catches. Smith did have 69 receiving yards however. Grade BOffensive line: Flacco was not nearly as mobile as in the past and the line really needed to protect him. Allowing four sacks in a big game is not acceptable. The line also needs to get better at run blocking but it may be too late for that. Late in the game when Tyrod Taylor was in they could not even get a shotgun snap down right. Grade DOverall: I am not counting what happened when the backups came in when I am doing this report card. Flacco was hurt and I question why he was playing. Taylor came in too late and had his problems but a different form of offensive might have worked over risking further injury to the teams franchise quarterback. The running game could not come up big when the Ravens needed it to. Grade DPlease follow and like us:last_img read more