Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net revenues for the first quarter were $82.6 million, down five percent from the prior quarter and one percent from the first quarter of 2014. GAAP gross margin for the first quarter was 51.2 percent; operating margin was 8.4 percent. Net income for the quarter was $6.3 million or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $0.48 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $0.40 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014.
Commented Balu Balakrishnan , president and CEO of Power Integrations: "First-quarter revenues were within the expected range, albeit toward the lower end, largely reflecting continued softness in the desktop PC market. While the overall demand environment appears somewhat mixed, we expect growth in key focus areas in the months ahead, including rapid-charging and high-power applications. Notably, shipments increased nearly ten percent sequentially in the first quarter in anticipation of stronger demand through the distribution channel. All in all, we expect second-quarter revenues to increase sequentially by five to ten percent."
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