ASP, average selling price, at $1.81 versus $1.83 last quarter was relatively constant. A slight improvement in gross margin percentage was due to absorbing certain fixed costs over a larger sales base.Operating expenses increased $7.3 million, of which roughly $5 million was due to operating expenses of Dust Networks, which we acquired at the end of last quarter, and also due to additional labor costs in the R&D and SG&A areas in Linear's base business. We had a shutdown in these operating expense areas last quarter but not this quarter, thereby increasing the March quarter labor expenses.
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