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Christopher FanningThank you, David, and thank you everyone for joining our call today. The Q3 was within our guidance for all three metrics – revenue, gross margin and operating expense. An important achievement for us this quarter is that we grew our new products 10% quarter on quarter and our new products more than doubled on a year on year basis. New products are where we have placed significant focus more recently and we are pleased with the level of customer adoption in design win momentum for these solutions. In terms of specific results for the quarter, revenue of $77.1 million was flat verses Q2 2010 and up 57% compared to the year ago quarter. Gross margin came in at 59.1% compared to 61.2% in Q2 2010 and 54.2% in Q3 2009. Operating expense was $30.7 million compared to $31.4 million in Q2 2010. As noted in our release, revenue was impacted by lower sequential sales in our mature product category, an area that has more recently had several strong quarters of growth. Mature products typically decline over the long term and tend to be more affected by macroeconomic conditions and inventory modulations than the PLD industry generally. Growth in our new product segment is being led by two key product groups, midrange FPGAs and low density PLDs. The low cost, low power Lattice ECP3, our newest midrange FPGA grew more than 50% quarter on quarter. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of growth since the ECP3’s launch. We continue to see a strong rate of customer adoption to this product family in our investing to further build out our solutions portfolio for ECP3. During Q3 we introduced a SPI-4.2 solution for the communications market and a video display IP Suite to enable customers to quickly implement proprietary image processing functions. Our low density MachXO also continues to experience very good customer adoption and grew 17% quarter on quarter. This is more than double the product revenue verses the year ago quarter. We have now shipped 50 million MachXO devices up from 25 million from just eleven months ago. And today the MachXO is our largest revenue product line.
Our programmable mixed signal products continue to account for over 5% of our revenue as we continue to grow our investment to address this important market opportunity. With the introduction of the platform manager products earlier this month, we have released the first products in our third generation of programmable power management solutions. These products provide value to our customers in that they reduce an engineer’s bill of material costs and board space requirements, increase their designs reliability and provide effective time efficient trouble shooting capability to mitigate time to market risk. Based on our results, we believe that we are continuing to gain momentum in our targeted market and we are optimistic about our business moving forward.Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com