NXP Semiconductors (NXPI)

Jeff Palmer Vice President of Investor Relations
Kurt Sievers President & Chief Executive Officer
Peter Kelly Chief Financial Officer
C.J. Muse Evercore ISI
Vivek Arya BofA Securities
Stacy Rasgon Bernstein Research
Ross Seymore Deutsche Bank
John Pitzer Credit Suisse
William Stein Truist Securities
Toshiya Hari Goldman Sachs
Chris Caso Raymond James
Blayne Curtis Barclays Capital
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Good day and thank you for standing by. Welcome to NXP's 2Q '21 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today's call is being recorded. now today, hand Mr. would to conference I speaker your Instructions] like the to over [Operator Jeff Relations. Senior Palmer, Vice President of Investor ahead, sir. go Please

Jeff Palmer

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Kurt Sievers

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markets with the better industrial At our the were start of the Now the me the quarter from midpoint results guidance all time, the of mobile of and communication let infrastructure guidance. our stronger than end our contribution planned same midpoint Overall, our than trends slightly above auto, and in were with the the guidance. above end markets two. high

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Peter Kelly

morning Good on Kurt. today's Thanks, to everyone call.

highlights. already covered end of revenues the the were profit above which was gross move of good, third range the non-GAAP both of and financial guidance revenue drove quarter, outlook second Overall, the non-GAAP drivers profit, the As our of quarter guidance I'll above very range. for during improvement financial second we the the Kurt has to our and performance and our of high revenue provided our an midpoint operating quarter were

foundry with coming growth NXP long-term have believe supply agreements we we our which robust periods. to Additionally, in partners, implemented deliver the enable will

non-controlling $X.X from margin points million, gross quarter. the profit ongoing above non-GAAP We our billion by a guidance. midpoint as first and to above margin interest in our gross was was our $XXX and basis non-GAAP non-GAAP were up end million operating new details Now XXX and of half increased year-on-year above basis in above $X.XX million year-on-year we and the performance. of a early was was billion, million. reported profit guidance up and to of moving the guidance high midpoint operating interest XX% and operating were for the driven $X second issued the $XXX up variable debt was second non-GAAP taxes X,XXX the points $XX Cash an Total XX.X%, up million quarter. non-GAAP due our $XX expenses high million, total generated $X billion guidance. up was improved quarter. the Total $XXX million $X the revenue of XX%, above Non-GAAP million perspective, of range. $XX $X and end profit This year-on-year million guidance operations of of year-on-year From comp operating expense was

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days, Days XX was capital to Turning increase working an inventory X metrics. sequentially. days of of

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for third our quarter. expectations to the Turning

QX anticipate year-on-year $XX million. sequentially. $X.XX be we mentioned, midpoint, is minus this or up XX% Kurt At As billion to revenue plus XX% the and

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a to end be continue strong trends newest comments to in like I'd make. continues be demand Finally, I products robust. One, to across have target markets interest our customer and our few closing

order suppliers diligently timely request are with and our manner. We working address a our in customers to

potential clear our margin will us our of midpoint as third drive revenue the in as our enable gross flow growth targets. reflects margin profit business significant our both model, the guidance of of terms quarter through, Secondly, gross above non-GAAP well the which to

business free our continues significant Thirdly, to cash generate flow.

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growth as the we is And anticipate mentioned, believe strong. as environment demand the into robust for continue constraints, XXXX. to XXXX remainder Kurt we supply As well the notwithstanding of

we Finally, questions. to now back thank the are all outstanding I'd I'd work operator still dedication. for working on like forget my the all pandemic and their stringent colleagues it to to shouldn't your protocols. like We that for turn


Your first line Instructions] the Muse question comes of CJ [Operator Evercore. from from

line Your is open.

CJ Muse

I Thank more hoping question morning. Kurt. was Good first Yes. guess, auto you for taking state the could speak about current question. for the industry. you I the you, of

is rate sustainable auto I than think trough gives that to hear peak is closer that fear strength you some confidence among a current and love run thoughts, to your would investors is into beyond? there 'XX the what and

Kurt Sievers

hi. Yes, CJ. Good morning,

mentioned the thanks it's eCockpit, surpass XXXX. in electrification, in this from really the volumes are that have the prepared year pace year, this while the SAR we a accelerating that discussed point that then content growth broad look market content to convinced xEVs. and to clearly peak, a zonal NXP. more is clearly XX%, market. from to I I'd consensus probably especially is way there levels like gains, going The my a little, grow general pre-pandemic a maybe at to drives are in away the only We content the XX% absolute auto latest around are is specific far in that accelerated and management really, for remarks, around from IHS, end and the especially another grow next we've going our to that's perspective, gains, data from many will it the actually strength the say we But gains times and And importantly, company-specific past, as of battery in CJ, radar, few processes year

had faster anticipated. see of than of So as is the growing anybody car number a the we do that xEVs production portion total

further I'm was XX% production strong a then It's it the this total growing driver So compared market. auto the like and year for significantly from traditional quoting latest higher more fast content Since here, see, of like think engine next for car the combustion have xEVs quarter last be data to vehicles, to dedicated going year we again, silicon there another onwards. I IHS a is xEVs.

of a the far very trust to that with wants needs, a shipments out. peak. trying in finally, of their day wants from serving customers pressing that. And fulfill really to both daily away the So contact day can which companies on X us, know sure because the tactically, companies the CEOs hear car and everybody in speak I'm most level make are and car we about daily Tier handholding mean, me, the I to themselves, I

extended So cars. there chain. of a to more is They build piece want in the single inventory anywhere not supply

So I growing. have any keeps confidence that this

CJ Muse

very follow-up, a are as guess, That's helpful. Thank you. margins Peter, stellar. I gross

costs positive from presumably reading about here had from and would how was continue COVID-related think have are that XX-Q, thinking your side? costs. higher mix uplift be not to the that And loadings, you you but we on unwinding? you I thinking loadings I move personnel What of benefit of a that higher? impact current helpful as increased about kind talked guess should levels, How about

Peter Kelly

terms enough margin. big disinfecting of sure of obviously, factory medical in not lots the been to our relatively think are the really of support, the We've more factories the all the so -- but have the cost of way -- past. honest, in mean, running of I paying much same To be really you've on often. kind gross for I we We've costs I'm first think our I it's COVID the low. in context influence got the test been the margin. just

of go QX. we additional as seeing the the QX of benefits you're terms from in utilization, that think I to

So out. QX XX.X% our gross our really full with guidance, factories running margin shows in our

won't go utilization So kind because QX. of capacity. we running actually revenue have much full pretty add into you and We're increased in as we out XXXX, see expand our to

in think we've more And your still there So product XX% gotten a years I we introduction. quicker XX% QX a to is from us of away number is back and I great run think utilization helped is QX, of and impact is we couple factories, able question -- still, additional answer we is and is the really out. from Mix new did to big think why and better sort do. being the QX QX into But for into us, QX the bit I the around little that's particularly our still QX. a end than thought to full would

CJ Muse

Very Thank helpful. you.


question ahead. America. line next go the the from Vivek comes from Your Please Arya of of Bank

Vivek Arya

for you Thank questions. taking my

the production On I inventory to today, touch that industry there in you supply look one, we any supply. if around that we how see isn't example, appreciate enough specific reassured be headlines that? daily as foundry increases increasing the meet Kurt, mentioned and microcontroller think for also you will So but customers disciplined? what when you any So increasing react be industry autos, importantly, specific should response significantly, mentioned, the first that should do to with is are you demand? to investors supply And to

is how So overwhelm supply we response assured not demand at the some going point? to should be that

Kurt Sievers

Yes. Good Hi, Vivek. morning.

far I this, mean, taken year, given and of you lows day, XX% some revenue you, that's reassure that read takes But because shipments, isn't first think increase think -- from or are really the our also still up much. foundry every then away industry always are at And and can every supply mean last are point, a industry microcontroller of quarter headlines last from record in referring is what auto cycle over around second I short this again, year. carefully. together through I very, we to want I this our very also there the and XX% about the statements as the the perspective. supply you is I the watching course, to in quite Of we

a year comparison. not last So good is

industry meaningful a production from was car to more even more at to back levels XXXX I benchmark XXXX peak or think when perspective. it's the

this? most So of I check how very product really do we application-specific. say mean, I would is our

And where are the with also we is in not OEMs directly going. only the that X the product new extremely contact. So but suppliers, is with close Tier

with have to months about before true the number history. is on quarter very know the before, as a not than on goes we've And again demand super the inventory distributors. we months. distribution, target -- the continue I in number had you on be much mean, as that's we around ever with really you So X.X disciplined meantime our X.X, model very, think visibility And a more a as we if good through of published, our low but that in portion the stayed we same X.X. the which always, more

it So we watch very carefully.

it is still car into we situation given increased, that away question what where so supply products, which are where we commodity much which clear we situation, our whole very like I'm goes imagine at in the transparency more describing. company, a the is especially of this. could a the I application-specific from Given that have significantly In the quite certainly on that case more visibility, And very application bit are confident think you're has concern product which I you product. less are for what difficult. is asking serving, crystal

Vivek Arya

seasonal usual then Got And we we why even would you. year-on-year, stay just to industry? and not that sales, it. are Thank quarter line curious in why will follow-up, a stronger into Very down pattern of mobile mobile sales in kind subdued supposed that So QX? because And then with market? into to behaving that shipments are isn't mobile see sales my assume also you're be the for correctly, sequentially heard I'm QX helpful. seasonally for I be if

Kurt Sievers

annually It supply do you're bit anyway right, down. really are has say, sequentially to of seasonal the pattern this in isn't also given little with much general, there year the constraints. and here situation. Yes. we specifically, Vivek, guiding a I'd yes, a But

to constraint hits for we which But supply three, nature. is in a some later just us have address know of products temporary the we market, it mobile just will that we on, so we this lose going, ship temporary share, a is, So any of momentum can quarter with any keep for our it's market us nature. a we want ship. socket which doesn't and good amount it this. so fully to The the we news cost don't We

If you the ban, annual I QX bit remind that mobile totally want benefited business also a do last quarter QX was since had bit quarter since actually because a special you of might quarter it in mobile our the was last comparison, in to a year it in more in Huawei three which four. before quarter stopped people than the

that's not the simple So background more.

Vivek Arya

very it. Got much. Thanks


you. Thank

comes question next line line from Research. Bernstein Stacy Ragson the from the of Your from

Your line is open.

Stacy Ragson

my Hi, taking Thanks for guys. questions.

those content in increase content-specific you in to quarter versus growth you do being And near-term? guess, auto. you're your business end I driven much the much us I once the lift just mean, one like of question, being the wanted how things. drivers, which tell by content by driver do first market double-click unit because a you increase on out I EVs Can in the biggest auto of my higher selling specifically. today? of is you've again the is driven next For called guess, content how I into EV think of vehicles? think couple is

Kurt Sievers

exposure. xEVs battery clearly which solutions in is Stacy, the Yes. fantastic for revenue management a our general, in driver growth have key

would XX% Investor management I And least, trend CAGR over here solutions. told you the of more Teach-In, with are, years. in than not we next can have that battery track our we if on I think that at absolutely reconfirm we couple that in

more little of xEVs. to and strongly a because is it content products take bit our you microcontrollers lot wider, increased actually very if Now other exposed also a are it the of

that it shows question, the the go a little Investor gives on take to for to parse XX more bit more But Day, We Jeff silicon of has content it detailed benefit double a just that how our will particular overall, on versus way more a bit a detail granted also which a just up. NXP. significant conventional November highlighted, in Stacy, in actually this xEV drivetrain in

we of higher which growth here. are rate is strong xEVs, push for our from significantly story a benefiting content So a

Stacy Ragson

you. Thank it. Got

about For I the want ask returns. my follow-up, to cash

a So stock. you've back lot bought of

I buyback. think as of March, you upped the

something had $X.X and like in like $X.X billion You right authorization through billion now. you're

but you're still down. whole guiding share counts almost you're So through the authorization,

expect we have that you're confidence do shows even through stock so buyback that you're should the Are I guess, it the date? the what even now? next I return long since more the exists, to the mostly buyback So rest right year? you XXX% just bit that seems you I talking return expect going about this like a back strength And of we you're it suggests? year. I as than why suppose to more it But guess, guess, the more? And I about picture, growth guess, reinforces in talk cash buying year much as little go -- through we of given can you it

Peter Kelly

I'll maybe take -- So that, Kurt.

terms to of of question answer going. a where is there company in your So I guess, or the is, confidence lot we the have second third

moment good think buying we our a at clearly, So the is stock investment.

simple. our In terms quite much, it along, really We've XX level. months said net at how times of all we'll X is EBITDA debt trailing keep to

debt. this result do for future. that We're So that's that in that and what net us back the all level more than results buy year, And to X just be But times -- to XXX% if it's in us we'll that the is. results we'd pretty buying foreseeable mathematical. honest, returning continue the to at if time, staying

Stacy Ragson

you, guys. That's helpful. it. Thank Got


next Your Deutsche question Bank. from from the Ross Seymore Instructions] comes [Operator of line

open. is Your line

Ross Seymore

at having on on sector of you're that for any I are Are have seeing in question of the Kurt has with Did million road a just-in-time? is Thanks the just-in-time to far catch highlighting I guys. of the and conversations you one don't That's them adopted of going seemingly this the side for be all follow-up, bold. question anything longer maybe the in automotive where have just for And up -- all? you auto you? think you customers their reactive or The Hi, structural clarification. on is the down can couple you changes that or letting that as years movement out the shipped all shortages Texas? change and guys question. the have a demand recently. term backfired is, bit then had the industry practices I short-term one basically you as guess ask then $XX change so me behavior a velocity really the But if of and clarification

Kurt Sievers

Yes. Thanks, Ross.

one, talked indeed about the storm running quarter you remember lost two given is both $XXX our that million, I factories I completely. On which and that the revenue correct. I up tell winter think are What indeed we the is second facilities, Texas for first can we in

that, we place. in levels already which So output so the firing again. higher are both in the have to up the on to first pre-storm wished have with we factories, all And and cylinders would output have we

and good steady old significant a supply were a forward, as is mean, both news, good but which automotive these from products. discussed infrastructure revenue because news waiting a to I the we effect, for it perspective not But it's earlier perspective since comms is this output. factories going a had also that steady. badly exposure, from it's So is market one-time

who record in to we our glad operations restored have So thankful employees are time. and

you semiconductors there compatible between just-in-time I customers. signs see also structural six manufacturing time some one to especially pieces two a is and auto don't of And sort the in of are to totally of think half a cycle have the is in if indeed the question, auto, other your of the to going the this. change Ross, it. The buffer behavior On a in be system that three which of dealing not realizing with with months is I

So inventory think going a more is some the of extended I be to supply in chain this. result

this this it the I at is but it's planning you in because a point, this when for My ask supply are is some answer But point implemented? is is change. to time, no, can't they going Now just mean, yet. structural think people at there. being implement eventually be but not me, I this

from the the The transparency directly first we companies. other actually one car get which the is --

earlier, run application mentioned As what volume. in which about I so what never had which year will clarity model much in at we've product

been making this not much collaboration and are better to also wasn't to significant change, past. a case structurally think binding moving in more it the the structural mid that And is that's I only long-term because closer binding providing it much basis that be one car has also on So going we forecast, a that companies. is just than a with in becoming the so much, ever with because forecasts, but a the

will forecast to binding help our the on also plan more a So capacities foresee and end. with right

Ross Seymore

Peter. Kurt. quickly Thanks for for that you color, One

of on margin great the side gross gave color You things.

looks relative like getting to about it think Another target a foresee the the might to ranges XX.X%. OpEx know little anywhere kind how have it of year Analyst you OpEx But the this talk within bit is higher think leverage and you but growth? of target end we and XX%, intensity, just Do be some the or you there? between guys you're of that you that your last of of leverage lower later should range, potential XX% that I to end given at updating this historically XX% kind revenue range can think generally as running I just Meeting, year. I

Peter Kelly

increased some marketing, we'd typically think sales SG&A for is plan moment, and on. the think of to good XX% moment, revenue, to number for But XX% the because certainly for Certainly for dollars. although a the G&A, flattened X% XX% in hold number I more and I'd leverage SG&A. There's likely we R&D of probably

Ross Seymore

you. Thank


Thank you.

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John Pitzer

how with Huawei walk for quarter think morning, wins of Kurt, in you be seems just of temper to the that know cycle Congratulations but us good is than ban, the could results. Thanks through question. the it given the guys. came were wanted might for the especially Can business? what solid Good which that some it's guide going the a the you business won ask ban, you you to there, better design think. levered like on bit ask me that excited but and very the some I kind I clearly had of kind than about expectations by driving guys be nicely you've letting growth, much had XG more margin your comm infrastructure pre the Yes. to quarter. grow September in little in June

Kurt Sievers


So large Chinese John, last talk fall did the win year indeed, did apart. which we around about significant design customer traction

in now to just had So guide not performing quarter this some in sub-segments build-outs, of related next The product which this business design the revenue actually which the we across is segment. last we does to and include I about for is outperformance is second It want indeed, the but across which are it's clear, talked this which be year. still win quarter all not just the the segment. the of is XG there.

XG, XG. So but is it not does it only include

the think you I'd third in then comms say, nice guidance the if Now yes infra, for about indeed. quarter

around think last anticipated discussed on I'd had a say, U.S. grow. anticipated two these modules the we the the see are As do ramps multi-technology trends We letting and calls, we I actually XG in number for us which see, of

range So tenders, rural nitride actually that base LDMOS Arizona, products it's new the in our but the are and nicely included from are which are our also macro gallium multi-technology gigahertz. and the means X.X new stations in facility technology which -- in those China sub nitride, we for both gallium frequency areas,

and capability XXX to is think LDMOS megahertz leadership. fit X.X I between somewhere gigahertz and just which perfect our So

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John Pitzer

a capacity. you prepared And of color, end to front outsourced high good really back in comments That's end Peter, class Is your expect talked the problem Kurt. about mostly and with needing both several you to up partners, to capital CapEx how more hit to catch we demand? the so a try make think over hit or supply about than quarters as continue working do next it's CapEx done then, being that of

Peter Kelly

about year. this CapEx X% will be

actual So lot our assembly up tests bottleneck Mainly, yes, there, QX going in in step and a fabs. also but it QX. a and of will in busting some bit there's

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see really don't anything I anything like getting anytime So to soon. inventory normal levels back our

John Pitzer

Perfect. Thanks, guys, and congratulations.


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William Stein

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digital in there us ID well. the to there's power I I about I over there you time? amplifiers, as business of RF but how those you is still maybe think think to pieces the grow this and think all know some we and of or expect remind as card networking tend split Can largely three

Kurt Sievers

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William Stein

can Thanks I and the years of product for for product this in there, update some And growth and perhaps, ultra seeing you provide in for can one or wondering ago, that Thank those talking sort your category started handsets and that. And when, if forget anticipated question. revenue markets the one products terms the more you automotive. two end today? two wideband if outlooks about in you of traction them I'm you. I

Kurt Sievers

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those with $XXX much we what million on segments some across Will, very $XXX to track, I are 'XX. to said the Teach-In We at revenue have million in think

two from only years in So now.

As happening actually we of is speak. today, I'd say, as mobile

think as is I'd because have a about to world, you happening. the is using all place just companies, we in use needs your the working car phones to phone mobile If of closely. say, the firstly, case Android and a closely with mobile the Android major key following, now function obviously be this Automotive that of now very are was automotive

market with to is company the in a in certainty out on ultra say is be an car second high next dare implementation of and NXP. will year. working degree any relatively and there, And cars working first the which So I'd this with the half wideband of that year in

here. positively exposed and are very we So highly

Finally, we also IoT see first with a good implementations. traction

examples lost. we for for those the help wins There door techs of it. stuff, your properties, which phone nice early -- front home to it One But locks unlock door see you have and you also would which you also use in to then are open example. find mobile your might design

think years the next had this revenue now, and XX% million to from in some So is Again, million the growing market numbers size over $XXX we we Will. were couple very of given much for track, $XXX which two at for the NXP on years.

William Stein

Great. Thank you.


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Toshiya Hari

had the Thanks partners embeds to ability but for as versus to How Peter. your or much balance forward? you those read inflation morning. a well? elaborate Hi, signed alluded forward. as perhaps price could for wanted was with going hoping from I guess so -- one about XX% just guys about wanted you good that the that taking the of LTSAs And you Kurt forward? cost for is that well foundry higher dynamics, the on think Peter price you've number you. between some increases going bit I my to we clarify foundries to little Thank We already going sign or you're looking the should question. I

Kurt Sievers

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that's input color. to So we but the increase to cost more might want on increases, you structurally mechanism Peter, give margins. the more do here pass

Peter Kelly

Kurt. deeper build customers partners chain ours before, long-term customers two and bit which where really level raise of is is, suppliers, been I and who market Kurt and into pricing you are true the your understand you terms our have just And reduce without their a for think long-term our can in years both supply can sources past. little of will a of more when not to their lot it's in enabling ourselves answered out was there's it's predatory. it's company, who and supply for requirements on going kind than -- about come and are find been don't chains very the a them with big in the tight of us question and talking guys lots are a times we Yes, One, the of when better interesting a factors. who prices is supply But you built are profitability. and support are detail, our really you actually for and predictable relationships to tight. relationships What's and we about a really, we times are and commodity change this -- whole not who

Toshiya Hari

Thank congrats. you, and

Peter Kelly



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Chris Caso

equipment -- thank the Yes, year. expect second you and times question half up in that the CapEx do of to additions the on continue? for morning. the how you. Good was stepping also. How capacity the long that lead I A here imagine said extended you that are

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Kurt Sievers

our the guess, to answer continue we will is in capacity healthy of simple is very need Well, foreseeable there for the we because product. a really cycle believe terms future I on going

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grows the So that at next faster over a rate. probably you GDP few to the grow extent semiconductors years, will see

to assembly and remember to thing us, -- about the think I XX% is of test just with our XX% XX% capacity internal.

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term So year longer in the below Analyst X% November. said, probably past it spend more X%. view to will the year We'll This at we've at X%. Day I cycle on a was through be think in we CapEx. the update it X% will Last

Chris Caso

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Kurt Sievers

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Chris Caso

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Peter Kelly

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Kurt Sievers

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Chris Caso

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Kurt Sievers

happen, any something be it extent is be let not I it's out it needs first, point us. to it Well, model. not won't business mean, me the to again, which of Once happens will there. capability their part because today

our maybe on Tier in X will it to So suppliers, not somewhere companies be distributors some auto cases, between but some have and end.

Chris Caso

Got it. Thank you.


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Blayne Curtis

you're revisit to it for Thanks I the guys. wanted on on. squeezing just side, me Hey, just cadence that in. supply bringing the

-- kind one-off then to -- the the -- other growth to the in cadence of you you you're having re-prioritizing with are to will segments Is supply? you that you you're will you kind mentioned are to September with inventories guide able inventory Just a when bringing even them? for there quarter. prioritize out or in that September, mobile, ship So from of seeing that just match in. you're will that are a -- have you're away understand strong trying it And or you

Kurt Sievers

continue is kind priority we to talked course, sought additional Blayne, And indeed, Well, suffering board. it. coming gradual mobile we and relatively from of the supply the different is about across The be certain board. the need third to many really constrained the is mean, online take everything of we across decisions, all quarter, sources. but time in I

We suppliers. with have increasing traction with and longer the mid contracts foundry term our

Texas up have now. by We fully running and

invested We expansions but have, some end looking to, into at also our alluded only not factories. Peter as both capability, of internal front testing, internal our

across the are things these of all and gradually. different happening products So technologies

is will one-time would it, tight remain But the mobile. strong it's continue it demand as one foresee indeed really we event. in I But say being not QX while. a to a with the suffering as for So

Blayne Curtis

to maybe in model is content walk heavy. 'XX portion? years curious, year source but kind is on benefiting new want typically you don't the seasonality just seeing gains this the model obviously, remarks, to then you earlier? on just Just to September? maybe It seems about for did kind for seasonality, ask shift seasonality Are You're earlier? auto model through some business you of any that from but auto auto the mix kind a Just to maybe want you're that just you always it different content a One, think side. seeing Thanks. auto guide EV, -- now thoughts kind off year of obviously year? make kind And of of us like March of

Kurt Sievers

revenue terms That's QX. to QX the one. we for Well, Blayne, total said business above absolute expect that be I in think I

inventories there because build many at this lows can't Secondly, point dealer in as to in as just the U.S. at are don't and really cars they I in China, is auto time wish they record seasonality in would think and build.

of would do in of function availability I what. think supply a it's when more they So terms

it them, So I at this seasonality. overwrites constrained is in which point any really time, for supply think

Blayne Curtis

Thank you.


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Kurt Sievers

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Jeff Palmer

Yes. Kurt. That's correct,

Kurt Sievers


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