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Participants
Farhan Ahmad Vice President Investor Relations
Sanjay Mehrotra President and CEO
Dave Zinsner Chief Financial Officer
Chris Danely Citigroup
John Pitzer Credit Suisse
C.J. Muse Evercore
Karl Ackerman Cowen
Timothy Arcuri UBS
Harlan Sur JP Morgan
Joe Moore Morgan Stanley
Toshiya Hari Goldman Sachs
Mitch Steves RBC Capital Markets
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. And welcome to Micron Technology's Fiscal First Quarter 2021 Financial Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speaker presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session [Operator Instructions]. It is now my pleasure to introduce Farhan Ahmad, Vice President Investor Relations.

Farhan Ahmad

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Sanjay Mehrotra

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Dave Zinsner

and in in than revenue NAND. and in coming was was and of Micron which guidance increased $X.X auto, DRAM increased portion very in declined strength better the quarter sequentially of Half representing the were through total business DRAM delivered and up prior Bit quarter-over-quarter quarter, both was year-over-year. Sanjay. billion, increased strong well FQX by earnings range XX% mid-single-digit week year-over-year. earnings mix, with our low the representing X% revenue. sequentially, first demand XX% revenue revenue. in while fiscal XX% were call. NAND sequentially, was saw percentage FQX expected mobile approximately for broad client, in was results year-over components. DRAM percentage Thanks but revenue quarter-over-quarter. a a change We range in Total set quarter-over-quarter. sequentially FQX the decreased of Adjusting last the ASPs revenue X% $X.X of approximately to range the the year. and consumer. range ASPs down an ranges sequentially billion, the and percentage greater above improving shipments pricing shipments the NAND total up revenues provided down were percentage up quarter, but driven included and in revenue single-digit XX% for billion, decline including X% down high-teens X% a Bit XX% graphics, attributable $X.X markets, revenue in extra environment low-teens of was

enterprise. the was for by Now and data in unit. pandemic. for revenues a Revenue Business week sequentially had extra the up of Mobile the Mobile momentum Unit the up client and business Storage year-over-year. coming XG quarter sequential mobile down our demand approximately revenue recovers and sequentially, off Unit while quarter XX% solid the year-over-year. X% Networking up the Business remains from roughly increases turning flat was We the weakness graphics million, strong strong and Unit from revenues, the Compute but X% X% for billion, for of Revenue year-over-year. prior XX% $X.X trends declined $X.X approximately as Revenue to in growth sequentially particularly cloud, the billion, loss was market continued down impact $XXX center and Business and

As XD revenues a Networking Compute now Business are XPoint and reminder, in reported Unit. the

prior quarter, would from year’s be SBU Excluding XD the year-over-year. XX% revenues XPoint up

for up since auto XX.X%, Unit points FQX the down revenue XX% EBU record 'XX, consolidated the Finally, was XXX revenue from XX% by and recovered fiscal Embedded prior million, Business as was revenue pandemic-related up QX year-over-year. $XXX highest basis was from sequentially gross driven shutdowns. the The demand for a margin quarter.

pricing Operating mix in by NAND. million expenses FQX tightly impacted declines were was margin continued greater as gross to $XXX expenses. Our and we a of manage

We operating of beginning effect prequalification are fiscal fiscal and delayed the in additional FQX. incur expecting increases to take the expenses salary increase FQX half we expenses this year FQX at 'XX in related and the second previously as of

from FQX Net prior of income XX% in operating year’s XX% $XXX margin to $XX the an from that and quarter. should flat sequentially a expenses will in expenses we quarter-over-quarter at in result, FQX resulting conditions we million. operating reduce compared FQX, quarter anticipate of but approximately expense As prior XX% remain flexible increase interest the those course warrant. levels XX% was business operating million, to was

expense $XX million We net interest approximately expect in to FQX. the be

Our rate effective FQX was tax X.X%.

in of mid rate included in up in nonoperating We be expect digits fiscal share ago in earnings Micron tax down to $X.XX our the EPS in remainder investments high to related FQX $X.XX Non-GAAP to our for Ventures. $X.XX from and arm, were quarter. FQX the of from year $X.XX, gains single from per 'XX. the income venture

quarter. capital Turning cash to approximately $X.X XX% revenue. approximately operations billion billion FQX, from during spending was capital and of spending. generated cash flows $X the in We representing Net in

year. towards 'XX Free We $XXX the negative with weighted half of was spending the flow for cash quarter first expect in spending fiscal million. in the $X billion approximately fiscal capital

to We expect improve remain FQX but by cash flow negative from free the cash to increased in level, driven flow from FQX operations.

we previously, flow cash 'XX. expect second we of healthy said generate half fiscal during free As to the

or cash of days ended Although annual our our we improvement remain and XXX made we of than significant $X.X XXX XX% on flow FQX inventory days committed through with shares repurchase a of shareholders days billion quarter. didn’t in share versus last to repurchases. greater inventory free to returning We FQX,

changes using we used. we As will to ahead the we as costs inventory production most to that reporting. we Starting methodology to semiconductor have with These some first-out want inventory upcoming our general a valuing a historically Concurrently, approach are at new aligning cost be introducing share to costing FQX, FQX, method and business changes FIFO to opposed us or that valuation costing. will by standard I help uses practices. our industry inventory recent the look reporting first-in in average improve

methodology. our inventory our reclassify also to inventory been XX of reduce these certain our by will value decline, is FQX impact FQX do result of inventory to valuation our record which inventory, the and new days current the or inventory impact decline in better adjustments this changes, material also this our representation Unlike with a consequently, onetime the Concurrently other approximately $XXX our Applying target While a inventory we rest of days, the and no would approximately versus we results change to impact days. expect aligns from is balance inventory. or days will with our to costs that of XX industry. to non-cash carrying reduce and XX-day spare we write-downs expect which days not will charge will days approximately have from This our results XXX non-GAAP to changes, methodology these approximately new GAAP parts permanent old of margins. XXX future a material assets, million, of will

We $XX.X billion. was the total total FQX total in billion target cash second and ending debt $X.X of the inventory of $X.X approximately billion. days our fiscal reach half 'XX. with of liquidity to quarter expect ended We of

outlook. conditions gave our if demand weren’t to multiple turning mobile. seen it end for demand and would markets even recovery be DRAM with client, nonmemory of components cloud, strong We several auto stronger Now markets. across in shortages in improving This the

On outage and we supply, and a NAND. a impact perspective, DRAM to in and From the earthquake on have power margin an a are gross across as inventory headwind cost the will DRAM outage reductions side, be power Sanjay drawing earthquake mentioned, our limited DRAM supply down our rapidly and FQX. our

reductions $XXX these We Additionally, billion, million. follows: revenue as range of the all in $X.X non-GAAP margin for plus operating NAND be our cost With basis XXX is in points; for expenses plus ramps expect of new guidance node or timing to minus mind, FQX. million, the $XX FQX DRAM and limits our minus million; and to plus minus or gross also or be approximately to $XXX be XX%, factors

on based Finally, X.XX earnings per approximately count to billion expect or diluted a plus fully minus shares, we of be $X.XX. share share $X.XX,

driven DRAM and we’re recovery economic beyond confident closing, conditions anticipate look financial in we of deliver market second as secular stronger NAND. ability trends and and vaccine-driven demand. that performance, reduction In As term result to in by will expect AI a Micron’s FQX, with cost and strengthening revenue growth such combined improved we half we profitability. stronger XG across a the strong adoption cross-cycle long FYXX, In

gross continue has cross margins performance will XX% last four the and of Over average XX%. XX%, on capital cycle. We years, delivered Micron’s of strong of believe EBITDA invested return Micron margins

us upturn remarks. in generate Micron’s now the to closing calendar in on for solid the returns execution our the XXXX, well call to As focus business for Sanjay shareholders. we positions I’ll to expected over turn DRAM look relentless

Sanjay Mehrotra

Thank you, Dave.

product in navigate I from the thankful the and tenacity resilience whose delivered last this challenging COVID. the us performance pandemic. continuing Micron face enabled year, to Micron to production while team Over emerge technology as to challenges in at and period advance stronger am and significant normal the Micron is levels of to strong poised recovers calendar XXXX world the maintain portfolio. our from

discipline. We position further our roadmap to exercising are our confident supply enhance while competitive in

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in pay published equality inclusion diversity, and our great and progress make our we responsibility We fiscal XX. strides corporate annual XXXX, commitments over In November, our Micron also year to fiscal year agenda. female our advancing year board for detailing increased report, continue the In including our to leadership representation underrepresented and expanded gender compensation Blacks equity to and all total representation beyond groups, and include across Latinx of initiative and also investments consider made pay equity improve also groups roles. technical and in underrepresented awards. We other to our

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to as most advance in build the Sustainability We this that proud are aim now we American We on on the Jones year. you. were of the And Dow also we to report companies. this we November, will Index, sustainable questions. ranks added for recognition to goals Thank open joining the call sustainability our

Operator

[Operator Instructions].

Chris Danely comes question from the line of first with Citigroup. Our

Chris Danely

In those what's there you, sort the or components can the but mentioned any shortages get as of of any that and you terms guess nonmemory better worse? this I in power Can issue impacting And maybe any year? of is earthquake, impacting could industry. control you also DRAM hinder are there's fix getting out you you well or it that impacting the outage or and guess upturn this of I quantify that memory sort could

Sanjay Mehrotra

we're what they yes, nonmemory customers certain certain tightness end and experiencing, X is so we XX markets, hardware component market space, the inch shortages. yes, when nonmemory nodes, our foundry logic, to component inch, to let are there end our in to referring some our that's there's customers experiencing are been end our without be to. shortages, those that of relate some that shortages the component these demand shortages, market general are we of referring So referring those clear me even could experiencing somewhat hire. were overall have and shortages, And And customers

area terms of Of shortages chain, the ability continuing ability specific to today, some product we supply whole respect are nonmemory in shortages chain of not supply to our quarter today. an this this for shortages respect our existing that supply our are do see supply to with to We our any to is to manage customers. with course given any our

do memory, in Of several certain that in the operations DRAM chain chain we terms particularly parts our course shortages we And respect outlook we of factored script, across of supply have in market. as see highlighted we those supply partners has in really And the we with own managing whole our excellent aspect, and have with chain. the our to continue supply in team to provided. best work with assessment suppliers, our the our make to

any to be to clear, they're to this component end our quarter customers’ were own more for we nonmemory shortages So pointing manufacturing shortages. where were supply we in markets referring experiencing component our certain again, nonmemory chain, not

the as Of close tight, chain, course tech running chain, there of some of from terms supply in those understand the the demand parts chains monitor impact point certain of the that view we as of business, to trends to our any of work on in our we trends. well there's our to supply with are continue customers supply those monitor continue

Operator

of question next from Suisse. the with John our Pitzer Credit comes line And

John Pitzer

It give of how high-teens a us high-teens. because those this server more both of what business got like DRAM upside you your years, models. DRAM grants, the mid as Sanjay, as channels just as for be We've year gaming you got market. into on I'm year. why I'm given a gone bit to around push I'll AI to And year. you to of to percent can Ice to you're in that conversely, going comments go the about historic able think then longer generation you to would going see for over this your especially little I industry the little to just back And to approximately. risk we've kind around a this kind wanted density insight a think next term to of demand back the it's curious six very five forecast of console we're bit demand, be DRAM about believe go XX and XX I servers if growth from to something made expectation as move DRAM seems last eight that Lake the And XG, from up to building is compute, we don't demand as maintain. should XX% workloads, should the in big curious that? strong the your

Sanjay Mehrotra

So calendar John, cloud are strong. up strongly. secular I demand and the come. years is XXXX, for in mean intelligent estimates for dimensions assessment. driver XXXX, Keep XG, vehicles are year of demand went our the storage would edge, absolutely and particularly market the the certainly strong mind we're respect trends, point including memory giving growth smart in you to of part to in year end late calendar And to best the right with that absolutely out demands you the trends The AI,

demand a that when for somewhat on year 'XX So it calendar DRAM year-over-year is XX% above XXXX, calendar look in at growth said year we we basis.

DRAM really adjusting demand high-teens calendar has growth. some the that's assessment of terms So in 'XX for year of for what our

In these about terms how numbers. we come of

consoles, be always demand our what market trends. our of average were with also new be units. closely million assessing we graphics, that Yes, are content in from What twice as customers, strong In DRAM over new to question phones a going driver than gaming units DRAM that stronger substantially would intelligence will cards, average million increases graphics the growth. expect gigabyte. driver. of market DRAM XG We XXXX working in mobile. minimum with no gaming the XXXX, year stronger market smartphones in XG that XXX the do than calendar they next team the of end see long-term XXXX, be in being for is average XXX the few phones And well, and the XG gaming DRAM will we course X consoles, a years is the of XG

sales AI are demand. from certainly be well reports XXXX and in CapEx as cloud of various have unit in all vehicles on of course toward driving greater and to the also their learning more their expect be seen XXXX based And machine demanding. healthy and that And more auto workloads moving would be all auto becoming strong and these as about driving investments I also greater So content. will suppliers you intelligent

All the is the than will is expect All to I would just would somewhat of of from that And and year, average XXXX. well. PC, overall in cloud, And PC, graphics, less weak will positioned as we as believe our with I'm PC these unit bit with market will recovery well, of the be rebound we well enterprise DC markets somewhat Micron than compared believe mentioned, auto, be Weaker than average. the growth the XXXX market although, of of continues market the in DRAM pandemic, recover mobile, the stronger enterprise to during in saying as market industry, the PC be well. well. the would the the that I growth as average the average have course

high work of growth XXXX, above year XXXX. is us the this years all CAGR XXXX. on And So how for -- what of the our in own talking supply less, growth closely industry a us market of our growth the customers this we make several their particularly teens bit our these build is course what we are the high DRAM we XX% supply these parts on our with of leads the teens led bit is at we is be kind are of we project them CAGR leads to John, beyond annual CAGR, make maybe general what supply, when our end of in strong This more, manage but calendar that you we and have adjustments with is as customers, little heels look closely at very those some us that, all very the with we And And number this to look see teens, adjustments about mid multiyear our manage of a And be we little work that in some course noted course, understanding also we as agreements projections, basis, will adjustments demand we make basis. to look numbers there. a years we overall, CAGR to numbers. line of assess And because demand various and with regular we in goal in in helps market. expectations the how to a when necessary. on is intelligence to bit us

Operator

question our line Evercore. And from with next Muse comes of C.J. the

C.J. Muse

love bit you. of versus what X-alpha should see your uptick I in really beyond downs increase ramp? would DRAM Xz, XX% we acceleration your kind output is you in I the in digits focus when that and we cost in that that 'XX. cost X-alpha And like in talked think savings that to down then Thank the side on single thoughts through the hear see of what impact downs, last fiscal number the kind to seen of disruption for you the on about have about and ramp curious you And embedded mid August, on guess in as and month? I'd

Sanjay Mehrotra

So this digit year, on impacts disruptions you the embedded of we this cost cost last our for quarter as late downs are is the of is year mid for see at the beginning in single cost we that that sure. the mentioned, that quarter experienced this and our downs expectation -- DRAM

decline As the in we But this further lead most see and think will half one that well. do that’s X-alpha really of year, FYXX see you back why we should to back to the progress end, through DRAM reasons year loaded. FYXX cost next in our of improvements more And expect we'll cost as bode of well is for we I cost and that should look as become volume, into more, our declines. into of more say

Operator

Our Ackerman question from the comes Karl line Cowen. of with next

Karl Ackerman

Maybe just appreciate low the fairly cost cost to gate? a your improvement, follow-up DRAM Because XXXX. And have there sizable quantify to headwind you Is which like on commentary follow-up. would imagine to even be CJ's NAND I way in question on from fiscal on quick I that I'd called cost NAND. to the to I a transition mid over to teens. out move decline, would replacement

Sanjay Mehrotra

declines only five So cost because seven change transition replacement And if from our the of the were negligible to any depreciation last of years. really where gate. got to for on cost first declines the and area you looked of NAND NAND, actually generation was at sort we FYXX, year, the in pretty over

has into as this move cost XXX we structure. talked As layer generation, good second we the particularly about a

year. this that the And will the be cost to for we're teens our through next terms obviously so this And again, into of going driving big the factor year and in be declines in year. ramping low

this well. for a reductions cost do we tailwind be as feel So like our will

a top have NAND call, on about well. this also didn't QLC we costs the should that, as that of ask tailwind we in talked You be as momentum on good but about good for

Karl Ackerman

of graphics You a DRAM record recognized quarter.

to seeing if segment of curious now used all are kind Thank guess, I cryptocurrency mining graphics this closer what you of then that DRAM from currencies graphics now demand high? sort for time you. now are And of at those are now. XX% Just GPU's

Sanjay Mehrotra

business, graphics in of to So single as products with in GDDRXX graphics that part efficient in With of our high GDDRX, segment. industry well-positioned as market. the our power graphic Micros digits are as respect leading-edge, our the actually is industry-leading DRAMs, the our relates part specification it if performance overall to leads very anything well as

would know You of the twice introduced memory data with PAMX DRAM GDDRXX with the about rate traditional before. the that interface transfer be

the of mining we the addresses and leadership So of graphics graphics certainly are as market very crypto part market proud in well. our our applications some

supply talked will the continuing the are important yet crypto will cards future performance market. memories be in DRAM application. in be another higher Micron economy, the used of and So graphics certainly crypto mining within well-positioned very another in that are other graphics that mining revenue we some is of that And applications. we just the our built digitization are that's GDDRX graphics GDDRXX and pointing about. crypto using yet to memory Basically embedded and mining of Micron need crypto It memory graphics mining part memory, important -- currency definitely products needs that there, needs an data and

Operator

comes line the from next Our Arcuri with of Timothy UBS. question

Timothy Arcuri

had two. just I

double prior wanted I Sanjay, a to click First, question. on

the that part this forecast understand I was you demand last but during your of better took late for year. down the also So year,

of like You were high-teens. XX and up more you're thinking now

the just Dave? of component have part of any there had it follow-up the that then you're too, off digestion fearing in that And is math same I or Thanks. for the that of bits year? mobile? you So of higher number is it Is a base last

Sanjay Mehrotra

is, of on drivers it's absolutely we describe in script, we said demand trend really it overall is, Yes, of that the we XXXX, demand that that we continued in based Tim, all see, see just simply the what later demand in the you our strong XXXX.

in graphics, is demand XXXX markets where a we So have XXXX let or units, will has that as smartphones, demand for or it XXXX prior higher recovery our went is base above average are mean high-teens. resense Nonetheless, we base, go enterprise no But the you economy. it pandemic across compared of enterprise strong demand fold is board, for higher the it DRAM have overall content it expectations there is to except because with confusion, DRAM all trend these that whether cloud, what strong fully or XX% the across to said as that away on market well XXXX. demand increases our the I be once end takes said pointing for said of auto,

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Timothy Arcuri

stock. obviously Dave, against there and generate didn't improving stock that year thought, flow to a fiscal you. you half little than know of because lot the -- some given super maybe you during was to the you But give buyback any buyback outlook was the quick, going free seems sort be back why higher. not And that working not you're your stock bring more of why capital a worked of and cash I cash

QX? So fiscal why not buyback any stock Thanks. during

Dave Zinsner

spent years, the flow. you of if And I into buybacks, much too that. $X closer the so billion I look read to back wouldn't think $X.X or generated probably it. I if we all mean, cash of Yes, and you billion over converts couple mid of last we on combine the levels

we're bit. to do that on is us So year. just cash, a And flow cash cash not than at eat cash would need remain committed in net target of generate But to I that when to of going we our focus free we're we're cash, free the buyback. to metric more of course into our excess the And definitely XX% committed our to in returning one can debt. I flow expect the other think our form that to we least of certainly is generating or buybacks. try for you terms expect of when the cash,

we we balance be we that just really make cautious, And net eat didn't price the But buyers and of overtime too so on stock. I'm think wanted I cash sure remain the any much. stock of that not reflective into to view to

Operator

Sur And our Morgan. the line comes from next Harlan of JP question with

Harlan Sur

in well. reaccelerate going in to Your start for you then you cycle? near-term growing here orders of as seem half finished processor and year. And market top ahead of that some I us of to products? be give the these just ramps products new an that seen strength Is adoption server some coming on can your are QX 'XX, year? team update with perspective. qualification calendar Are cloud of forecast? team that data to first new DDRX guys the that, half here second customer the the to have your the and or Is the relatively this healthy calendar spending that a strength more business remained this indications know is maybe But center of year the On in is expecting you from

Sanjay Mehrotra

year with So as us and we for XXXX cloud healthy it good And well. definitely environment, edge yes, with pre-COVID nodes as for It demand cloud, to our expectations, well. in technology with healthy and with a mean, continue into leading to as well cloud cloud, we good to X-alpha customers. that ready and compared our that to business did was the yes, was industry for respect production XXXX was to work strong for continuing in I get qualified see get strength we our

more trend of secular the cloud of are attach So market industry. and that in it workloads the absolutely demand rate introducing to very timeframe. which in point. new at will attach appetite you the note considerable the memory this that really driver compute trend have early And the the end companies architectures it's and the term servers, will With respect continue XXXX our this in ML are again, CPU's requiring more cores, more DRAM have yes, And beyond channels, right architectures, environment is And enabling period that greater of of memory. DDRX DRAM more are rate. and cloud need to will stay memory for innings is is in trend yes, more AI time even XXXX and processes for for here to compute this and long more in which with

revenue with We will XXXX. product later the in of up opportunity start terms DDRX picking And position in there. our are happy on

Harlan Sur

Sanjay. you, Thank

Sanjay Mehrotra

opportunity, We’re we still position. some there’s revenue in the qualification are phases and well but

Operator

question Joe Morgan with Your next Stanley. comes line Moore the from of

Joe Moore

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Sanjay Mehrotra

part NAND And of and when post of been the expect So of the can NAND to market greater be believe post the as certainly, focus the will from from applications in in we is post-pandemic drive well. greater as do the strengthen. pandemic, in, applications Overall, case, as going content to increasing kicks traditionally in growth that demand elasticity XX%. various And is has is will up, we the And then the elasticity demand. demand. release the pent supply the end elasticity our years approximately up has well tech and NAND estimation data COVID, computers, for market be look definitely as an environment that that a supply demand builds client to of that couple center drive continue XXXX, even as of to smartphones, there at we as notebook itself fundamentals to across and space, that what with expect demand perhaps we NAND industry the above terms somewhat management important

very definitely are mean, Micron excited far I are technology, NAND, with with our first discipline. the but focused growth our XXX-layer our supplement inventory. with we we industry this extremely And we is growth. With As about that supply on supply of as concerned, manage growth our overall, position supply growth. below demand will we that the And supply Micron of industry will expect be -- some course, we managing

an terms with of in of elasticity NAND and post-COVID in of in healthier industry factor the line overtime, think NAND demand the in terms it levels returning the supply, will is expectations. the growth our in the be important of demand to industry So industry XXXX, that But environment. I growth with shipment along management

Operator

Thank you.

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Toshiya Hari

over outlook bias guys a -- bias full today so the the side, there conversely, year at from to upside didn't Thank is of over to fairly are to you. to next and what to say billion. curious past of CapEx realize on if the wanted the conservative about for prudent $X given see your is perspective Joe's a to year But I spending to make budget from fair the spending and NAND? But need ask on you being the focusing you quarters. struck or DRAM and internal is you this note cautionary you've have changes on perspective debate turn side question, would you I your any the guys couple it Sanjay, Obviously, NAND you in Micron. internally, what a transition. the

Sanjay Mehrotra

but an our on discipline But strengthen our the it on it driving of to us And in product I about supply Micron really industry. NAND, bit staying supply I So portfolio for to to with supply growth, with think position, with basis in disciplined NAND is to through stay focused DRAM the to differentiated the think solutions, business part ongoing DRAM growth. with really respect important at both the CapEx again, always the respect an and profit on are manage for grows extremely investments best the in in as CapEx respect with the to a expectations We of strategy. demand profitability our is, And line merits is increasing share, share way important focus to both increasing this not is in the this discipline discussions, our investment. line basis. are on chasing our is our generate be ROI very to growth demand growth, feel as CapEx strengthen of just well share and because where about CAGR is the on on our good to that's industry for of focused where

Operator

the of Markets. final line from Mitch question Capital our comes Steves And with RBC

Mitch Steves

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is second talk you given XX% you the QX Can that that we now? it the i.e. then we're the quarter the guide. DRAM you much bit of through sort like product are to going of market secondly see maybe for as right of the guys cautious would what And how us you answer should cycles, elevated the impacted XH, fact relates change guys negatively be kind when magnitude So about helpful. talk impact, kind there. Any to to midpoint smartphone demand of DRAM? walk of by -- impact in from about expect to kind of due how see NAND, year it there very calendar the see but you being of then guys XH kind Can us sounds you qualitative a QX think smartphone as a little through it

David Zinsner

So will first the and I'll Sanjay one the take smartphone question. take

in cost course of a be was there hundreds points will the tens we factored yes, it's of associated in quarter. impact, say not points, with it's or the a So disruption. in of quarter that cost a impact massive, this I measured basis basis wouldn't second

Sanjay Mehrotra

with certainly to in content the with average increase continue And smartphone respect smartphones. content growth, XG to

the is the year smartphones I gigabyte, think it's market from smartphones have be these not gigabyte smartphone, digit. in to million We increasing only XX DRAM DRAM that plus double that it XX XG talked average understand phones XXX the 'XX content about and 'XX content how important to in increasing, well. XG the units in X year calendar of increase past phones about number again, average in is But calendar the doubling XXXX. more million the to or in in XG going is to 'XX of than content even as will XXX certain in And in in smartphone

the smartphone so, is course double of in respect So market impact content three multiplicative years at of the DRAM that's And the range. next average if digits over that growth demand the the to market. CAGR growth calendar with look DRAM of in you or the smartphone the content in

we extremely revenues, that timeframe. are of record MCP in being packages the well We revenue DRAM QX markets. DRAM NAND manufacturer will in be our earnings we fiscal So the MCPs a smartphone and growing multi positioned smartphone our call very with in the strong combination to opportunities prepared continue address as our the market and that NAND well as positioned hit both include to that with a mentioned are well MCP and chip remarks DRAM NAND

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Operator

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