21 juillet 2013 ~ 0 Commentaire

Linear Technology Earnings Are on Deck

Linear Technology Earnings Are on Deck LLTC_EPChart1_2013Q4

Revenue details Last quarter, Linear Technology reported revenue of $314.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $312.4 million. Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates. EPS details Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.48. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q3 were 9.5% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $0.42 per share.
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Technology, Time and Being


technology firms more than doubled in the second quarter compared to the first, a private outplacement firm said Tuesday. The employment firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said 20,491 job cuts were announced by technology companies April through June, 144 percent more than the 8,392 announced January through March. The second quarter total is still lower than the same months of 2012, when U.S. technology firms announced 39,164 job cuts. The increased layoffs at computer company set the pace, climbing 365 percent from the first quarter’s 3,526 announced layoffs to the second quarter’s 16,404 announced job cuts. Layoffs announced by electronics firms rose 68 percent to 2,344, Challenger, Gray & Christmas said. Chief Executive Officer John Challenger said the layoffs appear to be prompted more by changes in technology and consumer demand than by an economic slowdown. « The uptick in tech job cuts we saw in the first half of the year appeared to be due primarily to shifting trends in the computer and information technology industries, which are making it necessary for companies to alter business strategies, streamline operations and restructure their organizations, » Challenger said.
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Technology firms downsizing to keep up with trends


Of course, the intelligent use of time does not, in itself, awaken the timeless, and with it wholeness, peace and understanding. After all, many monks have wasted their lives following rituals and pursuing methods of meditation. For timelessness to come into being in ones being, one has to take the time to learn how to observe and question within oneself, and do the spadework of self-knowing on a daily basis. Hopefully, the childish fascination and fetish with high-tech toys is just a phase of human development. With a new relationship to machines, the development of the human being could be served, rather than diminished by them. There can be a harmonious integration with our machines, which certainly doesnt mean becoming cyborgs or unduly dependent on them. Such integration would allow time for the truly important things, like being in nature, spending time with ones children, family, and friends, inquiring with others, and solitarily exploring the infinite universe within.
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