-- December quarter sales are expected to be up approximately 16% to 20% sequentially. This is a revision from previous sales guidance of up approximately 6% to 10% sequentially. The increased sales guidance is primarily due to broad-based strength across all our end market categories and geographies. -- Gross margin is expected to be approximately 64%, up from prior guidance of approximately 62% to 63%.
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