Linear (LLTC) expects FQ4 revenue to grow 2%-6% Q/Q; the midpoint of that range is below a consensus for 5% growth. Book-to-bill was above 1, and bookings rose Q/Q for all of the chipmaker's top markets.
Gross margin rose 90 bps Y/Y in FQ3 to 75.7%, and opex rose 6% to $102.8M (less than rev. growth of 10.6%). $10.9M was spent on buybacks.