$ILMN expects gross margin to be slightly lower in 2Q17 compared to 1Q17. The operating expense growth also is expected to the drive EPS. The company said that it is seeing new customers emerging in China and it remains bullish on the Chinese market opportunities.
$TXN said the demand was relatively broad based during 1Q17 from a product and end market perspective. By geography, on a year-over-year basis, revenue was up in Asia, Europe and the US, and was flat in Japan, added the company.
$T said it will continue to invest in fiber deployment as much as, if not, more than anybody's investing right now. The company now markets fiber to 4.6MM locations across 52 metro areas. The company expects to add 2MM fiber locations in 2017 to reach 6MM by the end of the year.