Ambarella: New IP Camera Wins, Chip Supply Issues, And Shift To Automotive

By Isabella Cheng and Louis Cid, Published Mar 02, 2022, 12:03pm EST (Info+)

Ambarella warned of "severe" chip supply issues in its recent investor call, while speaking optimistically about new surveillance product partnerships and its growing automotive business.

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In this report, IPVM examines Ambarella's Q4 FY2022 (C2021) investor call, including comments on:

  • New products using Ambarella SoC
  • 2021 full year and Q4 2021 financials
  • Future growth
  • "Severe" 14nm supply issues
  • Comments on potential video surveillance impact
  • Q1 2021 outlook
  • Stock performance

Executive *******

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New ************ ** ****** ************ - ********, *******, ********* *-***

********* ********* * ****** ** *** cameras ******** ** ** **** **** use *** *******'* ****, ********* ************ security ******* **** ******** *********, *******, and ********* *-***.

********'* ******* ********* ****:

******** ******** ********* ***** ********* ** this ******* **** ************* ********* **** the ************ ** *** *** ****** based ** *** **** ***. *** L6Q *** ********** **** ******* ****** at ** ** ** ***** *** hour *** ** ** ** **** away. ** *** ** ******* ** battery, ***** *****, ** **/ ** power *** *** ******* ** ******** darkness.

******* *** ********* *-***'* *** ******** also *** ********* ****:

******* ********** *** **** *** *** CD52 **** ******* ***** ** *** CV25 ***. ********* *-*** ******* ******** introduced *** *-*** ****, * ********* network ****** ***** ** *** **** SoC.

New **** ******** ****** ************ - *******, ********

*** ******* **** ******** *** ****** partnerships **** ******* *** ********:

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2021 **** **** ******* ** **%, ** **** ******* ** **%

**** **** **** ******* **** **% to $***.* ******* ***, **** ******** camera ******* ********** *** **%, ********** revenue **%, *** "*****" (*.*. ******** goods, **** ** ****** *******, **/**, consumer ******) ** **%. ** ** least *** **** *** *****, *********'* security ****** ******* *** ********* *** ~60-65% ** ***** *******.

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Revenue **** ***** ******* **********

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******** ********* **** **** *** "******* mix ****** ***** ** **** [**********] direction" **** *** **** *** *****, it *** *** ************ *** **** the ******* *** **** **** ****.

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Warns ** "******" **** ****** ******

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********* **** **** ******* *** *** explain *** ****** ******:

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*** **** ****** **** *** **** an ***** *** "**** **** ** months ***," ********* ****, ** *******'* Texas ******* *** ******** ********* ****** ******* ** ****.

******** ********* ****** *** **** ******** "severe," *** ******* ** ********* *** looking *** * ****** ****** ** produce *** *****, *** ** **** concerns:

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Ambarella ********: ****** ****** ** ***** ************

********* ********* ** **** **** **** surveillance ********* ***** **** ********** *** SoCs *** ** ******** ** *** Samsung ****** *****, *** ***** **** this ******** *** **** ********* ** accelerate ********* ***** **** **** ***** designs:

********* **** *** **** ******* ********** in **** ** *** ************ ****** SoCs, ** **** ** ***** ************ customers ***** ** ******** ** ****** issues. *** ** ** ******** ** the ****, *** ***** ****** ** fiscal ** ** ******** ** ** less **** $** ***** *** **** amount **** ******** **** **** **** are ***** ******** **** ***** *******. Our ****** **** *** ********** ** 10nm ******* ********** *** *** *** affected. ** **** ***** ********* *** now ****** ** ********** *** ****** introductions ***** *** *** ****** **** to ******* ******** ****** ******* **** used *** ***** **** ****.

Q1 **** ******* ********* *** ** ****** ***********

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******, **** ** *** ********* **** experienced *********** ************* **** ***** ********* suppliers. ** * ******, **** ********* may ****** ** ***** *** *********. Other ********* *** ***** ********* ** our **** ** **** ***** * complete ***.

********* **** **** ** *** **** visibility **** ********* ****** ***** ***** customers **:

** ***** **** *** ****** **********, we **** *** *** * ****** visibility **** ****.

*** ******* **** ********* **** ***** overall **** *********:

*** **** *** ********* ** ** up, *** **** **** ** *** wafer ****, *********, *******, **** ********, all *** **** ** ***** **.

Ambarella ***** **** **+%

** ******** ** *********'* **** **** and ** **** ******** *** ******** outlook *** *** ***** ** **** and ****** ******, *********'* ***** *** down ~**% ***-*** ** ***** *, 2022, *** ***** **** *** ** trading ***** *** *******'* ******** ****.

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Revenue **** ***** ******* **********

** ** *********** & ****** ******* | *********** **** ** ******, **** ********* ADAS ** ** * ******** *** Ambarella. ********* *** ****** *** *********** for ***** ************ ****** ******* -********* ********* ************ **-***** ***** ****** Processing | *********

**** **** ***** ** ***** ** examine.

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******, ** ****** ****. **'** ** a ****.

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** *** ******** ****,********** ** ******* **** *********.

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