Analog Devices, Inc.
ANALOG DEVICES INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 02/19/2013 16:12:36)


 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549  
 
Form 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
þ
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended February 2, 2013
OR
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from              to             
Commission File No. 1-7819
 
Analog Devices, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  
 
Massachusetts
 
04-2348234
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
One Technology Way, Norwood, MA
 
02062-9106
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(781) 329-4700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    YES   þ     NO   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    YES   þ     NO   ¨
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Non-accelerated filer
 
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Smaller reporting company
 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    YES  ¨     NO   þ
As of February 2, 2013 there were 305,984,586 shares of common stock of the registrant, $0.16 2/3 par value per share, outstanding.
 




PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.
Financial Statements

ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(thousands, except per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
Revenue
$
622,134

 
$
648,058

Cost of sales (1)
231,850

 
238,668

Gross margin
390,284

 
409,390

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Research and development (1)
125,164

 
124,378

Selling, marketing, general and administrative (1)
97,560

 
99,045

Special charge
14,071

 
2,595

 
236,795

 
226,018

Operating income
153,489

 
183,372

Nonoperating (income) expense:
 
 
 
Interest expense
6,414

 
6,682

Interest income
(3,233
)
 
(3,348
)
Other, net
199

 
(48
)
 
3,380

 
3,286

Income before income taxes
150,109

 
180,086

Provision for income taxes
18,887

 
40,704

Net income
$
131,222

 
$
139,382

Shares used to compute earnings per share – basic
303,484

 
297,788

Shares used to compute earnings per share – diluted
310,275

 
305,531

Basic earnings per share
$
0.43

 
$
0.47

Diluted earnings per share
$
0.42

 
$
0.46

Dividends declared and paid per share
$
0.30

 
$
0.25

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:
 
 
 
Cost of sales
$
1,667

 
$
1,807

Research and development
$
5,600

 
$
5,885

Selling, marketing, general and administrative
$
5,794

 
$
5,640

See accompanying notes.

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ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(thousands)

 
Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
Net income
$
131,222

 
$
139,382

Foreign currency translation adjustments
350

 
(2,252
)
Change in unrealized holding gains (net of taxes of $46 and $206, respectively) on securities classified as short-term investments
314

 
1,147

Change in unrealized holding gains (net of taxes of $0 and $98, respectively) on securities classified as other investments

 
182

Change in unrealized gains (losses) (net of taxes of $528 and $829, respectively) on derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges
3,538

 
(5,741
)
Changes in pension plans including prior service cost, transition obligation, net actuarial loss and foreign currency translation adjustments
(3,503
)
 
1,415

Other comprehensive gain (loss)
699

 
(5,249
)
Comprehensive income
$
131,921

 
$
134,133


See accompanying notes.



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ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(thousands, except share amounts)

 
February 2, 2013
 
November 3, 2012
Assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
795,797

 
$
528,833

Short-term investments
3,191,182

 
3,371,545

Accounts receivable, net
329,578

 
339,881

Inventory (1):
 
 
 
Raw materials
26,793

 
28,111

Work in process
184,593

 
185,773

Finished goods
95,877

 
99,839

 
307,263

 
313,723

Deferred tax assets
84,019

 
90,335

Prepaid income tax
49,908

 
8,624

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
56,188

 
43,244

Total current assets
4,813,935

 
4,696,185

Property, plant and equipment, at cost:
 
 
 
Land and buildings
452,110

 
447,818

Machinery and equipment
1,693,388

 
1,681,661

Office equipment
50,010

 
50,042

Leasehold improvements
48,723

 
48,630

 
2,244,231

 
2,228,151

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
1,752,800

 
1,727,284

Net property, plant and equipment
491,431

 
500,867

Deferred compensation plan investments
28,904

 
28,426

Other investments
3,816

 
1,816

Goodwill
284,367

 
283,833

Intangible assets, net
28,717

 
28,772

Deferred tax assets
27,556

 
43,531

Other assets
38,082

 
36,917

Total other assets
411,442

 
423,295

 
$
5,716,808

 
$
5,620,347

 
(1)
Includes $2,381 and $2,517 related to stock-based compensation at February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 , respectively.
See accompanying notes.


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ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(thousands, except share amounts)
(continued)
 
February 2, 2013
 
November 3, 2012
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
113,879

 
$
117,034

Deferred income on shipments to distributors, net
243,396

 
238,541

Income taxes payable
28,199

 
6,097

Current portion of long-term debt

 
14,500

Accrued liabilities
123,061

 
148,907

Total current liabilities
508,535

 
525,079

Long-term debt
759,672

 
807,098

Deferred income taxes
1,129

 
1,130

Deferred compensation plan liability
28,904

 
28,426

Other non-current liabilities
94,771

 
93,255

Total non-current liabilities
884,476

 
929,909

Commitments and contingencies
 
 
 
Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, 471,934 shares authorized, none outstanding

 

Common stock, $0.16 2/3 par value, 1,200,000,000 shares authorized, 305,984,586 shares issued and outstanding (301,389,176 on November 3, 2012)
50,998

 
50,233

Capital in excess of par value
507,082

 
390,651

Retained earnings
3,829,412

 
3,788,869

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(63,695
)
 
(64,394
)
Total shareholders’ equity
4,323,797

 
4,165,359

 
$
5,716,808

 
$
5,620,347


See accompanying notes.
 



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ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(thousands)
   
Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
131,222

 
$
139,382

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operations:
 
 
 
Depreciation
27,755

 
28,243

Amortization of intangibles
55

 

Stock-based compensation expense
13,061

 
13,332

Excess tax benefit-stock options
(5,975
)
 
(1,896
)
Deferred income taxes
(9,635
)
 
3,623

Other non-cash activity
(1,362
)
 
591

Changes in operating assets and liabilities
2,848

 
31,545

Total adjustments
26,747

 
75,438

Net cash provided by operating activities
157,969

 
214,820

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Purchases of short-term available-for-sale investments
(1,653,593
)
 
(2,192,874
)
Maturities of short-term available-for-sale investments
1,551,147

 
1,659,792

Sales of short-term available-for-sale investments
283,164

 
151,841

Additions to property, plant and equipment
(18,269
)
 
(25,289
)
(Increase) decrease in other assets
(2,048
)
 
327

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities
160,401

 
(406,203
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Term loan repayments
(60,108
)
 
(15,625
)
Dividend payments to shareholders
(90,679
)
 
(74,416
)
Repurchase of common stock
(17,001
)
 
(78,591
)
Proceeds from employee stock plans
113,770

 
48,858

Contingent consideration payment
(3,752
)
 
(1,991
)
(Decrease) increase in other financing activities
(1,027
)
 
5,166

Excess tax benefit-stock options
5,975

 
1,896

Net cash used for financing activities
(52,822
)
 
(114,703
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
1,416

 
(1,572
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
266,964

 
(307,658
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
528,833

 
1,405,100

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
795,797

 
$
1,097,442

See accompanying notes.

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ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED FEBRUARY 2, 2013
(all tabular amounts in thousands except per share amounts and percentages)

Note 1 – Basis of Presentation
In the opinion of management, the information furnished in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements reflects all normal recurring adjustments that are necessary to fairly state the results for these interim periods and should be read in conjunction with Analog Devices, Inc.’s (the Company) Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 3, 2012 and related notes. The results of operations for the interim periods shown in this report are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending November 2, 2013 or any future period.
Certain amounts reported in previous years have been reclassified to conform to the fiscal 2013 presentation. Such reclassified amounts are immaterial. The Company has a 52-53 week fiscal year that ends on the Saturday closest to the last day in October. Fiscal 2013 is a 52 -week fiscal year and fiscal 2012 was a 53 -week fiscal year. The additional week in fiscal 2012 was included in the first quarter ended February 4, 2012 . Therefore, the first three months of fiscal 2012 included an additional week of operations as compared to the first three months of fiscal 2013.

Note 2 – Revenue Recognition
Revenue from product sales to customers is generally recognized when title passes, which for shipments to certain foreign countries is subsequent to product shipment. Title for these shipments ordinarily passes within a week of shipment. A reserve for sales returns and allowances for customers is recorded based on historical experience or specific identification of an event necessitating a reserve.
In all regions of the world, the Company defers revenue and the related cost of sales on shipments to distributors until the distributors resell the products to their customers. As a result, the Company’s revenue fully reflects end customer purchases and is not impacted by distributor inventory levels. Sales to distributors are made under agreements that allow distributors to receive price-adjustment credits, as discussed below, and to return qualifying products for credit, as determined by the Company, in order to reduce the amounts of slow-moving, discontinued or obsolete product from their inventory. These agreements limit such returns to a certain percentage of the value of the Company’s shipments to that distributor during the prior quarter. In addition, distributors are allowed to return unsold products if the Company terminates the relationship with the distributor.
Distributors are granted price-adjustment credits for sales to their customers when the distributor’s standard cost (i.e., the Company’s sales price to the distributor) does not provide the distributor with an appropriate margin on its sales to its customers. As distributors negotiate selling prices with their customers, the final sales price agreed upon with the customer will be influenced by many factors, including the particular product being sold, the quantity ordered, the particular customer, the geographic location of the distributor and the competitive landscape. As a result, the distributor may request and receive a price-adjustment credit from the Company to allow the distributor to earn an appropriate margin on the transaction.
Distributors are also granted price-adjustment credits in the event of a price decrease subsequent to the date the product was shipped and billed to the distributor. Generally, the Company will provide a credit equal to the difference between the price paid by the distributor (less any prior credits on such products) and the new price for the product multiplied by the quantity of the specific product in the distributor’s inventory at the time of the price decrease.
Given the uncertainties associated with the levels of price-adjustment credits to be granted to distributors, the sales price to the distributor is not fixed or determinable until the distributor resells the products to their customers. Therefore, the Company defers revenue recognition from sales to distributors until the distributors have sold the products to their customers.
Title to the inventory transfers to the distributor at the time of shipment or delivery to the distributor, and payment from the distributor is due in accordance with the Company’s standard payment terms. These payment terms are not contingent upon the distributors’ sale of the products to their customers. Upon title transfer to distributors, inventory is reduced for the cost of goods shipped, the margin (sales less cost of sales) is recorded as “deferred income on shipments to distributors, net” and an account receivable is recorded.

The deferred costs of sales to distributors have historically had very little risk of impairment due to the margins the Company earns on sales of its products and the relatively long life-cycle of the Company’s products. Product returns from distributors that are ultimately scrapped have historically been immaterial. In addition, price protection and price-adjustment credits granted to distributors historically have not exceeded the margins the Company earns on sales of its products. The

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Company continuously monitors the level and nature of product returns and is in frequent contact with the distributors to ensure reserves are established for all known material issues.
As of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 , the Company had gross deferred revenue of  $302.4 million and $299.0 million , respectively, and gross deferred cost of sales of $59.0 million and $60.5 million , respectively. Deferred income on shipments to distributors increased in the first three months of fiscal 2013 primarily as a result of a mix shift in favor of higher margin products sold through the channel.
Shipping costs are charged to cost of sales as incurred.
The Company generally offers a 12 -month warranty for its products. The Company’s warranty policy provides for replacement of defective products. Specific accruals are recorded for known product warranty issues. Product warranty expenses during the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 were not material .

Note 3 – Stock-Based Compensation

Stock-based compensation is measured at the grant date based on the grant-date fair value of the awards ultimately expected to vest, and is recognized as an expense on a straight-line basis over the vesting period, which is generally five years for stock options and three years for restricted stock units. Determining the amount of stock-based compensation to be recorded requires the Company to develop estimates used in calculating the grant-date fair value of stock options.

Grant-Date Fair Value – The Company uses the Black-Scholes valuation model to calculate the grant-date fair value of stock option awards. The use of valuation models requires the Company to make estimates and assumptions such as expected volatility, expected term, risk-free interest rate, expected dividend yield and forfeiture rates. The grant-date fair value of restricted stock units represents the value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, reduced by the present value of dividends expected to be paid on the Company’s common stock prior to vesting.
Information pertaining to the Company’s stock option awards and the related estimated weighted-average assumptions to calculate the fair value of stock options granted during the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 are as follows:
   
Three Months Ended
Stock Options
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
Options granted (in thousands)
20

 
49

Weighted-average exercise price

$39.98

 

$36.99

Weighted-average grant-date fair value

$5.87

 

$8.46

Assumptions:
 
 
 
Weighted-average expected volatility
24.1
%
 
33.3
%
Weighted-average expected term (in years)
5.3

 
5.3

Weighted-average risk-free interest rate
0.7
%
 
0.8
%
Weighted-average expected dividend yield
3.0
%
 
2.7
%
Expected volatility  — The Company is responsible for estimating volatility and has considered a number of factors, including third-party estimates. The Company currently believes that the exclusive use of implied volatility results in the best estimate of the grant-date fair value of employee stock options because it reflects the market’s current expectations of future volatility. In evaluating the appropriateness of exclusively relying on implied volatility, the Company concluded that: (1) options in the Company’s common stock are actively traded with sufficient volume on several exchanges; (2) the market prices of both the traded options and the underlying shares are measured at a similar point in time to each other and on a date close to the grant date of the employee share options; (3) the traded options have exercise prices that are both near-the-money and close to the exercise price of the employee share options; and (4) the remaining maturities of the traded options used to estimate volatility are at least one year.

Expected term  — The Company uses historical employee exercise and option expiration data to estimate the expected term assumption for the Black-Scholes grant-date valuation. The Company believes that this historical data is currently the best estimate of the expected term of a new option, and that generally its employees exhibit similar exercise behavior.
Risk-free interest rate  — The yield on zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities for a period that is commensurate with the expected term assumption is used as the risk-free interest rate.

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Expected dividend yield  — Expected dividend yield is calculated by annualizing the cash dividend declared by the Company’s Board of Directors for the current quarter and dividing that result by the closing stock price on the date of grant. Until such time as the Company’s Board of Directors declares a cash dividend for an amount that is different from the current quarter’s cash dividend, the current dividend will be used in deriving this assumption. Cash dividends are not paid on options, restricted stock or restricted stock units.
Stock-Based Compensation Expense
The amount of stock-based compensation expense recognized during a period is based on the value of the awards that are ultimately expected to vest. Forfeitures are estimated at the time of grant and revised, if necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates. The term “forfeitures” is distinct from “cancellations” or “expirations” and represents only the unvested portion of the surrendered stock-based award. Based on an analysis of its historical forfeitures, the Company has applied an annual forfeiture rate of 4.4% to all unvested stock-based awards as of February 2, 2013 . The rate of 4.4% represents the portion that is expected to be forfeited each year over the vesting period. This analysis will be re-evaluated quarterly and the forfeiture rate will be adjusted as necessary. Ultimately, the actual expense recognized over the vesting period will only be for those options that vest.
Additional paid-in-capital (APIC) Pool
The APIC pool represents the excess tax benefits related to share-based compensation that are available to absorb future tax deficiencies. If the amount of future tax deficiencies is greater than the available APIC pool, the Company records the excess as income tax expense in its condensed consolidated statements of income. During the three-month period ended February 2, 2013 , the Company had a sufficient APIC pool to cover any tax deficiencies recorded and as a result, these deficiencies did not affect its results of operations. During the three-month period ended February 4, 2012 , the Company recognized $1.8 million of income tax expense resulting from tax shortfalls related to share-based compensation in its condensed consolidated statements of income.
Stock-Based Compensation Activity
A summary of the activity under the Company’s stock option plans as of February 2, 2013 and changes during the three-month period then ended is presented below:
Activity during the Three Months Ended February 2, 2013
Options
Outstanding
(in thousands)
 
Weighted-
Average Exercise
Price Per Share
 
Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term in Years
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
Options outstanding November 3, 2012
26,453

 

$31.73

 
 
 
 
Options granted
20

 

$39.98

 
 
 
 
Options exercised
(3,937
)
 

$28.90

 
 
 
 
Options forfeited
(102
)
 

$31.32

 
 
 
 
Options expired
(4
)
 

$32.88

 
 
 
 
Options outstanding at February 2, 2013
22,430

 

$32.24

 
4.6
 

$279,994

Options exercisable at February 2, 2013
17,198

 

$31.63

 
3.6
 

$225,390

Options vested or expected to vest at February 2, 2013 (1)
22,050

 

$32.16

 
4.6
 

$276,865

 
(1)
In addition to the vested options, the Company expects a portion of the unvested options to vest at some point in the future. Options expected to vest is calculated by applying an estimated forfeiture rate to the unvested options.

During the three months ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 , the total intrinsic value of options exercised (i.e. the difference between the market price at exercise and the price paid by the employee to exercise the options) was $52.0 million and $24.9 million , respectively, and the total amount of proceeds received by the Company from exercise of these options was $113.8 million and $48.9 million , respectively. The proceeds received include the value of shares surrendered by employees in certain limited circumstances to satisfy the exercise price of options and employee tax obligations upon vesting of restricted stock units and in connection with the exercise of stock options granted to the Company’s employees under the Company’s equity compensation plans. The withholding amount is based on the Company’s minimum statutory withholding requirement.
A summary of the Company’s restricted stock unit award activity as of February 2, 2013 and changes during the three-month period then ended is presented below:  

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Activity during the Three Months Ended February 2, 2013
Restricted
Stock Units
Outstanding
(in thousands)
 
Weighted-
Average Grant-
Date Fair Value
Per Share
Restricted stock units outstanding at November 3, 2012
3,060

 

$33.01

Units granted
13

 

$36.92

Restrictions lapsed
(1,050
)
 

$28.86

Forfeited
(28
)
 

$33.76

Restricted stock units outstanding at February 2, 2013
1,995

 

$35.22

 
As of February 2, 2013 , there was $76.1 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested share-based awards comprised of stock options and restricted stock units. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 1.4 years . The total grant-date fair value of shares that vested during the three months ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 was approximately $50.2 million and $25.0 million , respectively.

Note 4 – Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

The components of accumulated other comprehensive loss at February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 consisted of the following, net of tax:  
 
February 2, 2013
 
November 3, 2012
Foreign currency translation adjustment
$
1,332

 
$
982

Unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities
496

 
444

Unrealized losses on available-for-sale securities
(161
)
 
(423
)
Unrealized gains on derivative instruments
4,703

 
1,165

Pension plans
(70,065
)
 
(66,562
)
Total accumulated other comprehensive loss
$
(63,695
)
 
$
(64,394
)
The aggregate fair value of investments with unrealized losses as of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 was $1,108.4 million and $1,214.1 million , respectively. These unrealized losses were primarily related to commercial paper that earns lower interest rates than current market rates. None of these investments have been in a loss position for more than twelve months.
Unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities classified as short-term investments at February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 are as follows:
 
February 2, 2013
 
November 3, 2012
Unrealized gains on securities classified as short-term investments
$
618

 
$
581

Unrealized losses on securities classified as short-term investments
(196
)
 
(519
)
Net unrealized gains on securities classified as short-term investments
$
422

 
$
62

Realized gains or losses on investments are determined based on the specific identification basis and are recognized in nonoperating (income) expense. There were no material net realized gains or losses from the sales of available-for-sale investments during any of the fiscal periods presented.

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Note 5 – Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share is computed based only on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period, plus the dilutive effect of potential future issuances of common stock relating to stock option programs and other potentially dilutive securities using the treasury stock method. In calculating diluted earnings per share, the dilutive effect of stock options is computed using the average market price for the respective period. In addition, the assumed proceeds under the treasury stock method include the average unrecognized compensation expense of stock options that are in-the-money and restricted stock units. This results in the “assumed” buyback of additional shares, thereby reducing the dilutive impact of in-the-money stock options. Potential shares related to certain of the Company’s outstanding stock options were excluded because they were anti-dilutive. Those potential shares, determined based on the weighted average exercise prices during the respective years, related to the Company’s outstanding stock options could be dilutive in the future.
The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:
 
Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
Net Income
$
131,222

 
$
139,382

Basic shares:
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding
303,484

 
297,788

Earnings per share Basic:
$
0.43

 
$
0.47

Diluted shares:
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding
303,484

 
297,788

Assumed exercise of common stock equivalents
6,791

 
7,743

Weighted-average common and common equivalent shares
310,275

 
305,531

Earnings per share Diluted:
$
0.42

 
$
0.46

Anti-dilutive shares related to:
 
 
 
Outstanding stock options
5,641

 
7,144


Note 6 – Special Charges
The Company monitors global macroeconomic conditions on an ongoing basis and continues to assess opportunities for improved operational effectiveness and efficiency as well as a better alignment of expenses with revenues. As a result of these assessments, the Company has undertaken various restructuring actions over the past several years. These actions are described below.
The following tables display the special charges taken for ongoing actions and a roll-forward from November 3, 2012 to February 2, 2013 of the employee separation and exit cost accruals established related to these actions.
 
Reduction of Operating Costs
Statement of Income
2010
 
2011
 
2012
 
2013
Workforce reductions
$
10,908

 
$
2,239

 
$
7,966

 
$
14,071

Facility closure costs

 

 
186

 

Non-cash impairment charge
487

 

 
219

 

Other items
24

 

 
60

 

Total Charges
$
11,419

 
$
2,239

 
$
8,431

 
$
14,071

Accrued Restructuring
Reduction of Operating Costs
Balance at November 3, 2012
$
2,993

First quarter 2013 special charge
14,071

Severance payments
(4,276
)
Effect of foreign currency on accrual
36

Balance at February 2, 2013
$
12,824


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Reduction of Operating Costs
During fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2012, the Company recorded special charges of approximately $22.1 million . These special charges included: $21.1 million for severance and fringe benefit costs in accordance with its ongoing benefit plan or statutory requirements at foreign locations for 269 manufacturing, engineering and selling, marketing, general and administrative (SMG&A) employees; $0.2 million for lease obligation costs for facilities that the Company ceased using during the third quarter of fiscal 2012; $0.1 million for contract termination costs; $0.2 million for the write-off of property, plant and equipment; and $0.5 million related to the impairment of intellectual property. The Company terminated the employment of all employees associated with these actions.
During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company recorded a special charge of approximately $14.1 million for severance and fringe benefit costs in accordance with its ongoing benefit plan or statutory requirements at foreign locations for 137 manufacturing, engineering and SMG&A employees. As of February 2, 2013, the Company employed 19 of the 137 employees included in this cost reduction action. These employees must continue to be employed by the Company until their employment is involuntarily terminated in order to receive the severance benefit.

Note 7 – Segment Information
The Company operates and tracks its results in one reportable segment based on the aggregation of five operating segments. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of integrated circuits. The Chief Executive Officer has been identified as the Chief Operating Decision Maker.
Revenue Trends by End Market
The following table summarizes revenue by end market. The categorization of revenue by end market is determined using a variety of data points including the technical characteristics of the product, the “sold to” customer information, the “ship to” customer information and the end customer product or application into which the Company’s product will be incorporated. As data systems for capturing and tracking this data evolve and improve, the categorization of products by end market can vary over time. When this occurs, the Company reclassifies revenue by end market for prior periods. Such reclassifications typically do not materially change the sizing of, or the underlying trends of results within, each end market.
 
Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
Revenue
 
% of
Revenue*
 
Y/Y%
 
Revenue
 
% of
Revenue*
Industrial
$
282,654

 
45
%
 
(3
)%
 
$
290,660

 
45
%
Automotive
107,581

 
17
%
 
(11
)%
 
120,588

 
19
%
Consumer
106,929

 
17
%
 
(6
)%
 
114,261

 
18
%
Communications
124,970

 
20
%
 
2
 %
 
122,549

 
19
%
Total revenue
$
622,134

 
100
%
 
(4
)%
 
$
648,058

 
100
%
* The sum of the individual percentages does not equal the total due to rounding.

Revenue Trends by Product Type
The following table summarizes revenue by product categories. The categorization of the Company’s products into broad categories is based on the characteristics of the individual products, the specification of the products and in some cases the specific uses that certain products have within applications. The categorization of products into categories is therefore subject to judgment in some cases and can vary over time. In instances where products move between product categories, the Company reclassifies the amounts in the product categories for all prior periods. Such reclassifications typically do not materially change the sizing of, or the underlying trends of results within, each product category.

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Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
Revenue
 
% of
Revenue*
 
Y/Y%
 
Revenue
 
% of
Revenue
Converters
$
277,637

 
45
%
 
(3
)%
 
$
285,135

 
44
%
Amplifiers / Radio frequency
157,853

 
25
%
 
(4
)%
 
164,454

 
25
%
Other analog
95,693

 
15
%
 
(1
)%
 
96,238

 
15
%
Subtotal analog signal processing
531,183

 
85
%
 
(3
)%
 
545,827

 
84
%
Power management & reference
39,460

 
6
%
 
(12
)%
 
44,865

 
7
%
Total analog products
$
570,643

 
92
%
 
(3
)%
 
$
590,692

 
91
%
Digital signal processing
51,491

 
8
%
 
(10
)%
 
57,366

 
9
%
Total revenue
$
622,134

 
100
%
 
(4
)%
 
$
648,058

 
100
%
* The sum of the individual percentages does not equal the total due to rounding.
Revenue Trends by Geographic Region
Revenue by geographic region, based on the primary location of the Company's customers’ design activity for its products, for the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 were as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended
Region
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
United States
$
204,271

 
$
196,527

Rest of North and South America
23,512

 
31,873

Europe
189,298

 
206,098

Japan
64,688

 
80,339

China
84,769

 
75,576

Rest of Asia
55,596

 
57,645

Total revenue
$
622,134

 
$
648,058

In the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 , the predominant country comprising “Rest of North and South America” is Canada; the predominant countries comprising “Europe” are Germany, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom; and the predominant countries comprising “Rest of Asia” are Taiwan and South Korea.

Note 8 – Fair Value
The Company defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or be paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The Company applies the following fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value into three levels and bases the categorization within the hierarchy upon the lowest level of input that is available and significant to the fair value measurement. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements).
Level 1  — Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the reporting entity has the ability to access at the measurement date.
Level 2  — Level 2 inputs are inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. If the asset or liability has a specified (contractual) term, a Level 2 input must be observable for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.
Level 3  — Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs for the asset or liability in which there is little, if any, market activity for the asset or liability at the measurement date.
The tables below, set forth by level, the Company’s financial assets and liabilities, excluding accrued interest components that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis as of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 . The tables exclude cash on hand and assets and liabilities that are measured at historical cost or any basis other than fair value. As of February 2,

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2013 and November 3, 2012 , the Company held $53.5 million and $38.9 million , respectively, of cash and held-to-maturity investments that were excluded from the tables below.
 
February 2, 2013
 
Fair Value measurement at
Reporting Date using:
 
 
 
Quoted
Prices in
Active
Markets
for
Identical
Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Total
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Institutional money market funds
$
109,407

 
$

 
$

 
$
109,407

Corporate obligations (1)

 
632,856

 

 
632,856

Short - term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Securities with one year or less to maturity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate obligations (1)

 
2,734,473

 

 
2,734,473

Floating rate notes, issued at par

 
250,064

 

 
250,064

Floating rate notes (1)

 
124,103

 

 
124,103

Securities with greater than one year to maturity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Floating rate notes, issued at par

 
82,542

 

 
82,542

Other assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forward foreign currency exchange contracts (2)

 
6,399

 

 
6,399

Deferred compensation investments
28,962

 

 

 
28,962

Total assets measured at fair value
$
138,369

 
$
3,830,437

 
$

 
$
3,968,806

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contingent consideration

 

 
8,349

 
8,349

Total liabilities measured at fair value
$

 
$

 
$
8,349

 
$
8,349

 
(1)
The amortized cost of the Company’s investments classified as available-for-sale as of February 2, 2013 was $3,351.4 million .
(2)
The Company has a master netting arrangement by counterparty with respect to derivative contracts. As of February 2, 2013 , contracts in a liability position of $0.9 million were netted against contracts in an asset position in the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheet.

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November 3, 2012
 
Fair Value measurement at
Reporting Date using:
 
 
 
Quoted
Prices in
Active
Markets
for
Identical
Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Total
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Institutional money market funds
$
143,876

 
$

 
$

 
$
143,876

Corporate obligations (1)

 
347,028

 

 
347,028

Short - term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Securities with one year or less to maturity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate obligations (1)

 
2,818,798

 

 
2,818,798

Floating rate notes, issued at par

 
280,065

 

 
280,065

Floating rate notes (1)

 
234,280

 

 
234,280

Securities with greater than one year to maturity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Floating rate notes, issued at par

 
37,408

 

 
37,408

Other assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forward foreign currency exchange contracts (2)

 
1,061

 

 
1,061

Deferred compensation investments
28,480

 

 

 
28,480

Total assets measured at fair value
$
172,356

 
$
3,718,640

 
$

 
$
3,890,996

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contingent consideration

 

 
12,219

 
12,219

Total liabilities measured at fair value
$

 
$

 
$
12,219

 
$
12,219

 
(1)
The amortized cost of the Company’s investments classified as available-for-sale as of November 3, 2012 was $3,327.5 million .
(2)
The Company has a master netting arrangement by counterparty with respect to derivative contracts. As of November 3, 2012 , contracts in a liability position of $1.9 million were netted against contracts in an asset position in the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheet.
The following methods and assumptions were used by the Company in estimating its fair value disclosures for financial instruments:
Cash equivalents and short-term investments  — These investments are adjusted to fair value based on quoted market prices or are determined using a yield curve model based on current market rates.
Deferred compensation plan investments and other investments  — The fair value of these mutual fund, money market fund and equity investments are based on quoted market prices.
Long-term debt  — The fair value of long-term debt is based on quotes received from third-party banks.
Forward foreign currency exchange contracts  — The estimated fair value of forward foreign currency exchange contracts, which includes derivatives that are accounted for as cash flow hedges and those that are not designated as cash flow hedges, is based on the estimated amount the Company would receive if it sold these agreements at the reporting date taking into consideration current interest rates as well as the creditworthiness of the counterparty for assets and the Company’s creditworthiness for liabilities.

Contingent consideration — The fair value of the contingent consideration was estimated utilizing the income approach and is based upon significant inputs not observable in the market. The income approach is based on two steps. The first step

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involves a projection of the cash flows that is based on the Company’s estimates of the timing and probability of achieving the defined milestones. The second step involves converting the cash flows into a present value equivalent through discounting. The discount rate reflects the Baa costs of debt plus the relevant risk associated with the asset and the time value of money.
The fair value measurement of the contingent consideration encompasses the following significant unobservable inputs:  
Unobservable Inputs
Range
Estimated contingent consideration payments
$9,000
Discount rate
7% - 10%
Timing of cash flows
1 - 17 months
Probability of achievement
100%
Changes in the fair value of the contingent consideration subsequent to the acquisition date that are primarily driven by assumptions pertaining to the achievement of the defined milestones will be recognized in operating income in the period of the estimated fair value change. Significant increases or decreases in any of the inputs in isolation may result in a fluctuation in the fair value measurement.
The following table summarizes the change in the fair value of the contingent consideration measured using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) as of November 3, 2012 and February 2, 2013 :  
 
Contingent
Consideration
Balance as of November 3, 2012
$
12,219

Payment made (1)
(4,000
)
Fair value adjustment (2)
130

Balance as of February 2, 2013
$
8,349

 
(1)
The payment is reflected in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of cash flows as cash used in financing activities related to the liability recognized at fair value as of the acquisition date and as cash provided by operating activities related to the fair value adjustments previously recognized in earnings.
(2)
Recorded in research and development expense in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of income.
Financial Instruments Not Recorded at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
On June 30, 2009 , the Company issued $375.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.0%  senior unsecured notes due July 1, 2014 (the 5.0% Notes) with semi-annual fixed interest payments due on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing January 1, 2010 . Based on quotes received from third-party banks, the fair value of the 5.0% Notes as of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 was $397.9 million and $402.5 million , respectively and is classified as a Level 1 measurement according to the fair value hierarchy.
On April 4, 2011 , the Company issued $375.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.0%  senior unsecured notes due April 15, 2016 (the 3.0% Notes) with semi-annual fixed interest payments due on April 15 and October 15 of each year, commencing October 15, 2011 . Based on quotes received from third-party banks, the fair value of the 3.0% Notes as of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 was $397.2 million and $402.3 million , respectively and is classified as a Level 1 measurement according to the fair value hierarchy.

Note 9 – Derivatives
Foreign Exchange Exposure Management  — The Company enters into forward foreign currency exchange contracts to offset certain operational and balance sheet exposures from the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Such exposures result from the portion of the Company’s operations, assets and liabilities that are denominated in currencies other
than the U.S. dollar, primarily the Euro; other significant exposures include the Philippine Peso and the British Pound. These foreign currency exchange contracts are entered into to support transactions made in the normal course of business, and accordingly, are not speculative in nature. The contracts are for periods consistent with the terms of the underlying transactions, generally one year or less . Hedges related to anticipated transactions are designated and documented at the inception of the respective hedges as cash flow hedges and are evaluated for effectiveness monthly. Derivative instruments are employed to eliminate or minimize certain foreign currency exposures that can be confidently identified and quantified. As the terms of the contract and the underlying transaction are matched at inception, forward contract effectiveness is calculated by comparing the change in fair value of the contract to the change in the forward value of the anticipated transaction, with the effective portion

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of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (OCI) in shareholders’ equity and reclassified into earnings in the same period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. Any residual change in fair value of the instruments, or ineffectiveness, is recognized immediately in other (income) expense. Additionally, the Company enters into forward foreign currency contracts that economically hedge the gains and losses generated by the re-measurement of certain recorded assets and liabilities in a non-functional currency. Changes in the fair value of these undesignated hedges are recognized in other (income) expense immediately as an offset to the changes in the fair value of the asset or liability being hedged. As of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 , the total notional amount of these undesignated hedges was $34.0 million and $31.5 million , respectively. The fair value of these hedging instruments in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets as of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 was immaterial .
Interest Rate Exposure Management  — On June 30, 2009 , the Company entered into interest rate swap transactions related to its outstanding 5.0%  senior unsecured notes where the Company swapped the notional amount of its $375.0 million of fixed rate debt at 5.0% into floating interest rate debt through July 1, 2014 . Under the terms of the swaps, the Company would (i) receive on the $375.0 million notional amount a 5.0% annual interest payment that is paid in two installments on the 1st business day of every January and July , commencing January 1, 2010 through and ending on the maturity date; and (ii) pay on the $375.0 million notional amount an annual three months LIBOR plus 2.05%  interest payment, payable in four installments on the 1st business day of every January, April, July and October , commencing on October 1, 2009 and ending on the maturity date. The LIBOR-based rate was set quarterly three months prior to the date of the interest payment. The Company designated these swaps as fair value hedges. The fair value of the swaps at inception was zero and subsequent changes in the fair value of the interest rate swaps were reflected in the carrying value of the interest rate swaps on the balance sheet. The carrying value of the debt on the balance sheet was adjusted by an equal and offsetting amount. The gain or loss on the hedged item (that is, the fixed-rate borrowings) attributable to the hedged benchmark interest rate risk and the offsetting gain or loss on the related interest rate swaps for the three-month period ended February 4, 2012 were as follows:
Statement of income classification
February 4, 2012
Loss on Swaps
 
Gain on Note
 
Net Income Effect
Other income
$
(769
)
 
$
769

 
$

The amounts earned and owed under the swap agreements were accrued each period and were reported in interest expense. There was no ineffectiveness recognized in any of the periods presented. In the second quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company terminated the interest rate swap agreement. The Company received $19.8 million in cash proceeds from the swap termination, which included $1.3 million in accrued interest. The proceeds, net of interest received, are disclosed in cash flows from financing activities in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. As a result of the termination, the carrying value of the 5.0% Notes was adjusted for the change in the fair value of the interest component of the debt up to the date of the termination of the swap in an amount equal to the fair value of the swap, and will be amortized to earnings as a reduction of interest expense over the remaining life of the debt. This amortization is reflected in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of cash flows within operating activities. During fiscal year 2012, $5.3 million was amortized into earnings as a reduction of interest expense related to the swap termination. During the first three months of fiscal 2013, $2.0 million was amortized into earnings as a reduction of interest expense related to the swap termination.
The market risk associated with the Company’s derivative instruments results from currency exchange rate or interest rate movements that are expected to offset the market risk of the underlying transactions, assets and liabilities being hedged. The counterparties to the agreements relating to the Company’s derivative instruments consist of a number of major international financial institutions with high credit ratings. Based on the credit ratings of the Company’s counterparties as of February 2, 2013 , nonperformance is not perceived to be a significant risk. Furthermore, none of the Company’s derivatives are subject to collateral or other security arrangements and none contain provisions that are dependent on the Company’s credit ratings from any credit rating agency. While the contract or notional amounts of derivative financial instruments provide one measure of the volume of these transactions, they do not represent the amount of the Company’s exposure to credit risk. The amounts potentially subject to credit risk (arising from the possible inability of counterparties to meet the terms of their contracts) are generally limited to the amounts, if any, by which the counterparties’ obligations under the contracts exceed the obligations of the Company to the counterparties. As a result of the above considerations, the Company does not consider the risk of counterparty default to be significant.

The Company records the fair value of its derivative financial instruments in its condensed consolidated financial statements in other current assets, other assets or accrued liabilities, depending on their net position, regardless of the purpose or intent for holding the derivative contract. Changes in the fair value of the derivative financial instruments are either recognized periodically in earnings or in shareholders’ equity as a component of OCI. Changes in the fair value of cash flow hedges are recorded in OCI and reclassified into earnings when the underlying contract matures. Changes in the fair values of derivatives not qualifying for hedge accounting are reported in earnings as they occur.

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The total notional amounts of derivative instruments designated as hedging instruments of cash flow hedges denominated in Euros, British Pounds, Philippine Pesos and Japanese Yen as of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 was $157.9 million and $151.8 million , respectively. The fair values of these hedging instruments in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets as of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 were as follows:
 
 
 
Fair Value At
 
Balance Sheet Location
 
February 2, 2013
 
November 3, 2012
Forward foreign currency exchange contracts
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
$
6,406

 
$
1,161

The effect of derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges on the Company's condensed consolidated statements of income for the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
Gain (loss) recognized in OCI on derivatives (net of tax of $760 in 2013 and $1,123 in 2012)
$
5,091

 
$
(7,771
)
(Gain) loss reclassified from OCI into income (net of tax of $232 in 2013 and $294 in 2012)
$
(1,553
)
 
$
2,030

The amounts reclassified into earnings before tax are recognized in cost of sales and operating expenses for the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
Cost of sales
$
1,017

 
$
901

Research and development
$
333

 
$
623

Selling, marketing, general and administrative
$
435

 
$
800

 
All derivative gains and losses included in OCI will be reclassified into earnings within the next 12 months. There was no ineffectiveness in the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 .

Note 10 – Goodwill and Intangible Assets
Goodwill
The Company evaluates goodwill for impairment annually as well as whenever events or changes in circumstances suggest that the carrying value of goodwill may not be recoverable. The Company tests goodwill for impairment at the reporting unit level (operating segment or one level below an operating segment) on an annual basis on the first day of the fourth quarter (on or about August 4 ) or more frequently if indicators of impairment exist. For the Company’s latest annual impairment assessment that occurred on August 5, 2012 , the Company identified its reporting units to be its five operating segments, which meet the aggregation criteria for one reportable segment. The performance of the test involves a two-step process. The first step of the impairment test involves comparing the fair values of the applicable reporting units with their aggregate carrying values, including goodwill. The Company determines the fair value of its reporting units using the income approach methodology of valuation that includes the discounted cash flow method as well as other generally accepted valuation methodologies. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value, the Company performs the second step of the goodwill impairment test to determine the amount of impairment loss. The second step of the goodwill impairment test involves comparing the implied fair value of the affected reporting unit’s goodwill with the carrying value of that goodwill. No impairment of goodwill resulted in any of the fiscal years presented. The Company’s next annual impairment assessment will be performed as of the first day of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 , unless indicators arise that would require the Company to reevaluate at an earlier date. The following table presents the changes in goodwill during the first three months of fiscal 2013 :
 
Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
Balance at beginning of period
$
283,833

Foreign currency translation adjustment
534

Balance at end of period
$
284,367


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Intangible Assets
The Company reviews finite-lived intangible assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of assets may not be recoverable. Recoverability of these assets is measured by comparison of their carrying value to future undiscounted cash flows the assets are expected to generate over their remaining economic lives. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized in earnings equals the amount by which the carrying value of the assets exceeds their fair value determined by either a quoted market price, if any, or a value determined by utilizing a discounted cash flow technique. As of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 , the Company’s finite-lived intangible assets consisted of the following which related to the acquisition of Multigig, Inc. (Note 15):
 
February 2, 2013
 
November 3, 2012
 
Gross Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Gross Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
Technology-based
$
1,100

 
$
183

 
$
1,100

 
$
128

Amortization expense related to finite-lived intangible assets was $0.1 million for the three-month period ended February 2, 2013 . There was no amortization expense related to finite-lived intangible assets for the three-month period ended February 4, 2012. The remaining amortization expense will be recognized over a weighted-average period of approximately 2.2 years.
The Company expects annual amortization expense for intangible assets to be:
Fiscal Year
Amortization Expense
Remainder of fiscal 2013

$165

2014

$220

2015

$220

2016

$220

2017

$92

Indefinite-lived intangible assets are tested for impairment on an annual basis on the first day of the fourth quarter (on or about August 4 ) or more frequently if indicators of impairment exist. The impairment test involves the comparison of the fair values of the intangible assets with their carrying values. No impairment of intangible assets resulted from the impairment tests in any of the fiscal years presented.
Intangible assets, excluding in-process research and development (IPR&D), are amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives or on an accelerated method of amortization that is expected to reflect the estimated pattern of economic use. IPR&D assets are considered indefinite-lived intangible assets until completion or abandonment of the associated R&D efforts. Upon completion of the projects, the IPR&D assets will be amortized over their estimated useful lives.

Indefinite-lived intangible assets consisted of $27.8 million of IPR&D as of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 .

Note 11 – Pension Plans
The Company has various defined benefit pension and other retirement plans for certain non-U.S. employees that are consistent with local statutory requirements and practices. The Company’s funding policy for its foreign defined benefit pension plans is consistent with the local requirements of each country. The plans’ assets consist primarily of U.S. and non-U.S. equity securities, bonds, property and cash.
Net periodic pension cost of non-U.S. plans is presented in the following table:

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Three Months Ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
Service cost
$
2,856

 
$
1,991

Interest cost
3,137

 
2,764

Expected return on plan assets
(2,952
)
 
(2,649
)
Amortization of initial net obligation
5

 
5

Amortization of prior service cost
(58
)
 

Amortization of net loss
748

 
89

Net periodic pension cost
$
3,736

 
$
2,200

Pension contributions of $4.4 million were made by the Company during the three months ended February 2, 2013 . The Company presently anticipates contributing an additional $12.8 million to fund its defined benefit pension plans in fiscal year 2013 for a total of $17.2 million .

Note 12 – Revolving Credit Facility

As of February 2, 2013 , the Company had $3,987.0 million of cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, of which $1,137.0 million was held in the United States. The balance of the Company's cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments was held outside the United States in various foreign subsidiaries. As the Company intends to reinvest its foreign earnings indefinitely, this cash is not available to meet the Company's cash requirements in the United States, including cash dividends and common stock repurchases. During December 2012 , the Company terminated its five-year , $165.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility with certain institutional lenders entered into in May 2008 . On December 19, 2012 , the Company entered into a five-year , $500.0 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with certain institutional lenders (the Credit Agreement). To date, the Company has not borrowed under this credit facility but the Company may borrow in the future and use the proceeds for repayment of existing indebtedness, stock repurchases, acquisitions, capital expenditures, working capital and other lawful corporate purposes. Revolving loans under the Credit Agreement (other than swing line loans) bear interest, at the Company's option, at either a rate equal to (a) the Eurodollar Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus a margin based on the Company's debt rating or (b) the Base Rate (defined as the highest of (i) the Bank of America prime rate, (ii) the Federal Funds Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus .50% and (iii) one month Eurodollar Rate plus 1.00%) plus a margin based on the Company's debt rating. The terms of the facility impose restrictions on the Company’s ability to undertake certain transactions, to create certain liens on assets and to incur certain subsidiary indebtedness. In addition, the Credit Agreement contains a consolidated leverage ratio covenant of total consolidated funded debt to consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of not greater than 3.0 to 1.0 . As of February 2, 2013 , the Company was compliant with these covenants .

Note 13 – Debt
On June 30, 2009, the Company issued $375.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.0%  senior unsecured notes due July 1, 2014 (the 5.0% Notes) with semi-annual fixed interest payments due on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing January 1, 2010 . The sale of the 5.0% Notes was made pursuant to the terms of an underwriting agreement dated June 25, 2009 between the Company and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as representative of the several underwriters named therein. The net proceeds of the offering were $370.4 million , after issuing at a discount and deducting expenses, underwriting discounts and commissions, which will be amortized over the term of the 5.0% Notes. The indenture governing the 5.0% Notes contains covenants that may limit the Company’s ability to: incur, create, assume or guarantee any debt for borrowed money secured by a lien upon a principal property; enter into sale and lease-back transactions with respect to a principal property; and consolidate with or merge into, or transfer or lease all or substantially all of its assets to, any other party. As of February 2, 2013 , the Company was compliant with these covenants . The notes are subordinated to any future secured debt and to the other liabilities of the Company’s subsidiaries.
On June 30, 2009 , the Company entered into interest rate swap transactions where the Company swapped the notional amount of its $375.0 million of fixed rate debt at 5.0% into floating interest rate debt through July 1, 2014 . Under the terms of the swaps, the Company would (i) receive on the $375.0 million notional amount a 5.0% annual interest payment that is paid in two installments on the 1st business day of every January and July , commencing January 1, 2010 through and ending on the maturity date; and (ii) pay on the $375.0 million notional amount an annual three month LIBOR plus 2.05% interest payment, payable in four installments on the 1st business day of every January, April, July and October , commencing on October 1, 2009 and ending on the maturity date. The LIBOR-based rate was set quarterly three months prior to the date of the interest payment. The Company designated these swaps as fair value hedges. The changes in the fair value of the interest rate swaps were

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reflected in the carrying value of the interest rate swaps in other assets on the balance sheet. The carrying value of the debt on the balance sheet was adjusted by an equal and offsetting amount. In fiscal 2012, the Company terminated the interest rate swap agreement. The Company received $19.8 million in cash proceeds from the swap termination, which included $1.3 million in accrued interest. The proceeds, net of interest received, are disclosed in cash flows from financing activities in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. As a result of the termination, the carrying value of the 5.0% Notes was adjusted for the change in the fair value of the interest component of the debt up to the date of the termination of the swap in an amount equal to the fair value of the swap, and will be amortized to earnings as a reduction of interest expense over the remaining life of the debt. This amortization is reflected in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of cash flows within operating activities. During fiscal year 2012, $5.3 million was amortized into earnings as a reduction of interest expense related to the swap termination. During the first three months of fiscal year 2013, $2.0 million was amortized into earnings as a reduction of interest expense related to the swap termination.
On December 22, 2010 , Analog Devices Holdings B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into a credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A., London Branch as administrative agent. The borrower’s obligations were guaranteed by the Company. The credit agreement provided for a term loan facility of $145.0 million , which was set to mature on December 22, 2013 . During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company repaid the remaining outstanding principal balance on the loan of $60.1 million and the credit agreement was terminated. The terms of the agreement provided for a three year principal amortization schedule with $3.6 million payable quarterly every March, June, September and December with the balance payable upon the maturity date. During fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012, the Company made additional principal payments of $17.5 million and $42.0 million , respectively. The loan bore interest at a fluctuating rate for each period equal to the LIBOR rate corresponding with the tenor of the interest period plus a spread of 1.25% . The terms of this facility included limitations on subsidiary indebtedness and on liens against the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, and also included financial covenants that required the Company to maintain a minimum interest coverage ratio and not exceed a maximum leverage ratio.
On April 4, 2011 , the Company issued $375.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.0%  senior unsecured notes due April 15, 2016 (the 3.0% Notes) with semi-annual fixed interest payments due on April 15 and October 15 of each year, commencing October 15, 2011 . The sale of the 3.0% Notes was made pursuant to the terms of an underwriting agreement dated March 30, 2011 between the Company and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Incorporated, as representative of the several underwriters named therein. The net proceeds of the offering were $370.5 million , after issuing at a discount and deducting expenses, underwriting discounts and commissions, which will be amortized over the term of the 3.0% Notes. The indenture governing the 3.0% Notes contains covenants that may limit the Company’s ability to: incur, create, assume or guarantee any debt for borrowed money secured by a lien upon a principal property; enter into sale and lease-back transactions with respect to a principal property; and consolidate with or merge into, or transfer or lease all or substantially all of its assets to, any other party. As of February 2, 2013 , the Company was compliant with these covenants . The notes are subordinated to any future secured debt and to the other liabilities of the Company’s subsidiaries.
The Company’s principal payments related to its debt obligations are due as follows: $375.0 million in fiscal year 2014 ; and $375.0 million in fiscal year 2016 .

Note 14 – Common Stock Repurchase
The Company’s common stock repurchase program has been in place since August 2004 . In the aggregate, the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase $5.0 billion of the Company’s common stock under the program. Under the program, the Company may repurchase outstanding shares of its common stock from time to time in the open market and through privately negotiated transactions. Unless terminated earlier by resolution of the Company’s Board of Directors, the repurchase program will expire when the Company has repurchased all shares authorized under the program. As of February 2, 2013 , the Company had repurchased a total of approximately 129.2 million shares of its common stock for approximately $4,439.0 million under this program. An additional $561.0 million remains available for repurchase of shares under the current authorized program. The repurchased shares are held as authorized but unissued shares of common stock. Any future common stock repurchases will be dependent upon several factors, including the amount of cash available to the Company in the United States and the Company’s financial performance, outlook and liquidity. The Company also, from time to time, repurchases shares in settlement of employee tax withholding obligations due upon the vesting of restricted stock units, or in certain limited circumstances to satisfy the exercise price of options granted to the Company’s employees under the Company’s equity compensation plans.

Note 15 – Acquisitions
On March 30, 2012 , the Company acquired privately-held Multigig, Inc. (Multigig) of San Jose, California. The acquisition of Multigig is expected to enhance the Company’s clocking capabilities in stand-alone and embedded applications and strengthen the Company’s high speed signal processing solutions. The acquisition-date fair value of the consideration transferred totaled $26.8 million , which consisted of $24.2 million in initial cash payments at closing and an additional $2.6

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million subject to an indemnification holdback that is payable within 15 months of the transaction date, which is included in accrued liabilities in the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheet as of February 2, 2013 . The Company’s assessment of fair value of the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed was based on their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition, resulting in the recognition of $15.6 million of IPR&D, $1.1 million of developed technology, $7.0 million of goodwill and $3.1 million of net deferred tax assets. The goodwill recognized is attributable to future technologies that have yet to be determined as well as the assembled workforce of Multigig. Future technologies do not meet the criteria for recognition separately from goodwill because they are a part of future development and growth of the business. None of the goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. During the third quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company reduced this holdback amount by $0.1 million as a result of indemnification claims. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company finalized its purchase accounting for Multigig, which resulted in adjustments of $0.4 million to deferred taxes and goodwill. In addition, the Company will be obligated to pay royalties to the Multigig employees on revenue recognized from the sale of certain Multigig products through the earlier of 5 years or the aggregate maximum payment of $1.0 million . Royalty payments to Multigig employees require post-acquisition services to be rendered and, as such, the Company will record these amounts as compensation expense in the related periods. As of February 2, 2013 , no royalty payments have been made. The Company recognized $0.5 million of acquisition-related costs that were expensed in fiscal 2012, which were included in operating expenses in the Company's condensed consolidated statement of income.
On June 9, 2011 , the Company acquired privately-held Lyric Semiconductor, Inc. (Lyric) of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The acquisition of Lyric gives the Company the potential to achieve significant improvement in power efficiency in mixed signal processing. The acquisition-date fair value of the consideration transferred totaled $27.8 million , which consisted of $14.0 million in initial cash payments at closing and contingent consideration of up to $13.8 million . The contingent consideration arrangement requires additional cash payments to the former equity holders of Lyric upon the achievement of certain technological and product development milestones payable during the period from June 2011 through June 2016 . The Company estimated the fair value of the contingent consideration arrangement utilizing the income approach. Changes in the fair value of the contingent consideration subsequent to the acquisition date primarily driven by assumptions pertaining to the achievement of the defined milestones will be recognized in operating income in the period of the estimated fair value change. As of February 2, 2013 , the Company had paid $6.0 million in contingent consideration. These payments are reflected in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of cash flows as cash used in financing activities related to the liability recognized at fair value as of the acquisition date and cash provided by operating activities related to the fair value adjustments previously recognized in earnings. The Company’s assessment of fair value of the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed was based on their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition, resulting in the recognition of $12.2 million of IPR&D, $18.9 million of goodwill and $3.3 million of net deferred tax liabilities. The goodwill recognized is attributable to future technologies that have yet to be determined as well as the assembled workforce of Lyric. Future technologies do not meet the criteria for recognition separately from goodwill because they are a part of future development and growth of the business. None of the goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. The fair value of the remaining contingent consideration was approximately $8.3 million as of February 2, 2013 , of which $5.6 million is included in accrued liabilities and $2.7 million is included in other non-current liabilities in the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheet. In addition, the Company will be obligated to pay royalties to the former equity holders of Lyric on revenue recognized from the sale of Lyric products and licenses through the earlier of 20 years or the accrual of a maximum of $25.0 million . Royalty payments to Lyric employees require post-acquisition services to be rendered and, as such, the Company will record these amounts as compensation expense in the related periods. As of February 2, 2013 , no royalty payments have been made. The Company recognized $0.2 million of acquisition-related costs that were expensed in fiscal 2011, which were included in operating expenses in the Company's condensed consolidated statement of income.
The Company has not provided pro forma results of operations for Multigig and Lyric herein as these acquisitions were not considered material to the Company on either an individual or an aggregate basis. The Company included the results of operations of each acquisition in its condensed consolidated statement of income from the date of each acquisition.

Note 16 – Income Taxes
The Company has provided for potential tax liabilities due in the various jurisdictions in which the Company operates. Judgment is required in determining the worldwide income tax expense provision. In the ordinary course of global business, there are many transactions and calculations where the ultimate tax outcome is uncertain. Some of these uncertainties arise as a consequence of cost reimbursement arrangements among related entities. Although the Company believes its estimates are reasonable, no assurance can be given that the final tax outcome of these matters will not be different from that which is reflected in the historical income tax provisions and accruals. Such differences could have a material impact on the Company’s income tax provision and operating results in the period in which such determination is made.
The Company's effective tax rate reflects the applicable tax rate in effect in the various tax jurisdictions around the world where its income is earned. The Company's effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 reflects income earned in lower

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tax rate jurisdictions established through an international tax restructuring effective January 1, 2013. In addition, the Company's effective tax rate includes a tax benefit from the reinstatement of the U.S. federal research and development tax credit in January 2013 retroactive to January 1, 2012 which resulted in lowering the Company's effective tax rate by approximately 4% .
The Company has filed a petition with the Tax Court for one open matter for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 that pertains to Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code related to the beneficial tax treatment of dividends paid from foreign owned companies under The American Jobs Creation Act. The potential liability for this adjustment is $36.5 million . The Company has concluded, based on discussions with its tax advisors that this item is not likely to result in any additional tax liability. Therefore, the Company has not recorded any additional tax liability for this issue.
The Company’s U.S. federal tax returns prior to fiscal year 2009 are no longer subject to examination.
The Company’s tax returns in Ireland prior to fiscal year 2008 are no longer subject to examination.

Note 17 – New Accounting Pronouncements
Standards Implemented
Comprehensive Income
In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU No. 2011-05, Presentation of Comprehensive Income (ASU No. 2011-05). ASU No. 2011-05 amended ASC 220, Comprehensive Income, to converge the presentation of comprehensive income between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. ASU No. 2011-05 requires that all non-owner changes in stockholders’ equity be presented in either a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements and requires reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income in the statements where the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income are presented. ASU No. 2011-05 eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement in changes of stockholders equity. ASU No. 2011-05 was effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011, which was the Company’s first quarter of fiscal year 2013. The adoption of ASU No. 2011-05 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 affected the presentation of comprehensive income but did not impact the Company’s financial condition or results of operations.
Standards to be Implemented
Balance Sheet
In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-11, Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities (ASU No. 2011-11). ASU No. 2011-11 amended ASC 210, Balance Sheet, to converge the presentation of offsetting assets and liabilities between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. ASU No. 2011-11 requires that entities disclose both gross information and net information about both instruments and transactions eligible for offset in the statement of financial position and instruments and transactions subject to an agreement similar to a master netting arrangement. ASU No. 2011-11 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after January 1, 2013, which is the Company’s fiscal year 2014. Subsequently, in January 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-01, Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about offsetting Assets and Liabilities , which clarifies that the scope of ASU No. 2011-11 applies to derivatives accounted for in accordance with Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, including bifurcated embedded derivatives, repurchase agreements and reverse repurchase agreements, and securities borrowing and securities lending transactions that are either offset in accordance with Section 210-20-45 or Section 815-10-45 or subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement. The adoption of ASU No. 2011-11 and ASU No. 2013-01 will require additional disclosures related to offsetting assets and liabilities but will not impact the Company's financial condition or results of operations.
Comprehensive Income
In January 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-02, Reporting of Amounts Reclassified out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (ASU No. 2013-02), which seek to improve the reporting of reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income by requiring an entity to report the effect of significant reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income on the respective line items in net income if the amount being reclassified is required under U.S. GAAP to be reclassified in its entirety to net income. For other amounts that are not required under U.S. GAAP to be reclassified in their entirety to net income in the same reporting period, an entity is required to cross-reference other disclosures required under U.S. GAAP that provide additional detail about those amounts. The amendments in ASU No. 2013-02 supersede the presentation requirements for reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income in ASU No. 2011-05, Presentation of Comprehensive Income , and ASU No. 2011-12, Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05 . ASU No. 2013-02 is effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012, which is the Company's

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second quarter of fiscal year 2013. The adoption of ASU No. 2013-02 in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 will affect the presentation of comprehensive income but will not impact the Company's financial condition or results of operations.

Note 18 – Subsequent Event
On February 18, 2013 , the Board of Directors of the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.34 per outstanding share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on March 12, 2013 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2013 .

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ITEM 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
This information should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the audited consolidated financial statements and related notes and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 3, 2012.
This Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, including in particular the section entitled “Outlook,” contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the safe harbor created under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other safe harbors under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “targets,” “goals,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may” and "will," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections regarding our future financial performance; our anticipated growth and trends in our businesses; our future capital needs and capital expenditures; our future market position and expected competitive changes in the marketplace for our products; our ability to pay dividends or repurchase stock; our ability to service our outstanding debt; our expected tax rate; the effect of new accounting pronouncements; and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict, including those identified in Part II, Item 1A. "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements except to the extent required by law.

Results of Operations
(all tabular amounts in thousands except per share amounts and percentages)
Overview
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Revenue

$622,134

 

$648,058

 
$
(25,924
)
 
(4
)%
Gross margin %
62.7
%
 
63.2
%
 
 
 
 
Net income

$131,222

 

$139,382

 
$
(8,160
)
 
(6
)%
Net income as a % of revenue
21.1
%
 
21.5
%
 
 
 
 
Diluted EPS

$0.42

 

$0.46

 
$
(0.04
)
 
(9
)%
Fiscal 2013 is a 52-week year and fiscal 2012 was a 53-week year. The additional week in fiscal 2012 was included in the first quarter ended February 4, 2012. Therefore, the first three months of fiscal 2012 included an additional week of operations as compared to the first three months of fiscal 2013.
The year-to-year revenue changes by end market and product category are more fully outlined below under Revenue Trends by End Market and Revenue Trends by Product Type .
During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, our revenue decreased 4% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Our diluted earnings per share was $ 0.42 compared to $ 0.46 in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Cash flow from operations was $158.0 million , or 25% of revenue. We received $113.8 million in net proceeds from employee stock option exercises and $180.7 million from the net maturities of available-for-sale short term investments. We distributed $90.7 million to our shareholders in dividend payments, repaid the remaining outstanding principal balance on our $145.0 million term loan facility of $60.1 million and paid $18.3 million for property, plant and equipment additions. These factors contributed to the net increase in cash and cash equivalents of $267.0 million  in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
The year-to-year decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to one less week of operations in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. We continue to operate in a weak demand environment as a result of ongoing economic uncertainty. Our customers continued to reduce the inventory levels of our products during the first two months of the first quarter of fiscal 2013. We believe that our variable cost structure and continued efforts to manage production, inventory levels and expenses helped to mitigate the effect that these lower sales levels had on our earnings.

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Revenue Trends by End Market
The following table summarizes revenue by end market. The categorization of revenue by end market is determined using a variety of data points including the technical characteristics of the product, the “sold to” customer information, the “ship to” customer information and the end customer product or application into which our product will be incorporated. As data systems for capturing and tracking this data evolve and improve, the categorization of products by end market can vary over time. When this occurs, we reclassify revenue by end market for prior periods. Such reclassifications typically do not materially change the sizing of, or the underlying trends of results within, each end market.
 
 
Three months ended
 
Three months ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
Revenue
 
% of
Revenue*
 
Y/Y%
 
Revenue
 
% of
Revenue*
Industrial
$
282,654

 
45
%
 
(3
)%
 
$
290,660

 
45
%
Automotive
107,581

 
17
%
 
(11
)%
 
120,588

 
19
%
Consumer
106,929

 
17
%
 
(6
)%
 
114,261

 
18
%
Communications
124,970

 
20
%
 
2
 %
 
122,549

 
19
%
Total revenue
$
622,134

 
100
%
 
(4
)%
 
$
648,058

 
100
%
* The sum of the individual percentages does not equal the total due to rounding.

The year-to-year decrease in end market revenue in the industrial, automotive and consumer end markets in the three-month period ended February 2, 2013 was primarily due to one less week of operations in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012.  Additionally, weak market conditions contributed to the decline in the automotive end market.  The year-to-year increase in communications end market revenue in the three-month period ended February 2, 2013 was primarily the result of an increase in demand for products sold into the wireless base station end market sector.
Revenue Trends by Product Type
The following table summarizes revenue by product categories. The categorization of our products into broad categories is based on the characteristics of the individual products, the specification of the products and in some cases the specific uses that certain products have within applications. The categorization of products into categories is therefore subject to judgment in some cases and can vary over time. In instances where products move between product categories, we reclassify the amounts in the product categories for all prior periods. Such reclassifications typically do not materially change the sizing of, or the underlying trends of results within, each product category.
 
 
Three months ended
 
Three months ended
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
Revenue
 
% of
Revenue*
 
Y/Y%
 
Revenue
 
% of
Revenue
Converters
$
277,637

 
45
%
 
(3
)%
 
$
285,135

 
44
%
Amplifiers / Radio frequency
157,853

 
25
%
 
(4
)%
 
164,454

 
25
%
Other analog
95,693

 
15
%
 
(1
)%
 
96,238

 
15
%
Subtotal analog signal processing
531,183

 
85
%
 
(3
)%
 
545,827

 
84
%
Power management & reference
39,460

 
6
%
 
(12
)%
 
44,865

 
7
%
Total analog products
$
570,643

 
92
%
 
(3
)%
 
$
590,692

 
91
%
Digital signal processing
51,491

 
8
%
 
(10
)%
 
57,366

 
9
%
Total revenue
$
622,134

 
100
%
 
(4
)%
 
$
648,058

 
100
%
* The sum of the individual percentages does not equal the total due to rounding.
The year-to-year decrease in total revenue in the three-month period ended February 2, 2013 was primarily the result of one less week of operations in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Revenue Trends by Geographic Region
Revenue by geographic region, based upon the primary location of our customers’ design activity for our products for the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 were as follows:
 

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Three months ended
 
 
Region
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
 
% Change
United States
$
204,271

 
$
196,527

 
$
7,744

 
4
 %
Rest of North and South America
23,512

 
31,873

 
(8,361
)
 
(26
)%
Europe
189,298

 
206,098

 
(16,800
)
 
(8
)%
Japan
64,688

 
80,339

 
(15,651
)
 
(19
)%
China
84,769

 
75,576

 
9,193

 
12
 %
Rest of Asia
55,596

 
57,645

 
(2,049
)
 
(4
)%
Total revenue
$
622,134

 
$
648,058

 
$
(25,924
)
 
(4
)%
In the three-month periods ended February 2, 2013 and February 4, 2012 , the predominant country comprising “Rest of North and South America” is Canada; the predominant countries comprising “Europe” are Germany, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom; and the predominant countries comprising “Rest of Asia” are Taiwan and South Korea.
On a regional basis Europe and Japan experienced the largest year-over-year sales decline. The decline in sales in Europe was primarily the result of lower demand in the automotive end market. The sales decline in Japan and sales increase in the United States were primarily the result of changes in demand for products used in consumer applications. Sales in China increased primarily as a result of an increase in demand for products sold into the communications end market.
Gross Margin
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
 
%
Change
Gross margin

$390,284

 

$409,390

 
$
(19,106
)
 
(5
)%
Gross margin %
62.7
%
 
63.2
%
 
 
 
 
Gross margin percentage was lower by 50 basis points in the three months ended February 2, 2013 , as compared to the three months ended February 4, 2012 , primarily as a result of a higher concentration of our revenues from lower margin products,

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Research and Development (R&D)  
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
 
% Change
R&D expenses

$125,164

 

$124,378

 

$786

 
1
%
R&D expenses as a % of revenue
20.1
%
 
19.2
%
 
 
 
 
R&D expenses remained flat compared to the prior year as general increases in operational spending and benefit expenses were partially offset by lower variable compensation expense, which is linked to our overall profitability and revenue growth.
R&D expenses as a percentage of revenue will fluctuate from year-to-year depending on the amount of revenue and the success of new product development efforts, which we view as critical to our future growth. We have hundreds of R&D projects underway, none of which we believe are material on an individual basis. We expect to continue the development of innovative technologies and processes for new products. We believe that a continued commitment to R&D is essential to maintain product leadership with our existing products as well as to provide innovative new product offerings, and therefore, we expect to continue to make significant R&D investments in the future.
Selling, Marketing, General and Administrative (SMG&A)
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
 
% Change
SMG&A expenses

$97,560

 

$99,045

 
$
(1,485
)
 
(1
)%
SMG&A expenses as a % of revenue
15.7
%
 
15.3
%
 
 
 
 
SMG&A expenses were down slightly as compared to the prior year primarily as a result of lower variable compensation expense, which is linked to our overall profitability and revenue growth.
Special Charges – Reduction of Operating Costs
We monitor global macroeconomic conditions on an ongoing basis, and continue to assess opportunities for improved operational effectiveness and efficiency as well as a better alignment of expenses with revenues. As a result of these assessments, we have undertaken various restructuring actions over the past several years. These reductions relating to ongoing actions are described below.
During fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2012, we recorded special charges of approximately $22.1 million . These special charges included: $21.1 million for severance and fringe benefit costs in accordance with our ongoing benefit plan or statutory requirements at foreign locations for 269 manufacturing, engineering and SMG&A employees; $0.2 million for lease obligation costs for facilities that we ceased using during the third quarter of fiscal 2012; $0.1 million for contract termination costs; $0.2 million for the write-off of property, plant and equipment; and $0.5 million related to the impairment of intellectual property. These actions resulted in annual cost savings of approximately $32.0 million . We have terminated the employment of all employees associated with these actions.
During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we recorded a special charge of approximately $14.1 million for severance and fringe benefit costs in accordance with our ongoing benefit plan or statutory requirements at foreign locations for 137 manufacturing, engineering and SMG&A employees. As of February 2, 2013, we employed 19 of the 137 employees included in this cost reduction action. These employees must continue to be employed by us until their employment is involuntarily terminated in order to receive the severance benefit. We estimate this action will result in annual cost savings of approximately $17.0 million once fully implemented.

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Operating Income
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Operating income

$153,489

 

$183,372

 
$
(29,883
)
 
(16
)%
Operating income as a % of revenue
24.7
%
 
28.3
%
 
 
 
 
The year-over-year decrease in operating income was primarily the result of a decrease in revenue of $25.9 million , a 50 basis point decrease in gross margin percentage and a $14.1 million special charge recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as more fully described above under the heading Special Charges—Reduction of Operating Costs .
Provision for Income Taxes
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
Provision for income taxes

$18,887

 

$40,704

 
$
(21,817
)
Effective income tax rate
12.6
%
 
22.6
%
 
 
Our effective tax rate reflects the applicable tax rate in effect in the various tax jurisdictions around the world where our income is earned.
The decrease in our effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was primarily due to income earned in lower tax rate jurisdictions as a result of an international tax restructuring effective January 1, 2013. In addition our effective tax rate was lower due to a tax benefit from the reinstatement of the U.S. federal research and development tax credit in January 2013 retroactive to January 1, 2012 which resulted in lowering our effective tax rate by approximately 4%.
We expect our effective tax rate to be approximately 17% for the remainder of fiscal 2013.
Net Income
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Net Income

$131,222

 

$139,382

 
$
(8,160
)
 
(6
)%
Net Income as a % of revenue
21.1
%
 
21.5
%
 
 
 
 
Diluted EPS

$0.42

 

$0.46

 
 
 
 
Net income declined year-over-year as the $29.9 million decrease in operating income was partially offset by a lower provision for income taxes in the first quarter of 2013.
Outlook
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking and our actual results may differ materially as a result of, among other things, the important factors contained in Item 1A. Risk Factors in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Unless specifically mentioned, these statements do not give effect to the potential impact of any mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or business combinations that may be announced or closed after the date of filing this report. These statements supersede all prior statements regarding our business outlook made by us and we disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
We are planning for revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 to increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2013 by approximately 4% to 8%. Our plan is for gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 to be approximately 64% and for operating expenses to be approximately $224 million. We expect our effective tax rate to be approximately 17%. As a result, we are planning for diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.49 to $0.55 in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.


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Liquidity and Capital Resources
At February 2, 2013 , our principal source of liquidity was $3,987.0 million of cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, of which approximately $1,137.0 million was held in the United States. The balance of our cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments was held outside the United States in various foreign subsidiaries. As we intend to
reinvest our foreign earnings indefinitely, this cash held outside the United States is not available to meet our cash requirements in the United States, including cash dividends and common stock repurchases. Our cash and cash equivalents consist of highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less at the time of acquisition and our short-term investments consist primarily of corporate obligations, such as commercial paper and floating rate notes, bonds and bank time deposits. We maintain these balances with high credit quality counterparties, continually monitor the amount of credit exposure to any one issuer and diversify our investments in order to minimize our credit risk.
We believe that our existing sources of liquidity and cash expected to be generated from future operations, together with existing and anticipated available long-term financing, will be sufficient to fund operations, capital expenditures, research and development efforts, dividend payments (if any) and repurchases of our stock (if any) under our stock repurchase program in the immediate future and for at least the next twelve months.
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
February 4, 2012
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Net cash provided by operating activities

$157,969

 

$214,820

 
$
(56,851
)
 
(26
)%
Net cash provided by operations as a % of
revenue
25.4
%
 
33.1
%
 
 
 
 
At February 2, 2013 , cash and cash equivalents totaled $795.8 million . The primary sources of funds for the first three months of fiscal 2013 were net cash generated from operating activities of $158.0 million . In addition, we received $113.8 million in net proceeds from employee stock option exercises and $180.7 million from the net maturities of available-for-sale short term investments. The principal uses of funds for the first three months of fiscal 2013 were dividend payments of $90.7 million , principal payments of $60.1 million related to our $145 million term loan facility and additions to property, plant and equipment of $18.3 million . These factors contributed to the net increase in cash and cash equivalents of $267.0 million in the first three months of fiscal 2013.
Working Capital
 
February 2, 2013
 
November 3, 2012
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Accounts receivable, net

$329,578

 

$339,881

 
$
(10,303
)
 
(3
)%
Days sales outstanding
48

 
45

 
 
 
 
Inventory

$307,263

 

$313,723

 
$
(6,460
)
 
(2
)%
Days cost of sales in inventory
121

 
114

 
 
 
 
The decrease in accounts receivable was primarily the result of lower revenue in the final month of the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the final month of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Days sales outstanding increased as a result of higher product shipments made to our distributors in the final month of the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the final month of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.
Inventory decreased as a result of our continued efforts to balance manufacturing production, demand and inventory levels. Days cost of sales in inventory increased from 114 days at the end of the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012 to 121 days at the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2013 as a result of the decline in cost of sales by 8% while inventory decreased by only 2% for the same period.
Current liabilities decreased to $508.5 million at February 2, 2013 , a decrease of $16.5 million , or 3% , from $525.1 million at the end of fiscal 2012. This decrease was primarily due to a decrease in accrued liabilities as a result of lower variable compensation expense accruals and a decrease in the current portion of long term debt that related to the $145 million term loan facility, which we repaid in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in income taxes payable.
As of February 2, 2013 and November 3, 2012 , we had gross deferred revenue of  $302.4 million and $299.0 million , respectively, and gross deferred cost of sales of $59.0 million and $60.5 million , respectively. Deferred income on shipments to

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distributors increased in the first three months of fiscal 2013 as a result of a mix shift in favor of higher margin products in the channel. Sales to distributors are made under agreements that allow distributors to receive price-adjustment credits and to return qualifying products for credit, as determined by us, in order to reduce the amounts of slow-moving, discontinued or obsolete product from their inventory. Given the uncertainties associated with the levels of price-adjustment credits to be granted to distributors, the sales price to the distributors is not fixed or determinable until the distributors resell the products to their customers. Therefore, we defer revenue recognition from sales to distributors until the distributors have sold the products to their customers. The amount of price-adjustments is dependent on future overall market conditions, and therefore the levels of these adjustments could fluctuate significantly from period to period. To the extent that we experience a significant increase in the amount of credits we issue to our distributors, there could be a material impact on the ultimate revenue and gross margin recognized relating to these transactions.
Debt
As of February 2, 2013 , we had $750.0 million in principal outstanding on our long term debt. Our debt obligations consist of the following:
$375.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.0% senior unsecured notes
On June 30, 2009 , we issued $375.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.0%  senior unsecured notes due July 1, 2014 (the 5.0% Notes) with semi-annual fixed interest payments due on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing January 1, 2010 . We swapped the fixed interest portion of these notes for a variable interest rate based on the three-month LIBOR plus 2.05%. The variable interest payments based on the variable annual rate are payable quarterly. The LIBOR based rate is set quarterly three months prior to the date of the interest payment. In the second quarter of fiscal 2012, we terminated the interest rate swap agreement. We received $19.8 million in cash proceeds from the swap termination, which included $1.3 million in accrued interest. The proceeds, net of interest received, are disclosed in cash flows from financing activities in our condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. As a result of the termination, the carrying value of the 5.0% Notes was adjusted for the change in fair value of the interest component of the debt up to the date of the termination of the swap in an amount equal to the fair value of the swap, and will be amortized to earnings as a reduction of interest expense over the remaining life of the debt. This amortization is reflected in our condensed consolidated statements of cash flows within operating activities.
$145.0 million term loan facility
On December 22, 2010 , Analog Devices Holdings B.V., our wholly owned subsidiary, entered into a credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A., London Branch as administrative agent. The credit agreement provided for a $145.0 million term loan facility, which was set to mature on December 22, 2013 . During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we repaid the remaining outstanding principal balance on the loan of $60.1 million and the credit agreement was terminated.
$375.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.0% senior unsecured notes
On April 4, 2011 , we issued $375.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.0% senior unsecured notes due April 15, 2016 (the 3.0% Notes) with semi-annual fixed interest payments due on April 15 and October 15 of each year, commencing October 15, 2011.
The indenture governing the 5.0% Notes and 3.0% Notes contains covenants that may limit our ability to: incur, create, assume or guarantee any debt for borrowed money secured by a lien upon a principal property; enter into sale and lease-back transactions with respect to a principal property; and consolidate with or merge into, or transfer or lease all or substantially all of our assets to, any other party. As of February 2, 2013 , we were compliant with these covenants. See Note 13, Debt , of the Notes to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements contained in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for further information on our outstanding debt.
Revolving Credit Facility
During December 2012, we terminated our five-year , $165.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility with certain institutional lenders entered into in May 2008 . On December 19, 2012 , we entered into a five-year , $500.0 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with certain institutional lenders. To date, we have not borrowed under this credit facility but we may borrow in the future and use the proceeds for repayment of existing indebtedness, stock repurchases, acquisitions, capital expenditures, working capital and other lawful corporate purposes. The terms of the facility impose restrictions on our ability to undertake certain transactions, to create certain liens on assets and to incur certain subsidiary indebtedness. In addition, the credit agreement contains a consolidated leverage ratio covenant of total consolidated funded debt to consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of not greater than 3.0 to 1.0 . As of February 2, 2013 , we were compliant with these covenants .

Stock Repurchase Program

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Our common stock repurchase program has been in place since August 2004 . In the aggregate, our Board of Directors has authorized us to repurchase $5.0 billion of our common stock under the program. Under the program, we may repurchase outstanding shares of our common stock from time to time in the open market and through privately negotiated transactions. Unless terminated earlier by resolution of our Board of Directors, the repurchase program will expire when we have repurchased all shares authorized under the program. As of February 2, 2013 , we had repurchased a total of approximately 129.2 million shares of our common stock for approximately $4,439.0 million under this program. As of February 2, 2013 , an additional $561.0 million worth of shares remains available for repurchase under the current authorized program. The repurchased shares are held as authorized but unissued shares of common stock. We also from time to time repurchase shares in settlement of employee tax withholding obligations due upon the vesting of restricted stock units or the exercise of stock options, or in certain limited circumstances to satisfy the exercise price of options granted to our employees under our equity compensation plans. Any future common stock repurchases will be based on several factors, including our financial performance, outlook, liquidity and the amount of cash we have available in the United States.
Capital Expenditures
Net additions to property, plant and equipment were $18.3 million in the first three months of fiscal 2013 and were funded with a combination of cash on hand and cash generated from operations. We expect capital expenditures to be in the range of approximately $90 million to $110 million in fiscal 2013 to be used primarily for our manufacturing and engineering capabilities, which will be funded with a combination of cash on hand and cash generated from operations.
Dividends
On February 18, 2013 , our Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.34 per outstanding share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on March 12, 2013 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2013 and is expected to total approximately $104.0 million. We currently expect quarterly dividends to continue at $0.34 per share, although they remain subject to determination and declaration by our Board of Directors. The payment of future dividends, if any, will be based on several factors, including our financial performance, outlook and liquidity.

Contractual Obligations
In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we repaid the remaining outstanding principal balance of $60.1 million on our $145.0 million term loan. As a result of the repayment, the amounts previously reflected as “Debt obligations” in the contractual obligations table contained in the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 3, 2012 are lower by $60.1 million.
There have not been any other material changes during the first three months of fiscal 2013 to the amounts presented in the table summarizing our contractual obligations included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 3, 2012.

New Accounting Pronouncements
From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) that are adopted by us as of the specified effective date. Unless otherwise discussed, management believes that the impact of recently issued standards will not have a material impact on our future financial condition and results of operations. See Note 17, New Accounting Pronouncements , of the Notes to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements contained in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a description of recently issued and adopted accounting pronouncements, including the dates of adoption and impact on our historical financial condition and results of operations.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
There were no material changes in the first three months of fiscal 2013 to the information provided under the heading “Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 3, 2012.
ITEM 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
There were no material changes in the first three months of fiscal 2013 to the information provided under Item 7A. “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk” set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 3, 2012.

ITEM 4.
Controls and Procedures

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(a)  Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures . Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of February 2, 2013. The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), means controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Based on the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of February 2, 2013 , our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.
(b)  Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting. No change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) occurred during the quarter ended February 2, 2013 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1A.
Risk Factors
Set forth below and elsewhere in this report and in other documents we file with the SEC are descriptions of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements contained in this report. The description below includes any material changes to and supersedes the description of the risk factors affecting our business previously discussed in "Part I, Item 1A Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 3, 2012.
Disruptions in global credit and financial markets could materially and adversely affect our business and results of operations.

There is significant continuing uncertainty regarding the stability of global credit and financial markets. These economic uncertainties may lead consumers and businesses to postpone spending, which may cause our customers to cancel, decrease or delay their existing and future orders for our products and make it difficult for us to accurately forecast and plan our future business activities. Uncertainty regarding the future stability of the Euro Zone could cause the value of the Euro to deteriorate, thus reducing the purchasing power of our European customers. In addition, financial difficulties experienced by our suppliers or distributors could result in product delays, increased accounts receivable defaults and inventory challenges. During the past few years, many governments adopted stimulus or spending programs designed to ease the economic impact of the crisis. Some of our businesses benefited from these stimulus programs and there can be no assurance that such programs will continue in the future. If economic conditions deteriorate, we may record additional charges relating to restructuring costs or the impairment of assets and our business and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.
Our future revenue, gross margins, operating results and net income are difficult to predict and may materially fluctuate.
Our future revenue, gross margins, operating results and net income are difficult to predict and may be materially affected by a number of factors, including:

the effects of adverse economic conditions in the markets in which we sell our products;
changes in customer demand for our products and for end products that incorporate our products;
our ability to effectively manage our cost structure in both the short term and over a longer duration;
the timing of new product announcements or introductions by us, our customers or our competitors;
competitive pricing pressures;
fluctuations in manufacturing yields, adequate availability of wafers and other raw materials, and manufacturing, assembly and test capacity;
the ability of our third-party suppliers, subcontractors and manufacturers to supply us with sufficient quantities of raw materials, products and/or components;

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any significant decline in our backlog;
the timing, delay or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability to manage inventory;
our ability to hire, retain and motivate adequate numbers of engineers and other qualified employees to meet the demands of our customers;
changes in geographic, product or customer mix;
our ability to utilize our manufacturing facilities at efficient levels;
potential significant litigation-related costs;
the difficulties inherent in forecasting future operating expense levels, including with respect to costs associated with labor, utilities, transportation and raw materials;
the costs related to compliance with increasing worldwide environmental and social responsibility regulations;
changes in our effective tax rates in the United States, Ireland or worldwide; and
the effects of public health emergencies, natural disasters, widespread travel disruptions, security risks, terrorist activities, international conflicts and other events beyond our control.

In addition, the semiconductor market has historically been cyclical and subject to significant economic upturns and downturns. Our business is subject to rapid technological changes and there can be no assurance (i) that products stocked in our inventory will not be rendered obsolete before we ship them, or (ii) that we will be able to produce products in a timely fashion to accommodate changing customer demand. As a result of these and other factors, there can be no assurance that we will not experience material fluctuations in future revenue, gross margins, operating results and net income on a quarterly or annual basis. In addition, if our revenue, gross margins, operating results and net income do not meet the expectations of securities analysts or investors, the market price of our common stock may decline.
Changes in our effective tax rate may impact our results of operations.
A number of factors may increase our future effective tax rate, including: changes in tax laws or the interpretation of such tax laws; increases in tax rates in various jurisdictions; variation in the jurisdictions in which profits are earned and taxed; any adverse resolution of ongoing tax audits or adverse rulings from taxing authorities worldwide; changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets and liabilities; adjustments to income taxes upon finalization of various tax returns; increases in expenses not deductible for tax purposes, including executive compensation subject to the limitations of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code and amortization of assets acquired in connection with strategic transactions; decreased availability of tax deductions for stock-based compensation awards worldwide; and changes in available tax credits. Any significant increase in our future effective tax rates could adversely impact our net income during future periods.
Long-term contracts are not typical for us and reductions, cancellations or delays in orders for our products could adversely affect our operating results.
We typically do not have long-term sales contracts with our customers. In certain markets where end-user demand may be particularly volatile and difficult to predict, some customers place orders that require us to manufacture product and have it available for shipment, even though the customer is unwilling to make a binding commitment to purchase all, or even any, of the product. In other instances, we manufacture product based on forecasts of customer demands. As a result, we may incur inventory and manufacturing costs in advance of anticipated sales and are subject to the risk of cancellations of orders, leading to a sharp reduction of sales and backlog. Further, orders or forecasts may be for products that meet the customer’s unique requirements so that those canceled or unrealized orders would, in addition, result in an inventory of unsaleable products, causing potential inventory write-offs. As a result of lengthy manufacturing cycles for certain of the products that are subject to these uncertainties, the amount of unsaleable product could be substantial. Incorrect forecasts, or reductions, cancellations or delays in orders for our products could adversely affect our operating results.
Our future success depends upon our ability to continue to innovate, improve our products, develop and market new products, and identify and enter new markets.
Our future success significantly depends on our continued ability to improve our products and develop and market innovative new products. Product development, innovation and enhancement is often a complex, time-consuming and costly process involving significant investment in research and development, with no assurance of return on investment. There can be no assurance that we will be able to develop and introduce new and improved products in a timely or efficient manner or that

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new and improved products, if developed, will achieve market acceptance. Our products generally must conform to various evolving and sometimes competing industry standards, which may adversely affect our ability to compete in certain markets or require us to incur significant costs. In addition, our customers generally impose very high quality and reliability standards on our products, which often change and may be difficult or costly to satisfy. Any inability to satisfy customer quality standards or comply with industry standards and technical requirements may adversely affect demand for our products and our results of operations. In addition, our growth is dependent on our continued ability to identify and penetrate new markets where we have limited experience and competition is intense. Also, some of our customers in these markets are less established, which could subject us to increased credit risk. There can be no assurance that the markets we serve will grow in the future, that our existing and new products will meet the requirements of these markets, that our products will achieve customer acceptance in these markets, that competitors will not force price reductions or take market share from us, or that we can achieve or maintain adequate gross margins or profits in these markets. Furthermore, a decline in demand in one or several of our end-user markets could have a material adverse effect on the demand for our products and our results of operations.
We may not be able to compete successfully in markets within the semiconductor industry in the future.
We face intense technological and pricing competition in the semiconductor industry, and we expect this competition to increase in the future, including from companies located outside the United States. Many companies have sufficient financial, manufacturing, technical, sales and marketing resources to develop and market products that compete with our products. Some of our competitors may have more advantageous supply or development relationships with our current and potential customers or suppliers. Our competitors also include emerging companies selling specialized products in markets we serve.
Competition is generally based on design and quality of products, product performance, features and functionality, and product pricing, availability and capacity, with the relative importance of these factors varying among products, markets and customers. Existing or new competitors may develop products or technologies that more effectively address the demands of our customers and markets with enhanced performance, features and functionality, lower power requirements, greater levels of integration or lower cost. Increased competition in certain markets has resulted in and may continue to result in declining average selling prices, reduced gross margins and loss of market share in those markets. There can be no assurance that we will be able to compete successfully in the future against existing or new competitors, or that our operating results will not be adversely affected by increased competition.
We rely on third-party suppliers, subcontractors and manufacturers for some industry-standard wafers, manufac