10-K 1 d647016d10k.htm FORM 10-K Form 10-K
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

 

x ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 29, 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 Number 001-15181

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   04-3363001

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

3030 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA   95134
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 822-2000

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Common Stock, par value $.01 per share

(Title of each class)

NASDAQ Stock Market

(Name of each exchange on which registered)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x

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   x    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  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Large accelerated filer  x    Accelerated filer  ¨    Non-accelerated filer  ¨    Smaller reporting company  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 30, 2013 was $1,748,529,925

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant’s Common Stock as of February 20, 2014 was 124,743,564.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of the definitive Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 7, 2014 are incorporated by reference into Part III.


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Item 1.   Business      3   
Item 1A.   Risk Factors      12   
Item 1B.   Unresolved Staff Comments      26   
Item 2.   Properties      26   
Item 3.   Legal Proceedings      27   
Item 4.   Mine Safety Disclosures      28   
Item 5.   Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities      29   
Item 6.   Selected Financial Data      32   
Item 7.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      34   
Item 7A.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk      56   
Item 8.   Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Data      57   
Item 9.   Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure      99   
Item 9A.   Controls and Procedures      99   
Item 9B.   Other Information      99   
Item 10.   Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance      100   
Item 11.   Executive Compensation      100   
Item 12.   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.      100   
Item 13.   Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.      100   
Item 14.   Principal Accountant’s Fees and Services      101   
Item 15.   Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules      101   

Exhibit Index.

     103   

Signatures

     106   

Certifications

     See Exhibits   

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

Except as otherwise indicated in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the terms “we,” “our,” the “company,” “Fairchild” and “Fairchild International” refer to Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, including Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, our principal operating subsidiary. We refer to individual subsidiaries where appropriate.

The company’s fiscal year ends on the last Sunday in December. The years ended December 29, 2013, December 30, 2012, and December 25, 2011 consist of 52 weeks, 53 weeks, and 52 weeks, respectively.

General

We are focused on developing, manufacturing and selling power analog, power discrete and certain non-power semiconductor solutions to a wide range of end market customers. We are a leading supplier of power analog products, power discrete products and energy-efficient solutions, according to iSuppli. Our products are used in a wide variety of electronic applications, including sophisticated computers and internet hardware; communications including wireless phones and tablets; networking and storage equipment; industrial power supply and instrumentation equipment; consumer electronics such as digital cameras, displays, audio/video devices and household appliances; and automotive applications. We believe that our focus on the power market, our diverse end market exposure, and our strong penetration into the growing Asian region provide us with excellent opportunities to expand our business.

With a history dating back approximately 50 years, the original Fairchild was one of the founders of the semiconductor industry. Established in 1959 as a provider of memory and logic semiconductors, the Fairchild Semiconductor business was acquired by Schlumberger Limited in 1979 and by National Semiconductor Corporation in 1987. In March 1997, as part of its recapitalization, much of the Fairchild Semiconductor business was sold to a new, independent company—Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation.

Products and Technology

Two of our product segments are organized by the end markets they support and include: (1) Mobile, Computing, Consumer and Communication (MCCC), (2) Power Conversion, Industrial and Automotive (PCIA). Our third reportable segment is Standard Discrete and Standard Linear (SDT), which contains a wide array of mature, standard products.

We develop a wide range of power and signal path products that are primarily focused on enabling greater energy efficiency in industrial, appliance, cloud computing, and automotive applications. The mobile applications market including smart phones and tablets are also a key area of product design for us. We invest in wafer fabrication and packaging technology to support the development of these innovative products. In 2013, we opened our new 8 inch wafer fabrication site in Bucheon, Korea and expect to gradually load this plant with a combination of new products and existing devices transferred from older, less efficient factories.

Mobile, Computing, Consumer and Communication (MCCC)

We design, manufacture and market high-performance analog components, mixed signal integrated circuits, and low voltage power MOSFETs for mobile, consumer, computing, and communication applications. We have a leadership position in the power MOSFET market with our portfolio of PowerTrench® technology products. Our analog and mixed signal products are focused on the mobile endmarkets and are the primary growth engine for the MCCC group.

 

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We offer analog and mixed signal devices in a number of proprietary part types with an emphasis on serving the mobile market. The development of proprietary parts is largely driven by evolving end-system requirements such as extending battery life, improving audio quality, and USB connections. The drive for more features and capabilities in smart phones drives the demand for higher performance of our products in the smallest form factor possible. Major competitors include Analog Devices, Inc., Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Micrel Inc, ON Semiconductor Corporation, ST Microelectronics N.V., Intersil Corporation, International Rectifier Corporation, Infineon Technologies AG, and Texas Instruments Incorporated.

Analog products monitor, interpret, and control continuously variable functions such as light, color, sound, and energy. Frequently, they form the interface with the digital world. We provide a wide range of analog products that perform such tasks as voltage regulation, audio amplification, power and signal switching and system management. Analog voltage regulation circuits are used to provide constant voltages as well as step up or step down voltage levels on a circuit board. These products enable improvements in power efficiency, lighting management, and improve charge times in ultraportable products. These products are used in a variety of mobile, computing, communications, and consumer applications.

In addition to the power analog and interface products we also offer signal path products. These include analog and digital switches, USB switches, video filters and high performance audio amplifiers. The analog switch functions are typically found in cellular handsets and other ultra portable applications. The video products provide a single chip solution to video filtering and amplification. Video filtering applications include set top boxes and digital televisions.

We believe our analog and mixed signal product portfolio is further enhanced by a broad offering of packaging solutions that we have developed. These solutions include surface mount devices, tiny packages, chip scale packages, and leadless carriers.

We also design, manufacture, and market power semiconductor solutions for computing, communications, mobile, consumer and industrial applications. Power semiconductor solutions include power discrete MOSFETs, analog integrated circuits, and fully integrated multi-chip and monolithic power solutions.

Our power MOSFETs are primarily used in power delivery and power control applications. Power delivery and control applications are ubiquitous across computing, mobile, consumer electronic and communication infrastructure markets. We produce advanced low voltage and medium voltage MOSFETs under our PowerTrench® brands. Examples of applications where our advanced power MOSFETs are used include smartphones, tablets, notebook PCs, high performance gaming, home entertainment systems, servers, data communication, and routers where our products enable efficient power delivery. This enables longer battery life, lower power consumption and better thermal performance of our customers products.

Power Conversion, Industrial and Automotive (PCIA)

We design, manufacture and market power discrete semiconductors, analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) and multi-chip smart power modules for broad power conversion/power management, industrial, and automotive applications. Our power solutions typically convert a semi-regulated energy source (AC—alternating current or DC—direct current) to a regulated output for electronic systems (AC-DC, DC-AC, and DC-DC conversion). Our discrete devices are individual diodes or transistors that perform power switching, power conditioning and signal amplification functions in electronic circuits. Our analog and mixed signal ICs are used to control discrete semiconductors in applications such as power switching, conditioning, signal amplification, power distribution, and power consumption. Driving the demand and growth of our business is the increasing need for higher efficiency and higher power density for space savings. We are also seeing strong demand for our solutions which reduce the consumption of power when electronic devices are in standby mode. We manufacture discrete products using state of the art vertical Diffusion Metal Oxide Semiconductor (DMOS) MOSFETs, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT), Bipolar and ultrafast rectifier technologies. We manufacture analog and mixed signal ICs using a variety of bipolar (Bi), complementary metal oxide (CMOS), BiCMOS, and

 

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bipolar/CMOS/DMOS (BCDMOS) state of the art processes up to 1200V and down to 0.35µm (microns) minimum geometry. Major competitors include Infineon Technologies AG, ST Microelectronics N.V., International Rectifier Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Power Integrations, Inc., ON Semiconductor Corporation, NXP Semiconductors N.V., Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Ltd. and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Power MOSFETs are used in applications to switch, shape or transfer energy. These products are used in a variety of high-growth applications including solar inverters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), data centers & communications, motors, lighting, automotive, computing, displays, and industrial supplies. We produce advanced power MOSFETs under our SupreMOS®, SuperFET®, PowerTrench®, UniFET™ and QFET® brands. MOSFETs enable various end applications to achieve their design needs and efficiency goals.

IGBTs are high-voltage power discrete devices. They are used in switching applications for solar inverters, UPS, data centers & communications, motors, power supplies, displays, TVs, and automotive ignition systems. These applications require lower switching frequencies, higher power, and/or higher voltages than a power MOSFET can provide. We are a leading supplier of IGBTs. We have developed various planar and trench IGBT technologies for these applications.

Rectifier products work with IGBTs and MOSFETs in many applications to provide power conversion and conditioning. Our premier product is the STEALTH™ rectifier, providing industry leading performance and efficiencies in data communications, industrial power supply, displays, TVs, and motor applications.

Leveraging our power MOSFET and IGBT technologies, we also design and manufacture modules for the industrial, automotive, and home appliance end markets which are growing with the worldwide need to improve efficiency, increase power density, and conserve energy.

We design and develop a line of proprietary, high-performance SPM® brand smart power module products targeted at various end applications in consumer white goods and industrial applications: room air conditioners, industrial power supplies, solar inverters, pumps, and industrial motors. These are multi-chip modules containing up to 28 components in a single package that includes diodes, power discrete IGBTs or MOSFETs, high voltage power management driver ICs, and current and temperature sensors. Similar modules, called Automotive Power Modules (APMs), are used in automotive applications. These innovative products provide customers with a fully integrated power management solution designed to increase power efficiency, power density, system reliability, system functionality, and reduce engineering development time.

We sell custom and standard analog and mixed signal ICs to enable management of power systems. We design and manufacture power management semiconductors for line-powered and off-line powered systems that integrate or complement our Power MOSFETs to simplify engineering challenges to increase efficiency, increase power density for space savings, and reduce energy consumption. The integration improves system reliability by reducing the total number of components, while offering comparable robustness. We sell and market off-line and isolated DC-DC ICs, MOSFET and IGBT gate driver ICs, and power factor correction ICs to the consumer, computing, display, TV, lighting, and industrial markets.

Off-line and isolated DC to DC IC products address power conversion from less than one watt output up to 1 kilowatt. The solutions target circuit board space saving by improving overall system efficiency and reducing the total number of components. Additionally, our devices help the designer conserve system power. These products primarily target the high volume consumer and computing markets with a smaller percentage aimed towards the lower volume, diversified industrial markets.

MOSFET and IGBT Gate Driver IC products complement our off-line and isolated DC to DC, power MOSFETs, and IGBTs for applications from less than one hundred watts output to greater than 2 kilowatts. These gate drivers are often required for higher power MOSFET and IGBT applications where there is a need for higher efficiency, additional system functionality, and reduced design complexity.

 

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Power Factor Correction (PFC) ICs complement our off-line and isolated DC to DC, power MOSFETs, rectifiers, and IGBTs for applications from less than one hundred watts output to 2 kilowatts. Undesired by-products of electronic equipment include inefficient power usage from an AC source, higher AC noise and undesired harmonics. PFC ICs are needed to improve the power efficiency and to lower noise or harmonics to government and industry mandated levels.

Optoelectronics covers a wide range of semiconductor devices that emit and sense both visible and infrared light. We participate in the optocoupler segment of the optoelectronics market. Optocouplers incorporate infrared emitter and detector combinations in a single package. These products are used to transmit signals between two electronic circuits while maintaining a safe electrical isolation between them. Major applications for these devices include power supplies, UPS, solar inverters, motor controls and power modules & industrial control system. Our focus in optoelectronics is aligned with our power management business, as these products are used extensively in power supplies and AC to DC power conversion applications. Major competitors for this business include Avago Technologies Ltd., Vishay Intertechnology, Inc and Liteon, Inc.

Standard Products (SDT)

SDT combines the management of mature and multiple market products which provide generic solutions from the product lines discussed below.

Standard Diodes and Transistors products cover a wide range of semiconductor products including: MOSFET, junction field effect transistors (JFETs), high power bipolar, discrete small signal transistors, TVS, Zeners, rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, Schottky devices and diodes. Our parts can be found in almost every circuit with our portfolio focus geared towards meeting the needs of general power switching, power conditioning, circuit protection, and signal amplification functions in electronic circuits of computing, industrial, mobile, ultraportable, and consumer markets. The portfolio is enhanced with single and multichip solutions in industry leading small packages that add value with performance and minimal footprint on the PCB. Major competitors include International Rectifier Corporation, Diodes Incorporated, NXP Semiconductors N.V., ST Microelectronics N.V., ON Semiconductor Corporation and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

We design, manufacture and market analog integrated circuits for computing, consumer, communications, ultra-portable and industrial applications. These products are manufactured using bipolar, CMOS and BiCMOS technologies. Standard Linear solutions range from bipolar regulators, shunt regulators, low drop out regulators, standard op-amp/comparators, low voltage op-amps, and others. Analog voltage regulator circuits are used to provide constant voltages as well as to step up or step down voltage levels on a circuit board. Op-amps/comparators are designed specifically to operate from a single power supply over a wide range of voltages. We also offer low-voltage op-amps that provide a combination of low power, rail-to-rail performance, low voltage operation, and tiny package options which are well suited for use in personal electronics equipment.

There is continued growth for analog solutions as digital solutions require a bridge between real world signals and digital signals. Our product portfolio is further enhanced by a broad offering of packaging solutions that we have developed. These solutions include surface mount devices, tiny packages and leadless carriers. Major competitors include ST Microelectronics N.V., ON Semiconductor Corporation and Texas Instruments Incorporated.

Infrared products consist of a variety of surface mount and thru-hole Sensors, Detectors and Emitters typically used in most major market segments with telecom and industrial applications presenting the largest opportunities. Historically our focus has been on customized solutions specializing in alignment and media sensing as well as industrial/medical applications. Key competitors are: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc, Osram Opto Semiconductors, OPTEK Technology, OMRON Corporation, Avago Technologies Ltd., and Kodenshi Corp.

 

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Sales, Marketing and Distribution

For the year ended December 29, 2013, Samsung Electronics was our largest customer and accounted for more than 10% of our net revenue. In 2013 we derived approximately 61%, 32% and 7% of our net sales from distributors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and electronic design and manufacturing services (EMS) customers, respectively, through our regional sales organizations. We operate regional sales organizations in Europe, with principal offices in Munich, Germany; the Americas, with principal offices in San Jose, CA; the Asia/Pacific region (which for these purposes excludes Japan and South Korea), with principal offices in Hong Kong; Japan, with principal offices in Tokyo; and South Korea, with principal offices in Seoul. A discussion of revenue by geographic region for each of the last three years can be found in Item 8, Note 17 of this report. Each of the regional sales organizations is supported by the supply chain organization, which manages independently operated warehouses. Product orders flow to our manufacturing facilities, where products are made. Products are then shipped either directly to customers or indirectly to customers through warehouses that are owned and operated by us or by a third party provider.

We have dedicated direct sales organizations operating in Europe, the Americas, the Asia/Pacific region, Japan and Korea that serve our major original equipment manufacturer and electronic design and manufacturing services customers. We also have a large network of distributors and independent manufacturer’s representatives to distribute and sell our products around the world. We believe that using a combination of our highly focused, direct sales force selling products for all of our businesses, combined with an extensive network of distributors and manufacturer’s representatives, is the most efficient way to serve our multi-market customer base. Our dedicated marketing organization consists of a central marketing group that coordinates marketing, advertising, and media activities for all products within the company. Additionally, product line marketing specifically focuses on tactical and strategic marketing for their product and application focus, and marketing personnel located in each of the sales regions provides regional direction and support for products and end applications as applicable for their region.

Typically, distributors handle a wide variety of products and fill orders for many customers. Some of our sales to distributors are made under agreements allowing for market price fluctuations and the right of return on unsold merchandise, subject to time and volume limitations. Many of these distribution agreements contain a standard stock rotation provision allowing for maximum levels of inventory returns. In our experience, these inventory returns can usually be resold, although often at a discount. Manufacturer’s representatives generally do not offer products that compete directly with our products, but may carry complementary items manufactured by others. Manufacturer’s representatives, who are compensated on a commission basis, do not maintain a product inventory; instead, their customers place larger quantity orders directly with us and are referred to distributors for smaller orders.

Research and Development

Our expenditures for research and development for 2013, 2012 and 2011 were $171.6 million, $156.9 million and $153.4 million, respectively. These expenditures represented 12.2%, 11.2%, and 9.7% of sales for 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Advanced silicon processing technology is a key determinant in the improvement of semiconductor products. Each new generation of process technology has resulted in products with higher speed, higher power density and greater performance, produced at lower cost. We expect infrastructure investments made in recent years to enable us to continue to achieve high volume, high reliability and low-cost production using leading edge process technology for our classes of products. Our R&D efforts continue to be focused in part on innovative packaging solutions that make use of new assembly methods and high performance packaging materials, as well as in exclusive and patent protected transistor structure development. We are also using our R&D resources to characterize and apply new materials in both our packaging and semiconductor device processing efforts.

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groups are located throughout the world in our factories and research centers. We work closely with our major customers in many research and development situations in order to increase the likelihood that our products will be designed directly into customers’ products and achieve rapid and lasting market acceptance.

Manufacturing

We operate seven manufacturing facilities, four of which are “front-end” wafer fabrication plants in the U.S. and South Korea, and three of which are “back-end” assembly and test facilities in Asia. Information about our property, plant and equipment by geographic region for each of the last three years can be found in Item 8, Note 17 of this report.

Our products are manufactured and designed using a broad range of manufacturing processes and certain proprietary design methods. We use all of the prevalent function-oriented process technologies for wafer fabrication, including CMOS, Bipolar, BiCMOS, and DMOS. We use primarily mature through-hole and advanced surface mount technologies in our assembly and test operations. We have fully implemented a lead free packaging initiative and all products currently manufactured use a lead free finish in full compliance with RoHS industry environmental requirements.

 

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The table below provides information about our manufacturing facilities and products.

Manufacturing Facilities

 

Location

  

Products

Front-End Facilities:

  

Mountaintop, Pennsylvania

   Discrete Power Semiconductors

South Portland, Maine

   Analog Switches, USB, Interface SerDes, Converters, Logic Gates, Buffers, Counters, Opto Detectors, Ground Fault Interrupters, Power Management ICs

West Jordan, Utah

   Discrete Power Semiconductors

Bucheon, South Korea

   Discrete Power Semiconductors, Standard Analog Integrated Circuits, Power Management ICs

Back-End Facilities:

  

Penang, Malaysia

  

Power Management ICs (AC-DC, Isolated DC-DC, Non-isolated DC-DC, Power Drivers, Supervisory/ Monitor ICs, Voltage Regulators, Pulse width Modulation, Rectifiers)

Power Semiconductors (Integrated Power Solutions, MOSFETs, Transistors)

Automotive Products (Automotive ICs and Drivers, Discrete Power Semiconductors)

Signal Path Products ( Logic, Switching and interface solution, Video filter, Class -G audio amplifier)

Cebu, Philippines

  

Power Management ICs (Isolated DC-DC)

Power Semiconductors (Diodes & Rectifiers, IGBTs, Integrated Power Solutions, MOSFETs, Transistors)

Logic Products

Signal Path Products (Switches)

Optoelectronics (micro-couplers)

Automotive products (Discrete Power)

Suzhou, China

  

Power Semiconductors (Diodes & Rectifiers, IGBTs, Integrated Power Solutions (SPM), MOSFETs, Transistors)

Power Management ICs (AC-DC: PWM (Combo) Controllers)

Automotive Products (Automotive Modules, Discrete Power Semiconductors, Intelligent Power Semiconductors)

We subcontract a minority portion of our wafer fabrication needs, primarily to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Macronix International Co. Ltd., Phenitec Semiconductor, Showa Denko Singapore (PTE) Ltd, and CSMC Manufacturing Company. In order to maximize our production capacity, some of our back-end assembly and testing operations are also subcontracted. Primary back-end subcontractors include, Liteon Inc, Hana Microelectronics Ltd, AUK Semiconductor PTE, Ltd, Taiwan Semiconductor Co. Ltd, and Panjit International Inc.

Our manufacturing processes use many raw materials, including silicon wafers, gold, copper and aluminum wire, Alloy 42/Copper lead frames, mold compound, ceramic and other substrate material and some chemicals and gases. We obtain our raw materials and supplies from a large number of sources.

 

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Backlog

Backlog at December 29, 2013 was approximately $371 million, down from approximately $458 million at December 30, 2012. We define backlog as firm orders or customer-provided forecasts with a customer requested delivery date within 26 weeks. In periods of depressed demand, customers tend to rely on shorter lead times. In periods of increased demand, there is a tendency towards longer lead times which has the effect of increasing backlog and, in some instances we may not have manufacturing capacity sufficient to fulfill all orders. Some of our products are currently in a period of decreased demand. Additionally, backlog is impacted by our manufacturing lead times, which have decreased on average from December 30, 2012 to December 29, 2013. As is customary in the semiconductor industry, we may allow our customers to cancel orders or delay deliveries within agreed upon parameters. Accordingly, our backlog at any time should not be used as an indication of future revenues. For further information on our backlog, see Risk Factors under the heading “We maintain a backlog of customer orders that is subject to cancellation, reduction or delay in delivery schedules, which may result in lower than expected revenues”.

Seasonality

Overall, our sales are closely linked to semiconductor and related electronics industry supply chain and channel inventory trends. We typically experience sequentially lower sales in our first and fourth quarters, with sales reaching a seasonal peak in the second or third quarter. However, economic events and the cyclical nature of the industry can alter these quarterly fluctuations.

Competition

Markets for our products are highly competitive. Although only a few companies compete with us in all of our product lines, we face significant competition within each of our product lines from major international semiconductor companies. Some of our competitors may have substantially greater financial and other resources with which to pursue engineering, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of their products. Competitors include manufacturers of standard semiconductors, application-specific integrated circuits and fully customized integrated circuits.

We compete in different product lines to various degrees on the basis of price, technical performance, product features, product system compatibility, customized design, availability, quality and sales and technical support. Our ability to compete successfully depends on elements both within and outside of our control, including successful and timely development of new products and manufacturing processes, product performance and quality, manufacturing yields and product availability, capacity availability, customer service, pricing, industry trends and general economic trends.

Trademarks and Patents

As of December 29, 2013, we held 1,523 issued U.S. patents and 1,652 issued non-U.S. patents with expiration dates ranging from 2013 through 2033. We also have trademarks that are used in the conduct of our business to distinguish genuine Fairchild products. We believe that while our patents may provide some advantage, our competitive position is largely determined by such factors as system and application knowledge, ability and experience of our personnel, the range and number of new products being developed by us, our market brand recognition, ongoing sales and marketing efforts, customer service, technical support and our manufacturing capabilities.

It is generally our policy to seek patent protection for significant inventions that may be patented, though we may elect, in certain cases, not to seek patent protection even for significant inventions, if other protection, such as maintaining the invention as a trade secret, is considered more advantageous. Also, the laws of countries in which we design, manufacture and market our products may afford little or no effective protection of our proprietary technology.

 

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Environmental Matters

Our operations are subject to environmental laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate that regulate, among other things, air and water emissions and discharges at or from our manufacturing facilities; the generation, storage, treatment, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials by our company; the investigation and remediation of environmental contamination; and the release of hazardous materials into the environment at or from properties operated by our company and at other sites. As with other companies engaged in like businesses, the nature of our operations exposes our company to the risk of liabilities and claims, regardless of fault, with respect to such matters, including personal injury claims and civil and criminal fines.

Our facilities in South Portland, Maine, and, to a lesser extent, West Jordan, Utah, have ongoing remediation projects to respond to releases of hazardous materials that occurred prior to our separation from National Semiconductor Corporation. National Semiconductor has agreed to indemnify Fairchild for the future costs of these projects and other environmental liabilities that existed at the time of our acquisition of those facilities from National Semiconductor in 1997. The terms of the indemnification are without time limit and without maximum amount. The costs incurred to respond to these conditions were not material to the consolidated financial statements for any period presented. National Semiconductor Corporation was acquired by Texas Instruments Incorporated during the fourth quarter of 2011.

Although we believe that our Bucheon, South Korea operations, which we acquired in 1999 from Samsung Electronics, have no significant environmental liabilities, Samsung Electronics agreed to indemnify us for remediation costs and other liabilities related to historical contamination, up to $150 million, arising out of the business we acquired, including the Bucheon facilities. We are unable to estimate the potential amounts of future payments, if any; however, we do not expect any future payments to have a material impact on our earnings or financial condition.

We believe that our operations are in substantial compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations. Our costs to comply with environmental regulations were nominal for 2013, 2012 and 2011. Future laws or regulations and changes in existing environmental laws or regulations, however, may subject our operations to different, additional or more stringent standards. While historically the cost of compliance with environmental laws has not had a material adverse effect on our results of operations, business or financial condition, we cannot predict with certainty our future costs of compliance because of changing standards and requirements.

Employees

Our worldwide workforce consisted of 8,659 full and part-time employees as of December 29, 2013. We believe that our relations with our employees are satisfactory.

At December 29, 2013, 95 employees at our Mountain Top, Pa., manufacturing facility, were covered by a collective bargaining agreement. These employees are members of the Communication Workers of America/International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried Machine and Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO, Local 88177. The current agreement with the union ends June 1, 2015 and provides for guaranteed wage and benefit levels as well as employment security for union members. If a work stoppage were to occur, it could impact our ability to operate our Mountain Top facility. Also, our profitability could be adversely affected if increased costs associated with any future contracts are not recoverable through productivity improvements or price increases. We believe that relations with our unionized employees are satisfactory.

Our wholly owned Korean subsidiary, which we refer to as Fairchild Korea, sponsors a Korean Labor Council consisting of seven representatives from the non-management workforce and seven members of the management workforce. The Labor Council, under Korean law, is recognized as a representative of the workforce for the purposes of consultation and cooperation. The Labor Council has no right to take a work action or to strike and is not party to any labor or collective bargaining agreements with Fairchild Korea. We believe that relations with Fairchild Korea employees and the Labor Council are satisfactory.

 

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On November 26, 2010, the employees in our facility in Suzhou, China approved the creation of a labor union that was officially established on January 26, 2011 under applicable local law. While the All China Federal Trade Union (ACFTU) has indicated its desire that local unions should work towards the goal of executing collective bargaining agreements at companies that have established labor unions, there is currently no collective bargaining agreement between the company and the employees in Suzhou.

Executive Officers

The following table provides information about the executive officers of our company. There is no family relationship among any of the named executive officers.

 

Name

   Age     

Title

Mark S. Thompson

     57       Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Vijay Ullal

     55       President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark S. Frey

     60       Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Paul D. Delva

     51       Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Kevin B. London

     56       Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

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We file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You may read and copy any reports, statements and other information we file at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call (800) SEC-0330 for further information on the Public Reference Room. The SEC maintains an Internet web site that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC. Our filings are also available to the public at the web site maintained by the SEC, http://www.sec.gov.

The address for our company website is http://www.fairchildsemi.com. We make available, free of charge, through our investor relations web site, our reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, amendments to those reports, and other SEC filings, as soon as reasonably practicable after they are filed with the SEC. The address for our investor relations web site is http://investor.fairchildsemi.com (click on “All SEC filings”).

We also make available, free of charge, through our corporate governance website, our corporate charter, bylaws, corporate governance guidelines, charters of the committees of our board of directors, code of business conduct and ethics and other information and materials, including information about how to contact our board of directors, its committees and their members. To find this information and materials, visit our corporate governance website at http://governance.fairchildsemi.com.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

A description of the risk factors associated with our business is set forth below. The risks described below are not the only ones facing us. Additional risks not currently known to us or that we currently believe are immaterial also may impair our business operations and financial condition.

The price of our common stock has fluctuated widely in the past and may fluctuate widely in the future.

Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market and its price has fluctuated significantly in recent years. Additionally, our stock has experienced and may continue to experience significant price and volume fluctuations that could adversely affect its market price without regard to our operating performance. We believe that factors such as quarterly fluctuations in financial results, earnings below analysts’ estimates and financial performance and other activities of other publicly traded companies in the semiconductor industry could

 

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cause the price of our common stock to fluctuate substantially. In addition, our common stock, the stock market in general and the market for shares of semiconductor industry-related stocks in particular have experienced extreme price fluctuations which have often been unrelated to the operating performance of the affected companies. Similar fluctuations in the future could adversely affect the market price of our common stock.

We maintain a backlog of customer orders that is subject to cancellation, reduction or delay in delivery schedules, which may result in lower than expected revenues.

We manufacture products primarily pursuant to purchase orders for current delivery or to forecast, rather than pursuant to long-term supply contracts. The semiconductor industry is occasionally subject to double booking and rapid changes in customer outlooks or unexpected build ups of inventory in the supply channel as a result of shifts in end market demand and macro economic conditions. Accordingly, many of these purchase orders or forecasts may be revised or canceled without penalty. As a result, we must commit resources to the manufacture of products without binding purchase commitments from customers. Even in cases where our standard terms and conditions of sale or other contractual arrangements do not permit a customer to cancel an order without penalty, we may from time to time accept cancellations to maintain customer relationships or because of industry practice, custom or other factors. Our inability to sell products after we devote significant resources to them could have a material adverse effect on both our levels of inventory and revenues. Additionally, fluctuations in demand may cause our inventories to increase or decrease more than we have anticipated. While we currently believe our inventory levels are appropriate for the current economic environment, continued global economic uncertainty may result in lower than expected demand. When we anticipate increasing demand in our markets, lower than anticipated demand may impact our customers’ target inventory levels. While we focused on reducing channel inventories during 2013; our current business forecasting is still qualified by the risk that our backlog may deteriorate as a result of customer cancellations.

Downturns in the highly cyclical semiconductor industry or changes in end user market demands could reduce the profitability and overall value of our business, which could cause the trading price of our stock to decline or have other adverse effects on our financial position.

The semiconductor industry is highly cyclical, and the value of our business may decline as a result of market response to this cyclicality. As we have experienced in the past, uncertainty in global economic conditions may continue to negatively affect us and the rest of the semiconductor industry, by causing us to experience backlog cancellations, higher inventory levels and reduced demand for our products. We may experience renewed, possibly severe and prolonged, downturns in the future as a result of this cyclicality. Even as demand increases following such downturns, our profitability may not increase because of price competition and supply shortages that historically accompany recoveries in demand. In addition, we may experience significant fluctuations in our profitability as a result of variations in sales, product mix, end user markets, the costs associated with the introduction of new products, and our efforts to reduce excess inventories that may have built up as a result of any of these factors. The markets for our products depend on continued demand for consumer electronics such as personal computers, cellular telephones, tablet devices, digital cameras, and automotive, household and industrial goods. Deteriorating global economic conditions may cause these end user markets to experience decreases in demand that could adversely affect our business and future prospects.

Our failure to execute on our cost reduction initiatives and the impact of such initiatives could adversely affect our business.

We continue to implement cost reduction initiatives to keep pace with the evolving economic and competitive conditions. These actions include closing our four-inch manufacturing line in South Korea and converting to eight-inch wafers in Bucheon, South Korea and South Portland, Maine. Additionally, we initiated several insourcing programs to replace higher-cost outside subcontractors with internal manufacturing, we lowered our materials costs and implemented workforce reductions in an effort to simplify operations, improve productivity and reduce costs.

 

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We cannot guarantee that we will successfully implement any of these actions, or if these actions and other actions we may take will help reduce costs. Because restructuring activities involve changes to many aspects of our business, the cost reductions could adversely impact productivity and sales to an extent we have not anticipated. Even if we fully execute and implement these activities and they generate the anticipated cost savings, there may be other unforeseeable and unintended factors or consequences that could adversely impact our profitability and business.

We may not be able to develop new products to satisfy changing customer demands or we may develop the wrong products.

Our success is largely dependent upon our ability to innovate and create revenues from new product introductions. Failure to develop new technologies, or react to changes in existing technologies, could materially delay development of new products and lead to decreased revenues and a loss of market share to our competitors. The semiconductor industry is characterized by rapidly changing technologies and industry standards, together with frequent new product introductions. Our financial performance depends on our ability to identify important new technology advances and to design, develop, manufacture, assemble, test, market and support new products and enhancements on a timely and cost-effective basis. While new products often command higher prices and higher profit margins, we may not successfully identify new product opportunities and develop and bring new products to market or succeed in selling them for use in new customer applications in a timely and cost-effective manner. Products or technologies developed by other companies may render our products or technologies obsolete or noncompetitive. Many of our competitors are larger and more established companies with greater engineering and research and development resources than us. If we fail to identify a fundamental shift in technologies or in our product markets such failure could have material adverse effects on our competitive position within the industry. In addition, to remain competitive, we must continue our efforts to reduce die sizes, develop new packages and improve manufacturing yields. We cannot assure you that we can accomplish these goals.

If some original equipment manufacturers do not design our products into their equipment, our revenue may be adversely affected.

We depend on our ability to have original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), or their contract manufacturers, choose our products. Frequently, an OEM will incorporate or specifically design our products into the products it produces. In such cases the OEM may identify our products, with the products of a limited number of other vendors, as approved for use in particular OEM applications. Without “design wins,” we may only be able to sell our products to customers as a secondary source, if at all. If an OEM designs another supplier’s product into one of its applications, it is more difficult for us to achieve future design wins for that application because changing suppliers involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Even if a customer designs in our products, we are not guaranteed to receive future sales from that customer. We may be unable to achieve these “design wins” because of competition or a product’s functionality, size, electrical characteristics or other aspect of its design or price. Additionally, we may be unable to service expected demand from the customer. In addition, achieving a design win with a customer does not ensure that we will receive significant revenue from that customer and we may be unable to convert design into actual sales.

We depend on demand from the consumer, original equipment manufacturer, contract manufacturing, industrial, automotive and other markets we serve for the end market applications which incorporate our products. Reduced consumer or corporate spending due to increased energy and commodity prices or other economic factors could affect our revenues.

If we provide revenue, margin or earnings per share guidance, it is generally based on certain assumptions we make concerning the health of the overall economy and our projections of future consumer and corporate spending. If our projections of these expenditures are inaccurate or based upon erroneous assumptions, our revenues, margins and earnings per share could be adversely affected. For example, reduced demand for

 

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automobiles and appliances reduced our revenue during 2011 and 2012 while weakness in the high-end smart phone market negatively impacted earnings in 2013. We cannot be certain that a change in macroeconomic conditions will not have an adverse effect on our business.

We have lengthy product development cycles that may cause us to incur significant expenses without realizing meaningful sales, the occurrence of which would harm our business.

Designing and manufacturing semiconductors is a long process that requires the investment of significant resources with no guarantee that the process will ultimately result in sales to customers. In 2013 and in prior years, we have made significant investments in new product designs and technologies. The lengthy front end of our development cycle creates a risk that we may incur significant expenses which we are unable to offset with meaningful sales. Additionally, customers may decide to cancel their products or change production specifications, which may require us to modify product specifications and further increase our cost of production. Failure to meet such specifications may also delay the launch of our products or result in lost sales.

Research and development investments may not yield profitable or commercially viable products and thus will not necessarily result in increases in our revenues.

We invest significant resources in our research and development. In 2013 alone, we invested $171.6 million in research and development. Despite such efforts, we may not be successful in developing commercially viable products. Additionally, there is a substantial risk that we may decide to abandon a potential product that is no longer marketable, despite our investment or significant resources in its development.

Our failure to protect our intellectual property rights could adversely affect our future performance and growth.

Failure to protect our intellectual property rights may result in the loss of valuable technologies. We rely on patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright law to protect such technologies. These laws are subject to legislative and regulatory change or through changes in court interpretations of those laws and regulations. For example, there have been recent developments in the laws and regulations governing the issuance and assertion of patents in the U.S., including modifications to the rules governing patent prosecution. There have also been court rulings on the issues of willfulness, obviousness and injunctions, that may affect our ability to obtain patents and/or enforce our patents against others. Some of our technologies are not covered by any patent or patent application. With respect to our intellectual property generally, we cannot assure you that:

 

   

the patents owned by us or numerous other patents which third parties license to us will not be invalidated, circumvented, challenged or licensed to other companies; or

 

   

any of our pending or future patent applications will be issued within the scope of the claims sought by us, if at all.

In addition, effective patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection may be unavailable, limited or not applied for in some countries. We cannot assure that we will be able to effectively enforce our intellectual property rights in every country in which our products are sold or manufactured.

We also seek to protect our proprietary technologies, including technologies that may not be patented or patentable, in part by confidentiality agreements and, if applicable, inventors’ rights agreements with our collaborators, advisors, employees and consultants. We cannot assure you that these agreements will not be breached, that we will have adequate remedies for any breach or that such persons or institutions will not assert rights to intellectual property arising out of such research. We have non-exclusive licenses to some of our technology from National Semiconductor, Infineon, Samsung Electronics and other companies. These companies may license such technologies to others, including our competitors or may compete with us directly. In addition, National Semiconductor and Infineon have limited royalty-free, worldwide license rights to some of our

 

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technologies. National Semiconductor was purchased by Texas Instruments in 2011. If necessary or desirable, we may seek licenses under patents or intellectual property rights claimed by others. However, we cannot assure you that we will obtain such licenses or that the terms of any offered licenses will be acceptable to us. The failure to obtain a license from a third party for technologies we use could cause us to incur substantial liabilities and to suspend the manufacture or shipment of products or our use of processes requiring the technologies.

Our failure to obtain or maintain the right to use some technologies may negatively affect our financial results.

Our future success and competitive position depend in part upon our ability to obtain or maintain proprietary technologies used in our principal products. From time to time we are required to defend against claims by competitors and others of intellectual property infringement. Claims of intellectual property infringement and litigation regarding patent and other intellectual property rights are commonplace in the semiconductor industry and are frequently time consuming and costly. From time to time, we may be notified of claims that we may be infringing patents issued to other companies. Such claims may relate both to products and manufacturing processes. We may engage in license negotiations regarding these claims from time to time. Even though we maintain procedures to avoid infringing others’ rights as part of our product and process development efforts, it is impossible to be aware of every possible patent which our products may infringe, and we cannot assure you that we will be successful in our efforts to avoid infringement claims. Furthermore, even if we conclude our products do not infringe another’s patents, others may not agree. We have been and are involved in lawsuits, and could become subject to other lawsuits, in which it is alleged that we have infringed upon the patent or other intellectual property rights of other companies. For example, since October 2004, we have been in litigation with Power Integrations, Inc. See Item 3, Legal Proceedings. Our involvement in this litigation and future intellectual property litigation, or the costs of avoiding or settling litigation by purchasing licenses rights or by other means, could result in significant expense to our company, adversely affecting sales of the challenged products or technologies and diverting the efforts and attention of our technical and management personnel, whether or not such litigation is resolved in our favor. We may decide to settle patent infringement claims or litigation by purchasing license rights from the claimant, even if we believe we are not infringing, in order to reduce the expense of continuing the dispute or because we are not sufficiently confident that we would eventually prevail. In the event of an adverse outcome as a defendant in any such litigation, we may be required to:

 

   

pay substantial damages;

 

   

indemnify our customers for damages they might suffer if the products they purchase from us violate the intellectual property rights of others;

 

   

stop our manufacture, use, sale or importation of infringing products;

 

   

expend significant resources to develop or acquire non-infringing technologies;

 

   

discontinue manufacturing processes; or

 

   

obtain licenses to the intellectual property we are found to have infringed.

We cannot assure you that we would be successful in such development or acquisition or that such licenses would be available under reasonable terms. Any such development, acquisition or license could require the expenditure of substantial time and other resources.

We may not be able to consummate future acquisitions or successfully integrate acquisitions into our business.

We have made numerous acquisitions of various sizes since we became an independent company in 1997 and we plan to pursue additional acquisitions of related businesses. The costs of acquiring and integrating related businesses, or our failure to integrate them successfully into our existing businesses, could result in our company incurring unanticipated expenses and losses. In addition, we may not be able to identify or finance additional acquisitions or realize any anticipated benefits from acquisitions we do complete.

 

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We are constantly evaluating acquisition opportunities and consolidation possibilities and are frequently conducting due diligence or holding preliminary discussions with respect to possible acquisition transactions, some of which could be significant.

If we acquire another business, the process of integrating an acquired business into our existing operations may result in unforeseen operating difficulties and may require us to use significant financial resources on the acquisition that may otherwise be needed for the ongoing development or expansion of existing operations. Some of the risks associated with acquisitions include:

 

   

unexpected losses of key employees, customers or suppliers of the acquired company;

 

   

conforming the acquired company’s standards, processes, procedures and controls with our operations;

 

   

coordinating new product and process development;

 

   

hiring additional management and other critical personnel;

 

   

inability to realize anticipated synergies;

 

   

negotiating with labor unions; and

 

   

increasing the scope, geographic diversity and complexity of our operations.

 

   

In addition, we may encounter unforeseen obstacles or costs in the integration of other businesses we acquire.

Possible future acquisitions could result in the incurrence of additional debt, contingent liabilities and amortization expenses related to intangible assets, all of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and operating results.

We may face risks associated with dispositions of assets and businesses.

From time to time we may dispose of assets and businesses in an effort to grow our more profitable product lines. When we do so, we face certain risks associated with these exit activities, including but not limited the risk that we will disrupt service to our customers, the risk of inadvertently losing other business not related to the exit activities, the risk that we will be unable to effectively continue, terminate, modify and manage supplier and vendor relationships, and the risk that we may be subject to consequential claims from customers or vendors as a result of eliminating, or transferring the production of affected products or the renegotiation of commitments related to those products.

We depend on suppliers for timely deliveries of raw materials of acceptable quality. Production time and product costs could increase if we were to lose a primary supplier or if we experience a significant increase in the prices of our raw materials. Product performance could be affected and quality issues could develop as a result of a significant degradation in the quality of raw materials we use in our products.

Our manufacturing processes use many raw materials, including silicon wafers, gold, copper lead frames, mold compound, ceramic packages and various chemicals and gases. Our manufacturing operations depend upon our ability to obtain adequate supplies of raw materials on a timely basis. Our results of operations could be adversely affected if we were unable to obtain adequate supplies of raw materials in a timely manner or if the costs of raw materials increased significantly. If the prices of these raw materials rise significantly we may be unable to pass on our increased operating expenses to our customers. This could result in decreased profit margins for the products in which the materials are used. Results could also be adversely affected if there is a significant degradation in the quality of raw materials used in our products, or if the raw materials give rise to compatibility or performance issues in our products, any of which could lead to an increase in customer returns or product warranty claims. Although we maintain rigorous quality control systems, errors or defects may arise from a supplied raw material and be beyond our detection or control. For example, some phosphorus-containing

 

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mold compound received from one supplier and incorporated into our products in the past resulted in a number of claims for damages from customers. We purchase some of our raw materials such as silicon wafers, lead frames, mold compound, ceramic packages and chemicals and gases from a limited number of suppliers on a just-in-time basis. From time to time, suppliers may extend lead times, limit supplies or increase prices due to capacity constraints or other factors. We subcontract a minority of our wafer fabrication needs, primarily to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, Central Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, Jilin Magic Semiconductor, Macronix International Co. Ltd., and Phenitec Semiconductor. In order to maximize our production capacity, some of our back-end assembly and testing operations are also subcontracted. Primary back-end subcontractors include , Advance Semiconductor Engineering, Inc., AIC Semicondutor Sdn Bhd, Amkor Technology, AUK Semiconductor PTE, Ltd, GEM Services, Inc., Greatek Electronics, Inc., Hana Microelectronics Ltd, Liteon, Inc., Tak Cheong Electronics (Holdings) Co. Ltd, and United Test and Assembly Center Thai Ltd. Our operations and ability to satisfy customer obligations could be adversely affected if our relationships with these subcontractors were disrupted or terminated.

Delays in expanding capacity at existing facilities, implementing new production techniques, or incurring problems associated with technical equipment malfunctions, all could adversely affect our manufacturing efficiencies.

Our manufacturing efficiency is an important factor in determining our profitability, and we cannot assure you that we will be able to maintain or increase manufacturing efficiency to the same extent as our competitors. Our manufacturing processes are highly complex, require advanced and costly equipment and are continuously being modified in an effort to improve yields and product performance. Impurities or other difficulties in the manufacturing process can lower yields and cause defects in the final product. We are constantly looking for ways to expand capacity or improve efficiency at our manufacturing facilities. For example, we are in the process of rationalizing our global manufacturing footprint and increasing our reliance on external foundries, a process that may require us to reduce and/or transfer internal capacities into another existing internal facility or to an external foundry. As is common in the semiconductor industry, we may experience difficulty in completing the transitions. As a consequence, we have suffered delays in product deliveries or reduced yields in the past and may experience such delays again in the future.

We may experience delays or problems in bringing new manufacturing capacity to full production. Such delays, as well as possible problems in achieving acceptable yields, or product delivery delays relating to existing or planned new capacity could result from, among other things, capacity constraints, construction delays, upgrading or expanding existing facilities or changing our process technologies, any of which could result in a loss of future revenues. Our operating results could also be adversely affected by the increase in fixed costs and operating expenses related to increases in production capacity if revenues do not increase proportionately.

We depend on efficient use of our manufacturing capacity because low utilization rates could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and the results of our operations.

Our ability to efficiently manage the available capacity in our fabrication facilities is a key element of our success. As a result of our high fixed costs, a reduction in capacity utilization, as well as reduced yields or unfavorable product mix, could reduce our profit margins and adversely affect our operating results. Utilization rates may be reduced by many factors including: periods of industry overcapacity, low levels of customer orders, operating inefficiencies, mechanical failures and disruption of operations due to expansion or relocation of operations, power interruptions and fire, flood or other natural disasters or calamities. Potential delays and cost increases that result from these events could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

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We rely on subcontractors to reduce production costs and to meet manufacturing demands, which may adversely affect our results of operations.

Many of the processes we use in manufacturing our products are complex requiring, among other things, a high degree of technical skill and significant capital investment in advanced equipment. In some circumstances, we may decide that it is more cost effective to have some of these processes performed by qualified third party subcontractors. In addition, we may utilize a subcontractor to fill unexpected customer demand for a particular product or process or to guaranty supply of a particular product that may be in great demand. More significantly, as a result of the expense incurred in qualifying multiple subcontractors to perform the same function, we may designate a subcontractor as a single source for supplying a key product or service. If a single source subcontractor were to fail to meet our contractual requirements, our business could be adversely affected and we could incur production delays and customer cancellations as a result. We would also be required to qualify other subcontractors, which would be time consuming and cause us to incur additional costs. In addition, even if we qualify alternate subcontractors, those subcontractors may not be able to meet our delivery, quality or yield requirements, which could adversely affect our results of operations. In addition to these operational risks, some of these subcontractors are smaller businesses that may not have the financial ability to acquire the advanced tools and equipment necessary to fulfill our requirements. In some circumstances, we may find it necessary to provide financial support to our subcontractors in the form of advance payments, loans, loan guarantees, equipment financing and similar financial arrangements. In those situations, we could be adversely impacted if the subcontractor failed to comply with its financial obligations to us.

Compliance with new regulations regarding the use of “conflict minerals could limit the supply and increase the cost of certain metals used in manufacturing our products.

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the Dodd-Frank Act), requires the SEC to promulgate new disclosure requirements for manufacturers of products containing certain minerals which are mined from the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries. These “conflict minerals” are commonly found in metals used in the manufacture of semiconductors. Manufacturers are also required to disclose their efforts to prevent the sourcing of such minerals and metals produced from them. The new disclosure rules will take effect in May of 2014, one year after the promulgation of the SEC’s final rules. The implementation of these new regulations may limit the sourcing and availability of some of the metals used in the manufacture of our products. The regulations may also reduce the number of suppliers who provide conflict-free metals, and may affect our ability to obtain products in sufficient quantities or at competitive prices. Finally, some of our customers may elect to disqualify us as a supplier if we are unable to verify that the metals used in our products are free of conflict minerals.

A significant portion of our sales are made to distributors who can terminate their relationships with us with little or no notice. The termination of a distributor could reduce sales and result in inventory returns.

Distributors accounted for 61% of our net sales for the twelve months ended December 29, 2013. We anticipate that this percentage may decrease as we begin to sell more products directly to our customers. Our top five distributors worldwide accounted for 20% of our net sales for the twelve months ended December 29, 2013. As a general rule, we do not have long-term agreements with our distributors, and they may terminate their relationships with us with little or no advance notice. Additionally, because distributors may offer competing products, certain distributors may be less inclined to sell our products as our direct sales increase. The loss of one or more of our distributors, or the decision by one or more of them to reduce the number of our products they offer or to carry the product lines of our competitors, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. The termination of a significant distributor, whether at our or the distributor’s initiative, or a disruption in the operations of one or more of our distributors, could reduce our net sales in a given quarter and could result in an increase in inventory returns.

 

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The semiconductor business is very competitive, especially in the markets we serve, and increased competition could reduce the value of an investment in our company.

We participate in the standard component or “multi-market” segment of the semiconductor industry. While the semiconductor industry is generally highly competitive, the “multi-market” segment is particularly so. Our competitors offer equivalent or similar versions of many of our products, and customers may switch from our products to our competitors’ products on the basis of price, delivery terms, product performance, quality, reliability and customer service or a combination of any of these factors. Competition is especially intense in the multi-market semiconductor segment because it is relatively easy for customers to switch between suppliers of more standardized, multi-market products like ours. In the past we have experienced decreases in prices during “down” cycles in the semiconductor industry, and this may occur again as a result of the recent downturn in global economic conditions. Even in strong markets, price pressures may emerge as competitors attempt to gain a greater market share by lowering prices. We compete in a global market and our competitors are companies of various sizes in various countries around the world. Many of our competitors are larger than us and have greater financial resources available to them. As such, they tend to have a greater ability to pursue acquisition candidates and can better withstand adverse economic or market conditions. Additionally, companies with whom we do not currently compete may introduce new products that may cause them to compete with us in the future.

We may not be able to attract or retain the technical or management employees necessary to remain competitive in our industry.

Our continued success depends on our ability to attract, motivate and retain skilled personnel, including technical, marketing, management and staff personnel. In the semiconductor industry, the competition for qualified personnel, particularly experienced design engineers and other technical employees, is intense, particularly when the business cycle is improving. During such periods competitors may try to recruit our most valuable technical employees. While we devote a great deal of our attention to designing competitive compensation programs aimed at accomplishing this goal, specific elements of our compensation programs may not be competitive with those of our competitors and there can be no assurance that we will be able to retain our current personnel or recruit the key personnel we require.

If we must reduce our use of equity awards to compensate our employees, our competitiveness in the employee marketplace could be adversely affected. Our results of operations could vary as a result of changes in our stock-based compensation programs.

Like most technology companies, we have a history of using employee stock based incentive programs to recruit and retain our workforce in a competitive employment marketplace. Our success will depend in part upon the continued use of stock options, restricted stock units, deferred stock units and performance-based equity awards as a compensation tool. While this is a routine practice in many parts of the world, foreign exchange and income tax regulations in some countries make this practice more and more difficult. Such regulations tend to diminish the value of equity compensation to our employees in those countries. With regard to all equity based compensation, our current practice is to seek stockholder approval for increases in the number of shares available for grant under the Fairchild Semiconductor 2007 Stock Plan as well as other amendments that may be adopted from time to time which require stockholder approval. If these proposals do not receive stockholder approval, we may not be able to grant stock options and other equity awards to employees at the same levels as in the past, which could adversely affect our ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel, and we may need to increase cash compensation in order to attract, retain and motivate employees, which could adversely affect our results of operations. Additionally, since 2009 we have relied almost exclusively on grants of restricted stock units and performance based equity awards in place of stock options. While we believe that our compensation policies are competitive with our peers, we cannot provide any assurance that we have not, and will not continue in the future to lose opportunities to recruit and retain key employees as a result of these changes.

Changes in forecasted stock-based compensation expense could impact our gross margin percentage, research and development expenses, marketing, general and administrative expenses and our tax rate.

 

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We may face product warranty or product liability claims that are disproportionately higher than the value of the products involved.

Our products are typically sold at prices that are significantly lower than the cost of the equipment or other goods in which they are incorporated. For example, our products that are incorporated into a personal computer may be sold for several dollars, whereas the personal computer might be sold by the computer maker for several hundred dollars. Although we maintain rigorous quality control systems, we manufacture and sell approximately 16 billion individual semiconductor devices per year to customers around the world, and in the ordinary course of our business we receive warranty claims for some of these products that are defective or that do not perform to published specifications. Additionally, while we attempt to contractually limit our customers’ use of our products, we cannot be certain that our distributors will not sell our products to customers who intend to use them in applications for which we did not intend them to be used. Since a defect or failure in one of our products could give rise to failures in the goods that incorporate them (and consequential claims for damages against our customers from their customers), we may face claims for damages that are disproportionate to the revenues and profits we receive from the products involved. For example, in December of 2013, the customer of one of our distributors filed suit against us claiming damages of $30 million arising out of the purchase of $20,000 of our products. Furthermore, even though we attempt, through our standard terms and conditions of sale and other customer contracts, to contractually limit our liability to replace the defective goods or refund the purchase price, we cannot be certain that these claims will not expose us to potential product liability, warranty liability, personal injury or property damage claims relating to the use of those products. In the past, we have received claims for charges, such as for labor and other costs of replacing defective parts or repairing the products into which the defective products are incorporated, lost profits and other damages. In addition, our ability to reduce such liabilities, whether by contracts or otherwise, may be limited by the laws or the customary business practices of the countries where we do business. And, even in cases where we do not believe we have legal liability for such claims, we may choose to pay for them to retain a customer’s business or goodwill or to settle claims to avoid protracted litigation. Our results of operations and business could be adversely affected as a result of a significant quality or performance issue in our products, if we are required or choose to pay for the damages that result.

Our operations and business could be significantly harmed by natural disasters.

Our manufacturing facilities in China, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and many of the third party contractors and suppliers that we currently use are located in countries that are in seismically active regions of the world where earthquakes and other natural disasters, such as floods and typhoons may occur. For example, on October 15, 2013, our manufacturing facility in the Philippines experienced a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. While we take precautions to mitigate these risks, we cannot be certain that they will be adequate to protect our facilities in the event of a major earthquake, flood, typhoon or other natural disaster. Although we maintain insurance for some of the damage that may be caused by natural disasters, our insurance coverage may not be sufficient to cover all of our potential losses and may not cover us for lost business. As a result, a natural disaster in one of these regions could severely disrupt the operation of our business and have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.

Natural disasters could affect our supply chain or our customer base which, in turn, could have a negative impact on our business, the cost of and demand for our products and our results of operations.

While the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, flooding in Thailand and the recent earthquake in the Philippines did not materially impact us, the occurrence of natural disasters in certain regions, could have a negative impact on our supply chain, our ability to deliver products, the cost of our products and the demand for our products. These events could cause consumer confidence and spending to decrease or result in increased volatility to the U.S. and worldwide economies. Any such occurrences could have a material adverse effect on our business, our results of operations and our financial condition.

 

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Our international operations subject our company to risks not faced by domestic competitors

Through our subsidiaries we maintain significant operations and facilities in the Philippines, Malaysia, China, South Korea and Singapore. We have sales offices and customers around the world. Approximately 75% of our revenues in the twelve months ended December 29, 2013 were from Asia. The following are some of the risks inherent in doing business on an international level:

 

   

economic and political instability;

 

   

foreign currency fluctuations;

 

   

transportation delays;

 

   

trade restrictions;

 

   

changes in laws and regulations relating to, amongst other things, import and export tariffs, taxation, environmental regulations, land use rights and property,

 

   

work stoppages; and

 

   

the laws, including tax laws, and the policies of the U.S. toward, countries in which we manufacture our products.

We acquired significant operations and revenues when we acquired a business from Samsung Electronics and, as a result, are subject to risks inherent in doing business in Korea, including political risk, labor risk and currency risk.

We have significant operations and sales in South Korea and are subject to risks associated with doing business there. Korea accounted for approximately 7% of our revenue for the twelve months ended December 29, 2013.

Relations between South Korea and North Korea have been tense over most of South Korea’s history, and more recent concerns over North Korea’s nuclear capability, and relations between the U.S. and North Korea, have created a global security issue that may adversely affect Korean business and economic conditions. We cannot assure you as to whether or when this situation will be resolved or change abruptly as a result of current or future events. An adverse change in economic or political conditions in South Korea or in its relations with North Korea could have a material adverse effect on our Korean subsidiary and our company. In addition to other risks disclosed relating to international operations, some businesses in South Korea are subject to labor unrest.

Our Korean sales are denominated primarily in U.S. dollars while a significant portion of our Korean operations’ costs of goods sold and operating expenses are denominated in South Korean won. Although we have taken steps to fix the costs subject to currency fluctuations and to balance won revenues and won costs as much as possible, a significant change in this balance, coupled with a significant change in the value of the won relative to the dollar, could have a material adverse effect on our financial performance and results of operations.

Increases in our effective tax rate may have a negative impact on our business.

A number of factors may increase our effective tax rates, which could reduce our net income, including: the locations where our profits are determined to be earned and taxed; the outcome of certain tax audits, changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets or liabilities, increases in non-deductible expenses, changes in available tax credits, changes in tax laws or their interpretation, including changes in the U.S. taxation of non-U.S. income and expenses; changes in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and our decision to repatriate non U.S. earnings.

A change in foreign tax laws or a difference in the construction of current foreign tax laws by relevant foreign authorities could result in us not recognizing any anticipated benefits.

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tax laws governing these tax holidays, or our failure to comply with the terms and conditions governing the tax holidays, could result in us not recognizing the anticipated benefits we derive from them, which would decrease our profitability in those jurisdictions. While we continue to monitor the tax holidays, the income tax laws governing the tax holidays, and our compliance with the terms and conditions of the tax holidays there is still a risk that we may not be able to recognize the anticipated benefits of these tax holidays.

We have significantly expanded our manufacturing operations in China and, as a result, will be increasingly subject to risks inherent in doing business in China, which may adversely affect our financial performance.

We expect a significant portion of our production from our Suzhou, China facility will be exported out of China, however, we are hopeful that a significant portion of our future revenue will result from the Chinese markets in which our products are sold, and from demand in China for goods that include our products. For 2013, approximately 23% of the company’s total production is from the Suzhou facility. Our ability to operate in China may be adversely affected by changes in that country’s laws and regulations, including those relating to taxation, foreign exchange restrictions, import and export tariffs, environmental regulations, land use rights, property and other matters. In addition, our results of operations in China are subject to the economic and political situation there. We believe that our operations in China are in compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. However, there can be no assurance that China’s central or local governments will not impose new, stricter regulations or interpretations of existing regulations that would require additional expenditures. Changes in the political environment or government policies could result in revisions to laws or regulations or their interpretation and enforcement, increased taxation, restrictions on imports, import duties or currency revaluations. In addition, a significant destabilization of relations between China and the U.S. could result in restrictions or prohibitions on our operations or the sale of our products in China. The legal system of China relating to foreign trade is relatively new and continues to evolve. There can be no certainty as to the application of its laws and regulations in particular instances. Enforcement of existing laws or agreements may be sporadic and implementation and interpretation of laws inconsistent. Moreover, there is a high degree of fragmentation among regulatory authorities resulting in uncertainties as to which authorities have jurisdiction over particular parties or transactions.

We are subject to fluctuations in the value of foreign and domestic currency and interest rates.

We are exposed to financial market risks, including changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. To mitigate these risks and to protect against reductions in the value and volatility of future cash flows caused by changes in foreign exchange rates, we have established hedging programs. These hedging programs may utilize certain derivative financial instruments. For example, we use a combination of currency forward and option contracts to hedge a portion of our forecasted foreign exchange denominated revenues and expenses. Gains and losses on these foreign currency exposures would generally be offset by corresponding losses and gains on the related hedging instruments, resulting in negligible net exposure to us. A majority of our revenue, expense and capital purchasing activities are transacted in U.S. dollars. However, we do conduct these activities by way of transactions denominated in other currencies, primarily the Korean won, Malaysian ringgit, Philippine peso, Chinese yuan, Japanese yen, Taiwanese dollar, British pound and the Euro. Our hedging programs reduce, but do not always entirely eliminate, the short-term impact of foreign currency exchange rate movements. For example, during the twelve months ended December 29, 2013, an adverse change (defined as a 20% unfavorable move in every currency where we have exposure) in the exchange rates of all currencies over the course of the year would have resulted in an adverse impact on income before taxes of approximately $13.4 million. While we have established hedging policies and procedures to monitor and prevent unauthorized trading and to maintain substantial balance between purchases and sales or future delivery obligations, we can provide no assurance, however, that these steps will detect and/or prevent all violations of such risk management policies and procedures, particularly if deception or other intentional misconduct is involved.

In addition to our currency exposure, we have interest rate exposure with respect to our credit facility due to its variable pricing. For example, for the year ended December 29, 2013, a 50 basis point increase in interest

 

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rates would have resulted in increased annual interest expense of $1.13 million. The increased annual interest expense due to a 50 basis point increase in LIBOR rates would have been offset by an increase in interest income of $1.15 million on the cash and investment balances during 2013. We do not currently hedge our interest rate exposure and we can provide no assurance that a sudden increase in interest rates would not have a material impact on our financial performance.

We are subject to many environmental laws and regulations that could affect our operations or result in significant expenses.

Increasingly stringent environmental regulations restrict the amount and types of pollutants that can be released from our operations into the environment. While the cost of compliance with environmental laws has not had a material adverse effect on our results of operations historically, compliance with these and any future regulations could require significant capital investments in pollution control equipment or changes in the way we make our products. In addition, because we use hazardous and other regulated materials in our manufacturing processes, we are subject to risks of liabilities and claims, regardless of fault, resulting from our use, transportation, emission, discharge, storage, recycling or disposal of hazardous materials, including personal injury claims and civil and criminal fines, any of which could be material to our cash flow or earnings. For example:

 

   

we currently are remediating contamination at some of our operating plant sites;

 

   

we have been identified as a potentially responsible party at a number of Superfund sites where we (or our predecessors) disposed of wastes in the past; and

 

   

significant regulatory and public attention on the impact of semiconductor operations on the environment may result in more stringent regulations, further increasing our costs.

Although most of our known environmental liabilities are covered by indemnification agreements with Raytheon Company, National Semiconductor Corporation, Samsung Electronics and Intersil Corporation, these indemnities are limited to conditions that occurred prior to the consummation of the transactions through which we acquired facilities from those companies. National Semiconductor was purchased by Texas Instruments in 2011. Moreover, we cannot assure you that their indemnity obligations to us for the covered liabilities will be available, or, if available, adequate to protect us.

Our senior credit facility limits our flexibility and places restrictions on the manner in which we run our operations.

At December 29, 2013, we had total debt of $200.1 million and the ratio of this debt to equity was approximately 0.2 to 1. As of December 29, 2013, our credit facility consists of a $400 million revolving line of credit. Adjusted for outstanding letters of credit, we had up to $199.5 million available under the revolving loan portion of the senior credit facility. In addition, there is a $300 million uncommitted incremental revolving loan feature. Despite the significant reductions we have made in our long-term debt, we continue to carry indebtedness which could have significant consequences on our operations. For example, it could:

 

   

require us to dedicate a portion of our cash flow from operations to payments on our indebtedness, thereby reducing the availability of our cash flow to fund working capital, capital expenditures, research and development efforts and other general corporate purposes;

 

   

increase the amount of our interest expense, because our borrowings are at variable rates of interest, which, if interest rates increase, could result in higher interest expense;

 

   

increase our vulnerability to general adverse economic and industry conditions;

 

   

limit our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business and the industry in which we operate;

 

   

restrict us from making strategic acquisitions, introducing new technologies or exploiting business opportunities;

 

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make it more difficult for us to satisfy our obligations with respect to the instruments governing our indebtedness;

 

   

place us at a competitive disadvantage compared to our competitors that have less indebtedness; or

 

   

limit, along with the financial and other restrictive covenants in our debt instruments, our ability to borrow additional funds, dispose of assets, repurchase stock or pay cash dividends. Failing to comply with those covenants could result in an event of default which, if not cured or waived, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We may not be able to generate the necessary amount of cash to service our indebtedness, which may require us to refinance our indebtedness or default on our scheduled debt payments. Our ability to generate cash depends on many factors beyond our control.

Our historical financial results have been, and we anticipate that our future financial results may be subject to substantial fluctuations. While we currently have sufficient cash flow to satisfy all of our current obligations, we cannot assure you that our business will continue to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to enable us to pay our indebtedness or to fund our other liquidity needs in the future. Further, we can make no assurances that our currently anticipated cost savings and operating improvements will be realized on schedule or at all, or that future borrowings will be available to us under our senior credit facility in an amount sufficient to satisfy our liquidity needs. In addition, because our senior credit facility has a variable interest rate, our cost of borrowing will increase if market interest rates increase. If we are unable to meet our expenses and debt obligations, we may need to refinance all or a portion of our indebtedness on or before maturity, sell assets or raise equity. We cannot assure you that we would be able to renew or refinance any of our indebtedness, sell assets or raise equity on commercially reasonable terms or at all, which could cause us to default on our obligations and impair our liquidity. Restrictions imposed by the credit agreement relating to our senior credit facility restrict or prohibit our ability to engage in or enter into some business operating and financing arrangements, which could adversely affect our ability to take advantage of potentially profitable business opportunities.

The operating and financial restrictions and covenants in the credit agreement relating to our senior credit facility may limit our ability to finance our future operations or capital needs or engage in other business activities that may be in our interests. The credit agreement imposes significant operating and financial restrictions on us that affect our ability to incur additional indebtedness or create liens on our assets, pay dividends, sell assets, engage in mergers or acquisitions, make investments or engage in other business activities. These restrictions could place us at a disadvantage relative to our competitors many of which are not subject to such limitations.

In addition, the senior credit facility also requires us to maintain specified financial ratios. Our ability to meet those financial ratios can be affected by events beyond our control, and we cannot assure you that we will meet those ratios. As of December 29, 2013, we were in compliance with these ratios. A breach of any of these covenants, ratios or restrictions could result in an event of default under the senior credit facility. Upon the occurrence of an event of default under the senior credit facility, the lenders could elect to declare all amounts outstanding under the senior credit facility, together with accrued interest, to be immediately due and payable. If we were unable to repay those amounts, the lenders could proceed against our assets, including any collateral granted to them to secure the indebtedness. If the lenders under the senior credit facility accelerate the payment of the indebtedness, we cannot assure you that our assets would be sufficient to repay in full that indebtedness and our other indebtedness.

Security breaches and other disruptions could compromise the integrity of our information and expose us to liability, which would cause our business and reputation to suffer.

We routinely collect and store sensitive data, including intellectual property and other proprietary information about our business and that of our customers, suppliers and business partners. The secure processing,

 

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maintenance and transmission of this information is critical to our operations and business strategy. Despite our security measures, our information technology and infrastructure may be vulnerable to attacks by hackers or breached due to employee error, malfeasance or other disruptions. Any such breach could compromise our networks and the information stored there could be accessed, publicly disclosed, lost or stolen. Any such access, disclosure or other loss of information could result in legal claims or proceedings and liability under laws that protect the privacy of personal information. It could also result in regulatory penalties, disrupt our operations and the services we provide to customers, damage our reputation and cause a loss of confidence in our products and services, which could adversely affect our business/operating margins, revenues and competitive position.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

We have no unresolved comments from the Securities and Exchange Commission as of February 27, 2014.

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

We maintain manufacturing and office facilities around the world including the U.S., Asia and Europe. The following table provides information about these facilities at December 29, 2013.

 

Location

  

Owned

  

Leased

  

Use

  

Business Segment

Bucheon, South Korea

   X    X   

Manufacturing, office facilities and design center.

   PCIA and SDT

Cebu, Philippines

   X    X   

Manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities.

   MCCC, PCIA and SDT

Hwasung City, South Korea

   X       Warehouse space.   

Kowloon, Hong Kong

      X    Office facilities.   

Colorado Springs, Colorado

      X    Office facilities and design center.    MCCC

Mountaintop, Pennsylvania

   X      

Manufacturing and office facilities.

   MCCC and PCIA

Munich, Germany

      X    Office facilities and design center.    PCIA

Oulu, Finland

      X    Office facilities and design center.    MCCC

Penang, Malaysia

   X    X   

Manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities.

   MCCC, PCIA and SDT

San Jose, California

      X    Office facilities and design center.    MCCC and PCIA

Irvine, California

      X    Office facilities and design center.    MCCC

Hayward, California

         Office facilities and design center.    MCCC

Seoul, South Korea

      X    Office facilities.   

Shanghai, China

      X    Office facilities and design center.   

Bejing, China

      X    Office facilities and design center.   

Shenzen, China

      X    Office facilities.   

Singapore

      X    Office facilities.   

South Portland, Maine

      X    Office facilities.   

South Portland, Maine

   X    X   

Manufacturing, office facilities and design center.

   MCCC, PCIA and SDT

Pune, India

      X    Design center.    MCCC

Suzhou, China

   X      

Manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities.

   MCCC, PCIA and SDT

Taipei, Taiwan

      X   

Office facilities, warehouse and design center.

   PCIA

Tokyo, Japan

      X    Office facilities.   

West Jordan, Utah

   X      

Manufacturing and office facilities.

   MCCC

Wooton-Bassett, England

      X    Office facilities.   

 

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Leases affecting the Penang, Suzhou and Cebu facilities are generally in the form of long-term ground leases, while we own improvements on the land. In some cases we have the option to renew the lease term, while in others we have the option to purchase the leased premises. We also have the ability to cancel these leases at any time. In addition to the facilities listed above, we maintain smaller offices in leased spaces around the world.

We believe that our facilities around the world, whether owned or leased, are well maintained and are generally suitable and adequate to carry on the company’s business. Our manufacturing facilities contain sufficient productive capacity to meet our needs for the foreseeable future.

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

There are five outstanding proceedings with Power Integrations.

POWI 1: On October 20, 2004, we and our wholly owned subsidiary, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, were sued by Power Integrations, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Power Integrations alleged that certain of our products infringed four Power Integrations U.S. patents, and sought a permanent injunction preventing us from manufacturing, selling or offering the products for sale in the U.S., or from importing the products into the U.S., as well as money damages for past infringement.

The trial in the case was divided into three phases. In the first phase of the trial that occurred in October of 2006, a jury returned a verdict finding that thirty-three of our PWM products willfully infringed one or more of seven claims asserted in the four patents and assessed damages against us. We voluntarily stopped U.S. sales and importation of those products in 2007 and have been offering replacement products since 2006. Subsequent phases of the trial conducted during 2007 and 2008 focused on the validity and enforceability of the patents. In December of 2008, the judge overseeing the case reduced the jury’s 2006 damages award from $34 million to approximately $6.1 million and ordered a new trial on the issue of willfulness. Following the new trial held in June of 2009, the court found our infringement to have been willful, and in January 2011 the court awarded Power Integrations final damages in the amount of $12.2 million. We appealed the final damages award, willfulness finding, and other issues to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On March 26, 2013, the court of appeals vacated almost the entire damages award, ruling that there was no basis upon which a reasonable jury could find us liable for induced infringement. The court also vacated the earlier ruling of willful patent infringement by us. While the appeals court instructed the lower court to conduct further proceedings to determine damages based upon approximately $500,000 to $750,000 worth of sales and imports of affected products, we believe that damages on the basis of that level of infringing activity would not be material to us. Accordingly, we released $12.6 million from our reserves relating to this case during the first quarter of 2013. The court of appeals denied Power Integrations’ motions to rehear the case. On August 23, 2013, Power Integrations filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States, seeking review of various aspects of the ruling. On January 13, 2014, the Supreme Court denied Power Integrations’ Petition for a Writ of Certiorari.

POWI 2: On May 23, 2008, Power Integrations filed another lawsuit against us, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation and our wholly owned subsidiary System General Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging infringement of three patents. Of the three patents asserted in that lawsuit, two were asserted against us and Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation in the October 2004 lawsuit described above. In 2011, Power Integrations added a fourth patent to this case.

On October 14, 2008, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation and System General Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Power Integrations in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging that certain PWM integrated circuit products infringe one or more claims of two U.S. patents owned by System General. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and an injunction preventing the manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale or importation of Power Integrations products found to infringe the asserted patents.

 

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Both lawsuits were consolidated and heard together in a jury trial in April of 2012. On April 27, 2012, the jury found that Power Integrations infringed one of the two U.S. patents owned by System General and upheld the validity of both System General patents. In the same case, the jury found that we infringed two of four U.S. patents asserted by Power Integrations and that we had induced our customers to infringe the asserted patents. The jury also upheld the validity of the asserted Power Integrations patents. The verdict concluded the first phase of trial in the litigation. Willfulness and damages in the case will be determined in a second phase, which has yet to be scheduled and may occur after appeals of the first phase.

POWI 3: On November 4, 2009, Power Integrations filed a complaint for patent infringement against us and two of our subsidiaries in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that several of our products infringe three of Power Integrations’ patents. Fairchild has filed counterclaims asserting that Power Integrations infringes two Fairchild patents. The trial began in February 2014 and is ongoing.

POWI 4: On February 10, 2010, Fairchild and System General filed a lawsuit in Suzhou, China against four Power Integrations entities and seven vendors. The lawsuit claims that Power Integrations violates certain Fairchild/System General patents. Fairchild is seeking an injunction against the Power Integrations products and over $17.0 million in damages. Hearings comparable to a trial in U.S. litigation were held in January, May and July 2012. In December of 2012, the Suzhou court ruled in favor of Power Integrations and denied our claims. We are appealing the trial court’s judgment to the appeals court in Nanjing, China.

POWI 5: On May 1, 2012, we sued Power Integrations in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The lawsuit accuses Power Integration’s LinkSwitch-PH LED power conversion products of violating three of our patents. Power Integrations has filed counterclaims of patent infringement against us asserting five Power Integrations patents. Trial is expected in 2014.

Other Legal Claims. From time to time we are involved in legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business. We believe that there is no such ordinary-course litigation pending that could have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

We analyze potential outcomes from current litigation in accordance with the Contingency Topic of the FASB ASC. Accordingly, we analyze such outcomes as loss contingencies, and divide them into three categories based on the possibility that the contingency will give rise to an actual loss. The first category represents contingencies for which we believe the possibility of a loss is remote. For contingencies in this category, we do not record a reserve or assess the range of possible losses. The second category represents contingencies for which losses are believed to be reasonably possible. For this category, we assess the range of possible losses but do not record a reserve. There are currently no contingencies in this category. The third category represents contingencies for which losses are believed to be probable. For this category, we determine the range of probable losses and record a reserve reflecting the best estimate within the range. For contingencies within this category, we currently believe the range of probable losses is approximately $1.5 million to $4.0 million. We believe the best estimate of losses within this range to be $1.5 million as of September 29, 2013 and have recorded this amount as a reserve. The amount reserved is based upon assessments of the potential liabilities using analysis of claims and historical experience in defending and resolving such claims.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

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PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

Our common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the trading symbol “FCS”. The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, the high and low intraday sales prices per share of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. Common Stock.

 

     High      Low  

2013

     

Fourth Quarter (from September 30, 2013 to December 29, 2013)

   $ 14.18       $ 12.01   

Third Quarter (from July 1, 2013 to September 29, 2013)

   $ 14.99       $ 11.55   

Second Quarter (from April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013)

   $ 14.79       $ 11.48   

First Quarter (from December 31, 2012 to March 31, 2013)

   $ 15.75       $ 13.64   

2012

     

Fourth Quarter (from October 1, 2012 to December 30, 2012)

   $ 14.58       $ 11.30   

Third Quarter (from July 2, 2012 to September 30, 2012)

   $ 15.54       $ 12.53   

Second Quarter (from April 2, 2012 to July 1, 2012)

   $ 14.61       $ 12.41   

First Quarter (from December 26, 2011 to April 1, 2012)

   $ 15.88       $ 11.94   

As of February 20, 2014, there were approximately 110 holders of record of our Common Stock. We have not paid dividends on our common stock in any of the years presented above. Certain agreements, pursuant to which we have borrowed funds, contain provisions that limit the amount of dividends and stock repurchases that we may make. See Item 7, Liquidity and Capital Resources and Note 7 to our Consolidated Financial Statements contained in Item 8 of this report, for further information about restrictions to our ability to pay dividends.

Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Programs

The following table provides information about the number of stock options, deferred stock units (DSUs), restricted stock units (RSUs) and performance units (PUs) outstanding and authorized for issuance under all equity compensation plans of the company on December 29, 2013. The notes under the table provide important additional information.

 

     Number of Shares of
Common Stock Issuable
Upon the Exercise of
Outstanding Options,
DSUs, RSUs and PUs (1)
     Weighted-Average
Exercise Price of
Outstanding Options (2)
     Number of Shares
Remaining Available for
Future Issuance
(Excluding
Shares Underlying
Outstanding Options,
DSUs, RSUs and PUs) (3)
 

Equity compensation plans approved by stockholders (4)

     7,083,283       $ 15.13         9,369,222   

Equity compensation plans not approved by stockholders (5)

     75,000       $ 17.81         0   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     7,158,283       $ 15.16         9,369,222   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) Other than as described here, the company had no warrants or rights outstanding or available for issuance under any equity compensation plan at December 29, 2013.
(2) Does not include shares subject to DSUs, RSUs or PUs, which do not have an exercise price.
(3) Represents 9,369,222 shares under the Fairchild Semiconductor 2007 Stock Plan (2007 Stock Plan). There were no shares remaining available for future issuance under the Fairchild Semiconductor Stock Plan (Stock Plan) and the 2000 Executive Stock Plan (2000 Executive Plan) on December 29, 2013.
(4) Shares issuable include 22,350 options under the 2000 Executive Plan, 489,552 options under the Stock Plan and 501,249 options, 396,143 DSUs, 4,703,701 RSUs, and 970,288 PUs under the 2007 Stock Plan.

 

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(5) Represents 75,000 options granted to Mr. Frey, in March 2006, as recruitment-related grants. This equity award was made under the NYSE exemption for employment inducement awards. The equity award is covered by a separate award agreement. The options vest in equal installments over the four-year period following their grant date, have an eight-year term and have an exercise price per share equal to the fair market value of the company’s common stock on the grant date.

The material terms of the 2000 Executive Plan, the Stock Plan and the 2007 Stock Plan are described in Note 9 to the company’s Consolidated Financial Statements contained in Item 8 of this report, and the three plans are included as exhibits to this report.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

There were no sales of unregistered equity securities in the fourth quarter of 2013. The following table provides information with respect to purchases made by the company of its own common stock during the fourth quarter of 2013.

 

Period

  Total Number of
Shares (or Units)
Purchased
    Average Price
Paid per Share
    Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced Plans or
Programs
    Maximum Number
(or Approximate
Dollar Value) of
Shares that
May Yet Be
Purchased
Under the Plans
or Programs
 

September 30, 2013—October 27, 2013

    178,061      $ 12.45        —          —     

October 28, 2013—November 24, 2013

    475,201        12.41        —          —     

November 25, 2013—December 29, 2013

    247,465        12.66        —          —     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

    900,727      $ 12.49        —          —     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Stockholder Return Performance

The following graph compares the change in the return on the company’s common stock against the return of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Semiconductor Index from December 24, 2009 to December 27, 2013, the last trading day in our fiscal year ended December 29, 2013. Return to stockholders is measured by dividing the per-share price change for the period by the share price at the beginning of the period. The graph assumes that $100 investments in our common stock and each of the indexes were made.

 

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ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

The following table sets forth our selected historical consolidated financial data. The historical consolidated financial data as of December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012 and for the years ended December 29, 2013, December 30, 2012, and December 25, 2011 are derived from our audited Consolidated Financial Statements, contained in Item 8 of this report. The historical consolidated financial data as of December 25, 2011, December 26, 2010 and December 27, 2009 and for the years ended December 27, 2009 and December 26, 2010 are derived from our audited Consolidated Financial Statements, which are not included in this report. This information should be read in conjunction with our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Adjusted net income (loss), adjusted gross margin, and free cash flow are also included in the table below. These are unaudited non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered a replacement for GAAP results. We present adjusted results because we use these measures, together with GAAP measures, for internal managerial purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. However, we do not, and you should not, rely on non-GAAP financial measures alone as measures of our performance. We believe that non-GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures that we also provide in our press releases—provide additional insight to understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. We strongly encourage you to review all of our financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure. Our criteria for adjusted results may differ from methods used by other companies and may not be comparable and should not be considered as alternatives to net income or loss, gross margin, or other measures of consolidated operations and cash flow data prepared in accordance with US GAAP as indicators of our operating performance or as alternatives to cash flow as a measure of liquidity.

The results for the year ended December 29, 2013 consist of 52 weeks. The results for the year ended December 30, 2012 consist of 53 weeks. The results for the years ended December 25, 2011, December 26, 2010, and December 27, 2009 each consist of 52 weeks.

 

    Year Ended  
    December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
    December 26,
2010
    December 27,
2009
 
    (In millions, except per share data)  

Consolidated Statements of Operations Data:

       

Total revenue

  $ 1,405.4      $ 1,405.9      $ 1,588.8      $ 1,599.7      $ 1,187.5   

Total gross margin

    416.5        442.0        559.2        563.0        290.3   

% of total revenue

    29.6     31.4     35.2     35.2     24.4

Net income (loss)

    5.0        24.6        145.5        153.2        (60.2

Net income (loss) per common share:

       

Basic

  $ 0.04      $ 0.19      $ 1.15      $ 1.23      $ (0.49

Diluted

  $ 0.04      $ 0.19      $ 1.12      $ 1.20      $ (0.49

Consolidated Balance Sheet Data (End of Period):

       

Inventories

  $ 228.1      $ 236.7      $ 234.2      $ 232.7      $ 189.5   

Total assets

    1,796.0        1,883.9        1,936.9        1,849.1        1,762.4   

Current portion of long-term debt

    —          —          —          3.8        5.3   

Long-term debt, less current portion

    200.1        250.1        300.1        316.9        466.9   

Stockholders’ equity

    1,360.5        1,367.1        1,322.2        1,176.3        1,026.6   

Other Financial Data:

       

Research and development

  $ 171.6      $ 156.9      $ 153.4      $ 120.2      $ 99.7   

Depreciation and other amortization

    145.2        135.3        150.5        156.3        160.4   

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

    15.5        18.2        19.7        22.4        22.3   

Interest (income) expense, net

    5.8        5.6        4.6        7.2        18.0   

Capital expenditures

    75.2        151.9        186.4        158.0        59.8   

Adjusted net income

    34.6        70.5        169.7        193.2        1.2   

Adjusted gross margin

    425.2        442.0        561.4        565.7        299.5   

% of total revenue

    30.3     31.4     35.3     35.4     25.2

Free cash flow

    100.9        31.3        82.1        174.5        128.6   

 

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     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
    December 26,
2010
    December 27,
2009
 

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income

          

Net Income (Loss)

   $ 5.0      $ 24.6      $ 145.5      $ 153.2      $ (60.2

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to adjusted net income:

          

Restructuring and impairments, net

     15.9        14.1        2.8        7.0        27.9   

VAT expense on internal IP sale

     —          2.1        —          —          —     

Write-off of equity investments

     3.0              —     

Impairment on equity investment

     —          —          —          —          2.1   

Gain associated with debt buyback

     —          —          —          —          (2.0

Accelerated depreciation on assets related to fab closure

     8.7        —          0.7        2.9        8.8   

Write-off of deferred financing fees

     —          —          2.1        2.1        —     

Inventory write-off associated with fab closure

     —          —          (0.2     (0.2     0.4   

Charge (release) for litigation

     (12.6     1.3        —          8.0        6.0   

Realized loss on sale of securities

     —          12.9        —          —          —     

Change in retirement plans

     —          —          2.7        —          —     

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

     15.5        18.2        19.7        22.4        22.3   

Less associated tax effects of the above and other acquistion-related intangibles

     (0.9     (2.7     (3.6     (2.2     (4.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

   $ 34.6      $ 70.5      $ 169.7      $ 193.2      $ 1.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
     December 25,
2011
    December 26,
2010
    December 27,
2009
 

Reconciliation of Gross Margin to Adjusted Gross Margin

            

Gross margin

   $ 416.5       $ 442.0       $ 559.2      $ 563.0      $ 290.3   

Adjustments to reconcile gross margin to adjusted gross margin:

            

Change in retirement plans

     —           —           1.7        —          —     

Accelerated depreciation on assets related to fab closure

     8.7         —           0.7        2.9        8.8   

Inventory write-off associated with fab closure

     —           —           (0.2     (0.2     0.4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted gross margin

   $ 425.2       $ 442.0       $ 561.4      $ 565.7      $ 299.5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
     December 25,
2011
    December 26,
2010
     December 27,
2009
 

Reconciliation of R&D and SG&A to Adjusted R&D and SG&A

             

R&D and SG&A

   $ 377.3       $ 363.7       $ 371.8      $ 341.0       $ 279.0   

Adjustments to reconcile R&D and SG&A to adjusted R&D and SG&A:

             

Change in retirement plans

     —           —           (1.0     —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Adjusted R&D and SG&A

   $ 377.3       $ 363.7       $ 370.8      $ 341.0       $ 279.0   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
     December 25,
2011
     December 26,
2010
     December 27,
2009
 

Reconciliation of Operating Cash Flow to Free Cash Flow

              

Cash provided by operating activities

   $ 176.1       $ 183.2       $ 268.5       $ 332.5       $ 188.4   

Capital Expeditures

     75.2         151.9         186.4         158.0         59.8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Free Cash Flow

   $ 100.9       $ 31.3       $ 82.1       $ 174.5       $ 128.6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Introduction

This discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations is intended to provide investors with an understanding of our past performance, financial condition and prospects. We will discuss and provide our analysis of the following:

 

   

Overview

 

   

Results of Operations

 

   

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

   

Liquidity and Capital Resources of Fairchild International, Excluding Subsidiaries

 

   

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

   

Forward Looking Statements

 

   

New Policy on Business Outlook Disclosure

 

   

Status of First Quarter Business

 

   

Recently Issued Financial Accounting Standards

Overview

Fairchild reported solid sales growth into industrial, appliance and automotive end markets during 2013 while demand from the mobile sector was weaker than expected. Demand from the consumer and notebook PC markets continued to be weak due to economic pressure on consumer spending, lack of compelling new TV or notebook products and competition from tablets and smart phones. Overall Fairchild sales were flat compared to 2012 at $1.4 billion.

 

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The Mobile, Computing, Consumer and Communication (MCCC) group’s main focus is to supply the mobile, computing, consumer and communication end market segments with innovative power and signal path solutions including our low voltage metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs), Power Management integrated circuits (IC’s), Mixed Signal Analog and Logic products. We seek to deliver exceptional product performance by optimizing silicon processes and application specific design to satisfy specific requirements for our customers. This enables us to deliver solutions with greater energy efficiency in a smaller footprint than is commonly available. We expect a steady acceleration of new product sales especially for solutions addressing the smart phone and ultraportable market.

The Power Conversion, Industrial, and Automotive (PCIA) group’s focus is to capitalize on the growing demand for greater energy efficiency and higher power density for space savings in power supplies, consumer electronics, battery chargers, electric motors, industrial electronics and automobiles. We are a leader in power semiconductor devices, low standby power consumption designs, and power module technology that enable greater efficiency, higher power density, and better performance. Improving the efficiency of our customers’ products is vital to meeting new energy efficiency regulations. Effectively managing power conversion and distribution in power supplies is one of the greatest opportunities we have to improve overall system efficiency. We believe the growing global focus on energy efficiency will continue to drive growth in this product segment.

Standard Discrete and Standard Linear (SDT) products are core building block components for many electronic applications. This segment uses a simplified and focused operating model to make the selling and support of these products easier and more profitable. The current operational structure and part portfolio should enable our standard products group to continue to generate solid cash flow with minimal investment.

In 2013, we invested in our business to upgrade technologies, acquire new capabilities, and to fund R&D. Capital spending included significant investments in our new 8 inch wafer fab in Korea. We expect the transition to 8 inch wafer manufacturing for a greater percentage of our production will enable lower costs and improved margins for years to come. In addition, we have increased our focus on streamlining operations, creating greater manufacturing flexibility and having a more balanced internal versus external production mix. We expect this process to enable significant improvements in manufacturing and financial performance beginning in mid-2015.

In addition to investing in the business, we also repurchased more than two million shares of our stock and reduced our debt, ending the year with the highest net cash (cash minus debt) level in the history of the company. In December of 2013, the Fairchild Board of Directors authorized an enhanced stock repurchase program allowing the company to buy back up to $100 million in shares.

We strive to keep inventory as lean as possible while maintaining customer service. We prefer to maintain maximum flexibility by adjusting internal inventories in response to higher demand before adding more inventory to our distribution channels. At the end of the fourth quarter, our channel inventories were at 10 weeks after adjusting for end of life inventory which is within our target range of 10 to 11 weeks. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2013 internal inventories were at $228.1 million, a 4 percent reduction from the end of 2012. We believe Fairchild is in a strong position to take advantage of anticipated improvements in demand in 2014.

 

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Results of Operations

The following table summarizes certain information relating to our operating results as derived from our audited consolidated financial statements as well as certain unaudited non-GAAP financial measures.

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 
     (Dollars in millions)  

Total revenues

   $ 1,405.4        100.0   $ 1,405.9        100.0   $ 1,588.8         100.0

Gross margin

     416.5        29.6     442.0        31.4     559.2         35.2

Operating Expenses:

             

Research and development

     171.6        12.2     156.9        11.2     153.4         9.7

Selling, general and administrative

     205.7        14.6     206.8        14.7     218.4         13.7

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

     15.5        1.1     18.2        1.3     19.7         1.2

Restructuring and impairments

     15.9        1.1     14.1        1.0     2.8         0.2

Charge for litigation

     (12.6     -0.9     1.3        0.1     —           0.0
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

    

Total operating expenses

     396.1        28.2     397.3        28.3     394.3         24.8

Operating income

     20.4        1.5     44.7        3.2     164.9         10.4

Realized loss on sale of securities

     —          0.0     12.9        0.9     —           0.0

Other expense, net

     9.2        0.7     8.1        0.6     7.2         0.5
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

    

Income before income taxes

     11.2        0.8     23.7        1.7     157.7         9.9

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

     6.2        0.4     (0.9     -0.1     12.2         0.8
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

    

Net income

   $ 5.0        0.4   $ 24.6        1.7   $ 145.5         9.2
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

    

Unaudited NonGAAP Measures

             

Adjusted net income

   $ 34.6        $ 70.5        $ 169.7      

Adjusted Gross margin

     425.2        30.3     442.0        31.4     561.4         35.3

Adjusted R&D and SG&A

     377.3          363.7          370.8      

Free Cash Flow

     100.9          31.3          82.1      

Year Ended December 29, 2013 Compared to Year Ended December 30, 2012

Total Revenues

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Total revenues

   $ 1,405.4       $ 1,405.9       $ (0.5     0.0

Revenue was flat on a nominal basis in 2013 compared to 2012, however 2012 contained 53 weeks. Sales in 2013 increased 2% from 2012 when adjusted for the extra week. Revenue in 2012 also included $8.5 million of insurance proceeds related to business interruption claims for the company’s optoelectronics supply issues resulting from the Thailand floods in the fourth quarter of 2011.

 

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Geographic revenue information is based on the customer location within the indicated geographic region. The following table presents, as a percentage of sales, geographic sales for the Americas, Europe, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Other Asia/Pacific (which for our geographic reporting purposes includes Japan and Singapore) for 2013 and 2012.

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
 

United States

     9     9

Other Americas

     2        2   

Europe

     14        13   

China

     36        35   

Taiwan

     11        14   

Korea

     7        9   

Other Asia/Pacific

     21        18   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

     100     100
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The decrease in Taiwan was due primarily to lower sales into the PC market. Lower Korean sales reflect weaker demand from Samsung and another large Korean manufacturer primarily in the mobile and LCD TV sector. The increase in Other Asia/Pacific revenue was due to continued strong demand for mobile products including smart phones and tablets.

Gross Margin

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Gross Margin $

   $ 416.5      $ 442.0      $ (25.5     -5.8

Gross Margin %

     29.6     31.4     —          —     

Gross margin declined $25.5 million or 180 basis points in 2013 compared to 2012 due primarily to mix/pricing impacts and to higher manufacturing costs associated with qualifying and ramping the new 8 inch wafer fab in Korea. We expect the efforts related to the new fab in Korea to improve manufacturing flexibility, provide better support to our customers as well as reduce costs.

Adjusted Gross Margin

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Adjusted Gross Margin $

   $ 425.2      $ 442.0      $ (16.8     -3.8

Adjusted Gross Margin %

     30.3     31.4     —          0.1

Adjusted gross margin dollars decreased when compared to 2012 for the same reasons listed above. Adjusted gross margin for 2013 does not include the accelerated depreciation due to the 8 inch line closure at our Salt Lake City fab. There were no adjustments to 2012 gross margin. See reconciliation of gross margin to adjusted gross margin in Item 6.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Research and development

   $ 171.6       $ 156.9       $ 14.7        9.4

Selling, general and administrative

   $ 205.7       $ 206.8       $ (1.1     -0.5

Research and development expenses increased 9.4% in 2013 compared to 2012 due to higher spending on a variety of new technologies including silicon carbide and advanced sensors. Selling, general and administrative expenses were down slightly from the prior year due to ongoing cost reductions and one less week of costs in 2013 offset by higher variable compensation expense. Operating expenses included an additional week of costs in 2012.

Adjusted Operating Expenses

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
     % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Adjusted R&D and SG&A

   $ 377.3       $ 363.7       $ 13.6         3.7

Adjusted operating expenses increased for the same reasons listed above. There were no adjustments to 2012 R&D and SG&A.

Restructuring and Impairments

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
     % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Restructuring and impairments

   $ 15.9       $ 14.1       $ 1.8         12.8

During 2013, we recorded restructuring and impairment charges, net of releases, totaling $15.9 million. The charges included $11.0 million in employee separation costs, $3.0 million in line closure costs, $1.6 million in asset impairment charges, $0.6 million in lease termination costs, and $0.1 million in reserve releases associated with the 2013 Infrastructure Realignment Program. In addition during 2013, we recorded $0.1 million in employee separation costs, and $0.3 million in reserve releases associated with the 2012 Infrastructure Realignment Program.

The 2013 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs to close the 8-inch line at the company’s Salt Lake wafer fab facility and transfer the manufacturing to the 8-inch lines in Korea and Mountaintop, as well as organizational changes in the company’s mobile product group, manufacturing support organizations, executive management, and sales organizations.

During 2012, we recorded restructuring and impairment charges, net of releases, totaling $14.1 million. The charges included $12.5 million in employee separation costs and $0.4 million in facility closure costs and $0.6 million in lease termination costs, all associated with the 2012 Infrastructure Realignment Program. In addition during 2012, we recorded $1.0 million in employee separation costs, $0.4 million in reserve releases, and $0.1 million in asset impairment charges associated with the 2011 Infrastructure Realignment Program. We also recognized $0.1 million in reserve releases in 2012 associated with the 2010 Infrastructure Realignment Program.

The 2012 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs for organizational changes in the company’s sales organization, manufacturing sites and manufacturing support organizations, the human resources function, executive management levels, and the MCCC and PCIA product lines as well as the termination of an IT systems lease and the final closure of a warehouse in Korea.

 

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The 2011 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs for organizational changes in the company’s supply chain management group, the website technology group, the quality organization, and other administrative groups. The 2011 program also includes costs to further improve the company’s manufacturing strategy and changes in both the PCIA and MCCC groups.

The 2010 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs to simplify and realign some activities within the MCCC segment, costs for the continued refinement of the company’s manufacturing strategy, and costs associated with centralizing the company’s accounting functions.

The 2009 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs associated with the previously planned closure of the Mountaintop, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility and the four-inch manufacturing line in Bucheon, South Korea, both of which were announced in the first quarter of 2009. The 2009 Program also includes charges for a smaller worldwide cost reduction plan to further right-size our company and remain financially healthy. The consolidation of the South Korea fabrication processes was completed in 2011

Charge for Litigation In 2013, we released $12.6 million from the reserves as a result of ongoing developments with the POWI 1 litigation.

Realized Loss on Sale of Securities In 2012, we sold our auction rate security portfolio for $23.3 million and incurred a realized loss of approximately $12.9 million on the sale.

Other Expense, net The following table presents a summary of Other expense, net for 2013 and 2012, respectively.

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
 
     (In millions)  

Interest expense

   $ 6.4      $ 7.6   

Interest income

     (0.6     (2.0

Other (income) expense, net

     3.4        2.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other expense, net

   $ 9.2      $ 8.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense Interest expense in 2013 decreased $1.2 million as compared to 2012, primarily due to repayment of debt.

Interest income Interest income in 2013 decreased $1.4 million as compared to 2012, primarily driven by the loss of interest income on our auction rate security portfolio and very low interest rates.

Income Taxes

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Income before income taxes

   $ 11.2       $ 23.7      $ (12.5     -52.7

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

   $ 6.2       $ (0.9   $ 7.1        788.9

The effective tax rate for 2013 was 55.4% compared to (3.8%) for 2012. The change in effective tax rate while impacted by foreign exchange rates, was primarily driven by changes in profits among legal jurisdictions with differing tax rates. In 2013, the valuation allowance on the company’s deferred tax assets decreased by $6.9 million as deferred tax assets decreased primarily due to U.S. profits before tax as well as $2.8 million decrease to the valuation allowance related to the company’s Malaysian cumulative reinvestment allowance and manufacturing incentives. The overall decrease did not impact our results of operations.

 

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In accordance with the Income Taxes Topic in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC), deferred taxes have not been provided on undistributed earnings of foreign subsidiaries which are reinvested indefinitely. Certain non-U.S. earnings, which have been taxed in the U.S. but earned offshore, have and continue to be part of our repatriation plan. As of December 29, 2013, we have recorded a deferred tax liability of $2.5 million, with no impact to the consolidated statement of operations as we have a full valuation allowance against our net U.S. deferred tax assets.

Free Cash Flow

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
     % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Free Cash Flow

   $ 100.9       $ 31.3       $ 69.6         222.4

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure. To determine free cash flow, we subtract capital expenditures from cash provided by operating activities. Free cash flow increased in 2013 primarily due to lower capital expenditures. See Free cash flow reconciliation in Item 6.

Reportable Segments The following table represents comparative disclosures of revenue and gross margin of our reportable segments.

 

    Year Ended  
    December 29, 2013     December 30, 2012  
    Revenue     % of
total
    Gross
Margin
    Gross
Margin %
    Operating
Income (loss)
    Revenue     % of
total
    Gross
Margin
    Gross
Margin %
    Operating
Income (loss)
 
    (Dollars in millions)  

MCCC

  $ 534.1        38.0   $ 195.6        36.6   $ 84.7      $ 570.2        40.5   $ 214.9        37.7   $ 103.5   

PCIA

    733.4        52.2     210.6        28.7     115.8        694.0        49.4     204.1        29.4     120.2   

SDT

    137.9        9.8     24.1        17.5     16.5        141.7        10.1     26.9        19.0     18.6   

Corporate (1,2)

    —          —          (13.8     —          (196.6     —          —          (3.9     —          (197.6
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $ 1,405.4        100.0   $ 416.5        29.6   $ 20.4      $ 1,405.9        100.0   $ 442.0        31.4   $ 44.7   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)
     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
     December 30,
2012
 

Non-cash stock based compensation expense

   $ 4.9       $ 4.4   

Accelerated depreciation on assets related to line closure

     8.7         —     

Other

     0.2         (0.5
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 13.8       $ 3.9   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
(2)
     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
 

Non-cash stock based compensation expense

   $ 27.9      $ 22.6   

Restructuring and impairments expense

     15.9        14.1   

Accelerated depreciation on assets related to line closure

     8.7        —     

Charge for (release of) litigation

     (12.6     1.3   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     156.5        159.8   

Other

     0.2        (0.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $ 196.6      $ 197.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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MCCC

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Revenue

   $ 534.1      $ 570.2      $ (36.1     -6.3

Gross Margin $

   $ 195.6      $ 214.9      $ (19.3     -9.0

Gross Margin %

     36.6     37.7       -1.1

Operating Income

   $ 84.7      $ 103.5      $ (18.8     -18.2

MCCC 2013 revenue decreased from the prior year due primarily to lower demand for MOSFETs supporting the computing and consumer end markets and one less week in 2013 compared to 2012. Gross margin and operating income decreased in 2013 compared to 2012 due primarily to underutilization charges associated with the lower sales level and higher variable compensation spending. Operating income was also impacted by higher R&D spending primarily for mobile applications.

PCIA

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Revenue

   $ 733.4      $ 694.0      $ 39.4        5.7

Gross Margin $

   $ 210.6      $ 204.1      $ 6.5        3.2

Gross Margin %

     28.7     29.4       -0.7

Operating Income

   $ 115.8      $ 120.2      $ (4.4     -3.7

PCIA revenue increased in 2013 compared to 2012 due to higher high voltage sales into the industrial, appliance and automotive end markets. PCIA revenue in 2012 included $8.5 million of insurance proceeds related to the business interruption claims for the company’s optoelectronics supply issues resulting from flooding in Thailand in the fourth quarter of 2011. 2012 also included one additional week of sales. Gross margin percent decreased 70 basis points due to higher costs associated with the start up costs associated with the new 8 inch wafer fab in Korea partially offset by better utilization in other plants driven by higher sales. Lower operating income was mainly due to lower gross margin combined with higher variable compensation expenses in 2013 compared to 2012.

SDT

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Revenue

   $ 137.9      $ 141.7      $ (3.8     -2.7

Gross Margin $

   $ 24.1      $ 26.9      $ (2.8     -10.4

Gross Margin %

     17.5     19.0       -1.5

Operating Income

   $ 16.5      $ 18.6      $ (2.1     -11.3

SDT revenue in 2013 decreased as compared to 2012 as a result of one less week. The decrease in gross margin and operating income was due primarily to changes in mix and higher variable compensation expense in 2013 compared to 2012.

 

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Year Ended December 30, 2012 Compared to Year Ended December 25, 2011

Total Revenues

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
     December 25,
2011
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Total revenues

   $ 1,405.9       $ 1,588.8       $ (182.9     -11.5

Revenue in 2012 included $8.5 million of insurance proceeds related to business interruption claims for the company’s optoelectronics supply issues resulting from the Thailand floods in the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue decreased in 2012 when compared to 2011, despite an extra week in 2012. The decrease in revenue was driven primarily by a decrease in average selling price, with decreases in unit volumes sold contributing an additional 1% of the change.

Geographic revenue information is based on the customer location within the indicated geographic region. The following table presents, as a percentage of sales, geographic sales for the Americas, Europe, China, Taiwan, Korea and Other Asia/Pacific (which for our geographic reporting purposes includes Japan and Singapore) for 2012 and 2011.

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 

United States

     9     10

Other Americas

     2        2   

Europe

     13        13   

China

     35        33   

Taiwan

     14        14   

Korea

     9        11   

Other Asia/Pacific

     18        17   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

     100     100
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The increase in Other Asia/Pacific revenue was due to continued strong demand for mobile products including smart phones and tablets. There was also a shift in sales to a major customer from their Korea location to an Other Asia/Pacific location, which decreased our Korea sales and also contributed to the increase in Other Asia Pacific. The increase in China revenue was driven by growth in automotive sales as well as strong demand for mobile products. All other locations had minimal percentage changes.

Gross Margin

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Gross Margin $

   $ 442.0      $ 559.2      $ (117.2     -21.0

Gross Margin %

     31.4     35.2     —          0.0

Effective the first day of 2012, expected asset lives and amortization schedules for certain factory equipment was adjusted to better reflect actual performance of the tools, favorably impacting gross margin by approximately $17.2 million in 2012 when compared to depreciation expense under the previous useful life policy. In addition, we reassessed the lives of our molds and tooling equipment which caused an increase in depreciation expense of $0.7 million in 2012 when compared to depreciation expense under the previous useful life policies.

 

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The net favorable impact to gross margin was offset by decreased revenue and higher unit costs of inventory due to lower production rates in 2012. Increased expenses from 8-inch conversion costs and 8-inch start up costs, higher inventory write downs in 2012, unfavorable foreign exchange impacts from the strengthening of the Korean Won and Malaysian Ringgit, increased depreciation expenses from 2011 capital expenditures, and increased payroll costs from 2012 annual merit increases also contributed to the increase in costs of sales and decrease in gross margin. These additional costs were partially offset by reduced variable compensation in 2012 as we did not meet our targets. These changes resulted in a net overall decrease in gross margin for 2012 as compared to 2011.

Adjusted Gross Margin

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Adjusted Gross Margin $

   $ 442.0      $ 561.4      $ (119.4     -21.3

Adjusted Gross Margin %

     31.4     35.3     —          0.1

Adjusted gross margin dollars decreased when compared to 2011 for the same reasons listed above. Adjusted gross margin for 2011 does not include the accelerated depreciation and inventory write-offs due to the previously planned closure of the Mountaintop facility and the expense associated with a change in retirement plans at two of our Asian locations. There were no adjustments to 2012 gross margin. See reconciliation of gross margin to adjusted gross margin in Item 6.

Operating Expenses

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
     December 25,
2011
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Research and development

   $ 156.9       $ 153.4       $ 3.5        2.3

Selling, general and administrative

   $ 206.8       $ 218.4       $ (11.6     -5.3

Operating expenses included an additional week of costs in 2012 as compared to 2011. Overall R&D expenses increased slightly in 2012 when compared to 2011. Increases in R&D project spending were partially offset by decreases in variable compensation as we did not meet the associated targets for 2012. Selling and general and administration expenses (SG&A) expense decreased in 2012 when compared to 2011 driven primarily by decreases in variable compensation and equity compensation as we did not meet our performance targets for 2012.

Adjusted Operating Expenses

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
     December 25,
2011
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Adjusted R&D and SG&A

   $ 363.7       $ 370.8       $ (7.1     -1.9

Adjusted operating expenses increased for the same reasons listed above. 2011 Adjusted operating expenses do not include the expense associated with a change in retirement plans at two of our Asian locations. There were no adjustments to 2012 R&D and SG&A.

 

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Restructuring and Impairments

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
     December 25,
2011
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
     % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Restructuring and impairments

   $ 14.1       $ 2.8       $ 11.3         403.6

During 2012, we recorded restructuring and impairment charges, net of releases, totaling $14.1 million. The charges included $12.5 million in employee separation costs and $0.4 million in facility closure costs and $0.6 million in lease termination costs, all associated with the 2012 Infrastructure Realignment Program. In addition during 2012, we recorded $1.0 million in employee separation costs, $0.4 million in reserve releases, and $0.1 million in asset impairment charges associated with the 2011 Infrastructure Realignment Program. We also recognized $0.1 million in reserve releases in 2012 associated with the 2010 Infrastructure Realignment Program.

The 2012 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs for organizational changes in the company’s sales organization, manufacturing sites and manufacturing support organizations, the human resources function, executive management levels, and the MCCC and PCIA product lines as well as the termination of an IT systems lease and the final closure of a warehouse in Korea.

During 2011, we recorded restructuring and impairment charges, net of releases, totaling $2.8 million. The charges included $5.4 million in employee separation costs and $0.2 million in reserve releases, all associated with the 2011 Infrastructure Realignment Program. In addition during 2011, we recorded $3.6 million in employee separation costs and $0.4 million in reserve releases associated with the 2010 Infrastructure Realignment Program. We also recorded $1.9 million of employee separation costs, $0.7 million of fab closure costs, and $8.2 million in reserve releases in 2011, all associated with the 2009 Infrastructure Realignment Program. This large release was driven by our decision to keep open the Mountain Top facility reversing the March 2009 announcement to close the site. Since the original announcement, we have experienced strong growth and profitability in the High Voltage and Automotive businesses. The company expects to continue the expansion of these businesses and determined that retaining the Mountain Top facility will be essential to our automotive customers’ current and future needs. As a result of this decision, we released the reserves related to Mountain Top restructuring action and paid out previously accrued employee stay-on bonuses.

The 2011 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs for organizational changes in the company’s supply chain management group, the website technology group, the quality organization, and other administrative groups. The 2011 program also includes costs to further improve the company’s manufacturing strategy and changes in both the PCIA and MCCC groups.

The 2010 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs to simplify and realign some activities within the MCCC segment, costs for the continued refinement of the company’s manufacturing strategy, and costs associated with centralizing the company’s accounting functions.

The 2009 Infrastructure Realignment Program includes costs associated with the previously planned closure of the Mountaintop, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility and the four-inch manufacturing line in Bucheon, South Korea, both of which were announced in the first quarter of 2009. The 2009 Program also includes charges for a smaller worldwide cost reduction plan to further right-size our company and remain financially healthy. The consolidation of the South Korea fabrication processes was completed in 2011

Charge for Litigation In 2012, we increased our reserves for potential litigation outcomes by $1.0 million as a result of the ongoing developments in the POWI 2 litigation. In addition, we accrued $0.3 million for an unrelated legal settlement.

Realized Loss on Sale of Securities In 2012, we sold our auction rate security portfolio for $23.3 million and incurred a realized loss of approximately $12.9 million on the sale.

 

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Other Expense, net The following table presents a summary of Other expense, net for 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 
     (In millions)  

Interest expense

   $ 7.6      $ 7.3   

Interest income

     (2.0     (2.7

Other (income) expense, net

     2.5        2.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other expense, net

   $ 8.1      $ 7.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense Interest expense in 2012 increased $0.3 million as compared to 2011, primarily due to higher net interest rates.

Interest income Interest income in 2012 decreased $0.7 million as compared to 2011, primarily driven by the loss of interest income on our auction rate security portfolio and slightly lower cash and investment balances.

Income Taxes

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Income (loss) before income taxes

   $ 23.7      $ 157.7       $ (134.0     -85.0

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

   $ (0.9   $ 12.2       $ (13.1     -107.4

The effective tax rate for 2012 was (3.8)% compared to 7.7% for 2011. The change in effective tax rate is primarily due to shifts of income and loss among jurisdictions with differing tax rates and foreign currency revaluations of tax assets and liabilities. In 2012, the valuation allowance on the company’s deferred tax assets decreased by $16.6 million as deferred tax assets decreased due to the expiration of credit carry forwards and adjustments to other comprehensive income. The overall decrease did not impact our results of operations.

In accordance with the Income Taxes Topic in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC), deferred taxes have not been provided on undistributed earnings of foreign subsidiaries which are reinvested indefinitely. Certain non-U.S. earnings, which have been taxed in the U.S. but earned offshore, have and continue to be part of our repatriation plan. As of December 30, 2012, we have recorded a deferred tax liability of $1.8 million, with no impact to the consolidated statement of operations as we have a full valuation allowance against our net U.S. deferred tax assets.

Free Cash Flow

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
     December 25,
2011
     $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Free Cash Flow

   $ 31.3       $ 82.1       $ (50.8     -61.9

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure. To determine free cash flow, we subtract capital expenditures from cash provided by operating activities. Free cash flow decreased in 2012 as a result of decreased cash provided by operating activities primarily driven by reduced net income. This was partially offset by a decrease in capital expenditures of $34.5 million. See free cash flow reconciliation in Item 6.

 

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Reportable Segments The following table represents comparative disclosures of revenue and gross margin of our reportable segments.

 

    Year Ended  
    December 30, 2012     December 25, 2011  
    Revenue     % of
total
    Gross
Margin
    Gross
Margin %
    Operating
Income (loss)
    Revenue     % of
total
    Gross
Margin
    Gross
Margin %
    Operating
Income (loss)
 
    (Dollars in millions)  

MCCC

  $ 570.2        40.5   $ 214.9        37.7   $ 103.5      $ 579.1        36.5   $ 215.1        37.2   $ 100.4   

PCIA

    694.0        49.4     204.1        29.4     120.2        807.4        50.8     296.4        36.7     211.9   

SDT

    141.7        10.1     26.9        19.0     18.6        202.3        12.7     54.3        26.8     46.3   

Corporate (1,2)

    —          —          (3.9     —          (197.6     —          —          (6.6     —          (193.7
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $ 1,405.9        100.0   $ 442.0        31.4   $ 44.7      $ 1,588.8        100.0   $ 559.2        35.2   $ 164.9   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

    Year Ended  
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 

Non-cash stock based compensation expense

  $ 4.4      $ 4.3   

Accelerated depreciation on assets related to fab closure

    —          0.7   

Retirement plan changes

    —          1.7   

Other

    (0.5     (0.1
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $ 3.9      $ 6.6   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

(2)

 

    Year Ended  
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 

Non-cash stock based compensation expense

  $ 22.6      $ 24.8   

Restructuring and impairments expense

    14.1        2.8   

Charge for litigation

    1.3        —     

Selling, general and administrative expense

    159.8        162.8   

Other

    (0.2     3.3   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $ 197.6      $ 193.7   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

MCCC

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Revenue

   $ 570.2      $ 579.1      $ (8.9     -1.5

Gross Margin $

   $ 214.9      $ 215.1      $ (0.2     -0.1

Gross Margin %

     37.7     37.2       0.5

Operating Income

   $ 103.5      $ 100.4      $ 3.1        3.1

MCCC’s 2012 revenue was slightly lower when compared to 2011 due to a decline in average selling prices which was attributable to competitive pricing pressure on existing products, offset slightly by increased prices on newly introduced products. The decline in overall average selling prices was offset by increased unit sales on mobile products in 2012. Gross margin dollars were flat when compared to 2011, while gross margin percent improved slightly. Improvement in gross margin percent was driven by reduced variable compensation as well as cost savings programs in the low voltage group. These improvements were offset in part by higher inventory reserves and increased subcontractor qualification costs for mobile products.

 

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MCCC operating income increased slightly in 2012 as compared to 2011 as a result of reduced variable compensation expense and lower general and administrative expense (G&A) even with an additional week of costs during 2012. These decreases were offset in part by additional R&D investment in our mobile business.

PCIA

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Revenue

   $ 694.0      $ 807.4      $ (113.4     -14.0

Gross Margin $

   $ 204.1      $ 296.4      $ (92.3     -31.1

Gross Margin %

     29.4     36.7       -7.3

Operating Income

   $ 120.2      $ 211.9      $ (91.7     -43.3

PCIA revenue in 2012 included $8.5 million of insurance proceeds related to the business interruption claims for the company’s optoelectronics supply issues resulting from flooding in Thailand in the fourth quarter of 2011. The 14% revenue decrease in 2012 as compared to 2011 was driven by a 7% decrease in average selling prices and a 7% decrease in overall unit sales. The decrease in average selling prices and units was primarily driven by our high voltage group and was attributable to reduced market demand for these products and efforts to reduce channel inventory. The decreased revenue from high voltage products was mitigated in part by increased revenue for our automotive and power conversion products. Favorable gross margin impacts in 2012 from lower variable compensation were offset by decreased high voltage revenue, increased 8 inch conversion costs, and unfavorable foreign exchange impacts in 2012.

Lower operating income was mainly due to decreased gross margin as well as increased R&D expense in high voltage and auto product lines. In addition, operating expenses included an additional week of costs in 2012 as compared to 2011. These increases were offset in part by lower selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) and reduced variable compensation expenses.

SDT

 

     Year Ended  
     December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
    $ Change
Inc (Dec)
    % Change
Inc (Dec)
 

Revenue

   $ 141.7      $ 202.3      $ (60.6     -30.0

Gross Margin $

   $ 26.9      $ 54.3      $ (27.4     -50.5

Gross Margin %

     19.0     26.8       -7.8

Operating Income

   $ 18.6      $ 46.3      $ (27.7     -59.8

SDT revenue in 2012 decreased as compared to 2011 as a result of strategic efforts to eliminate lower margin products and also reduced overall market demand. Lower average selling prices also contributed to the decrease in SDT revenue as compared to 2011. Lower gross margin was due to lower revenue and higher overhead costs.

The decrease in operating income was primarily due to lower gross margin. R&D and sales and marketing expenses were also higher in 2012 as a result of increased investment in R&D and sales and marketing. In addition operating expenses included an additional week of costs in 2012 as compared to 2011. This increase was offset in part by reduced variable compensation costs.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our main sources of liquidity are our cash flows from operations, cash and cash equivalents and revolving credit facility.

 

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The Credit Facility consists of a $400.0 million revolving loan agreement, of which $200.0 million was drawn as of December 29, 2013. Additionally, we have the ability to incrementally increase the commitments under the agreement up to $300 million. The Credit Facility imposes various restrictions upon us that could limit our ability to respond to market conditions, to provide for unanticipated capital investments or to take advantage of business opportunities. It also includes restrictive covenants that limit our ability to consolidate, merge or enter into acquisitions, create liens, pay dividends or make similar restricted payments, sell assets, invest in capital expenditures and incur indebtedness. The Credit Facility also limits our ability to modify our certificate of incorporation and bylaws, or enter into shareholder agreements, voting trusts or similar arrangements. In addition, the affirmative covenants in the Credit Facility also require the company’s financial performance to comply with certain financial measures, as defined by the credit agreement. These financial covenants require us to maintain a minimum interest coverage ratio of 3.0 to 1.0 and a maximum leverage ratio of 3.25 to 1.0. It defines the interest coverage ratio as the ratio of the cumulative four quarter trailing consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to consolidated cash interest expense and defines the maximum leverage ratio as the ratio of total consolidated debt to the cumulative four quarter trailing consolidated EBITDA. Consolidated EBITDA, as defined by the credit agreement excludes restructuring, non-cash equity compensation and certain other adjustments.

At December 29, 2013, we were in compliance with these covenants and we expect to remain in compliance. This expectation is subject to various risks and uncertainties discussed more thoroughly in Item 1A, and include, among others, the risk that our assumptions and expectations about business conditions, expenses and cash flows for the remainder of the year may be inaccurate.

Under the Credit Facility, borrowing may be in the form of either Eurocurrency Loans or Alternate Base Rate (ABR) loans. Eurocurrency Loans accrue interest at the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus 1.75%. The ABR is the highest of JP Morgan Chase Bank’s prime rate, the federal funds effective rate plus 0.5 percent, or adjusted LIBOR, as defined by the credit agreement, plus 1%. ABR loans accrue interest at the ABR rate plus 0.75%. The company also pays a commitment fee of 0.35% per annum on the unutilized commitments.

While our Credit Facility places restrictions on the payment of dividends under certain conditions, it does not restrict the subsidiaries of Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, except to a limited extent, from paying dividends or making advances to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. As a result, we believe that funds generated from operations, together with existing cash and funds from our Credit Facility will be sufficient to meet our debt obligations, operating requirements, capital expenditures and research and development funding needs over the next twelve months. In 2013, we incurred capital expenditures of $75 million.

At December 29, 2013, under our Credit Facility, we have borrowing capacity of $200.0 million for working capital and general corporate purposes, including acquisitions. There are also outstanding letters of credit under the Credit Facility totaling $516 thousand. These outstanding letters of credit reduce the amount available under the Credit Facility to $199.5 million. We had additional outstanding letters of credit of $765 thousand that do not fall under the Credit Facility. We also had $3.5 million of undrawn credit facilities at certain of our foreign subsidiaries. These outstanding amounts do not impact available borrowings under the senior credit facility. Borrowings under the Credit Facility are secured by a pledge of common stock of the company’s first tier domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the stock of the company’s first tier foreign subsidiaries. The payment of principal and interest on the Credit Facility is fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. and each of its domestic subsidiaries.

We frequently evaluate opportunities to sell additional equity or debt securities, obtain credit facilities from lenders or restructure our long-term debt to further strengthen our financial position. Additional borrowing or equity investment may be required to fund future acquisitions. The sale of additional equity securities could result in additional dilution to our stockholders. In December 2013, the Board of Directors authorized the purchase of common stock up to $100 million. Purchases are authorized through December 2014.

 

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As of December 29, 2013, we had $3.0 million of net unrecognized tax benefits recorded in non-current taxes payable. As of December 30, 2012, we had $3.0 million of net unrecognized tax benefits recorded in non-current taxes payable. The timing of the expected cash outflow relating to the balance is not reliably determinable at this time.

As of December 29, 2013, our cash, cash equivalents and short-term and long-term securities were $420.1 million, an increase of $11.5 million from December 30, 2012. $208.3 million of the cash and cash equivalents balance is located in the United States.

During 2013, our cash provided by operating activities was $176.1 million compared to $183.2 million in 2012. The following table presents a summary of net cash provided by operating activities during 2013 and 2012, respectively.

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
 
     (In millions)  

Net income

   $ 5.0      $ 24.6   

Depreciation and amortization

     145.2        135.3   

Non-cash stock-based compensation

     27.9        22.6   

Non-cash realized loss on sale of investments

     —          12.9   

Non-cash restructuring

     1.5        0.1   

Deferred income taxes, net

     (4.8     (11.2

Release of Litigation Charge

     (12.6  

Other, net

     5.2        2.5   

Change in other working capital accounts

     8.7        (3.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 176.1      $ 183.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash provided by operating activities in 2013 decreased by $7.1 million compared to 2012 primarily due to a decrease in net income which was partially offset by favorable changes is other working capital accounts.

Cash used in investing activities during 2013 totaled $77.0 million compared to $131 million in 2012. There were no acquisitions in 2013. Capital expenditures were $75.2 million in 2013 compared to $151.9 million in 2012.

Cash used in financing activities totaled $87.2 million in 2013 as compared to $69.6 million in 2012. The increase in cash used in 2013 was driven by an increased amount of treasury shares purchased as shown in the table below.

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
 
     (In millions)  

Cash flows from financing activities

    

Repayment of long term debt

     (50.0     (50.0

Issuance of long term debt

     —          —     

Proceeds from issuance of common stock and from exercise of stock options

     1.1        5.0   

Purchase of treasury stock

     (29.0     (13.9

Shares withheld for employee taxes

     (9.3     (10.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activites

   $ (87.2   $ (69.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The table below summarizes our significant contractual obligations as of December 29, 2013 and the effect such obligations are expected to have on our liquidity and cash flows in future periods.

 

Contractual Obligations

   Total      Less than
1 year
     1-3
years
     4-5
years
     After
5 years
 
     (In millions)  

Debt Obligations - Principle

   $ 200.0          $ 200.0         

Debt Obligations - Interest (1)

     10.6         4.0         6.6         

Operating Lease Obligations (2)

     41.5         18.1         20.7         2.7         —     

Letters of Credit

     3.5         3.5            

Capital Purchase Obligations (3)

     4.5         4.5            

Other Purchase Obligations and Commitments (4)

     35.1         26.3         4.5         1.1         3.2   

Royalty Obligations

     3.8         1.0         2.0         0.8      

Executive Compensation Agreements

     2.5         0.1         0.2         0.3         1.9   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total (5)

   $ 301.5       $ 57.5       $ 234.0       $ 4.9       $ 5.1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) Interest rate on debt is variable. Interest payments were estimated using the 2.1% interest rate in effect currently (see Item 8, Note 7 for additional information
(2) Represents future minimum lease payments under noncancelable operating leases.
(3) Capital purchase obligations represent commitments for purchase of plant and equipment. They are not recorded as liabilities on our balance sheet as of December 29, 2013, as we have not yet received the related goods or taken title to the property.
(4) For the purposes of this table, contractual obligations for purchase of goods or services are defined as agreements that are enforceable and legally binding and that specify all significant terms, including: fixed or minimum quantities to be purchased; fixed, minimum or variable price provisions; and the approximate timing of the transaction. Our purchase orders are based on our current manufacturing needs and are fulfilled by our vendors within short time horizons.
(5) We had $3.3 million of unrecognized tax benefits at December 29, 2013. The timing of the expected cash outflow relating to the balance is not reliably determinable at this time. In addition, the total does not include any contractual obligations recorded on the balance sheet as current liabilities other than certain purchase obligations as discussed below.

It is customary practice in the semiconductor industry to enter into guaranteed purchase commitments or “take or pay” arrangements for purchases of certain equipment and raw materials. Obligations under these arrangements are included in (4) above.

Contractual obligations that are contingent upon the achievement of certain milestones are not included in the table above. These obligations include contingent funding/payment obligations and milestone-based equity compensation funding. These arrangements are not considered contractual obligations until the milestone is met.

We also enter into contracts for outsourced services; however, the obligations under these contracts were not significant at December 29, 2013 and the contracts generally contain clauses allowing for cancellation without significant penalty.

The expected timing of payment of the obligations discussed above is estimated based on current information. Timing of payments and actual amounts paid may be different depending on the time of receipt of goods or services or changes to agreed-upon amounts for some obligations.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

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that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has defined critical accounting policies as those that are both most important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results and which require our most difficult, complex or subjective judgments or estimates. Based on this definition, we believe our critical accounting policies include the policies of revenue recognition, sales reserves, inventory valuation, fair value of financial instruments, impairment of long-lived assets, income taxes and loss contingencies. For all financial statement periods presented, there have been no material modifications to the application of these critical accounting policies.

On an ongoing basis, we evaluate the judgments and estimates underlying all of our critical accounting policies. These estimates and the underlying assumptions affect the amounts of assets and liabilities reported, disclosures, and reported amounts of revenues and expenses. These estimates and assumptions are based on our best estimates and judgment. We evaluate our estimates and assumptions using historical experience and other factors, including the current economic environment, which we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. We adjust such estimates and assumptions when facts and circumstances dictate. Illiquid credit markets, volatile equity, foreign currency, and energy markets, and declines in consumer spending have combined to increase the uncertainty inherent in such estimates and assumptions. As future events and their effects cannot be determined with precision, actual results could differ significantly from these estimates. Changes in those estimates resulting from continuing changes in the economic environment will be reflected in the financial statements in future periods.

Revenue Recognition and Sales Reserves No revenue is recognized unless there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, the price to the buyer is fixed or determinable, delivery has occurred and collectability of the sales price is reasonably assured. Revenue from the sale of semiconductor products is recognized when title and risk of loss transfers to the customer, which is generally when the product is received by the customer. In some cases, title and risk of loss do not pass to the customer when the product is received by them. In these cases, we recognize revenue at the time when title and risk of loss is transferred, assuming all other revenue recognition criteria have been satisfied. These cases include several inventory locations where we manage consigned inventory for our customers, some of which is at customer facilities. In such cases, revenue is not recognized when products are received at these locations; rather, revenue is recognized when customers take the inventory from the location for their use. Shipping costs billed to our customers are included within revenue with associated costs classified in cost of goods sold.

Approximately 61% of our revenue in 2013 is generated through sales to distributors. Distributor payments are due under agreed terms and are not contingent upon resale or any other matter other than the passage of time. We have agreements with some distributors and customers for various programs, including prompt payment discounts, pricing protection, scrap allowances and stock rotation. Sales to these distributors and customers, as well as the existence of sales incentive programs, are in accordance with terms set forth in written agreements with these distributors and customers. In general, credits allowed under these programs are capped based upon individual distributor agreements. We record charges associated with these programs as a reduction of revenue based upon historical activity and our expectation of future activity. We also have volume based incentives with certain distributors to encourage stronger resales of our products. Reserves are recorded as a reduction to revenue as they are earned by the distributor. Our policy is to use both a three to six month rolling historical experience rate as well as a prospective view of products in the distributor channel for distributors who participate in an incentive program in order to estimate the necessary allowance to be recorded. In addition, the products sold by us are subject to a limited product quality warranty. We accrue for estimated incurred but unidentified quality issues based upon historical activity and known quality issues if a loss is probable and can be reasonably estimated. The standard limited warranty period is one year. Quality returns are accounted for as a reduction of revenue. Historically, we have not experienced material differences between our estimated sales reserves and actual results.

 

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Inventory Valuation In determining the net realizable value of our inventories, we review the valuations of inventory considered excessively old, and therefore subject to, obsolescence and inventory in excess of customer backlog and historical rates of demand. We also value inventory at the lower of cost or market. Once established, write-downs of inventory are considered permanent adjustments to the cost basis of inventory.

Fair Value of Financial Instrument Securities and derivatives are financial instruments that are recorded at fair value on a recurring basis. The Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic of the FASB ASC, defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability in the principal or most advantageous market in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.

In accordance with the requirements of the Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic of the FASB ASC, we group our financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis in three levels, based on the markets in which the assets and liabilities are traded and the reliability of the assumptions used to determine fair value. These levels are:

 

   

Level 1—Valuation is based upon quoted market price for identical instruments traded in active markets.

 

   

Level 2—Valuation is based on quoted market prices for similar instruments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, and model-based valuation techniques for which all significant assumptions are observable in the market.

 

   

Level 3—Valuation is generated from model-based techniques that use significant assumptions not observable in the market. Valuation techniques include use of discounted cash flow models and similar techniques.

It is our policy to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when developing fair value measurements. When available, we use quoted market prices to measure fair value. If market prices are not available, fair value measurements are based on models that use primarily market based parameters including interest rate yield curves, option volatilities, and currency rates. In certain cases where market rate assumptions are not available, we are required to make judgments about assumptions market participants would use to estimate the fair value of a financial instrument. The only financial instruments which have not been classified as either Level 1 or Level 2 are auction rate securities. All auction rate securities were sold in the fourth quarter of 2012. In the past, there was insufficient demand for these types of investments and as a result the investments were not considered liquid. Since observable market prices and parameters were not available in previous years for the auction rate securities, judgment was required to estimate fair value. A discounted cash flow (DCF) calculation was used to determine the estimated fair value. The assumptions used in preparing the DCF model included estimates for the amount and timing of future interest and principal payments and the rate of return required by investors to own these securities in the current environment. In making these assumptions, relevant factors that were considered included: the formula applicable to each security which defines the interest rate paid to investors in the event of a failed auction; forward projections of the interest rate benchmarks specified in such formulas; the likely timing of principal repayments; the probability of full repayment considering guarantees by third parties and additional credit enhancements provided through other means. The estimate of the rate of return required by investors to own these securities also considered the reduced liquidity for auction rate securities. The primary unobservable input to the valuation was the maturity assumption which ranged from six to twelve years depending on the individual auction rate security. The maturity assumptions were based on the terms of the underlying instrument and the potential for restructuring the auction rate security. The results of these fair value calculations were imprecise. The actual sale was for 90% of the third quarter of 2012 fair value estimate.

In the valuation of our derivative instruments, we consider our credit risk and the credit risk of our counterparties. Based on our current credit standing and the credit standing of our counterparties credit risk has not had a material impact in the valuation of our derivatives.

 

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See Item 8, Note 3 for a complete discussion on our use of fair valuation of financial instruments, our related measurement techniques, and its impact to our financial statements.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets We assess the impairment of long-lived assets, including goodwill, on an ongoing basis and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable.

Goodwill is also subject to an annual impairment test, or more frequently, if indicators of potential impairment arise. During 2011, we adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2011-08, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Testing Goodwill for Impairment. ASU 2011-08 intends to simplify goodwill impairment testing by permitting assessment of qualitative factors to determine whether events and circumstances lead to the conclusion that it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test currently required under ASU 350, Intangibles Goodwill and Other. We performed the qualitative analysis in 2012 and concluded that our reporting units would not be subject to the two-step goodwill impairment test. In 2013, we conducted step I of the quantitative goodwill impairment test, and concluded that there was no goodwill impairment and that the performance of the step II testing was not necessary.

When the two-step impairment test is performed, the fair value of our reporting units is determined using a combination of the income approach, which estimates the fair value of our reporting units based on a discounted cash flow approach, and the market approach which estimates the fair value of our reporting units based on comparable market multiples. The comparable companies are primarily the major competitors listed in Item 1 of this report. The discount rates utilized in the discounted cash flows ranged from approximately 9.9% to 12.7%, reflecting market based estimates of capital costs and discount rates adjusted for a market participants view with respect to execution, concentration, and other risks associated with the projected cash flows of the individual segments. The average fair value is reconciled to our market capitalization with an appropriate control premium. Moreover, management performed various sensitivity analysis based on several key input variables, which further supported the conclusion that there was no goodwill impairment.

The determination of the fair value of the reporting units requires us to make significant estimates and assumptions. These estimates and assumptions primarily include but are not limited to; the selection of appropriate peer group companies, control premiums appropriate for acquisitions in the industries in which we compete, the discount rate, terminal growth rates, forecasts of revenue and expense growth rates, changes in working capital, depreciation and amortization, and capital expenditures. Due to the inherent uncertainty involved in making these estimates, actual financial results could differ from those estimates. Changes in assumptions concerning future financial results or other underlying assumptions would have a significant impact on either the fair value of the reporting unit or the amount of the goodwill impairment charge. We use judgment in assessing whether assets may have become impaired between annual impairment tests. Indicators such as unexpected adverse business conditions, economic factors, unanticipated technological change or competitive activities, loss of key personnel and acts by governments and courts, may signal that an asset has become impaired.

In 2013, 2012 and 2011, there were no goodwill impairments and the fair values of the reporting units with goodwill were substantially in excess of book values.

For all other long-lived assets, our impairment review process is based upon an estimate of future undiscounted cash flows. Factors we consider that could trigger an impairment review include the following:

 

   

significant underperformance relative to expected historical or projected future operating results,

 

   

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significant negative industry or economic trends, and

 

   

significant technological changes, which would render equipment and manufacturing processes obsolete.

Recoverability of assets that will continue to be used in our operations is measured by comparing the carrying value to the future net undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated by the asset or asset group. Future undiscounted cash flows include estimates of future revenues, driven by market growth rates, and estimated future costs. There were no trigger events in 2013, 2012 or 2011 that caused us to evaluate our other long lived assets for impairment.

Income Taxes Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Deferred taxes are not provided for the undistributed earnings of our foreign subsidiaries that are considered to be indefinitely reinvested outside of the U.S. We plan to repatriate certain non-U.S. earnings which have been taxed in the U.S. but earned offshore as well as any non-U.S. earnings that are not considered to be indefinitely invested outside the U.S.

We make judgments regarding the realizability of our deferred tax assets. In accordance with the Income Tax topic of the ASC, the carrying value of the net deferred tax assets is based on the belief that it is more likely than not that we will generate sufficient future taxable income in certain jurisdictions to realize these deferred tax assets after consideration of all available positive and negative evidence. Future realization of the tax benefit of existing deductible temporary differences or carryforwards ultimately depends on the existence of sufficient taxable income of the appropriate character within the carryback and carryforward period available under the tax law. Future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences, projections of future taxable income excluding reversing temporary differences and carryforwards, taxable income in prior carryback years, and prudent and feasible tax planning strategies that would, if necessary, be implemented to preserve the deferred tax asset may be considered to identify possible sources of taxable income.

Valuation allowances have been established for deferred tax assets, which we believe do not meet the “more likely than not” criteria established by the Income Tax topic of the ASC. In 2005, we established a full valuation allowance against our net U.S. deferred tax assets excluding certain deferred tax liabilities related to indefinite-lived goodwill. We recorded a valuation allowance in 2005 and continue to carry the valuation allowance in 2013 as our trend of positive evidence does not currently support such a release. In 2008, a deferred tax asset and full valuation allowance was recorded in the amount of $24.8 million relating to our Malaysian cumulative reinvestment allowance and manufacturing incentives. Based on an update of the jurisdictional financial history and current forecast, it was management’s belief that we did meet the standard of “more likely than not” that is required for measuring the likelihood of a realization of net deferred tax assets, and was reflected in the partial release. In 2013, the Malaysian deferred tax asset decreased to $32.2 million while the ending valuation allowance decreased to $26.3 million. The partial valuation release decreased by $0.2 million. We will continue to evaluate book and taxable income trends, and their impact on the amount and timing of valuation allowance adjustments.

If we are able to utilize all or a portion of the deferred tax assets for which a valuation allowance has been established, the related portion of the valuation allowance is released to income from continuing operations, additional paid-in capital or to other comprehensive income.

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uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements. The topic prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return.

We recognize liabilities for anticipated tax audit issues in the U.S. and other tax jurisdictions based on our recognition threshold and measurement attribute of whether it is more likely than not that the positions we have taken in tax filings will be sustained upon tax audit, and the extent to which, additional taxes would be due. If payment of these amounts ultimately proves to be unnecessary, the reversal of the liabilities would result in tax benefits being recognized in the period in which it is determined the liabilities are no longer necessary. If the estimate of tax liabilities proves to be less than the ultimate assessment, a further charge to expense would result.

Loss Contingencies The outcomes of legal proceedings and claims brought against us are subject to significant uncertainty. The Contingency topic of the ASC requires that an estimated loss from a loss contingency such as a legal proceeding or claim should be accrued by a charge to income if it is probable that an asset has been impaired or a liability has been incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. Disclosure of a contingency is required if there is at least a reasonable possibility that a loss has been incurred. In determining whether a loss should be accrued we evaluate, among other factors, the degree of probability of an unfavorable outcome and the ability to make a reasonable estimate of the amount of loss. We regularly evaluate current information available to us to determine whether such accruals should be adjusted. Changes in our evaluation could materially impact our financial position or our results of operations.

Forward Looking Statements

This annual report, including but not limited to the section entitled “Status of First Quarter Business”, contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “we believe,” “we expect,” “we intend,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or “hopeful,” or the negative of those terms or other comparable terms, or by discussions of our strategy, plans or future performance. For Example, the Status of First Quarter Business below contains numerous forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this report are made based on management’s current expectations and estimates, which involve risks and uncertainties, including those described below and more specifically in the Risk Factors section. Among these factors are the following: current economic uncertainty, including disruptions in the credit markets, as well as future economic conditions; changes in demand for our products; changes in inventories at our customers and distributors; changes in regional or global economic or political conditions (including as a result of terrorist attacks and responses to them); technological and product development risks, including the risks of failing to maintain the right to use some technologies or failing to adequately protect our own intellectual property against misappropriation or infringement; availability of manufacturing capacity; the risk of production delays; the inability to attract and retain key management and other employees; risks related to warranty and product liability claims; risks inherent in doing business internationally; changes in tax regulations or the migration of profits from low tax jurisdictions to higher tax jurisdictions; availability and cost of raw materials; competitors’ actions; loss of key customers, including but not limited to distributors; order cancellations or reduced bookings; changes in manufacturing yields or output; and significant litigation. Factors that may affect our operating results are described in the Risk Factors section in the quarterly and annual reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to be materially different from those in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements.

Policy on Business Outlook Disclosure

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any such information, although we may choose to do so by press release, SEC filing or other public announcement. Consistent with this policy, Fairchild Semiconductor representatives will not comment about the business outlook or our financial results or expectations for the quarter in question.

Status of First Quarter Business

We expect sales to be in the range of $340 to $355 million for the first quarter. We expect adjusted gross margin to be in the range of 28.0 to 29.0% plus due primarily to lower factory loadings from the prior quarter. We have increased factory loadings this quarter and expect to recover the underutilization impact to gross margin in the second quarter. We anticipate R&D and SG&A spending to be in the range of $93 to $95 million due to resumption of FICA and other payroll-related taxes and the lack of non-recurring favorable items from the prior quarter. The adjusted tax rate is forecast at 15 percent plus or minus 3 percentage points for the quarter. In accordance with our policy on disclosure described above, we are not assuming any obligation to update this information, although we may choose to do so before we announce first quarter results.

Recently Issued Financial Accounting Standards

There were no new standards issued in 2013 that had an impact on our financials or disclosures.

 

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

We are exposed to financial market risks, including changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. To mitigate these risks, we utilize derivative financial instruments. We do not use derivative financial instruments for speculative or trading purposes. All of the potential changes noted below are based on sensitivity analyses performed on our financial position at December 30, 2013. Actual results may differ materially.

We use a combination of currency forward and option contracts to hedge a portion of our forecasted foreign exchange denominated revenues and expenses. Gains and losses on these foreign currency exposures would generally be offset by corresponding losses and gains on the related hedging instruments, resulting in negligible net exposure to us. A majority of our revenue, expense and capital purchasing activities are transacted in U.S. dollars. However, we do conduct these activities by way of transactions denominated in other currencies, primarily the Korean won, Malaysian ringgit, Philippine peso, Chinese yuan, Japanese yen, Taiwanese dollar, British pound and the Euro. To protect against reductions in value and the volatility of future cash flows caused by changes in foreign exchange rates, we have established hedging programs. Our hedging programs reduce, but do not always entirely eliminate, the short-term impact of foreign currency exchange rate movements. For example, during the twelve months ended December 29, 2013, an adverse change (defined as a 20% unfavorable move in every currency where we have exposure) in the exchange rates of all currencies over the course of the year would have resulted in an adverse impact on income before taxes of approximately $13.4 million.

We have interest rate exposure with respect to our credit facility due to its variable pricing. For the year ended 2013, a 50 basis point increase in interest rates would have resulted in increased annual interest expense of $1.13 million. The increased annual interest expense due to a 50 basis point increase in LIBOR rates would have been offset by an increase in interest income of $1.15 million on the cash and investment balances during 2013.

 

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ITEM 8. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     58   

Consolidated Balance Sheets

     60   

Consolidated Statements of Operations

     61   

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

     62   

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

     63   

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

     64   

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

     65   

 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Stockholders

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, cash flows and stockholders’ equity for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 29, 2013. In connection with our audits of the consolidated financial statements, we also have audited the financial statement schedule listed in Item 15(b) of the 2013 Form 10-K. We also have audited Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 29, 2013, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework (1992) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. management is responsible for these consolidated financial statements, financial statement schedule, for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in the accompanying Management Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule and an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement and whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audits of the consolidated financial statements included examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. Our audits also included performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinions.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 29, 2013, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. In our

 

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opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, present fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein. Also in our opinion, Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 29, 2013, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework (1992) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

/s/ KPMG LLP

Boston, Massachusetts

February 27, 2014

 

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FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except share data)

 

     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
 

ASSETS

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 417.8      $ 405.9   

Short-term marketable securities

     0.1        0.1   

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $25.3 and $21.1 at December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012, respectively

     127.4        136.7   

Inventories

     228.1        236.7   

Deferred income taxes, net of allowances

     18.6        16.0   

Other current assets

     32.6        36.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     824.6        832.0   

Property, plant and equipment, net

     707.9        764.9   

Deferred income taxes, net of allowances

     30.9        28.6   

Intangible assets, net

     31.7        47.3   

Goodwill

     169.3        169.3   

Long-term securities

     2.2        2.6   

Other assets

     29.4        39.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 1,796.0      $ 1,883.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES, TEMPORARY EQUITY AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Current liabilities:

    

Current portion of long-term debt

   $ —        $ —     

Accounts payable

     95.8        115.7   

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     88.0        89.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     183.8        204.9   

Long-term debt, less current portion

     200.1        250.1   

Deferred income taxes

     27.7        27.6   

Other liabilities

     20.3        31.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     431.9        513.9   

Commitments and contingencies (Note 15)

    

Temporary equity—deferred stock units

     3.6        2.9   

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock, $.01 par value, voting; 340,000,000 shares authorized; 138,498,696 and 136,888,065 shares issued and 126,195,375 and 126,924,850 shares outstanding at December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012, respectively

     1.4        1.4   

Additional paid-in capital

     1,517.8        1,498.5   

Accumulated deficit

     (12.4     (17.4

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     3.1        5.1   

Less treasury stock (at cost)

     (149.4     (120.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     1,360.5        1,367.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities, temporary equity and stockholders’ equity

   $ 1,796.0      $ 1,883.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except per share data)

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 

Total revenue

   $ 1,405.4      $ 1,405.9      $ 1,588.8   

Cost of sales

     988.9        963.9        1,029.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross margin

     416.5        442.0        559.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

      

Research and development

     171.6        156.9        153.4   

Selling, general and administrative

     205.7        206.8        218.4   

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

     15.5        18.2        19.7   

Restructuring and impairments

     15.9        14.1        2.8   

Charge for (release of) litigation

     (12.6     1.3        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     396.1        397.3        394.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     20.4        44.7        164.9   

Realized loss on sale of securites

     —          12.9        —     

Other expense, net

     9.2        8.1        7.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     11.2        23.7        157.7   

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

     6.2        (0.9     12.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 5.0      $ 24.6      $ 145.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per common share:

      

Basic

   $ 0.04      $ 0.19      $ 1.15   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

   $ 0.04      $ 0.19      $ 1.12   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares:

      

Basic

     127.2        126.7        126.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

     128.7        129.0        130.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In millions)

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 

Net income

   $ 5.0      $ 24.6      $ 145.5   

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

      

Net change associated with hedging transactions

     2.2        15.8        (5.4

Net amount reclassified to earnings for hedging (1)

     (4.9     (3.2     (2.5

Net change associated with fair value of marketable securities

     (0.2     (4.4     1.6   

Net amount reclassified to earnings for marketable securities

     —          10.4        —     

Net change associated with pension transactions

     1.0        (1.1     (0.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 3.1      $ 42.1      $ 138.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 

Net amount reclassified for cash flow hedges included in net revenue

   $ (0.2   $ (1.2   $ 2.9   

Net amount reclassified for cash flow hedges included in cost of goods sold

     (3.7     (1.8     (4.4

Net amount reclassified for cash flow hedges included in SG&A

     (1.1     (0.2     (1.0

Net amount reclassified for cash flow hedges included in R&D

     0.1        —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total net amount reclassified to earnings for hedging

   $ (4.9   $ (3.2   $ (2.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

 

     Year Ended  
     December 29,
2013
    December 30,
2012
    December 25,
2011
 

Cash flows from operating activities:

      

Net income

   $ 5.0      $ 24.6      $ 145.5   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:

      

Depreciation and amortization

     145.2        135.3        150.5   

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

     27.9        22.6        24.8   

Non-cash restructuring and impairments expense

     1.5        0.1        —     

Non-cash write-off of deferred financing fees

     —          —          2.1   

Non-cash interest income

     (0.1     (0.4     (0.5

Non-cash financing expense

     0.9        1.0        1.0   

Non-cash realized loss on sale of investments

     —          12.9        —     

Non-cash write-off of equity investment

     3.0        —          —     

Non-cash acquisition tax impact

     —          —          0.1   

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

     1.4        1.9        1.7   

Deferred income taxes, net

     (4.8     (11.2     (12.5

Release of litigation accrual

     (12.6     —          —     

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:

      

Accounts receivable

     9.3        6.2        13.5   

Inventories

     9.0        (2.5     (1.2

Other current assets

     4.2        6.2        (1.5

Accounts payable

     (15.6     14.4        (28.5

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     (2.3     (30.5     (20.5

Other assets and liabilities, net

     4.1        2.6        (6.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 176.1      $ 183.2      $ 268.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

      

Purchase of marketable securities

   $ —        $ (0.5   $ (0.1

Sale of marketable securities

     —          23.6        —     

Maturity of marketable securities

     0.3        0.2        0.1   

Capital expenditures

     (75.2     (151.9     (186.4

Purchase of molds and tooling

     (2.1     (2.4     (3.5

Acquisitions and divestitures, net of cash acquired

     —          —          (16.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

   $ (77.0   $ (131.0   $ (206.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

      

Repayment of long-term debt

   $ (50.0   $ (50.0   $ (320.6

Issuance of long-term debt

     —          —          300.0   

Proceeds from issuance of common stock and from exercise of stock options, net

     1.1        5.0        35.5   

Purchase of treasury stock

     (29.0     (13.9     (42.3

Shares withheld for employee taxes

     (9.3     (10.7     (10.8

Debt financing costs

     —          —          (5.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

   $ (87.2   $ (69.6   $ (43.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     11.9        (17.4     18.7   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     405.9        423.3        404.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 417.8      $ 405.9      $ 423.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

      

Cash paid during the period for:

      

Income taxes, net

   $ 12.1      $ 20.1      $ 27.0   

Interest

   $ 4.7      $ 6.1      $ 5.5   

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(In millions)

 

    Common Stock                 Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income (Loss)
             
    Number
of Shares
    At Par
Value
    Additional
Paid-in Capital
    Accumulated
Deficit
    Securities     Hedging
Transactions
    Pensions     Treasury
Stock
    Total  

Balances at December 26, 2010

    124.5      $ 1.3      $ 1,432.4      $ (187.5   $ (7.3   $ 2.5      $ (0.8   $ (64.3   $ 1,176.3   

Net income

          145.5                145.5   

Exercise or settlement of plan awards

    4.1          35.5                  35.5   

Stock-based compensation expense

        24.8                  24.8   

Purchase of treasury stock

    (2.8                 (42.3     (42.3

Cash flow hedges

              (7.9         (7.9

Unrealized holding loss on marketable securities

            1.6              1.6   

Pension transactions

                (0.5       (0.5

Shares withheld for employee taxes

        (10.8               (10.8
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as December 25, 2011

    125.8      $ 1.3      $ 1,481.9      $ (42.0   $ (5.7   $ (5.4   $ (1.3   $ (106.6   $ 1,322.2   

Net income

          24.6                24.6   

Exercise or settlement of plan awards

    2.2        0.1        5.0                  5.1   

Stock-based compensation expense

        22.9                  22.9   

Purchase of treasury stock

    (1.1                 (13.9     (13.9

Cash flow hedges

              12.6            12.6   

Net amount reclassified to earnings for sale of marketable securities

            10.4              10.4   

Unrealized holding loss on marketable securities

            (4.4           (4.4

Pension transactions

                (1.1       (1.1

Shares withheld for employee taxes

        (10.7               (10.7

Temporary equity reclassification, deferred stock units

        (0.6               (0.6
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as December 30, 2012

    126.9      $ 1.4      $ 1,498.5      $ (17.4   $ 0.3      $ 7.2      $ (2.4   $ (120.5   $ 1,367.1   

Net income

          5.0                5.0   

Exercise or settlement of plan awards

    1.6          1.4                  1.4   

Stock-based compensation expense

        27.9                  27.9   

Purchase of treasury stock

    (2.3                 (28.9     (28.9

Cash flow hedges

              (2.8         (2.8

Net amount reclassified to earnings for sale of marketable securities

                 

Unrealized holding loss on marketable securities

            (0.2           (0.2

Pension transactions

                1.0          1.0   

Shares withheld for employee taxes

        (9.3               (9.3

Temporary equity reclassification, deferred stock units

        (0.7               (0.7
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as December 29, 2013

    126.2      $ 1.4      $ 1,517.8      $ (12.4   $ 0.1      $ 4.4      $ (1.4