0000921895-11-002312.txt : 20111209 0000921895-11-002312.hdr.sgml : 20111209 20111209171819 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000921895-11-002312 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20111209 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20111209 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000880446 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES [3674] IRS NUMBER: 770138960 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 0930 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-42031 FILM NUMBER: 111254139 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 741 CALLE PLANO CITY: CAMARILLO STATE: CA ZIP: 93012 BUSINESS PHONE: 8053883700 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 741 CALLE PLANO CITY: CAMARILLO STATE: CA ZIP: 93012 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Raging Capital Management, LLC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001444376 IRS NUMBER: 204306350 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 254 WITHERSPOON STREET CITY: PRINCETON STATE: NJ ZIP: 08542 BUSINESS PHONE: 6099100954 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 254 WITHERSPOON STREET CITY: PRINCETON STATE: NJ ZIP: 08542 SC 13G/A 1 sc13ga107738020_12082011.htm AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE SCHEDULE 13G sc13ga107738020_12082011.htm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
(Rule 13d-102)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO RULES 13d-1(b), (c), AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED
PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-2(b)
(Amendment No. 1)1
 

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
 (Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
 (Title of Class of Securities)
 
928497304
 (CUSIP Number)
 
December 8, 2011
 (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
   o  Rule 13d-1(b)
 
   x  Rule 13d-1(c)
 
   o  Rule 13d-1(d)
 
 

_______________
The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
 
      The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
 
 
 
 

 
CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
       Raging Capital Fund, LP
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
DELAWARE
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
      1,085,873
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
      1,085,873
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
       1,085,873
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
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PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
4.4%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Raging Capital Fund (QP), LP
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
DELAWARE
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
2,030,754
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
2,030,754
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
2,030,754
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
8.3%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN

 
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CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Raging Capital Management, LLC
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
DELAWARE
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
3,116,627
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
3,116,627
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
3,116,627
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
12.7%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
OO

 
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CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
William C. Martin
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
USA
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
3,116,627
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
3,116,627
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
3,116,627
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
12.7%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN

 
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CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
Item 1(a).
Name of Issuer:
 
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

Item 1(b).
Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
 
741 Calle Plano
Camarillo, California 93012

Item 2(a).
Name of Person Filing:
 
This statement is filed by Raging Capital Fund, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Raging Capital Fund”), Raging Capital Fund (QP), LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Raging Capital Fund QP” and together with Raging Capital Fund, the “Raging Funds”), Raging Capital Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Raging Capital”), and William C. Martin (“Mr. Martin”).  Each of the foregoing is referred to as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.”
 
Raging Capital is the general partner of each of the Raging Funds.  Mr. Martin is the managing member of Raging Capital.  By virtue of these relationships, each of Raging Capital and Mr. Martin may be deemed to beneficially own the Issuer’s Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, owned directly by the Raging Funds.
 
Item 2(b).
Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence:
 
The principal business address of each of the Reporting Persons is 254 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08542.
 
Item 2(c).
Citizenship:
 
The Raging Funds and Raging Capital are organized under the laws of the State of Delaware.  Mr. Martin is a citizen of the United States of America.
 
Item 2(d).
Title of Class of Securities:
 
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”).
 
Item 2(e).
CUSIP Number:
 
928497304
 
Item 3.
If this statement is filed pursuant to Section 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:
 
 
 
/X/
Not Applicable
 
 
(a)
/  /
Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
 
 
(b)
/  /
Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
 
 
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(c)
/  /
Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
 
 
(d)
/  /
Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
 
 
(e)
/  /
Investment adviser in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).
 
 
(f)
/  /
Employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
 
 
(g)
/  /
Parent holding company or control person in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
 
 
(h)
/  /
Savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
 
 
(i)
/  /
Church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-3).
 
 
(j)
/  /
Non-U.S. institution in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
 
 
(k)
/  /
Group, in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
 
Item 4.
Ownership.
 
All ownership information reported in this Item 4 is as of the close of business on December 9, 2011.
 
Raging Capital Fund
 
 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
 
1,085,873 Shares
 
 
(b)
Percent of class:
 
4.4% (based upon 24,487,978 Shares outstanding, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as of December 5, 2011 as reported in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2011).
 
 
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
 
0 Shares
 
 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
 
1,085,873 Shares
 
 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
0 Shares
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
 
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
1,085,873 Shares
 
Raging Capital Fund QP
 
 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
 
2,030,754 Shares
 
 
(b)
Percent of class:
 
8.3% (based upon 24,487,978 Shares outstanding, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as of December 5, 2011 as reported in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2011).
 
 
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
 
0 Shares
 
 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
 
2,030,754 Shares
 
 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
0 Shares
 
 
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
2,030,754 Shares
 
Raging Capital
 
 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
 
3,116,627 Shares*
 
 
(b)
Percent of class:
 
12.7% (based upon 24,487,978 Shares outstanding, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as of December 5, 2011 as reported in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2011).
 
 
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
 
0 Shares
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
 
3,116,627 Shares*
 
 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
0 Shares
 
 
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
3,116,627 Shares*
 
____________________
 
*             Consists of the Shares owned directly by the Raging Funds.
 
Mr. Martin
 
 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
 
3,116,627 Shares*
 
 
(b)
Percent of class:
 
12.7% (based upon 24,487,978 Shares outstanding, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as of December 5, 2011 as reported in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2011).
 
 
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
 
0 Shares
 
 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
 
3,116,627 Shares*
 
 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
0 Shares
 
 
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
3,116,627 Shares*
 
____________________
 
*             Consists of the Shares owned directly by the Raging Funds.
 
As the general partner of each of the Raging Funds, Raging Capital may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the Shares owned directly by the Raging Funds.  As the managing member of Raging Capital, Mr. Martin may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the Shares owned directly by the Raging Funds.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
The filing of this Schedule 13G shall not be construed as an admission that the Reporting Persons are, for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the beneficial owners of any of the Shares reported herein.  Each of the Reporting Persons specifically disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares reported herein that are not directly owned by such Reporting Person.
 
Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
 
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following [  ].
 
Item 6.
Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
 
Not Applicable.
 
Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
 
Not Applicable.
 
Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
 
See Exhibit 99.1 to the initial Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on October 17, 2011.
 
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group.
 
Not Applicable.
 
Item 10.
Certifications.
 
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 928497304
 
SIGNATURES
 
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
Dated:  December 9, 2011
 
   
 
Raging Capital Fund, LP
   
 
By:
Raging Capital Management, LLC
General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ William C. Martin
   
Name:
William C. Martin
   
Title:
Managing Member


 
Raging Capital Fund (QP), LP
     
 
By:
Raging Capital Management, LLC
General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ William C. Martin
   
Name:
William C. Martin
   
Title:
Managing Member


 
Raging Capital Management, LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ William C. Martin
   
Name:
William C. Martin
   
Title:
Managing Member


 
/s/ William C. Martin
 
William C. Martin

 
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