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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
_______________________________________________ 
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period ended January 3, 2016
OR
o
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 # 000-08866
_______________________________________________ 
MICROSEMI CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
95-2110371
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
One Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, California 92656
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(949) 380-6100
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
_______________________________________________ 
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 twelve 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   o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every interactive data file required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding twelve months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x     No   o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large Accelerated Filer   x
  
Accelerated Filer  o
Non-Accelerated Filer  o
  
Smaller Reporting Company  o
(Do not check if a 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  o     No   x
The number of outstanding shares of Common Stock on January 27, 2016 was 112,389,849.





TABLE OF CONTENTS
Reference
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
PART I.
 
Financial Information
 
 
 
 
 
ITEM 1.
 
Financial Statements
 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
 
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
ITEM 2.
 
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
 
 
 
ITEM 3.
 
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
 
 
 
 
ITEM 4.
 
Controls and Procedures
 
 
 
 
PART II.
 
Other Information
 
 
 
 
ITEM 1.
 
Legal Proceedings
 
 
 
 
ITEM 1A.
 
Risk Factors
 
 
 
 
ITEM 2.
 
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
 
 
 
ITEM 3.
 
Defaults upon Senior Securities
 
 
 
 
ITEM 4.
 
Mine Safety Disclosures
 
 
 
 
ITEM 5.
 
Other Information
 
 
 
 
ITEM 6.
 
Exhibits

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IMPORTANT FACTORS RELATED TO FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND ASSOCIATED RISKS
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q must be read in its entirety and contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Any statements that do not relate to historical or current facts or matters are forward-looking statements. You can identify some of the forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking words, such as "can," "may," "will," "could," "should," "project," "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "estimate," "forecast," "potential," "intend," "maintain," "continue" and variations of these words and comparable words. In addition, all of the information herein that does not state a historical fact is forward-looking, including any statement or implication about an estimate or a judgment, or an expectation as to a future time, future result or other future circumstance. Statements concerning current conditions may also be forward-looking if they imply a continuation of current conditions. Examples of forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q include, but are not limited to, statements concerning:
expectations that we will be able to successfully integrate acquired companies and personnel with our existing operations;
expectations regarding our liquidity and capital resources, including our loan covenants;
demand, growth and sales expectations for our products;
expectations that plant consolidations will result in anticipated cost savings without unanticipated costs or expenses;
expectations regarding tax exposures and future tax rates, our ability to realize deferred tax assets and the outcome or effects of examinations by U.S., state or foreign jurisdictions;
expectations regarding competitive conditions;
new market opportunities and emerging applications for our products;
expectations concerning the anticipated benefits of our acquisitions;  
expectations that we will be able to identify or complete prospective acquisitions in a market with increasing competition from other potential acquirers, the effects of a consolidating semiconductor industry and high valuations of acquisition candidates;
the uncertainty of litigation, administrative and similar matters, the associated costs and expenses, and the potential material adverse effect that these matters could have on our business and results of operations;
beliefs that our customers will not cancel orders or terminate or renegotiate their purchasing relationships with us;
expectations concerning the potential termination or renegotiation of U.S. government contracts, uncertainties of governmental appropriations and national defense policies and priorities and the effects of past or future government shutdowns and contract terminations or renegotiations on our business and results of operations;
expectations that we will not suffer production delays as a result of a supplier's inability to supply parts;
the effect of events such as natural disasters and related disruptions on our operations; 
beliefs that we stock adequate supplies of all materials;
beliefs that we will be able to successfully resolve any disputes and other business matters as anticipated;
beliefs that we will be able to meet our operating cash and capital commitment requirements in the foreseeable future;
critical accounting estimates;
expectations regarding our financial and operating results;

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expectations regarding our performance and competitive position in future periods; and
expectations regarding our outlook for our end markets.
Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results that the forward-looking statements suggest. You are urged to carefully review the disclosures we make in this report concerning risks and other factors that may affect our business and operating results, including those made under the heading "Item 1A. RISK FACTORS" included below in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as well as in our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that all of our estimates will necessarily prove correct or that all of our objectives or plans will necessarily be achieved. You are cautioned, therefore, not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this report. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income for the quarter ended January 3, 2016 of Microsemi Corporation and its subsidiaries (which we herein sometimes refer to collectively as "Microsemi," "the Company," "we," "our," "ours" or "us"), the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the quarter ended January 3, 2016, and the comparative unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the corresponding period of the prior year, together with the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as of January 3, 2016 and September 27, 2015, are included herein.
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q, and therefore do not include all information and note disclosures necessary for a fair statement of our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto must be read in their entirety in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2015.

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MICROSEMI CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited, amounts in millions, except par value)
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
September 27,
2015
Assets
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
199.7

 
$
256.4

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $23.6 at January 3, 2016 and $26.0 at September 27, 2015
 
176.2

 
186.9

Inventories
 
231.4

 
227.2

Deferred income taxes, net
 
26.2

 
26.2

Other current assets
 
36.0

 
39.9

Total current assets
 
669.5

 
736.6

Property and equipment, net
 
154.1

 
152.7

Goodwill
 
1,139.3

 
1,139.3

Intangible assets, net
 
332.4

 
357.8

Deferred income taxes, net
 
23.8

 
26.8

Other assets
 
130.1

 
36.9

Total assets
 
$
2,449.2

 
$
2,450.1

 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
88.6

 
$
82.3

Accrued liabilities
 
82.3

 
86.8

Current maturity of credit facility
 
32.5

 
32.5

Total current liabilities
 
203.4

 
201.6

Credit facility
 
938.3

 
953.9

Deferred income taxes
 
41.0

 
41.1

Other long-term liabilities
 
47.1

 
46.3

Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)
 


 


Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value; authorized 1 share; none issued
 

 

Common stock, $0.20 par value; 250.0 authorized, 95.8 issued and outstanding at January 3, 2016 and 95.1 issued and outstanding at September 27, 2015
 
19.2

 
19.0

Capital in excess of par value of common stock
 
797.1

 
808.1

Retained earnings
 
406.9

 
383.2

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(3.8
)
 
(3.1
)
Total stockholders’ equity
 
1,219.4

 
1,207.2

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
2,449.2

 
$
2,450.1

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.

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MICROSEMI CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
(unaudited, amounts in millions, except earnings per share)
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
December 28,
2014
Net sales
 
$
329.2

 
$
303.6

Cost of sales (excluding amortization of intangible assets below)
 
141.3

 
135.5

     Gross profit
 
187.9

 
168.1

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
     Selling, general and administrative
 
69.3

 
60.1

     Research and development
 
54.9

 
47.6

     Amortization of intangible assets
 
25.4

 
23.6

     Restructuring and severance charges
 
1.7

 
7.1

          Total operating expenses
 
151.3

 
138.4

          Operating income
 
36.6

 
29.7

Other expenses
 
 
 
 
     Interest expense, net
 
(8.2
)
 
(6.2
)
     Other expense, net
 
(0.6
)
 
(0.4
)
                        Total other expense
 
(8.8
)
 
(6.6
)
Income before income taxes
 
27.8

 
23.1

Provision for income taxes
 
4.1

 
3.4

Net income
 
$
23.7

 
$
19.7

Earnings per share:
 


 


     Basic
 
$
0.25

 
$
0.21

            Diluted
 
$
0.25

 
$
0.21

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
     Basic
 
95.1

 
93.9

     Diluted
 
96.5

 
95.1


 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
23.7

 
$
19.7

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
     Translation adjustment
 
(3.7
)
 
(1.7
)
            Unrealized actuarial loss on pension benefits
 
(0.1
)
 
(0.1
)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax
 
(3.8
)
 
(1.8
)
 
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive income
 
$
19.9

 
$
17.9

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.

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MICROSEMI CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited, amounts in millions)

 
 
Quarter Ended
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
December 28,
2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
23.7

 
$
19.7

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
34.7

 
32.5

Change in allowance for doubtful accounts
 
0.1

 
(0.1
)
Amortization of deferred financing cost
 
0.7

 
0.2

Loss on disposition or impairment of assets
 
0.1

 
1.7

Deferred income taxes
 
3.0

 
2.4

Charge for stock-based compensation
 
13.9

 
10.7

Change in assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
 
10.5

 
3.7

Inventories
 
(4.2
)
 
2.2

Other current assets
 
3.3

 
(1.3
)
Other assets
 
(5.3
)
 
(0.3
)
Accounts payable
 
5.8

 
(2.1
)
Accrued liabilities
 
(4.4
)
 
(2.3
)
Other long-term liabilities
 
1.0

 
(0.1
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
82.9

 
66.9

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Purchases of property and equipment
 
(10.5
)
 
(13.1
)
Proceeds from the sale of short term investments
 
0.1

 
0.1

Payments for acquisitions
 
(88.8
)
 

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(99.2
)
 
(13.0
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
Repayments of credit facility and debt
 
(16.3
)
 

Repurchase of common stock
 

 
(25.0
)
Payments for stock settled tax withholdings
 
(26.4
)
 
(15.9
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
 
2.3

 
7.7

Net cash used in financing activities
 
(40.4
)
 
(33.2
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
 
(56.7
)
 
20.7

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
 
256.4

 
162.2

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
199.7

 
$
182.9

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements.

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Microsemi Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


Note 1 Presentation of Financial Information

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Microsemi Corporation and its subsidiaries. Intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
The condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited, but in the opinion of our management, include all adjustments (all of which are normal or recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair statement of the results of operations for the periods indicated. The quarter ended January 3, 2016, consisted of 14 weeks and the quarter ended December 28, 2014, consisted of 13 weeks. The results of operations for the most recently reported quarter ended January 3, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q and Article 10 of the Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation S-X, and therefore do not include all information and note disclosures necessary for a fair statement of our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto must be read in their entirety in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2015.
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, which require us to make estimates and assumptions that may materially affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and revenues and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates. Information with respect to our accounting policies that we believe could have the most significant effect on our reported results and require subjective or complex judgments is contained in the notes to the consolidated financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2015. In referencing a year, we are referring to the fiscal year ended on the Sunday closest to September 30.
Earnings Per Share 
Basic earnings per share have been computed based upon the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the respective periods. Diluted earnings per share have been computed, when the result is dilutive, using the treasury stock method for stock awards outstanding during the respective periods. Earnings per share were calculated as follows (amounts in millions, except per share data): 
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
December 28,
2014
Basic
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
23.7

 
$
19.7

Weighted-average common shares outstanding
 
95.1

 
93.9

Basic earnings per share
 
$
0.25

 
$
0.21

 
 
 
 
 
Diluted
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
23.7

 
$
19.7

Weighted-average common shares outstanding for basic
 
95.1

 
93.9

Dilutive effect of stock awards
 
1.4

 
1.2

Weighted-average common shares outstanding on a diluted basis
 
96.5

 
95.1

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
0.25

 
$
0.21

 

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Microsemi Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the quarters ended January 3, 2016 and December 28, 2014, we excluded stock awards totaling 0.6 million and 0.9 million, respectively, in the computation of diluted earnings per share as these stock awards would have been anti-dilutive.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards 
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") ASU 2014-09 which provides guidance on how an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services and on accounting for costs to obtain or fulfill a contract with a customer. The ASU also requires expanded disclosure regarding the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue that is recognized. In July 2015, the FASB decided to delay the effective date of this ASU by one year. ASU 2014-09 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2017, and can be adopted either retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented or as a cumulative-effect adjustment as of the date of adoption, with early application permitted as of the original effective date. We are currently assessing the adoption and impact of this ASU on our consolidated financial position and results of operations.
In June 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-12 which provides guidance on how to account for shared-based payment awards where the terms of the award provide that a performance target that affects vesting could be achieved after the requisite service period. The ASU requires that a performance target that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period be treated as a performance condition. ASU 2014-12 is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2015, and early adoption is permitted. We are currently assessing the impact of this ASU on our consolidated financial position and results of operations.
In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15 which provides guidance on management's responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an entity's ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued (or within one year after the date that the financial statements are available to be issued when applicable) and to provide related footnote disclosures. ASU 2014-15 is effective for the annual period ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual periods and interim periods thereafter. Early application is permitted. We do not anticipate that adoption of this ASU will impact our consolidated financial position and results of operations.
In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11 whose objective is to simplify the subsequent measurement of inventory by using only the lower of cost or net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal, and transportation. ASU 2015-11 is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2016. We do not anticipate that adoption of this ASU will impact our consolidated financial position and results of operations.
In September 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-16 whose objective is to simplify the accounting for measurement-period adjustments from a business combination. GAAP currently requires that during the measurement period, the acquirer retrospectively adjust provisional amounts recognized at the acquisition date with a corresponding adjustment to goodwill. The acquirer must revise comparative information for prior periods presented in financial statements as needed. ASU 2015-16 eliminates the requirement to retrospectively account for those adjustments. ASU 2015-16 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. We elected to early adopt this ASU retrospectively and adoption did not impact our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-17 whose objective is to simplify the presentation of deferred income tax assets and liabilities. ASU 2015-17 requires all deferred tax assets and liabilities, and any related valuation allowance, to be classified as noncurrent on the balance sheet. ASU 2015-17 is effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those annual periods. We do not anticipate that adoption of this ASU will impact our consolidated financial position and results of operations.

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Microsemi Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 2 Inventories

Inventories are summarized as follows (amounts in millions): 
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
September 27,
2015
Raw materials
 
$
52.6

 
$
56.5

Work in process
 
114.3

 
111.7

Finished goods
 
64.5

 
59.0

 
 
$
231.4

 
$
227.2

Note 3 Goodwill and Intangible Assets, Net

Goodwill and intangible assets, net consisted of the following components (amounts in millions): 
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
September 27,
2015
Amortizable intangible assets
 
 
 
 
Completed technology
 
$
223.7

 
$
238.0

Customer relationships
 
108.2

 
119.1

Backlog, trade name and other
 
0.5

 
0.7

 
 
$
332.4

 
$
357.8

 
 
 
 
 
Non-amortizable intangible assets
 
 
 
 
Goodwill
 
$
1,139.3

 
$
1,139.3

 
Amortization of intangible assets included in operating expenses is as follows (amounts in millions):
 
Quarter Ended
 
January 3,
2016
 
December 28,
2014
Completed technology
$
14.2

 
$
11.5

Customer relationships
10.9

 
11.2

Backlog, trade name and other
0.3

 
0.9

 
$
25.4

 
$
23.6

Estimated amortization expense in each of the five succeeding years and thereafter is as follows (amounts in millions): 
Less than 1 Year
 
1-2 Years
 
2-3 Years
 
3-4 Years
 
4-5 Years
 
Thereafter
$
100.1

 
$
87.1

 
$
46.9

 
$
28.3

 
$
25.6

 
$
44.4

Note 4 Income Taxes

For the quarter ended January 3, 2016, we recorded income tax provisions of $4.1 million. For the quarter ended December 28, 2014, we recorded income tax provisions of $3.4 million. The difference in our effective tax rate from the U.S. statutory rate of 35% primarily reflects the impact of the mix of domestic and international pre-tax income, valuation allowance and credits. Our tax provisions for the quarter ended January 3, 2016 and December 28, 2014 were the combined calculated tax expenses, benefits and credits for various jurisdictions.

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Microsemi Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

We file U.S., state, and foreign income tax returns in jurisdictions with varying statutes of limitations. The 2007 through 2014 tax years generally remain subject to examination by federal tax authorities, most state tax authorities and in significant foreign jurisdictions. Each quarter, we reassess our uncertain tax positions for additional unrecognized tax benefits, interest and penalties, and deletions due to statute expirations. Based on federal, state and foreign statute expirations in various jurisdictions, we anticipate a potential decrease in unrecognized tax benefits of approximately $24 million within the next twelve months.
In December 2015, the U.S. government permanently reinstated the federal research and tax credit retroactively to January 1, 2015. We are currently in a loss position for US income tax purposes with a full valuation allowance; therefore, no benefit has been recognized for the quarter ended January 3, 2016.
We establish liabilities for possible assessments by tax authorities resulting from known tax exposures including, but not limited to, international tax issues and certain tax credits. The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") is currently examining our income tax returns for fiscal years 2007 through 2012 and has raised questions primarily related to transfer pricing. Management believes that our position is appropriate and that an adequate provision has been made for any adjustments that may result from tax examinations. However, the outcome of tax audits cannot be predicted with certainty. If any issues addressed in our tax audits are resolved in a manner not consistent with management's expectations, we would be required to adjust our provision for income tax in the period such resolution occurs. While we believe our reported results are appropriate, any significant adjustments could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, cash flows and financial position if not resolved within expectations.
Note 5 Credit Agreement

As of January 3, 2016, we were a party to an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of October 13, 2011 with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent (as amended through April 28, 2015, the "2011 Credit Agreement"), which consisted of a term loan A facility and a revolving facility maturing on August 19, 2019 and a term loan B facility maturing on February 19, 2020.
On December 18, 2015, we and certain of our subsidiaries entered into an Amendment No. 7 to Credit Agreement and Amendment to Guarantee and Collateral Agreement (“Amendment No. 7”) to the 2011 Credit Agreement (as amended by Amendment No. 7, the “Amended 2011 Credit Agreement”), with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent, the other agents party thereto and the lenders referred to therein, and our existing Guarantee and Collateral Agreement dated as of November 2, 2010 with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent. Amendment No. 7 permitted us to issue certain senior unsecured debt in an aggregate principal amount of up to $500.0 million.
The Amended 2011 Credit Agreement was terminated and repaid in full on January 15, 2016 and replaced with a new credit facility as described in Note 11, “Subsequent Events.” Microsemi is evaluating the accounting for the termination of the Amended 2011 Credit Agreement and related deferred financing fees of $11.0 million as of January 3, 2016.
Under the Amended 2011 Credit Agreement, we had the ability to borrow under a "Base Rate" which approximated the prime rate plus an applicable margin or "Eurodollar Rate" which approximated LIBOR plus an applicable margin. Eurodollar Rate loans were also subject to a Eurodollar Floor. At January 3, 2016, the principal amounts outstanding were Eurodollar Rate loans and interest rate information as of January 3, 2016 were as follows (amounts in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Principal Outstanding
 
Base Rate
 
Base Rate Margin
 
Eurodollar Rate Margin
 
Eurodollar Floor
 
Applicable Rate
Revolving and swingline loans
 
$
100.0

 
3.25
%
 
1.00
%
 
2.00
%
 
%
 
2.15
%
Term A loan
 
$
308.8

 
3.25
%
 
1.00
%
 
2.00
%
 
%
 
2.15
%
Term B loan
 
$
573.0

 
3.25
%
 
1.50
%
 
2.50
%
 
0.75
%
 
3.25
%

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Microsemi Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Debt issuance costs recorded as a reduction to principal outstanding in the condensed consolidated balance sheets were $11.7 million as of September 27, 2015 and $11.0 million as of January 3, 2016. The fair value of our outstanding loans was $981.1 million at January 3, 2016 and $995.9 million at September 27, 2015. We classify this valuation as a Level 2 fair value measurement and determined the fair value based on a mid-market valuation reported to us by a participant in the credit facility.
Our Amended 2011 Credit Agreement included financial covenants requiring a maximum leverage ratio and minimum fixed charge coverage ratio and also contained other customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default. We were in compliance with our covenants as of January 3, 2016.
Note 6 Stock-Based Compensation

Stock Based Compensation
In February 2014, our stockholders approved an amendment to the Microsemi Corporation 2008 Performance Incentive Plan (the "2008 Plan"). The amendment a) increased the share limit by an additional 4.8 million shares so that the amended aggregate share limit for the 2008 Plan is 33.3 million shares; and b) extended the Company's authority to grant awards under the 2008 Plan intended to qualify as "performance-based awards" within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code through the first annual meeting of stockholders that occurs in 2019. The 2008 Plan's termination date of December 5, 2021 remained unchanged, as did the 2.41 shares counted against the share limit for every one share issued in connection with a full-value award.
Except as described in this paragraph, shares that are subject to or underlie awards which expire or for any reason, are canceled or terminated, are forfeited, fail to vest, or for any other reason are not paid or delivered under the 2008 Plan will again be available for subsequent awards under the 2008 Plan. Shares exchanged by a participant or withheld by the Company as full or partial payment in connection with any award granted under the 2008 Plan that is a full-value award, as well as any shares exchanged by a participant or withheld by the Company or one of its subsidiaries to satisfy the tax withholding obligations related to any full-value award granted under the 2008 Plan will be available for subsequent awards under the 2008 Plan. Shares exchanged by a participant or withheld by the Company to pay the exercise price of a stock option or stock appreciation right granted under the 2008 Plan, as well as any shares exchanged or withheld to satisfy the tax withholding obligations related to any such award, will not be available for subsequent awards under the 2008 Plan. Tax withholding obligations are established at the statutory minimum requirements for any shares exchanged or withheld.
Awards authorized by the 2008 Plan include options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, stock bonuses, stock units, performance share awards, and other cash or share-based awards. The shares issued under the 2008 Plan may be newly issued or shares held by Microsemi as treasury stock. The maximum term of a stock option grant or a stock appreciation right granted under the 2008 Plan is 6 years. Stock-based compensation expense was $14.0 million for the quarter ended January 3, 2016 and $10.7 million for the quarter ended December 28, 2014, with the increase attributable to a higher weighted-average fair value per award.
The quantity of restricted shares and performance stock units at target levels granted and their weighted-average fair value are as follows (quantities in millions):
Quarter Ended
 
Quantity
 
Weighted-Average Fair Value per Award
December 28, 2014
 
 
 
 
Restricted shares
 
0.2

 
$
25.59

Performance stock units
 
0.4

 
$
27.54

 
 
 
 
 
January 3, 2016
 
 
 
 
Restricted shares
 
0.1

 
$
35.31

Performance stock units
 
0.3

 
$
35.14


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Restricted Shares
Compensation expense for restricted shares was calculated based on the closing price of our common stock on the date of grant and the restricted shares are subject to forfeiture if a participant does not meet length of service requirements. Restricted stock awards granted to employees typically vest over a three year period and awards granted to non-employee directors vest in accordance with our director compensation policy.
Performance Stock Units
Compensation expense for performance stock units was calculated based upon expected achievement of the performance metrics specified in the grant and the closing price of our common stock on the date of grant, or when a grant contains a market condition, the grant date fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation which incorporates estimates of the potential outcomes of the market condition on the fair value date of each award.
Performance units granted in 2014, 2015 and 2016 are eligible to vest based on our rate of growth for net sales and earnings per share (subject to certain adjustments) relative to the growth rates for that metric over the relevant performance period for a peer group of companies. The performance period for each grant is over three fiscal years and portion of the performance units may vest based on performance after each fiscal year of the performance period.
For the 2014 grants, 40% of each performance-based award opportunity is subject to the net sales metric for the performance period and 60% is subject to the earnings per share metric for the performance period. The maximum percentage for a particular metric is 200% of the "target" number of units subject to the award related to that metric. For the 2015 and 2016 grants, 70% of each performance-based award opportunity is subject to the net sales metric for the performance period and 30% is subject to the earnings per share metric for the performance period. The maximum percentage for a particular metric is 225% of the "target" number of units subject to the award related to that metric. The maximum percentage is further adjusted by our total shareholder return relative to a peer group selected by the Compensation Committee. For the 2014 grants, the maximum adjustment is 125% and for the 2015 and 2016 grants, the maximum adjustment is 120%.
Note 7 Segment Information

We manage our business on the basis of one reportable segment, as a manufacturer of semiconductors in different geographic areas, including the United States, Europe and Asia. We derive revenue from sales of our high-performance analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits and power and high-reliability individual component semiconductors. These products include individual components as well as integrated circuit solutions that enhance customer designs by improving performance, reliability and battery optimization, reducing size or protecting circuits. As a percentage of consolidated net sales, customers with a ship-to location in Hong Kong totaled 14% for the quarter ended January 3, 2016, and 11% for the quarter ended December 28, 2014.
Note 8 Restructuring and Severance Charges

The following table reflects the related restructuring activities and the accrued liabilities at the dates below (amounts in millions):
 
 
Employee Severance
 
Contract Termination Costs
 
Other Associated Costs
 
Total
Balance at September 27, 2015
 
$
2.9

 
$
3.2

 
$
0.1

 
$
6.2

Provisions
 
0.7

 
0.7

 
0.3

 
1.7

Cash expenditures
 
(1.1
)
 
(0.7
)
 
(0.3
)
 
(2.1
)
Other non-cash settlement
 

 
(0.1
)
 

 
(0.1
)
Balance at January 3, 2016
 
$
2.5

 
$
3.1

 
$
0.1

 
$
5.7

We recorded provisions for employee severance of $0.7 million for the quarter ended January 3, 2016. Employee severance covered individuals in engineering, manufacturing, administration and sales and is expected to be paid within the next twelve months.

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

We recorded provisions for contract termination costs of $0.7 million for the quarter ended January 3, 2016, primarily for the fair value at the cease-use date of operating lease liabilities for space we have exited. Facilities consisted of manufacturing sites, as well as sales, engineering and administrative space.
We recorded provisions for other associated costs for restructuring of $0.3 million for the quarter ended January 3, 2016, which consisted of facility and equipment impairments and facility relocation costs.
Note 9 Commitments and Contingencies

We are generally self-insured for losses and liabilities related to workers’ compensation and employer’s liability insurance. Accrued workers’ compensation liability was $2.3 million at each of January 3, 2016 and September 27, 2015. Our self-insurance accruals are based on estimates and, while we believe that the amounts accrued are adequate, the ultimate claims may be in excess of the amounts provided. 
We are involved in pending litigation, administrative and similar matters arising out of the normal conduct of our business, including litigation relating to acquisitions, employment matters, commercial transactions, contracts, environmental matters and matters related to compliance with governmental regulations. The ultimate aggregate amount of monetary liability or financial impact with respect to these matters is subject to many uncertainties and is therefore not predictable with assurance. In the opinion of management, the final outcome of these matters, if they are adverse, will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. However, there can be no assurance with respect to such result, and monetary liability, financial impact or other sanctions imposed on us from these matters could differ materially from those projected.
Note 10 Subsequent Events

Acquisition
On January 15, 2016, pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated November 24, 2015 (the “Merger Agreement”) by and among Microsemi, Lois Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsemi (“Purchaser”), and PMC-Sierra, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“PMC”), Microsemi accepted for exchange all of the outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of PMC (the “PMC Shares”) at a purchase price per PMC Share of $9.22 in cash and 0.0771 shares of Microsemi common stock, par value $0.20 per share, together with cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Microsemi common stock, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes (the “Transaction Consideration”). On the same date, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, Microsemi completed its acquisition of PMC when Purchaser merged with and into PMC, with PMC surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsemi (the “Merger”). At the effective time of the Merger, each PMC Share outstanding (other than PMC Shares directly owned by PMC, Microsemi, Purchaser or other subsidiaries of Microsemi, which were canceled and ceased to exist, and PMC Shares held by stockholders that are entitled to and properly demand appraisal of such PMC Shares under the Delaware General Corporation Law), was converted into the right to receive the Transaction Consideration. Following the effective time of the Merger, PMC’s name was changed to Microsemi Storage Solutions, Inc. The aggregate consideration to be paid to stockholders and other equity holders of PMC by Microsemi to acquire PMC was approximately $1.9 billion in cash plus approximately 18.9 million shares of Microsemi common stock (including approximately 2.9 million shares of Microsemi common stock underlying restricted stock units measured in Microsemi common stock that were issued in connection with the Merger in exchange for unvested restricted stock units based on PMC common stock and approximately 6,000 shares of Microsemi common stock underlying the special shares of Microsemi Storage Solutions Ltd. (formerly known as PMC-Sierra Ltd.), without giving effect to related transaction fees and expenses.
The Merger Agreement required the payment of an $88.5 million termination fee, which we paid on November 24, 2015. The termination fee is recorded in other assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of January 3, 2016, and will be reported as consideration for PMC. We expect to present a preliminary allocation of the fair value of acquired asset and liabilities and pro forma disclosures in our next quarterly filing on Form 10-Q.

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Credit Agreement and Senior Unsecured Notes
On January 15, 2016, Microsemi entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. (“MSSF”), as administrative agent and collateral agent, the other agents party thereto and the lenders referred to therein (collectively, the “Lenders”). Pursuant to the Credit Agreement, the Lenders have provided $2,475.0 million senior secured first lien credit facilities (the “Credit Facilities”), consisting of a term A loan facility (the “Term Loan A Facility”) in an aggregate principal amount of $450.0 million, a term B loan facility (the “Term Loan B Facility”) in an aggregate principal amount of $1,700.0 million and a revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Facility”) with commitments in an aggregate principal amount of $325.0 million. The Credit Facilities financed a portion of the Transaction Consideration and fees and expenses related thereto. The Revolving Facility is also available for working capital requirements and other general corporate purposes.
Microsemi can request, at any time and from time to time, the establishment of one or more incremental term loan and/or revolving credit facilities with commitments in an aggregate amount not to exceed $300.0 million plus certain additional amounts.
The Credit Facilities bear interest, at Microsemi’s option, Base Rate (as defined below) or LIBOR, plus a margin. The initial margin for Base Rate borrowings under the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Facility is 1.50% and for LIBOR borrowings under the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Facility is 2.50%. The margin for Base Rate borrowings under the Term Loan B Facility is 3.50% and for LIBOR borrowings under the Term Loan B Facility is 4.50%. Starting after the next full fiscal quarter, the margin for borrowings under the Term Loan A Facility and Revolving Facility will vary depending upon Microsemi’s consolidated net leverage ratio. The minimum margin for Base Rate borrowings under the Term Loan A Facility and Revolving Facility will be 1.00% and the maximum will be 1.50%. The minimum margin for LIBOR borrowings under the Term Loan A Facility and Revolving Facility will be 2.00% and the maximum will be 2.50%. Borrowing under the Term Loan B Facility will be subject to a 0.75% LIBOR floor and the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Facility will be subject to a 0.00% LIBOR floor. The Credit Agreement also requires the Company to pay a commitment fee for the unused portion of the Revolving Facility, which will be a minimum of 0.25% and a maximum of 0.35%, depending on the Company’s consolidated net leverage ratio. Interest for Base Rate-based loans is calculated on the basis of a 365/366-day year and interest for LIBOR-based loans is calculated on the basis of a 360-day year.
Subject to certain customary exceptions, all obligations of Microsemi under the Credit Facilities are unconditionally guaranteed by each of Microsemi’s existing and subsequently acquired or organized direct and indirect wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries whose assets or revenues exceed 5% of the consolidated assets or revenues, as the case may be, of Microsemi and its subsidiaries (the “Guarantors”). Other domestic subsidiaries will be required to become a Guarantor to the extent that domestic subsidiaries excluded from such guarantee obligation represent, in the aggregate, more than 15% of the consolidated assets and more than 15% of the consolidated gross revenues of Microsemi.
The obligations under the Credit Facilities are be Microsemi and the Guarantors’ senior secured obligations, collateralized by a lien on substantially all of Microsemi and the Guarantor’s personal property and material real property assets (subject in each case to certain customary exceptions) (collectively, the “Collateral”).
The Term Loan B Facility matures seven years following the closing date. The Term Loan B Facility requires quarterly principal payments equal to 0.25% of the original principal amount of the Term Loan B Facility. The Term Loan A Facility matures five years following the closing date. The Term Loan A Facility requires quarterly principal payments of 1.25% of the original principal amount for the first two years following the closing date and 2.5% of the original principal amount for the remaining three years.
The Credit Facilities include financial maintenance covenants requiring a maximum leverage ratio and minimum fixed charge coverage ratio and also contain other customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default.
On January 15, 2016, Microsemi completed the sale of $450.0 million of its 9.125% senior unsecured notes due April 2023 (the “Notes”) to qualified institutional buyers and pursuant to Regulation S in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Notes were issued under an indenture, dated January 15, 2016, among Microsemi, the subsidiaries of Microsemi party thereto as note guarantors (the “Note Guarantors”), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Indenture”).

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

The aggregate net cash proceeds from the sale of the Notes were approximately $439.5 million after deducting the initial purchasers’ discount and estimated expenses and fees payable by Microsemi in connection with the Notes offering. Microsemi used the net cash proceeds from the Notes offering, together with borrowings under the Credit Facilities and other debt and cash on hand, to finance the cash portion of the consideration for the Merger and to refinance its and PMC’s existing debt and to pay related transaction fees and expenses.
The Notes accrue cash interest at a rate of 9.125% per year, payable semi-annually on April 15 and October 15 of each year, beginning on October 15, 2016.
The Notes are Microsemi’s general senior unsecured obligations and rank equal in right of payment with all of the Microsemi’s existing and future senior unsecured obligations, are senior in right of payment to all of the Microsemi’s future subordinated indebtedness, if any, are structurally subordinated to all of the Microsemi’s existing and future obligations, claims of holders of preferred stock and other liabilities of its subsidiaries that do not guarantee the Notes and are effectively subordinated in right of payment to all of its senior secured indebtedness (including its obligations under the Credit Facilities) to the extent of the value of the assets securing such obligations. The Notes are unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior unsecured basis by all of the subsidiaries of Microsemi that guarantee the Credit Agreement. Each guarantee of the Notes is the general senior unsecured obligation of the Note Guarantors and is effectively subordinated to the senior secured obligations of the Note Guarantors (including the Note Guarantors’ obligations under the Credit Facilities) to the extent of the value of the assets securing such obligations, are equal in right of payment to all existing and future unsecured obligations of the Note Guarantors that are not, by their terms, expressly subordinated in right of payment to the Notes and rank senior in right of payment to all future obligations, if any, of the Note Guarantors that are by their terms, expressly subordinated in right of payment to the guarantees.
The Notes mature on April 15, 2023. Microsemi may redeem the Notes, and the holders of the Notes may require Microsemi to repurchase the Notes, prior to this date of maturity in certain circumstances pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Indenture. The Indenture contains customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default.

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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes current beliefs, expectations and other forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, including those discussed in Part II, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. This "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" ("MD&A") and the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto must be read in conjunction with the MD&A and the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2015, in their entirety.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the "Company," "Microsemi," "we," "our," "ours" and "us" refer to Microsemi Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries.
OVERVIEW
We are a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance. We offer one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolios of semiconductor technology. Our products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits ("ICs"); field programmable gate arrays ("FPGAs"); system on chip solutions ("SoCs") and application-specific integrated circuits ("ASICs"); power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; radio frequency ("RF") solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services.
The principal end markets that we serve include Aerospace, Communications, Defense & Security, and Industrial. Today, Microsemi products are found in applications such as: communications infrastructure systems, both wireless and wired LAN systems, implantable pacemakers and defibrillators, missile systems, military and commercial satellites and aircrafts, oil field equipment and airport security systems.
Mission and Vision Statements
Mission: Strengthen and leverage the industry's most comprehensive product technology portfolio, differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, to expand our leadership position in high-value, high-barrier-to-entry markets. Develop innovative leading-edge solutions that provide our customers with an unparalleled competitive edge, and deliver best-in-class technical service and support.
Vision: Leading-edge semiconductor solutions, solving the most difficult problems where performance matters, reliability is vital and security is non-negotiable.
Our growth strategy is dependent on our ability to successfully develop new technologies and products, and is complemented by our ability to implement our selective acquisitions strategy. New technologies or products that we may develop may not lead to an incremental increase in revenues, and there is a risk that these new technologies or products will decrease the demand for our existing products and result in an offsetting reduction in revenues. There can be no assurance that the benefits of any acquisition will outweigh the attendant costs, and if they do not, our results of operations and stock price may be adversely affected.

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Summary of Financial Results
Net sales, gross profit and gross margin were as follows (amounts in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
December 28,
2014
 
Variance $
 
Variance %
Net sales
 
$
329.2

 
$
303.6

 
$
25.6

 
8.5
%
Gross profit
 
$
187.9

 
$
168.1

 
$
19.8

 
11.8
%
Gross margin
 
57.1
%
 
55.4
%
 
1.7
%
 
 
We recorded an increase in net sales between the quarters ended January 3, 2016 ("Q1 2016") and December 28, 2014 ("Q1 2015"). On January 28, 2016, we announced that we expect our consolidated net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 to be between approximately $435 million and $455 million.
Gross profit increased $19.8 million to $187.9 million (57.1% of net sales) for Q1 2016 from $168.1 million (55.4% of net sales) for Q1 2015. In Q1 2015, we recorded costs related to manufacturing profit in acquired inventory of $2.4 million. Additional gross margin improvements are attributable to favorable product mix and improvements in manufacturing efficiencies.
As discussed further in "Results of Operations", during Q1 2016, we recorded net provisions for employee severance of $0.7 million, contract termination costs of $0.7 million and other associated costs for restructuring of $0.3 million. Contract termination costs and other associated costs resulted from facility consolidation and related equipment charges.
For Q1 2016, we recorded an income tax provision of $4.1 million. For Q1 2015, we recorded an income tax provision of $3.4 million. The difference in our effective tax rates from the U.S. statutory rate of 35% primarily reflects the impact of the mix of domestic and international pre-tax income, valuation allowance and credits. Our tax provisions for Q1 2016 and Q1 2015 were the combined calculated tax expenses, benefits and credits for various jurisdictions.
Uncertain macroeconomic conditions worldwide and international operations and sales subject us to certain risks (see Part II, Item 1A, Risk Factors, "Negative or uncertain worldwide economic conditions may adversely affect our business, financial condition, cash flow and results of operations," "The concentration of the facilities that service the semiconductor industry, including facilities of current or potential vendors or customers, makes us more susceptible to events or disasters affecting the areas in which they are most concentrated," "We may be unable to successfully implement our acquisitions strategy or integrate acquired companies and personnel with existing operations," and "International operations and sales expose us to material risks and may increase the volatility of our operating results").
Markets
Our products include discretes and ICs, modules, and subsystem solutions that enhance customer designs by improving performance, security, reliability and power consumption. The principal end markets we serve include:
Aerospace - Microsemi’s high-performance solutions are used by the majority of commercial airliners manufactured today, including the latest advanced models such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A350 and Airbus A380. Microsemi's high-reliability products are used in most satellites and in a wide range of commercial and military avionics systems. Microsemi’s product offering for aerospace include radiation hardened and radiation tolerant solutions for the satellite market to which it supplies all of the top manufacturers.
Communications - Microsemi is a key supplier to top-tier companies focused on wired and wireless communications products. These products are deployed in applications ranging from the central office to the enterprise and the home, and to a broad array of wired and wireless networked devices. Microsemi boasts the largest and most complete timing product offering, as well as the industry's only end to end timing product portfolio. Microsemi also pioneered the concept and development of PoE technology and offers ICs and system solutions (midspans) based on this increasingly popular power transmission solution.

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Defense & Security - Microsemi’s solutions are used by all Tier 1 prime contractors in a variety of homeland and offshore security applications. Microsemi's defense and security solutions are also used in products such as unmanned aerial vehicles, smart munitions, radar applications, next-generation body scanners, and radio and guidance systems.
Industrial - Microsemi delivers secure and highly reliable solutions for applications including industrial controls, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, energy exploration and drilling, semiconductor capital equipment and alternative energy platforms. Microsemi is also a leading supplier of ultra-low power wireless solutions used in medical devices including implantable defibrillators and pacemakers, MRI machines, and portable medical equipment.
Recent Product Introductions
Microsemi marketed a number of recently introduced products, including:
LX2410A IDEAL™ solar bypass device with Microsemi's patented CoolRUN™ technology, designed to provide a bypass path in photovoltaic (PV) module applications;
a unique new series of patented, ultra-low capacitance power transient voltage suppression (TVS) diode products that leverage the Company's 50-year heritage in high reliability TVS technology and unique RF PIN diode expertise;
its first complete power profile-compliant embedded software to address increased industry demand for synchronization of smart grids and synchrophasors in the power industry;
a phase-compliant embedded solution to address synchronization requirements for LTE and small cells in the wireless infrastructure market boasts the industry's leading phase error performance using an advanced algorithm supporting G.8273.2;
three new products in its portfolio of clock management solutions: two dual-channel any-to-any clock multiplier and frequency synthesizer ICs, and a dual-channel any-to-any clock multiplier and jitter attenuator;
three new devices in its portfolio of Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) products, which include two single-channel ultralow jitter network synchronizers, as well as a dual-channel version, that offer communications customers G.8262 SyncE compliance, leveraging the Company's more than 25 years' experience in telecommunications network synchronization;
a new device in its industry's first inductive sensor interface IC product family utilizing linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) architecture implementations on printed circuit boards (PCB) for applications within the automotive, industrial and commercial aviation markets; and
quadrupling the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) client capacity of its TimeProvider® 2700 PTP grandmaster (GM) clock and TimeProvider 2300 edge master clock that provides synchronization to LTE networks, resulting in a significant cost benefit using a single GM clock.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Net sales increased $25.6 million or 8.5% to $329.2 million in Q1 2016 from $303.6 million in Q1 2015. Estimated sales by end markets are based on our understanding of end market uses of our products. An estimated breakout of net sales by end market is as follows (amounts in millions): 

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Quarter Ended
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
December 28,
2014
Aerospace
 
$
47.6

 
$
40.1

Communications
 
130.6

 
110.3

Defense & Security
 
86.5

 
83.8

Industrial
 
64.5

 
69.4

 
 
$
329.2

 
$
303.6

 
Net sales in the Aerospace end market increased $7.5 million to $47.6 million in Q1 2016 from $40.1 million in Q1 2015. We believe we are benefiting from significant content growth on newer aircrafts such as the Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and A380 and our differentiated highly-reliable and secure FPGA technology will contribute to growth in this end market. While we have noted irregular order rates and program delays in the satellite market, we benefited from increased sales in commercial air, as well as satellite and space applications in Q1 2016 compared to Q1 2015. We expect satellite sales to improve over the upcoming year and we see continued strength in commercial air as customers ramp production against strong multiyear backlogs and as our contact in each aircraft grows.
Net sales in the Communications end market increased $20.3 million to $130.6 million in Q1 2016 from $110.3 million in Q1 2015. This end market benefited from products from the Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation acquisition which was consummated in April 2015, as well as increased contributions of broadband gateway applications, voice circuit, and higher sales of LTE applications during Q1 2016. We believe the communications infrastructure market continued its recovery with sales growth for the second consecutive quarter. We expect long-term growth in this end market, driven by continued strength from our timing and synchronization products and gateway and enterprise communications applications. We believe we have the broadest portfolio of timing products which allows us to better anticipate and serve our customers' needs while improving our market share. While growth in China LTE and capital expenditures at carriers was slower than expected for the most recently completed fiscal year, we believe our design win activity will enable us to outpace industry growth in this end market for the upcoming year.
Net sales in the Defense & Security end market increased $2.7 million to $86.5 million in Q1 2016 from $83.8 million in Q1 2015, primarily reflecting an improving defense market. We note a solidifying defense budget with an improving defense environment, growing foreign military sales and normalization of channel inventories. We believe that procurement plans that emphasize command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equates to growing electronic content.
Net sales in the Industrial end market decreased $4.9 million to $64.5 million in Q1 2016 from $69.4 million in Q1 2015. In the near term, this end market has been impacted by the decline in oil prices which has affected products used in energy exploration applications but has benefited from increased shipments of ultra-low power radios in medical applications, as well as from broad-based strength for our power products in the plasma and semiconductor capital equipment markets. We continue to forecast modest growth for the upcoming year based on the strength of our ultra-low power RF products and several emerging market opportunities.
Gross profit increased $19.8 million to $187.9 million (57.1% of net sales) for Q1 2016 from $168.1 million (55.4% of net sales) for Q1 2015. In Q1 2015, we recorded costs related to manufacturing profit in acquired inventory of $2.4 million. Additional gross margin improvements are attributable to favorable product mix and improvements in manufacturing efficiencies.
Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses increased $9.2 million to $69.3 million for Q1 2016 from $60.1 million in Q1 2015. The increases in absolute dollars were due to incremental expense related to our recent acquisitions and higher selling expense related to our increase in net sales. In addition, during Q1 2016, we recorded acquisition-related expenses of $6.0 million for the PMC acquisition. Acquisition-related expenses for Q1 2015 were $0.1 million.
Research and development expense increased $7.4 million to $54.9 million for Q1 2016 from $47.6 million for Q1 2015. While incremental costs from recent acquisitions contributed to increased research and development expenses, the increases were offset by selectively investing in strategic product roadmaps. The principal focus of our research and development activities has been to improve processes and to develop new products that support the growth of our businesses. The spending on research and development was principally to develop new higher-margin application-specific products, including, among others, our process and core architecture development for next generation

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programmable products, higher power PoE solutions, the continued roadmap development of our industry-leading timing & synchronization products, our silicon germanium (SiGe) RF power amplifier solutions for wireless LAN applications, and the ongoing development of gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) power management and RF solutions.
Amortization of intangible assets included in operating expenses is as follows (amounts in millions):
 
Quarter Ended
 
January 3,
2016
 
December 28,
2014
Completed technology
$
14.2

 
$
11.5

Customer relationships
10.9

 
11.2

Backlog, trade name and other
0.3

 
0.9

 
$
25.4

 
$
23.6

The following table reflects the related restructuring activities and the accrued liabilities at the dates below (amounts in millions):
 
 
Employee Severance
 
Contract Termination Costs
 
Other Associated Costs
 
Total
Balance at September 27, 2015
 
$
2.9

 
$
3.2

 
$
0.1

 
$
6.2

Provisions
 
0.7

 
0.7

 
0.3

 
1.7

Cash expenditures
 
(1.1
)
 
(0.7
)
 
(0.3
)
 
(2.1
)
Other non-cash settlement
 

 
(0.1
)
 

 
(0.1
)
Balance at January 3, 2016
 
$
2.5

 
$
3.1

 
$
0.1

 
$
5.7

We recorded net provisions for employee severance of $0.7 million during Q1 2016. Employee severance covered individuals in engineering, manufacturing, administration and sales and is expected to be paid within the next twelve months.
We recorded provisions for contract termination costs of $0.7 million during Q1 2016, primarily for the fair value at the cease-use date of operating lease liabilities for space we have exited. Facilities consisted of manufacturing sites, as well as sales, engineering and administrative space.
We recorded provisions for other associated costs for restructuring of $0.3 million during Q1 2016, which consisted of facility and equipment impairments and facility relocation costs.
For Q1 2016, we recorded income tax provisions of $4.1 million. For Q1 2015, we recorded income tax provisions of $3.4 million. The difference in our effective tax rate from the U.S. statutory rate of 35% primarily reflects the impact of the mix of domestic and international pre-tax income, valuation allowance and credits. Our tax provision for Q1 2016 and Q1 2015 was the combined calculated tax expenses/benefits for various jurisdictions.
In December 2015, the U.S. government permanently reinstated the federal research and tax credit retroactively to January 1, 2015. We are currently in a loss position for US income tax purposes with a full valuation allowance; therefore, no benefit has been recognized for the quarter ended January 3, 2016.

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CAPITAL RESOURCES AND LIQUIDITY
We had $199.7 million and $256.4 million in cash and cash equivalents at January 3, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively. During Q1 2016, we financed our operations with cash generated from operations. A significant portion of our cash and cash equivalents are domiciled in the United States and we believe that we have the ability to raise cash in the United States through existing and new credit facilities or by settling loans receivable with our foreign subsidiaries. We believe that through our cash flows from operations, together with our existing cash and cash equivalents, we will be able to meet our operating and capital requirements for at least the next twelve months.
Our various foreign subsidiaries hold cash and cash equivalents, and as we intend to reinvest certain foreign earnings indefinitely, these balances held outside the United States may not be readily available to meet our domestic cash requirements. We require a substantial amount of cash in the United States for operating requirements, purchases of property and equipment, debt service, repurchases of our common stock and potentially for future acquisitions. If we are unable to meet our domestic cash requirements using domestic cash flows from operations, domestic cash and cash equivalents, or by settling loans with our foreign subsidiaries, it may be necessary for us to consider repatriation of earnings that we have designated as permanently reinvested. Any repatriation of earnings may require us to record additional income tax expense and remit additional taxes, which could have a material effect on our results of operations, cash flows and financial condition.
Net cash provided by operating activities increased $16.0 million to $82.9 million for Q1 2016 from $66.9 million for Q1 2015. A summary of net cash provided by operating activities for Q1 2016 and Q1 2015 is as follows (amounts in millions): 
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
 
January 3,
2016
 
December 28,
2014
Net income
 
$
23.7

 
$
19.7

Depreciation and amortization
 
34.7

 
32.5

  Change in allowance for doubtful accounts
 
0.1

 
(0.1
)
Amortization of deferred financing cost
 
0.7

 
0.2

Loss on disposition or impairment of assets
 
0.1

 
1.7

Deferred income taxes
 
3.0

 
2.4

Charge for stock-based compensation
 
13.9

 
10.7

Net change in working capital accounts
 
11.0

 
0.2

Net change in other long-term assets and liabilities
 
(4.3
)
 
(0.4
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
$
82.9

 
$
66.9

 
Accounts receivable decreased $10.7 million to $176.2 million at January 3, 2016 from $186.9 million at September 27, 2015 due to strong collections and increased linearity in shipments during Q1 2016. Inventories increased $4.2 million primarily to support higher sales to $231.4 million at January 3, 2016 from $227.2 million at September 27, 2015. Current liabilities increased $1.8 million to $203.4 million at January 3, 2016 from $201.6 million at September 27, 2015, of which $32.5 million is the current portion of long-term debt.
Net cash used in investing activities was $99.2 million for Q1 2016 and consisted of purchases of property and equipment of $10.5 million and $88.8 million in payments for acquisitions, partially offset by $0.1 million for the proceeds from the sale of short term investments. The Merger Agreement required the payment of an $88.5 million termination fee which we paid on November 24, 2015. The termination fee is recorded in other assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of January 3, 2016, and will be reported as consideration for PMC. Net cash used in investing activities was $13.0 million for Q1 2015 and consisted of $13.1 million in purchases of property and equipment, partially offset by $0.1 million for the proceeds from the sale of short term investments. 
Net cash used in financing activities was $(40.4) million for Q1 2016 compared to $(33.2) million for Q1 2015. Net cash provided by financing activities in Q1 2016 consisted of $2.3 million in from the exercise of stock options, partially offset by $16.3 million in repayments of debt, and $26.4 million of stock settled tax withholdings. Net cash used in financing

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activities in Q1 2015 consisted of $7.7 million in net proceeds from the exercise of stock options, partially offset by $15.9 million of stock settled tax withholdings and $25.0 million in the repurchase of common stock.
Credit Agreement
As of January 3, 2016, we were a party to an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of October 13, 2011 with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent (as amended through April 28, 2015, the "2011 Credit Agreement"), which consisted of a term loan A facility and a revolving facility maturing on August 19, 2019 and a term loan B facility maturing on February 19, 2020.
On December 18, 2015, we and certain of our subsidiaries entered into an Amendment No. 7 to Credit Agreement and Amendment to Guarantee and Collateral Agreement (“Amendment No. 7”) to the 2011 Credit Agreement (as amended by Amendment No. 7, the “Amended 2011 Credit Agreement”), with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent, the other agents party thereto and the lenders referred to therein, and its existing Guarantee and Collateral Agreement dated as of November 2, 2010 with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent. Amendment No. 7 permitted us to issue certain senior unsecured debt in an aggregate principal amount of up to $500 million, provided that the proceeds of the debt issuance were deposited in a segregated account pending our acquisition of PMC-Sierra, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
The Amended 2011 Credit Agreement was terminated and repaid in full on January 15, 2016 and replaced with a new credit facility as described in Note 12, "Subsequent Events" of our notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
Under our Amended 2011 Credit Agreement, we had the ability to borrow under a "Base Rate" which approximated the prime rate plus an applicable margin or "Eurodollar Rate" which approximated LIBOR plus an applicable margin. Eurodollar Rate loans were also subject to a Eurodollar Floor. At January 3, 2016, the principal amounts outstanding were Eurodollar Rate loans and interest rate information as of January 3, 2016 were as follows (amounts in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Principal Outstanding
 
Base Rate
 
Base Rate Margin
 
Eurodollar Rate Margin
 
Eurodollar Floor
 
Applicable Rate
Revolving and swingline loans
 
$
100.0

 
3.25
%
 
1.00
%
 
2.00
%
 
%
 
2.15
%
Term A loan
 
$
308.8

 
3.25
%
 
1.00
%
 
2.00
%
 
%
 
2.15
%
Term B loan
 
$
573.0

 
3.25
%
 
1.50
%
 
2.50
%
 
0.75
%
 
3.25
%
The fair value of our outstanding loans was $981.1 million at January 3, 2016 and $995.9 million at September 27, 2015. We classify this valuation as a Level 2 fair value measurement.
Our Credit Agreement included financial covenants requiring a maximum leverage ratio and minimum fixed charge coverage ratio and also contained other customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default. We were in compliance with our covenants as of January 3, 2016.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States that require us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and revenues and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Information, with respect to our critical accounting policies, that we believe could have the most significant effect on our reported results and require subjective or complex judgments is contained in Note 1 of the notes to the consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2015. We have made no significant changes to our critical accounting policies from those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 27, 2015.
RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
Please refer to Note 1, "Presentation of Financial Information" of our notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for a discussion of recently issued accounting standards.

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ITEM 3.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

We are exposed to various forms of market risk, which is the potential loss arising from adverse changes in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, credit risk, or the stock market.
Interest Rates
Under our 2011 Credit Agreement, we had the ability to borrow under a "Base Rate" which approximated the prime rate plus an applicable margin or "Eurodollar Rate" which approximated LIBOR plus an applicable margin. Eurodollar Rate loans were also subject to a Eurodollar Floor. At January 3, 2016, the principal amounts outstanding were Eurodollar Rate loans and interest rate information as of January 3, 2016 were as follows (amounts in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Principal Outstanding
 
Base Rate
 
Base Rate Margin
 
Eurodollar Rate Margin
 
Eurodollar Floor
 
Applicable Rate
Revolving and swingline loans
 
$
100.0

 
3.25
%
 
1.00
%
 
2.00
%
 
%
 
2.15
%
Term A loan
 
$
308.8

 
3.25
%
 
1.00
%
 
2.00
%
 
%
 
2.15
%
Term B loan
 
$
573.0

 
3.25
%
 
1.50
%
 
2.50
%
 
0.75
%
 
3.25
%
Our 2011 Credit Agreement was terminated and repaid in full on January 15, 2016 and replaced with a new credit facility. See Note 12, "Subsequent Events" of our notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for information regarding interest rates under our new credit facility and 9.125% senior unsecured notes.
We have historically conducted a limited interest rate hedging program and currently have no outstanding interest rate hedging instruments. We have considered and may continue to consider increasing expanding our interest rate hedging program.
Foreign Currency Exchange Rates
We conduct a relatively small portion of our business in a number of foreign currencies, principally the European Union Euro, Canadian Dollar, British Pound, Israeli Shekel and Chinese RMB. We may receive some revenues in foreign currencies and purchase some inventory and services in foreign currencies. Accordingly, we are exposed to transaction gains and losses that could result from changes in exchange rates of foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar. Because transactions in foreign currencies have represented a relatively small portion of our business, foreign currency fluctuations have not had a material impact historically on our revenues or results of operations. However, there can be no assurance future fluctuations in the value of foreign currencies will not have material adverse effects on our results of operations, cash flows or financial condition. We have not conducted a foreign currency hedging program thus far. We have considered and may continue to consider the adoption of a foreign currency hedging program.  
Credit Risk
A significant portion of our sales are or may be derived from U.S. government agencies or customers whose principal sales are to U.S. government agencies which creates concentrations of credit risk. Future sales are subject to the uncertainties of governmental appropriations and national defense policies and priorities, including lingering impacts of sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011, constraints of the budgetary process and timing and potential changes in these policies and priorities. Additionally, the long-term outlook for the fiscal position of the U.S. federal government is also uncertain, as illustrated by the 2013 budget negotiations and the shutdown of non-essential U.S. federal government services in October 2013.
We have experienced delays and reduction in appropriations on programs that include our products. Further delays, reductions in or terminations of government contracts or subcontracts, including those caused by any past or future shutdown of the U.S. federal government, could materially and adversely affect our operating results. While we generally function as a subcontractor, further changes in U.S. government procurement regulations and practices, particularly surrounding initiatives to reduce costs, may adversely impact the contracting environment and our operating results.
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the underlying government contract. All government contracts are also subject to price renegotiation in accordance with the U.S. Government Renegotiation Act. By reference to such contracts, all of the purchase orders we receive that are related to government contracts are subject to these possible events. In addition, the recent shutdown of non-essential U.S. government services and any future government shutdowns may significantly increase the risk of further contract terminations or renegotiations, and any such termination or renegotiation could have a material adverse impact upon our revenues and results of operations.
ITEM 4.
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

(a) Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures. 
Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, with the assistance of other members of management, conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of January 3, 2016
(b) Changes in internal control over financial reporting. 
There have been no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the fiscal quarter ended January 3, 2016 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

We are involved in pending litigation, administrative and similar matters arising out of the normal conduct of our business, including litigation relating to acquisitions, employment matters, commercial transactions, contracts, environmental matters and matters related to compliance with governmental regulations. The ultimate aggregate amount of monetary liability or financial impact with respect to these matters is subject to many uncertainties and is therefore not predictable with assurance. In the opinion of management, the final outcome of these matters, if they are adverse, will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. However, there can be no assurance with respect to such result, and monetary liability, financial impact or other sanctions imposed on us from these matters could differ materially from those projected.
ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS

We routinely update our risk factors previously disclosed in Part I, Item IA of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2015, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on November 12, 2015. For the convenience of our readers, our updated risk factors are included below in this Item 1A, and we recommend that they be read in their entirety. There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2015.
We may be unable to successfully implement our acquisitions strategy or integrate acquired companies and personnel with existing operations.
We have in the past acquired a number of businesses or companies, additional product lines and assets, and we may continue to expand and diversify our operations with additional acquisitions. We may be unable to identify or complete prospective acquisitions for many reasons, including increasing competition from other potential acquirers, the effects of a consolidating semiconductor industry and high valuations of acquisition candidates. In addition, applicable antitrust laws and other regulations may limit our ability to acquire targets or force us to divest an acquired business. If we are unable to identify suitable targets or complete acquisitions, our growth prospects may suffer, and we may not be able to realize sufficient scale advantages to compete effectively in all markets. To the extent we are successful in making acquisitions, if we are unsuccessful in integrating acquired companies or product lines with existing operations, or if integration is more difficult or more costly than anticipated, we may experience disruptions that could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, the market price of our common stock could be adversely affected if the effect of any acquisitions on the Microsemi consolidated group's financial results is dilutive or is below the market's or financial analysts' expectations. Some of the risks that may affect our ability to integrate or realize any anticipated synergies, benefits, or improved financial performance from acquired companies, businesses or assets include those associated with:
unexpected losses of key employees or customers of the acquired company;
conforming the acquired company's standards, processes, procedures and controls with our operations;
coordinating new product and process development;
increasing complexity from combining recent acquisitions;
hiring additional management and other critical personnel;
increasing the scope, geographic diversity and complexity of our operations;
difficulties in consolidating facilities and transferring processes and know-how;
other difficulties in the assimilation of acquired operations, technologies or products;
diversion of management's attention from other business concerns; and
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In connection with acquisitions, we may:
use a significant portion of our available cash; 
issue equity securities, which would dilute current stockholders' percentage ownership;
incur substantial debt;  
incur or assume contingent liabilities, known or unknown, including potential lawsuits, infringement actions and similar liabilities;  
incur impairment charges related to goodwill or other intangibles;  
incur large, immediate accounting write-offs; and  
face antitrust or other regulatory inquiries or actions.
There can be no assurance the benefits of any acquisitions will outweigh the attendant costs, and if they do not, our results of operations and stock price may be adversely affected.
Our leverage and provisions in our credit facility and indenture for our senior unsecured notes could adversely affect our consolidated financial position and our ability to operate our business.
Our credit facility requires that we comply with financial and restrictive covenants. Although we are currently in compliance with these covenants, unexpected downturns in our business may trigger certain covenants that increase our cost of borrowing, decrease the amounts available under our credit facility, or both. The current amount outstanding on our credit facility, and the outstanding principal amount of our 9.125% seior unsecured notes, each exceeds our current cash and cash equivalents balance, and we may incur additional debt in the future. Some of the risks associated with our leverage include the following:
our ability to obtain additional financing in the future for acquisitions, capital expenditures, general corporate purposes or other purposes may be impaired;
our current credit facility only permits borrowing on variable rates of interest and increases in certain benchmark interest rates will increase the cost of borrowing;  
leverage will increase our vulnerability to declining economic conditions, particularly if the decline is prolonged;  
failure to comply with any of our debt covenants may result in an event of default which, if not cured or waived, could have a material adverse effect on us;  
financial and restrictive covenants in our credit facility and senior unsecured notes may adversely affect or limit our ability to implement business plans, react to changes in economic conditions, benefit from changes in tax regulations, pay a cash dividend or execute repurchases of our common stock;  
debt service payments will continue to have a negative impact on our cash flows; and prepayment terms may discourage us from refinancing our current credit agreement or reduce the benefit of lower interest rates.
Negative or uncertain worldwide economic conditions could prevent us from accurately forecasting demand for our products, which could adversely affect our operating results or market share.  
Negative worldwide economic conditions and market instability in recent years have made it increasingly difficult for us, our customers and our suppliers to accurately forecast future product demand trends. If signs of improvement in the global economy do not progress as expected and global economic conditions worsen, our forecasts of product demand trends could prove to be incorrect and could cause us to produce excess products that can depress product prices, increase our inventory carrying costs and result in obsolete inventory. Alternatively, this forecasting difficulty could cause a shortage of products, or materials used in our products, that could result in an inability to satisfy demand for our products and a loss of market share.

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Negative or uncertain worldwide economic conditions may adversely affect our business, financial condition, cash flow and results of operations.
Recent domestic and global economic conditions have presented unprecedented and challenging conditions reflecting continued concerns about the availability and cost of credit, downgrades and continued negative pressure on sovereign credit ratings, the mortgage market, declining real estate values, volatility in energy costs, decreased consumer confidence and spending and added concerns fueled by the federal government's interventions in the financial and credit markets. These conditions have contributed to instability in both the domestic and international capital and credit markets, potentially increased the cost of credit and diminished expectations for the global economy. In addition, these conditions make it extremely difficult for our customers to accurately forecast and plan future business activities and could cause businesses to slow spending on our products, which could cause our sales to decrease or result in an extension of our sales cycles. Due to these conditions, our customers may have difficulties obtaining capital at adequate or historical levels to finance their ongoing businesses and operations, which could impair their ability to make timely payments to us. If that were to occur, we may be required to increase our allowance for doubtful accounts and our cash flows would be negatively impacted. We cannot predict the timing, strength or duration of any economic slowdown or subsequent economic recovery, worldwide or within our industry. If signs of improvement in the global economy do not progress as expected and economic conditions worsen, our business, financial condition, cash flows and results of operations will be adversely affected.
Reliance on government contracts for a significant portion of our sales could have a material adverse effect on results of operations.
A significant portion of our sales are or may be derived from U.S. government agencies or customers whose principal sales are to U.S. government agencies which creates concentrations of credit risk. Future sales are subject to the uncertainties of governmental appropriations and national defense policies and priorities, including lingering impacts of sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011, constraints of the budgetary process and timing and potential changes in these policies and priorities. Additionally, the long-term outlook for the fiscal position of the U.S. federal government is also uncertain, as illustrated by the 2013 budget negotiations and the shutdown of non-essential U.S. federal government services in October 2013.
We have experienced delays and reduction in appropriations on programs that include our products. Further delays, reductions in or terminations of government contracts or subcontracts, including those caused by any past or future shutdown of the U.S. federal government, could materially and adversely affect our operating results. While we generally function as a subcontractor, further changes in U.S. government procurement regulations and practices, particularly surrounding initiatives to reduce costs, may adversely impact the contracting environment and our operating results.
Generally, the U.S. government and its contractors and subcontractors may terminate their contracts with us at any time, with or without cause. In the first quarter of 2014, the U.S. government terminated for convenience a $75 million contract. We have in the past experienced the termination of at least one other contract due to the termination of the underlying government contract. All government contracts are also subject to price renegotiation in accordance with the U.S. Government Renegotiation Act. By reference to such contracts, all of the purchase orders we receive that are related to government contracts are subject to these possible events. In addition, the recent shutdown of non-essential U.S. government services and any future government shutdowns may significantly increase the risk of further contract terminations or renegotiations, and any such termination or renegotiation could have a material adverse impact upon our revenues and results of operations.
In addition, we are required to maintain compliance with government regulations, particularly for our facilities and products that service the defense and security markets. Maintaining compliance with these regulations, including audit requirements of the U.S. government and our customers that are subject to these requirements, requires we devote resources to matters including training, personnel, information technology and facilities. Failure to maintain compliance may result in the loss of certifications and fines and penalties that may materially and adversely affect our operating results
Microsemi's aggregate net sales to the Defense & Security end market represented approximately 27% of total net sales in 2015. From time to time, we have experienced declining security and defense-related sales, primarily as a result of contract award delays and reduced security and defense program funding. We may be unable to adequately forecast or respond to the timing of and changes to demand for security and defense-related products. In the past, defense-related spending on programs we participate in has increased at a rate that has been slower than expected,

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been delayed or declined. Our prospects for additional defense and security related sales may be adversely affected in a material manner by numerous events or actions outside our control.
International operations and sales expose us to material risks and may increase the volatility of our operating results.
Net sales from international markets represent a significant portion of total net sales and totaled 51% in 2015. These sales were principally to customers in Europe and Asia. Foreign sales are classified as shipments to foreign destinations. We maintain several international facilities or contracts with entities outside the United States, including Canada, China, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Macau, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom. There are risks inherent in doing business internationally, including:
legislative or regulatory requirements and potential changes in or interpretations of requirements in the United States and in the countries in which we manufacture or sell our products;
trade restrictions, including sanctions and the suspension of export licenses;
compliance with and changes in import/export regulations;
restrictions in the transfer or repatriation of funds;
tax regulations and treaties and potential changes in regulations and treaties in the United States and in and between countries in which we manufacture or sell our products;
fluctuations in income tax expense and net income due to differing statutory tax rates in various domestic and international jurisdictions;
uncertain interpretations of and difficulties enforcing intellectual property laws;
local business and cultural factors that may differ from our domestic standards and practices, including business practices from which we are prohibited from engaging by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the "FCPA") and other anti-corruption laws and regulations;
availability of transportation services, including disruptions related to work stoppages, security incidents or natural events at manufacturing, shipping or receiving points or along transportation routes;
work stoppages or disruption of local labor supply;
communication interruptions;
economic and political instability, including the recent uncertainty in the global financial markets;
acts of war or terrorism, or health issues (such as Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Avian Influenza, H7N9 Virus, or the Ebola Virus), which could disrupt our manufacturing and logistical activities;
changes in tariffs and freight rates;
potentially longer payment cycles and difficulties in collecting receivables;
difficulties and enforcing contracts generally; and
currency exchange rate fluctuations, devaluation of foreign currencies, hard currencies shortages and exchange rate fluctuations.
International sales of our products that service the aerospace, defense and security markets are subject to U.S. and local government regulations and procurement policies and practices including regulations relating to import-export control. Violations of export control regulations could result in suspension of our ability to export our products. Depending on the scope of the suspension, this could have a material effect on our ability to perform certain international contracts. In addition, failure to maintain compliance with U.S. and foreign government regulations, including the FCPA and foreign anti-corruption measures, may result in fines and penalties that may materially and adversely affect our operating results.

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If political, military, transportation, health or other issues in foreign countries result in cancellations of customer orders or contribute to a general decrease in economic activity or corporate spending, or directly impact Microsemi's marketing, manufacturing, financial and logistics functions, our consolidated results of operations and financial condition could be materially adversely affected. In addition, the laws of certain foreign countries may not protect our products, assets or intellectual property rights to the same extent as do U.S. laws. Therefore, the risk of piracy of our technology and products, which could result in a material adverse effect on our financial condition, operating results and cash flows, may be greater in those foreign countries.
We may not make the sales that are suggested by our order rates, backlog or book-to-bill ratio, and our book-to-bill ratio may be affected by product mix.
Undue reliance should not be placed on our backlog or book-to-bill ratios or changes to these amounts. We determine bookings substantially based on orders that are scheduled for delivery within 12 months. However, lead times for the release of purchase orders depend, in part, upon the scheduling practices of individual customers, and delivery times of new or non-standard products can be affected by scheduling factors and other manufacturing considerations. The rate of booking new orders can vary significantly from month to month. Customers frequently change their delivery schedules or cancel orders. We have in the past experienced long lead times for some of our products, which may have therefore resulted in orders in backlog being duplicative of other orders in backlog, which would increase backlog without resulting in additional revenues. Because of long lead times in certain products, our book-to-bill ratio may not be an indication of sales in subsequent periods. Uncertain worldwide economic conditions and market instability have also resulted in hesitance of our customers to place orders with long delivery schedules, which contributes to limited visibility into our markets.
The concentration of the facilities that service the semiconductor industry, including facilities of current or potential vendors or customers, makes us more susceptible to events or disasters affecting the areas in which they are most concentrated.
Relevant portions of the semiconductor industry, and the facilities that serve or supply this industry, tend to be concentrated in certain areas of the world. Events such as natural disasters and related disruptions, epidemics and health advisories like those related to Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Avian Influenza, H7N9 Virus, or the Ebola Virus, flooding, drought, earthquakes, tsunamis, power outages and infrastructure disruptions, and terrorism, civil unrest and political instability in those areas, have from time to time in the past, and may again in the future, adversely affect the semiconductor industry. In particular, events such as these could adversely impact our ability to manufacture or deliver our products and result in increased costs and a loss of revenue. Similarly, a localized risk affecting our employees or the staff of our suppliers could impair the total volume of products that we are able to manufacture, which could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.
In the first quarter of 2012, severe flooding in certain regions of Thailand forced a shutdown of our operations in two subcontracted facilities in Thailand. The two Thailand facilities together accounted for as much as 5% of our total quarterly revenues. In response to the impact of flooding at subcontractor facilities in Thailand, we implemented plans to move production to other facilities outside the affected area. Production capabilities at these other facilities compensated for the loss of production in the flooded facilities in Thailand and we believe we recovered from this event as of the end of the second quarter of 2012. However, unforeseen impacts on our customers, suppliers or subcontractors as a result of the flooding in Thailand, or other future natural disasters, could affect our revenue, consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.
We are dependent on third parties for key functions including foundries for wafer supplies, subcontractors for assembly, test and packaging services and vendors for logistics, and problems at these third parties could adversely affect our business and operating results.
We depend on third party subcontractors, primarily in Asia, for wafer fabrication, assembly, testing and packaging of an increasing portion of our products. At the end of 2015, over 90% of our wafer, assembly and test requirements were sourced from third party foundries and subcontractors. We expect these percentages may increase due, in part, to the manufacturing of our next-generation products by third party subcontractors in Asia and from activity at recently acquired operations.
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processes. Our foundry partners' inability or unwillingness to expend these resources could adversely affect our business and operating results. The assembly, testing and packaging of our products is performed by a limited group of subcontractors. Disruption or termination of any of these subcontractors could occur and such disruptions or terminations could harm our business and operating results.
We utilize third party logistics services, including transportation, warehouse and shipping services. These service providers are subject to interruptions that affect their ability to service us, including the availability of transportation services, disruptions related to work stoppages, volatility in fuel prices and security incidents or natural events at manufacturing, shipping or receiving points or along transportation routes.
We generally do not have any long-term agreements with our subcontractors. As a result, we may be unable to directly control our quality assurance and product delivery schedules. The cost of product replacements or returns and other warranty matters in connection with quality assurance problems caused by third party subcontractors could materially adversely affect us. Third party manufacturers generally will have longer lead times for delivery of products as compared with our internal manufacturing, and therefore, when ordering from these suppliers, we will be required to make longer-term estimates of our customers' current demand for products, and these estimates are difficult to make accurately. Also, due to the amount of time typically required to qualify assemblers and testers, we could experience delays in the shipment of our products if we are forced to find alternate third parties to assemble or test our products. Any product delivery delays in the future could have a material adverse effect on our operating results, financial condition and cash flows. Our operations and ability to satisfy customer obligations could be adversely affected if our relationships with these subcontractors were disrupted or terminated. In addition, these subcontractors must be qualified by the U.S. government or customers for high-reliability processes. Historically the Defense Logistics Agency has rarely qualified any foreign manufacturing or assembly lines for reasons of national security; therefore, our ability to move certain manufacturing offshore may be limited or delayed.
In the event any of our subcontractors were to experience financial, operational, production or quality assurance difficulties resulting in a reduction or interruption in supply to us, our operating results could suffer until alternate qualified subcontractors, if any, were to become available and active.
Both our customers and we are subject to laws, regulations and similar requirements, changes to which may adversely affect our business and operations.
We are subject to laws, regulations and similar requirements that affect our business and operations, including, but not limited to, the areas of commerce, import and export control (especially related to products in our Defense & Security end market), financial disclosures, intellectual property, income and other taxes, anti-trust, anti-corruption, labor, environmental, health and safety. Our compliance in these areas may be costly, especially in areas where there are inconsistencies between the various jurisdictions in which we operate. While we have implemented policies and procedures to comply with laws and regulations, there can be no assurance our employees, contractors, suppliers or agents will not violate such laws and regulations or our policies. Any such violation or alleged violation could materially and adversely affect our business. Any changes or potential changes to laws, regulations or similar requirements, or our ability to respond to these changes, may significantly increase our costs to maintain compliance or result in our decision to limit our business, products or jurisdictions in which we operate, any of which could materially and adversely affect our business and operations.
Federal and state regulatory agencies, including the United States Federal Communications Commission and the various state public utility commissions and public service commissions, regulate most of our domestic telecommunications customers. Similar government oversight also exists in the international market. While we may not be directly affected by this legislation, such regulation of our customers may negatively impact our business. For instance, the sale of our products may be affected by the imposition upon certain of our customers of common carrier tariffs and the taxation of telecommunications services. These regulations are continuously reviewed and changed by the various governmental agencies. Changes in current or future laws or regulations, in the United States or elsewhere, could negatively impact our business and operating results.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act includes provisions regarding certain minerals and metals, known as conflict minerals, mined from the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries. These provisions require companies to undertake due diligence procedures and report on the use of conflict minerals in its products, including products manufactured by third parties. Compliance with these provisions has caused and will continue to cause us to incur costs to determine whether our supply chain is conflict free and we may face difficulties

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if our suppliers are unwilling or unable to verify the source of their materials. Our ability to source these minerals and metals may also be adversely impacted. In addition, our customers may require that we provide them with a certification and our inability to do so may disqualify us as a supplier.
Unanticipated changes in our tax provisions, or exposure to additional income tax liabilities or unfavorable results of tax examinations could affect our financial results.
We are subject to federal and state income taxes in the United States and numerous foreign jurisdictions. Our tax liabilities are affected by the amounts we record in intercompany transactions for inventory, services, licenses, funding and other items. We are subject to ongoing tax examinations in various jurisdictions. Tax authorities may disagree with our intercompany charges or other tax positions and assess additional taxes. Our application of transfer pricing has been the primary subject of the current examination of our U.S. federal income tax returns. We regularly assess the likely outcomes of examinations in order to determine the appropriateness of our tax provision. However, the actual outcomes of examinations could result in large and unexpected tax liabilities for past tax periods and may have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. In addition, our effective tax rate in the future could be adversely affected by changes in the mix of earnings in countries with differing statutory tax rates and benefits, chases in available credits and incentives, changes in the valuation of deferred tax assets and liabilities, changes in tax laws, especially tax laws related to foreign operations, and the discovery of new information in the course of our tax return preparation process. Any of these changes could materially affect our operating results, cash flows and financial condition.
We hold cash and cash equivalents at various foreign subsidiaries that may not be readily available to meet domestic cash requirements.
Our various foreign subsidiaries hold cash and cash equivalents and as we intend to reinvest certain foreign earnings indefinitely these balances held outside the United States may not be readily available to meet our domestic cash requirements. We require a substantial amount of cash in the United States for operating requirements, purchases of property and equipment, debt service, repurchases of our common stock and potentially for future acquisitions. If we are unable to meet our domestic cash requirements using domestic cash flows from operations, domestic cash and cash equivalents, or by settling loans receivable with our foreign subsidiaries, it may be necessary for us to consider repatriation of earnings we have designated as permanently reinvested. This may require us to record additional income tax expense and remit additional taxes, which could have a material effect on our results of operations, cash flows and financial condition.
Our operating results may fluctuate in future periods, which could cause our stock price to decline.
We have experienced, and expect to experience in future periods, fluctuations in net sales and operating results from period to period. Our projections and results may be subject to significant fluctuations as a result of a number of factors including:
the timing of orders from and shipment of products to major customers;
an unexpected reduction in sales to, or loss of, key customers;
our product mix;
changes in the prices of our products;
manufacturing delays or interruptions;
delays or failures in testing and processing products for defense, security and aerospace applications;
inventory obsolescence or write-downs;
restructuring charges;
variations in the cost of components for our products;
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seasonal and other fluctuations in demand for our products.
We have in the past closed, combined, sold or disposed of certain of our operations, have current plans to combine certain of our operations and may determine to do so in the future, which could reduce our sales volume, profitability and result in significant restructuring costs.
We face major technical challenges in regards to transferring component manufacturing between locations. Before a transfer of manufacturing, we must be finished qualifying the new facility appropriately with the U.S. government or certain customers. In addition, to mitigate the potential for manufacturing disruptions following a closure, we typically build inventory to support the transition process. While we generally plan to retain revenues and income of those operations by transferring the manufacturing elsewhere within Microsemi's subsidiaries, our plans may change at any time based on reassessment of the alternatives and consequences. While we hope to benefit overall from increased gross margins and increased capacity utilization rates at remaining operations, the remaining operations will need to bear the corporate administrative and overhead costs, which are charges to income that had been allocated to the discontinued business units. Moreover, delays in effecting our consolidations could result in changes in the timing of realized costs savings and in greater than anticipated costs incurred to achieve our projected longer-range savings.
We may make further specific determinations to consolidate, close, sell or divest of additional facilities, operations or product lines, which could be announced at any time. Possible adverse consequences from current and future consolidation or disposition activities may include a loss of revenues and various accounting charges such as for workforce reduction, including severance and other termination benefits and for excess facilities, including lease termination fees, future contractual commitments to pay lease charges, facility and environmental remediation costs and moving costs to remove property and equipment from facilities. We may also be adversely impacted from inventory buildup in preparation for the transition of manufacturing, disposition costs, impairments of goodwill, a possible immediate loss of revenues, and other items in addition to normal or attendant risks and uncertainties. We may be unsuccessful in any of our current or future efforts to consolidate our business into a smaller number of facilities. Our plans to minimize or eliminate any loss of revenues during consolidation may not be achieved.
We may not be able to develop new technologies and products to satisfy changes in customer demand or industry standards, and our competitors could develop products that decrease the demand for our products.
Rapidly changing technologies and industry standards, along with frequent new product introductions, characterize the semiconductor industry. Our financial performance depends, in part, on our ability to design, develop, manufacture, assemble, test, market and support new products and enhancements on a timely and cost-effective basis. If we are unable to continue to reduce package sizes, improve manufacturing yields and expand sales, we may not remain competitive. Our recent spending on research and development was principally to develop new higher-margin application-specific products, including, among others, our process and core architecture development for next generation programmable products, higher power PoE solutions, the continued roadmap development of our industry-leading timing and synchronization products, our SiGe RF power amplifier solutions for wireless LAN applications, and the ongoing development of GaN and SiC power management and RF solutions. The competitiveness of designs we have introduced, including power-over-ethernet, CCFL and LED drivers, class-D audio amplifiers, InGaP RF power amplifiers for wireless LAN applications, development and adoption of silicon carbide technology, ASICs, VDMOS products for high frequency communications and S-band products for RF applications, are subject to various risks and uncertainties we are not able to control, including changes in customer demand and the introduction of new or superior technologies by others. Moreover, any failure by us in the future to develop new technologies or timely react to changes in existing technologies could materially delay our development of new products, which could result in product obsolescence, decreased revenues and a loss of our market share to our competitors. New technologies or products we may develop may not lead to an incremental increase in revenues, and there is a risk these new technologies or products will decrease the demand for our existing products and result in an offsetting reduction in revenues. In addition, products or technologies developed by others may render our products or technologies obsolete or non-competitive. A fundamental shift in technologies in our product markets could have a material adverse effect on our competitive position within the industry.
Additionally, our ability to compete within our industry will depend on our ability to identify and ensure compliance with constantly evolving industry standards. The emergence of new industry standards could render our products incompatible with products developed by major manufacturers. As a result, we could be required to invest significant time and effort and incur significant expense to redesign our products to ensure compliance with relevant standards.

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If our products are not in compliance with prevailing industry standards, it could have a material adverse effect on our business operations and financial results.
We must commit resources to research and development, design, and production prior to receipt of purchase commitments and could lose some or all of the associated investment.
We sell products primarily pursuant to purchase orders for current delivery, rather than pursuant to long-term supply contracts. Many of these purchase orders may be revised or canceled without penalty. As a result, we must commit resources to the research, design and production of products without any advance purchase commitments from customers. Any inability to sell a product after we devote significant resources to it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.
There may be unanticipated costs associated with appropriately scaling our manufacturing capacity to meet expected changes in customer demand.
We may incur unanticipated costs as we scale our manufacturing capacity to meet expected changes in customer demand. During periods of anticipated increases in customer demand, we may determine our business will require increased manufacturing capacity on our part and on the part of certain outside foundries, assembly shops, or testing facilities for some of our integrated circuit products or other products. Expansion activities are subject to a number of risks, including:
unavailability or late delivery of the advanced, and often customized, equipment used in the production of our specialized products;
availability of qualified manufacturing personnel;
delays in bringing new production equipment on-line;
delays in supplying satisfactory designs or products to our existing customers;
unforeseen environmental, engineering or manufacturing qualification problems relating to existing or new facilities; and
overexpansion may result in unfavorable manufacturing variances, restructuring costs and impairments.
These and other risks may affect the ultimate cost and timing of any expansion of our capacity.
Downturns in the highly cyclical semiconductor industry have in the past adversely affected our operating results, cash flows and the value of our business, and may continue to do so in the future.
The semiconductor industry is highly cyclical and is characterized by constant technological change, rapid product obsolescence and price erosion, short product life-cycles, consolidations of customers, and fluctuations in product supply and demand. During recent years we, as well as many others in our industry, have experienced significant declines in the pricing of, as well as demand for, products during the "down" portions of these cycles, which have sometimes been severe and prolonged. We have also noted consolidations of customers, particularly our distributors, which may adversely affect our pricing leverage or ability to maintain sufficient distributor channel inventory to meet end customer demand. In the future, these downturns may prove to be as, or possibly even more, severe than past ones. Our ability to sell our products depends, in part, on continued demand in each of our diverse end markets. Each of these end markets has, in the past, experienced reductions in demand, and current and future downturns in any of these markets may continue to adversely affect our revenues, operating results, cash flows and financial condition.
The semiconductor business is subject to downward price pressure.
The market for our products has been characterized by declining selling prices, and we anticipate that our average selling prices will decrease in future periods, although the timing and amount of these decreases cannot be predicted with any certainty. The pricing pressure in the semiconductor industry in past years has been due to a large number of factors, many of which were not easily foreseeable, such as the Asian currency crisis, industry-wide excess manufacturing capacity, weak economic growth, the slowdown in capital spending that followed the "dot-com" collapse, the reduction in capital spending by telecom companies and satellite companies, and the effects of the tragic events of terrorism on September 11, 2001. Similar to past years, recent unfavorable economic conditions have resulted in a

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tightening of the credit markets. If signs of improvement in the global economy do not progress as expected and global economic conditions worsen, we may experience a decline in our average selling prices. In addition, our competitors have in the past, and may again in the future, lower prices in order to increase their market share. Continued downward price pressure in the industry may reduce our operating results and harm our financial and competitive position.
The semiconductor industry is highly competitive.
The semiconductor industry, including the areas in which we do business, is highly competitive. We expect intensified competition from existing competitors and new entrants. Competition is based on price, product performance, product availability, quality, reliability and customer service. In addition, companies not currently in direct competition with us may introduce competing products in the future. Some of our current major competitors are Altera Corporation; Texas Instruments, Inc.; Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Linear Technology Corp.; M/A COM Technology Solutions Inc.; Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.; Semtech Corp.; Silicon Laboratories, Inc.; Skyworks Solutions, Inc.; and Xilinx, Inc. Several of these companies are larger than we are and have greater resources than we have and may therefore be better able than we are to penetrate new markets, pursue acquisition candidates, and withstand adverse economic or market conditions. We expect intensified competition from both of these existing competitors and new entrants into our markets. To the extent we are not able to compete successfully in the future, our financial condition, operating results or cash flows could be harmed.
Compound semiconductor products may not successfully compete with silicon-based products.
Our choice of technologies for development and future implementation may not reflect future market demand. The production of gallium arsenide (GaAs), indium gallium phosphide (InGaP), indium gallium arsenide phosphide (InGaAsP) SiGe or SiC ICs is more costly than the production of silicon circuits, and we believe it will continue to be more costly in the future. The costs differ because of higher costs of raw materials, lower production yields and higher unit costs associated with lower production volumes. Silicon semiconductor technologies are widely used in process technologies for integrated circuits, and these technologies continue to improve in performance. As a result, we must offer compound semiconductor products that provide vastly superior performance to that of silicon for specific applications in order for our products to be competitive with silicon products. If we do not offer compound semiconductor products that provide sufficiently superior performance to offset the cost differential and otherwise successfully compete with silicon-based products, our revenues and operating results may be materially and adversely affected.
Production delays related to new compound semiconductors could adversely affect our future results.
We utilize process technology to manufacture compound semiconductors such as GaAs, InGaP, InGaAsP, SiGe and SiC primarily to manufacture semiconductor components. We are pursuing this development effort internally as well as with third party foundries. Our efforts sometimes may not result in commercially successful products. Certain competitors offer this capability and our customers may purchase our competitors' products instead of ours for this reason. In addition, the third party foundries we use may delay delivery of, or even completely fail to deliver, technology and products to us. Our business and financial prospects could be materially and adversely affected by any failure by us to timely produce these products.
We may be unable to retain our customers due in part to our inability to fulfill our customer demand and other factors.
Our ability to fulfill our customers' demand for our products is and will continue to be dependent in part on our order volumes and long lead times with regards to our manufacturing and testing of certain high-reliability products. The lead time for manufacturing and testing of high-reliability products can be many months. In response to current demand, we have recently increased our capital expenditures for production equipment as well as increased expenses for personnel at certain manufacturing locations. We may have delays or other difficulties in regards to increasing our production and in hiring and retaining qualified personnel. In addition, we have raised prices on certain products, primarily in our Aerospace, Defense & Security and Industrial end markets. Manufacturing delays and price increases may result in our customers reducing their purchase levels with us and/or seeking alternative solutions to meet their demand. In addition, the current demand may not continue in the future. Decreased sales as a result of a loss of one or more significant customers could materially and adversely impact our business and results of operations.

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Unfavorable or uncertain conditions in certain markets our original equipment manufacturer customers address may cause fluctuations in our rate of revenue growth or financial results.
Demand for our products is dependent on demand for our customers' products. Markets for our customers' product may not develop in the manner or in the time periods our customers anticipate. If domestic and global economic conditions worsen, overall spending may be reduced or shifted to products other than those made by our customers, which would adversely impact demand for products in these markets. Reduced sales by our customers will adversely impact demand by our customers for our products and could also slow new product introductions by our customers and by us. Lower net sales of our products would have an adverse effect on our revenue, cash flow and results of operations.
Fluctuations in sales of high-reliability products for use in medical devices may adversely affect our financial results.
Although the market for medical devices is growing, customers in this market could reduce their reliance on outside suppliers. The medical device market also fluctuates based on several other factors, such as product recalls and the need to secure regulatory approvals. Product recalls can, from time to time, accelerate sales to levels that cannot be sustained for long periods of time. The timing and qualification of new generations of products brought to market by OEMs can also result in fluctuations in order rates.
Variability of our manufacturing yields may affect our gross margins and profits.
Our manufacturing yields vary significantly among products, depending on the complexity of a particular product's design and our experience in manufacturing that type of product. We have in the past experienced difficulties in achieving planned yields, which have adversely affected our gross margins and profits.
The fabrication of semiconductor products is a highly complex and precise process. Problems in the fabrication process can cause a substantial percentage of wafers to be rejected or numerous circuits on each wafer to be non-functional, thereby reducing yields. These difficulties primarily include:
defects in masks, which are used to transfer circuit patterns onto our wafers;
impurities in the materials used;
contamination of the manufacturing environment; and
equipment failure.
Because a large portion of our costs of manufacturing is relatively fixed and average selling prices for our products tend to decline over time, it is critical for us to improve the number of shippable circuits per wafer and increase the production volume of wafers in order to maintain and improve our results of operations. Yield decreases can result in substantially higher unit costs, which could materially and adversely affect our operating results and have done so in the past. Moreover, our process technologies have primarily utilized standard silicon semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and production yields of compound integrated circuits have been relatively low compared with silicon circuit devices. We may be unable to continue to improve yields in the future, and we may suffer periodic yield problems, particularly during the early production of new products or introduction of new process technologies. In either case, our results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.
Some of our facilities and the facilities of our suppliers and customers are located near major earthquake fault lines.
Our headquarters, our major operating facilities, and certain other critical business operations and customers are located near known major earthquake fault lines. We presently do not have earthquake insurance. We could be materially and adversely affected in the event of a major earthquake.

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Delays in beginning production, implementing production techniques, resolving problems associated with technical equipment malfunctions, or issues related to government or customer qualification of facilities could adversely affect our manufacturing efficiencies, our ability to realize cost savings and the timing and amount of revenue we realize.
Microsemi's consolidated manufacturing efficiency will be an important factor in our future profitability, and we may be unsuccessful in our efforts to maintain or increase our manufacturing efficiency. Our manufacturing processes, and those utilized by our third-party subcontractors, are highly complex, require advanced and costly equipment and are sometimes modified in an effort to improve yields and product performance. We have from time to time, experienced difficulty in transitioning manufacturing processes to different facilities or adopting new manufacturing processes. As a consequence, we have at times experienced delays in product deliveries and reduced yields. Every silicon wafer fabrication facility utilizes very precise processing, and processing difficulties and reduced yields commonly occur, often as a result of contamination of the material. Reduced manufacturing yields can often result in manufacturing and shipping delays due to capacity constraints. Therefore, manufacturing problems can result in additional operating expenses and delayed or lost revenues. Microsemi may experience manufacturing problems in achieving acceptable yields or experience product delivery delays in the future as a result of, among other things, upgrading existing facilities, relocating processes to different facilities, or changing its process technologies, any of which could result in a loss of future revenues or an increase in manufacturing costs.
Interruptions, delays or cost increases affecting our materials, parts, equipment or subcontractors may impair our competitive position.
Our manufacturing operations, and the outside manufacturing operations that we use increasingly, in some instances, depend upon obtaining a governmental qualification of the manufacturing process, and in all instances, adequate supplies of materials including wafers, parts and equipment (including silicon, mold compounds and lead frames) on a timely basis from third parties. Some of the outside manufacturing operations we use are based in foreign countries. Our results of operations could be adversely affected if we are unable to obtain adequate supplies of materials, parts and equipment in a timely manner or if the costs of materials, parts or equipment increase significantly. From time to time, suppliers may extend lead times, limit supplies or increase prices due to capacity constraints or other factors. Although we generally use materials, parts and equipment available from multiple suppliers, we have a limited number of suppliers for some materials, parts and equipment. In addition, if signs of improvement in the global economy do not progress as expected and global economic conditions worsen, our suppliers may cease operations or be unable to obtain capital at adequate or historical levels to finance their ongoing businesses and operations, which could impair their ability to continue to supply us. If alternate suppliers for these materials, parts and equipment are not available, our operations could be interrupted, which would have a material adverse effect on our operating results, financial condition and cash flows.
Fixed costs may reduce operating results if our sales fall below expectations.
Our expense levels are based, in part, on our expectations for future sales. Many of our expenses, particularly those relating to capital equipment and manufacturing overhead, are relatively fixed. We might be unable to reduce spending quickly enough to compensate for reductions in sales. Accordingly, shortfalls in sales could materially and adversely affect our operating results. This challenge could be made even more difficult if lead times between orders and shipments are shortening.
Failure to manage consolidation of operations effectively could adversely affect our margins and earnings.
Our ability to successfully offer and sell our products requires effective planning and management processes. Our consolidations and realignments of operations, and expected future growth, may place a significant strain on our management systems and resources, including our financial and managerial controls, reporting systems, procedures and information technology. In addition, we will need to continue to train and manage our workforce worldwide. Any unmet challenges in that regard could negatively affect our results of operations.
Any failure by us to protect our proprietary technologies or maintain the right to use certain technologies may negatively affect our ability to compete.
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have significant patent protection on many aspects of our technology. The protection of some of our technology as "trade secrets" will not necessarily protect us from all uses by other persons of our technology, or their use of technology that is similar or superior to that which is embodied in our trade secrets. In addition, others may be able to independently duplicate or exceed our technology in whole or in part. In the instances in which we hold patents or patent licenses, such as with respect to some circuit components for notebook computers and LCD TVs, any patents held by us may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented, or the rights granted under any patents may not provide us with competitive advantages. Patents often provide only narrow protection and require public disclosure of information that may otherwise be subject to trade secret protection. In addition, patents eventually expire and are not renewable.
Obtaining or protecting our proprietary rights may require us to defend claims of intellectual property infringement by our competitors. We could also become subject to lawsuits in which it is alleged we or companies we have acquired have infringed or are infringing upon the intellectual property rights of others with or without our prior awareness of the existence of those third-party rights, if any. Litigation in connection with our intellectual property, whether instituted by us or others, could be very costly and distract management and other resources from our business. We are currently involved in certain patent litigation to protect our patents and patent rights, which could cause legal costs to increase above normal levels over the next several years. It is not possible to estimate the exact amounts of these costs, but it is possible these costs could have a negative effect on our future results.
Moreover, if any infringement, real or imagined, happens to exist, arise or is claimed in the future, we may be exposed to substantial liability for damages and may need to obtain licenses from the patent owners, discontinue or change our processes or products or expend significant resources to develop or acquire non-infringing technologies. We may not be successful in such efforts, or such licenses may not be available under reasonable terms. Any failure by us to develop or acquire non-infringing technologies or to obtain licenses on acceptable terms could have a material adverse effect on our operating results, financial condition and cash flows.
Our products may be found to be defective or hazardous and we may not have sufficient liability insurance.
There is at any time a risk that our products may be found to be defective or to contain, without the customer's knowledge, certain prohibited hazardous chemicals after we have already shipped the products in volume, perhaps requiring a product replacement or recall. We may be subject to product returns that could impose substantial costs and have a material and adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Our aerospace, defense, and industrial businesses in particular expose us to potential liability risks that are inherent in the manufacturing and marketing of high-reliability electronic components for critical applications. Production of many of these products is sensitive to minute impurities, which can be introduced inadvertently in manufacturing. Any production mistake can result in large and unanticipated product returns, product liability and warranty liability. Environmental regulations have imposed on every major participant in the electronics industry a new burden of determining and tracking the presence and quantity of certain chemicals in the content of supplies we buy and add to our products for sale and to inform our customers about each of our finished goods' relevant chemical contents. The management and execution of this process is very challenging, and mistakes in this information gathering process could have a material adverse effect on our business.
We may be subject to product liability claims with respect to our products. Our product liability insurance coverage may be insufficient to pay all such claims. In addition, product liability insurance may become too costly for us to maintain or may become completely unavailable to us in the future. We may not have sufficient resources to satisfy any product liability claims not covered by insurance, which would materially and adversely affect our financial position.
Environmental liabilities could adversely impact our consolidated financial position.
Federal, state and local laws and regulations impose various restrictions and controls on the discharge of materials, chemicals and gases used in our semiconductor manufacturing processes or in our finished goods. Under recent environmental regulations, we are responsible for determining whether certain toxic metals or certain other toxic chemicals are present in any given component we purchase and in each given product we sell. These environmental regulations have required us to expend a portion of our resources and capital on relevant compliance programs. In addition, under other laws and regulations, we could be held financially responsible for remedial measures if our current or former properties are contaminated or if we send waste to a landfill or recycling facility that becomes contaminated, even if we did not cause the contamination. Also, we may be subject to additional common law claims if we release substances that damage or harm third parties. Further, future changes in environmental laws or regulations may require additional investments in capital equipment or the implementation of additional compliance programs in the future. Any

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failure to comply with existing or future environmental laws or regulations could subject us to significant liabilities and could have a material adverse effect on our operating results, cash flows and financial condition.
In the conduct of our manufacturing operations, we have handled and do handle materials that are considered hazardous, toxic or volatile under federal, state and local laws. The risk of accidental release of such materials cannot be completely eliminated. In addition, we operate or own facilities located on or near real property that was formerly owned and operated by others. These properties were used in ways that involved hazardous materials. Contaminants may migrate from, within or through any such property, which may give rise to claims against us. Third parties who are responsible for contamination may not have funds, or may not make funds available when needed, to pay remediation costs imposed upon us jointly with them under environmental laws and regulations.
Litigation could adversely impact our consolidated financial position.
We are and have been involved in various litigation matters, including from time to time, litigation relating to employment matters, commercial transactions, intellectual property matters, contracts, environmental matters and matters related to compliance with governmental regulations. Litigation is inherently uncertain and unpredictable. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as the costs and expenses of litigation and the time and attention required of management to attend to litigation. An unfavorable resolution of any particular legal claim or proceeding, and/or the costs and expenses incurred in connection with a legal claim or proceeding, could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or results of operations.
Our future success depends, in part, upon our ability to continue to attract and retain the services of our executive officers or other key management or technical personnel.
We could potentially lose the services of any of our senior management personnel at any time due to a variety of factors that could include, without limitation, death, incapacity, military service, personal issues, retirement, resignation or competing employers. Our ability to execute current plans could be adversely affected by such a loss. We may fail to attract and retain qualified technical, sales, marketing and managerial personnel required to continue to operate our business successfully. Personnel with the expertise necessary for our business are scarce and competition for personnel with proper skills is intense. Also, attrition in personnel can result from, among other things, changes related to acquisitions, retirement and disability. We may not be able to retain existing key technical, sales, marketing and managerial employees or be successful in attracting, developing or retaining other highly-qualified technical, sales, marketing and managerial personnel, particularly at such times in the future as we may need to fill a key position. If we are unable to continue to develop and retain existing executive officers or other key employees or are unsuccessful in attracting new highly-qualified employees, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.
The volatility of our stock price could affect the value of an investment in our stock and our future financial position.
The market price of our stock has fluctuated widely. Between December 28, 2014 and January 3, 2016, the market sale price of our common stock ranged between a low of $25.36 and a high of $39.56. The historical market prices of our common stock may not be indicative of future market prices. We may not be able to sustain or increase the value of our common stock. The trading price of our common stock may be influenced by factors beyond our control, such as the recent unprecedented volatility of the financial markets and the current uncertainty surrounding domestic and foreign economies. Declines in the market price of our stock could adversely affect our ability to retain personnel with stock incentives, to acquire businesses or assets in exchange for stock and/or to conduct future financing activities with or involving our common stock.
At times, our working capital levels have risen, which adversely affects cash flow.
At times, our working capital levels have risen and the increase has adversely affected cash flow. A factor contributing to the increase in our working capital has related to acquisitions with increases in accounts receivable and inventory generally exceeding increases in accounts payable and accrued liabilities. Another factor resulting in an increase in working capital has been a buildup of inventory prior to the consolidation of our manufacturing operations. We built inventory cushions during the transition of manufacturing between facilities in order to maintain an uninterrupted supply of product. Obsolescence of any inventory has recently and could in the future result in adverse effects on our future results of operations and future revenue. We periodically evaluate the profitability of our various offerings and in 2014,

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our evaluation led us to selectively exit product offerings we believe will continue to lag our overall profitability goals. This resulted in inventory charges of $7.9 million. We believe for many of these products, market dynamics dictate that price is the primary differentiator rather than our value-added core competencies of power, reliability, security and performance.
There may be some potential effects of system outages or data security breaches, which could adversely affect our operations, financial results or reputation.
We face risks from electrical or telecommunications outages, computer hacking or other general system failure. We rely heavily on our internal information and communications systems and on systems or support services from third parties to manage our operations efficiently and effectively. Any of these are subject to failure. System-wide or local failures that affect our information processing could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. In addition, a system failure or data security breach could also result in the unintentional disclosure of confidential information about us, our customers or our employees, which could result in our incurring costs for remedial or preventative actions, damage our reputation with customers and reduce demand for our products and services. Further, insurance coverage does not generally protect from normal wear and tear, which can affect system performance. Any applicable insurance coverage for an occurrence could prove to be inadequate. Coverage may be or become unavailable or inapplicable to any risks then prevalent. We are upgrading and integrating, and have plans to upgrade and integrate further, our enterprise information systems, and these efforts may cause additional strains on personnel and system resources or may result in potential system outages.
Our accounting policies and estimates have a material effect on the financial results we report.
Critical accounting policies and estimates have a material effect on our calculations and estimations of amounts in our financial statements. Our operating results and balance sheets may be adversely affected either to the extent that actual results prove to be materially lower than previous accounting estimates or to the extent that accounting estimates are revised adversely. We base our critical accounting policies, including our policies regarding revenue recognition, reserves for returns, rebates, price protections, and bad debt and inventory valuation, on various estimates and subjective judgments we may make from time to time. The judgments made can significantly affect net income and our balance sheets. We are required to make significant judgments concerning inventory, and whether it becomes obsolete or excess, and concerning impairments of long-lived assets and of goodwill. Our judgments, estimates and assumptions are subject to change at any time. In addition, our accounting policies may change at any time as a result of changes in generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to us or changes in other circumstances affecting us. Changes in accounting policy have affected and could further affect, in each case materially and adversely, our results of operations or financial position.
If, in the future, we conclude our internal control over financial reporting is not effective, investors could lose confidence in the reliability of our financial statements, which could result in a decrease in the value of our common stock.
As directed by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the SEC adopted rules requiring public companies to include a report of management on the companies' internal control over financial reporting in their annual reports on Form 10-K, including an assessment by management of the effectiveness of the filing company's internal control over financial reporting. In addition, the independent registered public accounting firm auditing a public company's financial statements must attest to the effectiveness of the company's internal control over financial reporting. There is a risk that in the future we may identify internal control deficiencies that suggest that our controls are no longer effective. This could result in an adverse reaction in the financial markets due to a loss of confidence in the reliability of our financial statements, which could cause the market price of our common stock to decline and make it more difficult for us to finance our operations.
Our investments in securities subject us to principal, liquidity and counterparty risks that could adversely affect our financial results.
We invest cash balances primarily in money market funds. At times, we have also entered into interest rate swap and foreign currency forward contracts. While all of our investments to date are highly rated and we believe our counterparties to be highly rated, current credit market disruptions may adversely affect the value and liquidity of these investments and may affect the ability of our counterparties to fulfill their contractual obligations.

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We may have increasing difficulty attracting and retaining qualified outside Board members.
The directors and management of publicly traded corporations are increasingly concerned with the extent of their personal exposure to lawsuits and shareholder claims, as well as governmental and creditor claims that may be made against them in connection with their positions with publicly-held companies. Outside directors are becoming increasingly concerned with the availability of directors' and officers' liability insurance to pay on a timely basis the costs incurred in defending shareholder claims. Directors' and officers' liability insurance is expensive and difficult to obtain. The SEC and the NASDAQ Stock Market have also imposed higher independence standards and certain special requirements on directors of public companies. Accordingly, it may become increasingly difficult to attract and retain qualified outside directors to serve on our Board.
Delaware law and our charter documents contain provisions that could discourage or prevent a potential takeover of Microsemi that might otherwise result in our stockholders receiving a premium over the market price for their shares.
Provisions of Delaware law and our certificate of incorporation and bylaws could make more difficult an acquisition of Microsemi by means of a tender offer, a proxy contest, or otherwise, and the removal of incumbent officers and directors.
These provisions include:
Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which prohibits a merger with a 15%-or-greater stockholder, such as a party that has completed a successful tender offer, without board approval until three years after that party became a 15%-or-greater stockholder; and
The authorization in the certificate of incorporation of undesignated preferred stock, which could be issued without stockholder approval in a manner designed to prevent or discourage a takeover or in a way that may dilute an investment in our common stock.
Certain provisions of our charter documents, including provisions eliminating the ability of stockholders to call special meetings and limiting the ability of stockholders to raise matters at a meeting of stockholders without giving advance notice, may have the effect of delaying or preventing changes in control or management of Microsemi. In addition, our charter documents do not permit cumulative voting, which may make it more difficult for a third party to gain control of our Board of Directors.
ITEM 2.
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

On September 9, 2014, Microsemi Corporation's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $100.0 million of the Company's common stock before September 30, 2016. On July 21, 2015, Microsemi Corporation's Board of Directors authorized a new stock repurchase program for the repurchase of up to an additional $100.0 million of the Company's common stock before July 31, 2017. Repurchases under either authorization may be made in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions and may also be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan. The number of shares to repurchase and the timing of such repurchases will be based on several factors, including the price of the Company's common stock, potential alternate and general market and business conditions. During the quarter ended January 3, 2016, the Company did not repurchase any shares under the program.
ITEM 3.
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

Inapplicable.
ITEM 4.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Inapplicable.
ITEM 5.
OTHER INFORMATION

Inapplicable.

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ITEM 6.
EXHIBITS

Exhibit
Number
 
Description
2.1
 
Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of November 24, 2015, by and among PMC-Sierra, Inc., Microsemi Corporation and Lois Acquisition Corp. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on November 25, 2015).
 
 
 
3.1
 
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Microsemi Corporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (filed by Microsemi Corporation on February 10, 2011).
 
 
 
3.2
 
Fourth Amended & Restated Bylaws of Microsemi Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on December 3, 2015).
 
 
 
4.1
 
Indenture, dated as of January 15, 2016, among Microsemi Corporation, the guarantors named therein and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on January 19, 2016).
 
 
 
4.2
 
First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 15, 2016, among Microsemi Corporation, the guarantors named therein and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on January 19, 2016).
 
 
 
10.1
 
Commitment Letter, dated November 17, 2015, between Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Microsemi Corporation. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on November 25, 2015).
 
 
 
10.2
 
Joinder Agreement, dated November 5, 2015, by and among Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch and Microsemi Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on November 25, 2015).
 
 
 
10.3
 
Amendment No. 7 to Credit Ageement and Amendment to Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, dated as of December 18, 2015, by and among Microsmei Corporation, the incremental lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, issuing lender and swingline lender.
 
 
 
10.4
 
Credit Agreement, dated as of January 15, 2016, among Microsemi Corporation, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as administrative agent and collateral agent, the other agents party thereto and the lenders referred to therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on January 19, 2016).
 
 
 
31.1
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, dated February 2, 2016†
 
 
 
31.2
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, dated February 2, 2016†
 
 
 
32
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, dated February 2, 2016††
 
 
 
101
 
The following financial statements are from Microsemi Corporation’s Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 3, 2016, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income; (iii) Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (iv) Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.†
 
 
 
 
Filed with this Report.
††
 
Furnished with this Report.

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Signatures

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsemi Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
By
 
/s/ John W. Hohener 
 
 
 
John W. Hohener
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer and duly authorized to sign on behalf of the Registrant)
 Dated: February 2, 2016

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit
Number
 
Description
2.1
 
Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of November 24, 2015, by and among PMC-Sierra, Inc., Microsemi Corporation and Lois Acquisition Corp. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on November 25, 2015).
 
 
 
3.1
 
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Microsemi Corporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (filed by Microsemi Corporation on February 10, 2011).
 
 
 
3.2
 
Fourth Amended & Restated Bylaws of Microsemi Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on December 3, 2015).
 
 
 
4.1
 
Indenture, dated as of January 15, 2016, among Microsemi Corporation, the guarantors named therein and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on January 19, 2016).
 
 
 
4.2
 
First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 15, 2016, among Microsemi Corporation, the guarantors named therein and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on January 19, 2016).
 
 
 
10.1
 
Commitment Letter, dated November 17, 2015, between Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Microsemi Corporation. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on November 25, 2015).
 
 
 
10.2
 
Joinder Agreement, dated November 5, 2015, by and among Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch and Microsemi Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on November 25, 2015).
 
 
 
10.3
 
Amendment No. 7 to Credit Ageement and Amendment to Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, dated as of December 18, 2015, by and among Microsmei Corporation, the incremental lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, issuing lender and swingline lender.
 
 
 
10.4
 
Credit Agreement, dated as of January 15, 2016, among Microsemi Corporation, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as administrative agent and collateral agent, the other agents party thereto and the lenders referred to therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Microsemi Corporation on January 19, 2016).
 
 
 
31.1
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, dated February 2, 2016†
 
 
 
31.2
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, dated February 2, 2016†
 
 
 
32
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, dated February 2, 2016††
 
 
 
101
 
The following financial statements are from Microsemi Corporation’s Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 3, 2016, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income; (iii) Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (iv) Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.†
 
 
 
 
Filed with this Report.
††
 
Furnished with this Report.


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