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Microchip Technology Announces Record Net Sales

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today reported results for the three months ended December 31, 2012 as summarized in the following table:

(in millions, except earnings per diluted share and percentages)       Three Months Ended December 31, 2012
       

GAAP1

   

% of Net
Sales

   

Non-
GAAP

   

% of Net
Sales

Net Sales       $ 416.0             $ 416.0      
Gross Margin       $ 200.4       48.2 %     $ 233.1     56.0 %
Operating Income       $ 17.4       4.2 %     $ 105.6     25.4 %
Other Expense       $ 7.7             $ 5.6      
Income Tax Provision (Benefit)         ($0.5 )           $ 15.5      
Net Income       $ 10.2       2.4 %     $ 84.5     20.3 %
Earnings per Diluted Share         5 cents               41 cents      

1 See the “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this release.

Consolidated GAAP net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were a record $416 million, up 8.5% sequentially from net sales of $383.3 million in the immediately preceding quarter, and up 26.4% from net sales of $329.2 million in the prior year’s third fiscal quarter. Consolidated GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $10.2 million, or five cents per diluted share, up from a GAAP net loss of $21.2 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, in the immediately preceding quarter, and down from GAAP net income of $77.5 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, in the prior year’s third fiscal quarter. The GAAP results were negatively impacted by the expenses associated with our acquisition activities as more fully described later in this release.

Consolidated non-GAAP net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were a record $416 million, up 2.0% sequentially from non-GAAP net sales of $407.8 million in the immediately preceding quarter, and up 26.4% from non-GAAP net sales of $329.2 million in the prior year’s third fiscal quarter. Consolidated non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $84.5 million, or 41 cents per diluted share, down 13.5% from non-GAAP net income of $97.7 million, or 48 cents per diluted share, in the immediately preceding quarter, and down 1.1% from non-GAAP net income of $85.4 million, or 42 cents per diluted share, in the prior year’s third fiscal quarter. For the third quarters of fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2012, our non-GAAP results exclude the effect of share-based compensation, expenses related to our acquisition activities (including intangible asset amortization, inventory valuation costs, restructuring costs, earn out adjustments and legal and other general and administrative expenses associated with acquisitions), and non-cash interest expense on our convertible debentures. A reconciliation of our non-GAAP and GAAP results is included in this press release.

Microchip also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 35.3 cents per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on March 7, 2013 to stockholders of record on February 21, 2013.

“We were pleased with our execution in the December quarter despite a very challenging macroeconomic environment,” said Steve Sanghi, President and CEO. “Our net sales, gross margin, operating expenses and earnings per share were all better than the mid-point of our guidance given on November 8, 2012.”

Mr. Sanghi added, “We achieved an all-time record in net sales of $416 million in the December quarter. Net sales of microcontroller products were up 1.8% sequentially at $266 million, while achieving record sales for 16-bit as well as 32-bit microcontrollers, thus exemplifying our continued strength in this market.”

“Our 16-bit microcontroller business was up 12.6% sequentially in the December quarter, achieving a new record for revenue,” said Ganesh Moorthy, Chief Operating Officer. “We continue to expand the breadth of the 16-bit solutions we are offering, and customers we are serving, as we continue to gain share in this market.”

Mr. Moorthy continued, “Our 32-bit microcontroller revenue was up 17.4% sequentially in the December quarter, also achieving a new record. We are continuing to win new designs and expanding into new applications to enable further growth in revenue and market share.”

Mr. Moorthy concluded, “Our analog revenue grew 7.7% sequentially in the December quarter to achieve a new record, and our analog business continues to perform exceptionally well. Analog revenue represented 22.4% of Microchip’s overall revenue in the December quarter, the highest proportion of our revenue ever.”

Eric Bjornholt, Microchip’s Chief Financial Officer, said, “We made good progress in reducing our inventory position in the December quarter. The actions that we implemented to reduce factory output in the December quarter are bringing inventory levels down and we expect to make further progress in the March quarter.”

Mr. Bjornholt added, “We had strong free cash flow generation in the December quarter at $123.2 million prior to our dividend payment of $68.7 million. We ended the quarter with $1.77 billion in cash and investments on the balance sheet.”

Mr. Sanghi concluded, “The March quarter has the seasonal effect of the Chinese New Year. However, we are starting to see exceptionally strong bookings and expedite activity in our business driven by solid demand and a robust design win pipeline. We believe the December quarter was the bottom of this cycle for Microchip, and we expect our total net sales in the March quarter to be up between one and four percent sequentially.”

Microchip’s Recent Highlights:

  • Microchip introduced the world’s first electrical-field-based 3D gesture controller, featuring its patented GestIC® technology, which enables the next dimension in intuitive, gesture-based, non-contact and mobile-friendly 3D user interfaces for a broad range of end products. The configurable MGC3130 3D gesture controller provides low-power, precise, fast and robust hand position tracking, along with free-space gesture recognition.
  • Continuing its string of recent innovations, Microchip launched the world’s first analog-based power management controller with an integrated MCU, for flexible, efficient power conversion. This followed announcements of a high-voltage analog buck PWM controller with integrated MOSFET drivers, and Microchip’s first family of high-speed, low figure-of-merit MOSFETs. Together, these new offerings represent a major expansion of Microchip’s mid-voltage controller and MOSFET portfolio, providing a host of industry-leading options to the designers of DC/DC power-conversion applications.
  • In the 32-bit microcontroller arena, Microchip boosted performance by 25%, on its low-cost, small-package PIC32 MX1/MX2 series. These feature-packed MCUs include I2S for audio applications, along with capacitive touch and USB OTG. To enable cost-effective multitouch displays, Microchip also introduced the PIC32 GUI Development Board with Projected-Capacitive Touch. This board demonstrates how the high-performance PIC32 eliminates the cost and complexity of an external graphics controller.
  • The Company also announced the expansion of its mTouch™ Sensing Solutions portfolio, with four turnkey controllers for multitouch projected-capacitive touchscreens and touchpads, proximity detection, and haptic touch feedback.
  • On the wireless front, Microchip launched the world’s first wireless-audio solution for iOS, Android™, Windows® 8 and Mac®—the new JukeBlox® 3.2 platform and software development kit. This platform expansion added seamless integration of cloud-based music services and simultaneous Wi-Fi® audio streaming to multiple home-audio products.
  • Microchip also introduced a Bluetooth® module for streaming audio. This pre-certified module builds on the portfolio’s data capabilities with added support for streaming music and voice, while maintaining low power consumption and a small form factor.
  • The Company’s industry-leading memory catalog continued its steady expansion, with three new SPI SuperFlash® memory devices that feature low power consumption and an extended operating-voltage range.
  • The industry continued to recognize Microchip’s technology leadership and innovation, in the form of prestigious annual awards from top publications. EDN Magazine named six of Microchip’s products to its 2012 Hot 100 list, across five categories. Included in that list was the brand-new GestIC® Technology, which was also selected by Electronic Design Magazine for their 2012 “Best of” awards, in the Digital category. The readers of ECN Magazine chose Microchip’s JukeBlox Wireless Audio Platform for a Readers Choice Tech Award, in the “Boards & Modules” category. Finally, Microchip’s 8-bit PIC® MCUs with Configurable Logic were named finalists by the editors of Design News Magazine, in their Golden Mousetrap Awards.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Outlook:

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

      Microchip Consolidated Guidance
       
GAAP
   

Non-GAAP
Adjustments

   
Non-GAAP1
                     
Net Sales       $420.2 to $432.7 million           $420.2 to $432.7 million
Gross Margin2       55.0% to 55.5%     $3.1 to $3.3 million     55.75% to 56.25%
Operating Expenses2       42.25% to 43.25%     $54.6 to $56.3 million     29.25% to 30.25%
Other Expense       $6.7 million     $2.1 million     $4.6 million
Income Tax Expense       $4.9 to $6.1 million     $3.8 to $3.9 million     $8.7 to $10.0 million
Net Income       $37.7 to $44.5 million     $56.1 to $57.7 million     $93.8 to $102.2 million

Diluted Common Shares Outstanding3

     

Approximately 209
million shares

   

Approximately 0.3
million shares

   

Approximately 208.7
million shares

Earnings per Diluted Share       18 to 21 cents     27 to 28 cents     45 to 49 cents

1

  See the “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this release.

2

Earnings per share have been calculated based on the diluted shares outstanding of Microchip on a consolidated basis.

3

See Footnote 2 under the “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this release.
  • Microchip’s inventory days at March 31, 2013 are expected to be about 123 to 129 days. Our inventory position enables us to continue to service our customers with very short lead times while allowing us to control future capital expenditures. Our actual inventory level will depend on the inventory that our distributors decide to hold to support their customers, overall demand for our products and our production levels.
  • Capital expenditures for the quarter ending March 31, 2013 are expected to be approximately $24 million. Capital expenditures for all of fiscal year 2013 are anticipated to be approximately $60 million. We are continuing to take actions to selectively invest in the equipment needed to support the expected growth of our new products and technologies.
  • We expect net cash generation during the March quarter of approximately $110 million to $130 million prior to the dividend payment and our acquisition-related activities.
  • Included in the GAAP and non-GAAP income tax expense guidance for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 is a $5.6 million favorable impact from the retroactive reinstatement of the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit.

1

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Our Non-GAAP adjustments, where applicable, include the effect of share-based compensation, expenses related to our acquisition activities (including intangible asset amortization, inventory valuation costs, restructuring costs, severance costs, earn-out adjustments and legal and other general and administrative expenses associated with acquisitions), losses on equity securities, legal settlements, and non-cash interest expense on our convertible debentures, the related income tax implications of these items and nonrecurring tax events.

 
We are required to estimate the cost of certain forms of share-based compensation, including employee stock options, restricted stock units and our employee stock purchase plan, and to record a commensurate expense in our income statement. Share-based compensation expense is a non-cash expense that varies in amount from period to period and is affected by the price of our stock at the date of grant. The price of our stock is affected by market forces that are difficult to predict and are not within the control of management. The value of our equity securities varies in amount from period to period and is affected by fluctuations in the market prices of such securities that we cannot predict and are not within the control of management. The non-GAAP adjustments related to the impact of our acquisitions, legal settlements, nonrecurring tax events and a portion of our interest expense related to our convertible debentures are either non-cash expenses or non-recurring expenses related to such transactions. Accordingly, management excludes all of these items from its internal operating forecasts and models.
 
We are using non-GAAP net sales, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross profit percentage, non-GAAP operating expenses in dollars and as a percentage of sales including non-GAAP research and development expenses and non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP other expense, net, non-GAAP income tax/tax rate, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share which exclude the items noted in the immediately preceding paragraph, as applicable, to permit additional analysis of our performance.
 
Management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors because they enhance the understanding of our historical financial performance and comparability between periods. Many of our investors have requested that we disclose this non-GAAP information because they believe it is useful in understanding our performance as it excludes non-cash and other charges that many investors feel may obscure our underlying operating results. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to manage and assess the profitability of its business. Specifically, we do not consider such items when developing and monitoring our budgets and spending. As described above, the economic substance behind our decision to exclude such items relates either to these charges being non-cash in nature, or to the one-time nature of the events, or in the case of distributor inventory acquired in an acquisition being recognized as net sales for non-GAAP purposes on sell-through to provide comparability between periods for the results of the acquired company, or in the case of our equity securities, because such item is difficult to predict and not within the control of management. Our determination of the above non-GAAP measures might not be the same as similarly titled measures used by other companies, and it should not be construed as a substitute for amounts determined in accordance with GAAP. There are limitations associated with using non-GAAP measures, including that they exclude financial information that some may consider important in evaluating our performance. Management compensates for this by presenting information on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for investors and providing reconciliations of the GAAP and non-GAAP results.
 

2

Diluted Common Shares Outstanding can vary for, among other things, the trading price of our common stock, the actual exercise of options or vesting of restricted stock units, the potential for incremental dilutive shares from our convertible debentures (additional information regarding our share count is available in the investor relations section of our website under the heading “Supplemental Financial Information”), and the repurchase or the issuance of stock. The diluted common shares outstanding presented in the guidance table above assumes an average Microchip stock price in the March 2013 quarter of $35 per share (however, we make no prediction as to what our actual share price will be for such period or any other period and we cannot estimate what our stock option exercise activity will be during the quarter).

 

3

Generally, gross margin fluctuates over time, driven primarily by the mix of microcontrollers, analog products and memory products sold and licensing revenue; variances in manufacturing yields; fixed cost absorption; wafer fab loading levels; inventory reserves; pricing pressures in our non-proprietary product lines; and competitive and economic conditions. Operating expenses fluctuate over time, primarily due to net sales and profit levels.

 
                   
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2012 2011 2012 2011
Net sales $ 416,047 $ 329,156 $ 1,151,479 $ 1,044,265
Cost of sales   215,619     143,668     552,059     440,617  
Gross profit 200,428 185,488 599,420 603,648
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development 71,377 44,256 184,285 134,937
Selling, general and administrative 69,368 51,087 196,727 158,603
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 39,711 2,678 71,615 8,161
Special charges (income)   2,559     (660 )   24,953     (660 )
  183,015     97,361     477,580     301,041  
 
Operating income 17,413 88,127 121,840 302,607
(Losses) gains on equity method investments (229 ) 14 (382 ) (60 )
Other expense, net   (7,492 )   (4,464 )   (18,783 )   (14,774 )
 
Income before income taxes 9,692 83,677 102,675 287,773
Income tax (benefit) provision   (481 )   6,188     34,976     31,704  
 
Net income $ 10,173   $ 77,489   $ 67,699   $ 256,069  
 
Basic net income per common share $ 0.05   $ 0.40   $ 0.35   $ 1.34  
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.05   $ 0.38   $ 0.33   $ 1.26  
 
Basic common shares outstanding   194,958     191,640     194,157     190,854  
Diluted common shares outstanding   204,405     203,291     204,553     202,686  
 
 
 
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

           
 
ASSETS
 
December 31, March 31,
2012 2012
(Unaudited)
Cash and short-term investments $ 1,622,303 $ 1,459,009
Accounts receivable, net 177,502 170,201
Inventories 261,594 217,278
Other current assets   235,184   169,373
Total current assets 2,296,583 2,015,861
 
Property, plant & equipment, net 522,737 516,611
Long-term investments 149,662 328,586
Other assets   874,542   222,718
 
Total assets $ 3,843,524 $ 3,083,776
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 173,668 $ 139,164
Deferred income on shipments to distributors   122,611   108,709
Total current liabilities 296,279 247,873
 
Long-term line of credit 610,000 -
Convertible debentures 361,409 355,050
Long-term income tax payable 181,418 70,490
Deferred tax liability 445,492 411,368
Other long-term liabilities 21,840 8,322
 
Stockholders’ equity   1,927,086   1,990,673
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 3,843,524 $ 3,083,776
 
 
 
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(in thousands except per share amounts and percentages)
(Unaudited)
                   
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET SALES TO NON-GAAP NET SALES
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Net sales, as reported $ 416,047 $ 329,156 $ 1,151,479 $ 1,044,265
Distributor revenue recognition adjustment   -     -     24,748     -  
Non-GAAP net sales $ 416,047   $ 329,156   $ 1,176,227   $ 1,044,265  
 
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP GROSS PROFIT TO NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Gross profit, as reported $ 200,428 $ 185,488 $ 599,420 $ 603,648
Distributor revenue recognition adjustment - - 15,868 -
Share-based compensation expense 1,834 1,369 5,758 4,376

Acquisition-related acquired inventory valuation and other costs

  30,808     -     54,958     -  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 233,070   $ 186,857   $ 676,004   $ 608,024  
Non-GAAP gross profit percentage

56.0

%

56.8

%

57.5

%

58.2

%

 
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Research and development expenses, as reported $ 71,377 $ 44,256 $ 184,285 $ 134,937
Share-based compensation expense

(6,172

)

(3,851

)

(16,562

)

(10,820

)

Acquisition-related costs   -     -    

(17

)

  -  
Non-GAAP research and development expenses $ 65,205   $ 40,405   $ 167,706   $ 124,117  

Non-GAAP research and development expenses as a percentage of net sales

15.7

%

12.3

%

14.3

%

11.9

%

 
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Selling, general and administrative expenses, as reported $ 69,368 $ 51,087 $ 196,727 $ 158,603
Share-based compensation expense

(6,114

)

(4,742

)

(22,339

)

(13,274

)

Acquisition-related costs  

(1,035

)

 

(241

)

 

(6,054

)

 

(863

)

Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses $ 62,219   $ 46,104   $ 168,334   $ 144,466  

Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales

15.0

%

14.0

%

14.3

%

13.8

%

 
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP OPERATING INCOME TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Operating income, as reported $ 17,413 $ 88,127 $ 121,840 $ 302,607
Distributor revenue recognition adjustment - - 15,868 -
Share-based compensation expense 14,120 9,962 44,659 28,470

Acquisition-related acquired inventory valuation and other costs

31,843 241 61,029 863
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 39,711 2,678 71,615 8,161
Special charges (income)   2,559    

(660

)

  24,953    

(660

)

Non-GAAP operating income $ 105,646   $ 100,348   $ 339,964   $ 339,441  
Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of net sales

25.4

%

30.5

%

28.9

%

32.5

%

 
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP OTHER EXPENSE, NET TO NON-GAAP OTHER EXPENSE, NET
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Other expense, net, as reported

$

(7,492

)

$

(4,464

)

$

(18,783

)

$

(14,774

)

Convertible debt non-cash interest expense 2,089 1,909 6,106 5,580
Losses on equity securities   -     -     -     1,878  
Non-GAAP other expense, net

$

(5,403

)

$

(2,555

)

$

(12,677

)

$

(7,316

)

Non-GAAP other expense, net, as a percentage of net sales

-1.3

%

-0.8

%

-1.1

%

-0.7

%

 
 

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP INCOME TAX (BENEFIT) PROVISION TO NON-GAAP INCOME TAX PROVISION

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Income tax (benefit) provision, as reported

$

(481

)

$ 6,188 $ 34,976 $ 31,704
Income tax rate, as reported

-5.0

%

7.4

%

34.1

%

11.0

%

Distributor revenue recognition adjustment - - 3,404 -
Share-based compensation expense 2,755 1,261 7,496 3,655

Acquisition-related acquired inventory valuation costs, intangible asset amortization and other costs

7,416 143 12,803 464
Special charges 1,367 - 12,843 -
Convertible debt non-cash interest expense 784 716 2,291 2,093
Non-recurring tax event 3,645 4,075

(26,071

)

4,075
Losses on equity securities   -     -     -     704  
Non-GAAP income tax provision $ 15,486   $ 12,383   $ 47,742   $ 42,695  
Non-GAAP income tax rate

15.5

%

12.7

%

14.6

%

12.9

%

 
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME AND GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME AND NON-GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Net income, as reported $ 10,173 $ 77,489 $ 67,699 $ 256,069
Distributor revenue recognition adjustment, net of tax effect - - 12,464 -
Share-based compensation expense, net of tax effect 11,365 8,701 37,163 24,815

Acquisition-related acquired inventory valuation costs, intangible asset amortization and other costs, net of tax effect

64,138 2,776 119,841 8,560
Special charges (income), net of tax effect 1,192

(660

)

12,110

(660

)

Convertible debt non-cash interest expense, net of tax effect 1,305 1,193 3,815 3,487
Non-recurring tax events

(3,645

)

(4,075

)

26,071

(4,075

)

Losses on equity securities, net of tax effect   -     -     -     1,174  
Non-GAAP net income $ 84,528   $ 85,424   $ 279,163   $ 289,370  
Non-GAAP net income as a percentage of net sales

20.3

%

26.0

%

23.7

%

27.7

%

 
Diluted net income per share, as reported $ 0.05   $ 0.38   $ 0.33   $ 1.26  
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.41   $ 0.42   $ 1.37   $ 1.43  
Diluted common shares outstanding, non-GAAP   204,123     202,749     204,231     202,090  
 

Microchip will host a conference call today, February 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss this release. This call will be simulcast over the Internet at www.microchip.com. The webcast will be available for replay until February 14, 2013.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available at approximately 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) February 7, 2013 and will remain available until 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 14, 2013. Interested parties may listen to the replay by dialing 719-457-0820 and entering access code 4879987.

Cautionary Statement:

The statements in this release relating to continued strength in our 16- and 32-bit microcontroller market, continuing to expand the breadth of our 16-bit solutions and customers that we are serving, continuing to gain share in the 16-bit market, continuing to win new 32-bit designs, expanding into new applications and enabling further revenue and market share growth in our 32-bit business, our analog business continuing to perform exceptionally well, bringing inventory levels down and expecting to make further progress in the March quarter, exceptionally strong bookings and expedite activity in our business, solid demand and robust design win pipeline, our expectation that the December quarter marked the bottom of this cycle for Microchip, expecting total net sales in the March 2013 quarter to be up between one and four percent sequentially, our fourth quarter fiscal 2013 guidance (GAAP and Non-GAAP as applicable) including net sales, gross margin, operating expenses, other expense, income tax expense, net income, diluted common shares outstanding, earnings per diluted share, inventory days, capital expenditures for the March quarter and for fiscal 2013, inventory position enabling us to service our customers with very short lead times while allowing us to control future capital expenditures, expected growth of our new products and technologies, net cash generation and assumed average stock price in the March 2013 quarter are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: the continued economic uncertainty or any unexpected fluctuations or further weakness in the U.S. and global economies, changes in demand or market acceptance of our products and the products of our customers; the mix of inventory we hold and our ability to satisfy short-term orders from our inventory; changes in utilization of our manufacturing capacity and our ability to effectively manage our production levels; competitive developments including pricing pressures; the level of orders that are received and can be shipped in a quarter; the level of sell-through of our products through distribution; changes or fluctuations in customer order patterns and seasonality; foreign currency effects on our business; our ability to continue to realize the expected benefits of our SMSC acquisition; the impact of any other significant acquisitions that we may make; costs and outcome of any current or future tax audit or any litigation involving intellectual property, customers or other issues; our actual average stock price in the March 2013 quarter and the impact such price will have on our share count; disruptions in our business or the businesses of our customers or suppliers due to natural disasters (including any floods in Thailand), terrorist activity, armed conflict, war, worldwide oil prices and supply, public health concerns or disruptions in the transportation system; and general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally.

For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to Microchip's filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. You can obtain copies of Forms 10-K and 10-Q and other relevant documents for free at Microchip’s website (www.microchip.com) or the SEC's website (www.sec.gov) or from commercial document retrieval services.

Stockholders of Microchip are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. Microchip does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this February 7, 2013 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About Microchip:

Microchip Technology Incorporated is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.

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14th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured three content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, and DevOps led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the IT ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore’s Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of chips, a critical consequence of this is rapid depreciation of servers. The hardware for clustered systems (e.g., Hadoop, OpenStack) tends to be significant capital expenses. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mason Katz, CTO and co-founder of StackIQ, to discuss how infrastructure teams should be aware of the capitalization and depreciation model of these expenses to fully understand when and where automation is critical.
Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects – scalability and performance. While applying cloud computing environments to the EHR systems, a special consideration needs to be given to the cloud enablement of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), i.e., the largest single medical system in the United States.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g., OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services. Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions, at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 10...
Most of today’s hardware manufacturers are building servers with at least one SATA Port, but not every systems engineer utilizes them. This is considered a loss in the game of maximizing potential storage space in a fixed unit. The SATADOM Series was created by Innodisk as a high-performance, small form factor boot drive with low power consumption to be plugged into the unused SATA port on your server board as an alternative to hard drive or USB boot-up. Built for 1U systems, this powerful device is smaller than a one dollar coin, and frees up otherwise dead space on your motherboard. To meet the requirements of tomorrow’s cloud hardware, Innodisk invested internal R&D resources to develop our SATA III series of products. The SATA III SATADOM boasts 500/180MBs R/W Speeds respectively, or double R/W Speed of SATA II products.
As more applications and services move "to the cloud" (public or on-premise) cloud environments are increasingly adopting and building out traditional enterprise features. This in turn is enabling and encouraging cloud adoption from enterprise users. In many ways the definition is blurring as features like continuous operation, geo-distribution or on-demand capacity become the norm. NuoDB is involved in both building enterprise software and using enterprise cloud capabilities. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Proctor, CTO at NuoDB, Inc., will discuss the experiences from building, deploying and using enterprise services and suggest some ways to approach moving enterprise applications into a cloud model.
Until recently, many organizations required specialized departments to perform mapping and geospatial analysis, and they used Esri on-premise solutions for that work. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dave Peters, author of the Esri Press book Building a GIS, System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, will discuss how Esri has successfully included the cloud as a fully integrated SaaS expansion of the ArcGIS mapping platform. Organizations that have incorporated Esri cloud-based applications and content within their business models are reaping huge benefits by directly leveraging cloud-based mapping and analysis capabilities within their existing enterprise investments. The ArcGIS mapping platform includes cloud-based content management and information resources to more widely, efficiently, and affordably deliver real-time actionable information and analysis capabilities to your organization.
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mac Devine, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, will discuss bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover.
Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization’s assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Derek Tumulak, Vice President of Product Management at Vormetric, will discuss how to address data security in cloud and Big Data environments so that your organization isn’t next week’s data breach headline.
The cloud is everywhere and growing, and with it SaaS has become an accepted means for software delivery. SaaS is more than just a technology, it is a thriving business model estimated to be worth around $53 billion dollars by 2015, according to IDC. The question is – how do you build and scale a profitable SaaS business model? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jason Cumberland, Vice President, SaaS Solutions at Dimension Data, will give the audience an understanding of common mistakes businesses make when transitioning to SaaS; how to avoid them; and how to build a profitable and scalable SaaS business.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia, the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Solgenia is the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions. Designed to “Bridge the Gap” between personal and professional social, mobile and cloud user experiences, our solutions help large and medium-sized organizations dramatically improve productivity, reduce collaboration costs, and increase the overall enterprise value by bringing collaboration and infrastructure solutions to the cloud.
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, will explore the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations.
Enterprises require the performance, agility and on-demand access of the public cloud, and the management, security and compatibility of the private cloud. The solution? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist(global role) for VMware, will explore how to unlock the power of the hybrid cloud and the steps to get there. He'll discuss the challenges that conventional approaches to both public and private cloud computing, and outline the tough decisions that must be made to accelerate the journey to the hybrid cloud. As part of the transition, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service model will enable enterprise IT to build services beyond their data center while owning what gets moved, when to move it, and for how long. IT can then move forward on what matters most to the organization that it supports – availability, agility and efficiency.
Every healthy ecosystem is diverse. This is especially true in cloud ecosystems, where portability and interoperability are more important than old enterprise models of proprietary ownership. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Baker, Server Product Manager at Canonical/Ubuntu, will discuss how single vendors used to take the lead in creating and delivering technology, but in a cloud economy, where users want tools of their preference, when and where they need them, it makes no sense.