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AMD Reports 2014 First Quarter Results

Companies mentioned in this article: Advanced Micro Devices

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD)

Q1 2014 Results

  • Revenue of $1.40 billion, decreased 12 percent sequentially and increased 28 percent year-over-year
  • Gross margin of 35 percent
  • Operating income of $49 million and non-GAAP(1) operating income of $66 million
  • Net loss of $20 million, loss per share of $0.03 and non-GAAP(1) net income of $12 million, earnings per share of $0.02

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2014 of $1.40 billion, operating income of $49 million and net loss of $20 million, or $0.03 per share. The company reported non-GAAP operating income of $66 million and non-GAAP net income of $12 million, or $0.02 per share.

"AMD continued our momentum by building on the solid foundation we set in the second half of 2013, further transforming the company," said Rory Read, AMD president and CEO. "Backed by our powerful x86 processor cores and hands-down best graphics experiences, we achieved 28 percent revenue growth from the year-ago quarter. We are well positioned to continue to grow profitably as we diversify our business and enable our customers to drive change and win."


                           GAAP Financial Results

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                                    Q1-14          Q4-13          Q1-13
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Revenue                             $1.40B         $1.59B         $1.09B
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Operating income (loss)              $49M          $135M          $(98)M
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Net income (loss) / Earnings
(loss) per share                $(20)M/$(0.03)   $89M/$0.12  $(146)M/$(0.19)
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                       Non-GAAP Financial Results (1)

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                                    Q1-14          Q4-13          Q1-13
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Revenue                             $1.40B         $1.59B         $1.09B
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Operating income (loss)              $66M           $91M          $(46)M
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Net income (loss) / Earnings
(loss) per share                  $12M/$0.02     $45M/$0.06   $(94)M/$(0.13)
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Quarterly Financial Summary

  • Gross margin was 35 percent in Q1 2014.
    • Gross margin was flat sequentially.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, including long-term marketable securities, were $982 million at the end of the quarter, close to the optimal balance of $1 billion and well above the target minimum of $600 million.
    • In Q1 2014, AMD made the final $200 million cash payment to GLOBALFOUNDRIES related to the reduction of the "take or pay" wafer obligation commitments for 2012.
  • Total debt, long-term and short-term, at the end of the quarter was $2.14 billion, up from $2.06 billion in Q4 2013.
    • During Q1 2014, AMD focused on re-profiling its near-term debt maturities. The company issued $600 million in aggregate principal value of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2019, utilizing proceeds to repurchase approximately $423 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 and approximately $48 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.125% Senior Notes due 2017 during the quarter.
    • Additionally, AMD repurchased approximately $64 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 in the open market utilizing cash balances in Q1 2014.
  • Computing Solutions segment revenue decreased 8 percent sequentially and 12 percent year-over-year. The sequential and year-over-year declines were due to decreased client unit shipments.
    • Operating loss was $3 million, an improvement from an operating loss of $7 million in Q4 2013 and $39 million in Q1 2013 driven by lower operating expenses.
    • Microprocessor average selling price (ASP) was flat sequentially and decreased slightly year-over-year.
  • Graphics and Visual Solutions segment revenue decreased 15 percent sequentially and increased 118 percent year-over-year driven largely by semi-custom SoCs. GPU revenue increased sequentially and year-over-year due to strong demand for the AMD Radeon™ R7 and R9 family of products.
    • Operating income was $91 million compared with $121 million in Q4 2013 and $16 million in Q1 2013. The sequential decline was primarily due to decreased revenue from semi-custom SoCs while the year-over-year increase was driven by higher sales of semi-custom SoCs.
    • GPU ASP increased sequentially and year-over-year driven by the Radeon™ R7 and R9 family of products.

Recent Highlights

  • Industry veterans Nora Denzel and Mike Inglis were appointed to AMD's board of directors, each bringing a diverse set of management, technology, sales and marketing expertise.
  • AMD announced an amendment to the Wafer Supply Agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES that established fixed pricing and other terms which apply to products AMD will purchase in 2014. AMD expects to purchase approximately $1.2 billion of wafers from GLOBALFOUNDRIES in 2014, in line with the company's current market expectations.
  • AMD expanded its latest industry-leading family of graphics chips with the introduction of the AMD Radeon™ R7 250X, R7 265 and R9 280 for mainstream users and the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, the world's fastest and most powerful graphics card powered by two AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs on a single card.
  • AMD launched the AMD FirePro™ W9100 professional graphics card for next-generation workstations, delivering an industry-first 16GB DDR5 memory, more than 2 TFLOPS of double precision compute performance and 4K support on up to six displays.
  • AMD's momentum as the hardware development platform of choice for the gaming community continued in the quarter.
    • The Mantle graphics API, designed to alleviate software inefficiencies that have historically stifled PC gaming performance and take advantage of AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture to deliver console-like experiences, continues to see strong developer adoption. Since being announced late last year, support has been announced from seven developers spanning four game engines and more than 20 titles. New additions include developer Crytek and the eagerly anticipated title "Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™."
    • Rebellion Developments, Square Enix® and Xaviant are the latest developers to join the AMD Gaming Evolved program and will optimize their future PC games to make them look and run better on AMD hardware.
  • AMD announced support for Microsoft® DirectX® 12, a new version of the graphics API, on all AMD Radeon™ GPUs that feature the GCN architecture.
  • AMD announced further details of the AMD Opteron™ A1100 Series, the first 64-bit ARM-based server CPU at 28 nanometer. The company also displayed a comprehensive development platform which includes an evaluation board and a comprehensive software suite to enable a robust 64-bit software ecosystem for ARM-based server designs in advance of general availability planned for later this year. AMD also announced it would contribute a new micro-server design using the AMD Opteron A-Series to the Open Compute Project.
  • AMD announced global availability of its new AM1 platform, bringing an unprecedented level of graphics and compute capabilities to the mainstream market at very attractive price-points. The socketed quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD Athlon™ and AMD Sempron™ APUs are based on award-winning GCN architecture and "Jaguar" CPU core.
  • AMD made a strong showing at Mobile World Congress with the debut of the company's 2014 Mobile APU line-up. AMD also earned a "Best of Mobile World Congress 2014" award for the "Nano PC" design concept, a full-feature Windows 8 PC reference design the size of a smart phone.
  • AMD and Adobe announced numerous performance optimizations for video-based applications in Adobe® Creative Cloud™ on AMD's discrete GPUs and APUs. The work by both companies builds on the already impressive optimizations for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe SpeedGrade™ CC, and Adobe Media Encoder CC, made in recent months.
  • AMD continued to expand its immersive graphics, bringing 3D and 4K graphics to embedded gaming machines, digital signage, medical imaging, commercial aerospace, conventional military and other embedded applications with the introduction of the AMD Embedded Radeon™ E8860 GPU.

Current Outlook

AMD's outlook statements are based on current expectations. The following statements are forward-looking, and actual results could differ materially depending on market conditions and the factors set forth under "Cautionary Statement" below.

For the second quarter of 2014, AMD expects revenue to increase 3 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, sequentially.

For additional details regarding AMD's results and outlook please see the CFO commentary posted at quarterlyearnings.amd.com.

AMD Teleconference

AMD will hold a conference call for the financial community at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) today to discuss its first quarter financial results. AMD will provide a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its web site at www.amd.com. The webcast will be available for 12 months after the conference call.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss)(1)


Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating
 Income (Loss)
                                            --------------------------------
(Millions)                                       Q1-14      Q4-13      Q1-13
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GAAP operating income (loss)                $       49 $      135 $     (98)
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  Workforce rebalancing severance charges           14          -          -
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  Amortization of acquired intangible assets         3          4          5
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  Restructuring and other special charges,
   net                                               -          -         47
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  Legal settlements, net                             -       (48)          -
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Non-GAAP operating income (loss)            $       66 $       91 $     (46)
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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)


Reconciliation of GAAP to
 Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)
                             -----------------------------------------------
(Millions except per share
 amounts)                         Q1-14           Q4-13           Q1-13
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GAAP net income (loss) /
 Earnings (loss) per share   $  (20) $(0.03) $    89 $  0.12 $ (146) $(0.19)
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  Workforce rebalancing
   severance charges              14    0.02       -       -       -       -
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  Loss on debt redemption         15    0.02       -       -       -       -
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  Amortization of acquired
   intangible assets               3    0.00       4       -       5    0.01
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  Restructuring and other
   special charges, net            -       -       -       -      47    0.06
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  Legal settlements, net           -       -    (48)  (0.06)       -       -
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Non-GAAP net income (loss) /
 Earnings (loss) per share   $    12 $  0.02 $    45 $  0.06 $  (94) $(0.13)
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About AMD
AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

Cautionary Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements concerning AMD, its ability to grow profitably; its ability to diversify its business; its targeted and optimal cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, including long-term marketable securities, balances; its expected 2014 payments to GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF); and its expected second quarter of 2014 revenue; which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "believes, "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "intends," "pro forma," "estimates," "anticipates," "plans," "projects," "would" and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Risks include the possibility that Intel Corporation's pricing, marketing and rebating programs, product bundling, standard setting, new product introductions or other activities may negatively impact AMD's plans, that AMD will require additional funding and may be unable to raise sufficient capital on favorable terms, or at all; that customers stop buying AMD's products or materially reduce their operations or demand for AMD's products; that AMD may be unable to develop, launch and ramp new products and technologies in the volumes that are required by the market at mature yields on a timely basis; that AMD's third-party foundry suppliers will be unable to transition AMD's products to advanced manufacturing process technologies in a timely and effective way or to manufacture AMD's products on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive process technologies; that AMD will be unable to obtain sufficient manufacturing capacity or components to meet demand for its products or will not fully utilize its projected manufacturing capacity needs at GF microprocessor manufacturing facilities; that AMD's requirements for wafers will be less than the fixed number of wafers that it agreed to purchase from GF or GF encounters problems that significantly reduce the number of functional die it receives from each wafer; that AMD is unable to successfully implement its long-term business strategy; that AMD inaccurately estimates the quantity or type of products that its customers will want in the future or will ultimately end up purchasing, resulting in excess or obsolete inventory; that AMD is unable to manage the risks related to the use of its third-party distributors and add-in-board (AIB) partners or offer the appropriate incentives to focus them on the sale of AMD's products; that AMD may be unable to maintain the level of investment in research and development that is required to remain competitive; that there may be unexpected variations in market growth and demand for AMD's products and technologies in light of the product mix that it may have available at any particular time; that global business and economic conditions will not improve or worsen; that PC market conditions, will not improve or will worsen; that demand for computers will be lower than currently expected; and the effect of political or economic instability, domestically or internationally, on AMD's sales or supply chain. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2013.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, AMD Radeon and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and used to identify companies and products and may be trademarks of their respective owner.

(1) In this release, in addition to GAAP financial results, AMD has provided
    non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating income (loss),
    non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share. These
    non-GAAP financial measures reflect certain adjustments as presented in
    the data tables in this press release. AMD also provided Adjusted EBITDA
    and non-GAAP free cash flow as supplemental measures of its performance.
    These items are defined in the footnotes to the selected data tables
    provided at the end of this release. AMD is providing these financial
    measures because it believes this non-GAAP presentation makes it easier
    for investors to compare its operating results for current and
    historical periods and also because AMD believes it assists investors in
    comparing AMD's performance across reporting periods on a consistent
    basis by excluding items that it does not believe are indicative of its
    core operating performance and for the other reasons described in the
    footnotes to the selected data tables. Refer to the data tables at the
    end of this release for additional AMD data.

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Millions except per share amounts and percentages)

                                                 Quarter Ended
                                    ---------------------------------------
                                     March 29,      Dec 28,       Mar. 30,
                                        2014          2013          2013

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Net revenue                         $     1,397   $     1,589   $     1,088

Cost of sales                               910         1,036           643

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Gross margin                                487           553           445

Gross margin %                               35%           35%           41%

Research and development                    279           293           312

Marketing, general and
 administrative                             156           169           179

Amortization of acquired
 intangible assets                            3             4             5

Restructuring and other special
 charges, net                                 -             -            47

Legal settlements, net                        -           (48)            -

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Operating income (loss)                      49           135           (98)

Interest income                               1             1             1
Interest expense                            (47)          (44)          (44)
Other expense, net                          (21)           (2)           (3)

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Income (loss) before income taxes           (18)           90          (144)

Provision for income taxes                    2             1             2

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Net income (loss)                   $       (20)  $        89   $      (146)


Net income (loss) per share

  Basic                             $     (0.03)  $      0.12   $     (0.19)

  Diluted                           $     (0.03)  $      0.12   $     (0.19)

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Shares used in per share
 calculation

  Basic                                     761           759           749

  Diluted                                   761           766           749

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------



ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Millions)

                                                 Quarter Ended
                                    ---------------------------------------
                                     March 29,      Dec 28,       Mar. 30,
                                        2014          2013          2013

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Total comprehensive income (loss)   $       (21)  $        89   $      (147)

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------



ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Millions)

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------
                                     March 29,      Dec 28,       Mar. 30,
                                        2014          2013          2013

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Assets

Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents         $       554   $       869   $       441
  Marketable securities                     348           228           562
  Accounts receivable, net                  840           832           645
  Inventories, net                          869           884           613
  Prepaid expenses and other
   current assets                            79            71            77

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

      Total current assets                2,690         2,884         2,338

Long-term marketable securities              80            90           180
Property, plant and equipment, net          337           346           411
Acquisition related intangible
 assets, net                                 75            78            92
Goodwill                                    553           553           553
Other assets                                373           386           223
                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Total Assets                        $     4,108   $     4,337   $     3,797
                                    ===========   ===========   ===========

Liabilities and Stockholders'
 Equity

Current liabilities:
  Short-term debt                   $        60   $        60   $         5
  Accounts payable                          483           519           301
  Payable to GLOBALFOUNDRIES                213           364           379
  Accrued and other current
   liabilities                              482           530           504
  Deferred income on shipments to
   distributors                             146           145           132

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

      Total current liabilities           1,384         1,618         1,321

Long-term debt                            2,078         1,998         2,039
Other long-term liabilities                 135           177            22

Stockholders' equity:
  Capital stock:
    Common stock, par value                   8             7             7
    Additional paid-in capital            6,883         6,894         6,827
    Treasury stock, at cost                (114)         (112)         (109)
  Accumulated deficit                    (6,263)       (6,243)       (6,306)
  Accumulated other comprehensive
   loss                                      (3)           (2)           (4)

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

      Total stockholders' equity            511           544           415

                                    -----------   -----------   -----------

Total Liabilities and
 Stockholders' Equity               $     4,108   $     4,337   $     3,797
                                    ===========   ===========   ===========



ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(Millions)
                                                              Quarter Ended
                                                             --------------
                                                                March 29,
                                                                  2014

                                                             --------------

Cash flows from operating activities:
  Net loss                                                   $          (20)
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in
   operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization                                        53
    Employee stock-based compensation expense                            23
    Non-cash interest expense                                             6
    Loss on debt redemption                                              15
    Other                                                                (4)
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    Accounts receivable                                                  (8)
    Inventories                                                          14
    Prepaid expenses and other assets                                    (8)
    Payable to GLOBALFOUNDRIES                                         (151)
    Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other                    (124)
                                                             --------------
Net cash used in operating activities                        $         (204)
                                                             --------------

Cash flows from investing activities:
  Purchases of property, plant and equipment                            (21)
  Purchases of available-for-sale securities                           (310)
  Proceeds from sale and maturity of available-for-sale
   securities                                                           200
                                                             --------------
Net cash used in investing activities                        $         (131)
                                                             --------------

Cash flows from financing activities:
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock                                  1
  Proceeds from borrowings, net                                         589
  Repayments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations           (569)
  Other                                                                  (1)
                                                             --------------
Net cash provided by financing activities                    $           20
                                                             --------------
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents                              (315)
                                                             --------------
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period             $          869
                                                             --------------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                   $          554
                                                             --------------



ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
SELECTED CORPORATE DATA
(Millions except headcount)

                                                  Quarter Ended
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                                      March 29,      Dec 28,      Mar. 30,
Segment and Category Information        2014          2013          2013

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  Computing Solutions (1)
    Net revenue                     $       663   $       722   $       751
    Operating loss                  $        (3)  $        (7)  $       (39)

  Graphics and Visual Solutions
   (2)
    Net revenue                             734           865           337
    Operating income                         91           121            16

  All Other (3)
    Net revenue                               -             2             -
    Operating income (loss)                 (39)           21           (75)

  Total
    Net revenue                     $     1,397   $     1,589   $     1,088
    Operating income (loss)         $        49   $       135   $       (98)

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Other Data

  Depreciation and amortization,
   excluding amortization of
   acquired intangible assets       $        50   $        50   $        62
  Capital additions                 $        21   $        21   $        20
  Adjusted EBITDA (4)               $       139   $       165   $        40
  Cash, cash equivalents and
   marketable securities,
   including long-term marketable
   securities                       $       982   $     1,187   $     1,183
  Non-GAAP free cash flow (5)       $      (225)  $         0   $      (175)
  Total assets                      $     4,108   $     4,337   $     3,797
  Total debt                        $     2,138   $     2,058   $     2,044
  Headcount                              10,397        10,671         9,844

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  (1)  Computing Solutions segment primarily includes x86 microprocessors,
       as standalone devices or as incorporated as an accelerated processing
       unit (APU), chipsets, embedded processors and dense servers.

  (2)  Graphics and Visual Solutions segment primarily includes graphics
       processing units (GPU), including professional graphics, semi-custom
       System-on-Chip (SOC) products, development services and technology
       for game consoles.

  (3)  All Other category primarily includes certain expenses and credits
       that are not allocated to any of the operating segments. Also
       included in this category are amortization of acquired intangible
       assets and employee stock-based compensation expense. In addition,
       the Company also included the following adjustments for the indicated
       periods: for the first quarter of 2014, the Company included
       workforce rebalancing severance charges; for the fourth quarter of
       2013, the Company included net legal settlements; and for the first
       quarter of 2013, the Company included net restructuring and other
       special charges. The Company also reports the results of former
       businesses in the All Other category because the operating results
       were not material.

  (4)  Reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA*

                                                 Quarter Ended
                                    ---------------------------------------
                                     March 29,      Dec 28,       Mar. 30,
                                        2014          2013          2013
                                    -----------   -----------   -----------
       GAAP operating income
        (loss)                      $        49   $       135   $       (98)
         Workforce rebalancing
          severance charges                  14             -             -
         Legal settlements, net               -           (48)            -
         Depreciation and
          amortization                       50            50            62
         Employee stock-based
          compensation expense               23            24            24
         Amortization of acquired
          intangible assets                   3             4             5
         Restructuring and other
          special charges, net                -             -            47
                                    -----------   -----------   -----------
       Adjusted EBITDA              $       139   $       165   $        40
                                    ===========   ===========   ===========


  (5)  Non-GAAP free cash flow reconciliation**
                                                 Quarter Ended
                                    ---------------------------------------
                                     March 29,      Dec 28,       Mar. 30,
                                        2014          2013          2013
                                    -----------   -----------   -----------
       GAAP net cash provided by
        (used in) operating
        activities                  $      (204)  $        21   $      (155)
         Purchases of property,
          plant and equipment               (21)          (21)          (20)
                                    -----------   -----------   -----------
       Non-GAAP free cash flow      $      (225)  $         0   $      (175)
                                    ===========   ===========   ===========


       * The Company presents Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of
        its performance. Adjusted EBITDA for the Company is determined by
        adjusting operating income (loss) for depreciation and amortization,
        employee stock-based compensation expense and amortization of
        acquired intangible assets. In addition, the Company also included
        the following adjustments for the indicated periods: for the first
        quarter of 2014, the Company included an adjustment for workforce
        rebalancing severance charges; for the fourth quarter of 2013, the
        Company included an adjustment for net legal settlements; and for
        the first quarter of 2013, the Company included net restructuring
        and other special charges. The Company calculates and communicates
        Adjusted EBITDA in the financial earnings press release because the
        Company's management believes it is of importance to investors and
        lenders in relation to its overall capital structure and its ability
        to borrow additional funds. In addition, the Company presents
        Adjusted EBITDA because it believes this measure assists investors
        in comparing its performance across reporting periods on a
        consistent basis by excluding items that the Company does not
        believe are indicative of its core operating performance. The
        Company's calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may or may not be
        consistent with the calculation of this measure by other companies
        in the same industry. Investors should not view Adjusted EBITDA as
        an alternative to the GAAP operating measure of operating income
        (loss) or GAAP liquidity measures of cash flows from operating,
        investing and financing activities. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA
        does not take into account changes in certain assets and liabilities
        as well as interest and income taxes that can affect cash flows.

       ** The Company also presents non-GAAP free cash flow in the earnings
        press release as a supplemental measure of its performance. Non-GAAP
        free cash flow is determined by adjusting GAAP net cash provided by
        (used in) operating activities for capital expenditures. The Company
        calculates and communicates non-GAAP free cash flow in the earnings
        press release because the Company's management believes it is of
        importance to investors to understand the nature of these cash
        flows. The Company's calculation of non-GAAP free cash flow may or
        may not be consistent with the calculation of this measure by other
        companies in the same industry. Investors should not view non-GAAP
        free cash flow as an alternative to GAAP liquidity measures of cash
        flows from operating activities. The Company has provided
        reconciliations within the press earnings release and financial
        tables of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly
        comparable GAAP financial measures.

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