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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
 
 
Form 10-K
 
     
(Mark One)    
þ
  ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007
or
o
  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Commission file number 000-23354
 
FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
     
Singapore
  Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
One Marina Boulevard, #28-00
Singapore
(Address of registrant’s principal executive offices)
  018989
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(65) 6890 7188
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
     
Title of Each Class
 
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
 
Ordinary Shares, No Par Value
  the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
(NASDAQ Global Select Market)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act — NONE
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes þ     No o
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.  Yes o     No þ
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes þ     No o
 
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer þ     Accelerated filer o     Non-accelerated filer o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o     No þ
 
As of September 29, 2006, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, there were 579,770,419 shares of the registrant’s ordinary shares outstanding, and the aggregate market value of such shares held by non-affiliates of the registrant (based upon the closing sale price of such shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (NASDAQ Global Select Market) on September 29, 2006) was approximately $7.3 billion.
 
As of May 18, 2007, there were 608,651,491 shares of the registrant’s ordinary shares outstanding.
 
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
 
     
Document
 
Parts into Which Incorporated
 
Proxy Statement to be delivered to shareholders in connection with the Registrant’s 2007 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders   Part II — “Securities Authorized For Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans” and Part III
 


 

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
             
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  3
  Business   3
  Risk Factors   12
  Unresolved Staff Comments   23
  Properties   23
  Legal Proceedings   24
  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders   24
 
  Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Shareholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities   25
  Selected Financial Data   28
  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   29
  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   45
  Financial Statements and Supplementary Data   48
  Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure   92
  Controls and Procedures   92
  Other Information   94
 
  Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance   94
  Executive Compensation   94
  Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Shareholder Matters   94
  Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence   94
  Principal Accountant Fees and Services   94
 
  Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules   95
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 EXHIBIT-3.01 Memorandum of Association, as amended
 EXHIBIT-10.06 2001 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended
 EXHIBIT-10.09 2004 Award Plan for New Employees, as amended
 EXHIBIT-10.30 Separation Deed
 EXHIBIT-10.31 Compensation Arrangements of Executive Officers
 EXHIBIT-21.01 Subsidiaries of Registrant
 EXHIBIT-23.01 Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 EXHIBIT 31.01-Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Exchange Act
 EXHIBIT-31.02 Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Exchange Act
 EXHIBIT-32.01 Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) of the Exchange Act and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
 EXHIBIT-32.02 Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) of the Exchange Act and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350


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PART I
 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
Unless otherwise specifically stated, references in this report to “Flextronics,” “the Company,” “we,” “us,” “our” and similar terms mean Flextronics International Ltd. and its subsidiaries.
 
Except for historical information contained herein, certain matters included in this annual report on Form 10-K are, or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. The words “will,” “may,” “designed to,” “believe,” “should,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this annual report. These forward-looking statements are contained principally under Item 1, “Business,” and under Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Because these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements include those described in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” and Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” In addition, new risks emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risk factors on our business. Given these risks and uncertainties, the reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
 
ITEM 1.   BUSINESS
 
OVERVIEW
 
We are a leading global provider of vertically-integrated advanced design and electronics manufacturing services (“EMS”) to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the following markets:
 
  •  Computing, which includes products such as desktop, handheld and notebook computers, electronic games and servers;
 
  •  Mobile communication devices, which includes handsets operating on a number of different platforms such as GSM, CDMA, TDMA and WCDMA;
 
  •  Consumer digital devices, which includes products such as set top boxes, home entertainment equipment, printers, copiers and cameras;
 
  •  Industrial, Semiconductor and White Goods, which includes products such as home appliances, industrial meters, bar code readers and test equipment;
 
  •  Automotive, Marine and Aerospace, which includes products such as navigation instruments, radar components, and instrument panel and radio components;
 
  •  Telecommunications infrastructure, which includes products such as cable modems, cellular base stations, hubs and switches; and
 
  •  Medical devices, which includes products such as drug delivery, diagnostic and telemedicine devices.
 
We are one of the world’s largest EMS providers, with revenues from continuing operations of $18.9 billion in fiscal year 2007. As of March 31, 2007, our total manufacturing capacity was approximately 17.7 million square feet in over 30 countries across four continents. We have established an extensive network of manufacturing facilities in the world’s major electronics markets (Asia, the Americas and Europe) in order to serve the growing outsourcing needs of both multinational and regional OEMs. In fiscal year 2007, our net sales in Asia, the Americas and Europe represented 61%, 22% and 17% of our total net sales, respectively.
 
Our portfolio of customers consists of many of the technology industry’s leaders, including Casio, Cisco Systems, Dell, Eastman Kodak, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Kyocera, Microsoft, Motorola, Nortel, Sony-Ericsson and Xerox.


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We are a globally-recognized leading provider of end-to-end, vertically-integrated global supply chain services through which we design, build, and ship a complete packaged product for our OEM customers. These vertically-integrated services increase customer competitiveness by delivering improved product quality, leading manufacturability, improved performance, faster time-to-market and reduced costs. We remain firmly committed to the competitive advantage of vertical-integration, along with the continuous development of our design capabilities in each of our major product categories. Our OEM customers leverage our services to meet their requirements throughout their products’ entire product life cycle. Our services include:
 
  •  Printed Circuit Board and Flexible Circuit Fabrication;
 
  •  Systems Assembly and Manufacturing;
 
  •  Logistics;
 
  •  After-Sales Services;
 
  •  Design and Engineering Services;
 
  •  Original Design Manufacturing (“ODM”) Services; and
 
  •  Components Design and Manufacturing.
 
We believe that our vertically-integrated capabilities provide us with a competitive advantage in the market for designing and manufacturing electronic products for leading multinational and regional OEMs. Through these services and capabilities, we simplify the global product development process and provide meaningful time and cost savings for our customers.
 
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
 
Outsourcing demand for advanced manufacturing capabilities, design and engineering services and after-market services continues to grow rapidly. This demand continues to increase for several reasons, including the intensely competitive nature of the electronics industry, the continually increasing complexity and sophistication of electronics products, pressure on OEMs to reduce product costs, and shorter product life cycles. As a result, the number of OEMs that utilize EMS providers as part of their business and manufacturing strategies continues to increase. Utilizing EMS providers allows OEMs to take advantage of the global design, manufacturing and supply chain management expertise of EMS providers, and enables OEMs to concentrate on product research, development, marketing and sales. We believe that OEMs realize the following benefits through their strategic relationships with EMS providers:
 
  •  Reduced production costs;
 
  •  Reduced design and development costs;
 
  •  Accelerated time-to-market and time-to-volume production;
 
  •  Reduced capital investment requirements and fixed costs;
 
  •  Improved inventory management and purchasing power;
 
  •  Access to worldwide design, engineering, manufacturing, and logistics capabilities; and
 
  •  Ability to focus on core branding and R&D initiatives.
 
We believe that the EMS industry will continue to grow, driven largely by the needs of OEMs to respond to rapidly changing markets and technologies and to reduce product costs. Additionally, we believe that there are significant opportunities for EMS providers to win additional business from OEMs in certain markets or industry segments that have yet to substantially utilize EMS providers.
 
SERVICE OFFERINGS
 
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global economies of scale in manufacturing, logistics and procurement, and market-focused expertise and capabilities in design, engineering and ODM services. As a result of our focus on specific markets, we are able to better understand complex market dynamics and anticipate trends that impact our OEM customers’ businesses, and can help improve their market positioning by effectively adjusting product plans and roadmaps to deliver low-cost, high quality products and meet their time-to-market requirements. Our vertically-integrated services allow us to design, build and ship a complete packaged product to our OEM customers. These services include:
 
Printed Circuit Board and Flexible Circuit Fabrication.  Printed circuit boards are platforms composed of laminated materials that provide the interconnection for integrated circuits and other electronic components. Semiconductor designs are currently so complex that they often require printed circuit boards with multiple layers of narrow, densely spaced wiring or flexible circuits. The manufacture of these complex multilayer interconnect and flexible circuit products often requires the use of sophisticated circuit interconnections between layers, referred to as vias, and adherence to strict electrical characteristics to maintain consistent circuit transmission speeds. We are an industry leader in high-density, multilayer and flexible printed circuit board manufacturing. We have expanded our capabilities to provide our customers with rigid-flex circuit board design and manufacturing. We manufacture printed circuit boards on a low-volume, quick-turn basis, as well as on a high-volume production basis. We provide quick-turn prototype services that allow us to provide small test quantities to meet the needs of customers’ product development groups in as little as 48 hours. Our extensive range of services enables us to respond to our customers’ demands for an accelerated transition from prototype to volume production. We have printed circuit board and flexible circuit fabrication service capabilities on four continents: North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
 
Systems Assembly and Manufacturing.  Our assembly and manufacturing operations, which generate the majority of our revenues, include printed circuit board assembly and assembly of systems and subsystems that incorporate printed circuit boards and complex electromechanical components. We often assemble electronics products with our proprietary printed circuit boards and custom electronic enclosures on either a build-to-order or configure-to-order basis. In these operations, we employ just-in-time, ship-to-stock and ship-to-line programs, continuous flow manufacturing, demand flow processes, and statistical process controls. As OEMs seek to provide greater functionality in smaller products, they increasingly require more sophisticated manufacturing technologies and processes. Our investment in advanced manufacturing equipment and our experience and expertise in innovative miniaturization, packaging and interconnect technologies, enables us to offer a variety of advanced manufacturing solutions. Our systems assembly and manufacturing expertise includes the following:
 
  •  Enclosures.  We offer a comprehensive set of custom electronic enclosures and related products and services worldwide. Our services include the design, manufacture and integration of electronics packaging systems, including custom enclosure systems, power and thermal subsystems, interconnect subsystems, cabling and cases. In addition to standard sheet metal and plastic fabrication services, we assist in the design of electronic packaging systems that protect sensitive electronics and enhance functionality. Our enclosure design services focus on functionality, manufacturability and testing. These services are integrated with our other assembly and manufacturing services to provide our customers with overall improved supply chain management.
 
  •  Testing Services.  We also offer computer-aided testing services for assembled printed circuit boards, systems and subsystems. These services significantly improve our ability to deliver high-quality products on a consistent basis. Our test services include management defect analysis, in-circuit testing and functional testing. In addition, we also provide environmental stress tests of board and system assemblies.
 
  •  Materials Procurement and Inventory Management.  Our manufacturing and assembly operations capitalize on our materials inventory management expertise and volume procurement capabilities. As a result, we believe that we are able to achieve highly competitive cost reductions and reduce total manufacturing cycle time for our OEM customers. Materials procurement and management consist of the planning, purchasing, expediting and warehousing of components and materials used in the manufacturing process. In addition, our strategy includes having third-party suppliers of custom


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  components located in our industrial parks to reduce material and transportation costs, simplify logistics and facilitate inventory management. We also use a sophisticated automated manufacturing resources planning system and enhanced electronic data interchange capabilities to ensure inventory control and optimization. Through our manufacturing resources planning system, we have real-time visibility of material availability and tracking of work in process. We utilize electronic data interchange with our customers and suppliers to implement a variety of supply chain management programs. Electronic data interchange allows customers to share demand and product forecasts and deliver purchase orders and assists suppliers with satisfying just-in-time delivery and supplier-managed inventory requirements.
 
Logistics.  We provide global logistics services and turnkey supply chain solutions to our customers. Our worldwide logistics services include freight forwarding, warehousing/inventory management and outbound/ e-commerce solutions through our global supply chain network. We leverage new technologies such as XML links to factories, extranet-based management, vendor managed inventory and build-to-order programs, to simultaneously connect suppliers, manufacturing operations and OEM customers. In addition, our SimFlex simulation software tool allows our customers to simulate, analyze and evaluate complex supply chain scenarios, critical operating characteristics and performance metrics, and supply chain trade-offs to ensure supply chain excellence. We offer customers flexible, just-in-time delivery programs allowing product shipments to be closely coordinated with our customers’ inventory requirements. Increasingly, we ship products directly into customers’ distribution channels or directly to the end-user. By joining these logistics solutions with worldwide manufacturing operations and total supply chain management capabilities in a tightly integrated process, we believe we enable our OEM customers to significantly reduce their product costs and react quickly to continuously changing market demand on a worldwide basis.
 
After-Sales Services.  We provide a range of after-sales services, including product repair, re-manufacturing and maintenance at repair depots, logistics and parts management, returns processing, warehousing, and engineering change management. These services are provided through a global network of operations, hubs and centers. We support our customers by providing software updates and design modifications that may be necessary to reduce costs or design in alternative components due to component obsolescence or unavailability. Manufacturing support involves test engineering support and manufacturability enhancements. We also assist with product failure analysis, warranty and repair, and field service engineering activities.
 
Design and Engineering Services.  We offer a comprehensive range of value-added design and engineering market-specific services for our customers. These services range from contract design services (CDS), where the customer purchases services on a time and materials basis, to original product design and manufacturing services, where the customer purchases a product that we design, develop and manufacture (commonly referred to as original design manufacturing, or “ODM”). ODM products are then sold by our OEM customers under the OEM’s brand name. Our design and engineering services are provided by our global team of design engineers and include:
 
  •  User Interface and Industrial Design:  We design and develop innovative, stylish and cost-effective products that address the needs of the user and the market. Our front-end creative capabilities offer our OEM customers assistance with the product creation process. These services include preliminary product exploration, market research, 2-D sketch level drawings, 3-D mock-ups and proofs of concept, interaction and interface models, detailed hard models and product packaging.
 
  •  Mechanical Engineering and Tooling Design:  We offer detailed product and enclosure design for static and dynamic solutions in both plastic and metal for low-to high-volume applications. Additionally, we provide design and development services for prototype and production tooling equipment used in manufacturing.
 
  •  Electronic System Design:  We provide complete electrical design for products ranging in size from small handheld consumer devices to large high-speed, carrier-grade, telecommunications equipment, which includes embedded system and DSP design, high speed digital interfaces, analog circuit design, power management solutions, wired and wireless communication protocols, display and storage solutions, imaging and audio/video applications, and RF system and antenna design.


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  •  PCB Design:  We provide complete PCB design services, incorporating high layer counts, advanced materials, component miniaturization technologies, signal integrity and rigid-flex requirements.
 
Components Design and Manufacturing.  Our components group is a product-driven organization focused on developing complete products for our OEM customers. Our capabilities include the design and manufacture of technologically advanced subsystem solutions for the electronics market. These sub-components include camera modules, power supplies, antennas, radio frequency (RF) modules, passive color super-twisted nematic (CSTN) and active thin film transistor (TFT) small and medium form factor display modules for mobile phones, MP3 players, industrial and commercial products and digital cameras. By combining innovative design capabilities with a global manufacturing footprint, we provide our OEM customers with market-leading component technologies while reducing their products’ costs and speeding their products’ time-to-market.
 
COMPETITIVE STRENGTHS
 
Over the past several years, we have enhanced our business through the development and broadening of our various product and service offerings. This strategic growth has established us as an industry leader and has enabled us to focus our strategy on vertically-integrated capabilities and market-specific design and engineering services. We believe that the following capabilities differentiate us from our competitors and enable us to better serve our customers:
 
Extensive Design and Engineering Capabilities.  We have an industry leading global design service offering with product design engineers providing global design services, products and solutions to satisfy a wide array of customer requirements. We combine our design and manufacturing services to design, develop and manufacture components (such as camera modules) and complete products (such as cellular phones), which are then sold by our OEM customers under the OEMs’ brand names.
 
Global Presence.  We have established an extensive network of design, manufacturing and logistics facilities in the world’s major electronics markets (Asia, the Americas and Europe) to serve the growing outsourcing needs of both multinational and regional OEMs. Our extensive global network of manufacturing facilities in over 30 countries gives us the flexibility to transition customer projects to any of our locations based on customer requirements. In order to support our recent broad-based growth, in fiscal year 2007 we expanded our capacity in key long-term strategic locations, such as China, India, Malaysia, Ukraine, Brazil and Mexico. Fiscal year 2007 expansions included the expansion of our presence in Mexico through the first phase completion of our planned facility in Juarez, Mexico, which will allow us to more quickly deliver customer products to the North American market at lower costs. We also launched an industrial park in Chennai, India, which increases our strategic presence in the region. Our capital investment in these expansions serves to enhance our competitiveness in these key strategic locations.
 
Vertically-Integrated End-to-End Solution.  We offer a comprehensive range of worldwide supply chain services that simplify the global product development process and provide meaningful time and cost savings to our OEM customers. Our vertically-integrated end-to-end services enable us to cost-effectively design, build and ship a complete packaged product. We also provide after-sales services such as repair and warranty services. We believe that our capabilities also help our customers improve product quality, manufacturability, performance, and reduce costs. Additionally, we continue to expand and enhance our vertically-integrated service offering by adding capacity in plastics, metals, rigid printed circuit boards, as well as introducing new vertically-integrated capabilities in machining, liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) and power supplies.
 
Low-Cost Manufacturing Services; Industrial Parks.  In order to provide customers with the lowest manufacturing costs, we have invested in manufacturing facilities in low-cost regions of the world. As of March 31, 2007, more than 75% of our manufacturing capacity was located in low-cost locations, such as Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, and Ukraine. We believe we are a global industry leader in low-cost production capabilities. A number of our OEM customers have relocated their production to these locations, where our role in the local supply chain helps to reduce their total product costs.


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As part of our low-cost manufacturing strategy, we have also established fully-integrated, high-volume industrial parks in Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Poland. These campuses provide total supply chain management by co-locating our manufacturing and logistics operations with our suppliers at a single low-cost location. We believe that this strategy increases our customers’ flexibility and reduces distribution barriers, turnaround times, and overall transportation and product costs.
 
Advanced Supply Chain Management.  We believe that we are a leader in global procurement, purchasing approximately $16 billion of materials in our fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. As a result, we are able to leverage our worldwide supplier relationships to achieve advantageous pricing and supply chain flexibility for our OEM customers. We also provide our customers with complete supply chain analyses on their existing manufacturing strategies so that we can recommend an optimal supply chain solution that utilizes our global service footprint.
 
Long-Standing Customer Relationships.  We believe that a cornerstone to our success, and a fundamental requirement for our sustained growth and profitability, is our long-standing customer relationships. We believe that our ability to maintain and grow these customer relationships is due to our ability to deliver consistent high-quality services, our continued development of a broad range of vertically-integrated service offerings, and our market focused approach designed to add innovative thinking and create value that increases our customers’ competitiveness. To achieve our quality goals, we monitor our performance using a number of quality improvement and measurement techniques. We have also received numerous service and quality awards that further validate the success of these programs.
 
Components Solutions.  We drive manufacturing efficiencies and cost reductions in the design process by leveraging our proprietary components solutions for our OEM customers. This capability, coupled with our global, vertically-integrated resources enables us to cost-effectively design and manufacture critical system components with reduced time-to-market. Our components product offerings include camera modules, small form factor LCDs, power supplies, antenna solutions and RF modules.
 
Special Business Solutions.  We have a global infrastructure of low-volume, high-mix sites operated by a dedicated management team where we provide unique manufacturing solutions for customers whose product profiles have varying complexity and volume requirements.
 
Large scale integration ability.  We have the expertise and the resources to successfully acquire, integrate and rationalize our OEM customers’ manufacturing, logistics and procurement capabilities in transactions that generate annual revenues of more than $1 billion. These large scale acquisitions or similar strategic transactions allow us to achieve time-to-market and time-to-volume cost savings for our customers and enable us to improve our competitiveness and increase our market share on an accelerated basis. Examples of successful large scale integrations we have completed include: Sony-Ericsson, Xerox, Kyocera, and Nortel.
 
STRATEGY
 
Our strategy is to continue to accelerate our growth and enhance profitability by using our market-focused expertise and capabilities and our global economies of scale to offer the most competitive vertically-integrated global supply chain services to our customers. To achieve this goal, we are enhancing our core EMS manufacturing, procurement and logistics services with industry-specific expertise in design, engineering and ODM services through the following:
 
Market Focused Approach.  We intend to continue to invest in growing our market-focused expertise and capabilities to ensure that we can make fast, flexible decisions in response to changing market conditions. By focusing our resources on serving specific markets, we are able to better understand complex market dynamics and anticipate trends that impact our OEM customers’ businesses, and we can help improve their market positioning by effectively adjusting product plans and roadmaps to deliver low-cost, high quality products, and meet their time-to-market requirements.
 
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capabilities. Through both internal development and synergistic acquisitions, we enhance our competitive position as a leading provider of comprehensive outsourcing solutions and are able to capture a larger portion of the supply chain. We will continue to selectively pursue strategic opportunities that we believe will further our business objectives and enhance shareholder value.
 
Expand Our Design and Engineering Capabilities.  We have expanded our design and engineering resources as part of our strategy to offer services that help our OEM customers achieve time and cost savings for their products. We intend to continue to expand our design and engineering capabilities by increasing our research and development capabilities, expanding our established internal design and engineering resources, and by developing, licensing and acquiring technologies.
 
Capitalize on Our Industrial Park Concept.  Our industrial parks are self-contained campuses where we co-locate our manufacturing and logistics operations with certain strategic suppliers in low-cost regions around the world. These industrial parks allow us to minimize logistics costs throughout the supply chain and reduce manufacturing cycle time by reducing distribution barriers and costs, improving communications, increasing flexibility, lowering transportation costs and reducing turnaround times. We intend to continue to capitalize on these industrial parks as part of our strategy to offer our customers highly-competitive cost reductions and flexible, just-in-time delivery programs.
 
Streamline Business Processes Through Information Technologies.  We use a sophisticated automated manufacturing resources planning system and enhanced business-to-business data interchange capabilities to ensure inventory control and optimization. We streamline business processes by using these information technology tools to improve order placement, tracking and fulfillment. We are also able to provide our customers with online access to product design and manufacturing process information. We have enhanced our information technology systems to support business growth, and intend to continue to drive our strategy of streamlining business processes through the use of information technologies so that we can continue to offer our customers a comprehensive solution to improve their communications and relationships across their supply chain and be more responsive to market demands.
 
Focus on Core Activities.  As part of our strategy, we continuously evaluate the strategic and financial contributions of each of our operations and focus our primary growth objectives on our core EMS vertically-integrated business activities. We leverage our existing scale and capabilities to accelerate revenue growth and enhance profitability, while narrowing our focus to only those businesses that created substantial synergy. We also explore non-traditional opportunities to continue to expand our vertical technologies.
 
CUSTOMERS
 
Our customers include many of the world’s leading technology companies. We have focused on establishing long-term relationships with our customers and have been successful in expanding our relationships to incorporate additional product lines and services. In fiscal year 2007, our ten largest customers accounted for approximately 64% of net sales from continuing operations. Our largest customer during fiscal year 2007 was Sony-Ericsson, which accounted for more than 10% of net sales from continuing operations. No other customer accounted for more than 10% of net sales from continuing operations in fiscal year 2007.


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The following table lists in alphabetical order a representative sample of our largest customers in fiscal year 2007 and the products of those customers for which we provide EMS services:
 
     
Customer   End Products
 
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. 
  Consumer electronics products
Dell Computer Corporation
  Desktop personal computers and servers
Ericsson Telecom AB
  Business telecommunications systems and GSM infrastructure
Hewlett-Packard Company
  Inkjet printers and storage devices
Kyocera Wireless Corporation
  Cellular phones
Microsoft Corporation
  Computer peripherals and consumer electronics gaming products
Motorola, Inc. 
  Cellular phones and telecommunications infrastructure
Nortel Networks Limited
  Optical, wireless and enterprise telecommunications infrastructure
Sony-Ericsson
  Cellular phones
Xerox Corporation
  Office equipment and components
 
BACKLOG
 
Although we obtain firm purchase orders from our customers, OEM customers typically do not make firm orders for delivery of products more than 30 to 90 days in advance. In addition, OEM customers may reschedule or cancel firm orders based upon contractual arrangements. Therefore, we do not believe that the backlog of expected product sales covered by firm purchase orders is a meaningful measure of future sales.
 
COMPETITION
 
The EMS industry is extremely competitive and includes many companies, several of which have achieved substantial market share. We compete against numerous domestic and foreign EMS providers, as well as our current and prospective customers, who evaluate our capabilities in light of their own. We also face competition from Taiwanese ODM suppliers who have a substantial share of the global market for information technology hardware production, primarily related to notebook and desktop computers and personal computer motherboards, and who manufacture consumer products and provide other technology manufacturing services.
 
We compete with different companies depending on the type of service we are providing or the geographic area in which an activity is taking place. We believe that the principal competitive factors in the segments of the EMS industry in which we operate are: quality and range of services; design and technological capabilities; cost; location of facilities; and responsiveness and flexibility.
 
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
 
Our corporate social responsibility practices are broad in scope, and include a focus on disaster relief, medical aid, education, environmental protection, health and safety and the support of communities around the world. We intend to continue to invest in global communities through grant-making, financial contributions, volunteer work, support programs and donating resources.
 
Our commitment to social responsibility also includes our mission to positively contribute to global communities and the environment by adhering to the highest ethical standards of practice with our customers, suppliers, partners, employees, communities and investors as well as with respect to our corporate governance policies and procedures, and by providing a safe and quality work environment for our employees.


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EMPLOYEES
 
As of March 31, 2007, our global workforce totaled approximately 116,000 employees. In certain international locations, our employees are represented by labor unions and by work councils. We have never experienced a significant work stoppage or strike, and we believe that our employee relations are good.
 
Our success depends to a large extent upon the continued services of key managerial and technical employees. The loss of such personnel could seriously harm our business, results of operations and business prospects. To date, we have not experienced significant difficulties in attracting or retaining such personnel. Although we are not aware that any of our key personnel currently intend to terminate their employment, we cannot guarantee their future services.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
 
Our operations are regulated under various federal, state, local and international laws governing the environment, including laws governing the discharge of pollutants into the air and water, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and the cleanup of contaminated sites. We have in place infrastructures to ensure that our operations are in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and we do not believe that costs of compliance with these laws and regulations will have a material adverse effect on our capital expenditures, operating results, or competitive position. In addition, we are responsible for cleanup of contamination at some of our current and former manufacturing facilities and at some third-party sites. We engage environmental consulting firms to assist us in the evaluation of environmental liabilities of our ongoing operations, historical disposal activities and closed sites in order to establish appropriate accruals in our financial statements. We determined the amount of our accruals for environmental matters by analyzing and estimating the range of possible costs in light of information currently available. The imposition of more stringent standards or requirements under environmental laws or regulations, the results of future testing and analysis undertaken by us at our operating facilities, or a determination that we are potentially responsible for the release of hazardous substances at other sites could result in expenditures in excess of amounts currently estimated to be required for such matters. While no material exposures have been identified to date that we are aware of, there can be no assurance that additional environmental matters will not arise in the future or that costs will not be incurred with respect to sites as to which no problem is currently known.
 
We are also required to comply with an increasing number of product environmental compliance regulations focused on the restriction of certain hazardous substances. Our business requires close collaboration with our customers and suppliers to mitigate risk of non-compliance. Most recently, we completed the implementation of our internal conformance program for the European Union’s Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) and to the first phase of the China RoHS directive. We have developed rigorous risk mitigating compliance programs designed to meet the needs of our customers as well as the regulations. These programs vary from collecting compliance data from our suppliers to full laboratory testing, and we require our supply chain to comply. Non-compliance could potentially result in significant costs and/or penalties. In addition, the electronics industry is subject to the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, which became effective beginning in 2005. Similar legislation has been or may be enacted in other jurisdictions, including in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Japan. WEEE requires industry OEMs to assume responsibility for the collection, recycling and management of waste electronic products and components. Although the compliance responsibility rests primarily with OEMs rather than with EMS companies, OEMs may turn to EMS companies for assistance in meeting their WEEE obligations.
 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
 
We own or have licensed various United States and foreign patents related to a variety of technologies. For certain of our proprietary processes, we rely on trade secret protection. We also have registered our corporate name and several other trademarks and service marks that we use in our business in the United States and other countries throughout the world.
 
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against us in the future. In addition, we are increasingly providing design and engineering services to our customers and designing and making our own products. As a consequence of these activities, we are required to address and allocate the ownership and responsibility for intellectual property in our customer relationships to a greater extent than in our manufacturing and assembly businesses. If a third party were to make an assertion regarding the ownership or right to use intellectual property, we could be required to either enter into licensing arrangements or to resolve the issue through litigation. Such license rights may not be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, and any such litigation may not be resolved in our favor. Additionally, litigation could be lengthy and costly and could materially harm our financial condition regardless of the outcome. We also could be required to incur substantial costs to redesign a product or re-perform design services.
 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
 
Refer to Note 14, “Segment Reporting,” to our Consolidated Financial Statements included under Item 8, “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” for financial information about our geographic areas.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
Our Internet address is http://www.flextronics.com. We make available through our Internet website the Company’s annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
We were incorporated in the Republic of Singapore in May 1990. Our principal corporate office is located at One Marina Boulevard, #28-00, Singapore 018989. Our U.S. corporate headquarters is located at 2090 Fortune Drive, San Jose, California, 95131.
 
ITEM 1A.   RISK FACTORS
 
We depend on industries that continually produce technologically advanced products with short life cycles and our business would be adversely affected if our customers’ products are not successful or if our customers lose market share.
 
We derive our revenues from the following markets:
 
  •  Computing, which includes products such as desktop, handheld and notebook computers, electronic games and servers;
 
  •  Mobile communication devices, which includes handsets operating on a number of different platforms such as GSM, CDMA, TDMA and WCDMA;
 
  •  Consumer digital devices, which includes products such as set top boxes, home entertainment equipment, printers, copiers and cameras;
 
  •  Industrial, Semiconductor and White Goods, which includes products such as home appliances, industrial meters, bar code readers and test equipment;
 
  •  Automotive, Marine and Aerospace, which includes products such as navigation instruments, radar components, and instrument panel and radio components;
 
  •  Telecommunications infrastructure, which includes products such as cable modems, cellular base stations, hubs and switches; and
 
  •  Medical devices, which includes products such as drug delivery, diagnostic and telemedicine devices.
 
Factors affecting any of these industries in general, or our customers in particular, could seriously harm us. These factors include:
 
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  •  demand for our customers’ products may be seasonal;
 
  •  our customers may fail to successfully market their products, and our customers’ products may fail to gain widespread commercial acceptance;
 
  •  our customers may experience dramatic market share shifts in demand which may cause them to exit the business; and
 
  •  there may be recessionary periods in our customers’ markets.
 
Our customers may cancel their orders, change production quantities or locations, or delay production, and the inherent difficulties involved in responding to these demands could harm our business.
 
As a provider of electronics design and manufacturing services and components, we must provide increasingly rapid product turnaround time for our customers. We generally do not obtain firm, long-term purchase commitments from our customers, and we often experience reduced lead times in customer orders which may be less than the lead time we require to procure necessary components and materials.
 
Cancellations, reductions or delays by a significant customer or by a group of customers have harmed, and may continue to harm, our results of operations by reducing the volumes of products we manufacture and deliver for these customers, by causing a delay in the repayment of our expenditures for inventory in preparation for customer orders and by lowering our asset utilization resulting in lower gross margins.
 
The short-term nature of our customers’ commitments and the rapid changes in demand for their products reduce our ability to accurately estimate the future requirements of those customers. This makes it difficult to schedule production and maximize utilization of our manufacturing capacity. In that regard, we must make significant decisions, including determining the levels of business that we will seek and accept, setting production schedules, making component procurement commitments, and allocating personnel and other resources, based on our estimates of our customers’ requirements.
 
On occasion, customers require rapid increases in production or require that manufacturing of their products be transitioned from one facility to another to achieve cost or other objectives. These demands stress our resources and reduce our margins. We may not have sufficient capacity at any given time to meet our customers’ demands, and transfers from one facility to another can result in inefficiencies and costs due to excess capacity in one facility and corresponding capacity constraints at another. In addition, because many of our costs and operating expenses are relatively fixed, a reduction in customer demand, or transfer of demand from one facility to another, harms our gross profit and operating income.
 
Our industry is extremely competitive; if we are not able to continue to provide competitive services, we may lose business.
 
We compete with a number of different companies, depending on the type of service we provide or the location of our operations. For example, we compete with major global EMS providers, other smaller EMS companies that have a regional or product-specific focus, and ODMs with respect to some of the services that we provide. Our industry is extremely competitive and many of our competitors have achieved substantial market share and some may have lower cost structures or greater design, manufacturing, financial or other resources than we do. We face particular competition from suppliers in Asia, including Taiwanese ODM suppliers who have a substantial share of the global market for information technology hardware production, primarily relating to notebook and desktop computers and personal computer motherboards, and who manufacture consumer products and provide other technology manufacturing services. If we are unable to provide comparable manufacturing services and improved products at lower cost than the other companies in our industry, our net sales could decline.
 
We may encounter difficulties with acquisitions, which could harm our business.
 
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dilutive to our existing shareholders, or additional debt financing, which could increase our leverage and potentially affect our credit ratings. Any downgrades in our credit ratings associated with an acquisition could adversely affect our ability to borrow by resulting in more restrictive borrowing terms. As a result of the foregoing, we also may not be able to complete acquisitions or strategic customer transactions in the future to the same extent as in the past, or at all.
 
To integrate acquired businesses, we must implement our management information systems, operating systems and internal controls, and assimilate and manage the personnel of the acquired operations. The difficulties of this integration may be further complicated by geographic distances. The integration of acquired businesses may not be successful and could result in disruption to other parts of our business. In addition, the integration of acquired businesses may require that we incur significant restructuring charges.
 
In addition, acquisitions involve numerous risks and challenges, including:
 
  •  diversion of management’s attention from the normal operation of our business;
 
  •  potential loss of key employees and customers of the acquired companies, which is a particular concern in the acquisition of companies engaged in product and software design;
 
  •  difficulties managing and integrating operations in geographically dispersed locations;
 
  •  the potential for deficiencies in internal controls at acquired companies;
 
  •  increases in our expenses and working capital requirements, which reduce our return on invested capital;
 
  •  lack of experience operating in the geographic market or industry sector of the acquired business; and
 
  •  exposure to unanticipated liabilities of acquired companies.
 
These and other factors have harmed, and in the future could harm, our ability to achieve anticipated levels of profitability at acquired operations or realize other anticipated benefits of an acquisition, and could adversely affect our business and operating results.
 
If we do not effectively manage changes in our operations, our business may be harmed; we have taken substantial restructuring charges in the past and we may need to take material restructuring charges in the future.
 
We have experienced growth in our business through a combination of internal growth and acquisitions, and we expect to make additional acquisitions in the future. Our global workforce has more than doubled in size since the beginning of fiscal year 2001. During that time, we have also reduced our workforce at some locations and closed certain facilities in connection with our restructuring activities. These changes have placed considerable strain on our management control systems and resources, including decision support, accounting management, information systems and facilities. If we do not continue to improve our financial and management controls, reporting systems and procedures to manage our employees effectively and to expand our facilities, our business could be harmed.
 
We expect that we will continue to transition manufacturing to lower-cost locations and eliminate redundant facilities, and we may be required to take additional restructuring charges in the future as a result of these activities. We also intend to increase our manufacturing capacity in our low-cost regions by expanding our facilities and adding new equipment. Acquisitions and expansions involve significant risks, including, but not limited to, the following:
 
  •  we may not be able to attract and retain the management personnel and skilled employees necessary to support newly-acquired or expanded operations;
 
  •  we may not efficiently and effectively integrate new operations and information systems, expand our existing operations and manage geographically dispersed operations;
 
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  •  we may encounter construction delays, equipment delays or shortages, labor shortages and disputes and production start-up problems that could harm our growth and our ability to meet customers’ delivery schedules; and
 
  •  we may not be able to obtain funds for acquisitions and expansions on attractive terms, and we may not be able to obtain loans or operating leases with attractive terms.
 
In addition, we expect to incur new fixed operating expenses associated with our expansion efforts that will increase our cost of sales, including increases in depreciation expense and rental expense. If our revenues do not increase sufficiently to offset these expenses, our operating results could be seriously harmed. Our transition to low-cost manufacturing regions has contributed to significant restructuring and other charges that have resulted from reducing our workforce and capacity at higher-cost locations. We recognized restructuring charges of approximately $151.9 million, $215.7 million and $95.4 million in fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively, associated with the consolidation and closure of several manufacturing facilities, and related impairment of certain long-lived assets. We may be required to take additional charges in the future as a result of these activities. We cannot assure you as to the timing or amount of any future restructuring charges. If we are required to take additional restructuring charges in the future, it could have a material adverse impact on operating results, financial position and cash flows.
 
Our operating results may fluctuate significantly due to a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control.
 
Some of the principal factors that contribute to the fluctuations in our annual and quarterly operating results are:
 
  •  changes in demand for our products or services;
 
  •  our effectiveness in managing manufacturing processes and costs;
 
  •  our increased design services and components offerings may reduce profitability as we continue to make substantial investments in these capabilities;
 
  •  the mix of the types of manufacturing services we provide, as high-volume and low-complexity manufacturing services typically have lower gross margins than lower volume and more complex services;
 
  •  changes in the cost and availability of labor and components, which often occur in the electronics manufacturing industry and which affect our margins and our ability to meet delivery schedules;
 
  •  our ability to achieve commercially viable production yields and manufacture commercial quantities of our components;
 
  •  the degree to which we are able to utilize our available manufacturing capacity;
 
  •  our ability to manage the timing of our component purchases so that components are available when needed for production, while avoiding the risk of purchasing inventory in excess of immediate production needs;
 
  •  local conditions and events that may affect our production volumes, such as labor conditions, political instability and local holidays;
 
  •  changes in demand in our customers’ end markets; and
 
  •  adverse changes in general economic or geopolitical conditions.
 
Two of our significant end markets are the mobile devices market and the consumer devices market. These markets exhibit particular strength toward the end of the calendar year in connection with the holiday season. As a result, we have historically experienced stronger revenues in our third fiscal quarter as compared to our other fiscal quarters. Economic or other factors leading to diminished orders in the end of the calendar year could harm our business.


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Our strategic relationships with major customers create risks.
 
Over the past several years, we have completed numerous strategic transactions with OEM customers, including, among others, Nortel, Kodak, Xerox, Kyocera and Casio. Under these arrangements, we generally acquire inventory, equipment and other assets from the OEM, and lease or acquire their manufacturing facilities, while simultaneously entering into multi-year supply agreements for the production of their products. We intend to continue to pursue these OEM divestiture transactions in the future. There is strong competition among EMS companies for these transactions, and this competition may increase. These transactions have contributed to a significant portion of our revenue growth, and if we fail to complete similar transactions in the future, our revenue growth could be harmed. The arrangements entered into with divesting OEMs typically involve many risks, including the following:
 
  •  we may need to pay a purchase price to the divesting OEMs that exceeds the value we ultimately may realize from the future business of the OEM;
 
  •  the integration of the acquired assets and facilities into our business may be time-consuming and costly, including the incurrence of restructuring charges;
 
  •  we, rather than the divesting OEM, bear the risk of excess capacity at the facility;
 
  •  we may not achieve anticipated cost reductions and efficiencies at the facility;
 
  •  we may be unable to meet the expectations of the OEM as to volume, product quality, timeliness and cost reductions;
 
  •  our supply agreements with the OEMs generally do not require any minimum volumes of purchase by the OEMs, and the actual volume of purchases may be less than anticipated; and
 
  •  if demand for the OEMs’ products declines, the OEM may reduce its volume of purchases, and we may not be able to sufficiently reduce the expenses of operating the facility or use the facility to provide services to other OEMs.
 
As a result of these and other risks, we have been, and in the future may be, unable to achieve anticipated levels of profitability under these arrangements. In addition, these strategic arrangements have not, and in the future may not, result in any material revenues or contribute positively to our earnings per share.
 
We conduct operations in a number of countries and are subject to risks of international operations.
 
The distances between the Americas, Asia and Europe create a number of logistical and communications challenges for us. These challenges include managing operations across multiple time zones, directing the manufacture and delivery of products across distances, coordinating procurement of components and raw materials and their delivery to multiple locations, and coordinating the activities and decisions of the core management team, which is based in a number of different countries. Facilities in several different locations may be involved at different stages of the production of a single product, leading to additional logistical difficulties.
 
Because our manufacturing operations are located in a number of countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, we are subject to the risks of changes in economic and political conditions in those countries, including:
 
  •  fluctuations in the value of local currencies;
 
  •  labor unrest and difficulties in staffing;
 
  •  longer payment cycles;
 
  •  cultural differences;
 
  •  increases in duties and taxation levied on our products;
 
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  •  expropriation of private enterprises; and
 
  •  a potential reversal of current favorable policies encouraging foreign investment or foreign trade by our host countries.
 
The attractiveness of our services to U.S. customers can be affected by changes in U.S. trade policies, such as most favored nation status and trade preferences for some Asian countries. In addition, some countries in which we operate, such as Brazil, Hungary, India, Mexico, Malaysia and Poland, have experienced periods of slow or negative growth, high inflation, significant currency devaluations or limited availability of foreign exchange. Furthermore, in countries such as China and Mexico, governmental authorities exercise significant influence over many aspects of the economy, and their actions could have a significant effect on us. Finally, we could be seriously harmed by inadequate infrastructure, including lack of adequate power and water supplies, transportation, raw materials and parts in countries in which we operate.
 
Operations in foreign countries also present risks associated with currency exchange and convertibility, inflation and repatriation of earnings. In some countries, economic and monetary conditions and other factors could affect our ability to convert our cash distributions to U.S. Dollars or other freely convertible currencies, or to move funds from our accounts in these countries. Furthermore, the central bank of any of these countries may have the authority to suspend, restrict or otherwise impose conditions on foreign exchange transactions or to approve distributions to foreign investors.
 
Our strategic relationship with Nortel involves a number of risks, and we may not succeed in realizing the anticipated benefits of this relationship.
 
In May 2006, we completed the transfer of Nortel’s Calgary operations in the final stage of the transaction with Nortel. The success of the Nortel transaction will depend on our ability to successfully integrate the acquired operations with our existing operations. This will involve integrating Nortel’s operations into our existing procurement activities, and assimilating and managing existing personnel. In addition, this transaction will increase our expenses and working capital requirements, and place burdens on our management resources. In the event we are unsuccessful in integrating the acquired operations, we would not achieve the anticipated benefits of this transaction, and our results of operations would be adversely affected.
 
The manufacturing relationship with Nortel is not exclusive, and they are entitled to use other suppliers for a portion of their requirements for these products. Although Nortel has agreed to use us to manufacture a majority of its requirements for these existing products, for so long as our services are competitive, our services may not remain competitive, and there can be no assurance that we will continue to manufacture a majority of Nortel’s requirements for these products. In addition, sales of these products depend on a number of factors, including global economic conditions, competition, new technologies that could render these products obsolete, the level of sales and marketing resources devoted by Nortel with respect to these products, and the success of these sales and marketing activities. If demand for these products should decline, we would experience reduced sales and gross margins from these products.
 
We have agreed to cost reduction targets and price limitations and to certain manufacturing quality requirements. We may not be able to reduce costs over time as required, and Nortel would be entitled to certain reductions in their product prices, which would adversely affect our margins from this program. In addition, we may encounter difficulties in meeting Nortel’s expectations as to product quality and timeliness. If Nortel’s requirements exceed the volume we anticipate, we may be unable to meet these requirements on a timely basis. Our inability to meet Nortel’s volume, quality, timeliness and cost requirements could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations. Additionally, Nortel may not purchase a sufficient quantity of products from us to meet our expectations and we may not utilize a sufficient portion of the acquired capacity to achieve profitable operations, which could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.
 
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vertically-integrated supply chain solutions. However, we may be unable to realize lower expenses or increased operating efficiencies as anticipated, and as a result our business could be harmed.
 
The majority of our sales come from a small number of customers and a decline in sales to any of these customers could adversely affect our business.
 
Sales to our ten largest customers represent a significant percentage of our net sales. Our ten largest customers accounted for approximately 64% and 63% of net sales from continuing operations in fiscal years 2007 and 2006, respectively. Our largest customer during fiscal year 2007 was Sony-Ericsson, which accounted for more than 10% of net sales from continuing operations. Our largest customers during fiscal year 2006 were Sony-Ericsson and Hewlett-Packard, which each accounted for more than 10% of net sales from continuing operations. No other customer accounted for more than 10% of net sales from continuing operations in fiscal year 2007 or 2006.
 
Our principal customers have varied from year to year. These customers may experience dramatic declines in their market shares or competitive position, due to economic or other forces, that may cause them to reduce their purchases from us, or, in some cases, result in the termination of their relationship with us. Significant reductions in sales to any of these customers, or the loss of major customers, would seriously harm our business. If we are not able to timely replace expired, canceled or reduced contracts with new business, our revenues could be harmed.
 
We are subject to the risk of increased income taxes.
 
We have structured our operations in a manner designed to maximize income in countries where:
 
  •  tax incentives have been extended to encourage foreign investment; or
 
  •  income tax rates are low.
 
Several countries in which we are located allow for tax holidays or provide other tax incentives to attract and retain business. These tax incentives expire over various periods through 2020 and are subject to certain conditions with which we expect to comply. We have obtained tax holidays or other incentives where available, primarily in China, Hungary, India and Malaysia. In these four countries, we generated an aggregate of approximately $11.8 billion and $8.9 billion of our total revenues from continuing operations during fiscal years 2007 and 2006, respectively. Our taxes could increase if certain tax holidays or incentives are not renewed upon expiration, or tax rates applicable to us in such jurisdictions are otherwise increased. For example, on March 16, 2007, the Chinese government passed a new unified enterprise income tax law which will take affect on January 1, 2008. Among other things, the new law increased the standard withholding rate on earnings distributions without committing to maintaining the current exemption provided foreign investors in wholly-owned Chinese entities. In addition, the income tax rate for all enterprises (to a lesser extent for “high-tech enterprises”) will increase by January 1, 2013. To date, there has been no guidance either on the transition method from an enterprises current tax rate to the new unified rates or on the definition of a “high-tech enterprise.” Therefore, the affect of this increase on our overall tax rate will be affected by, among other things, our China income, the terms of transition issued by the government, our ability to qualify our existing operations as high-tech enterprises under the new law and the method of application adopted by the government for the new withholding provisions. In addition, further acquisitions or divestitures may cause our effective tax rate to increase.
 
In addition, we base our tax position upon the anticipated nature and conduct of our business and upon our understanding of the tax laws of the various countries in which we have assets or conduct activities. However, our tax position is subject to review and possible challenge by taxing authorities and to possible changes in law, which may have retroactive effect. We cannot determine in advance the extent to which some jurisdictions may require us to pay taxes or make payments in lieu of taxes.
 
Our components business is dependent on our ability to quickly launch world-class components products, and our investment in development, and start-up and integration costs necessary to achieve quick launches of world-class components products may adversely affect our margins and profitability.
 
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competitive position and to grow our future margins, profitability and shareholder returns by expanding our vertical-integration capabilities. The camera module, power supply and CSTN and active TFT small and medium form factor display modules for mobile phones industries have experienced, and are expected to continue to experience, rapid technological change. The success of our components business is contingent on our ability to design and introduce world-class components that have performance characteristics that are suitable for a broad market and that offer significant price and/or performance advantages over competitive products.
 
To create these world class components offerings, we must make substantial investments in the development of our components capabilities, in resources such as research and development, technology licensing, test and tooling equipment, facility expansions and personnel requirements. We may not be able to achieve or maintain market acceptance for any of our components offerings in any of our current or target markets. The success of our components business will also depend upon the level of market acceptance of our customers’ end products, which incorporate our components, and over which we have no control.
 
In addition, OEMs often require unique configurations or custom designs which must be developed and integrated in the OEM’s product well before the product is launched by the OEM. Thus, there is often substantial lead time between the commencement of design efforts for a customized component and the commencement of volume shipments of the component to the OEM. As a result, we may make substantial investments in the development and customization of products for our customers and no revenue may be generated from these efforts if our customers do not accept the customized component. Even if our customers accept the customized component, if our customers do not purchase anticipated levels of products, we may not realize any profits.
 
Our achievement of anticipated levels of profitability in our components business is also dependent on our ability to achieve commercially viable production yields and to manufacture components in commercial quantities to the performance specifications demanded by our OEM customers.
 
As a result of these and other risks, we have been, and in the future may be, unable to achieve anticipated levels of profitability in our components business. In addition, our components business has not, and in the future may not, result in any material revenues or contribute positively to our earnings per share.
 
Our substantial investments and start-up and integration costs in our design services business may adversely affect our margins and profitability.
 
As part of our strategy to enhance our vertically-integrated end-to-end service offerings, we are actively pursuing the expansion of our design and engineering capabilities. Providing these services can expose us to different or greater potential risks than those we face when providing our regular manufacturing services.
 
Although we enter into contracts with our design services customers, we may design and develop products for these customers prior to receiving a purchase order or other firm commitment from them. We are required to make substantial investments in the resources necessary to design and develop these products, and no revenue may be generated from these efforts if our customers do not approve the designs in a timely manner or at all. Even if our customers accept our designs, if they do not then purchase anticipated levels of products, we may not realize any profits. Our design activities often require that we purchase inventory for initial production runs before we have a purchase commitment from a customer. Even after we have a contract with a customer with respect to a product, these contracts may allow the customer to delay or cancel deliveries and may not obligate the customer to any volume of purchases. These contracts can generally be terminated on short notice. In addition, some of the products we design and develop must satisfy safety and regulatory standards and some must receive government certifications. If we fail to obtain these approvals or certifications on a timely basis, we would be unable to sell these products, which would harm our sales, profitability and reputation.
 
Due to the increased risks associated with our design services offerings, we may not be able to achieve a high enough level of sales for this business, and the significant investments in research and development, technology licensing, test and tooling equipment, patent applications, facility expansion and recruitment that it requires, to be profitable. The initial costs of investing in the resources necessary to expand our design and engineering capabilities, and in particular to support our design services offerings, have historically adversely affected our profitability, and may continue to do so as we continue to make investments in these capabilities.


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If our products or components contain defects, demand for our services may decline and we may be exposed to product liability and product warranty liability.
 
Defects in the products we manufacture or design, whether caused by a design, engineering, manufacturing or component failure or deficiencies in our manufacturing processes, could result in product or component failures, which may damage our business reputation, and expose us to product liability or product warranty claims.
 
Product liability claims may include liability for personal injury or property damage. Product warranty claims may include liability to pay for the recall, repair or replacement of a product or component. Although we generally allocate liability for these claims in our contracts with our customers, even where we have allocated liability to our customers, our customers may not, or may not have the resources to, satisfy claims for costs or liabilities arising from a defective product or component for which they have assumed responsibility.
 
If we design, engineer or manufacture a product or component that is found to cause any personal injury or property damage or is otherwise found to be defective, we could spend a significant amount of money to resolve the claim. In addition, product liability and product recall insurance coverage are expensive and may not be available with respect to all of our services offerings on acceptable terms, in sufficient amounts, or at all. A successful product liability or product warranty claim in excess of our insurance coverage or any material claim for which insurance coverage is denied, limited or is not available could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
 
We may not meet regulatory quality standards applicable to our manufacturing and quality processes for medical devices, which could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations.
 
As a medical device manufacturer, we are required to register with the FDA and are subject to periodic inspection by the FDA for compliance with the FDA’s Quality System Regulation (QSR) requirements, which require manufacturers of medical devices to adhere to certain regulations, including testing, quality control and documentation procedures. Compliance with applicable regulatory requirements is subject to continual review and is rigorously monitored through periodic inspections by the FDA. In the European Community, we are required to maintain certain ISO certifications in order to sell our products and must undergo periodic inspections by notified bodies to obtain and maintain these certifications. If any FDA inspection reveals that we are not in compliance with QSRs or other FDA regulations, the FDA may take action against us, including issuing a letter of inspectional observations on FDA Form 483, issuing a warning letter, imposing fines on us, requiring a recall of the products we manufactured for our customers, or shutting down our manufacturing facility. If any of these actions were to occur, it would harm our reputation and cause our business to suffer.
 
Intellectual property infringement claims against our customers or us could harm our business.
 
Our design and manufacturing services and components offerings involve the creation and use of intellectual property rights, which subject us to the risk of claims of intellectual property infringement from third parties, as well as claims arising from the allocation of intellectual property rights among us and our customers. In addition, our customers may require that we indemnify them against the risk of intellectual property infringement. If any claims are brought against us or our customers for such infringement, whether or not these have merit, we could be required to expend significant resources in defense of such claims. In the event of such an infringement claim, we may be required to spend a significant amount of money to develop non-infringing alternatives or obtain licenses. We may not be successful in developing such alternatives or obtaining such licenses on reasonable terms or at all.
 
The success of certain of our activities depends on our ability to protect our intellectual property rights.
 
We retain certain intellectual property rights to some of the technologies that we develop as part of our engineering and design activities in our design and manufacturing services and components offerings. As the level of our engineering and design activities increases, the extent to which we rely on rights to intellectual property incorporated into products is increasing. The measures we have taken to prevent unauthorized use of our technology


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may not be successful. If we are unable to protect our intellectual property rights, this could reduce or eliminate the competitive advantages of our proprietary technology, which would harm our business.
 
We are exposed to intangible asset risk.
 
We have a substantial amount of intangible assets. These intangible assets are attributable to acquisitions and represent the difference between the purchase price paid for the acquired businesses and the fair value of the net tangible assets of the acquired businesses. We are required to evaluate goodwill and other intangibles for impairment whenever changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable from estimated future cash flows and, with respect to goodwill, on at least an annual basis. As a result of our annual and other periodic evaluations, we may determine that the intangible asset values need to be written down to their fair values, which could result in material charges that could be adverse to our operating results and financial position.
 
If OEMs stop or reduce their manufacturing and supply chain management outsourcing, our business could suffer.
 
Future growth in our revenues depends on new outsourcing opportunities in which we assume additional manufacturing and supply chain management responsibilities from OEMs. Current and prospective customers continuously evaluate our capabilities against other providers and the merits of manufacturing products themselves. To the extent that outsourcing opportunities are not available, either because OEMs decide to perform these functions internally or because they use other providers of these services, our future growth would be limited.
 
We may be adversely affected by shortages of required electronic components.
 
From time to time, we have experienced shortages of some of the electronic components that we use. These shortages can result from strong demand for those components or from problems experienced by suppliers. These unanticipated component shortages have resulted in curtailed production or delays in production, which prevented us from making scheduled shipments to customers in the past and may do so in the future. Our inability to make scheduled shipments could cause us to experience a reduction in sales, increase in inventory levels and costs, and could adversely affect relationships with existing and prospective customers. Component shortages may also increase our cost of goods sold because we may be required to pay higher prices for components in short supply and redesign or reconfigure products to accommodate substitute components. As a result, component shortages could adversely affect our operating results for a particular period due to the resulting revenue shortfall and increased manufacturing or component costs.
 
Implementation of a new information system could disrupt our operations and cause unanticipated increases in our costs.
 
We are in the process of implementing a new global procurement system throughout our global organization. Complications with the implementation of this system to replace the existing global procurement system used by these sites could result in material adverse consequences, including disruptions of operations, loss of information and unanticipated increases in costs.
 
Our exposure to financially troubled customers may adversely affect our financial results.
 
We provide EMS services to companies and industries that have in the past, and may in the future, experience financial difficulty. If our customers experience financial difficulty, we could have difficulty recovering amounts owed to us from these customers, or demand for our products from these customers could decline, either of which could adversely affect our financial position and results of operations.
 
Fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates could increase our operating costs.
 
Our manufacturing operations and industrial parks are located in lower cost regions of the world, such as Asia, Eastern Europe and Mexico; however, most of our purchase and sale transactions are denominated in United States Dollars, Japanese Yen or Euros. As a result, we are exposed to fluctuations in the functional currencies of our fixed cost overhead or our supply base relative to the currencies in which we conduct transactions.


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Currency exchange rates fluctuate on a daily basis as a result of a number of factors, including changes in a country’s political and economic policies. Volatility in the functional and non-functional currencies of our entities and the United States Dollar could seriously harm our business, operating results and financial condition. The primary impact of currency exchange fluctuations is on our cash, receivables, and payables of our operating entities. As part of our currency hedging strategy, we use financial instruments, primarily forward purchase and swap contracts, to hedge our United States Dollar and other currency commitments in order to reduce the short-term impact of foreign currency fluctuations on current assets and liabilities. If our hedging activities are not successful or if we change or reduce these hedging activities in the future, we may experience significant unexpected expenses from fluctuations in exchange rates.
 
We are also exposed to risks related to the valuation of the Chinese currency relative to other foreign currencies. The Chinese currency is the renminbi (RMB). The Chinese government relaxed its control over the exchange rate of the RMB relative to the United States Dollar by managing the fluctuation of the RMB within a range of 0.5% per day and pegging its value to the value of a basket of currencies, which currencies have not been identified. The RMB was previously pegged to the value of the United States Dollar. There is no certainty as to whether the Chinese government will elect to revalue the RMB again in the near future, or at all. A significant increase in the value of the RMB could adversely affect our financial results and cash flows by increasing both our manufacturing costs and the costs of our local supply base.
 
We depend on our executive officers and skilled management personnel.
 
Our success depends to a large extent upon the continued services of our executive officers. Generally our employees are not bound by employment or non-competition agreements, and we cannot assure you that we will retain our executive officers and other key employees. We could be seriously harmed by the loss of any of our executive officers. In order to manage our growth, we will need to recruit and retain additional skilled management personnel and if we are not able to do so, our business and our ability to continue to grow could be harmed. In addition, in connection with expanding our design services offerings, we must attract and retain experienced design engineers. There is substantial competition in our industry for highly skilled employees. Our failure to recruit and retain experienced design engineers could limit the growth of our design services offerings, which could adversely affect our business.
 
Our failure to comply with environmental laws could adversely affect our business.
 
We are subject to various federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations, including regulations governing the use, storage, discharge and disposal of hazardous substances used in our manufacturing processes. We are also subject to laws and regulations governing the recyclability of products, the materials that may be included in products, and our obligations to dispose of these products after end users have finished with them. Additionally, we may be exposed to liability to our customers relating to the materials that may be included in the components that we procure for our customers’ products. Any violation or alleged violation by us of environmental laws could subject us to significant costs, fines or other penalties.
 
We are also required to comply with an increasing number of product environmental compliance regulations focused on the restriction of certain hazardous substances. For example, the electronics industry became subject to the European Union’s Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives beginning in 2005 and 2006. Similar legislation has been or may be enacted in other jurisdictions, including in the United States and China. RoHS prohibits the use of lead, mercury and certain other specified substances in electronics products and WEEE requires industry OEMs to assume responsibility for the collection, recycling and management of waste electronic products and components. Recently, we completed the implementation of our internal conformance program for the European Union’s RoHS and to the first phase of the China RoHS directive. We have developed rigorous risk mitigating compliance programs designed to meet the needs of our customers as well as the regulations. These programs vary from collecting compliance data from our suppliers to full laboratory testing, and we require our supply chain to comply. Non-compliance could potentially result in significant costs and/or penalties. In the case of WEEE, the compliance responsibility rests primarily with OEMS rather than with EMS companies. However, OEMs may turn to EMS companies for assistance in meeting their WEEE obligations.


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In addition, we are responsible for cleanup of contamination at some of our current and former manufacturing facilities and at some third party sites. If more stringent compliance or cleanup standards under environmental laws or regulations are imposed, or the results of future testing and analyses at our current or former operating facilities indicate that we are responsible for the release of hazardous substances, we may be subject to additional liability. Additional environmental matters may arise in the future at sites where no problem is currently known or at sites that we may acquire in the future. Our failure to comply with environmental laws and regulations or adequately address contaminated sites could limit our ability to expand our facilities or could require us to incur significant expenses, which would harm our business.
 
The market price of our ordinary shares is volatile.
 
The stock market in recent years has experienced significant price and volume fluctuations that have affected the market prices of technology companies. These fluctuations have often been unrelated to or disproportionately impacted by the operating performance of these companies. The market for our ordinary shares may be subject to similar fluctuations. Factors such as fluctuations in our operating results, announcements of technological innovations or events affecting other companies in the electronics industry, currency fluctuations and general market conditions may cause the market price of our ordinary shares to decline.
 
It may be difficult for investors to effect services of process within the United States on us or to enforce civil liabilities under the federal securities laws of the United States against us.
 
We are incorporated in Singapore under the Companies Act, Chapter 50 of Singapore. Some of our officers reside outside the United States, and a substantial portion of our assets is located outside the United States. As a result, it may not be possible for investors to effect services of process upon us within the United States. Additionally, judgments obtained in U.S. courts based on the civil liability provisions of the U.S. federal securities laws may not be enforceable against us. Judgments of U.S. courts based on the civil liability provisions of the federal securities laws of the United States are not directly enforceable in Singapore courts, and Singapore courts may not enter judgments in original actions brought in Singapore courts based solely upon the civil liability provisions of the federal securities laws of the United States.
 
ITEM 1B.   UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
 
None.
 
ITEM 2.   PROPERTIES
 
Our facilities consist of a global network of industrial parks, regional manufacturing operations, design and engineering and product introduction centers, providing over 17.7 million square feet of manufacturing capacity as of March 31, 2007 (excluding facilities we have identified for closure, as described in Note 10, “Restructuring Charges” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8, “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data”). We own facilities with approximately 6.4 million square feet in Asia, 1.9 million square feet in the Americas and 1.8 million square feet in Europe. We lease facilities with approximately 4.3 million square feet in Asia, 1.7 million square feet in the Americas and 1.6 million square feet in Europe.
 
Our facilities include large industrial parks, ranging in size from approximately 300,000 to 3.7 million square feet, in Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Poland. We also have regional manufacturing operations, generally ranging in size from under 100,000 to approximately 1.0 million square feet, in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States. We also have smaller design and engineering centers and product introduction centers at a number of locations in the world’s major electronics markets.
 
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ITEM 3.   LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
We are subject to legal proceedings, claims, and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. We defend ourselves vigorously against any such claims. Although the outcome of these matters is currently not determinable, management does not expect that the ultimate costs to resolve these matters will have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.
 
ITEM 4.   SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
 
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PART II
 
ITEM 5.   MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
 
PRICE RANGE OF ORDINARY SHARES
 
Our ordinary shares are quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “FLEX.” The following table sets forth the high and low per share sales prices for our ordinary shares since the beginning of fiscal year 2006 as reported on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
 
                 
    High     Low  
 
Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2007
               
Fourth Quarter
  $ 12.16     $ 10.75  
Third Quarter
    13.19       11.08  
Second Quarter
    12.97       9.96  
First Quarter
    12.46       9.84  
Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2006
               
Fourth Quarter
  $ 11.29     $ 9.98  
Third Quarter
    12.80       9.20  
Second Quarter
    14.25       12.27  
First Quarter
    13.71       10.45  
 
As of May 18, 2007 there were 4,335 holders of record of our ordinary shares and the closing sales price of our ordinary shares as reported on the NASDAQ Global Select Market was $11.21 per share.
 
DIVIDENDS
 
Since inception, we have not declared or paid any cash dividends on our ordinary shares (exclusive of dividends paid by pooled entities prior to acquisition). The terms of our outstanding Senior Subordinated Notes restrict our ability to pay cash dividends. For more information, please see Note 4, “Bank Borrowings and Long-term Debt” to our consolidated financial statements included under Item 8, “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.”
 
SECURITIES AUTHORIZED FOR ISSUANCE UNDER EQUITY COMPENSATION PLANS
 
Information with respect to this item may be found in our definitive proxy statement to be delivered to shareholders in connection with our 2007 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Such information is incorporated by reference.


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STOCK PRICE PERFORMANCE GRAPH
 
The following stock price performance graph and accompanying information is not deemed to be “soliciting material” or to be “filed” with the SEC or subject to Regulation 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, regardless of any general incorporation language in any such filing.
 
The graph below compares the cumulative total shareholder return on our ordinary shares, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index and a peer group comprised of Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Celestica, Inc., Jabil Circuit, Inc., Sanmina-SCI Corporation and Solectron Corporation.
 
The graph below assumes that $100 was invested in our ordinary shares, in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index and in the peer group described above on March 31, 2002 and reflects the annual return through March 31, 2007, assuming dividend reinvestment.
 
The comparisons in the graph below are based on historical data and are not indicative of, or intended to forecast, the possible future performances of our ordinary shares.
 
COMPARISON OF 5-YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*
AMONG FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD., THE S&P 500 INDEX
AND A PEER GROUP
 
(PERFORMANCE GRAPH)
$100 invested on 3/31/02 in stock or index-including reinvestment of dividends. Fiscal year ending March 31.
 
                                                             
      3/02     3/03     3/04     3/05     3/06     3/07
Flextronics International Ltd. 
    $ 100.00       $ 47.78       $ 93.64       $ 65.97       $ 56.71       $ 59.95  
S&P 500 Index
      100.00         75.24         101.66         108.47         121.19         135.52  
Peer Group
      100.00         41.13         73.52         53.53         61.99         39.21  
                                                             


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RECENT SALES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES
 
None.
 
INCOME TAXATION UNDER SINGAPORE LAW
 
Dividends.  Singapore does not impose a withholding tax on dividends. Prior to January 1, 2003, Singapore applied a full imputation system to all dividends (other than exempt dividends) paid by a Singapore resident company. Effective on January 1, 2003, tax on corporate profits is final and dividends paid by a Singapore resident company will be tax exempt in the hands of a shareholder, whether or not the shareholder is a company or an individual and whether or not the shareholder is a Singapore resident. However, if the resident company was previously under the imputation system and has un-utilized dividend franking credits as of December 31, 2002, there will be a 5-year transition period from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007, during which a company may remain on the imputation system. Dividends declared by non-resident companies are not subject to the imputation system.
 
Gains on Disposal.  Under current Singapore tax law there is no tax on capital gains, and, thus any profits from the disposal of shares are not taxable in Singapore unless the gains arising from the disposal of shares are income in nature and subject to tax, especially if they arise from activities which the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore regards as the carrying on of a trade or business in Singapore (in which case, the profits on the sale would be taxable as trade profits rather than capital gains).
 
Shareholders who apply, or who are required to apply, the Singapore Financial Reporting Standard 39 Financial Instruments — Recognition and Measurement (“FRS 39”) for the purposes of Singapore income tax may be required to recognize gains or losses (not being gains or losses in the nature of capital) in accordance with the provisions of FRS 39 (as modified by the applicable provisions of Singapore income tax law) even though no sale or disposal of shares is made.
 
Stamp Duty.  There is no stamp duty payable for holding shares, and no duty is payable on the acquisition of newly-issued shares. When existing shares are acquired in Singapore, a stamp duty is payable on the instrument of transfer of the shares at the rate of 2 Singapore dollars (“S$”) for every S$1,000 of the market value of the shares. The stamp duty is borne by the purchaser unless there is an agreement to the contrary. If the instrument of transfer is executed outside of Singapore, the stamp duty must be paid only if the instrument of transfer is received in Singapore.
 
Estate Taxation.  If an individual who is not domiciled in Singapore dies on or after January 1, 2002, no estate tax is payable in Singapore on any of our shares held by the individual.
 
If property passing upon the death of an individual domiciled in Singapore includes our shares, Singapore estate duty is payable to the extent that the value of the shares aggregated with any other assets subject to Singapore estate duty exceeds S$600,000. Unless other exemptions apply to the other assets, for example, the separate exemption limit for residential properties, any excess beyond S$600,000 will be taxed at 5% on the first S$12,000,000 of the individual’s chargeable assets and thereafter at 10%.
 
An individual shareholder who is a U.S. citizen or resident (for U.S. estate tax purposes) will have the value of the shares included in the individual’s gross estate for U.S. estate tax purposes. An individual shareholder generally will be entitled to a tax credit against the shareholder’s U.S. estate tax to the extent the individual shareholder actually pays Singapore estate tax on the value of the shares; however, such tax credit is generally limited to the percentage of the U.S. estate tax attributable to the inclusion of the value of the shares included in the shareholder’s gross estate for U.S. estate tax purposes, adjusted further by a pro rata apportionment of available exemptions. Individuals who are domiciled in Singapore should consult their own tax advisors regarding the Singapore estate tax consequences of their investment.
 
Tax Treaties Regarding Withholding.  There is no reciprocal income tax treaty between the U.S. and Singapore regarding withholding taxes on dividends and capital gains.


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ITEM 6.   SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
These historical results are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected in the future. The following table is qualified by reference to and should be read in conjunction with Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and Item 8, “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.”
 
                                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005     2004     2003  
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)  
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:
                                       
Net sales
  $ 18,853,688     $ 15,287,976     $ 15,730,717     $ 14,479,262     $ 13,329,197  
Cost of sales
    17,777,859       14,354,461       14,720,532       13,676,855       12,626,105  
Restructuring charges(1)
    146,831       185,631       78,381       474,068       266,244  
                                         
Gross profit
    928,998       747,884       931,804       328,339       436,848  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    547,538       463,946       525,607       469,229       434,615  
Intangible amortization
    37,089       37,160       33,541       34,543       20,058  
Restructuring charges(1)
    5,026       30,110       16,978       54,785       30,711  
Other (income) charges, net(2)
    (77,594 )     (17,200 )     (13,491 )           7,456  
Interest and other expense, net
    91,986       92,951       89,996       77,241       92,774  
Gain on divestiture of operations
          (23,819 )                  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt
                16,328       103,909        
                                         
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    324,953       164,736       262,845       (411,368 )     (148,766 )
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
    4,053       54,218       (68,652 )     (64,958 )     (64,987 )
                                         
Income (loss) from continuing operations
    320,900       110,518       331,497       (346,410 )     (83,779 )
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
    187,738       30,644       8,374       (5,968 )     326  
                                         
Net income (loss)
  $ 508,638     $ 141,162     $ 339,871     $ (352,378 )   $ (83,453 )
                                         
Diluted earnings (loss) per share:
                                       
Continuing operations
  $ 0.54     $ 0.18     $ 0.57     $ (0.66 )   $ (0.16 )
                                         
Discontinued operations
  $ 0.31     $ 0.05     $ 0.01     $ (0.01 )   $  
                                         
Total
  $ 0.85     $ 0.24     $ 0.58     $ (0.67 )   $ (0.16 )
                                         
 


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    As of March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005     2004     2003  
    (In thousands)  
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA(3):
                                       
Working capital
  $ 1,102,979     $ 938,632     $ 906,971     $ 884,816     $ 897,741  
Total assets
    12,341,374       10,958,407       11,009,766       9,583,937       8,394,104  
Total long-term debt and capital lease obligations, excluding current portion
    1,493,805       1,489,366       1,709,570       1,624,261       1,049,853  
Shareholders’ equity
    6,176,659       5,354,647       5,224,048       4,367,213       4,542,020  
 
 
(1) We recognized restructuring charges of $151.9 million, $215.7 million, $95.4 million, $540.3 million (including $11.5 million attributable to discontinued operations) and $297.0 million in fiscal years 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003, respectively, associated with the consolidation and closure of several manufacturing facilities.
 
(2) We recognized $79.8 million, $20.6 million and $29.3 million of net foreign exchange gains from the liquidation of certain international entities in fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively. We also recognized $7.7 million and $7.6 million in executive separation costs in fiscal years 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
We recognized charges of $8.2 million and $7.4 million in fiscal years 2005 and 2003, respectively, for the other-than-temporary impairment of our investments in certain non-publicly traded companies. In fiscal year 2006, we recognized a net gain of $4.3 million related to our investments in certain non-publicly traded companies.
 
(3) Includes continuing and discontinued operations for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2006 and prior.
 
ITEM 7.   MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
This report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The words “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “plans” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements which refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly disclose any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring subsequent to filing this Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, those discussed in this section and in Item 1A, “Risk Factors.” In addition, new risks emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risk factors on our business. Accordingly, our future results may differ materially from historical results or from those discussed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, the reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
 
OVERVIEW
 
We are a leading provider of advanced design and electronics manufacturing services (“EMS”) to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) of a broad range of products in the following market segments: computing; mobile; consumer digital; telecommunications infrastructure; industrial, semiconductor and white goods; automotive, marine and aerospace; and medical devices. We provide a full range of vertically-integrated global supply chain services through which we design, build, and ship a complete packaged product for our customers. Customers leverage our services to meet their product requirements throughout the entire product life cycle. Our vertically-integrated service offerings include: design services; rigid printed circuit board and flexible circuit fabrication; systems assembly and manufacturing; logistics; after-sales services; and multiple component product offerings.

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We are one of the world’s largest EMS providers, with revenues from continuing operations of $18.9 billion in fiscal year 2007. As of March 31, 2007, our total manufacturing capacity was approximately 17.7 million square feet in over 30 countries across four continents. We have established an extensive network of manufacturing facilities in the world’s major electronics markets (Asia, the Americas and Europe) in order to serve the growing outsourcing needs of both multinational and regional OEMs. In fiscal year 2007, our net sales from continuing operations in Asia, the Americas and Europe represented approximately 61%, 22% and 17%, respectively, of our total net sales from continuing operations.
 
We believe that the combination of our extensive design and engineering services, global presence, vertically-integrated end-to-end services, advanced supply chain management, industrial campuses in low-cost geographic areas and operational track record provide us with a competitive advantage in the market for designing and manufacturing electronics products for leading multinational OEMs. Through these services and facilities, we simplify the global product development and manufacturing process and provide meaningful time to market and cost savings for our OEM customers.
 
We have actively pursued acquisitions and purchases of manufacturing facilities, design and engineering resources and technologies in order to expand our worldwide operations, broaden our service offerings, diversify and strengthen our customer relationships, and enhance our competitive position as a leading provider of comprehensive outsourcing solutions. We have completed numerous strategic transactions with OEM customers over the past several years, including Nortel, Kodak, Xerox, Kyocera and Casio. These strategic transactions have expanded our customer base, provided end-market diversification, and contributed to a significant portion of our revenue growth. Under these arrangements, we generally acquire inventory, equipment and other assets from the OEM and lease or acquire their manufacturing facilities while simultaneously entering into multi-year supply agreements for the production of their products. We will continue to selectively pursue strategic opportunities that we believe will further our business objectives and enhance shareholder value. OEM divestitures and other acquisitions involve numerous risks, including costs associated with integrating, closing and consolidating acquired facilities.
 
On November 30, 2006, we completed our acquisition of 100% of the outstanding common stock of IDW, a manufacturer and designer of high quality liquid crystal displays, modules and assemblies for a variety of customer needs including OEM applications, in a stock-for-stock merger. The acquisition of IDW broadens our components business platform, expands and diversifies our components offering, and increases our customer portfolio. IDW shareholders received 0.5653 of a Flextronics ordinary share for each share of IDW common stock, and as a result, we issued approximately 26.2 million shares in connection with the acquisition.
 
As part of our efforts to expand our vertically-integrated service offering, during fiscal year 2007, we also (i) added machining capabilities to our vertical offering, which gives us one of the strongest capital equipment solutions in our industry, primarily for the semiconductor equipment, aerospace and medical industries; (ii) enhanced our capabilities in motherboard design, which provides a higher level of value-add in delivering full system solutions to our customers and allows us to provide a more complete vertically-integrated solution to our computing customers, and (iii) expanded our service and manufacturing offerings to certain niche markets.
 
The EMS industry has experienced rapid change and growth over the past decade. The demand for advanced manufacturing capabilities and related supply chain management services continues to escalate as an increasing number of OEMs have outsourced some or all of their design and manufacturing requirements. Price pressure on our customers’ products in their end markets has led to increased demand for EMS production capacity in the lower-cost regions of the world, such as China, India, Malaysia, Mexico, and Eastern Europe, where we have a significant presence. We have responded by making strategic decisions to realign our global capacity and infrastructure with the demands of our customers to optimize the operating efficiencies that can be provided by our global presence. The overall impact of these activities is that we have shifted our manufacturing capacity to locations with higher efficiencies and, in most instances, lower costs, thereby enhancing our ability to provide cost-effective manufacturing service in order for us to retain and expand our existing relationships with customers and attract new business. As a result, we have recognized a significant amount of restructuring charges in connection with the realignment of our global capacity and infrastructure.


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Our operating results are affected by a number of factors, including the following:
 
  •  our customers may not be successful in marketing their products, their products may not gain widespread commercial acceptance, and our customers’ products have short product life cycles;
 
  •  our customers may cancel or delay orders or change production quantities;
 
  •  integration of acquired businesses and facilities;
 
  •  our operating results vary significantly from period to period due to the mix of the manufacturing services we are providing, the number and size of new manufacturing programs, the degree to which we utilize our manufacturing capacity, seasonal demand, shortages of components and other factors;
 
  •  our increased design services and components offerings may reduce our profitability as we are required to make substantial investments in the resources necessary to design and develop these products without guarantee of cost recovery and margin generation;
 
  •  our ability to achieve commercially viable production yields and to manufacture components in commercial quantities to the performance specifications demanded by our OEM customers; and
 
  •  managing growth and changes in our operations.
 
We also are subject to other risks as outlined in Item 1A, “Risk Factors.”
 
As part of our continuous evaluation of the strategic and financial contributions of each of our operations, we are focusing our efforts and resources on the reacceleration of revenue growth in our core vertically-integrated EMS business, which includes design, manufacturing services, components and logistics. We have divested certain non-core operations and we continue to assess further opportunities to maximize shareholder value with respect to our non-core activities through divestitures, equity carve-outs, spin-offs and other strategic transactions.
 
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP” or “GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from those estimates and assumptions.
 
We believe the following critical accounting policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements. For further discussion of our significant accounting policies, refer to Note 2, “Summary of Accounting Policies,” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8, “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.”
 
Revenue Recognition
 
We recognize manufacturing revenue when we ship goods or the goods are received by our customer, title and risk of ownership have passed, the price to the buyer is fixed or determinable and recoverability is reasonably assured. Generally, there are no formal customer acceptance requirements or further obligations related to manufacturing services. If such requirements or obligations exist, then we recognize the related revenues at the time when such requirements are completed and the obligations are fulfilled. We make provisions for estimated sales returns and other adjustments at the time revenue is recognized based upon contractual terms and an analysis of historical returns. These provisions were not material to our consolidated financial statements for the 2007, 2006 and 2005 fiscal years.
 
We provide a comprehensive suite of services for our customers that range from contract design services to original product design to repair services. We recognize service revenue when the services have been performed, and the related costs are expensed as incurred. Our net sales for services from continuing operations were less than 10% of our total sales from continuing operations during the 2007, 2006 and 2005 fiscal years, and accordingly, are included in net sales in the consolidated statements of operations.


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Stock-Based Compensation
 
We account for stock-based compensation in accordance with the provisions of SFAS No. 123 (Revised 2004), “Share-Based Payment” (“SFAS 123(R)”). Under the fair value recognition provisions of SFAS 123(R), stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and is recognized as expense ratably over the requisite service period of the award. Determining the appropriate fair value model and calculating the fair value of stock-based awards at the grant date requires judgment, including estimating stock price volatility and expected option life. If actual forfeitures differ significantly from our estimates, adjustments to compensation cost may be required in future periods.
 
Restructuring Charges
 
We recognize restructuring charges related to our plans to close or consolidate duplicate manufacturing and administrative facilities. In connection with these activities, we recognize restructuring charges for employee termination costs, long-lived asset impairment and other restructuring-related costs.
 
The recognition of these restructuring charges require that we make certain judgments and estimates regarding the nature, timing and amount of costs associated with the planned exit activity. To the extent our actual results in exiting these facilities differ from our estimates and assumptions, we may be required to revise the estimates of future liabilities, requiring the recognition of additional restructuring charges or the reduction of liabilities already recognized. At the end of each reporting period, we evaluate the remaining accrued balances to ensure that no excess accruals are retained and the utilization of the provisions are for their intended purpose in accordance with developed exit plans.
 
Refer to Note 10, “Restructuring Charges,” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8, “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” for further discussion of our restructuring activities.
 
Income Taxes
 
Our deferred income tax assets represent temporary differences between the carrying amount and the tax basis of existing assets and liabilities which will result in deductible amounts in future years, including net operating loss carryforwards. Based on estimates, the carrying value of our net deferred tax assets assumes that it is more likely than not that we will be able to generate sufficient future taxable income in certain tax jurisdictions to realize these deferred income tax assets. Our judgments regarding future profitability may change due to future market conditions, changes in U.S. or international tax laws and other factors. If these estimates and related assumptions change in the future, we may be required to increase or decrease our valuation allowance against deferred tax assets previously recognized, resulting in additional or lesser income tax expense.
 
In June 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (“FIN 48”) as an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes” (“SFAS 109”), which clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized by prescribing a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return, and also provides guidance on de-recognition of tax benefits previously recognized. We are required to adopt FIN 48 in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008. Although we continue to evaluate the full impact of adoption of the interpretation, we are not currently aware of any material impact from adoption on our consolidated results of operations or financial condition.
 
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
 
We perform ongoing credit evaluations of our customers’ financial condition and make provisions for doubtful accounts based on the outcome of those credit evaluations. We evaluate the collectibility of our accounts receivable based on specific customer circumstances, current economic trends, historical experience with collections and the age of past due receivables. Unanticipated changes in the liquidity or financial position of our customers may require additional provisions for doubtful accounts.


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Inventory Valuation
 
Our inventories are stated at the lower of cost (on a first-in, first-out basis) or market value. Our industry is characterized by rapid technological change, short-term customer commitments and rapid changes in demand. We make provisions for estimated excess and obsolete inventory based on our regular reviews of inventory quantities on hand, and the latest forecasts of product demand and production requirements from our customers. If actual market conditions or our customers’ product demands are less favorable than those projected, additional provisions may be required. In addition, unanticipated changes in the liquidity or financial position of our customers and/or changes in economic conditions may require additional provisions for inventories due to our customers’ inability to fulfill their contractual obligations with regard to inventory procured to fulfill customer demand.
 
Long-Lived Assets
 
We review property and equipment for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognized when the carrying amount of a long-lived asset exceeds its fair value. Recoverability of property and equipment is measured by comparing its carrying amount to the projected discounted cash flows the property and equipment are expected to generate. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment loss recognized, if any, is the amount by which the carrying amount of the property and equipment exceeds its fair value.
 
We evaluate goodwill for impairment on an annual basis. We also evaluate goodwill and other intangibles for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable from its estimated future cash flows. Recoverability of goodwill is measured at the reporting unit level by comparing the reporting unit’s carrying amount, including goodwill, to the fair value of the reporting unit. If the carrying amount of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, the amount of impairment loss recognized, if any, is measured using a discounted cash flow analysis. If, at the time of our annual evaluation, the net asset value (or “book value”) of any reporting unit is greater than its fair value, some or all of the related goodwill would likely be considered to be impaired. Further, to the extent the carrying value of the Company as a whole is greater than its market capitalization, all, or a significant portion of our goodwill may be considered impaired. To date, we have not recognized any impairment of our goodwill and other intangible assets in connection with our impairment evaluations. However, we have recognized impairment charges in connection with our restructuring activities.
 
Long-term Investments
 
We have certain investments in, and notes receivable from, non-publicly traded companies, which are included within other assets in our consolidated balance sheets. Non-majority-owned investments are accounted for using the equity method when we have an ownership percentage equal to or greater than 20%, or have the ability to significantly influence the operating decisions of the issuer; otherwise the cost method is used. We monitor these investments for impairment and make appropriate reductions in carrying values if we determine an impairment charge is required, based primarily on the financial condition and near-term prospects of these companies. Our ongoing consideration of these factors could result in additional impairment charges in the future, which could adversely affect our net income. Impairment charges for fiscal years 2007 and 2006 were not material. During fiscal year 2005, we recorded charges of $8.2 million for other-than-temporary impairment of our investments in certain non-publicly traded companies.
 


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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain statements of operations data expressed as a percentage of net sales. The financial information and the discussion below should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in this document. The data below, and discussion that follows, represents our results from continuing operations. Information related to the results of discontinued operations is provided separately following the continuing operations discussion.
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
 
Net sales
    100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Cost of sales
    94.3       93.9       93.6  
Restructuring charges
    0.8       1.2       0.5  
                         
Gross profit
    4.9       4.9       5.9  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    2.9       3.0       3.3  
Intangible amortization
    0.2       0.3       0.2  
Restructuring charges
          0.2       0.1  
Other income, net
    (0.4 )     (0.1 )     (0.1 )
Interest and other expense, net
    0.5       0.6       0.6  
Loss (gain) on divestitures of operations
          (0.2 )      
Loss on early extinguisment of debt
                0.1  
                         
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
    1.7       1.1       1.7  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
          0.4       (0.4 )
                         
Income from continuing operations
    1.7       0.7       2.1  
Discontinued operations:
                       
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
    1.0       0.2       0.1  
                         
Net income
    2.7 %     0.9 %     2.2 %
                         
 
Net sales
 
Net sales during fiscal year 2007 totaled $18.9 billion, representing an increase of $3.6 billion, or 23%, from $15.3 billion during fiscal year 2006, primarily due to new program wins from various customers and to a lesser extent, from various business acquisitions. Sales increased across all of the markets we serve, including; (i) an increase of $1.9 billion in the mobile communications market, (ii) an increase of $529.1 million in the consumer digital market, (iii) an increase of $523.0 million in the telecommunications infrastructure market, (iv) an increase of $513.1 million in the industrial, medical, automotive and other markets and (v) an increase of $80.3 million in the computing market. Net sales during fiscal year 2007 increased by $3.0 billion and $817.4 million in Asia and the Americas, respectively, offset by a decline of $239.9 million in Europe.
 
Net sales during fiscal year 2006 totaled $15.3 billion, representing a decrease of $442.7 million, or 3%, from $15.7 billion during fiscal year 2005. Overall, the decrease in net sales was mainly attributable to (i) a decrease of $776.0 million in the mobile communications market, of which approximately $1.1 billion was primarily attributable to two customers divesting their handset businesses to Asian suppliers offset by new program wins from various customers, and (ii) a decrease of $233.0 million in the consumer digital market. The decrease in net sales was offset by (i) an increase of $456.7 million in the telecommunications infrastructure market, which is primarily the result of our Nortel transaction and is net of a $490.5 million decrease in net sales resulting from the divestiture of our Network Services business in the September 2005 fiscal quarter, (ii) an increase of $94.6 million in the computing market and (iii) an increase of $14.9 million in the industrial, medical, automotive and other markets. Net sales during fiscal year 2006 declined by $2.1 billion in Europe, offset by increases of $905.8 million and $777.0 million in Asia and the Americas, respectively.


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Our ten largest customers during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005 accounted for approximately 64%, 63% and 62% of net sales, respectively, with Sony-Ericsson accounting for greater than 10% of our net sales during fiscal year 2007 and Sony-Ericsson and Hewlett-Packard each accounting for greater than 10% of our net sales during fiscal years 2006 and 2005.
 
Gross profit
 
Our gross profit is affected by a number of factors, including the number and size of new manufacturing programs, product mix, component costs and availability, product life cycles, unit volumes, pricing, competition, new product introductions, capacity utilization and the expansion and consolidation of manufacturing facilities. Typically, profitability lags revenue growth in new programs due to product start-up costs, lower manufacturing program volumes in the start-up phase, operational inefficiencies, and under-absorbed overhead. Gross margin often improves over time as manufacturing program volumes increase, as our utilization rates and overhead absorption improves, and as we increase the level of vertically-integrated manufacturing services content. As a result, our gross margin varies from period to period.
 
Our gross profit during fiscal year 2007 increased $181.1 million to $929.0 million from $747.9 million during fiscal year 2006. Gross margin remained at 4.9% of net sales during each of the respective periods. Gross margin was adversely impacted by 40 basis points primarily attributable to the divestiture of our Network Services division in the September 2005 quarter, together with increases in higher volume, lower margin customer programs, and higher start-up and integration costs associated with multiple new large scale programs in the current period, offset by a 40 basis point reduction in restructuring charges.
 
Our gross profit during fiscal year 2006 decreased $183.9 million to $747.9 million, or 4.9% of net sales, from $931.8 million, or 5.9% of net sales, during fiscal year 2005. The 100 basis point decrease in gross margin was mainly attributable to a 70 basis point increase in restructuring charges. The remaining decrease in gross margin was primarily attributable to the divestiture of our Network Services division in the September 2005 quarter, coupled with significant investments made in the development of our component and ODM capabilities, facility expansions and personnel requirements, and the start-up and integration costs incurred associated with our new customer programs during fiscal year 2006.
 
Restructuring charges
 
In recent years we have initiated a series of restructuring activities, which are intended to realign our global capacity and infrastructure with demand by our OEM customers and thereby improve our operational efficiency. These activities included:
 
  •  reducing excess workforce and capacity;
 
  •  consolidating and relocating certain manufacturing facilities to lower-cost regions; and
 
  •  consolidating and relocating certain administrative facilities.
 
These restructuring costs include employee severance, costs related to owned and leased facilities and equipment that are no longer in use and are to be disposed of, and other costs associated with the exit of certain contractual agreements due to facility closures. The overall impact of these activities is that we shift our manufacturing capacity to locations with higher efficiencies and, in most instances, lower costs, and better utilize our overall existing manufacturing capacity. This enhances our ability to provide cost-effective manufacturing service offerings, which enables us to retain and expand our existing relationships with customers and attract new business. We may utilize similar measures in the future to realign our operations relative to changing customer demand, which may materially affect our results of operations in the future. We believe that the potential savings in cost of goods sold achieved through lower depreciation and reduced employee expenses as a result of our restructurings will be offset in part by reduced revenues at the affected facilities.
 
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reduce our investment in property, plant and equipment. Approximately $146.8 million of the charges were classified as a component of cost of sales. The charges recognized by reportable geographic region amounted to $59.0 million, $49.6 million and $43.3 million for the Americas, Asia and Europe, respectively. As of March 31, 2007, accrued facility closure costs related to restructuring charges incurred during fiscal year 2007 were approximately $44.4 million, of which approximately $15.1 million was classified as a long-term obligation.
 
During fiscal year 2006, we recognized restructuring charges of approximately $215.7 million associated with the consolidation and closure of several manufacturing facilities, and related impairment of certain long-lived assets. Approximately $185.6 million of the restructuring charge was classified as a component of cost of sales. Restructuring charges recorded by reportable geographic region amounted to $164.5 million, $48.0 million and $3.2 million for Europe, the Americas and Asia, respectively. As of March 31, 2007, accrued facility closure costs related to restructuring charges incurred during fiscal year 2006 were approximately $16.2 million, of which approximately $2.6 million was classified as a long-term obligation.
 
During fiscal year 2005, we recognized restructuring charges of approximately $95.4 million associated with the consolidation and closure of several manufacturing facilities, and related impairment of certain long-lived assets. Approximately $78.4 million of the restructuring charges was classified as a component of cost of sales. Restructuring charges recorded by reportable geographic region amounted to $83.3 million, $9.7 million and $2.4 million for Europe, the Americas and Asia, respectively. As of March 31, 2007, accrued facility closure costs related to restructuring charges incurred during fiscal years 2005 and prior were approximately $6.6 million, of which approximately $4.1 million was classified as a long-term obligation.
 
Refer to Note 10, “Restructuring Charges,” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8, “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” for further discussion of our restructuring activities.
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
Our selling, general and administrative expenses, or SG&A, amounted to $547.5 million, or 2.9% of net sales, during fiscal year 2007, compared to $463.9 million, or 3.0% of net sales, during fiscal year 2006. The increase in SG&A during fiscal year 2007 was primarily attributable to overall investments in resources necessary to support our accelerating revenue growth, and approximately $25.2 million of incremental stock-based compensation expense from our adoption of SFAS 123(R) during the 2007 fiscal year. The increase in SG&A was partially offset by the divestiture of our Network Services division in the September 2005 fiscal quarter. The improvement in SG&A as a percentage of net sales during fiscal year 2007 was primarily attributable to higher net sales and the divestiture of our Network Services division.
 
Our SG&A amounted to $463.9 million, or 3.0% of net sales, during fiscal year 2006, compared to $525.6 million, or 3.3% of net sales, during fiscal year 2005. The decrease in SG&A and the improvement in SG&A as a percentage of net sales during fiscal year 2006 were primarily attributable to the divestiture of the Network Services division in the September 2005 fiscal quarter.
 
Other income, net
 
During fiscal year 2007, we recognized a foreign exchange gain of approximately $79.8 million from the liquidation of a certain international entity.
 
During fiscal year 2006, we recognized a foreign exchange gain of $20.6 million from the liquidation of certain international entities and a net gain of $4.3 million related to our investments in certain non-publicly traded companies, offset by approximately $7.7 million of charges related to the retirement of our former Chief Executive Officer.
 
During fiscal year 2005, we recognized a foreign exchange gain of $29.3 million from the liquidation of certain international entities, offset by a loss of $8.2 million for other than temporary impairment of our investments in certain non-publicly traded technology companies and $7.6 million of compensation charges related to the employment termination of our former Chief Financial Officer.


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Loss on early extinguishment of debt
 
During fiscal year 2005, we paid approximately $190.1 million to redeem €144.2 million of our 9.75% Euro Senior Subordinated Notes due 2010 and incurred a loss of $16.3 million associated with the early extinguishment of these Notes.
 
Income taxes
 
Certain of our subsidiaries have, at various times, been granted tax relief in their respective countries, resulting in lower income taxes than would otherwise be the case under ordinary tax rates. See Note 8, “Income Taxes,” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.”
 
The provision for income taxes in fiscal year 2007 includes an approximate $23.0 million benefit related to the restructuring and other charges we recognized during the 2007 fiscal year. The provision for income taxes in fiscal year 2006 includes $68.6 million of tax expense associated with the divestiture of our Network Services division, offset by a $17.8 million benefit resulting from a reduction in our previously recorded valuation allowances. The tax benefit for fiscal year 2005 is primarily attributable to the establishment of a $25.0 million deferred tax asset resulting from a tax law change in Hungary that replaced a tax holiday incentive with a tax credit incentive, and a $59.2 million tax benefit resulting from changes in valuation allowances.
 
The consolidated effective tax rate for a particular period varies depending on the amount of earnings from different jurisdictions, operating loss carryforwards, income tax credits, changes in previously established valuation allowances for deferred tax assets based upon our current analysis of the realizability of these deferred tax assets, as well as certain tax holidays and incentives granted to our subsidiaries primarily in China, Hungary and Malaysia.
 
In evaluating the realizability of deferred tax assets, we consider our recent history of operating income and losses by jurisdiction, exclusive of items that we believe are non-recurring in nature such as restructuring charges. We also consider the future projected operating income in the relevant jurisdiction and the effect of any tax planning strategies. Based on this analysis, we believe that the current valuation allowance is adequate.
 
In June 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (“FIN 48”) as an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes” (“SFAS 109”), which clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized by prescribing a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return, and also provides guidance on de-recognition of tax benefits previously recognized. We are required to adopt FIN 48 in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008. Although we continue to evaluate the full impact of adoption of the interpretation, we are not currently aware of any material impact from adoption on our consolidated results of operations or financial condition.


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Discontinued Operations
 
In a strategic effort to focus on our core vertically-integrated EMS business, which includes design, manufacturing services, components and logistics, we completed the sale of our Semiconductor and Software Development and Solutions businesses in September 2005 and September 2006, respectively. In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets” (“SFAS 144”), we have reported the results of operations and financial position of these businesses in discontinued operations within the statements of operations and balance sheets for all periods presented.
 
The results from discontinued operations were as follows:
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
 
Net sales
  $ 114,305     $ 278,018     $ 177,506  
Cost of sales
    72,648       172,747       107,328  
                         
Gross profit
    41,657       105,271       70,178  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    20,707       61,178       42,926  
Intangible amortization
    5,201       16,640       8,979  
Interest and other (income) expense, net
    (4,112 )     5,023       4,209  
Gain on divestiture of operations
    (181,228 )     (43,750 )      
                         
Income before income taxes
    201,089       66,180       14,064  
Provision for income taxes
    13,351       35,536       5,690  
                         
Net income of discontinued operations
  $ 187,738     $ 30,644     $ 8,374  
                         
 
Fiscal Year 2007
 
Net income for discontinued operations increased $157.1 million to $187.7 million in fiscal year 2007 as compared with $30.6 million in fiscal year 2006. The improvement in net income was primarily attributable to a $181.2 million pre-tax gain on the divestiture of our Software Development and Solutions business during fiscal year 2007 as compared to a $43.8 million gain on the divestiture of our Semiconductor business during fiscal year 2006, a decrease in minority interest expense associated with our approximately 29% ownership increase in FSS throughout fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and a reduction in the provision for income taxes. The reduction in the provision for income taxes was principally due to lower taxes resulting from the divestiture in fiscal year 2007 as compared to taxes attributable to the divestiture of our Semiconductor business in fiscal year 2006. This improvement in net income from discontinued operations was partially offset by the divestiture of our Software Development and Solutions business on September 1, 2006, and the divestiture of our Semiconductor business during the September 2005 fiscal quarter.
 
Fiscal Year 2006
 
Net sales, gross profit, SG&A and intangible amortization increased in fiscal year 2006 as compared with 2005 primarily due to a significant number of acquisitions during fiscal 2005, the series of which formed our Software Development and Solutions business. Accordingly, fiscal year 2006 included a full year of operations for our Software Development and Solutions business while fiscal year 2005 included only partial year results. This increase was partially offset by the fact that fiscal year 2006 includes only partial year results for our Semiconductor business, which was sold in September 2005. During fiscal year 2006, we recorded a pretax gain of $43.8 million from the sale of this business, which resulted in a tax expense of $30.3 million associated with the gain on sale, and differences between the recorded book and tax basis.
 
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES — CONTINUING AND DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
 
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had no borrowings outstanding as of March 31, 2007. These credit facilities are subject to compliance with certain financial covenants. As of March 31, 2007, we were in compliance with the covenants under our indentures and credit facilities. As discussed further under Contractual Obligations and Commitments below, on May 10, 2007, we replaced our existing $1.35 billion revolving credit facility with a new $2.0 billion credit facility. Working capital as of March 31, 2007 and 2006 was approximately $1.1 billion and $938.6 million, respectively.
 
Cash provided by operating activities amounted to $276.4 million, $549.4 million and $724.3 million during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
During fiscal year 2007, the following items generated cash from operating activities either directly or as a non-cash adjustment to net income:
 
  •  net income of $508.6 million;
 
  •  depreciation and amortization of $326.8 million;
 
  •  non-cash impairment and other charges of $94.9 million;
 
  •  non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $32.3 million;
 
  •  an increase in accounts payable and other liabilities of $411.1 million; and
 
  •  a decrease in other current and non-current assets of $34.6 million.
 
During fiscal year 2007, the following items reduced cash from operating activities either directly or as a non-cash adjustment to net income:
 
  •  the pre-tax gain associated with the divestiture of our Software Development and Solutions business in the amount of $181.2 million;
 
  •  non-cash foreign exchange gain of $79.8 million from the liquidation of a certain international entity;
 
  •  an increase in inventories of $628.0 million; and
 
  •  an increase in accounts receivable of $199.5 million.
 
The increases in our working capital accounts were due primarily to increased overall business activity and in anticipation of continued growth.
 
During fiscal year 2006, the following items generated cash from operating activities either directly or as a non-cash adjustment to net income:
 
  •  net income of $141.2 million;
 
  •  depreciation and amortization of $327.1 million;
 
  •  non-cash restructuring charges of $63.7 million;
 
  •  an increase in accounts payable and other accrued liabilities of $278.8 million; and
 
  •  a decrease in accounts receivable of $172.6 million.
 
During fiscal year 2006, the following items reduced cash from operating activities either directly or as a non-cash adjustment to net income:
 
  •  the pre-tax gain associated with the divestitures of our Network Services and Semiconductor businesses in the amount of $67.6 million;
 
  •  an increase in inventories of $221.0 million; and
 
  •  an increase in other current and non-current assets of $171.5 million.
 
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During fiscal year 2005, the following items generated cash from operating activities either directly or as a non-cash adjustment to net income:
 
  •  net income of $339.9 million;
 
  •  depreciation and amortization charges of $351.5 million;
 
  •  non-cash restructuring charges of $22.2 million;
 
  •  a decrease in accounts receivable of $110.9 million;
 
  •  a decrease in other assets of $61.3 million; and
 
  •  an increase in accounts payable and other current liabilities of $19.6 million.
 
During fiscal year 2005, the following items reduced cash from operating activities either directly or as a non-cash adjustment to net income:
 
  •  an increase in inventories of $105.1 million.
 
The decrease in accounts receivable was due in part to a slight decline of year-over-year revenues for the March 2005 quarter. The increase in inventory was primarily due to inventory procurement patterns to support the acceleration of revenue demand in the June fiscal 2006 quarter, coupled with mix changes for increased telecommunications infrastructure and automotive, industrial and other revenue, and lower high-turnover inventory related to handset revenue.
 
Cash used in investing activities amounted to $391.5 million, $428.9 million and $738.3 million during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
Cash used in investing activities during fiscal year 2007 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  net capital expenditures of $569.4 million for the purchase of equipment and for the continued expansion of various low cost, high volume manufacturing facilities and industrial parks, as well as for the continued investment in our printed circuit board operations and components business;
 
  •  payments for the acquisition of businesses of $356.4 million, including $215.0 million associated with our Nortel transaction, $18.1 million for additional shares purchased in Hughes Software Systems and $123.3 million for various other acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired, and contingent purchase price adjustments relating to certain historic acquisitions; and
 
  •  $145.5 million of investments in intangible assets, certain non-publicly traded technology companies and notes receivables.
 
Cash provided by investing activities during fiscal year 2007 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  proceeds of $579.9 million from the divestiture of our Software Development and Solutions business, net of cash held by the business of $108.6 million; and
 
  •  proceeds of $100.0 million from the liquidation of certificates of deposits and acquired available-for-sale securities.
 
Cash used in investing activities during fiscal year 2006 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  net capital expenditures of $251.2 million for the purchase of equipment and for the continued expansion of various low cost, high volume manufacturing facilities; and
 
  •  payments for the acquisition of businesses amounted to $649.2 million, including $269.7 million associated with our Nortel transaction, $154.3 million for additional shares purchased in Hughes Software Systems, and $225.2 million for various other acquisitions of businesses and contingent purchase price adjustments relating to certain historic acquisitions.


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Cash provided by investing activities during fiscal year 2006 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  $518.5 million in proceeds from the divestitures of our Network Services and Semiconductor businesses, net of cash held by the businesses of $33.1 million.
 
Cash used in investing activities during fiscal year 2005 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  net capital expenditures of $289.7 million for the purchase of equipment and for the continued expansion of various manufacturing facilities in certain low cost, high volume centers, primarily in Asia; and
 
  •  payments for the acquisition of businesses amounted to $469.0 million, including $250.2 million associated with our purchase of the majority of Hughes Software Systems, $96.5 million associated with our Nortel transaction and $122.3 million for various other acquisitions of businesses and contingent purchase price adjustments relating to certain historic acquisitions.
 
Cash provided by investing activities during fiscal year 2005 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  $34.9 million of proceeds from our participation in our trade receivables securitization program.
 
Cash used in financing activities amounted to $101.0 million and $44.3 million in fiscal years 2007 and 2006, respectively, as compared to cash provided by financing activities of $316.3 million in fiscal year 2005.
 
Cash used in financing activities during fiscal year 2007 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  net repayment of bank borrowings and capital lease obligations amounting to $122.1 million;
 
Cash provided by financing activities during fiscal year 2007 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  $21.2 million of proceeds from the sale of ordinary shares under our employee stock plans.
 
Cash used in financing activities during fiscal year 2006 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  the repurchase of $97.9 million principal amount of our 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due November 2014.
 
Cash provided by financing activities during fiscal year 2006 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  proceeds of $50.0 million from the sale of ordinary shares under our employee stock plans.
 
Cash provided by financing activities during fiscal year 2005 primarily related to:
 
  •  net proceeds of $299.5 million from the public offering of approximately 24.3 million ordinary shares;
 
  •  net proceeds of $493.0 million from the issuance of our 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due November 2014; and
 
  •  proceeds of $36.6 million from the sale of ordinary shares under our employee stock plans.
 
Cash used in financing activities during fiscal year 2005 primarily related to the following:
 
  •  the repurchase of $190.1 million of our 9.75% Euro Senior Subordinated Notes due 2010; and
 
  •  net repayments of borrowings under our revolving credit facility and other bank borrowings of $298.8 million.
 
Our liquidity is affected by many factors, some of which are based on normal ongoing operations of our business and some of which arise from fluctuations related to global economics and markets. Our cash balances are generated and held in many locations throughout the world. Local government regulations may restrict our ability to move cash balances to meet cash needs under certain circumstances. We do not currently expect such regulations and restrictions to impact our ability to pay vendors and conduct operations throughout our global organization.
 
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utilize operating leases for the new facilities and equipment, the extent of cash charges associated with any future restructuring activities and levels of shipments and changes in volumes of customer orders.
 
Historically, we have funded our operations from cash and cash equivalents generated from operations, proceeds from public offerings of equity and debt securities, bank debt and lease financings. We also continuously sell a designated pool of trade receivables to a third-party qualified special purpose entity, which in turn sells an undivided ownership interest to a conduit, administered by an unaffiliated financial institution. In addition to this financial institution, we participate in the securitization agreement as an investor in the conduit.
 
As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, approximately $427.7 million and $228.0 million of our accounts receivable, respectively, had been sold to the third-party qualified special purpose entity described above, which represent the face amount of the total outstanding trade receivables on all designated customer accounts on those dates. We received net cash proceeds of approximately $334.0 million and $156.6 million from the unaffiliated financial institutions for the sale of these receivables as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. We have a recourse obligation that is limited to the deferred purchase price receivable, which approximates 5% of the total sold receivables, and our own investment participation, the total of which was approximately $93.7 million and $71.4 million as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
 
We also sold our accounts receivable to certain third-party banking institutions with limited recourse, which management believes is nominal. The outstanding balance of receivables sold and not yet collected was approximately $398.7 million and $218.5 million as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
 
We believe that our existing cash balances, together with anticipated cash flows from operations and borrowings available under our credit facilities will be sufficient to fund our operations through at least the next twelve months.
 
It is possible that future acquisitions may be significant and may require the payment of cash. We anticipate that we will continue to enter into debt and equity financings, sales of accounts receivable and lease transactions to fund our acquisitions and anticipated growth. The sale or issuance of equity or convertible debt securities could result in dilution to our current shareholders. Further, we may issue debt securities that have rights and privileges senior to those of holders of our ordinary shares, and the terms of this debt could impose restrictions on our operations and could increase our debt service obligations. Additional debt financing also could increase our leverage and potentially affect our credit ratings. Any downgrades in our credit ratings could adversely affect our ability to borrow by resulting in more restrictive borrowing terms. On April 16, 2006, we announced that our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $250.0 million of our outstanding ordinary shares. The stock repurchase program does not obligate us to repurchase any specific number of shares and may be suspended or terminated at any time. As of March 31, 2007, we have not repurchased any of our outstanding ordinary shares. We are continuing to assess our capital structure, and evaluate the merits of redeploying available cash to reduce existing debt or repurchase our ordinary shares.
 
CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND COMMITMENTS
 
We have a revolving credit facility in the amount of $1.35 billion, under which there were no borrowings outstanding as of March 31, 2007 or 2006. As of March 31, 2007, we were in compliance with the covenants under our existing $1.35 billion credit facility.
 
On May 10, 2007, we entered into a new five-year $2.0 billion credit facility, which expires in May 2012 (the “New Credit Facility”). The New Credit Facility replaces our existing $1.35 billion credit facility. Borrowings under the New Credit Facility bear interest, at our option, either at (i) the base rate (the greater of the agent’s prime rate or the federal funds rate plus 0.50%); or (ii) LIBOR plus the applicable margin for LIBOR loans ranging between 0.50% and 1.25%, based on our credit ratings. We are required to pay a quarterly commitment fee ranging from 0.10% to 0.20% per annum on the unutilized portion of the New Credit Facility based on our credit ratings and, if the utilized portion of the New Credit Facility exceeds 50% of the total commitments, a quarterly utilization fee of 0.125% on such utilized portion. We are also required to pay letter of credit usage fees ranging between 0.50% and 1.25% per annum (based on our credit ratings) on the amount of the daily average outstanding letters of credit and a fronting fee of (i) in the case of commercial letters of credit, 0.125% of the amount available to be drawn under such


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letters of credit, and (ii) in the case of standby letters of credit, 0.125% per annum on the daily average undrawn amount of such letters of credit.
 
The New Credit Facility is unsecured, and contains customary restrictions on our ability to (i) incur certain debt, (ii) make certain investments, (iii) make certain acquisitions of other entities, (iv) incur liens, (v) dispose of assets, (vi) make non-cash distributions to shareholders, and (vii) engage in transactions with affiliates. These covenants are subject to a number of significant exceptions and limitations. The New Credit Facility also requires that we maintain a maximum ratio of total indebtedness to EBITDA (earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization), and a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, as defined, during the term of the New Credit Facility. Borrowings under the New Credit Facility are guaranteed by us and certain of our subsidiaries.
 
We and certain of our subsidiaries also have various uncommitted revolving credit facilities, lines of credit and term loans under which there were approximately $8.1 million and $104.3 million outstanding as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. These facilities, lines of credit and term loans bear annual interest at the respective country’s inter-bank offering rate, plus an applicable margin ranging from 0.45% to 1.50%, and generally have maturities that expire on various dates through fiscal year 2008. The credit facilities are unsecured and contain certain covenants that are aligned with the covenants under our $1.35 billion revolving credit facility discussed above. As of March 31, 2007, we were in compliance with the financial covenants under the credit facilities. The lines of credit and term loans are primarily secured by accounts receivable.
 
We have purchase obligations that arise in the normal course of business, primarily consisting of binding purchase orders for inventory related items and capital expenditures. As of March 31, 2007, our outstanding debt obligations included: (i) borrowings outstanding related to our Senior Subordinated Notes, (ii) borrowings outstanding related to our Convertible Junior Subordinated Notes, (iii) amounts drawn by subsidiaries on various lines of credit, (iv) equipment financed under capital leases and (v) other term obligations. Additionally, we have leased certain of our facilities under operating lease commitments.
 
Future payments due under our purchase obligations, debt and related interest obligations and lease contracts are as follows:
 
                                         
          Less Than
                Greater Than
 
    Total     1 Year     1 - 3 Years     4 - 5 Years     5 Years  
    (In thousands)  
 
Contractual Obligations:
                                       
Purchase obligations
  $ 1,023,437     $ 1,023,437     $     $     $  
Long-term debt obligations
    1,500,104       8,094       195,582       507,659       788,769  
Interest on long-term debt obligations
    388,788       59,192       117,947       108,741       102,908  
Total minimum payments under capital lease obligations
    2,500       390       849       597       664  
Operating leases, net of subleases
    417,482       69,801       98,439       68,324       180,918  
                                         
Total contractual obligations
  $ 3,332,311     $ 1,160,914     $ 412,817     $ 685,321     $ 1,073,259  
                                         
 
Our purchase obligations can fluctuate significantly from period-to-period and can materially impact our future operating asset and liability balances, and our future working capital requirements. We intend to use our existing cash balances, together with anticipated cash flows from operations to fund our existing and future contractual obligations.
 
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
In September 2006, we completed the sale of our Software Development and Solutions business to Software Development Group (now known as “Aricent”), an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”). We received aggregate cash payments of approximately $688.5 million, an eight-year $250.0 million face value promissory note with an initial 10.5% paid-in-kind interest coupon fair valued at approximately $204.9 million (resulting in an effective yield of approximately 14.8%), and retained a 15% ownership interest in Aricent, fair valued at approximately $57.1 million. The aggregate net assets sold in the divestiture were approximately


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$704.4 million. After approximately $64.9 million in adjustments primarily attributable to transaction costs, working capital adjustments, the fair value of our obligations under certain non-compete and indemnification agreements, the reversal of cumulative translation losses recognized as a result of the sale and expense related to stock-based compensation and bonuses, the divestiture resulted in a gain of approximately $171.2 million, net of $10.0 million of estimated tax on the sale, which is included in income from discontinued operations in the consolidated statements of operations during fiscal year 2007. Mr. Michael E. Marks, the Chairman of our Board of Directors, was a member of KKR at the time of the transaction. The terms of the transaction were based on arms-length negotiations between us and KKR, and were approved by an independent committee of our Board of Directors as well as by the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors.
 
On March 2, 2003, we entered into a Note Purchase Agreement with Silver Lake Partners Cayman, L.P., Silver Lake Investors Cayman, L.P. and Silver Lake Technology Investors Cayman, L.P. (the “Note Holders”), affiliates of Silver Lake Partners, pursuant to which we have outstanding $195.0 million aggregate principal amount of our Zero Coupon Convertible Junior Subordinated Notes due 2008 to the Note Holders. On July 14, 2006, we entered into a First Amendment to Note Purchase Agreement (the “First Amendment”) with the Note Holders, providing for the amendment of the Note Purchase Agreement and the Notes to, among other things, (i) extend the maturity date of the Notes to July 31, 2009 and (ii) define the means by which the Notes and any conversion spread (excess of conversion value over face amount) will be settled upon maturity. The Notes may no longer be converted or redeemed prior to maturity, other than in connection with certain change of control transactions, and upon maturity will be settled by the payment of cash equal to the face amount of the Notes and the issuance of shares to settle any conversion spread of the Notes. Mr. James A. Davidson is a member of our Board of Directors and co-founder and managing director of Silver Lake Partners. The terms of the transaction were based on arms-length negotiations between us and Silver Lake Partners, and were approved by our Board of Directors as well as by the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors, with Mr. Davidson abstaining in each case.
 
NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
In November 2004, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 151, “Inventory Costs, an amendment of ARB No. 43, Chapter 4” (“SFAS 151”). This statement amends the guidance of ARB. No 43, Chapter 4 “Inventory Pricing” and requires that abnormal amounts of idle facility expense, freight, handling costs, and wasted material be recognized as current period charges. In addition, this statement requires that allocation of fixed production overheads to the costs of conversion be based on the normal capacity of the production facilities. SFAS 151 was effective for inventory costs incurred during fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2005 and was adopted by us in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007. The application of SFAS 151 did not have a material impact on our consolidated results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.
 
In March 2006, the FASB issued Statement No. 156, “Accounting for Servicing of Financial Assets”
(“SFAS 156”), which amends SFAS 140, “Accounting for Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets and Extinguishments of Liabilities.” SFAS 156 requires recognition of a servicing asset or liability at fair value each time an obligation is undertaken to service a financial asset by entering into a servicing contract. SFAS 156 also provides guidance on subsequent measurement methods for each class of servicing assets and liabilities and specifies financial statement presentation and disclosure requirements. SFAS 156 is effective for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2006 and is required to be adopted by us in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008. We do not expect the adoption of SFAS 156 will have a material impact on our consolidated results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.
 
In September 2006, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“SFAS 157”), which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value under generally accepted accounting principles, and expands the requisite disclosures for fair value measurements. SFAS 157 is effective in fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and is required to be adopted by us in the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. We are currently assessing the impact of adopting SFAS 157 on our consolidated results of operations and financial condition.
 
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88, 106, and 132R” (“SFAS 158”). This statement requires recognition of the over-funded or under-funded status of defined benefit post-retirement plans as an asset or liability, respectively, in the statement of financial position and to recognize changes in that funded status in comprehensive income in the year in which changes occur. SFAS 158 also requires measurement of the funded status of a plan as of the date of the statement of financial position. SFAS 158 is effective for recognition of the funded status of benefit plans for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2006 and was adopted by us in the current fiscal year. The recognition of the funded status of our benefit plans did not have a material impact on our consolidated results of operations and financial condition as of March 31, 2007. The measurement date provisions of SFAS 158 are effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2008 and are required to be adopted by us beginning in fiscal year 2009.
 
In February 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 159, “Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115” (“SFAS 159”).  SFAS 159 permits entities to choose to measure certain financial instruments and certain other items at fair value at specified election dates. The fair value option may be applied instrument by instrument with certain exceptions and is applied generally on an irrevocable basis to the entire instrument. SFAS 159 is effective in fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and is required to be adopted by us in the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. Early adoption is permitted under certain circumstances. We are currently assessing the impact of adopting SFAS 159 on our consolidated results of operations and financial condition.
 
In June 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (“FIN 48”) as an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes” (“SFAS 109”). This interpretation clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized by prescribing a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. This interpretation also provides guidance on de-recognition of tax benefits previously recognized and additional disclosures for unrecognized tax benefits, interest and penalties. The evaluation of a tax position in accordance with this interpretation begins with a determination as to whether it is more likely than not that a tax position will be sustained upon examination based on the technical merits of the position. A tax position that meets the more-likely-than-not recognition threshold is then measured at the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement for recognition in the financial statements. FIN 48 is effective no later than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2006, and is required to be adopted by us in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008. Although we continue to evaluate the full impact of adoption of the interpretation, we are not currently aware of any material impact from adoption on our consolidated results of operations or financial condition.
 
In September 2006, the SEC released Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements,” (“SAB 108”), which provides interpretive guidance on how the effects of the carryover or reversal of prior year misstatements should be considered in quantifying a current year misstatement. Pursuant to SAB 108, registrants are required to quantify errors using both a balance sheet and an income statement approach and evaluate whether either approach results in quantifying a misstatement that, when all relevant quantitative and qualitative factors are considered, is material. SAB 108 was effective for fiscal years ending after November 15, 2006 and was applied by us in the current fiscal year. The application of SAB 108 did not have a material impact on our consolidated results of operations and financial condition as of March 31, 2007.
 
ITEM 7A.   QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
INTEREST RATE RISK
 
A portion of our exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates relates to our investment portfolio, which consists of highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less from original dates of purchase. We do not use derivative financial instruments in our investment portfolio. We place cash and cash equivalents with various major financial institutions and limit the amount of credit exposure to the greater of 20% of the total investment portfolio or $10.0 million in any single institution. We protect our invested principal by limiting default risk, market risk and reinvestment risk. We mitigate default risk by investing in investment grade securities and by constantly


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positioning the portfolio to respond appropriately to a reduction in credit rating of any investment issuer, guarantor or depository to levels below the credit ratings dictated by our investment policy. The portfolio includes only marketable securities with active secondary or resale markets to ensure portfolio liquidity. Maturities of short-term investments are timed, whenever possible, to correspond with debt payments and capital investments. As of March 31, 2007, the outstanding amount in the investment portfolio was $156.6 million, comprised mainly of money market funds with an average return of 4.42% for dollar denominated investments and 3.68% for Euro denominated investments. A hypothetical 10% change in interest rates would not have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows over the next fiscal year.
 
In November 2004, we issued $500.0 million of 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due in November 2014, of which $402.1 million of the original amount was outstanding as of March 31, 2007. Interest is payable semiannually on May 15 and November 15. We also entered into interest rate swap transactions to effectively convert a portion of the fixed interest rate debt to a variable rate. The swaps, having notional amounts totaling $400.0 million and which expire in November 2014, are accounted for as fair value hedges under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133, “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” (“SFAS 133”). Under the terms of the swaps, we pay an interest rate equal to the six-month LIBOR (estimated at 5.31% as of March 31, 2007), set in arrears, plus a fixed spread of 1.37% to 1.52% and receive a fixed rate of 6.25%. No portion of the swap transaction is treated as ineffective under SFAS 133. As of March 31, 2007, we recognized approximately $13.0 million in other current liabilities to reflect the fair value of the interest rate swaps, with a corresponding decrease to the carrying value of the 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes on the consolidated balance sheet.
 
We had fixed and variable rate debt outstanding of approximately $1.5 billion as of March 31, 2007, of which approximately 74% related to fixed rate debt obligations. Our fixed rate debt consists primarily of $407.3 million of Senior Subordinated Notes with a weighted-average interest rate of 6.56%, $500.0 million of 1% Coupon Convertible Subordinated Notes, $195.0 million of Zero Coupon, Zero Yield, Convertible Junior Subordinated Notes, and $4.7 million of other fixed rate obligations. Our variable rate debt includes our 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due November 2014, which have been swapped to variable debt as discussed above, plus demand notes and certain variable lines of credit. These credit lines are located throughout the world and are based on a spread over that country’s inter-bank offering rate. Our variable rate debt instruments create exposures for us related to interest rate risk. As of March 31, 2007, the balance outstanding on our variable rate debt obligations was approximately $393.1 million. A hypothetical 10% change in interest rates would not have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows over the next fiscal year.
 
As of March 31, 2007, the approximate fair values of our 6.5% Senior Subordinated Notes, 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes, and 1% Convertible Subordinated Notes were 99.25%, 97.0% and 95.75% of their face values on March 31, 2007, respectively, based on broker trading prices.
 
FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE RISK
 
We transact business in various foreign countries and are, therefore, subject to risk of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. We have established a foreign currency risk management policy to manage this risk. To the extent possible, we manage our foreign currency exposure by evaluating and using non-financial techniques, such as currency of invoice, leading and lagging payments and receivables management. In addition, we borrow in various foreign currencies and enter into short-term foreign currency forward and swap contracts to hedge only those currency exposures associated with certain assets and liabilities, mainly accounts receivable and accounts payable, and cash flows denominated in non-functional currencies.
 
We try to maintain a fully hedged position for certain transaction exposures. These exposures are primarily, but not limited to, revenues, customer and vendor payments and inter-company balances in currencies other than the functional currency unit of the operating entity. The credit risk of our foreign currency forward and swap contracts is minimized since all contracts are with large financial institutions. The gains and losses on forward and swap contracts generally offset the losses and gains on the assets, liabilities and transactions hedged. The fair value of currency forward and swap contracts is reported on the balance sheet. The aggregate notional amount of outstanding contracts as of March 31, 2007 amounted to $2.1 billion and the recorded fair value was not material. The majority of these foreign exchange contracts expire in less than three months and all expire within one year. They will settle


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in Brazilian real, British pound, Canadian dollar, Czech krone, Danish krone, Euro, Hong Kong dollar, Hungarian forint, Israel shekel, Indian rupee, Japanese yen, Malaysian ringgit, Mexican peso, Norwegian krone, Polish zloty, Singapore dollar, South African rand, Swedish krona, and U.S. dollar.
 
Based on our overall currency rate exposures as of March 31, 2007, including derivative financial instruments and nonfunctional currency-denominated receivables and payables, a near-term 10% appreciation or depreciation of the U.S. dollar from its cross-functional rates would not have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows over the next fiscal year.


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ITEM 8.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of
Flextronics International Ltd.
Singapore
 
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Flextronics International Ltd. and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2007. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2007, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 
As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, effective April 1, 2006, the Company changed its method of accounting for stock-based compensation in accordance with guidance provided in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123(R), Share-Based Payment.
 
We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2007, based on the criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated May 25, 2007 expressed an unqualified opinion on management’s assessment of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and an unqualified opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
 
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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
                 
    As of March 31,  
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands except
 
    share amounts)  
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 714,525     $ 942,859  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $17,074 and $17,749 as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively
    1,754,705       1,496,520  
Inventories
    2,562,303       1,738,310  
Deferred income taxes
    11,105       9,643  
Current assets of discontinued operations
          89,509  
Other current assets
    548,409       620,095  
                 
Total current assets
    5,591,047       4,896,936  
Property and equipment, net
    1,998,706       1,586,486  
Deferred income taxes
    669,898       646,431  
Goodwill
    3,076,400       2,676,727  
Other intangible assets, net
    187,920       115,064  
Long-term assets of discontinued operations
          574,384  
Other assets
    817,403       462,379  
                 
Total assets
  $ 12,341,374     $ 10,958,407  
                 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
               
Bank borrowings, current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
  $ 8,385     $ 106,099  
Accounts payable
    3,440,845       2,758,019  
Accrued payroll
    215,593       184,483  
Current liabilities of discontinued operations
          57,213  
Other current liabilities
    823,245       852,490  
                 
Total current liabilities
    4,488,068       3,958,304  
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, net of current portion
    1,493,805       1,488,975  
Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations
          30,578  
Other liabilities
    182,842       125,903  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)
               
Shareholders’ equity
               
Ordinary shares, no par value; 607,544,548 and 578,141,566 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively
    5,923,799       5,572,574  
Retained earnings (deficit)
    267,200       (241,438 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
    (14,340 )     27,565  
Deferred compensation
          (4,054 )
                 
Total shareholders’ equity
    6,176,659       5,354,647  
                 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
  $ 12,341,374     $ 10,958,407  
                 
 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)  
 
Net sales
  $ 18,853,688     $ 15,287,976     $ 15,730,717  
Cost of sales (including $3,884 of stock-based compensation expense for the year ended March 31, 2007)
    17,777,859       14,354,461       14,720,532  
Restructuring charges
    146,831       185,631       78,381  
                         
Gross profit
    928,998       747,884       931,804  
Selling, general and administrative expenses (including $27,884 of stock-based compensation expense for the year ended March 31, 2007)
    547,538       463,946       525,607  
Intangible amortization
    37,089       37,160       33,541  
Restructuring charges
    5,026       30,110       16,978  
Other income, net
    (77,594 )     (17,200 )     (13,491 )
Interest and other expense, net
    91,986       92,951       89,996  
Gain on divestiture of operations
          (23,819 )      
Loss on early extinguishment of debt
                16,328  
                         
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
    324,953       164,736       262,845  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
    4,053       54,218       (68,652 )
                         
Income from continuing operations
  $ 320,900     $ 110,518     $ 331,497  
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
    187,738       30,644       8,374  
                         
Net income
  $ 508,638     $ 141,162     $ 339,871  
                         
Earnings per share:
                       
Income from continuing operations:
                       
Basic
  $ 0.55     $ 0.19     $ 0.60  
                         
Diluted
  $ 0.54     $ 0.18     $ 0.57  
                         
Income from discontinued operations:
                       
Basic
  $ 0.32     $ 0.05     $ 0.02  
                         
Diluted
  $ 0.31     $ 0.05     $ 0.01  
                         
Net income:
                       
Basic
  $ 0.86     $ 0.25     $ 0.61  
                         
Diluted
  $ 0.85     $ 0.24     $ 0.58  
                         
Weighted-average shares used in computing per share amounts:
                       
Basic
    588,593       573,520       552,920  
                         
Diluted
    596,851       600,604       585,499  
                         
 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
 
Net income
  $ 508,638     $ 141,162     $ 339,871  
Other comprehensive income:
                       
Foreign currency translation adjustment
    (40,081 )     (100,472 )     56,255  
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments, and other income (loss), net of taxes
    (1,824 )     4,354       (10,677 )
                         
Comprehensive income
  $ 466,733     $ 45,044     $ 385,449  
                         
 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
                                               
    Ordinary Shares           Accumulated Other
          Total
 
    Shares
        Retained
    Comprehensive
    Deferred
    Shareholders’
 
    Outstanding   Amount     Earnings (Deficit)     Income (Loss)     Compensation     Equity  
    (In thousands)  
 
BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2004
    529,944   $ 5,018,125     $ (722,471 )   $ 78,105     $ (6,546 )   $ 4,367,213  
Issuance of ordinary shares for acquisitions
    10,004     127,226                         127,226  
Exercise of stock options
    3,182     29,784                         29,784  
Modification of stock option grants
        5,575                         5,575  
Ordinary shares issued under Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    561     6,817                         6,817  
Sales of ordinary shares in public offering, net of offering costs of $4,636
    24,331     299,500                         299,500  
Issuance of vested shares under share bonus awards
    308     329                         329  
Net income
              339,871                   339,871  
Deferred stock compensation, net of cancellations
        2,408                   (2,408 )      
Amortization of deferred stock compensation
                          2,155       2,155  
Unrealized loss on investments and derivative instruments, net of taxes
                    (10,677 )           (10,677 )
Foreign currency translation
                    56,255             56,255  
                                               
BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2005
    568,330     5,489,764       (382,600 )     123,683       (6,799 )     5,224,048  
Issuance of ordinary shares for acquisitions
    2,526     27,907                         27,907  
Exercise of stock options
    5,562     41,052                         41,052  
Shares issued for debt conversion
    476     5,000                         5,000  
Ordinary shares issued under Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    914     8,934                         8,934  
Issuance of vested shares under share bonus awards
    293                              
Shares issued for board of directors compensation
    41     499                         499  
Net income
              141,162                   141,162  
Deferred stock compensation, net of cancellations
        (582 )                 582        
Amortization of deferred stock compensation
                          2,163       2,163  
Unrealized gain on investments and derivative instruments, net of taxes
                    4,354             4,354  
Foreign currency translation
                    (100,472 )           (100,472 )
                                               
BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2006
    578,142     5,572,574       (241,438 )     27,565       (4,054 )     5,354,647  
Issuance of ordinary shares for acquisitions
    26,212     299,608                         299,608  
Exercise of stock options
    2,844     21,153                         21,153  
Issuance of vested shares under share bonus awards
    347                              
Net income
              508,638                   508,638  
Stock-based compensation, net of tax
        34,518                         34,518  
Reversal of deferred stock compensation upon adoption of SFAS 123(R)
        (4,054 )                 4,054        
Unrealized gain on derivative instruments, and other income (loss), net of taxes
                    (1,824 )           (1,824 )
Foreign currency translation
                    (40,081 )           (40,081 )
                                               
BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2007
    607,545   $ 5,923,799     $ 267,200     $ (14,340 )   $     $ 6,176,659  
                                               
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 


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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
                       
Net income
  $ 508,638     $ 141,162     $ 339,871  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
                       
Depreciation, amortization and impairment charges
    421,740       390,828       373,670  
Gain on sale of equipment
    (1,256 )     (8,473 )     (1,752 )
Provision for doubtful accounts
    11,037       606       4,848  
Foreign currency gain on liquidation
    (79,844 )     (20,596 )     (29,329 )
Non-cash interest income and other
    (26,691 )     3,765       32,114  
Stock compensation
    32,325       2,662       2,155  
Deferred income taxes
    (26,492 )     47,953       (84,070 )
Gain on divestitures of operations
    (181,228 )     (67,569 )      
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
                       
Accounts receivable
    (199,498 )     172,638       110,907  
Inventories
    (628,024 )     (220,988 )     (105,126 )
Other assets
    34,586       (171,460 )     61,341  
Accounts payable and other current liabilities
    411,083       278,828       19,636  
                         
Net cash provided by operating activities
    276,376       549,356       724,265  
                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                       
Purchases of property and equipment, net of disposition
    (569,424 )     (251,174 )     (289,680 )
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
    (356,422 )     (649,160 )     (469,003 )
Proceeds from divestitures of operations, net of cash held in divested operations of $108,624 and $33,064 for fiscal years 2007 and 2006, respectively
    579,850       518,505        
Other investments and notes receivable, net
    (45,499 )     (47,090 )     20,406  
                         
Net cash used in investing activities
    (391,495 )     (428,919 )     (738,277 )
                         
Cash flows from financing activities:
                       
Proceeds from bank borrowings and long-term debt
    7,470,432       3,420,583       1,793,969  
Repayments of bank borrowings and long-term debt
    (7,592,366 )     (3,503,420 )     (1,789,862 )
Repayment of capital lease obligations and other
    (184 )     (11,457 )     (10,672 )
Payment for early extinguishment of debt
                (13,201 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    21,153       49,986       36,601  
Net proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares in public offering
                299,500  
                         
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    (100,965 )     (44,308 )     316,335  
                         
Effect of exchange rates on cash
    (12,250 )     (2,528 )     (48,341 )
                         
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    (228,334 )     73,601       253,982  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year
    942,859       869,258       615,276  
                         
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year
  $ 714,525     $ 942,859     $ 869,258  
                         
 
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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
 
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1.   ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPANY
 
Flextronics International Ltd. (“Flextronics” or the “Company”) was incorporated in the Republic of Singapore in May 1990. The Company is a leading provider of advanced design and electronics manufacturing services (“EMS”) to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) of a broad range of products in the following markets: computing; mobile communications; consumer digital; telecommunications infrastructure; industrial, semiconductor and white goods; automotive, marine and aerospace; and medical devices. The Company’s strategy is to provide customers with a full range of vertically-integrated global supply chain services through which the Company designs, builds and ships a complete packaged product for its OEM customers. OEM customers leverage the Company’s services to meet their product requirements throughout the entire product life cycle. The Company also provides after-market services such as logistics, repair and warranty services.
 
The Company’s service offerings include rigid printed circuit board and flexible circuit fabrication, systems assembly and manufacturing (including enclosures, testing services, materials procurement and inventory management), logistics, after-sales services (including product repair, re-manufacturing and maintenance) and multiple component product offerings. Additionally, the Company provides market-specific design and engineering services ranging from contract design services (“CDM”), where the customer purchases services on a time and materials basis, to original product design and manufacturing services, where the customer purchases a product that was designed, developed and manufactured by the Company (commonly referred to as original design manufacturing, or “ODM”). ODM products are then sold by the Company’s OEM customers under the OEM’s brand names. The Company’s CDM and ODM services include user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering and tooling design, electronic system design and printed circuit board design.
 
In September 2006, the Company completed the sale of its Software Development and Solutions business to an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. During the September 2005 quarter, the Company sold its Semiconductor division to AMIS Holdings, Inc., the parent company of AMI Semiconductor, Inc. and, also merged its Network Services division with Telavie AS, a company wholly-owned by Altor Equity Partners, and retained a 35% ownership stake in the merged company, Relacom Holding AB. The Software Development and Solutions business and the Semiconductor division are being treated as discontinued operations in the consolidated financial statements. The divestiture of the Network Services division does not meet the criteria for discontinued operations treatment under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP” or “GAAP”), and as such, its historical results remain consolidated in the Company’s financial results from continuing operations through its divestiture. The Company’s investment in Relacom Holding AB is accounted for on an equity method basis. Refer to Note 13, “Business and Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures” and Note 15, “Discontinued Operations” for further discussion of these divestitures.
 
2.   SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
 
The Company’s fiscal fourth quarter and year ends on March 31 of each year. The first and second fiscal quarters end on the Friday closest to the last day of each respective calendar quarter. The third fiscal quarter ends on December 31.
 
Amounts included in the consolidated financial statements are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise designated. Foreign currency gain on liquidation was previously included within other income (expense), net as an adjustment to net income in the consolidated statements of cash flows for 2006 and 2005 fiscal years. Foreign currency gains on liquidation for prior years have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.
 
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Flextronics and its majority-owned subsidiaries, after elimination of intercompany accounts and transactions. The Company consolidates all majority-owned subsidiaries and investments in entities in which the Company has a controlling interest. For consolidated majority-owned subsidiaries in which the Company owns less than 100%, the Company recognizes a


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

minority interest for the ownership interest of the minority owners. As of March 31, 2007, minority interest was not material. As of March 31, 2006, minority interest amounted to $23.4 million, of which $10.8 million is included in other liabilities and $12.6 million is included in long-term liabilities of discontinued operations in the consolidated balance sheets. The associated minority owners’ interest in the income or losses of these companies has not been material to the Company’s results of operations for fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, and has been classified, as applicable, within income from discontinued operations or as interest and other expense, net, in the consolidated statements of operations.
 
Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Estimates are used in accounting for, among other things, allowances for doubtful accounts, inventory write-downs, valuation allowances for deferred tax assets, useful lives of property, equipment and intangible assets, asset impairments, fair values of derivative instruments and the related hedged items, restructuring charges, contingencies, capital leases, and the fair values of options granted under the Company’s stock-based compensation plans. Actual results may differ from previously estimated amounts, and such differences may be material to the consolidated financial statements. Estimates and assumptions are reviewed periodically, and the effects of revisions are reflected in the period they occur.
 
Translation of Foreign Currencies
 
The financial position and results of operations for certain of the Company’s subsidiaries are measured using a currency other than the U.S. dollar as their functional currency. Accordingly, all assets and liabilities for these subsidiaries are translated into U.S. dollars at the current exchange rates as of the respective balance sheet date. Revenue and expense items are translated at the average exchange rates prevailing during the period. Cumulative gains and losses from the translation of these subsidiaries’ financial statements are reported as a separate component of shareholders’ equity. Foreign exchange gains and losses arising from transactions denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the entity involved, and remeasurement adjustments for foreign operations where the U.S. dollar is the functional currency, are included in operating results. During fiscal year 2007, the Company recognized foreign exchange losses of $5.7 million from non-functional currency transactions, and remeasurement adjustments. Non-functional transaction gains and losses, and remeasurement adjustments were not material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations for fiscal years 2006 and 2005, and have been classified as a component of interest and other expense, net in the consolidated statement of operations.
 
The Company realized foreign exchange gains of $79.8 million, $20.6 million and $29.3 million during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively, from the liquidation of certain international entities. These gains were previously realized within other comprehensive income, and reclassified to other income, net, in the consolidated statement of operations during the period when the international entities were liquidated.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
The Company recognizes manufacturing revenue when it ships goods or the goods are received by its customer, title and risk of ownership have passed, the price to the buyer is fixed or determinable and recoverability is reasonably assured. Generally, there are no formal customer acceptance requirements or further obligations related to manufacturing services. If such requirements or obligations exist, then the Company recognizes the related revenues at the time when such requirements are completed and the obligations are fulfilled. The Company makes provisions for estimated sales returns and other adjustments at the time revenue is recognized based upon contractual terms and an analysis of historical returns. These provisions were not material to the consolidated financial statements for the 2007, 2006 and 2005 fiscal years.


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The Company provides services for its customers that range from contract design to original product design to repair services. The Company recognizes service revenue when the services have been performed, and the related costs are expensed as incurred. Net sales for services from continuing operations were less than 10% of the Company’s total sales from continuing operations in the 2007, 2006 and 2005 fiscal years, and accordingly, are included in net sales in the consolidated statements of operations.     .
 
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
 
The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers’ financial condition and makes provisions for doubtful accounts based on the outcome of those credit evaluations. The Company evaluates the collectibility of its accounts receivable based on specific customer circumstances, current economic trends, historical experience with collections and the age of past due receivables. Unanticipated changes in the liquidity or financial position of the Company’s customers may require additional provisions for doubtful accounts.
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents
 
All highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less from original dates of purchase are carried at fair market value and considered to be cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash deposited in checking and money market accounts and certificates of deposit.
 
Cash and cash equivalents related to continuing operations consisted of the following:
 
                 
    As of March 31,  
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands)  
 
Cash and bank balances
  $ 557,938     $ 870,140  
Money market funds
    156,587       64,787  
Certificates of deposit
          7,932  
                 
    $ 714,525     $ 942,859  
                 
 
Concentration of Credit Risk
 
Financial instruments, which potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk, are primarily accounts receivable, cash and cash equivalents, investments, and derivative instruments.
 
The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers’ financial condition and makes provisions for doubtful accounts based on the outcome of its credit evaluations. The following table summarizes the activity in the Company’s allowance for doubtful accounts relating to continuing operations during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005:
 
                                         
          Additions              
    Balance at
          Charged to
             
    Beginning
    Effect of
    Costs and
    Deductions/
    Balance at
 
    of Year     Acquisitions     Expenses     Write-Offs     End of Year  
    (In thousands)  
 
Allowance for doubtful accounts:
                                       
Year ended March 31, 2005
  $ 37,967     $ 1,122     $ 4,374     $ (16,822 )   $ 26,641  
Year ended March 31, 2006
  $ 26,641     $     $ 105     $ (8,997 )   $ 17,749  
Year ended March 31, 2007
  $ 17,749     $     $ 12,709     $ (13,384 )   $ 17,074  
 
In fiscal year 2007, one customer accounted for approximately 20% of net sales. In fiscal year 2006, two customers accounted for approximately 13% and 11% of net sales, respectively. In fiscal year 2005, two customers accounted for approximately 14% and 10% of net sales, respectively. The Company’s ten largest customers


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accounted for approximately 64%, 63% and 62% of its net sales, in fiscal years 2007, 2006, and 2005, respectively. As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, one customer accounted for approximately 13% and 16% of total accounts receivable, respectively.
 
The Company maintains cash and cash equivalents with various financial institutions that management believes to be of high credit quality. These financial institutions are located in many different locations throughout the world. The Company’s cash equivalents are primarily comprised of cash deposited in checking and money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. The Company’s investment policy limits the amount of credit exposure to 20% of the total investment portfolio in any single issuer.
 
The amount subject to credit risk related to derivative instruments is generally limited to the amount, if any, by which a counterparty’s obligations exceed the obligations of the Company with that counterparty. To manage counterparty risk, the Company limits its derivative transactions to those with recognized financial institutions.
 
Inventories
 
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost (on a first-in, first-out basis) or market value. The stated cost is comprised of direct materials, labor and overhead. The components of inventories related to continuing operations, net of applicable lower of cost or market write-downs, were as follows:
 
                 
    As of March 31,  
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands)  
 
Raw materials
  $ 1,338,613     $ 884,940  
Work-in-progress
    602,629       335,061  
Finished goods
    621,061       518,309  
                 
    $ 2,562,303     $ 1,738,310  
                 
 
Property and Equipment
 
Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation and amortization is recognized on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the related assets, with the exception of building leasehold improvements, which are amortized over the term of the lease, if shorter. Repairs and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred. Property and equipment related to continuing operations was comprised of the following:
 
                     
    Depreciable
           
    Life
  As of March 31,  
    (In Years)   2007     2006  
        (In thousands)  
 
Machinery and equipment
  3-10   $ 1,766,485     $ 1,426,987  
Buildings
  30     703,916       752,951  
Leasehold improvements
  up to 30     147,590       116,955  
Furniture, fixtures, computer equipment and software
  3-7     345,297       303,075  
Land
      74,616       75,723  
Construction-in-progress
      389,944       145,136  
                     
          3,427,848       2,820,827  
Accumulated depreciation and amortization
        (1,429,142 )     (1,234,341 )
                     
Property and equipment, net
      $ 1,998,706     $ 1,586,486  
                     
 
Total depreciation expense associated with property and equipment related to continuing operations amounted to approximately $280.7 million, $264.4 million and $303.1 million in fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005,


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respectively. Proceeds from the disposition of property and equipment were $167.7 million, $76.1 million and $66.5 million in fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively, and are presented net with purchases of property and equipment within cash flows from investing activities in the consolidated statement of cash flows.
 
The Company reviews property and equipment for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of property and equipment is measured by comparing its carrying amount to the projected undiscounted cash flows the property and equipment are expected to generate. An impairment loss is recognized when the carrying amount of a long-lived asset exceeds its fair value.
 
Deferred Income Taxes
 
The Company provides for income taxes in accordance with the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Under this method, deferred income taxes are recognized for the tax consequences of temporary differences between the carrying amount and the tax basis of existing assets and liabilities by applying the applicable statutory tax rate to such differences.
 
Goodwill and Other Intangibles
 
Goodwill of the Company’s reporting units is tested for impairment each year as of January 31st and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of goodwill may not be recoverable. Goodwill is tested for impairment at the reporting unit level by comparing the reporting unit’s carrying amount, including goodwill, to the fair value of the reporting unit. Reporting units represent components of the Company for which discrete financial information is available that is regularly reviewed by management. For purposes of the annual goodwill impairment evaluation during fiscal year 2005, the Company identified two separate reporting units: Electronic Manufacturing Services and Network Services. In fiscal year 2006, the Company divested its Network Services division and subsequently identified its Software Development and Solutions business as a new operating segment and reporting unit. In fiscal year 2007, the Company divested its Software Development and Solutions business, retaining a single reporting unit: Electronic Manufacturing Services. If the carrying amount of any reporting unit exceeds its fair value, the amount of impairment loss recognized, if any, is measured using a discounted cash flow analysis. Further, to the extent the carrying amount of the Company as a whole is greater than its market capitalization, all, or a significant portion of its goodwill may be considered impaired. The Company completed the annual impairment test during its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2007 and determined that no impairment existed as of the date of the impairment test.
 
The following table summarizes the activity in the Company’s goodwill account relating to continuing operations during fiscal years 2007 and 2006:
 
                 
    As of March 31,  
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands)  
 
Balance, beginning of the year
  $ 2,676,727     $ 2,965,867  
Additions(1)
    353,145       224,628  
Goodwill related to divested operations(2)
          (410,296 )
Reclassification to other intangibles(3)
    (9,000 )     (30,622 )
Foreign currency translation adjustments
    55,528       (72,850 )
                 
Balance, end of the year
  $ 3,076,400     $ 2,676,727  
                 
 
 
(1) For fiscal year 2007, additions include approximately $207.1 million attributable to the Company’s November 2006 acquisition of International DisplayWorks, Inc., $94.9 million attributable to the May 2006 completion of the acquisition of Nortel’s manufacturing system house in Calgary, Canada and $51.1 million attributable to


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certain acquisitions that were not individually significant to the Company. For fiscal year 2006, additions include approximately $103.3 million attributable to the August 2005 completion of the acquisition of Nortel’s manufacturing operations in Châteaudun, France and $121.3 million attributable to certain acquisitions that were not individually significant to the Company. Refer to the discussion of the Company’s acquisitions in Note 13, “Business and Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures.”
 
(2) See Note 13, “Business and Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures.”
 
(3) Reclassification resulting from final allocation of the Company’s intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations completed in a period subsequent to the respective period of acquisition, based on management’s estimates.
 
The Company’s acquired intangible assets are subject to amortization over their estimated useful lives and are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an intangible may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognized when the carrying amount of an intangible asset exceeds its fair value. Intangible assets are comprised of customer-related intangibles, which primarily include contractual agreements and customer relationships; and licenses and other intangibles, which is primarily comprised of licenses and also includes patents and trademarks, and developed technologies. Customer-related intangibles are amortized on a straight-line basis generally over a period of up to eight years, and licenses and other intangibles over a period of up to five years. No residual value is estimated for any intangible assets. During fiscal years 2007 and 2006, there were approximately $61.4 million and $78.5 million of additions to intangible assets, respectively, related to customer-related intangibles and approximately $48.1 million and $2.6 million, respectively, related to acquired licenses. The fair value of the Company’s intangible assets purchased through business combinations is principally determined based on management’s estimates of cash flow and recoverability. The Company is in the process of determining the fair value of its intangible assets acquired from certain acquisitions. Such valuations will be completed within one year of purchase. The components of acquired intangible assets relating to continuing operations are as follows:
 
                                                 
    As of March 31, 2007     As of March 31, 2006  
    Gross
          Net
    Gross
          Net
 
    Carrying
    Accumulated
    Carrying
    Carrying
    Accumulated
    Carrying
 
    Amount     Amortization     Amount     Amount     Amortization     Amount  
    (In thousands)     (In thousands)  
 
Intangible assets:
                                               
Customer-related intangibles
  $ 211,196     $ (69,000 )   $ 142,196     $ 150,471     $ (36,086 )   $ 114,385  
Licenses and other intangibles
    74,864       (29,140 )     45,724       26,521       (25,842 )     679  
                                                 
Total
  $ 286,060     $ (98,140 )   $ 187,920     $ 176,992     $ (61,928 )   $ 115,064  
                                                 
 
Total intangible amortization expense recognized from continuing operations during fiscal years 2007, 2006, and 2005 was $37.1 million, $37.2 million and $33.5 million, respectively. As of March 31, 2007, the weighted-average remaining useful lives of the Company’s intangible assets were approximately 2.9 years and 3.2 years for


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customer-related intangibles, and licenses and other intangibles, respectively. The estimated future annual amortization expense for acquired intangible assets relating to continuing operations is as follows:
 
         
Fiscal Year Ending March 31,
  Amount  
    (In thousands)  
 
2008
  $ 48,492  
2009
    38,185  
2010
    35,905  
2011
    30,529  
2012
    21,182  
Thereafter
    13,627  
         
Total amortization expense
  $ 187,920  
         
 
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
 
All derivative instruments are recognized on the consolidated balance sheet at fair value. If the derivative instrument is designated as a cash flow hedge, effectiveness is measured quarterly based on a regression of the forward rate on the derivative instrument against the forward rate for the furthest time period the hedged item can be recognized and still be within the documented hedge period. The effective portion of changes in the fair value of the derivative instrument is recognized in shareholders’ equity as a separate component of accumulated other comprehensive income, and recognized in the consolidated statement of operations when the hedged item affects earnings. Ineffective portions of changes in the fair value of cash flow hedges are recognized in earnings immediately. If the derivative instrument is designated as a fair value hedge, the changes in the fair value of the derivative instrument and of the hedged item attributable to the hedged risk are recognized in earnings in the current period.
 
Other Assets
 
The Company has certain investments in, and notes receivable from, non-publicly traded companies, which are included within other assets in the Company’s consolidated balance sheets. Non-majority-owned investments are accounted for using the equity method when the Company has an ownership percentage equal to or greater than 20%, or has the ability to significantly influence the operating decisions of the issuer; otherwise the cost method is used. The Company monitors these investments for impairment and makes appropriate reductions in carrying values as required. Impairment charges for fiscal years 2007 and 2006 were not material. During fiscal year 2005, the Company recorded charges of $8.2 million for other-than-temporary impairment of its investments in certain non-publicly traded companies.
 
As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, the Company’s investments in non-majority owned companies totaled $250.5 million and $173.9 million, respectively, of which $136.1 million and $128.0 million, respectively, were accounted for using the equity method. The associated equity in the earnings or losses of these equity method investments has not been material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations for fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, and has been classified as a component of interest and other expense, net in the consolidated statement of operations. As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, notes receivable from these non-majority owned investments totaled $343.9 million and $62.8 million, respectively, of which $121.7 million and $62.8 million, respectively, was due from an investment accounted for using the equity method. The increases in these investments and notes receivable during fiscal year 2007 is primarily attributable to the divestiture of the Company’s Software Development and Solutions business as further discussed in Note 13, “Business and Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures.”
 
Other assets also include the Company’s own investment participation in its trade receivables securitization program as discussed further in Note 6, “Trade Receivables Securitization”.


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Restructuring Charges
 
The Company recognizes restructuring charges related to its plans to close or consolidate duplicate manufacturing and administrative facilities. In connection with these activities, the Company records restructuring charges for employee termination costs, long-lived asset impairment and other exit-related costs.
 
The recognition of restructuring charges requires the Company to make certain judgments and estimates regarding the nature, timing and amount of costs associated with the planned exit activity. To the extent the Company’s actual results differ from its estimates and assumptions, the Company may be required to revise the estimates of future liabilities, requiring the recognition of additional restructuring charges or the reduction of liabilities already recognized. Such changes to previously estimated amounts may be material to the consolidated financial statements. At the end of each reporting period, the Company evaluates the remaining accrued balances to ensure that no excess accruals are retained and the utilization of the provisions are for their intended purpose in accordance with developed exit plans.
 
Stock-Based Compensation
 
Equity Compensation Plans
 
As of March 31, 2007, the Company grants equity compensation awards from three plans: the 2001 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2001” Plan), the 2002 Interim Incentive Plan (the “2002” Plan), and the 2004 Award Plan for New Employees (the “2004” Plan).
 
The 2001 Plan provides for grants of up to 32,000,000 ordinary shares (plus shares available under prior Company plans and assumed plans consolidated into the 2001 Plan). The 2001 Plan provides for grants of incentive and nonqualified stock options and share bonus awards to employees, officers and non-employee directors, and also contains an automatic option grant program for non-employee directors. Options issued under the 2001 Plan generally vest over four years and generally expire ten years from the date of grant, except that options granted to non-employee directors expire five years from the date of grant.
 
The 2002 Plan provides for grants of up to 20,000,000 ordinary shares. The 2002 Plan provides for grants of nonqualified stock options and share bonus awards to employees and officers. Options issued under the 2002 Plan generally vest over four years and generally expire ten years from the date of grant.
 
The 2004 Plan provides for grants of up to 10,000,000 ordinary shares. The 2004 Plan provides for grants of nonqualified stock options and share bonus awards to new employees. Options issued under the 2004 Plan generally vest over four years and generally expire ten years from the date of grant.
 
The exercise price of options granted under the 2001, 2002 and 2004 Plans is determined by the Company’s Board of Directors or the Compensation Committee and typically equals or exceeds the closing price of the Company’s ordinary shares on the date of grant.
 
The Company grants share bonus awards under its 2001, 2002 and 2004 Plans. Share bonus awards are rights to acquire a specified number of ordinary shares for no cash consideration in exchange for continued service with the Company. Share bonus awards generally vest in installments over a three- to five-year period and unvested share bonus awards are forfeited upon termination of employment. Vesting for certain share bonus awards is contingent upon both service and performance criteria.
 
Adoption of SFAS 123(R)
 
Prior to April 1, 2006, the Company’s equity compensation plans were accounted for under the recognition and measurement provisions of Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees” (“APB 25”), and related Interpretations. The Company applied the disclosure only provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123, “Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation”


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(“SFAS 123”). Accordingly, no compensation expense was recorded for stock options granted with exercise prices greater than or equal to the fair value of the underlying ordinary shares at the option grant date. Costs of share bonus awards granted, determined to be the closing price of the Company’s ordinary shares at the date of grant, were recognized as compensation expense ratably over the respective vesting period. Unearned compensation associated with these share bonus awards was $4.1 million as of March 31, 2006 and was included as a component of shareholders’ equity in the consolidated balance sheet.
 
Effective April 1, 2006, the Company adopted the fair value recognition provisions of SFAS No. 123 (Revised 2004), “Share-Based Payment,” (“SFAS 123(R)”), requiring the recognition of expense related to the fair value of the Company’s stock-based compensation awards. The Company elected to use the modified prospective transition method as permitted by SFAS 123(R), and therefore has not restated financial results for prior periods. Under this transition method, stock-based compensation expense for fiscal year 2007 includes compensation expense for all stock-based compensation awards granted prior to, but not yet vested as of March 31, 2006, based on the grant-date fair value estimated in accordance with the original provisions of SFAS 123, as adjusted for estimated forfeitures. Unearned compensation as of March 31, 2006 included as a component of shareholders’ equity in the consolidated balance sheet was reversed. Stock-based compensation expense for all stock-based compensation awards granted subsequent to March 31, 2006 was based on the grant-date fair value estimated in accordance with the provisions of SFAS 123(R). The Company generally recognizes compensation expense for all stock-based payment awards on a straight-line basis over the respective requisite service periods of the awards. For share bonus awards where vesting is contingent upon both a service and a performance condition, compensation expense is recognized on a graded attribute basis over the respective requisite service period of the award when achievement of the performance condition is considered probable.
 
As a result of adopting SFAS 123(R) on April 1, 2006, the Company’s income from continuing operations for fiscal year 2007 was approximately $20.9 million lower, and basic and diluted income from continuing operations per share for fiscal year 2007 was approximately $0.03 lower, than if the Company had continued to account for stock-based compensation under APB 25. The Company also recognized $1.6 million of incremental stock-based compensation expense attributable to discontinued operations for fiscal year 2007. As a result of the Company’s adoption of SFAS 123(R), basic and diluted net income per share were approximately $0.04 lower for fiscal year 2007 than if the Company had continued to account for stock-based compensation under APB 25.
 
Prior to the adoption of SFAS 123(R), forfeitures were recognized as they occurred, and compensation previously recognized was reversed for forfeitures of unvested stock-based awards. As a result of the Company’s adoption of SFAS 123(R), management now makes an estimate of expected forfeitures and is recognizing compensation expense only for those equity awards expected to vest. The cumulative effect from this change in accounting principle was not material for fiscal year 2007.
 
Determining Fair Value
 
Valuation and Amortization Method — The Company estimates the fair value of stock options granted using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing formula and a single option award approach. This fair value is then amortized on a straight-line basis over the requisite service periods of the awards, which is generally the vesting period. The fair market value of share bonus awards granted is the closing price of the Company’s ordinary shares on the date of grant and is generally recognized as compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the respective vesting period. For share bonus awards where vesting is contingent upon both a service and a performance condition, compensation expense is recognized on a graded attribute basis over the respective requisite service period of the award when achievement of the performance condition is considered probable.
 
Expected Term — The Company’s expected term used in the Black-Scholes-Merton valuation method represents the period that the Company’s stock options are expected to be outstanding and is determined based on historical experience of similar awards, giving consideration to the contractual terms of the stock options, vesting schedules and expectations of future employee behavior as influenced by changes to the terms of its stock options.


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Expected Volatility — Beginning on January 1, 2005, in accordance with the guidance under SFAS 123 for selecting assumptions to use in an option pricing model, the Company reduced its estimate of expected volatility based upon a re-evaluation of the variability in the market price of its publicly traded stock. Prior to this date, the historical variability in the Company’s daily stock price was used exclusively to derive the estimate of expected volatility. Management determined that a combination of implied volatility related to publicly traded options together with historical volatility is more reflective of current market conditions, and a better indicator of expected volatility.
 
Expected Dividend — The Company has never paid dividends on its ordinary shares and currently does not intend to do so, and accordingly, the dividend yield percentage is zero for all periods.
 
Risk-Free Interest Rate — The Company bases the risk-free interest rate used in the Black-Scholes-Merton valuation method on the implied yield currently available on U.S. Treasury constant maturities issued with a term equivalent to the expected term of the option.
 
Fair Value — The fair value of the Company’s stock options granted to employees for fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005 was estimated using the following weighted-average assumptions:
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
 
Expected term
    4.7 years       4.0 years       3.8 years  
Expected volatility
    38.0 %     38.8 %     79.4 %
Expected dividends
    0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %
Risk-free interest rate
    4.6 %     3.8 %     3.0 %
Weighted-average fair value
  $ 4.64     $ 4.17     $ 8.15  
 
Stock-Based Compensation Expense
 
As required by SFAS 123(R), management made an estimate of expected forfeitures and is recognizing compensation costs only for those equity awards expected to vest. When estimating forfeitures, the Company considers voluntary termination behavior as well as an analysis of actual option forfeitures. The Company recognized $34.0 million of stock-based compensation expense during fiscal year 2007, including $27.9 million attributable to selling, general and administrative expenses, $3.9 million relating to cost of sales, and $2.2 million for discontinued operations. Total stock-based compensation capitalized as part of inventory as of March 31, 2007 was $485,000. The Company recognized $2.7 million and $2.2 million of stock-based compensation related to its share bonus awards as a selling, general and administrative expense during fiscal years 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
As of March 31, 2007, the total compensation cost related to unvested stock options granted to employees under the Company’s equity compensation plans but not yet recognized was approximately $54.3 million, net of estimated forfeitures of $4.5 million. This cost will be amortized on a straight-line basis over a weighted-average period of approximately 2.49 years and will be adjusted for subsequent changes in estimated forfeitures. As of March 31, 2007, the total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested share bonus awards granted to employees under the Company’s equity compensation plans was approximately $26.8 million, net of estimated forfeitures of approximately $1.4 million. This cost will be amortized generally on a straight-line basis over a weighted-average period of approximately 3.47 years and will be adjusted for subsequent changes in estimated forfeitures.
 
Prior to the adoption of SFAS 123(R), the Company presented all tax benefits of deductions resulting from the exercise of stock options as operating cash flows in its statement of cash flows, when applicable. In accordance with SFAS 123(R), the cash flows resulting from excess tax benefits (tax benefits related to the excess of proceeds from employee exercises of stock options over the stock-based compensation cost recognized for those options) are


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classified as financing cash flows. During fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, the Company did not recognize any excess tax benefits as a financing cash inflow related to its equity compensation plans.
 
Stock-Based Awards Activity
 
The following is a summary of option activity for the Company’s equity compensation plans, excluding unvested share bonus awards (“Price” reflects the weighted-average exercise price):
 
                                                 
    As of March 31, 2007     As of March 31, 2006     As of March 31, 2005  
    Options     Price     Options     Price     Options     Price  
 
Outstanding, beginning of fiscal year
    55,042,556     $ 12.04       57,578,401     $ 12.67       50,303,999     $ 12.86  
Granted
    10,039,250       11.09       11,549,454       11.80       18,461,056       13.94  
Exercised
    (2,842,770 )     7.44       (5,562,348 )     7.38       (3,182,087 )     9.34  
Forfeited
    (10,417,121 )     14.42       (8,522,951 )     18.83       (8,004,567 )     17.99  
                                                 
Outstanding, end of fiscal year
    51,821,915     $ 11.63       55,042,556     $ 12.04       57,578,401     $ 12.67  
                                                 
Options exercisable, end of fiscal year
    35,692,029     $ 12.12       42,475,818     $ 12.69       40,484,074     $ 13.77  
                                                 
 
The aggregate intrinsic value of options exercised (calculated as the difference between the exercise price of the underlying award and the price of the Company’s ordinary shares determined as of the time of option exercise) under the Company’s equity compensation plans was $12.8 million, $27.7 million and $16.8 million during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
Cash received from option exercises under all equity compensation plans was $21.1 million, $41.0 million and $29.7 million for fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
During fiscal year 2007, the Company granted 773,000 options to certain employees whereby vesting is contingent upon both a service requirement and other contingencies, which are currently estimated as probable of being met. Compensation expense for options with both a service and performance condition is being recognized on a graded attribute basis over the respective requisite service period of the options.


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The following table presents the composition of options outstanding and exercisable as of March 31, 2007:
 
                                         
    Options Outstanding              
          Weighted
                   
          Average
          Options Exercisable  
          Remaining
    Weighted
          Weighted
 
          Contractual
    Average
          Average
 
    Number of
    Life
    Exercise
    Number of
    Exercise
 
Range of Exercise Prices
  Shares     (In Years)     Price     Shares     Price  
 
$ 0.42 - $ 6.23
    4,247,464       2.54     $ 4.82       4,247,464     $ 4.82  
$ 7.13 - $ 7.90
    7,288,836       5.15       7.87       4,488,836       7.85  
$ 8.01 - $10.45
    6,816,128       7.41       9.91       2,359,347       9.07  
$10.53 - $11.23
    6,802,515       8.42       11.03       2,019,003       11.00  
$11.28 - $12.05
    5,504,962       8.39       11.62       2,523,025       11.67  
$12.07 - $12.96
    5,248,275       7.71       12.39       5,143,276       12.38  
$13.00 - $13.98
    5,903,691       7.31       13.36       4,904,192       13.41  
$14.10 - $17.37
    6,197,874       5.84       16.28       6,194,716       16.29  
$17.38 - $29.94
    3,811,170       5.01       19.30       3,811,170       19.30  
$30.00 - $30.00
    1,000       3.90       30.00       1,000       30.00  
                                         
$ 0.42 - $30.00
    51,821,915       6.58     $ 11.63       35,692,029     $ 12.12  
                                         
Options vested and expected to vest
    51,055,969       6.55     $ 11.64                  
                                         
 
As of March 31, 2007, the aggregate intrinsic value for options outstanding, vested and expected to vest (which includes adjustments for expected forfeitures), and exercisable were $55.8 million, $55.6 million and $44.4 million, respectively. The aggregate intrinsic value is calculated as the difference between the exercise price of the underlying awards and the quoted price of the Company’s ordinary shares as of March 31, 2007 for the approximately 20.3 million options that were in-the-money at March 31, 2007.
 
The following table summarizes the Company’s share bonus award activity for fiscal year 2007 (“Price” reflects the weighted-average grant-date fair value):
 
                                                 
    As of March 31, 2007     As of March 31, 2006     As of March 31, 2005  
    Shares     Price     Shares     Price     Shares     Price  
 
Unvested share bonus awards outstanding, beginning of fiscal year
    646,000     $ 8.40       995,000     $ 8.11       1,202,000     $ 6.84  
Granted
    4,281,512       8.28       76,188       10.87       175,000       13.58  
Vested
    (347,012 )     8.90       (333,188 )     8.12       (286,000 )     6.68  
Forfeited
    (248,000 )     10.57       (92,000 )     8.32       (96,000 )     6.44  
                                                 
Unvested share bonus awards outstanding, end of fiscal year
    4,332,500     $ 8.11       646,000     $ 8.40       995,000     $ 8.11  
                                                 
 
The weighted-average closing price of the Company’s ordinary shares on the date of grant of unvested share bonus awards was $10.82 during fiscal year 2007. The Company granted 1,715,000 unvested share bonus awards to certain key employees during fiscal year 2007 in exchange for 3,150,000 fully vested options to purchase the ordinary shares of the Company with a weighted-average exercise price of $17.08 per ordinary share. The aggregate fair value of the options surrendered was approximately $11.8 million, or $3.74 per option, resulting in additional compensation of approximately $7.8 million, or $4.52 per share, for the unvested share bonus awards granted in


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exchange. The fiscal year 2007 weighted-average grant-date fair value of $8.28 per unvested share as reflected in the table above includes only the incremental compensation attributable to the modified awards. These share bonus awards vest over a period between three to five years. Further, vesting for 775,000 of these share bonus awards, and 212,500 of additional share bonus awards granted during fiscal year 2007, is contingent upon both a service requirement and the Company’s achievement of certain longer-term goals, which are currently estimated as probable of being achieved. Compensation expense for share bonus awards with both a service and performance condition is being recognized on a graded attribute basis over the respective requisite service period of the awards.
 
The total fair value of shares vested was $3.8 million, $4.2 million and $4.4 million during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
Pro-forma Disclosures
 
The following table illustrates the effect on net income and net income per share as if the Company had applied the fair value recognition provisions of SFAS 123 to stock-based compensation during fiscal years 2006 and 2005:
 
                 
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2006     2005  
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)  
 
Net income, as reported
  $  141,162     $ 339,871  
Add: Stock-based compensation expense included in reported net income, net of tax
    2,662       2,155  
Less: Fair value compensation costs, net of tax
    (67,195 )     (175,981 )
                 
Pro forma net income
  $ 76,629     $ 166,045  
                 
Basic earnings per share:
               
As reported
  $ 0.25     $ 0.61  
                 
Pro forma
  $ 0.13     $ 0.30  
                 
Diluted earnings per share:
               
As reported
  $ 0.24     $ 0.58  
                 
Pro forma
  $ 0.13     $ 0.29  
                 
 
For purposes of this pro forma disclosure, the value of the options was estimated using a Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing formula and amortized on a straight-line basis over the respective requisite service periods of the awards, with forfeitures recognized as they occurred. For fiscal years 2006 and 2005, stock-based compensation included expense attributable to the Company’s 1997 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Purchase Plan”). On October 14, 2005, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the termination of the Purchase Plan and no shares were available for issuance subsequent to March 31, 2006. The fair value of shares issued under the Purchase Plan for fiscal years 2006 and 2005 was estimated using the following weighted-average assumptions:
 
                 
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2006     2005  
 
Expected term
    0.5 years       0.5 years  
Expected volatility
    40.0 %     41.0 %
Expected dividend
    0.0 %     0.0 %
Risk-free interest rate
    2.1 %     1.7 %
 
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including executive officers, priced at or above $12.37 and $12.98, respectively. No options held by non-employee directors were subject to the acceleration. The accelerations were effective as of February 7, 2006 and January 17, 2005, provided that holders of incentive stock options (“ISOs”) within the meaning of Section 422 of the internal Revenue code of 1986, as amended, had the opportunity to decline the acceleration of ISO options in order to prevent changing the status of the ISO option for federal income tax purposes to a non-qualified stock option.
 
The acceleration of these options was done primarily to eliminate future compensation expense the Company would otherwise recognize in its consolidated statement of operations with respect to these options upon the adoption of SFAS 123(R). In addition, because these options had exercise prices in excess of the then current market values and were not fully achieving their original objectives of incentive compensation and employee retention, management believed that the acceleration may have a positive effect on employee morale and retention. The future expense that was eliminated from the February 2006 and January 2005 accelerations was approximately $35.3 million and $121.2 million, respectively (of which approximately $12.8 million and $26.4 million was attributable to executive officers, respectively). The amounts are reflected in the pro forma net income for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. The decrease in the pro forma expense in fiscal year 2006 is primarily the result of the acceleration of vesting during January 2005, offset by the acceleration in February 2006, and, to a lesser extent, a reduction in estimated volatility.
 
Earnings (Loss) Per Share
 
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 128, “Earnings Per Share” (“SFAS 128”), requires entities to present both basic and diluted earnings per share. Basic earnings per share exclude dilution and is computed by dividing net income by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the applicable periods.
 
Diluted earnings per share reflect the potential dilution from stock options, share bonus awards and convertible securities. The potential dilution from stock options exercisable into ordinary share equivalents and share bonus awards was computed using the treasury stock method based on the average fair market value of the Company’s ordinary shares for the period. The potential dilution from the conversion spread (excess of conversion value over face value) of the Subordinated Notes convertible into ordinary share equivalents was calculated as the quotient of the conversion spread and the average fair market value of the Company’s ordinary shares for the period.


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The following table reflects the basic weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding and diluted weighted-average ordinary share equivalents used to calculate basic and diluted income per share from continuing operations:
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)  
 
Basic earnings from continuing operations per share:
                       
Income from continuing operations
  $ 320,900     $ 110,518     $ 331,497  
Shares used in computation:
                       
Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding
    588,593       573,520       552,920  
                         
Basic earnings from continuing operations per share
  $ 0.55     $ 0.19     $ 0.60  
                         
Diluted earnings from continuing operations per share:
                       
Income from continuing operations
  $ 320,900     $ 110,518     $ 331,497  
Shares used in computation:
                       
Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding
    588,593       573,520       552,920  
Weighted-average ordinary share equivalents from stock options and awards(1)
    6,739       8,358       12,956  
Weighted-average ordinary share equivalents from convertible notes(2)
    1,519       18,726       19,623  
                         
Weighted-average ordinary shares and ordinary share equivalents outstanding
    596,851       600,604       585,499  
                         
Diluted earnings from continuing operations per share
  $ 0.54     $ 0.18     $ 0.57  
                         
 
 
(1) Ordinary share equivalents from stock options to purchase approximately 39.5 million, 33.1 million and 24.2 million shares during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively, were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share primarily because the exercise price of these options was greater than the average market price of the Company’s ordinary shares during the respective periods.
 
(2) Ordinary share equivalents from the Zero Coupon Convertible Junior Subordinated Notes of approximately 18.7 million and 19.0 million shares were included as ordinary share equivalents during fiscal years 2006 and 2005, respectively. Effective April 1, 2006, the Company determined it has the positive intent and ability to settle the principal amount of its Zero Coupon Convertible Junior Subordinated Notes in cash and settle any conversion spread (excess of conversion value over face value) in stock. As discussed below in Note 4, “Bank Borrowings and Long-Term Debt,” on July 14, 2006, these Notes were amended to provide for settlement of the principal amount in cash and the issuance of shares to settle any conversion spread upon maturity. Accordingly, approximately 18.6 million ordinary share equivalents related to the principal portion of the Notes are excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share, and approximately 1.5 million ordinary share equivalents from the conversion spread have been included as common stock equivalents during fiscal year 2007.
 
In addition, as the Company has the positive intent and ability to settle the principal amount of its 1% Convertible Subordinated Notes due August 2010 in cash, approximately 32.2 million ordinary share equivalents related to the principal portion of the Notes are excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share. The Company intends to settle any conversion spread (excess of the conversion value over face value) in stock. During fiscal years 2007 and 2006, the conversion obligation was less than the principal portion of the Convertible Notes and accordingly, no additional shares were included as ordinary share equivalents. During fiscal year 2005, approximately 576,000 ordinary share equivalents from the conversion spread have been included.


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Recent Accounting Pronouncements
 
In November 2004, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 151, “Inventory Costs, an amendment of ARB No. 43, Chapter 4” (“SFAS 151”). This statement amends the guidance of ARB. No 43, Chapter 4 “Inventory Pricing” and requires that abnormal amounts of idle facility expense, freight, handling costs, and wasted material be recognized as current period charges. In addition, this statement requires that allocation of fixed production overheads to the costs of conversion be based on the normal capacity of the production facilities. SFAS 151 was effective for inventory costs incurred during fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2005 and was adopted by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007. The application of SFAS 151 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.
 
In March 2006, the FASB issued Statement No. 156, “Accounting for Servicing of Financial Assets”
(“SFAS 156”), which amends SFAS 140, “Accounting for Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets and Extinguishments of Liabilities.” SFAS 156 requires recognition of a servicing asset or liability at fair value each time an obligation is undertaken to service a financial asset by entering into a servicing contract. SFAS 156 also provides guidance on subsequent measurement methods for each class of servicing assets and liabilities and specifies financial statement presentation and disclosure requirements. SFAS 156 is effective for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2006 and is required to be adopted by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008. The Company does not expect the adoption of SFAS 156 will have a material impact on its consolidated results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.
 
In September 2006, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“SFAS 157”), which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value under generally accepted accounting principles, and expands the requisite disclosures for fair value measurements. SFAS 157 is effective in fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and is required to be adopted by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. The Company is currently assessing the impact of adopting SFAS 157 on its consolidated results of operations and financial condition.
 
In September 2006, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 158, “Employer’s Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Post-retirement Plans, an amendment of FASB Statements No. 87, 88, 106, and 132R” (“SFAS 158”). This statement requires recognition of the over-funded or under-funded status of defined benefit post-retirement plans as an asset or liability, respectively, in the statement of financial position and to recognize changes in that funded status in comprehensive income in the year in which changes occur. SFAS 158 also requires measurement of the funded status of a plan as of the date of the statement of financial position. SFAS 158 is effective for recognition of the funded status of benefit plans for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2006 and was adopted by the Company in the current fiscal year. The recognition of the funded status of the Company’s benefit plans did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations and financial condition as of March 31, 2007. The measurement date provisions of SFAS 158 are effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2008 and are required to be adopted by the Company beginning in fiscal year 2009.
 
In February 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 159, “Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115” (“SFAS 159”). SFAS 159 permits entities to choose to measure certain financial instruments and certain other items at fair value at specified election dates. The fair value option may be applied instrument by instrument with certain exceptions and is applied generally on an irrevocable basis to the entire instrument. SFAS 159 is effective in fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and is required to be adopted by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. Early adoption is permitted under certain circumstances. The Company is currently assessing the impact of adopting SFAS 159 on its consolidated results of operations and financial condition.
 
In June 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (“FIN 48”) as an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes” (“SFAS 109”). This


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interpretation clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized by prescribing a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. This interpretation also provides guidance on de-recognition of tax benefits previously recognized and additional disclosures for unrecognized tax benefits, interest and penalties. The evaluation of a tax position in accordance with this interpretation begins with a determination as to whether it is more-likely-than-not that a tax position will be sustained upon examination based on the technical merits of the position. A tax position that meets the more-likely-than-not recognition threshold is then measured at the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement for recognition in the financial statements. FIN 48 is effective no later than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2006, and is required to be adopted by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008. The Company is currently assessing the impact of adopting FIN 48 and is not currently aware of any material impact from adoption on its consolidated results of operations and financial condition.
 
In September 2006, the SEC released Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements,” (“SAB 108”), which provides interpretive guidance on how the effects of the carryover or reversal of prior year misstatements should be considered in quantifying a current year misstatement. Pursuant to SAB 108, registrants are required to quantify errors using both a balance sheet and an income statement approach and evaluate whether either approach results in quantifying a misstatement that, when all relevant quantitative and qualitative factors are considered, is material. SAB 108 was effective for fiscal years ending after November 15, 2006 and was applied by the Company in the current fiscal year. The application of SAB 108 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations and financial condition as of March 31, 2007.
 
3.   SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW DISCLOSURES
 
The following table represents supplemental cash flow disclosures and non-cash investing and financing activities:
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
 
Net cash paid for:
                       
Interest
  $ 109,729     $ 65,052     $ 76,060  
Income taxes
  $ 34,248     $ 25,197     $ 24,246  
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
                       
Fair value of seller notes received from sale of divested operations
  $ 204,920     $ 38,278     $  
Equipment acquired under capital lease obligations
  $ 67     $ 1,577     $ 6,091  
Issuance of ordinary shares for acquisition of businesses
  $ 299,608     $ 27,907     $ 127,226  
Issuance of ordinary shares upon conversion of debt
  $     $ 5,000     $  


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4.   BANK BORROWINGS AND LONG-TERM DEBT
 
Bank borrowings and long-term debt related to continuing operations was comprised of the following:
 
                 
    As of March 31,  
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands)  
 
Short term bank borrowings
  $ 8,094     $ 105,732  
6.50% senior subordinated notes due May 2013
    399,650       399,650  
6.25% senior subordinated notes due November 2014
    389,119       384,879  
1.00% convertible subordinated notes due August 2010
    500,000       500,000  
0.00% convertible junior subordinated notes due July 2009
    195,000       195,000  
Other
    8,241       7,659  
                 
      1,500,104       1,592,920  
Current portion
    (8,094 )     (105,732 )
                 
Non-current portion
  $ 1,492,010     $ 1,487,188  
                 
 
Maturities for the Company’s long-term debt are as follows:
 
         
Fiscal Year Ending March 31,
  Amount  
    (In thousands)  
 
2008
  $  
2009
    582  
2010
    195,000  
2011
    507,659  
2012
     
Thereafter
    788,769  
         
Total
  $ 1,492,010  
         
 
Revolving Credit Facilities and Other Credit Lines
 
The Company has a revolving credit facility in the amount of $1.35 billion, under which there were no borrowings outstanding as of March 31, 2007 or 2006. As of March 31, 2007, the Company was in compliance with the covenants under its existing $1.35 billion credit facility.
 
The Company and certain of its subsidiaries also have various uncommitted revolving credit facilities, lines of credit and term loans under which there were approximately $8.1 million and $104.3 million outstanding as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. These facilities, lines of credit and term loans bear annual interest at the respective country’s inter — bank offering rate, plus an applicable margin ranging from 0.45% to 1.50%, and generally have maturities that expire on various dates through fiscal year 2008. The credit facilities are unsecured and contain certain covenants that are aligned with the covenants under the Company’s $1.35 billion revolving credit facility discussed above. As of March 31, 2007, the Company was in compliance with the financial covenants under the credit facilities. The lines of credit and term loans are primarily secured by accounts receivable.
 
On May 10, 2007, the Company entered into a new five-year $2.0 billion credit facility, which expires in May 2012 (the “New Credit Facility”). The New Credit Facility replaces the Company’s existing $1.35 billion credit facility. Borrowings under the New Credit Facility bear interest, at the Company’s option, either at (i) the base rate (the greater of the agent’s prime rate or the federal funds rate plus 0.50%); or (ii) LIBOR plus the applicable margin for LIBOR loans ranging between 0.50% and 1.25%, based on the Company’s credit ratings. The Company is required to pay a quarterly commitment fee ranging from 0.10% to 0.20% per annum on the unutilized portion of the


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New Credit Facility based on the Company’s credit ratings and, if the utilized portion of the New Credit Facility exceeds 50% of the total commitments, a quarterly utilization fee of 0.125% on such utilized portion. The Company is also required to pay letter of credit usage fees ranging between 0.50% and 1.25% per annum (based on the Company’s credit ratings) on the amount of the daily average outstanding letters of credit and a fronting fee of (i) in the case of commercial letters of credit, 0.125% of the amount available to be drawn under such letters of credit, and (ii) in the case of standby letters of credit, 0.125% per annum on the daily average undrawn amount of such letters of credit.
 
The New Credit Facility is unsecured, and contains customary restrictions on the Company’s and its subsidiaries’ ability to (i) incur certain debt, (ii) make certain investments, (iii) make certain acquisitions of other entities, (iv) incur liens, (v) dispose of assets, (vi) make non-cash distributions to shareholders, and (vii) engage in transactions with affiliates. These covenants are subject to a number of significant exceptions and limitations. The New Credit Facility also requires that the Company maintain a maximum ratio of total indebtedness to EBITDA (earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization), and a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, as defined, during the term of the New Credit Facility. Borrowings under the New Credit Facility are guaranteed by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries.
 
6.5% Senior Subordinated Notes
 
The Company may redeem its 6.5% Senior Subordinated Notes that are due May 2013 in whole or in part at redemption prices of 103.250%, 102.167% and 101.083% of the principal amount thereof if the redemption occurs during the respective 12-month periods beginning on May 15 of the years 2008, 2009 and 2010, and at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount thereof on and after May 15, 2011, in each case, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date.
 
The indenture governing the Company’s outstanding 6.5% Senior Subordinated Notes contain certain covenants that, among other things, limit the ability of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries to (i) incur additional debt, (ii) issue or sell stock of certain subsidiaries, (iii) engage in certain asset sales, (iv) make distributions or pay dividends, (v) purchase or redeem capital stock, or (vi) engage in transactions with affiliates. The covenants are subject to a number of significant exceptions and limitations. As of March 31, 2007, the Company was in compliance with the covenants under this indenture.
 
6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes
 
The Company may redeem its 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes in whole or in part at redemption prices of 103.125%, 102.083% and 101.042% of the principal amount thereof if the redemption occurs during the respective 12-month periods beginning on November 15 of the years 2009, 2010 and 2011, and at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount thereof on and after November 15, 2012, in each case, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. In addition, if the Company generates net cash proceeds from certain equity offerings on or before November 15, 2007, the Company may redeem up to 35% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes at a redemption price of 106.25% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. During fiscal year 2006, the Company repurchased approximately $97.9 million principal amount of these Notes. The associated loss was not material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations.
 
The indenture governing the Company’s outstanding 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes contain certain covenants that, among other things, limit the ability of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries to (i) incur additional debt, (ii) issue or sell stock of certain subsidiaries, (iii) engage in certain asset sales, (iv) make distributions or pay dividends, (v) purchase or redeem capital stock, or (vi) engage in transactions with affiliates. The covenants are subject to a number of significant exceptions and limitations. As of March 31, 2007, the Company was in compliance with the covenants under this indenture.


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1% Convertible Subordinated Notes
 
The 1% Convertible Subordinated Notes are due in August 2010 and are convertible at any time prior to maturity into ordinary shares of the Company at a conversion price of $15.525 (subject to certain adjustments).
 
Zero Coupon Convertible Junior Subordinated Notes
 
On March 2, 2003, the Company entered into a Note Purchase Agreement with Silver Lake Partners Cayman, L.P., Silver Lake Investors Cayman, L.P. and Silver Lake Technology Investors Cayman, L.P. (the “Note Holders”), affiliates of Silver Lake Partners, pursuant to which the Company has outstanding $195.0 million aggregate principal amount of its Zero Coupon Convertible Junior Subordinated Notes originally due 2008 to the Note Holders. On July 14, 2006, the Company entered into a First Amendment to Note Purchase Agreement (the “First Amendment”) with the Note Holders, providing for the amendment of the Note Purchase Agreement and the Notes to, among other things (i) extend the maturity date of the Notes to July 31, 2009 and (ii) define the means by which the Notes and any conversion spread (excess of conversion value over face amount of $10.50 per share) will be settled upon maturity. The Notes may no longer be converted or redeemed prior to maturity, other than in connection with certain change of control transactions, and upon maturity will be settled by the payment of cash equal to the face amount of the Notes and the issuance of shares to settle any conversion spread of the Notes.
 
In July 2005, $5.0 million of the Notes were converted into 476,190 ordinary shares of the Company at a conversion price of $10.50 per share.
 
Other Redemptions
 
In March 2005, the Company paid approximately $190.1 million to redeem €144.2 million of its 9.75% Euro Senior Subordinated Notes due July 2010. The Company incurred a loss of approximately $16.3 million in fiscal year 2005 associated with the early extinguishment of these Notes. In July 2005, the Company paid approximately $7.0 million to redeem the remaining outstanding amount of €5.8 million of 9.75% Euro Senior Subordinated Notes due July 2010. The associated loss was not material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations.
 
As of March 31, 2007, the approximate fair values of the Company’s 6.5% Senior Subordinated Notes, 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes and 1% Convertible Subordinated Notes were 99.25%, 97.0% and 95.75% of the face values of the Notes, respectively, based on broker trading prices.
 
5.   FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
Due to their short-term nature, the carrying amount of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximates fair value. The Company’s cash equivalents are comprised of cash deposited in money market accounts and certificates of deposit. The Company’s investment policy limits the amount of credit exposure to 20% of the total investment portfolio in any single issuer.
 
The Company is exposed to foreign currency exchange rate risk inherent in forecasted sales, cost of sales, and assets and liabilities denominated in non-functional currencies, and commodity pricing risk inherent in forecasted cost of sales and related assets and liabilities. The Company has established currency and commodity risk management programs to protect against reductions in value and volatility of future cash flows caused by changes in foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices. The Company enters into short-term foreign currency forward and swap contracts to hedge only those currency exposures associated with certain assets and liabilities, primarily accounts receivable and accounts payable, and cash flows denominated in non-functional currencies. The Company also enters into short-term commodity swap contracts to hedge only those commodity price exposures associated with inventory and accounts payable, and cash flows attributable to commodity purchases. Gains and losses on the Company’s forward and swap contracts generally offset losses and gains on the assets, liabilities and transactions hedged, and accordingly, generally do not subject the Company to risk of significant accounting losses.


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The Company hedges committed exposures and does not engage in speculative transactions. The credit risk of these forward and swap contracts is minimized since the contracts are with large financial institutions.
 
As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, the fair value of the Company’s short-term foreign currency contracts was not material. As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, the Company has included deferred losses and deferred gains, respectively, in other comprehensive income relating to changes in fair value of its foreign currency contracts. The deferred losses as of March 31, 2007 are expected to be recognized in earnings over the next twelve month period. The gains and losses recognized in earnings due to hedge ineffectiveness were not material for all fiscal years presented.
 
On November 17, 2004, the Company issued $500.0 million of 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due in November 2014, of which $402.1 million of the original amount issued was outstanding as of March 31, 2007 and 2006. Interest is payable semi-annually on May 15 and November 15. The Company also entered into interest rate swap transactions to effectively convert a portion of the fixed interest rate debt to variable rate. The swaps, having notional amounts totaling $400.0 million and which expire in November 2014, are accounted for as fair value hedges under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133, “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” (“SFAS 133”). Under the terms of the swaps, the Company pays an interest rate equal to six-month LIBOR, (estimated at 5.31% at March 31, 2007), set in arrears, plus a fixed spread ranging from 1.37% to 1.52%, and receives a fixed rate of 6.25%. No portion of the swap transaction is treated as ineffective under SFAS 133. As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, the Company recognized approximately $13.0 million and $16.9 million in other current liabilities, respectively, to reflect the fair value of the interest rate swaps, with a corresponding decrease to the carrying value of the 6.25% Senior Subordinated Notes.
 
6.   TRADE RECEIVABLES SECURITIZATION
 
The Company continuously sells a designated pool of trade receivables to a third-party qualified special purpose entity, which in turn sells an undivided ownership interest to a conduit, administered by an unaffiliated financial institution. In addition to this financial institution, the Company participates in the securitization agreement as an investor in the conduit. The Company continues to service, administer and collect the receivables on behalf of the special purpose entity. The Company pays annual facility and commitment fees ranging from 0.16% to 0.40% (averaging approximately 0.25%) for unused amounts and an additional program fee of 0.10% on outstanding amounts. The securitization agreement allows the operating subsidiaries participating in the securitization program to receive a cash payment for sold receivables, less a deferred purchase price receivable. The Company’s share of the total investment varies depending on certain criteria, mainly the collection performance on the sold receivables.
 
As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, approximately $427.7 million and $228.0 million of the Company’s accounts receivable, respectively, had been sold to the third-party qualified special purpose entity described above, which represent the face amount of the total outstanding trade receivables on all designated customer accounts on those dates. The Company received net cash proceeds of approximately $334.0 million and $156.6 million from the unaffiliated financial institutions for the sale of these receivables as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. The Company has a recourse obligation that is limited to the deferred purchase price receivable, which approximates 5% of the total sold receivables, and its own investment participation, the total of which was approximately $93.7 million and $71.4 million as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
 
The Company also sold accounts receivable to certain third-party banking institutions with limited recourse, which management believes is nominal. The outstanding balance of receivables sold and not yet collected was approximately $398.7 million and $218.5 million as of March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
 
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that were sold were removed from the consolidated balance sheets and are reflected as cash provided by operating activities in the consolidated statement of cash flows.
 
7.   COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, the gross carrying amount and associated accumulated depreciation of the Company’s property and equipment relating to continuing operations financed under capital leases was not material. These capital leases have interest rates ranging from 2.5% to 11.3%. The Company also leases certain of its facilities under non-cancelable operating leases. The capital and operating leases expire in various years through 2033 and require the following minimum lease payments:
 
                 
    Capital
    Operating
 
Fiscal Year Ending March 31,
  Lease     Lease  
    (In thousands)  
 
2008
  $ 390     $ 69,801  
2009
    495       55,041  
2010
    354       43,398  
2011
    304       36,200  
2012
    293       32,124  
Thereafter
    664       180,918  
                 
Total minimum lease payments
    2,500     $ 417,482  
                 
Amount representing interest
    (414 )        
                 
Present value of total minimum lease payments
    2,086          
Current portion
    (291 )        
                 
Capital lease obligation, net of current portion
  $ 1,795          
                 
 
Total rent expense attributable to continuing operations amounted to $65.3 million, $60.9 million and $89.8 million in fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
The Company is subject to legal proceedings, claims, and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. The Company defends itself vigorously against any such claims. Although the outcome of these matters is currently not determinable, management does not expect that the ultimate costs to resolve these matters will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.
 
8.   INCOME TAXES
 
The domestic (“Singapore”) and foreign components of income from continuing operations before income taxes were comprised of the following:
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
 
Domestic
  $ 223,838     $ 99,605     $ 42,374  
Foreign
    101,115       65,131       220,471  
                         
Total
  $ 324,953     $ 164,736     $ 262,845  
                         


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

The provision for (benefit from) income taxes from continuing operations consisted of the following:
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
 
Current:
                       
Domestic
  $ 3,658     $ 503     $ 2,088  
Foreign
    38,616       31,165       21,795  
                         
      42,274       31,668       23,883  
Deferred:
                       
Domestic
    (13,157 )     (409 )     870  
Foreign
    (25,064 )     22,959       (93,405 )
                         
      (38,221 )     22,550       (92,535 )
                         
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
  $ 4,053     $ 54,218     $ (68,652 )
                         
 
The domestic statutory income tax rate was approximately 20.0% in fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005. The reconciliation of the income tax expense (benefit) expected based on domestic statutory income tax rates to the expense (benefit) for income taxes from continuing operations included in the consolidated statements of operations is as follows:
 
                         
    Fiscal Year Ended March 31,  
    2007     2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
 
Income tax based on domestic statutory rates
  $ 64,992     $ 32,947     $ 52,569  
Effect of tax rate differential
    (155,290 )     (86,251 )     (320,059 )
Goodwill and other intangibles amortization
    7,949       6,819       3,354  
Change in valuation allowance
    73,160       120,182       202,316  
Other
    13,242       (19,479 )     (6,832 )
                         
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
  $ 4,053     $ 54,218     $ (68,652 )
                         


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

The components of deferred income taxes from continuing operations are as follows:
 
                 
    As of March 31,  
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands)  
 
Deferred tax liabilities:
               
Fixed assets
  $ (25,528 )   $ 9,031  
Intangible assets
    (18,731 )     (10,782 )
Others
    (5,405 )     (6,762 )
                 
Total deferred tax liabilities
    (49,664 )     (8,513 )
                 
Deferred tax assets:
               
Deferred compensation
    5,064       4,796  
Provision for inventory obsolescence
    8,129       14,327  
Provision for doubtful accounts
    3,122       1,338  
Net operating loss and other carryforwards
    1,642,069       1,500,273  
Others
    71,901       70,311  
                 
      1,730,285       1,591,045  
Valuation allowances
    (999,618 )     (926,458 )
                 
Total deferred tax asset
    730,667       664,587  
                 
Net deferred tax asset
  $ 681,003     $ 656,074  
                 
The net deferred tax asset is classified as follows:
               
Current
  $ 11,105     $ 9,643  
Long-term
    669,898       646,431  
                 
Total
  $ 681,003     $ 656,074  
                 
 
The Company has total tax loss carryforwards attributable to continuing operations of approximately $4.7 billion, a portion of which begin expiring in 2010. Utilization of the tax loss carryforwards and other deferred tax assets is limited by the future earnings of the Company in the tax jurisdictions in which such deferred assets arose. As a result, management is uncertain as to when or whether these operations will generate sufficient profit to realize any benefit from the deferred tax assets. The valuation allowance provides a reserve against deferred tax assets that may not be realized by the Company. However, management has determined that it is more likely than not that the Company will realize certain of these benefits and, accordingly, has recognized a deferred tax asset from these benefits. The change in valuation allowance is net of certain increases and decreases to prior year losses and other carryforwards that have no current impact on the tax provision.
 
The amount of deferred tax assets considered realizable, however, could be reduced or increased in the near-term if facts, including the amount of taxable income or the mix of taxable income between subsidiaries, differ from management’s estimates.
 
The Company does not provide for federal income taxes on the undistributed earnings of its foreign subsidiaries, as such earnings are not intended by management to be repatriated in the foreseeable future. Determination of the amount of the unrecognized deferred tax liability on these undistributed earnings is not practicable.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

9.   SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
Share Repurchase Plan
 
On April 16, 2006, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $250.0 million of its outstanding ordinary shares. Share repurchases, if any, will be made in the open market at such time and in such amounts as management deems appropriate and will be made pursuant to the Share Purchase Mandate approved by the shareholders at the Company’s 2006 annual general meeting. Shares repurchased under the program will be cancelled. As of March 31, 2007, the Company had not repurchased any of its outstanding ordinary shares.
 
Equity Offering
 
On July 27, 2004, the Company completed a public offering of 24,330,900 of its ordinary shares for which the Company received net proceeds of approximately $299.5 million.
 
10.   RESTRUCTURING CHARGES
 
In recent years, the Company has initiated a series of restructuring activities intended to realign the Company’s global capacity and infrastructure with demand by its OEM customers so as to optimize the operational efficiency, which include reducing excess workforce and capacity, and consolidating and relocating certain manufacturing and administrative facilities to lower-cost regions.
 
The restructuring costs include employee severance, costs related to leased facilities, owned facilities that are no longer in use and are to be disposed of, leased equipment that is no longer in use and will be disposed of, and other costs associated with the exit of certain contractual agreements due to facility closures. The overall impact of these activities is that the Company shifts its manufacturing capacity to locations with higher efficiencies and, in some instances, lower costs, and better utilizes its overall existing manufacturing capacity. This enhances the Company’s ability to provide cost-effective manufacturing service offerings, which enables it to retain and expand the Company’s existing relationships with customers and attract new business.
 
Liabilities for costs associated with exit or disposal activities are recognized when the liabilities are incurred.
 
As of March 31, 2007 and 2006, assets that were no longer in use and held for sale as a result of restructuring activities totaled approximately $24.2 million and $40.6 million, respectively, primarily representing manufacturing facilities located in the Americas that have been closed as part of the Company’s historical facility consolidations. For assets held for sale, depreciation ceases and an impairment loss is recognized if the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair value less cost to sell. Assets held for sale are included in other current assets and other assets in the consolidated balance sheets.
 
Fiscal Year 2007
 
During fiscal year 2007, the Company recognized charges of approximately $151.9 million associated with the consolidation and closure of several manufacturing facilities including the related impairment of certain long-lived assets; and other charges primarily related to the exit of certain real estate owned and leased by the Company in order to reduce its investment in property, plant and equipment. The Company classified approximately $146.8 million of these charges as a component of cost of sales during fiscal year 2007. The activities associated with these charges will be substantially completed within one year of the commitment dates of the respective activities, except for certain long-term contractual obligations.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

The components of the restructuring charges during the first, second, third and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2007 were as follows:
 
                                         
    First
    Second
    Third
    Fourth
       
    Quarter     Quarter     Quarter     Quarter     Total  
    (In thousands)  
 
Americas:
                                       
Severance
  $     $ 130     $     $     $ 130  
Long-lived asset impairment
          38,320                   38,320  
Other exit costs
          20,554                   20,554  
                                         
Total restructuring charges
          59,004                   59,004  
                                         
Asia:
                                       
Severance
                      2,484       2,484  
Long-lived asset impairment
          6,869             13,532       20,401  
Other exit costs
          15,620             11,039       26,659  
                                         
Total restructuring charges
          22,489             27,055       49,544  
                                         
Europe:
                                       
Severance
          409             23,236       23,645  
Long-lived asset impairment
          2,496             3,190       5,686  
Other exit costs
          11,850             2,128       13,978  
                                         
Total restructuring charges
          14,755