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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 10-Q
(Mark One)
     
þ   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2005
Or
     
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from            to
Commission file number 0-23354
FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Singapore   Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)
     
One Marina Boulevard, #28-00   018989
Singapore   (Zip Code)
(Address of registrant’s principal executive    
offices)    
(65) 6890 7188
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
     Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 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 whether the Registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes   þ   No   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 November 3, 2005, there were 573,570,797 shares of the Registrant’s ordinary shares, S$0.01 par value, outstanding.
 
 

 


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Flextronics International Ltd.:
We have reviewed the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet of Flextronics International Ltd. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of September 30, 2005, the related condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three-month and six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, and related condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and 2004. These interim financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.
We conducted our reviews in accordance with standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). A review of interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.
Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to such condensed consolidated interim financial statements for them to be in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
We have previously audited, in accordance with standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheet of the Company as of March 31, 2005 and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated June 14, 2005, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2005 is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.
/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
San Jose, California
November 9, 2005

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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
                 
    September 30, 2005     March 31, 2005  
    (In thousands, except share amounts)  
ASSETS
               
Current assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 1,150,454     $ 869,258  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $37,764 and $31,166 as of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, respectively
    1,726,896       1,842,010  
Inventories
    1,721,887       1,518,866  
Deferred income taxes
    9,649       12,117  
Other current assets
    630,555       544,914  
 
           
Total current assets
    5,239,441       4,787,165  
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,206,005 and $1,245,217 as of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, respectively
    1,622,965       1,704,516  
Deferred income taxes
    590,095       684,952  
Goodwill
    3,067,955       3,359,477  
Other intangible assets, net
    159,114       142,712  
Other assets
    422,984       328,750  
 
           
Total assets
  $ 11,102,554     $ 11,007,572  
 
           
 
               
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Current liabilities:
               
Bank borrowings and current portion of long-term debt
  $ 23,091     $ 17,448  
Current portion of capital lease obligations
    620       8,718  
Accounts payable
    2,948,934       2,523,269  
Accrued payroll
    209,495       285,504  
Other current liabilities
    954,540       1,045,255  
 
           
Total current liabilities
    4,136,680       3,880,194  
Long-term debt, net of current portion:
               
Capital lease obligations
    1,984       9,141  
Zero coupon convertible junior subordinated notes due 2008
    195,000       200,000  
1% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2010
    500,000       500,000  
6 1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013
    399,650       399,650  
6 1/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014
    461,748       490,270  
Other
    7,659       110,509  
Other liabilities
    150,146       193,760  
Commitments and contingencies (Note J)
               
Shareholders’ equity:
               
Ordinary shares, S$0.01 par value, authorized — 1,500,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding — 573,496,352 and 568,329,662 shares as of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, respectively
    3,390       3,360  
Additional paid-in capital
    5,525,450       5,486,404  
Accumulated deficit
    (326,340 )     (382,600 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    52,339       123,683  
Deferred compensation
    (5,152 )     (6,799 )
 
           
Total shareholders’ equity
    5,249,687       5,224,048  
 
           
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
  $ 11,102,554     $ 11,007,572  
 
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2005     2004     2005     2004  
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)  
Net sales
  $ 3,884,231     $ 4,138,249     $ 7,781,762     $ 8,018,697  
Cost of sales
    3,622,025       3,867,385       7,240,342       7,500,901  
Restructuring charges
    38,463       25,704       66,035       46,695  
 
                       
Gross profit
    223,743       245,160       475,385       471,101  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    146,975       139,022       294,766       280,618  
Intangibles amortization
    14,629       8,683       29,250       17,344  
Restructuring charges
    11,883       7,798       17,000       10,395  
Interest and other expense, net
    23,018       22,429       49,035       40,715  
Gain on divestiture of operations
    (70,695 )           (70,695 )      
 
                       
Income before income taxes
    97,933       67,228       156,029       122,029  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
    100,380       (25,394 )     99,769       (44,915 )
 
                       
Net income (loss)
  $ (2,447 )   $ 92,622     $ 56,260     $ 166,944  
 
                       
Earnings (loss) per share:
                               
Basic
  $     $ 0.17     $ 0.10     $ 0.31  
 
                       
Diluted
  $     $ 0.16     $ 0.09     $ 0.29  
 
                       
Weighted average shares used in computing per share amounts:
                               
Basic
    572,376       551,875       570,851       541,250  
 
                       
Diluted
    572,376       582,206       600,222       575,110  
 
                       
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
                 
    Six Months Ended  
    September 30,  
    2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
               
Net income
  $ 56,260     $ 166,944  
Depreciation and amortization
    174,147       171,955  
Change in working capital and other
    202,483       (74,305 )
 
           
Net cash provided by operating activities
    432,890       264,594  
 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
               
Purchases of property and equipment, net of dispositions
    (107,152 )     (147,206 )
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired
    (472,013 )     (88,960 )
Proceeds from divestiture of operations
    518,505        
Prepayment relating to pending acquisition
          (289,367 )
Other investments and notes receivable
    23,030       (67,923 )
 
           
Net cash used in investing activities
    (37,630 )     (593,456 )
 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
               
Proceeds from bank borrowings and long-term debt
    1,309,056       632,975  
Repayments of bank borrowings and long-term debt
    (1,477,955 )     (544,362 )
Repayments of capital lease obligations
    (10,733 )     (5,370 )
Net proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares
    34,590       319,249  
 
           
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
    (145,042 )     402,492  
 
           
Effect of exchange rate on cash
    30,978       5,645  
 
           
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
    281,196       79,275  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    869,258       615,276  
 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 1,150,454     $ 694,551  
 
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
NOTE A — 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 electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for a broad range of products in the following industries: handheld devices, computers and office automation, communications infrastructure, consumer devices, information technology infrastructure, industrial, automotive and medical. The Company’s strategy is to provide customers with a complete range of vertically integrated global supply chain services through which the Company designs, builds and ships a complete packaged product for its OEM customers. The Company’s 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 repair and warranty services.
     In addition to the assembly of printed circuit boards and complete systems and products, the Company’s manufacturing services include the fabrication and assembly of plastic and metal enclosures and the fabrication of printed circuit boards and backplanes. The Company also provides contract design and related engineering services offerings to its customers, from full product development to system integration, industrialization, product cost reduction and software application development. These services include industrial and mechanical design, hardware design, embedded and application software development, and system validation and test development.
     In addition, the Company offers original product design and manufacturing services, where the customer purchases a product that was designed, developed and manufactured by the Company that the Company may customize to provide the customer with a unique “look and feel” (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 name.
     During the second quarter of fiscal year 2006, the Company sold 100% of its semiconductor division and merged its network services division with Telavie and retained a 30% ownership stake in the merged company. Refer to Note K, “Business and Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures” for further discussion of the divestitures of operations.
NOTE B — SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
     The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X for interim financial information. Accordingly, these statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005 contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and all of the Company’s other reports filed with the SEC after such date and through the date of this report. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006.
     The Company’s fiscal 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 and fourth fiscal quarters end on December 31 and March 31, respectively.
     Amounts included in the financial statements are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise designated as Singapore dollars (S$)
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     The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Flextronics and its wholly and majority-owned subsidiaries, after elimination of all significant intercompany accounts and transactions. The Company consolidates all majority owned subsidiaries and investments in entities in which the Company has a controlling influence. For consolidated majority-owned subsidiaries in which the Company owns less than 100%, the Company records minority interest to account for the ownership interest of the minority owners. As of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, minority interest amounted to $30.5 million and $40.8 million, respectively, which is included in other liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The associated minority interest expense has not been material to the Company’s results of operations for the three and six months ended September 30, 2005 and September 30, 2004, and was classified as interest and other expense, net, in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. Non-majority owned investments are accounted for using the equity method when the Company has the ability to significantly influence the operating decisions of the issuer, otherwise the cost method is used.
Use of Estimates
     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and 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 allowances, 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 condensed 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 of certain of the Company’s subsidiaries are measured using a currency other than the U.S. dollar as their functional currency. Accordingly, for these subsidiaries all assets and liabilities 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.
Revenue Recognition
     Manufacturing revenue is recognized when the goods are shipped by the Company or received by its customer, title and risk of ownership have been passed, the price to the buyer is fixed or determinable and recoverability is reasonably assured. Service revenue is recognized when the services have been performed.
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. As discussed further in Note L, “Subsequent Event,” a customer of the Company recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, resulting in the Company providing a bad debt provision of $15.0 million as a charge to selling, general and administrative expenses during the three months ended September 30, 2005 for the potential non-collectibility of accounts receivable from this customer. Additional charges could be incurred in future periods to the extent the remaining accounts receivable related to this customer becomes uncollectible.

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Inventories
     Inventories are stated at the lower of cost (on a first-in, first-out basis) or market value. Cost is comprised of direct materials, labor and overhead. The components of inventories, net of applicable lower of cost or market write-downs, were as follows:
                 
    September 30,     March 31,  
    2005     2005  
    (In thousands)  
Raw materials
  $ 825,914     $ 711,251  
Work-in-progress
    360,499       306,833  
Finished goods
    535,474       500,782  
 
           
 
  $ 1,721,887     $ 1,518,866  
 
           
Property and Equipment
     Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation and amortization are provided on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the related assets (three to thirty years), with the exception of building leasehold improvements, which are amortized over the term of the lease, if shorter.
     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.
Goodwill and Other Intangibles
     Goodwill of the reporting units is tested for impairment on 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 to management, and for which management regularly reviews the operating results. For purposes of the annual goodwill impairment evaluation, the Company has identified two separate reporting units: Electronic Manufacturing Services and Network Services. The Company sold its Network Services division in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006. As such, the Company currently operates in one reporting unit. If the carrying amount of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, a second step is performed to measure the amount of impairment loss, if any. Further, in the event that the carrying amount of the Company as a whole is greater than its market capitalization, there is a potential likelihood that some or all of its goodwill would be considered impaired.
     The following table summarizes the activity in the Company’s goodwill account during the six months ended September 30, 2005:
         
    Six Months Ended  
    September 30, 2005  
    (In thousands)  
Balance, beginning of the period
  $ 3,359,477  
Additions
    308,184  
Goodwill related to divested operations (1)
    (452,046 )
Reclassification to other intangibles (2)
    (70,022 )
Foreign currency translation adjustments
    (77,638 )
 
     
Balance, end of the period
  $ 3,067,955  
 
     
 
(1)   See Note K, “Business and Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures.”
 
(2)   Reclassification resulting from the completion of final allocation of the Company’s intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations in a period subsequent to the respective period of acquisition and based on the completion of third-party valuations.

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     All of the Company’s acquired intangible assets are subject to amortization over their estimated useful lives. The Company’s intangible assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an intangible may not be recoverable. Intangible assets are comprised of contractual agreements, patents and trademarks, developed technologies, customer relationships and other acquired intangibles. Contractual agreements, patents and trademarks, and developed technologies are amortized on a straight-line basis up to ten years. Other acquired intangibles related to favorable leases and customer relationships are amortized on a straight-line basis over three to ten years. No residual value is estimated for the intangible assets. During the six-month period ended September 30, 2005, there was approximately $72.2 million of additions to intangible assets, primarily related to contractual agreements, customer relationships and developed technologies as a result of acquisitions. In September 2005, the Company reduced the intangible assets by approximately $18.4 million, primarily related to contractual agreements, developed technologies and customer relationships, as a result of the divestiture of certain operations, see Note K, “Business and Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures.” The components of other intangible assets are as follows:
                                                 
    September 30, 2005     March 31, 2005  
    Gross             Net     Gross             Net  
    Carrying     Accumulated     Carrying     Carrying     Accumulated     Carrying  
    Amount     Amortization     Amount     Amount     Amortization     Amount  
    (In thousands)     (In thousands)  
Intangible assets:
                                               
Contractual agreements
  $ 100,355     $ (25,210 )   $ 75,145     $ 104,383     $ (58,221 )   $ 46,162  
Patents and trademarks
    8,082       (2,080 )     6,002       8,082       (1,688 )     6,394  
Developed technologies
    11,765       (2,821 )     8,944       11,812       (1,231 )     10,581  
Customer relationships
    78,460       (10,373 )     68,087       71,353       (4,342 )     67,011  
Other acquired intangibles
    26,230       (25,294 )     936       32,619       (20,055 )     12,564  
 
                                   
Total
  $ 224,892     $ (65,778 )   $ 159,114     $ 228,249     $ (85,537 )   $ 142,712  
 
                                   
     Total amortization expense recorded during the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 was $14.6 million and $29.3 million, respectively. Total amortization expense recorded during the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2004 was $8.7 million and $17.3 million, respectively. Expected future annual amortization expense is as follows:
         
Fiscal years ending March 31,   Amount  
    (In thousands)  
2006
  $ 19,294 (1)
2007
    31,442  
2008
    27,298  
2009
    22,045  
2010
    21,036  
Thereafter
    37,999  
 
     
Total amortization expenses
  $ 159,114  
 
     
 
(1)   Represents estimated amortization for the six-month period ending March 31, 2006.

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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 by applying the applicable statutory tax rate to such differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the tax basis of existing assets and liabilities.
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
     All derivative instruments are recorded on the balance sheet at fair value. If the derivative is designated as a cash flow hedge, the effective portion of changes in the fair value of the derivative is recorded in shareholders’ equity as a separate component of accumulated other comprehensive income and is recognized in the statement of operations when the hedged item affects earnings. Ineffective portions of changes in the fair value of cash flow hedges are immediately recognized in earnings. If the derivative is designated as a fair value hedge, the changes in the fair value of the derivative and of the hedged item attributable to the hedged risk are recognized in earnings in the current period.
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 the 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. If 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 recording of additional restructuring charges or the reduction of liabilities already recorded. Such changes to previously estimated amounts may be material to the condensed 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.
Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
     The Company applies the intrinsic value method of accounting for its stock-based compensation plans. As a result, generally no compensation expense is recognized for options granted under these stock incentive plans because typically the option terms are fixed and the exercise price equals or exceeds the market price of the underlying stock on the date of grant. The Company applies the disclosure only provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123, “Accounting and Disclosure of Stock-Based Compensation” (“SFAS 123”).
     In December 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (Revised 2004), “Share Based Payment” (“SFAS 123(R)”) which (i) revises SFAS 123 to eliminate the disclosure only provisions of that statement and the alternative to follow the intrinsic value method of accounting under APB 25 and related interpretations, and (ii) requires a public entity to measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments, including grants of employee stock options, based on the grant-date fair value of the award and recognize that cost in its results of operations over the period during which an employee is required to provide the requisite service in exchange for that award. The Company is required to adopt this statement beginning April 1, 2006. Companies may elect to apply this statement either prospectively, or on a modified version of retrospective application under which financial statements for prior periods are adjusted on a basis consistent with the pro forma disclosures required for those periods under SFAS 123. The Company is currently evaluating which transitional provision and fair value methodology it will follow; however, it is expected that any expense associated with the adoption of the provisions of SFAS 123(R) will result in significant stock-based compensation expense which may have a material negative impact on its results of operations.

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     The following pro forma information reflects net income and earnings per share as if the Company had accounted for its stock-based compensation plans using the fair value method. For purposes of pro forma disclosures, the estimated fair value of the options is amortized to expense over the options’ vesting period on a straight-line basis. All options are initially assumed to vest. Compensation previously recognized is reversed for the forfeitures of unvested options.
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2005     2004     2005     2004  
    (in thousands, except per share amounts)  
Net income (loss), as reported
  $ (2,447 )   $ 92,622     $ 56,260     $ 166,944  
Add: Stock-based employee compensation expense included in reported net income, net of tax
    493       557       1,156       1,028  
Less: Fair value compensation costs, net of tax
    (8,558 )     (17,428 )     (18,862 )     (32,173 )
 
                       
Pro forma net income (loss)
  $ (10,512 )   $ 75,751     $ 38,554     $ 135,799  
 
                       
Basic earnings (loss) per share:
                               
As reported
  $     $ 0.17     $ 0.10     $ 0.31  
 
                       
Pro forma
  $ (0.02 )   $ 0.14     $ 0.07     $ 0.25  
 
                       
Diluted earnings (loss) per share:
                               
As reported
  $     $ 0.16     $ 0.09     $ 0.29  
 
                       
Pro forma
  $ (0.02 )   $ 0.13     $ 0.06     $ 0.24  
 
                       
     The Company accelerated the vesting of all out-of-the-money unvested options to purchase the Company’s ordinary shares held by current employees and executive officers on January 17, 2005, primarily to eliminate future compensation expense attributable to these options upon adoption of SFAS 123(R). All options priced above $12.98, the closing price of the Company’s ordinary shares on January 17, 2005, were considered to be out-of-the-money. The decrease in the pro forma expense in fiscal year 2006 is primarily the result of the acceleration of vesting during fiscal year 2005 and, to a lesser extent, the reduction in the Company’s estimated volatility discussed below.
     Although the pro forma effects above may be indicative of the Company’s adoption of SFAS 123(R), the actual expense will be dependent on numerous factors including, but not limited to, selection of the option pricing model and related assumptions used to value stock-based awards granted subsequent to April 1, 2006, accounting policy decisions regarding graded or straight line attribution expense recognition methods, and assumed award forfeiture rates.
     For purposes of the pro forma presentation, the fair value of each option grant was estimated at the date of grant using a Black-Scholes model with the following weighted-average assumptions:
                                 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2005   2004   2005   2004
Volatility
    37 %     82 %     38 %     83 %
Risk-free interest rate
    4.2 %     2.8 %     3.8 %     3.0 %
Dividend yield
    0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %
Expected option life
  4 years   3.8 years   4 years   3.8 years

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     The fair value related to shares issued under the Company’s employee stock purchase plan was estimated using the Black-Scholes model with the following weighted-average assumptions:
                                 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2005   2004   2005   2004
Volatility
    26 %     42 %     33 %     41 %
Risk-free interest rate
    2.1 %     1.4 %     1.9 %     1.6 %
Dividend yield
    0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %
Expected option life
  0.5 years   0.5 years   0.5 years   0.5 years
     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. 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 daily stock prices 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.
     The Black-Scholes option valuation model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options which have no vesting restrictions and are fully transferable. Consequently, the Company’s estimate of fair value may differ from other valuation models. Further, the Black-Scholes model requires the input of highly subjective assumptions and because changes in the subjective input assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimate, the existing models do not necessarily provide a reliable single measure of the fair value of stock-based compensation awards. Accordingly, pro forma net income and earnings per share as disclosed above may not accurately depict the associated fair value of the outstanding options.
     The Company will continue to evaluate its assumptions used to derive the estimated fair value of options granted under its stock-based compensation plans as new events or changes in circumstances become known.
     The Company grants key employees rights to acquire a specified number of ordinary shares for no cash consideration under its 2002 Interim Incentive Plan (“restricted stock units”) in exchange for continued service with the Company. Restricted stock units awarded under the plan vest in installments over a five-year period and unvested units are forfeited upon termination of employment. During the first half of fiscal year 2005, 85,000 restricted stock units were granted with a weighted average fair value on the date of grant of $14.66 per ordinary share. No restricted stock units were awarded during the first half of fiscal year 2006. Grants of restricted stock units are recorded as compensation expense over the vesting period at the fair market value of the Company’s ordinary shares at the date of grant. During the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2005, compensation expense related to restricted stock units was approximately $493,000 and $1.2 million, respectively. During the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2004, compensation expense related to the restricted stock units was approximately $557,000 and $1.0 million, respectively. Unearned compensation associated with restricted stock units was $5.2 million and $6.8 million as of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, respectively, and is included in shareholders’ equity as a component of additional paid-in capital. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2005, the Company reversed $491,000 of unearned compensation relating to the forfeiture of unvested restricted stock units.

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements
     In May 2005, the FASB issued SFAS Statement No. 154, “Accounting Changes and Error Corrections” (“SFAS 154”). SFAS 154 is a replacement of Accounting Principles Board Opinion (“APB”) No. 20 and FASB Statement No. 3. SFAS 154 provides guidance on the accounting for and reporting of accounting changes and error corrections. It establishes retrospective application, or the latest practicable date, as the required method for reporting a change in accounting principle and the reporting of a correction of an error. SFAS 154 is effective for accounting changes and corrections of errors made in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2005 and is required to be adopted by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007. The Company does not expect that the adoption of SFAS 154 will have a material impact on its consolidated results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.
     In March 2005, the FASB issued FIN 47 as an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 143, “Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations” (“SFAS 143”). This interpretation clarifies that the term conditional asset retirement obligation as used in SFAS 143, refers to a legal obligation to perform an asset retirement activity in which the timing and/or method of settlement are conditional on a future event that may or may not be within the control of the entity. The obligation to perform the asset retirement activity is unconditional even though uncertainty exists about the timing and/or method of settlement. Accordingly, an entity is required to recognize a liability for the fair value of a conditional asset retirement obligation if the fair value of the liability can be reasonably estimated. This interpretation also clarifies when an entity would have sufficient information to reasonably estimate the fair value of an asset retirement obligation. FIN 47 is effective no later than the end of fiscal years ending after December 15, 2005. The Company is currently assessing the impact of the adoption of FIN 47.
NOTE C — 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 (loss) per share. Basic earnings (loss) per share excludes dilution and is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the applicable periods.
     Diluted earnings (loss) per share reflects the potential dilution from stock options, restricted stock units and convertible securities. The potential dilution from stock options exercisable into ordinary share equivalents and restricted stock units was computed using the treasury stock method based on the average fair market value of the Company’s ordinary shares for the period, and potential dilution from subordinated notes convertible into ordinary share equivalents was computed using the if-converted method.
     The following table reflects the basic weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding and diluted weighted-average ordinary share equivalents used to calculate basic and diluted net income (loss) per share. Earnings per share amounts for all periods are presented below in accordance with the requirements of SFAS 128 :
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2005     2004     2005     2004  
    (in thousands, except per share amounts)  
Basic earnings (loss) per share:
                               
Net income (loss)
  $ (2,447 )   $ 92,622     $ 56,260     $ 166,944  
Shares used in computation:
                               
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding
    572,376       551,875       570,851       541,250  
 
                       
Basic earnings (loss) per share
  $     $ 0.17     $ 0.10     $ 0.31  
 
                       
Diluted earnings (loss) per share:
                               
Net income (loss)
  $ (2,447 )   $ 92,622     $ 56,260     $ 166,944  
Shares used in computation:
                               
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding
    572,376       551,875       570,851       541,250  
Weighted average ordinary share equivalents from stock options and awards (1)
          11,283       10,488       13,661  
Weighted average ordinary share equivalents from convertible notes (2)
          19,048       18,883       20,199  
 
                       
Weighted average ordinary shares and ordinary share equivalent outstanding
    572,376       582,206       600,222       575,110  
 
                       
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
  $     $ 0.16     $ 0.09     $ 0.29  
 
                       

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(1)   Ordinary share equivalents from stock options to purchase approximately 22.7 million and 26.3 million shares during the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2005, respectively, and approximately 28.8 million and 23.0 million shares during the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2004, respectively, were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share because the exercise price of these options was greater than the average market price of the Company’s ordinary shares during the respective periods. Of the ordinary share equivalents from stock options to purchase approximately 22.7 million shares during the three months ended September 30, 2005, approximately 10.8 million were excluded due to the Company’s reported net loss.
 
(2)   Due to the Company’s reported net loss, ordinary share equivalents from the zero coupon convertible junior subordinated notes of approximately 18.7 million shares were anti-dilutive for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share. Ordinary share equivalents from the zero coupon convertible junior subordinated notes of approximately 18.9 million shares were included as ordinary share equivalents for the six months ended September 30, 2005. Ordinary share equivalents from the zero coupon convertible junior subordinated notes of approximately 19.0 million shares were included as ordinary share equivalents during the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2004. In addition, approximately 32.2 million ordinary share equivalents from the principal portion of the 1% convertible subordinated notes due August 2010 are excluded from the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share as the Company has the positive intent and ability to settle the principal amount of the notes in cash and to settle any conversion spread (excess of conversion value over face value) in stock. During the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and the three- month period ended September 30, 2004, the conversion obligation was less than the principal portion of the convertible notes and, accordingly, no additional shares were included in the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share. During the six-month period ended September 30, 2004, ordinary share equivalents from the conversion spread of approximately 1.2 million shares were included as ordinary share equivalents for the computation of diluted earnings per share.
NOTE D — OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
     The following table summarizes the components of other comprehensive income (loss):
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2005     2004     2005     2004  
    (in thousands)  
Net income (loss)
  $ (2,447 )   $ 92,622     $ 56,260     $ 166,944  
Other comprehensive income (loss):
                               
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of taxes
    (6,817 )     13,087       (73,777 )     28,194  
Unrealized holding gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net of taxes
    876       467       2,433       (965 )
 
                       
Comprehensive income (loss)
  $ (8,388 )   $ 106,176     $ (15,084 )   $ 194,173  
 
                       

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NOTE E — LONG-TERM DEBT
     During the six months ended September 30, 2005, the Company repaid other long-term debt amounting to approximately $103 million and repurchased $36.9 million of its 6.25% senior subordinated notes due 2014.
NOTE F — FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
     The value of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents, investments, accounts receivable and accounts payable carrying amount approximates fair value. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt is determined based on current broker trading prices. 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. The Company has established currency risk management programs to protect against reductions in value and volatility of future cash flows caused by changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The Company enters into short-term foreign currency forward 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. The Company does not engage in foreign currency speculation. The credit risk of these forward contracts is minimized since the contracts are with large financial institutions. The Company hedges committed exposures and these forward contracts generally do not subject the Company to risk of accounting losses. The gains and losses on forward contracts generally offset the gains and losses on the assets, liabilities and transactions hedged.
     As of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, the Company recorded $4.7 million in other current liabilities and $13.4 million in other current assets, respectively, to reflect the fair value of these short-term foreign currency forward contracts. As of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, the Company had recorded in other comprehensive income deferred losses of approximately $3.9 million and $6.3 million, respectively, relating to the Company’s foreign currency forward contracts. These losses are expected to be recognized in earnings over the next twelve months. The gains and losses recognized in earnings due to hedge ineffectiveness were immaterial for all periods presented.

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     On November 17, 2004, the Company issued $500.0 million of 6.25% senior subordinated notes due in November 2014. Interest is payable semi-annually on May 15 and November 15. The Company entered into interest rate swap transactions to effectively convert a portion of the fixed interest rate debt to a variable rate debt. The swaps, which expire in 2014, are accounted for as fair value hedges under SFAS 133. The notional amounts of the swaps total $400.0 million. Under the terms of the swaps, the Company will pay an interest rate equal to the six-month LIBOR rate (4.23% at September 30, 2005), set in arrears, plus a fixed spread of 1.37% to 1.52%. In exchange, the Company will receive a payment based on a fixed rate of 6.25%. At September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, the Company recorded $1.3 million in other current liabilities and $9.7 million in other current assets, respectively, to reflect the fair value of the interest rate swaps, with a corresponding increase or decrease to the carrying value of the 6.25% senior subordinated notes on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
NOTE G — 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 of up to 0.24% for unused amounts and program fees of up to 0.34% of 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. In September 2005, the Company amended the securitization agreement to increase the size of the program to $700 million and the expiration date to September 2006. The unaffiliated financial institution’s maximum investment limit was increased to $500 million. The amended securitization agreement also includes two Obligor Specific Tranches (OST) which total $200 million. The OSTs are part of the main facility and were incorporated in order to minimize the impact of excess concentrations of two major customers.
     The Company has sold $259.1 million and $249.9 million of its accounts receivable as of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, respectively, 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 $173.5 million from the unaffiliated financial institutions for the sale of these receivables during the second quarter of fiscal year 2006. 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 $86.5 million and $123.1 million as of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, respectively.
     Additionally, during the three-month period ended September 30, 2005, the Company sold approximately $228.1 million of receivables to a banking institution with limited recourse, which management believes is nominal. The outstanding balance of sold receivables, not yet collected, was $210.4 million as of September 30, 2005.
     In accordance with SFAS 140 “Accounting for Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets and Extinguishments of Liabilities,” the accounts receivable balances that were sold were removed from the consolidated balance sheet and are reflected as cash provided by operating activities in the consolidated statement of cash flows.
NOTE H — RESTRUCTURING CHARGES
     In recent years, the Company has initiated a series of restructuring activities in light of the global economic downturn. These activities, which are intended to realign the Company’s global capacity and infrastructure with demand by its OEM customers and thereby improve operational efficiency, include reducing excess workforce and capacity, and consolidating and relocating certain manufacturing and administrative facilities to lower cost regions.

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     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 has shifted its manufacturing capacity to locations with higher efficiencies and, in some instances, lower costs, and is better utilizing its overall existing manufacturing capacity. This has enhanced 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 of activities are recognized when the liabilities are incurred.
     As of September 30, 2005 and March 31, 2005, assets that were no longer in use and held for sale totaled approximately $41.1 million and $59.3 million, respectively, primarily representing manufacturing facilities located in the Americas that have been closed as part of the 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 assets on the consolidated balance sheet.
Fiscal Year 2006
     The Company recognized restructuring charges of approximately $32.7 million and $50.3 million during the first and second quarters of fiscal year 2006, respectively, related to the impairment of certain long-term assets and other costs resulting from closures and consolidations of various manufacturing facilities. The Company has classified $27.6 million and $38.5 million of the charges associated with facility closures as a component of cost of sales during the first and second quarters of fiscal year 2006, respectively.
     The Company currently anticipates that the facility closures and activities to which all of these charges relate will be substantially completed within one year of the commitment dates of the respective activities, except for certain long-term contractual obligations. During the first and second quarters of fiscal year 2006, the Company recorded approximately $14.5 million and $12.8 million, respectively, of other exit costs primarily associated with contractual obligations. As of September 30, 2005, approximately $7.5 million is classified as long-term obligation and will be paid throughout the term of the terminated leases.
     The components of the restructuring charges during the first and second quarters of fiscal year 2006 were as follows:
                         
    First     Second        
    Quarter     Quarter     Total  
    (In thousands)  
Americas
                       
Severance
  $ 2,442     $ 6,546     $ 8,988  
Long-lived assets impairment
    3,847       7,244       11,091  
Other exit costs
    6,421       836       7,257  
 
                 
Total restructuring charges
  $ 12,710     $ 14,626     $ 27,336  
 
                 
Europe
                       
Severance
  $ 11,483     $ 16,669     $ 28,152  
Long-lived assets impairment
    456       7,125       7,581  
Other exit costs
    8,040       11,926       19,966  
 
                 
Total restructuring charges
  $ 19,979     $ 35,720     $ 55,699  
 
                 
Total
                       
Severance
  $ 13,925     $ 23,215     $ 37,140  
Long-lived assets impairment
    4,303       14,369       18,672  
Other exit costs
    14,461       12,762       27,223  
 
                 
Total restructuring charges
  $ 32,689     $ 50,346     $ 83,035  
 
                 

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     During the first six months of fiscal year 2006, the Company recorded approximately $37.1 million of employee termination costs associated with the involuntary terminations of 2,710 identified employees in connection with the various facility closures and consolidations. The identified involuntary employee terminations by reportable geographic region amounted to approximately 453 and 2,257 for the Americas and Europe, respectively. Approximately $27.2 million of the net charges were classified as a component of cost of sales.
     During the first six months of fiscal year 2006, the Company recorded approximately $18.7 million for the write-down of property and equipment associated with various manufacturing and administrative facility closures. Approximately $18.5 million of this amount was classified as a component of cost of sales. The restructuring charges recorded during the first six months of fiscal year 2006 also included approximately $27.2 million for other exit costs, of which, $20.5 million was classified as a component of cost of sales. This amount was primarily comprised of facility lease obligations of approximately $10.7 million, customer disengagement costs of $6.6 million, and facility abandonment and refurbishment costs accounted for approximately $1.8 million.
     The following table summarizes the provisions, the respective payments, and the remaining accrual balance as of September 30, 2005 for restructuring charges incurred in the first and second quarters of fiscal year 2006 and prior:
                                 
            Long-Lived              
            Asset     Other        
    Severance     Impairment     Exit Costs     Total  
    (In thousands)  
Balance as of March 31, 2005
  $ 13,551     $     $ 24,337     $ 37,888  
Activities during the first quarter:
                               
Provision for charges incurred in first quarter
    13,925       4,303       14,461       32,689  
Cash payments for charges incurred in first quarter
    (2,163 )           (1,100 )     (3,263 )
Cash payments for charges incurred in fiscal year 2005
    (3,426 )           (472 )     (3,898 )
Cash payments for charges incurred in fiscal year 2004
    (1,179 )           (2,386 )     (3,565 )
Cash payments for charges incurred in fiscal year 2003 and prior
    (24 )           (684 )     (708 )
Non-cash charges incurred in first quarter
          (4,303 )     (3,421 )     (7,724 )
 
                       
Balance as of June 30, 2005
    20,684             30,735       51,419  
Activities during the second quarter:
                               
Provision for charges incurred in second quarter
    23,215       14,369       12,762       50,346  
Cash payments for charges incurred in first and second quarters
    (24,950 )           (4,475 )     (29,425 )
Cash payments for charges incurred in fiscal year 2005
    (2,120 )           (401 )     (2,521 )
Cash payments for charges incurred in fiscal year 2004
    (579 )           (1,445 )     (2,024 )
Cash payments for charges incurred in fiscal year 2003 and prior
    (73 )           (875 )     (948 )
Non-cash charges incurred in second quarter
          (14,369 )     (6,450 )     (20,819 )
 
                       
Balance as of September 30, 2005
    16,177             29,851       46,028  
Less:
                               
Current portion (classified as other current liabilities)
    (15,277 )           (10,794 )     (26,071 )
 
                       
Accrued facility closure costs, net of current portion (classified as other long-term liabilities)
  $ 900     $     $ 19,057     $ 19,957  
 
                       
Fiscal Year 2005
     The Company recognized restructuring charges of approximately $95.4 million during fiscal year 2005 related to severance, the impairment of certain long-term assets and other costs resulting from closures and consolidations of various manufacturing facilities. The Company has classified $78.4 million of the charges associated with facility closures as a component of cost of sales during fiscal year 2005.

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     The Company currently anticipates that the facility closures and activities to which all of these charges relate will be substantially completed within one year of the commitment dates of the respective activities, except for certain long-term contractual obligations. During fiscal year 2005, the Company recorded approximately $16.3 million of other exit costs associated with contractual obligations.
     The components of the restructuring charges during fiscal year 2005 were as follows:
                                                 
    First     Second     Third     Fourth              
    Quarter     Quarter     Quarter     Quarter     Total     Nature  
    (In thousands)  
America:
                                               
Severance
  $ 1,793     $     $     $     $ 1,793          
Long-lived assets impairment
    365       125             5,300       5,790          
Other exit costs
    1,598       321       170             2,089          
 
                                     
Total restructuring charges
  $ 3,756     $ 446     $ 170     $ 5,300     $ 9,672          
 
                                     
Asia:
                                               
Severance
        $ 872                 $ 872          
Long-lived assets impairment
          267                   267          
Other exit costs
          1,220                   1,220          
 
                                     
Total restructuring charges
        $ 2,359                 $ 2,359          
 
                                     
Europe:
                                               
Severance
  $ 17,447     $ 15,613     $ 29,092     $ 1,515     $ 63,667          
Long-lived assets impairment
    100       5,743             795       6,638          
Other exit costs
    2,285       9,341       1,397             13,023          
 
                                     
Total restructuring charges
  $ 19,832     $ 30,697     $ 30,489     $ 2,310     $ 83,328          
 
                                     
Total:
                                               
Severance
  $ 19,240     $ 16,485     $ 29,092     $ 1,515     $ 66,332     Cash
Long-lived assets impairment
    465       6,135             6,095       12,695     Non-Cash
Other exit costs
    3,883       10,882       1,567             16,332     Cash & Non-Cash
 
                                     
Total restructuring charges
  $ 23,588     $ 33,502     $ 30,659     $ 7,610     $ 95,359          
 
                                     
     During fiscal year 2005, the Company recorded approximately $66.3 million of employee termination costs associated with the involuntary terminations of approximately 3,000 identified employees in connection with the various facility closures and consolidations. The identified involuntary employee terminations by reportable geographic region amounted to approximately 300, 200, and 2,500 for the Americas, Asia and Europe, respectively. As of September 30, 2005, approximately 2,973 employees have been terminated under these plans, while approximately 27 employees have been notified but not yet terminated. Approximately $54.7 million of the charges were classified as a component of cost of sales. The Company also recorded approximately $12.7 million for the write-down of property and equipment associated with various manufacturing and administrative facility closures. Approximately $11.2 million of this amount was classified as a component of cost of sales. The restructuring charges recorded during fiscal year 2005 also included approximately $16.3 million for other exit costs. Approximately $12.5 million of the amount was classified as a component of cost of sales. Of this amount, customer disengagement costs amounted to approximately $5.5 million; facility lease obligations accounted for approximately $2.3 million and facility abandonment and refurbishment costs accounted for approximately $3.7 million. As of September 30, 2005, accrued facility closure costs were $0.8 million, net of current portion of $4.1 million related to restructuring charges incurred in fiscal year 2005.

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     The following table summarizes the provisions, payments and the accrual balance relating to restructuring costs incurred during fiscal year ended March 31, 2005:
                                 
            Long-Lived              
            Asset     Other        
    Severance     Impairment     Exit Costs     Total  
            (In thousands)          
Activities during the year:
                               
Provision
  $ 66,332     $ 12,695     $ 16,332     $ 95,359  
Cash payments
    (57,758 )           (6,977 )     (64,735 )
Non-cash charges
          (12,695 )     (6,624 )     (19,319 )
 
                       
Balance as of March 31, 2005
  $ 8,574     $     $ 2,731     $ 11,305  
 
                       
Fiscal Year 2004 and 2003
     As of September 30, 2005, accrued facility closure costs were $6.4 million, net of current portion of $6.5 million related to restructuring charges incurred in fiscal year 2004. As of September 30, 2005, accrued facility closure costs were $5.2 million, net of current portion of $1.1 million related to restructuring charges incurred in fiscal year 2003 and prior.
     For further discussion of the Company’s historical restructuring activities, refer to Note 10, “Restructuring Charges” to the Consolidated Financial Statements in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
NOTE I — SEGMENT REPORTING
     Prior to August 2005, the Company operated and was managed internally by two operating segments that were combined for operating segment disclosures, as they did not meet the quantitative thresholds for separate disclosure established in SFAS 131, “Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information.” Subsequent to the divestiture of its Network Services division in August 2005, the Company operates in one operating segment. Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise about which separate financial information is available that is evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker, or decision making group, in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. The Company’s chief operating decision maker is the Chief Executive Officer.
     Geographic information is as follows:
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2005     2004     2005     2004  
    (In thousands)     (In thousands)  
Net sales:
                               
Asia
  $ 2,389,075     $ 2,261,951     $ 4,490,761     $ 4,185,953  
Americas
    696,197       631,153       1,434,134       1,253,447  
Europe
    813,882       1,455,700       1,932,394       3,012,455  
Intercompany eliminations
    (14,923 )     (210,555 )     (75,527 )     (433,158 )
 
                       
 
  $ 3,884,231     $ 4,138,249     $ 7,781,762     $ 8,018,697  
 
                       
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2005     2004     2005     2004  
    (In thousands)     (In thousands)  
Income before income taxes:
                               
Asia
  $ 121,334     $ 89,454     $ 195,197     $ 170,566  
Americas
    81,611       7,265       81,383       19,024  
Europe
    (52,295 )     (13,453 )     (45,918 )     (28,861 )
Intercompany eliminations
    (52,717 )     (16,038 )     (74,633 )     (38,700 )
 
                       
 
  $ 97,933     $ 67,228     $ 156,029     $ 122,029  
 
                       
                 
    September 30,     March 31,  
    2005     2005  
    (In thousands)  
Long-lived assets:
               
Asia
  $ 845,175     $ 806,617  
Americas
    418,129       422,644  
Europe
    359,661       475,255  
 
           
 
  $ 1,622,965     $ 1,704,516  
 
           
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     For purposes of the preceding tables, “Asia” includes Bangladesh, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand; “Americas” includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States; “Europe” includes Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
     During the three and six months ended September 30, 2005, net sales generated from Singapore, the principal country of domicile, were approximately $73.7 million and $125.7 million, respectively. During the three and six months ended September 30, 2004, net sales generated from Singapore were approximately $54.8 million and $111.8 million, respectively.
NOTE J — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
     On June 29, 2004, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Nortel providing for Flextronics’s purchase of certain of Nortel’s optical, wireless, wireline and enterprise manufacturing operations and optical design operations. The purchase of these assets will occur in stages, with the first three stages completed in November 2004, February 2005 and August 2005. The final asset transfer is expected to be completed in the March 2006 quarter. Refer to Note K, “Business and Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures” for further discussion.
     The Company maintains a $1.35 billion amended revolving credit facility consisting of two separate credit agreements, one providing for up to $1.105 billion principal amount of revolving credit loans to the Company and its designated subsidiaries; and one providing for up to $245.0 million principal amount of revolving credit loans to a U.S. subsidiary of the Company. This amended credit facility expires in May 2010. Borrowings under the amended credit facility bear interest, at the Company’s option, either at (i) the base rate (the greater of the agent’s prime rate or 0.50% plus the federal funds rate) plus the applicable margin for base rate loans ranging between 0.0% and 0.125%, based on the Company’s credit ratings; or (ii) the LIBOR rate plus the applicable margin for LIBOR loans ranging between 0.625% and 1.125% based on the Company’s credit ratings. The Company is required to pay a quarterly commitment fee ranging from 0.125% to 0.250% per annum of the unutilized portion of the credit facility and, if the utilized portion of the facility exceeds 33% of the total commitment, a quarterly utilization fee ranging between 0.125% to 0.250% on such utilized portion, in each case based on the Company’s credit ratings. The Company is also required to pay letter of credit usage fees ranging between 0.625% and 1.125% per annum (based on the Company’s credit ratings) on the amount of the daily average outstanding letters of credit and issuance fees of 0.125% per annum on the daily average undrawn amount of letters of credit. The Company has no borrowings outstanding under this facility as of September 30, 2005.

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     The amended credit facility is unsecured, and contains certain 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 amended 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 credit facility. Borrowings under the credit facility are guaranteed by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries.
     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.
NOTE K — BUSINESS AND ASSET ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURES
Business acquisitions
     Nortel
     On June 29, 2004, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Nortel providing for Flextronics’s purchase of certain of Nortel’s optical, wireless, wireline and enterprise manufacturing operations and optical design operations. The purchase of these assets will occur in stages, with the first three stages completed in November 2004, February 2005 and August 2005. The final asset transfer is expected to be completed in the March 2006 quarter.
     The Company anticipates that the aggregate cash purchase price for the assets acquired will be in the range of approximately $575 million to $625 million. As of September 30, 2005, the company has made aggregate payments of $303 million to Nortel and has notes payable to Nortel classified as other current liabilities of $67.6 million. The total purchase price will be allocated to the fair value of the acquired assets, which management currently estimates will be $340 million to $390 million for inventory, $35 million for fixed assets, and the remaining amounts to intangible assets, including goodwill. The Company completed the closing of the optical design businesses in Canada and Northern Ireland on November 1, 2004. On February 8, 2005 and August 22, 2005, the Company completed the closings of the manufacturing operations and related assets (including product integration, testing, repair and logistics operations) in Montreal, Quebec, and Châteaudun, France, respectively. The purchases to date have resulted in purchased intangible assets of $20.7 million and goodwill of $175.3 million, based on third-party valuations.
     Hughes Software Systems Limited (now known as Flextronics Software Systems Limited (FSS))
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     In September 2005, the Company also acquired approximately 18% of the total outstanding shares of FSS for cash consideration of $106.5 million. The Company has not finalized the allocation of the purchase price to identifiable assets which is pending the completion of a third party valuation. The Company now owns approximately 88% of the total outstanding shares of FSS as of September 30, 2005 and is in the process of delisting FSS from India’s National Stock Exchange. Once the shares have been delisted, any shareholders whose shares have not been acquired (approximately 4 million shares as of September 30, 2005) may offer their shares for sale to the Company at the exit price of Rs. 725 per share (US$16.09 per share) for a period of six months following the date of the delisting.
     The following table reflects the pro forma consolidated results of operations for the periods presented, as though the acquisitions of Nortel’s operations in Canada, Northern Ireland and France and the acquisition of FSS had occurred as of the beginning of periods presented, after giving effect to certain adjustments and related income tax effects:
                                 
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2005     2004     2005     2004  
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)  
            (Unaudited)          
Net sales
  $ 3,987,231     $ 4,438,352     $ 8,025,762     $ 8,633,776  
Net income
  $ (2,505 )   $ 96,297     $ 57,111     $ 174,132  
Basic earnings per share
  $     $ 0.17     $ 0.10     $ 0.32  
Diluted earnings per share
  $     $ 0.17     $ 0.10     $ 0.30  
Other acquisitions
     During the six months ended September 30, 2005, the Company completed certain acquisitions that were not individually significant to the Company’s results of operations and financial position. The aggregate cash purchase price for these acquisitions amounted to approximately $123.5 million, net of cash acquired. Goodwill and intangibles resulting from these acquisitions during the six months ended September 30, 2005, as well as from contingent purchase price adjustments for certain historical acquisitions, totaled approximately $205.7 million. The purchase prices of these acquisitions have been allocated on the basis of the estimated fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed. The Company has not finalized the allocation of the consideration for certain of its recently completed acquisitions pending the completion of third-party valuations. The purchase price for certain of these acquisitions is subject to adjustments for contingent consideration, based upon the businesses achieving specified levels of earnings through December 31, 2010. The contingent consideration has not been recorded as part of the purchase price, pending the outcome of the contingency.
     During the six months ended September 30, 2005, the Company paid approximately $47.7 million in cash for contingent purchase price adjustments relating to certain historical acquisitions.
Divestitures
     In September 2005, the Company merged its Flextronics Network Services (FNS) division with Telavie AS, a company wholly-owned by Altor, a private equity firm focusing on investments in the Nordic region. Under the terms of the merger, the Company received an upfront cash payment along with future contingent and deferred purchase price payments. The Company also has retained a 30% ownership in the merged company, Relacom Holding AB, which the Company accounts for using the equity method of accounting. The initial carrying value of the investment was $85.5 million based on a third party valuation adjusted for the Company’s economic interest in the gain on divestiture. The excess of the carrying value of the investment and the underlying equity in net assets is attributable to goodwill and intangible assets. The allocation of the excess to the identifiable assets is pending the completion of a third party valuation.

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     In September 2005, the Company sold its semiconductor division to AMIS Holdings, Inc. (AMIS), the parent company of AMI Semiconductor, Inc.
     As a result of these two transactions, the Company received aggregate cash payments of approximately $518.5 million and other consideration valued at $40.4 million. Aggregate net assets sold on the divestitures were approximately $573 million. The Company recognized an aggregate pretax gain of $70.7 million, net of approximately $3.0 million in expense for accelerated deferred compensation. The divestitures of semiconductor and network services divisions resulted in tax expense of $98.9 million associated with the gain on the sale and differences between recorded book and tax basis of the entities sold as well as the recording of valuation allowance relating to the remaining deferred tax assets. Revenue related to the divested businesses for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and September 30, 2004 was approximately $108 million and $187 million, respectively. Revenue related to the divested businesses for the six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and September 30, 2004 was approximately $317 million and $381 million, respectively.
NOTE L — SUBSEQUENT EVENT
     On October 8, 2005, Delphi Corporation (“Delphi”), a customer of the Company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York. Most all of Delphi’s domestic subsidiaries are included in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing; however, very few of its foreign subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy. The Company’s recorded total pre-bankruptcy petition accounts receivable from Delphi is approximately $44.7 million. The Company has filed a reclamation claim in the amount of approximately $15.2 million. Upon consideration of, among other factors, the reclamation claim, a guarantee from a foreign affiliate of Delphi and the post-petition market price for Delphi trade receivables, the Company made a bad debt provision of $15.0 million for the potential non-collectibility of the accounts receivable as a charge to selling, general and administrative expenses during the three months ended September 30, 2005. To the extent the Company’s reclamation claim is unsuccessful, or the Company cannot enforce the guarantee, or if Delphi is not successful in emerging from bankruptcy proceedings and ceases operations altogether, all or a significant portion of the remaining accounts receivable may become uncollectible.
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
     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.
     This report on Form 10-Q 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-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the SEC”). These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, those discussed below and in “Risk Factors.” Accordingly, our future results may differ materially from historical results or from those discussed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
OVERVIEW
     We are a leading provider of advanced electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of a broad range of products in the following industries: handheld devices; computer and office automation; communications infrastructure; information technology infrastructure; consumer devices; and a variety of other industries, including the industrial, automotive and medical industries. We provide a full range of

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vertically-integrated global supply chain services through which we design, build, and ship a complete packaged product for our OEM customers. Our OEM customers leverage our services to meet their product requirements throughout their products’ entire product life cycle. Our vertically-integrated service offerings include: design services; printed circuit board and flexible circuit fabrication; systems assembly and manufacturing; logistics; after-market services, multiple component product offerings, and software services.
     We are one of the world’s largest EMS providers, with revenues of $15.9 billion in fiscal year 2005. As of September 30, 2005, our total manufacturing capacity was approximately 13.3 million square feet in over 30 countries across five continents. We have established an extensive network of manufacturing facilities in the world’s major electronics markets (the Americas, Europe, and Asia) in order to serve the growing outsourcing needs of both multinational and regional OEMs. For the six-month period ended September 30, 2005, our net sales in the Americas, Europe, and Asia represented 22%, 24% and 54% of our total net sales, respectively.
     We believe that the combination of our extensive design and engineering services, global presence, vertically-integrated end-to-end services, advanced supply chain management and operational track record provide us with a competitive advantage in the market for designing and manufacturing electronic products for leading multinational OEMs. Through these services and facilities, we simplify the global product development process and provide meaningful time 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, including, among others, Nortel, Xerox, Alcatel, Casio and Ericsson, over the past several years. 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.
     On June 29, 2004, we entered into an asset purchase agreement with Nortel providing for our purchase of certain of Nortel’s optical, wireless, wireline and enterprise manufacturing operations and optical design operations. The purchase of these assets will occur in stages, with the first three stages completed in November 2004, February 2005 and August 2005. The final asset transfer is expected to be completed in the March 2006 quarter. We anticipate that the aggregate cash purchase price for the assets acquired will be in the range of approximately $575 million to $625 million. As of September 30, 2005, we have made aggregate payments of $303 million to Nortel and have notes payable to Nortel classified as other current liabilities of $67.6 million. The total purchase price will be allocated to the fair value of the acquired assets, which management currently estimates will be $340 million to $390 million for inventory, $35 million for fixed assets, and the remaining amounts to intangible assets, including goodwill. We completed the closing of the optical design businesses in Canada and Northern Ireland on November 1, 2004. On February 8, 2005 and August 22, 2005, we also completed the closing of the manufacturing operations and related assets (including product integration, testing, repair and logistics operations) in Montreal, Quebec, and Châteaudun, France, respectively. We intend to use our cash balances and revolving line of credit to fund the remaining purchase price for the assets yet to be acquired.

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     Subject to closing the remaining asset acquisitions, we will provide the majority of Nortel’s systems integration activities, final assembly, testing and repair operations, along with the management of the related supply chain and suppliers, under a four-year manufacturing agreement. Additionally, under a three-year design services agreement, we will provide Nortel with design services for end-to-end, carrier grade optical network products.
     Although we expect that our gross margin and operating margin on sales to Nortel will initially be less than that generally realized by us in fiscal year 2005, we also expect that we will be able to increase these gross margins over time through cost reductions and by internally sourcing our vertically integrated supply chain solutions, which include the fabrication and assembly of printed circuit boards and enclosures, as well as logistics and repair services. Additionally, the impact of lower gross margins may be partially offset by the effect of anticipated lower selling, general and administrative expenses, as a percentage of net sales. There can be no assurance that we will realize lower expenses or increased operating efficiencies as anticipated.
     The completion of the Nortel transaction is subject to a number of closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and conversion of information technology systems. As with other strategic transactions, we believe the completion of this transaction may have significant impacts on our sales, end-market diversification, margins, results from operations, financial position and working capital.
     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 has escalated, as an increasing number of OEMs 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, 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 demand of our OEM customers so as 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 some 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 $95.4 million, $540.3 million and $297.0 million of restructuring charges in fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively, in connection with the realignment of our global capacity and infrastructure. Additionally, we expect to recognize approximately $50 million of restructuring charges during the remainder of fiscal year 2006 and we may be required to take additional charges in the future as a result of these activities. During the six months ended September 30, 2005 we recognized $83.0 million of restructuring charges.
     Our revenue is generated from sales of our services to our customers, which include industry leaders such as Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Dell Computer Corporation, Ericsson Telecom AB, Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation, Motorola, Inc., Nortel Networks Limited, Sony-Ericsson, Telia Companies, and Xerox Corporation. We currently depend, and expect to continue to depend, upon a small number of customers for a significant portion of our revenues. For the six months ended September 30, 2005, our ten largest customers accounted for approximately 61% of net sales. Sony Ericsson and Hewlett-Packard each accounted for more than 10% of our net sales. For any particular customer, we may be engaged in programs to design or manufacture a number of products, or may be designing or manufacturing a single product or product line. In addition, our revenue is generated from a variety of industries. For the six months ended September 30, 2005, we derived:
    approximately 25% of our revenues from customers in the handheld devices industry, whose products include cellular phones, pagers and personal digital assistants;
 
    approximately 25% of our revenues from customers in the computers and office automation industry, whose products include copiers, scanners, graphic cards, desktop and notebook computers, and peripheral devices such as printers and projectors;
 
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    approximately 9% of our revenues from the consumer devices industry, whose products include set-top boxes, home entertainment equipment, cameras and home appliances;
 
    approximately 7% of our revenues from providers of information technologies infrastructure, whose products include servers, workstations, storage systems, mainframes, hubs and routers; and
 
    approximately 11% of our revenues from customers in a variety of other industries, including the medical, automotive, industrial and instrumentation industries.
     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;
 
    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;
 
    integration of acquired businesses and facilities; and
 
    managing growth and changes in our operations.
     We also are subject to other risks, including risks associated with operating in foreign countries, changes in our tax rates, and fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Please see “Risk Factors.”
     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 also assess opportunities to maximize shareholder value with respect to our non-core activities through divestitures, initial public offerings, spin-offs and other strategic transactions.
     Consistent with this strategy, in September 2005 we merged our Flextronics Network Services division with Telavie AS, a company wholly-owned by Altor, a private equity firm focusing on investments in the Nordic region. Under the terms of the merger, we received an upfront cash payment along with future contingent and deferred purchase price payments. We also have retained a 30% ownership in the merged company, Relacom Holding AB. In September 2005, we sold our semiconductor division to AMIS Holdings, Inc. (AMIS), the parent company of AMI Semiconductor, Inc. As a result of these two transactions, we received aggregate cash payments of approximately $518.5 million and other consideration valued at $40.4 million. Aggregate net assets sold on the divestitures were approximately $573 million. We recognized an aggregate pretax gain of $70.7 million, net of approximately $3.0 million in expense for accelerated deferred compensation. The divestitures of semiconductor and network services divisions resulted in tax expense of $98.9 million associated with the gain on the sale and differences between recorded book and tax basis of the entities sold as well as the recording of valuation allowance relating to the remaining deferred tax assets. Revenue related to the divested businesses for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and September 30, 2004 was approximately $108 million and $187 million, respectively. Revenue related to the divested businesses for the six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and September 30, 2004 was approximately $317 million and $381 million, respectively.

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     In September 2005, we acquired approximately 18% of the total outstanding shares of FSS for cash consideration of $106.5 million. We own approximately 88% of the total outstanding shares of FSS as of September 30, 2005 and are in the process of delisting FSS from India’s National Stock Exchange. Once the shares have been delisted, any shareholders whose shares have not been acquired by Flextronics (approximately 4 million shares as of September 30, 2005) may offer their shares for sale to Flextronics at the exit price of Rs. 725 per share (US$16.09 per share) for a period of six months following the date of the delisting.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
     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 our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. See also the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this report on Form 10-Q.
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 to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the property and equipment exceeds its fair value.
     We evaluate goodwill and other intangibles for impairment on an annual basis and 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, goodwill is considered impaired and a second test is performed to measure the amount of impairment loss. 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. To date, we have not recognized any impairment of our goodwill and other intangible assets in connection with our impairment evaluations. However, we have recorded impairment charges in connection with our restructuring activities.
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 our 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.
     On October 8, 2005, Delphi Corporation (“Delphi”), one of our customers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York. Most all of Delphi’s domestic subsidiaries are included in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing; however, very few of its foreign subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy. Our recorded total pre-bankruptcy petition accounts receivable from Delphi is approximately $44.7 million. We have filed a reclamation claim in the amount of approximately $15.2 million. Upon consideration of, among other factors, the reclamation claim, a guarantee from a foreign affiliate of Delphi and the post-petition market price for Delphi trade receivables, we made a bad debt provision of approximately $15.0 million for the potential non-collectibility of the accounts receivable as a charge to selling, general and administrative expenses during the three months ended September 30, 2005. To the extent our reclamation claim is unsuccessful, or we cannot enforce the guarantee, or if Delphi is not successful in emerging from bankruptcy proceedings and ceases operations altogether, all or a significant portion of the remaining accounts receivable may become uncollectible.

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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 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 being held on their behalf.
Restructuring Charges
     We recognized restructuring charges during the first six months of fiscal year 2006, in fiscal year 2005 and fiscal year 2004, related to our plans to close or consolidate duplicate manufacturing and administrative facilities. In connection with these activities, we recorded restructuring charges for employee termination costs, long-lived asset impairment and other restructuring-related costs.
     The recognition of the restructuring charges required that we make certain judgments and estimates regarding the nature, timing and amount of costs associated with the planned exit activity. If 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 recording of additional restructuring charges or the reduction of liabilities already recorded. 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 H, “Restructuring Charges,” of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of our restructuring activities.
Deferred Income Taxes
     Our deferred income tax assets represent temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amount and the tax basis of existing assets and liabilities that 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 the deferred tax assets resulting in additional or lesser income tax expense.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
     In May 2005, the FASB issued SFAS 154, “Accounting Changes and Error Corrections”. SFAS 154 is a replacement of Accounting Principles Board Opinion (“APB”) No. 20 and FASB Statement No. 3. SFAS 154 provides guidance on the accounting for and reporting of accounting changes and error corrections. It establishes retrospective application, or the latest practicable date, as the required method for reporting a change in accounting principle and the reporting of a correction of an error. SFAS 154 is effective for accounting changes and corrections of errors made in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2005 and is required to be adopted by us in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007. We do not expect the adoption of SFAS 154 will have a material impact on our consolidated results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.

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     In March 2005, the FASB issued FIN 47 as an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 143, “Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations” (“SFAS 143”). This interpretation clarifies that the term conditional asset retirement obligation as used in SFAS 143, refers to a legal obligation to perform an asset retirement activity in which the timing and/or method of settlement are conditional on a future event that may or may not be within the control of the entity. The obligation to perform the asset retirement activity is unconditional even though uncertainty exists about the timing and/or method of settlement. Accordingly, an entity is required to recognize a liability for the fair value of a conditional asset retirement obligation if the fair value of the liability can be reasonably estimated. This interpretation also clarifies when an entity would have sufficient information to reasonably estimate the fair value of an asset retirement obligation. FIN 47 is effective no later than the end of fiscal years ending after December 15, 2005. We are currently assessing the impact of the adoption of FIN 47.
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. In addition, reference should be made to our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto and related Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2005     2004     2005     2004  
Net sales
    100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Cost of sales
    93.2       93.5       93.0       93.5  
Restructuring charges
    1.0       0.6       0.9       0.6  
 
                       
Gross profit
    5.8       5.9       6.1       5.9  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    3.8       3.4       3.8       3.5  
Intangibles amortization
    0.4       0.2       0.4       0.2  
Restructuring charges
    0.3       0.2       0.2       0.1  
Interest and other expense, net
    0.6       0.5       0.6       0.5  
Gain on divestitures of operations
    (1.8 )     0.0       (0.9 )     0.0  
 
                       
Income before income taxes
    2.5       1.6       2.0       1.6  
Income tax (expense) benefit
    2.6       (0.6 )     1.3       (0.5 )
 
                       
Net income (loss)
    (0.1 )%     2.2 %     0.7 %     2.1 %
 
                       
Net Sales
     Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 totaled $3.9 billion, representing a decrease of $254.0 million from the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 declined by $576.4 million in Europe, offset by an increase of $251.7 million and $70.7 million in the Americas and Asia, respectively. The decrease in net sales was primarily attributable to (i) a decrease of $272.5 million to the customers in the handheld device industry due primarily to two handset customers having divested their businesses to Asian suppliers, (ii) a decrease of $116.8 million to customers in the consumer sector, (iii) a decrease of $41.2 million to customers in the computer and office automation industries, (iv) a decrease of $33.6 million to the customers in the industrial, medical and automotive industries as a result of the divestiture of our semiconductor division combined with demand reductions from one of our automotive customers, offset by (v) an increase of $223.7 million to providers of communication infrastructure products, which is primarily the result of our Nortel transaction offset somewhat by the reduced business resulting from the divestiture in September 2005 of our network services business.
     Net sales for the six months ended September 30, 2005 totaled $7.8 billion, representing a decrease of $236.9 million from the same period in fiscal year 2005. Net sales for the first six months of fiscal year 2006 declined by $984.7 million in Europe, offset by an increase of $514.6 million and $233.2 million in the Americas and Asia, respectively. The decrease in net sales was mainly attributed to (i) a decrease of $770.5 million to customers in the handheld device industry, which is primarily attributable to the two customers having divested their handset

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businesses to Asian suppliers (ii) a decrease of $67.9 million to customers in consumer sector, offset by (iii) an increase of $510.9 million to providers of communication infrastructure products, which is primarily the result of our Nortel transactions and (iv) our expansion of business with new and existing customers in the industrial, medical and automotive industries, which resulted in an increase of $89.9 million of net sales.
     Our ten largest customers during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 accounted for approximately 61% and 65% of net sales, respectively, with Hewlett Packard and Sony-Ericsson each accounting for more than 10% of our net sales. Our ten largest customers during the six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 accounted for approximately 61% and 64% of net sales, respectively, with Hewlett Packard and Sony-Ericsson each accounting for more than 10% of our net sales.
Gross Margin
     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, a new program will contribute relatively less to our gross margin in its early stages, as manufacturing volumes are low and result in inefficiencies and unabsorbed manufacturing overhead costs. As volumes increase, the contribution to gross margin often increases due to the ability to leverage improved utilization rates and overhead absorption. In addition, different programs can contribute different gross margins depending on factors such as the types of services involved, location of production, size of the program, complexity of the product, and level of material costs associated with the associated products. As a result, our gross margin varies from period to period.
     Gross profit in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 decreased $21.4 million to $223.7 million, or 5.8% of net sales, from $245.2 million, or 5.9% of net sales, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. The 10 basis point decrease in gross margin was mainly attributed to a 30 basis point decrease in cost of sales resulting primarily from the increased level of value-add provided through design and engineering, software services and printed circuit board fabrication, along with better absorption of fixed costs driven by our restructuring efforts, offset by a 40 basis point increase in restructuring charges. Restructuring charges relate to the consolidation and closure of various facilities and are described in more detail below in the section entitled, “Restructuring Charges.”
     Gross profit in the first six months of fiscal year 2006 increased $4.3 million to $475.4 million, or 6.1% of net sales, from $471.1 million, or 5.9% of net sales, in the first six months of fiscal year 2005. The 20 basis point increase in gross margin was mainly attributed to a 50 basis point decrease in cost of sales resulting primarily from the increased level of value-add provided through design and engineering, software services and printed circuit board fabrication, along with better absorption of fixed costs driven by our restructuring efforts, offset by a 30 basis point increase in restructuring charges. Restructuring charges relate to the consolidation and closure of various facilities and are described in more detail below in the section entitled, “Restructuring Charges.”
Restructuring Charges
     In recent years, we have initiated a series of restructuring activities in light of the global economic downturn. These activities, which are intended to realign our global capacity and infrastructure with demand by our OEM customers and thereby improve our operational efficiency, include:
    reducing excess workforce and capacity;
 
    consolidating and relocating certain manufacturing facilities to lower-cost regions; and
 
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     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 we have shifted our manufacturing capacity to locations with higher efficiencies and, in some instances, lower costs, and are better utilizing our overall existing manufacturing capacity. This has enhanced 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. Although we believe we are realizing our anticipated benefits from these efforts, we continue to monitor our operational efficiency and capacity requirements and will utilize similar measures in the future to realign our operations relative to future customer demand. We expect to recognize approximately $50 million of restructuring charges during the remainder of fiscal year 2006 and we may be required to take additional charges in the future as a result of these activities, which could have a material adverse impact on our operating results, financial position and cash flows. We cannot predict the timing or amount of any future restructuring charges.
     During the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 and 2005, we recognized restructuring charges of approximately $50.3 million and $33.5 million, respectively. Restructuring charges recorded by reportable geographic region totaled $14.6 million for Americas and $35.7 million for Europe in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006, and $0.4 million for Americas, $2.4 million for Asia and $30.7 million for Europe in the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. The involuntary employee terminations identified by reportable geographic region amounted to approximately 388 and 607 for the Americas and Europe, respectively, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006. The involuntary employee terminations identified by reportable geographic region were approximately 241 and 862 for the Asia and Europe, respectively, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. Approximately $38.5 million and $25.7 million of the restructuring charges were classified as a component of cost of sales in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 and 2005, respectively.
     During the first six months of fiscal year 2006 and 2005, we recognized restructuring charges of approximately $83.0 million and $57.1 million, respectively. Restructuring charges recorded by reportable geographic region amounted to $27.3 million for Americas and $55.7 million for Europe in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006, and $4.2 million for Americas, $2.4 million for Asia and $50.5 million for Europe in the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. The involuntary employee terminations identified by reportable geographic region amounted to approximately 453 and 2,257 for the Americas and Europe, respectively, in the first six months of fiscal year 2006. The involuntary employee terminations identified by reportable geographic region were approximately 270, 241 and 1,546 for the Americas, Asia and Europe, respectively, in the first six months of fiscal year 2005. Approximately $66.0 million and $46.7 million of the restructuring charges were classified as a component of cost of sales in the first six months of fiscal year 2006 and 2005, respectively.
     We believe that the potential savings in cost of goods sold achieved through lower depreciation and reduced employee expenses will be offset in part by reduced revenues at the affected facilities. In addition, we may incur further restructuring charges in the future as we continue to reconfigure our operations in order to address excess capacity concerns, which may materially affect our results of operations in future periods.
     Refer to Note H, “Restructuring Charges,” of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 1, “Financial Information” for further discussion of our restructuring activities.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
     Selling, general and administrative expenses, or SG&A, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 amounted to $147.0 million, or 3.8% of net sales, compared to $139.0 million, or 3.4% of net sales, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. SG&A amounted to $294.8 million, or 3.8% of net sales, in the first six months of fiscal year 2006, compared to $280.6 million, or 3.5% of net sales, in the first six months of fiscal year 2005. The increases in SG&A were primarily attributable to $15.0 million of allowance for doubtful accounts recorded in fiscal year 2006 related to the bankruptcy filing of Delphi Corporation (“Delphi”) on October 8, 2005. Delphi, one of our customers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York. Most all of Delphi’s domestic subsidiaries are included in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing; however, very few of its foreign subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy. Our recorded total pre-bankruptcy petition accounts receivable from Delphi is approximately $44.7 million. We have

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filed a reclamation claim in the amount of approximately $15.2 million. Upon consideration of, among other factors, the reclamation claim, a guarantee from a foreign affiliate of Delphi and the post-petition market price for Delphi trade receivables, we made a bad debt provision of $15.0 million for the potential non-collectibility of the accounts receivable as a charge to selling, general and administrative expenses during the three months ended September 30, 2005. To the extent our reclamation claim is unsuccessful, or we cannot enforce the guarantee, or if Delphi is not successful in emerging from bankruptcy proceedings and ceases operations altogether, all or a significant portion of the remaining accounts receivable may become uncollectible.
Intangibles Amortization
     Amortization of intangible assets in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 increased to $14.6 million from $8.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. Amortization of intangible assets in the first six months of fiscal year 2006 increased to $29.3 million from $17.3 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2005. The increase is due to the amortization expense associated with intangible assets acquired through various business acquisitions during the second half of fiscal year 2005 and first six months of 2006.
Interest and Other Expense, Net
     Interest and other expense, net was $23.0 million and $49.0 million for the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2005, respectively, compared to $22.4 million and $40.7 million for the three- and six-month periods ended September 30, 2004, respectively. The increase in interest and other expense, net, for the six-month period is driven by higher minority interest expense resulting primarily from our Flextronics Software Systems acquisition coupled with the realization of foreign exchange losses in fiscal year 2006 as compared to foreign exchange gains in the same period in fiscal year 2005.
Provision for (Benefit from) 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.
     Our consolidated effective tax rate was an expense of 102.5% and a benefit of 37.8% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 and 2005, respectively. For the six-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, our consolidated effective tax rate was an expense of 63.9% and a benefit of 36.8%, respectively. The tax expense in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year 2006 includes $98.9 million of tax expense associated with the gain on the sale and differences between recorded book and tax basis of the entities sold as well as the recording of valuation allowance relating to the remaining deferred tax assets in connection with the divestitures of our semiconductor and network services divisions. The tax expense for the six-month period ended September 30, 2005 was partially offset by a one-time tax benefit of $3.2 million in first quarter as a result of renewing our Malaysian pioneer tax status for the next 15 years. The tax benefit for the six-month period ended September 30, 2004 was primarily due to the establishment of a $25.0 million deferred tax asset in first quarter resulting from a tax law change in Hungary that replaced a tax holiday incentive with a tax credit incentive, and a $34.1 million tax benefit that was recorded in the second quarter as a result of changes in previously established valuation allowances for deferred tax assets based upon management’s current analysis of the realizability of these deferred tax assets.
     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 management’s 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, India and Malaysia.
     In evaluating the realizability of the deferred tax assets, management considers the recent history of operating income and losses by jurisdiction, exclusive of items that it believes are non-recurring in nature such as restructuring charges and losses associated with early extinguishment of debt. Management also considers the future projected operating income in the relevant jurisdiction and the effect of any tax planning strategies. Based on this analysis, management believes that the current valuation allowance is adequate.

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
     At September 30, 2005 we had cash and cash equivalents of $1.2 billion and bank and other debts of $1.6 billion. We also had a $1.35 billion revolving credit facility, under which we had no borrowings outstanding as of September 30, 2005. The credit facility is subject to compliance with certain financial covenants and expires in May 2010. The Company was in compliance with the respective covenants as of September 30, 2005.
     Cash provided by operating activities was $432.9 million and $264.6 million during the six months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. During the first six months of fiscal year 2006, cash provided by operating activities was primarily generated by net income of $56.3 million, $174.1 million of depreciation and amortization, an increase in trade payables and other accrued liabilities of approximately $473.6 million, offset by increases in inventory of approximately $193.1 million and other current and non-current assets of approximately $193.2 million. The increase in accounts payable and other current liabilities was primarily attributable to the increase in inventory and timing of purchases near quarter end and the requirements to support the expansion of our business in our third quarter. During the first six months of fiscal year 2005, cash provided by operating activities reflected an increase in trade payables and other accrued liabilities of approximately $403.0 million, offset by a $221.9 million increase in inventory and a $236.7 million increase in accounts receivable. The increase in inventory reflected growth in certain new customer programs.
     Cash used in investing activities was $37.6 million and $593.5 million during the six months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. Cash used in investing activities during the six months ended September 30, 2005 primarily related to the following:
    net capital expenditures of $107.2 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;
 
    payments amounting to $194.3 million associated with our Nortel transaction, $106.5 million for the acquisition of additional shares in Flextronics Software Systems and $171.2 million for various other acquisitions of businesses and contingent purchase price adjustments relating to certain historic acquisitions;
 
    $8.0 million of investments in certain non-publicly traded technology companies;
 
    $518.5 million of proceeds from the divestitures of our semiconductor and network services divisions; and
 
    $31.0 million of proceeds from our participation in our trade receivables securitization program.
     Cash used in investing activities during the six months ended September 30, 2004 primarily related to (i) payment of $289.4 million for the acquisition of approximately 70% of Hughes Software Systems, which we completed in October 2004, (ii) net capital expenditures of $147.2 million to purchase equipment and for continued expansion of various manufacturing facilities in certain low-cost, high volume centers, primarily in Asia, and (iii) net payments of $67.9 million for investments and notes receivable, including our participation in our trade receivables securitization program.
     Cash used in financing activities during the first six months of fiscal year 2006 amounted to $145.0 million, as compared to cash provided by financing activities of $402.5 million in the comparable period in fiscal year 2005. Cash used in financing activities during the first six months of fiscal year 2006 primarily related to net repayment of bank borrowings and repurchases of our senior notes amounting to $168.9 million and repayment of capital leases obligations of $10.7 million, offset by proceeds of $34.6 million from the sale of ordinary shares under our employee stock plans. Cash provided by financing activities during the six months ended September 30, 2004 primarily related to (i) proceeds from the public offering of approximately 24.3 million ordinary shares, which generated approximately $299.5 million; (ii) net proceeds from bank borrowings and utilization of our revolving line of credit of approximately $88.6 million; and (iii) proceeds from the sale of ordinary shares under our employee stock plans of $19.7 million.

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     On June 29, 2004, we entered into an asset purchase agreement with Nortel providing for our purchase of certain of Nortel’s optical, wireless, wireline and enterprise manufacturing operations and optical design operations. The purchase of these assets will occur in stages, with the first three stages completed in November 2004, February 2005 and August 2005. The final asset transfer is expected to be completed in the March 2006 quarter. We anticipate that the aggregate cash purchase price for the assets acquired will be in the range of approximately $575 million to $625 million. As of September 30, 2005, we have made aggregate payments of $303 million to Nortel and have notes payable to Nortel classified as other current liabilities of $67.6 million. We completed the closing of the optical design businesses in Canada and Northern Ireland on November 1, 2004. On February 8, 2005 and August 22, 2005, we also completed the closing of the manufacturing operations and related assets (including product integration, testing, repair and logistics operations) in Montreal, Quebec, and Châteaudun, France, respectively. We intend to use our cash balances and revolving line of credit to fund the remaining purchase price for the assets yet to be acquired.
     In September 2005, we acquired approximately 18% of the total outstanding shares of FSS for cash consideration of $106.5 million. We own approximately 88% of the total outstanding shares of FSS as of September 30, 2005 and are in the process of delisting FSS from India’s National Stock Exchange. Once the shares have been delisted, any shareholders whose shares have not been acquired by Flextronics (approximately 4 million shares as of September 30, 2005) may offer their shares for sale to Flextronics at the exit price of Rs. 725 per share (US$16.09 per share) for a period of six months following the date of the delisting.
     Our working capital requirements and capital expenditures could continue to increase in order to support future expansions of our operations. In addition to the Nortel acquisition discussed above, it is possible that future acquisitions may be significant and may require the payment of cash. Future liquidity needs will also depend on fluctuations in levels of inventory, accounts receivable and accounts payable, the timing of capital expenditures by us for new equipment, the extent to which we utilize operating leases for the new facilities and equipment, the extent of cash charges associated with future restructuring activities and levels of shipments and changes in volumes of customer orders.
     We believe that our existing cash balances, together with anticipated cash flows from operations and borrowings available under our credit facility will be sufficient to fund our operations and anticipated transactions through at least the next twelve months. Historically, we have funded our operations from cash and cash equivalents generated from operations, proceeds of public offerings of equity and debt securities, bank debt, sales of accounts receivable and capital equipment lease financings. 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 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. Such financings and other transactions may not be available on terms acceptable to us or at all.

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CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND COMMITMENTS
     Information regarding our long-term debt payments, operating lease payments, capital lease payments and other commitments is provided in Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition” of our Annual Report on our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. There have been no material changes in contractual obligations since March 31, 2005 other than the net repayments of our bank borrowings, other long term debt and repurchases of our senior notes as disclosed in Note E, “Long-Term Debt” of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Information regarding our other financial commitments at September 30, 2005 is provided in Note G, “Trade Receivables Securitization” of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
     Since June 30, 2003, neither we nor any of our subsidiaries have made or will make any loans to our executive officers. In connection with an investment partnership, we made loans to several of our executive officers to fund their contributions to the investment partnership. Each loan is evidenced by a full-recourse promissory note in favor of us. Interest rates on the notes range from 5.05% to 6.40%. The remaining balance of these loans, including accrued interest, as of September 30, 2005 was approximately $2.3 million.
RISK FACTORS
We depend on industries that continually produce technologically advanced products with short life cycles; our inability to continually manufacture such products on a cost-effective basis could harm our business.
     We derive our revenues from the following industries:
    handheld devices, with products such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants;
 
    computer and office automation, with products such as copiers, scanners, graphics cards, desktop and notebook computers, and peripheral devices such as printers and projectors;
 
    communications infrastructure, with products such as equipment for optical networks, wireless base stations, access/edge routers and switches, and broadband access equipment;
 
    consumer devices, with products such as set-top boxes, home entertainment equipment, cameras and home appliances;
 
    information technology infrastructure, with products such as servers, workstations, storage systems, mainframes, hubs and routers; and
 
    a variety of other industries, including the industrial, automotive and medical industries.
     Factors affecting any of these industries in general, or our customers in particular, could seriously harm us. These factors include:
    rapid changes in technology, evolving industry standards and requirements for continuous improvement in products and services, result in short product life cycles;
    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; and
 
    there may be recessionary periods in our customers’ markets.

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Our customers may cancel their orders, change production quantities or locations, or delay production.
     As a provider of electronics manufacturing services, 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. Customers cancel their orders, change production quantities and delay production for a number of reasons. Uncertain economic and geopolitical conditions have resulted, and may continue to result, in some of our customers delaying the delivery of some of the products we manufacture for them, and placing purchase orders for lower volumes of products than previously anticipated. 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. In addition, customers often require that manufacturing of their products be transitioned from one facility to another to achieve cost and other objectives. Such transfers result in inefficiencies and costs due to resulting excess capacity and overhead at one facility and capacity constraints and related stresses at the other.
     In addition, we make significant decisions, including determining the levels of business that we will seek and accept, production schedules, component procurement commitments, personnel and other resource requirements, based on our estimates of customer requirements. The short-term nature of our customers’ commitments and the rapid changes in demand for their products reduces 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.
     On occasion, customers require rapid increases in production, which stress our resources and reduce our margins. Although we have increased our manufacturing capacity, and plan further increases, we may not have sufficient capacity at any given time to meet our customers’ demands. In addition, because many of our costs and operating expenses are relatively fixed, a reduction in customer demand harms our gross profit and operating income.
Our operating results vary significantly from period to period.
     We experience significant fluctuations in our results of operations. Some of the principal factors that contribute to the fluctuations in our annual and quarterly operating results are:
    adverse changes in general economic conditions;
 
    changes in demand for our services;
 
    our effectiveness in managing manufacturing processes and costs in order to decrease manufacturing expenses;
 
    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;

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    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;
 
    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 risks 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; and
 
    changes in demand in our customers’ end markets.
     Two of our significant end-markets are the handheld electronics 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.
We may encounter difficulties with acquisitions, which could harm our business.
     We have completed numerous acquisitions of businesses and we expect to continue to acquire additional businesses in the future. We are currently in preliminary discussions with respect to potential acquisitions and strategic customer transactions, and we are in the process of completing the acquisition of Nortel’s optical, and wireless and enterprise manufacturing operations and related supply chain activities, as described in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Overview.” We do not have any other definitive agreements to make any material acquisitions or strategic customer transactions. Any future acquisitions may require additional debt or equity financing. This could increase our leverage or be dilutive to our existing shareholders. We 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 and operating systems 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, acquisitions involve numerous risks and challenges, including:
    difficulties in integrating acquired businesses and operations;
 
    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;
 
    lack of experience operating in the geographic market or industry sector of the acquired business;
 
    the risk of deficiencies in internal controls at acquired companies;
 
    increases in our expenses and working capital requirements, which reduce our return on invested capital; and
 
    exposure to unanticipated liabilities of acquired companies.

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     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.
Our exposure to financially troubled customers, particularly in the automotive industry, may adversely affect our financial results.
     We provide EMS services to the automotive industry, which has been experiencing significant financial difficulty. Our largest customer in the automotive industry is Delphi, which filed for bankruptcy on October 8, 2005. We had approximately $45 million in receivables from Delphi at the time of the bankruptcy filing. Due to uncertainties regarding recoverability of these receivables, we made a bad debt provision of $15.0 million for the potential non-collectibility of the accounts receivable as a charge to selling, general and administrative expenses during the three months ended September 30, 2005. To the extent our reclamation claim in the bankruptcy proceeding is not successful, or if we cannot successfully enforce a guarantee from a foreign affiliate of Delphi, or if Delphi is not successful in emerging from bankruptcy proceedings and ceases operations, all or a significant portion of the remaining receivables may become uncollectible, which could adversely affect our results of operations. There also can be no assurance that we will be able to maintain the same level of business with Delphi as we did prior to Delphi’s bankruptcy. If other customers in the automotive industry or in other industries file for bankruptcy, 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.
Our new strategic relationship with Nortel involves a number of risks, and we may not succeed in realizing the anticipated benefits of this relationship.
     The transaction with Nortel described in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Overview” is subject to a number of closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the conversion of information technology systems. Some of the processes involved in converting information technology systems (including the integration of related systems and internal controls) are complex and time consuming, and may present unanticipated difficulties. As a result, we currently expect that this transaction will be completed in the March 2006 quarter. Further delays may arise if the conversion of information technology systems requires more time than presently anticipated.
     After closing, the success of this 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.
     As a result of the new strategic relationship, we expect that Nortel will become our largest single customer, and will represent over 10% of our net sales. The manufacturing relationship with Nortel is not exclusive, and they are entitled to use other suppliers for a portion of their requirements of 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.

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     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.
     We completed the closing of the acquisition of Nortel’s optical design operations in November 2004, and as a result we employed approximately 150 of Nortel’s former optical design employees. In addition, in February 2005 and August 2005, we completed the closing of the manufacturing operations and related assets (including product integration, testing, repair and logistics operations) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and in Châteaudun, France. We may fail to retain and motivate these employees or to successfully integrate them into our operations.
     Although we expect that our gross margin and operating margin on sales to Nortel will initially be less than that generally realized by the Company in fiscal year 2005, we also expect that we will be able to increase these gross margins over time through cost reductions and by internally sourcing our vertically integrated supply chain solutions, which include the fabrication and assembly of printed circuit boards and enclosures, as well as logistics and repair services. Additionally, the impact of lower gross margins may be partially offset by the effect of anticipated lower selling, general and administrative expenses, as a percentage of net sales. There can be no assurance that we will realize lower expenses or increased operating efficiencies as anticipated.
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, Alcatel, Casio, Ericsson and Xerox, and we are currently in the process of completing a strategic transaction with Nortel. 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 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;
 
    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.

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     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.
If we do not effectively manage changes in our operations, our business may be harmed.
     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, including our pending completion of the acquisition of assets from Nortel described in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Overview.” 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 plan to continue to transition manufacturing to lower cost locations 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;
 
    we may incur cost overruns;
 
    we may incur charges related to our expansion activities;
 
    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 $83.0 million in first six months of fiscal year 2006, and $95.4 million and $540.3 million of restructuring charges in fiscal years 2005 and 2004, respectively, associated with the consolidation and closure of several manufacturing facilities, and related impairment of certain long-lived assets. We expect to recognize approximately $50 million of restructuring charges during the remainder of fiscal year 2006 and 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.

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Our increased design services offering may reduce our 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, which requires that we make investments in research and development, technology licensing, test and tooling equipment, patent applications, facility expansion, and recruitment.
     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, or if they do not then purchase anticipated levels of products. Certain 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. In addition, 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 by either party on short notice. 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 to be profitable. Due to the initial costs of investing in the resources necessary to expand our design and engineering capabilities, and in particular to support our ODM services offerings, our profitability during fiscal years 2005 was adversely affected. We continue to make investments in these capabilities, which could adversely affect our profitability during fiscal year 2006 and beyond.
Intellectual property infringement claims against our customers or us could harm our business.
     Our design services 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 design services customers. In addition, customers for our ODM and components design services typically 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 a license on reasonable terms or at all.
The success of certain of our design activities depends on our ability to protect our intellectual property rights.
     We retain certain intellectual property rights to certain technologies that we develop as part of our engineering and design activities. As the level of our engineering and design activities is increasing, the extent to which we rely on rights to intellectual property incorporated into products is increasing. Despite our efforts, we cannot be certain that the measures we have taken to prevent unauthorized use of our technology will 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.

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If our ODM products or components are subject to design defects, our business may be damaged and we may incur significant fees and costs.
     A defect in a design could result in product or component failures or a product liability claim. In our contracts with our ODM products or components customers we generally provide a warranty against defects in our designs. Since we provide this warranty to these customers we are exposed to an increased risk of warranty claims. If we design a product or component that is found to have a design defect, we could spend a significant amount of money to resolve these design warranty claims. We may also incur considerable costs in connection with product liability claims that may arise as a result of our design and engineering activities. We have limited product liability insurance coverage; however, it is expensive and may not be available with respect to all of our design services offerings on acceptable terms, in sufficient amounts, or at all. A successful product liability claim in excess of our insurance coverage or any material claim for which insurance coverage is denied or limited or is not available could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
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 on at least an annual basis, and whenever changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable from estimated future cash flows. 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.
We depend on the continuing trend of outsourcing by OEMs.
     Future growth in our revenues depends on new outsourcing opportunities in which we assume additional manufacturing and supply chain management responsibilities from OEMs. To the extent that these 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.
The majority of our sales come from a small number of customers; if we lose any of these customers, our sales could decline significantly.
     Sales to our ten largest customers represent a significant percentage of our net sales. Our ten largest customers accounted for approximately 61% of net sales during the six months ended September 30, 2005, 62% of net sales in fiscal year 2005, and 64% of net sales in fiscal year 2004. During the six months ended September 30, 2005, our largest customers, Sony-Ericsson and Hewlett-Packard, each accounting for greater than 10% of net sales. Our largest customers in fiscal years 2005 and 2004 were Sony-Ericsson and Hewlett-Packard, each accounting for greater than 10% of net sales. No other customer accounted for more than 10% of net sales during the six months ended September 30, 2005, in fiscal year 2005 or in fiscal year 2004.
     Our principal customers have varied from year to year, and our principal customers may not continue to purchase services from us at current levels, if at all. 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.
Our industry is extremely competitive.
     The EMS industry is extremely competitive and includes many companies, several of which have achieved substantial market share. Current and prospective customers also evaluate our capabilities against the merits of manufacturing products themselves. Some of our competitors may have greater design, manufacturing, financial or other resources than we do. Additionally, we face competition from Taiwanese ODM suppliers, which 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 which manufacture consumer products and provide other technology manufacturing services.

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     The overall demand for electronics manufacturing services decreased in recent years, resulting in increased capacity and substantial pricing pressures, which have harmed our operating results. Certain sectors of the EMS industry have experienced increased price competition, and if we experience such increased level of competition in the future, our revenues and gross margin may continue to be adversely affected.
We may be adversely affected by shortages of required electronic components.
     At various times, there have been shortages of some of the electronic components that we use, as a result of strong demand for those components or 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 the Company 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.
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.
     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.
     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 from 2005 to 2010 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, Malaysia and Hungary. In these three countries, we generated an aggregate of approximately $4.7 billion and $10 billion of our total revenues for the six months ended September 30, 2005 and fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, 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. In addition, further acquisitions or divestitures may cause our effective tax rate to increase.
We conduct operations in a number of countries and are subject to risks of international operations.
     The geographical distances between the Americas, Asia and Europe create a number of logistical and communications challenges for the Company. 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.

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     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;
 
    imposition of restrictions on currency conversion or the transfer of funds;
 
    limitations on imports or exports of components or assembled products, or other travel restrictions;
 
    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, 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.
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 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.
     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 currencies of our entities and the Euro or 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 contracts, to hedge United States Dollar and other currency commitments in order to reduce the short-term impact of foreign currency fluctuations on current assets and liabilities. Additionally, we manage our foreign currency exposure by borrowing money in various foreign currencies. 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 yuan (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 0.3% 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.

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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. Although we and a number of companies in our industry have implemented workforce reductions, there remains substantial competition 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.
We are subject to environmental compliance risks.
     We are subject to various federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations, including hazardous substance product content regulations, and regulations governing the use, storage, discharge and disposal of hazardous substances in the ordinary course of our manufacturing process. We are exposed to liabilities related to hazardous substance content regulations as some customers are requiring that we take responsibility for the risk of non-compliance for the components that we procure for those customers’ products. To address this risk, we require that component suppliers comply with relevant hazardous substance product content regulations and we engage in other standard mitigating activities. However, these efforts may be unsuccessful and we may incur significant liabilities and be required to expend substantial amounts of money on behalf of our customers to enforce or otherwise satisfy the obligations of the component suppliers.
     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 remediation liability. Further, 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. Currently unexpected costs that we may incur with respect to environmental matters may result in additional loss contingencies, the quantification of which cannot be determined at this time.
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, or Singapore Companies Act. Some of our officers reside outside the United States. A substantial portion of the assets of Flextronics International Ltd. are located outside the United States. As a result, it may not be possible for investors to effect service of process within the United States upon us or to enforce against us in United States courts, judgments obtained in such courts predicated upon the civil liability provisions of the federal securities laws of the United

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States. Judgments of United States courts based upon the civil liability provisions of the federal securities laws of the United States are not directly enforceable in Singapore courts and there can be no assurance as to whether Singapore courts will 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 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
     There were no material changes during the six months ended September 30, 2005 since the end of fiscal year 2005 to our exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates.
     We have a portfolio of fixed and variable rate debt. Our variable rate debt instruments create exposures for us related to interest rate risk. A hypothetical 10% change in interest rates from those as of September 30, 2005 would not have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows over the next twelve months.
     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. Based on our overall currency rate exposures, including derivative financial instruments and nonfunctional currency-denominated receivables and payables, a near-term 10% appreciation or depreciation of the U.S. dollar from the rate as of September 30, 2005 would not have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows over the next twelve months.
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
     We conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2005, the end of the quarterly fiscal period covered by this quarterly report. The evaluation was conducted under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of September 30, 2005, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.
(b) Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
     There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2005 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1. 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 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
     On July 29, 2005, we issued 476,190 ordinary shares to Integral Capital Partners VI, L.P. upon its conversion of $5.0 million principal amount of our Zero Coupon Convertible Junior Subordinated Notes due 2008 based on a conversion price of $10.50 per ordinary share. The ordinary shares were issued in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE TO SECURITY HOLDERS
     We held our Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on September 20, 2005, at 2090 Fortune Drive, San Jose, California, 95131, U.S.A. at which the following matters were acted upon:
             
1a.
  Re-election of Mr. James A. Davidson as a director to our Board of Directors.   For:
Against:
Abstain:
  461,768,605
15,960
8,954,726
 
           
1b.
  Re-election of Mr. Lip-Bu Tan as a director to our Board of Directors.   For:
Against:
Abstain:
  466,799,353
34,855
3,905,083
 
           
2.
  Re-appointment of Mr. Patrick Foley as a director to our Board of Directors.   For:
Against:
Abstain:
  467,384,882
2,257,341
1,097,068
 
           
3.
  Re-appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006 and authorization of our Board of Directors to fix their remuneration.   For:
Against:
Abstain:
  468,020,456
2,146,337
572,498
 
           
4.
  Approval of the authorization for our Directors to allot and issue ordinary shares.   For:
Against:
Abstain:
Broker non-vote:
  304,561,900
55,470,937
2,482,353
108,224,101
 
           
5.
  Approval for us to provide US$10,000 of quarterly cash compensation to each of our non-employee directors, an additional US$2,500 of quarterly cash compensation for the Chairman of the Audit Committee (if appointed) and an additional US$1,250 of quarterly cash compensation for committee participation.   For:
Against:
Abstain:
  465,026,350
4,468,242
1,244,699
 
           
6.
  Approval of the proposed renewal of the share repurchase mandate relating to acquisitions by us of our issued ordinary shares.   For:
Against:
Abstain:
Broker non-vote:
  358,735,199
2,583,480
1,196,511
108,224,101
     At the meeting, Messrs. James A. Davidson, Lip-Bu Tan and Patrick Foley were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Messrs. Michael E. Marks, Richard L. Sharp and Michael J. Moritz continued their terms of office as directors following the meeting. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on October 14, 2005, we announced that Messrs. Patrick Foley and Michael J. Moritz resigned from the Board of Directors and that Messrs. H. Raymond Bingham and Ajay Shah had been appointed to the Board of Directors.
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
     
Exhibit    
No.   Exhibit
15.01
  Letter in lieu of consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
 
   
31.01
  Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
31.02
  Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
32.01
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange

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Exhibit    
No.   Exhibit
 
  Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
   
32.02
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
*   This exhibit is furnished with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, is not deemed filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing of Flextronics International Ltd. under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language contained in such filing.

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
         
 
  FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.    
 
  (Registrant)    
 
       
Date: November 9, 2005
  /s/ Michael E. Marks    
 
       
 
  Michael E. Marks    
 
  Chief Executive Officer    
 
  (Principal Executive Officer)    
 
       
Date: November 9, 2005
  /s/ Thomas J. Smach    
 
       
 
  Thomas J. Smach    
 
  Chief Financial Officer    
 
  (Principal Financial Officer and    
 
  Principal Accounting Officer)    

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EXHIBIT INDEX
     
Exhibit No.   Exhibit
15.01
  Letter in lieu of consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
 
   
31.01
  Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
31.02
  Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
32.01
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
   
32.02
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
*   This exhibit is furnished with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, is not deemed filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing of Flextronics International Ltd. under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language contained in such filing.