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Cypress adjusts for the income tax effect that resulted from the non-GAAP adjustments as described above. Additionally, Cypress also excludes the impact of items that are related to historical activities in nature and not reflective of the ongoing operating results of Cypress, which can include completion of examinations by our U.S. or foreign taxing authorities, lapse of statutes of limitations and the resolution of agreements with domestic and various foreign tax authorities. This also includes foreign currency gain or loss effects on the activities mentioned above.
Investment-related gains/losses primarily include: (1) impairment loss related to Cypress’s investment when it determines the decline in fair value is other-than-temporary in nature, and (2) gains/losses related to the sales of its debt and equity investments. These items are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not related to the core operating activities and operating performance of Cypress, and in most cases, such transactions have not historically occurred in every quarter. As such, management believes that it is appropriate to exclude investment-related gains/losses from Cypress’s non-GAAP financial measures, as it enhances the ability of investors to compare Cypress’s period-over-period operating results.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Brad W. Buss, 408-943-2754
EVP Finance & Administration and CFO
Joseph L. McCarthy, 408-943-2902
Director, Corporate Communications