During fiscal 1997, the Company discontinued the XC8100 family of one-time programmable
antifuse devices. As a result, the Company recorded a pretax charge against earnings of $5
million. This charge primarily related to the write-off of inventory and for termination
charges related to purchase commitments to foundry partners for work-in-process wafers
which had not completed the manufacturing process.
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