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ADC Telecommunications 10-Q 2010
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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 April 2, 2010
OR
     
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from N/A to N/A
Commission file number 0-1424
ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Minnesota
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
  41-0743912
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2252
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
(952) 938-8080
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
     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.
þ YES   o NO
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
o YES   o NO
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
             
Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer þ   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company o
        (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
o YES   þ NO
     Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Common stock, $.20 par value: 96,989,183 shares as of May 3, 2010
 
 

 


 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS—UNAUDITED
                 
    April 2,     September 30,  
    2010     2009  
    (In millions)  
ASSETS
               
Current Assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 446.2     $ 535.5  
Available-for-sale securities
    111.3        
Accounts receivable, net of reserves of $10.3 and $9.8
    187.7       180.1  
Unbilled revenue
    22.8       17.5  
Inventories, net of reserves of $38.7 and $41.8
    122.8       124.6  
Prepaid and other current assets
    38.8       33.3  
Assets of discontinued operations
          9.8  
 
           
Total current assets
    929.6       900.8  
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $420.1 and $410.1
    153.8       162.8  
Restricted cash
    10.8       25.0  
Goodwill
    5.9       0.2  
Intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $157.9 and $144.4
    83.9       93.3  
Long-term available-for-sale securities
    79.2       75.4  
Other assets
    81.9       86.1  
 
           
Total assets
  $ 1,345.1     $ 1,343.6  
 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREOWNERS’ INVESTMENT
               
Current Liabilities:
               
Current portion of long-term debt
  $ 0.3     $ 0.6  
Accounts payable
    77.3       83.0  
Accrued compensation and benefits
    65.6       57.8  
Other accrued liabilities
    79.6       63.8  
Income taxes payable
    2.2       5.9  
Restructuring accrual
    26.4       22.5  
Liabilities of discontinued operations
    0.5       2.5  
 
           
Total current liabilities
    251.9       236.1  
Pension obligations and other long-term liabilities
    87.0       95.6  
Long-term notes payable
    650.9       651.0  
 
           
Total liabilities
    989.8       982.7  
 
           
ADC Shareowners’ Investment:
               
Total ADC shareowners investment (97.0 and 96.6 shares outstanding, respectively)
    350.4       356.2  
Non-controlling interest
    4.9       4.7  
 
           
Total shareowners’ investment
    355.3       360.9  
 
           
Total liabilities and shareowners’ investment
  $ 1,345.1     $ 1,343.6  
 
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS—UNAUDITED
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
            (In millions, except earnings per share)          
Net Sales:
                               
Products
  $ 239.6     $ 226.6     $ 467.6     $ 490.1  
Services
    34.4       30.0       72.0       66.2  
 
                       
Total net sales
    274.0       256.6       539.6       556.3  
Cost of Sales:
                               
Products
    149.7       150.4       294.5       347.7  
Services
    24.4       23.4       53.1       51.5  
 
                       
Total cost of sales
    174.1       173.8       347.6       399.2  
 
                       
Gross Profit
    99.9       82.8       192.0       157.1  
 
                       
Operating Expenses:
                               
Research and development
    16.9       17.3       33.2       34.3  
Selling and administration
    69.8       67.7       140.4       136.9  
Impairment charges
    0.6       408.0       0.7       412.1  
Restructuring charges
    4.4       3.8       13.6       12.3  
 
                       
Total operating expenses
    91.7       496.8       187.9       595.6  
 
                       
Operating Income (Loss)
    8.2       (414.0 )     4.1       (438.5 )
Other Income (Expense), net
    (19.9 )     (23.0 )     (10.8 )     (50.9 )
 
                       
Income (Loss) before income taxes
    (11.7 )     (437.0 )     (6.7 )     (489.4 )
Provision (Benefit) for income taxes
    0.8       (3.0 )     2.2       (7.0 )
 
                       
Income (Loss) from continuing operations
    (12.5 )     (434.0 )     (8.9 )     (482.4 )
Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax
                               
Income (Loss) from discontinued operations
    (0.2 )     (9.7 )     (14.8 )     (11.7 )
 
                       
Net Income (Loss)
    (12.7 )     (443.7 )     (23.7 )     (494.1 )
Net Income (Loss) Available to Non-controlling Interest
    (0.4 )     0.6       (0.7 )     1.4  
 
                       
Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Shareowners
  $ (13.1 )   $ (443.1 )   $ (24.4 )   $ (492.7 )
 
                       
 
                               
Comprehensive Loss Available to ADC Common Shareowners
  $ (10.7 )   $ (444.4 )   $ (18.5 )   $ (515.4 )
Comprehensive Earnings (Loss) Available to Non-controlling Interest
    0.1       (0.7 )     0.2       (1.9 )
 
                       
Comprehensive Loss
  $ (10.6 )   $ (445.1 )   $ (18.3 )   $ (517.3 )
 
                       
 
                               
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (Basic)
    97.0       96.6       96.8       101.1  
 
                       
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (Diluted)
    97.0       96.6       96.8       101.1  
 
                       
Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Share:
                               
Continuing operations available to ADC common shareowners
  $ (0.13 )   $ (4.49 )   $ (0.09 )   $ (4.77 )
 
                       
Discontinued operations available to ADC common shareowners
  $ (0.01 )   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.16 )   $ (0.10 )
 
                       
Net income (loss) per share available to ADC common shareowners
  $ (0.14 )   $ (4.59 )   $ (0.25 )   $ (4.87 )
 
                       
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share:
                               
Continuing operations available to ADC common shareowners
  $ (0.13 )   $ (4.49 )   $ (0.09 )   $ (4.77 )
 
                       
Discontinued operations available to ADC common shareowners
  $ (0.01 )   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.16 )   $ (0.10 )
 
                       
Net income (loss) per share available to ADC common shareowners
  $ (0.14 )   $ (4.59 )   $ (0.25 )   $ (4.87 )
 
                       
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS—UNAUDITED
                 
    Six Months Ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
    (In millions)  
Operating Activities:
               
Loss from continuing operations
  $ (8.9 )   $ (482.4 )
Adjustments to reconcile loss from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations:
               
Inventory write-offs
    4.1       18.7  
Write-down of intangibles and fixed assets
    0.7       412.1  
Write-down of cost method investment
    5.3       3.0  
Write-down of available-for-sale securities
    3.1       40.6  
Depreciation and amortization
    31.2       36.1  
Restructuring charges
    13.6       12.3  
Provision for bad debt
    0.4       2.1  
Change in warranty reserves
          1.9  
Non-cash stock compensation
    8.9       7.3  
Change in deferred income taxes
    (0.3 )     (4.3 )
(Gain)/Loss on sale of property and equipment
    1.1       (0.7 )
Amortization of deferred financing costs
    1.1       2.0  
(Gain)/Loss on sale of investments
    2.4       (0.5 )
Gain on sale of RF signal management product line
    (15.9 )      
Other, net
    (1.5 )     10.4  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and divestitures:
               
Accounts receivable and unbilled revenues decrease/(increase)
    (18.8 )     39.2  
Inventories (increase)/decrease
    (3.2 )     7.3  
Prepaid and other assets increase
    (6.9 )     (5.2 )
Accounts payable decrease
    (5.4 )     (7.5 )
Accrued liabilities (decrease)/increase
    9.8       (65.1 )
 
           
Total cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations
    20.8       27.3  
Total cash used for operating activities from discontinued operations
    (3.9 )     (2.3 )
 
           
Total cash provided by operating activities
    16.9       25.0  
 
           
Investing Activities:
               
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
    (0.6 )     (2.7 )
Divestitures, net of cash disposed
    11.8        
Property, equipment and patent additions
    (14.1 )     (17.7 )
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment
    0.6       4.5  
Decrease/(increase) in restricted cash
    13.8       (14.9 )
Purchase of available-for-sale securities
    (122.5 )     (52.0 )
Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities
    6.2       11.9  
Other
    0.4       1.0  
 
           
Total cash used for investing activities from continuing operations
    (104.4 )     (69.9 )
Total cash used for investing activities from discontinued operations
           
 
           
Total cash used for investing activities
    (104.4 )     (69.9 )
 
           
Financing Activities:
               
Payments of financing costs
    (1.5 )      
Debt payments
    (0.5 )     (1.9 )
Common stock repurchase
          (101.2 )
 
           
Total cash used for financing activities
    (2.0 )     (103.1 )
 
           
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash
    0.2       (9.4 )
 
           
Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents
    (89.3 )     (157.4 )
Cash and Cash Equivalents, beginning of period
    535.5       601.9  
 
           
Cash and Cash Equivalents, end of period
  $ 446.2     $ 444.5  
 
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—UNAUDITED
Note 1: Basis of Presentation
     These interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. The interim information furnished in this report reflects all normal recurring adjustments, which are necessary, in the opinion of our management, for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods. The operating results for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results to be expected for the full fiscal year. These statements should be read in conjunction with our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009.
     During the first quarter of fiscal 2010, our Board of Directors approved a plan to divest our GSM base station and switching business (“GSM base station and switching business”). During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, our Board of Directors approved a plan to divest our professional services business in Germany (“APS Germany”). During the third quarter of fiscal 2006, our Board of Directors approved a plan to divest our professional services business in France (“APS France”). These businesses were classified as discontinued operations for all periods presented.
     Fiscal Year
     Our first three quarters end on the Friday nearest to the end of December, March and June, respectively, and our fiscal year ends on September 30.
     Due to the change in our fiscal year end date from October 31 to September 30, which was completed in fiscal 2009, the financial statements and financial comparisons included in this Form 10-Q relate to the three and six month periods ended April 2, 2010 and the three and six month periods ended March 27, 2009. The financial results for the three and six month periods ended March 27, 2009 have been recast to allow for comparison based on our new fiscal periods.
     Warranty
     We provide reserves for the estimated cost of product warranties at the time revenue is recognized. We estimate the costs of our warranty obligations based on our warranty policy or applicable contractual warranty, our historical experience of known product failure rates, and our use of materials and service delivery costs incurred in correcting product failures. In addition, from time to time, specific warranty accruals may be made if unforeseen technical problems arise.
     The following table provides detail on the activity in the warranty reserve accrual balance as of April 2, 2010:
                                 
    Accrual   Charged to costs           Accrual
    September 30, 2009   and expenses   Deductions   April 2, 2010
Warranty Reserve
  $ 6.2     $     $ 0.3     $ 5.9  
     Share-Based Compensation
     Share-based compensation recognized under ACS 718 for the three and six month periods ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009 was $2.5 million, $8.9 million, $3.1 million and $7.3 million, respectively. The increase in share-based compensation for the six month period ended April 2, 2010 was due primarily to an expense adjustment to recognize the difference between actual and estimated forfeitures related to grants that became fully vested during the first quarter of fiscal 2010.

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     Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
     A detailed description of our significant accounting policies can be found in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
     Business combinations and non-controlling interests
     In December 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued new accounting guidance related to business combinations and non-controlling interests in consolidated financial statements. In addition to other changes in practice, the guidance requires the acquiring entity in a business combination to recognize and measure all assets acquired and liabilities assumed at their respective acquisition date fair values. The guidance also requires non-controlling (minority) interests in a subsidiary to be reported as equity in the financial statements, separate from the parent’s equity. We have adopted this guidance effective October 1, 2009. We have reclassified financial statement line items within our condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations for the prior period to conform to the non-controlling interest guidance. Additionally, see Notes 10 and 11 for disclosures reflecting the impact of the new guidance on our reconciliations of comprehensive income and equity, respectively.
     Fair Value Measurements
     In January 2010, the FASB issued new accounting guidance improving disclosures about fair value measurements. The guidance requires additional disclosures concerning the transfers between the levels within the fair value hierarchy and information in the reconciliation of recurring level 3 measurements about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements on a gross basis. The new guidance also clarifies the requirement to provide fair value measurement disclosures for each class of asset and liability and clarifies the requirement to disclose information about both the valuation techniques and inputs used to estimate level 2 and level 3 measurements. We adopted this guidance effective January 2, 2010. The adoption of this guidance resulted in additional disclosures and had no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     In September 2006, the FASB issued new accounting guidance related to fair value measurements. In February 2008, the FASB issued guidance delaying the effective date of the accounting guidance for nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities until the beginning of fiscal 2010, except for items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually). We adopted this guidance effective October 1, 2009. The adoption of the guidance had no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     In August 2009, the FASB issued guidance regarding measuring liabilities at fair value. This guidance clarifies how the fair value of a liability should be determined. Among other things, the guidance clarifies how the price of a traded debt security (i.e., an asset value) should be considered in estimating the fair value of the issuer’s liability. We adopted this guidance effective October 1, 2009. The adoption of this guidance had no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)
     In May 2008, the FASB issued accounting guidance that clarifies the accounting for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash (including partial cash settlement) upon conversion. The accounting guidance requires issuers to account separately for the liability and equity components of certain convertible debt instruments in a manner that reflects the issuer’s nonconvertible debt (unsecured debt) borrowing rate when interest cost is recognized. The guidance requires bifurcation of a component of the debt, classification of that component in equity and the accretion of the resulting discount on debt to be recognized as part of interest expense. The guidance requires retrospective application to the terms of the instruments as they existed for all periods presented. We adopted the guidance effective October 1, 2009. The adoption of the guidance did not impact our consolidated financial statements because our convertible debt cannot be settled in cash upon conversion.
     Determining Whether an Instrument (or an Embedded Feature) is Indexed to an Entity’s Own Stock
     In June 2008, the FASB issued accounting guidance regarding the determination of whether an instrument (or an embedded feature) is indexed to an entity’s own stock. The guidance provides that the entity should use a two step approach to evaluate whether an equity-linked financial instrument (or embedded feature) is indexed to its own stock. This includes evaluating the instrument’s

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contingent exercise and settlement provisions. It also clarifies the impact of foreign currency denominated strike prices and market-based employee stock option valuation instruments on the evaluation. We adopted the guidance effective October 1, 2009. The adoption of the guidance had no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
Note 2: Discontinued Operations
GSM Base Station and Switching Business
     On December 31, 2009, we divested substantially all of the assets related to our GSM base station and switching business to Altobridge Limited (“Altobridge”). In connection with the transaction, we also provided Altobridge $4.3 million in cash, a portion of which was held back for certain transition services that we are to provide through July 31, 2010. Altobridge also assumed various liabilities related to the business. We recorded a loss on the sale in the amount of $13.0 million.
     During the six months ended April 2, 2010, in connection with the sale of our GSM base station and switching business, we wrote off the value of inventory and fixed assets having carrying amounts of $6.3 million and $0.5 million, respectively. We wrote each value down to a nominal amount in accordance with the sale agreement. Accordingly, the amounts written off were recognized as part of the loss on sale of this business.
APS Germany
     During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, our Board approved a plan to divest APS Germany. On July 31, 2009, we sold all of the capital stock of our subsidiary that operated APS Germany to telent Investments Limited for a cash purchase price of $3.3 million, subject to a customary working capital adjustment. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, we recorded an additional loss on sale of $0.6 million as a result of the working capital adjustment, resulting in a total loss on sale of $5.2 million. During the first quarter of fiscal 2010 we made a payment of $0.6 million to satisfy the working capital adjustment.
APS France
     On January 12, 2007, we completed the sale of certain assets of APS France to a subsidiary of Groupe Circet, a French company, for a cash price of $0.1 million. We recorded a total loss on this sale of $27.3 million. During the first quarter of fiscal 2010 we recognized income of $0.5 million within discontinued operations resulting from the reversal of a reserve for an uncertain tax position with APS France for which the statute of limitations expired.
     The financial results of the GSM base station and switching business, APS Germany, and APS France are reported separately as discontinued operations for all periods presented in accordance with the accounting guidance related to discontinued operations. The following are the financial results of the GSM base station and switching business, APS Germany, and APS France included in discontinued operations:
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
    (In millions)     (In millions)  
Net sales
  $     $ 7.9     $ 2.3     $ 19.2  
 
                       
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
  $     $ (9.7 )   $ (1.8 )   $ (11.7 )
Gain (loss) on sale of discontinued operations
    (0.2 )           (13.0 )      
 
                       
Total discontinued operations
  $ (0.2 )   $ (9.7 )   $ (14.8 )   $ (11.7 )
 
                       

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Note 3: Net Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Per Share
     The following table presents a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of basic and diluted income (loss) per share from continuing operations:
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
    (In millions, except     (In millions, except  
    per share amounts)     per share amounts)  
Numerator:
                               
Net income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ (12.5 )   $ (434.0 )   $ (8.9 )   $ (482.4 )
 
                       
Denominator:
                               
Weighted average common shares outstanding — basic
    97.0       96.6       96.8       101.1  
Employee options and other
                       
 
                       
Weighted average common shares outstanding — diluted
    97.0       96.6       96.8       101.1  
 
                       
Basic Income (loss) per share from continuing operations available to ADC common shareowners
  $ (0.13 )   $ (4.49 )   $ (0.09 )   $ (4.77 )
 
                       
Diluted Income (loss) per share from continuing operations available to ADC common shareowners
  $ (0.13 )   $ (4.49 )   $ (0.09 )   $ (4.77 )
 
                       
     Excluded from the dilutive securities described above are employee stock options to acquire 6.5 million and 7.9 million shares for the three months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, respectively. Also excluded are employee stock options to acquire 6.4 million and 7.3 million shares for the six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, respectively. These exclusions are made if the exercise prices of these options are greater than the average market price of our common stock for the period, if the number of shares we can repurchase with all the forms of exercise proceeds exceeds the weighted shares outstanding in the options, or if we have net losses. All of these circumstances have an anti-dilutive effect.
     We are required to use the “if-converted” method for computing diluted earnings per share with respect to the shares reserved for issuance upon conversion of the notes (described below in detail). Under this method, we add back the interest expense on the convertible notes and the amortization of financing expenses to net income and then divide this amount by our total outstanding shares, including those shares reserved for issuance upon conversion of the notes. The following details our convertible debt:
                 
    Convertible Shares   Conversion
Convertible Subordinated Notes   April 2, 2010   Price
$200 million, 6-month LIBOR plus 0.375%, due June 15, 2013
    7.1       28.091  
$225 million, 3.5% fixed rate, due July 15, 2015
    8.3       27.000  
$225 million, 3.5% fixed rate, due July 15, 2017
    7.9       28.550  
 
               
Total
    23.3          
 
               
     The 2013 notes are evaluated separately by adding back the appropriate interest expense and amortization of financing expenses and dividing this amount by our total shares, including the 7.1 million shares that could be issued upon conversion of these notes. Additionally, the 2015 notes and 2017 notes are evaluated separately by adding back the appropriate interest expense and amortization of financing expenses from each issuance and dividing by our total shares, including all 8.3 million and 7.9 million shares, respectively, that could be issued upon conversion of each of these notes. Based upon these calculations, all shares reserved for issuance upon conversion of our convertible notes were excluded for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009 because of their anti-dilutive effect.
Note 4: Inventories
     Our inventories are:
                 
    April 2,     September 30,  
    2010     2009  
    (In millions)  
Manufactured products
  $ 103.3     $ 111.9  
Purchased materials
    52.5       48.6  
Work-in-process
    5.7       5.9  
Less: Inventory reserve
    (38.7 )     (41.8 )
 
           
Total inventories, net
  $ 122.8     $ 124.6  
 
           

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Note 5: Property and Equipment
     Our property and equipment are:
                 
    April 2,     September 30,  
    2010     2009  
    (In millions)  
Land and buildings
  $ 138.0     $ 135.5  
Machinery and equipment
    392.7       390.3  
Furniture and fixtures
    34.3       38.0  
Less: Accumulated depreciation
    (420.1 )     (410.1 )
 
           
Total
    144.9       153.7  
Construction-in-progress
    8.9       9.1  
 
           
Total property and equipment, net
  $ 153.8     $ 162.8  
 
           
Note 6: Investments
     As of April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009, our available-for-sale securities were:
                                         
                            Other-Than-        
                            Temporary        
    Cost     Unrealized     Realized     Impairment     Fair  
    Basis     Gain (3)     Loss (3)     Loss (3)     Value  
    (In millions)  
April 2, 2010
                                       
Corporate commercial paper, CDs and bonds
  $ 132.0     $ 0.2     $     $     $ 132.2  
Government bonds
    40.9                         40.9  
Auction-rate securities
    154.9       0.9             (1.4 )     17.4 (1)
 
                             
Total available-for-sale securities
  $ 327.8     $ 1.1     $     $ (1.4 )   $ 190.5  
 
                             
 
                                       
September 30, 2009
                                       
Corporate bonds
  $ 50.7     $ 0.4     $     $     $ 51.1  
Government bonds
                             
Equity securities
    0.1       0.1       0.1              
Auction-rate securities
    169.8       2.3             (18.4 )     24.3 (2)
 
                             
Total available-for-sale securities
  $ 220.6     $ 2.8     $ 0.1     $ (18.4 )   $ 75.4  
 
                             
 
(1)   Net of cumulative unrealized gains of $2.2 million and other-than-temporary losses of $139.7 million
 
(2)   Net of cumulative unrealized gains of $2.9 million and other-than-temporary losses of $148.4 million
 
(3)   For the six and eleven months ended April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively
     Securities classified as available-for-sale are carried at estimated fair value with unrealized gains and losses, net of tax if applicable, recorded as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). Upon the sale of a security classified as available-for-sale, the amount reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income into earnings is based on the specific identification method.
     As of April 2, 2010, we held auction-rate securities with a fair value of $17.4 million and an original par value of $154.9 million. Of the fair value for these securities, $14.8 million is classified as long-term and $2.6 million is classified as short-term. Subsequent to April 2, 2010, we sold the auction rate securities classified as short term at prices approximating those at which they were recorded. During the six months ended April 2, 2010 we recorded $1.4 million of other-than-temporary impairment charges related to the auction-rate securities we hold (which is included in the $3.1 million loss recognized on impairment of available-for sale securities within Other Income (Expense), Net (refer to Note 14)). During the eleven months ended September 30, 2009, we recorded $18.4 million of other-than-temporary losses on our auction rate securities.

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     During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, we sold certain of our auction rate securities having a par value of $12.2 million and $15.0 million for proceeds of $4.2 million and $6.2 million, respectively. As a result of these sales, we recorded net losses related to these securities of $2.6 million and $2.4 million, respectively, within Other Income (Expense), Net (refer to Note 14).
     Due to the failed auction status and lack of liquidity in the market for such securities, the valuation methodology includes certain assumptions that were not supported by prices from observable current market transactions in the same instruments nor were they based on observable market data. With the assistance of a valuation specialist, we estimated the fair value of the auction-rate securities based on the following factors: (1) the underlying structure of each security; (2) the present value of future principal and interest payments discounted at rates considered to reflect current market conditions; (3) consideration of the probabilities of default, passing auction, or earning the maximum rate for each period; and (4) estimates of the recovery rates in the event of defaults for each security. These estimated fair values could change significantly based on future market conditions.
     Current capital market conditions have reduced our ability to liquidate our remaining auction-rate securities. We may not be able to liquidate additional auction-rate securities until either a future auction is successful or we decide to sell the securities in a secondary market. A secondary market sale of any of these securities potentially could result in a further loss. Contractual maturities of these securities range from 12 to 43 years.
During 2009 we commenced arbitration against Merrill Lynch and its agent/broker who worked on our account in connection with their sale of auction-rate securities to us. The par value of the auction-rate securities at issue in our claim is approximately $138.0 million. We presently expect our arbitration hearing to take place during June 2010. Lehman Brothers sold us all other auction-rate-securities that we hold. During 2009 we made a claim in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceeding with respect to these securities. We are uncertain whether we will recover any of our losses associated with these securities at this time.
     During fiscal 2009, 2008, and 2007, we invested $1.2 million, $4.0 million, and $8.1 million, respectively, in ip.access Ltd., a U.K.-based company, for a total investment of $13.3 million. On April 26, 2010 we invested an additional $0.9 million in ip.access Ltd. These investments are accounted for under the cost method and are included in the other assets line item of the balance sheet. We evaluate the recovery of our investments in ip.access Ltd. on a quarterly basis due to the existence of certain impairment indicators. Based on the results of an analysis of the expected cash flows of ip.access Ltd., we recorded an other than temporary impairment on our investment during the three months ended April 2, 2010 in the amount of $5.3 million. We believe that our analysis of expected cash flows qualifies as a level 3 fair value measurement as it includes unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology and requires management judgment and subjectivity. Our valuation is based on the income approach and is based on our share of the expected cash flows of the business. The carrying amount of our investment in ip.access Ltd. was $8.0 million and $13.3 million at April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively.
     During the second quarter of fiscal 2010, we purchased $122.5 million of short and long-term corporate, government and U.S. agency obligations. These securities are categorized as available-for-sale. As of April 2, 2010, $58.0 million of the securities were recorded as short-term and $64.5 million were recorded as long-term available-for-sale securities. The contractual maturities of the securities classified as short-term are three to eleven months. The contractual maturities of the securities classified as long-term are fourteen to twenty months.
     During fiscal 2009, we purchased $51.4 million, including accrued interest, of unsecured notes backed by a guarantee from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”). These holdings are classified as short-term available-for-sale securities. The contractual maturity of these notes is December 1, 2010.
     After evaluating the recoverability of our cost method investments during 2009, we recorded a $3.0 million other-than-temporary impairment of our entire investment in E-Band Communications Corporation.
     We regularly evaluate the recoverability of our cost method investments based on the performance and financial position of the underlying business.
Note 7: Goodwill and Intangible Assets
     Goodwill is tested for impairment annually, or more frequently if potential interim indicators exist that could result in an impairment. We perform impairment reviews at a business unit level and use a discounted cash flow model based on management’s judgment and assumptions to determine the estimated fair value of each business unit. Our three operating segments, Connectivity, Network Solutions and Professional Services are considered the business units. An impairment loss generally would be recognized when the carrying amount of the business unit’s net assets exceeds the estimated fair value of the business unit.

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     We record impairment losses on long-lived assets used in operations and finite lived intangible assets when events and circumstances indicate the assets might be impaired and the undiscounted cash flows estimated to be generated by those assets are less than their carrying amounts. Any impairment loss is measured by comparing the fair value of the asset to its carrying amount.
     During the first quarter of fiscal 2009, we recorded charges of $4.1 million to impair certain intellectual property and fixed assets associated with our legacy outdoor wireless product lines that were shut down during that timeframe.
     During the second quarter of fiscal 2009, due to the global recession and related adverse business conditions that resulted in reduced estimates to our near-term cash flows and a sustained decline in our market capitalization, we performed a goodwill impairment analysis for our two reporting units that contained goodwill, Connectivity and Network Solutions. The analysis, which utilized forecasts and estimates based on assumptions that were consistent with the forecasts and estimates we were using to manage our business at that time, resulted in the recognition of impairment charges for both reporting units. Accordingly, we recorded impairment charges of $366.6 million to reduce the carrying value of goodwill.
     During the second quarter of fiscal 2009, we also performed an impairment analysis of intangible assets held in our Connectivity and Network Solutions reporting units. The analysis, which utilized forecasts and estimates based on assumptions that were consistent with the forecasts and estimates we were using to manage our business at that time, resulted in the recognition of impairment charges for Network Solutions. Accordingly, we recorded impairment charges of $41.4 million to reduce the carrying value of these long-lived intangible assets. For the six months ended March 27, 2009, we recorded $412.1 million to impair goodwill, intangible assets, intellectual property, and fixed assets. Further deterioration of the estimates used in our impairment analysis could result in additional impairments of intangible assets in a future period.
     The following are changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the six months ended April 2, 2010:
                         
            Network        
    Connectivity     Solutions     Total  
    (In millions)  
Balance as of September 30, 2009
  $ 0.2     $     $ 0.2  
 
                 
Century Man 2009 Earn-out
    5.7             5.7  
 
                 
 
                       
Balance as of April 2, 2010
  $ 5.9     $     $ 5.9  
 
                 
     As of April 2, 2010, we recorded an accrual of $5.0 million due to the attainment of certain earn-out thresholds during 2009 related to the Century Man acquisition as certain financial results were achieved by the Century Man business. Additionally, we recorded $0.4 million due to the change in foreign exchange rates. We also recorded $0.3 million related to a foreign exchange rate guarantee on the release of the escrow related to the acquisition. These amounts were recorded as increases to goodwill associated with the acquisition.
Note 8: Notes Payable
     The following details our long-term debt as of April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009:
                 
    April 2, 2010     September 30, 2009  
    (In millions)  
Convertible subordinated notes, six-month LIBOR plus 0.375%, due June 15, 2013
  $ 200.0     $ 200.0  
Convertible subordinated notes, 3.5% fixed rate, due July 15, 2015
    225.0       225.0  
Convertible subordinated notes, 3.5% fixed rate, due July 15, 2017
    225.0       225.0  
 
           
Total convertible subordinated notes
    650.0       650.0  
 
           
Other, variable rate debt, various due dates
    1.2       1.6  
 
           
Total debt
    651.2       651.6  
Less: Current portion of long-term debt
    0.3       0.6  
 
           
Long-term debt
  $ 650.9     $ 651.0  
 
           
     We estimate the fair market value of our long-term notes payable to be approximately $529.2 million and $476.2 million as of April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, based on recent market quotes of the securities.

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     Credit Facility
     On December 18, 2009, we entered into a new asset-backed revolving credit facility with Wachovia Bank National Association (the “Credit Facility”) in the amount of up to $75.0 million. Drawings under the Credit Facility may be used for general operating, working capital and other corporate purposes. Additionally, availability under the Credit Facility may be used to issue letters of credit or to secure hedging obligations. Along with the parent company, two U.S-based subsidiaries are borrowers and four other U.S.-based subsidiaries provide guarantees of obligations under the Credit Facility.
     The Credit Facility has a scheduled expiration of March 15, 2013 and is secured by various U.S. assets including accounts receivable, inventory, and machinery and equipment. We also granted a security interest in the capital stock of the two subsidiary borrowers and one of the guarantors. Borrowings under the Credit Facility will rank on parity in right of payment with all other senior indebtedness that may be outstanding from time to time. Availability of borrowings is based on measurements of accounts receivable and inventory less standard reserves. The Credit Facility size may be increased up to $100.0 million, subject to certain terms and conditions.
     Under the Credit Facility, we must comply with various financial and non-financial covenants. Among other things, the financial covenants require us to maintain a minimum amount of liquidity, defined as cash and certain investments located in the U.S. plus availability under the Credit Facility, equal to $150.0 million. Additionally, when borrowing availability under the Credit Facility drops below a specified level, we must maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio, defined as consolidated EBITDA divided by the sum of certain fixed payments, of 1.0. Non-financial covenants include limitations on, among other things, asset dispositions and acquisitions, liens, and debt issuances. Restrictions on repurchases of debt and equity and payment of cash dividends are contingent upon ADC maintaining certain levels of liquidity. As of April 2, 2010 we were in compliance with all covenants under the Credit Facility.
     Borrowings under the Credit Facility bear interest at the one, two or three month LIBOR or a base rate plus a specified margin. We pay an annual commitment fee of 1% on any unused portion of the Credit Facility. The amount available under the Credit Facility will fluctuate based on seasonality of our sales and the value of any hedging obligations secured under the Credit Facility. As of April 2, 2010, although there were no borrowings outstanding, a $14.1 million collateral requirement under our interest rate swap agreement (refer to Note 17) was secured under the Credit Facility, releasing us from a cash collateral requirement of $14.1 million. The amount secured under the Credit Facility could fluctuate significantly as the interest rate swap termination value fluctuates with the forward LIBOR. As of April 2, 2010, we have deferred $1.7 million of financing fees, $1.5 million of which was incurred during the six months ended April 2, 2010, related to this facility that will be amortized as interest expense over the term of the Credit Facility.
Note 9: Income Taxes
     Our income tax expense for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 of $0.8 million and $2.2 million, respectively, primarily relates to foreign income taxes. Our income tax benefit for the three and six months ended March 27, 2009 of $3.0 million and $7.0 million, respectively, primarily relates to reversal of deferred tax liabilities attributable to U.S. tax amortization of purchased goodwill from the acquisition of KRONE, partially offset by foreign income taxes. The reversal of these deferred tax liabilities results from the goodwill impairment charge discussed in Note 7 of the financial statements.
     As of April 2, 2010, our net deferred tax assets were $863.4 million with a related valuation allowance of $807.6 million. Deferred tax assets represent future tax benefits to be received when certain expenses and losses previously recognized in the financial statements become deductible under applicable income tax laws. The realization of deferred tax assets is dependent on future taxable income against which these deductions can be applied. SFAS No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes,” requires that a valuation allowance be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of the deferred tax assets will not be realized, and requires periodic adjustments to the valuation allowance when there are changes in the evidence of realizability. Most of our deferred tax assets are related to U.S. income tax net operating losses and are not expected to expire until after fiscal 2021.
     As of April 2, 2010, the gross amount of unrecognized income tax benefits (excluding interest and penalties) was $20.1 million. The total amount of unrecognized tax benefits that, if recognized, would impact the effective tax rate was $4.6 million. Interest and penalties related to unrecognized income tax benefits are recorded in income tax provision, and the amount accrued as of April 2, 2010 totaled $2.0 million.

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Note 10: Comprehensive Income (Loss)
     Comprehensive income (loss) has no impact on our net income (loss) but is reflected in our balance sheet through adjustments to shareowners’ investment. Comprehensive income (loss) is derived from foreign currency translation adjustments, unrealized gains (losses) and related adjustments on available-for-sale securities and hedging activities, and unrealized gains (losses) on pension obligations.
     The components of comprehensive income (loss) are:
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
    (In millions)     (In millions)  
Net income (loss)
  $ (13.1 )   $ (443.1 )   $ (24.4 )   $ (492.7 )
Change in cumulative translation adjustment
    4.6       (4.2 )     6.2       (13.9 )
Net change in fair value of interest rate swap
    (1.0 )     1.0       0.2       (14.1 )
Net change in fair value of Mexican peso hedge
    0.3       1.4       0.4       (1.4 )
Pension obligation adjustment, net
                      6.4  
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities
    (1.5 )     0.5       (0.9 )     0.3  
 
                       
Total comprehensive loss available to ADC common shareowners
    (10.7 )     (444.4 )     (18.5 )     (515.4 )
 
                       
Comprehensive earnings (loss) available to non-controlling interests
    0.1       (0.7 )     0.2       (1.9 )
 
                       
Total comprehensive income (loss)
  $ (10.6 )   $ (445.1 )   $ (18.3 )   $ (517.3 )
 
                       
     There is no net tax impact for the components of comprehensive income due to the valuation allowance.
Note 11: Changes in Shareowners’ Investment
     The following are changes in shareowners’ investment for the six months ended April 2, 2010:
                         
    ADC Common     Non-Controlling     Total  
    Shareowners     Interests     (In millions)  
Balance as of September 30, 2009
  $ 356.2     $ 4.7     $ 360.9  
Net Income (loss)
    (24.4 )     0.7       (23.7 )
Other Comprehensive Income (loss)
    5.9       (0.5 )     5.4  
 
                 
Total Comprehensive Income (loss)
    (18.5 )     0.2       (18.3 )
Common Stock
                 
Treasury Stock
                 
Paid in capital
    7.2             7.2  
Other (1)
    5.5             5.5  
 
                 
Balance as of April 2, 2010
  $ 350.4     $ 4.9     $ 355.3  
 
                 
 
(1)   Reclassification of credit losses related to auction rate securities.
Note 12: Segment and Geographic Information
     ADC is organized into operating segments based on product grouping. The reportable segments are determined in accordance with how our executive managers develop and execute our global strategies to drive growth and profitability. These strategies include product positioning, research and development programs, cost management, capacity and capital investments for each of the reportable segments. Segment performance is evaluated on several factors, including operating income. Segment operating income excludes restructuring and impairment charges, interest income or expense, other income or expense and provision for income taxes. Assets are not allocated to the segments.
     Our three reportable business segments are:
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    Network Solutions
 
    Professional Services
     Our Connectivity products connect wireline, wireless, cable, enterprise and broadcast communications networks over fiber-optic, copper (twisted pair), coaxial, and wireless media. These products provide the physical interconnections between network components and access points into networks.
     Our Network Solutions products help improve coverage and capacity for wireless networks and broadband access for wireline networks. These products improve signal quality, increase coverage and capacity, enhance the delivery and capacity of networks, and help reduce the capital and operating costs of delivering wireline and wireless services. Applications for these products include in-building solutions and outdoor coverage solutions.
     Our Professional Services business provides integration services for broadband and multiservice communications over wireline, wireless, cable and enterprise networks. Our Professional Services business unit helps customers plan, deploy and maintain communications networks that deliver Internet, data, video and voice services.
     We have two significant customers who each account for more than 10% of our sales. AT&T accounted for 24.5% and 19.8% of our sales in the three months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, respectively. In addition, for the three months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, Verizon represented 14.5% and 19.5%, respectively, of our net sales. AT&T accounted for 23.7% and 19.2% of our sales in the six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, respectively. In addition, for the six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, Verizon represented 13.1% and 18.0%, respectively of our net sales. Revenues from AT&T and Verizon are included in each of the three reportable segments.
     The following table sets forth certain financial information for each of our above described reportable segments:
                                                 
            Network     Professional             Restructuring     GAAP  
    Connectivity     Solutions     Services     Consolidated     and Impairment     Consolidated  
    (In millions)  
Three Months Ended April 2, 2010
                                               
External net sales:
                                               
Products
  $ 213.3     $ 16.5     $ 9.8     $ 239.6     $     $ 239.6  
Services
    0.7       3.6       30.1       34.4             34.4  
 
                                   
Total external net sales
  $ 214.0     $ 20.1     $ 39.9     $ 274.0     $     $ 274.0  
 
                                   
Depreciation and amortization
  $ 14.0     $ 0.9     $ 0.7     $ 15.6     $     $ 15.6  
Operating income (loss)
  $ 16.5     $ (5.7 )   $ 2.4     $ 13.2     $ (5.0 )   $ 8.2  
Three Months Ended March 27, 2009
                                               
External net sales:
                                               
Products
  $ 206.4     $ 11.5     $ 8.7     $ 226.6     $     $ 226.6  
Services
    0.2       3.9       25.9       30.0             30.0  
 
                                   
Total external net sales
  $ 206.6     $ 15.4     $ 34.6     $ 256.6     $     $ 256.6  
 
                                   
Depreciation and amortization
  $ 15.1     $ 1.3     $ 0.7     $ 17.1     $     $ 17.1  
Operating income (loss)
  $ 5.5     $ (8.2 )   $ 0.5     $ (2.2 )   $ (411.8 )   $ (414.0 )
                                                 
            Network     Professional             Restructuring     GAAP  
    Connectivity     Solutions     Services     Consolidated     and Impairment     Consolidated  
    (In millions)  
Six Months Ended April 2, 2010
                                               
External net sales:
                                               
Products
  $ 413.5     $ 34.9     $ 19.2     $ 467.6     $     $ 467.6  
Services
    1.9       10.5       59.6       72.0             72.0  
 
                                   
Total external net sales
  $ 415.4     $ 45.4     $ 78.8     $ 539.6     $     $ 539.6  
 
                                   
Depreciation and amortization
  $ 27.7     $ 2.0     $ 1.5     $ 31.2     $     $ 31.2  
Operating income (loss)
  $ 26.0     $ (10.5 )   $ 2.9     $ 18.4     $ (14.3 )   $ 4.1  
Six Months Ended March 27, 2009
                                               
External net sales:
                                               
Products
  $ 441.3     $ 28.1     $ 20.7     $ 490.1     $     $ 490.1  
Services
    0.1       10.3       55.8       66.2             66.2  
 
                                   
Total external net sales
  $ 441.4     $ 38.4     $ 76.5     $ 556.3     $     $ 556.3  
 
                                   
Depreciation and amortization
  $ 30.8     $ 3.9     $ 1.4     $ 36.1     $     $ 36.1  
Operating income (loss)
  $ 6.0     $ (22.9 )   $ 2.8     $ (14.1 )   $ (424.4 )   $ (438.5 )

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Geographic Information
     The following table sets forth certain geographic information concerning our U.S. and foreign net sales and ownership of property and equipment:
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
    (In millions)     (In millions)  
Geographic Sales Information:
                               
Inside the United States
  $ 165.6     $ 151.1     $ 319.2     $ 319.6  
Outside the United States:
                               
Asia Pacific (Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Taiwan)
    31.1       22.8       59.9       53.9  
China (1)
    14.4       20.2       37.6       38.9  
EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
    42.6       42.3       85.4       99.3  
Americas (Canada, Central and South America)
    20.3       20.2       37.5       44.6  
 
                       
Total net sales
  $ 274.0     $ 256.6     $ 539.6     $ 556.3  
 
                       
Property and Equipment, Net: (2)
                               
Inside the United States
  $ 103.2                          
Outside the United States
    50.6                          
 
                             
Total property and equipment, net
  $ 153.8                          
 
                             
 
(1)   Due to the significance of its net sales, China is broken out for geographic purposes.
 
(2)   Other than the U.S., no single country has property and equipment sufficiently material to disclose.
Note 13: Impairment, Restructuring and Other Disposal Charges
     During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, we incurred restructuring charges associated with workforce reductions as well as the consolidation of excess facilities. For the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, restructuring charges resulting from our actions, by category of expenditures, adjusted to exclude those activities specifically related to discontinued operations, are:
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
    (In millions)     (In millions)  
Impairments:
                               
Fixed asset write-downs
  $ 0.6     $     $ 0.7     $ 0.7  
Goodwill and intangibles
          408.0             411.4  
 
                       
Total impairment charges
    0.6       408.0       0.7       412.1  
 
                       
Restructuring charges:
                               
Employee severance
    4.0       3.1       13.0       11.1  
Facilities consolidation and lease termination
    0.4       0.7       0.6       1.2  
 
                       
Total restructuring charges
    4.4       3.8       13.6       12.3  
 
                       
Other disposal charges: Inventory write-offs
                      14.0  
 
                       
Total impairment, restructuring and other disposal charges
  $ 5.0     $ 411.8     $ 14.3     $ 438.4  
 
                       
     Impairment Charges: During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, we recorded impairment charges of $0.6 million and $0.7 million, respectively, related to fixed assets. See Note 7 to the financial statement for a discussion of the impairment of goodwill and intangible assets.
     Restructuring Charges: Restructuring charges relate principally to employee severance and facility consolidation costs resulting from the closure of leased facilities and other workforce reductions attributable to our efforts to reduce costs. During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, 18 and 282 employees, respectively, were impacted by reductions in force. These reductions in force

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occurred mainly in our Connectivity segment in the Asia-Pacific region. We also recorded charges due to revised estimates associated with previously announced EMEA workforce reductions that impacted 140 people which are not included in the above total for 2010 since charges were initially recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. During the three and six months ended March 27, 2009, 298 and 843 employees, respectively, were impacted by reductions in force. Restructuring charges due to employee severance for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009 were $4.0 million, $13.0 million, $3.1 million, and $11.1 million, respectively. The costs of these reductions have been and will be funded through cash from operations.
     Facility consolidation and lease termination costs represent costs associated with our decision to consolidate and close duplicative or excess manufacturing and office facilities. During the three months and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, we incurred restructuring charges of $0.4 million, $0.7 million, $0.6 million, and $1.2 million, respectively, due to our decision to close unproductive and excess facilities and the continued softening of real estate markets, which resulted in lower estimated sublease income.
     Other Disposal Charges: During the six months ended March 27, 2009, we recorded $14.0 million for the write-off of obsolete inventory associated with exit activities. The inventory write-offs consisted of $10.8 million related to our decision to exit several outdoor wireless and wireline product lines and $3.2 million due to a change in the estimate made in fiscal 2007 related to the automated cross-connect (“ACX”) product line. All inventory charges were recorded as cost of goods sold.
     The following table provides detail on the activity described above and our remaining restructuring accrual balance by category as of April 2, 2010:
                                 
            Continuing              
    Accrual     Operations Net     Cash payments     Accrual  
Type of Charge   September 30, 2009     Additions     Charged to accrual     April 2, 2010  
    (In millions)  
Employee severance costs
  $ 29.1     $ 13.0     $ 10.7     $ 31.4  
Facilities consolidation
    7.6       0.6       0.7       7.5  
 
                       
Total restructuring accrual
  $ 36.7     $ 13.6     $ 11.4     $ 38.9  
 
                       
     The following is a schedule of future payments of accrued costs associated with employee severance and consolidation of facilities as of April 2, 2010:
                 
    Severance     Facilities  
    (In millions)  
2010
  $ 22.6     $ 1.3  
2011
    3.1       1.6  
2012
    2.5       1.3  
2013
    1.7       1.2  
2014
    1.0       1.1  
Thereafter
    0.5       1.0  
 
           
Total
  $ 31.4     $ 7.5  
 
           
     Based on our intention to continue to consolidate and close duplicative or excess manufacturing operations in order to reduce our cost structure, we may incur additional restructuring charges (both cash and non-cash) in future periods. These restructuring charges may have a material effect on our operating results.
Note 14: Other Income (Expense), Net
     Other Income (Expense), net is:
                                 
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
            (In millions)          
Interest income on investments
  $ 1.2     $ 2.3     $ 2.4     $ 7.6  
Interest expense on borrowings
    (6.9 )     (7.9 )     (13.6 )     (14.8 )
 
                       
Interest income (expense), net
    (5.7 )     (5.6 )     (11.2 )     (7.2 )
Loss recognized on impairment of available-for-sale securities
    (3.1 )     (14.2 )     (3.1 )     (40.6 )
Loss realized on sale of auction rate securities
    (2.6 )           (2.4 )      
Write-down of cost method investment
    (5.3 )     (3.0 )     (5.3 )     (3.0 )
Foreign exchange gain (loss)
    (1.8 )     0.2       (3.0 )     (0.8 )
Gain (loss) on sale of fixed assets
    (1.1 )     (0.2 )     (1.1 )     0.7  
Gain on sale of product line
                15.9        
Other, net
    (0.3 )     (0.2 )     (0.6 )      
 
                       
Subtotal
    (14.2 )     (17.4 )     0.4       (43.7 )
 
                       
Total other income (Expense), net
  $ (19.9 )   $ (23.0 )   $ (10.8 )   $ (50.9 )
 
                       

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     The change in net interest income (expense) predominately is due to significantly lower interest income on cash investments in more recent periods.
     As of April 2, 2010, we held auction-rate securities with a fair value of $17.4 million and an original par value of $154.9 million. During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 we recorded a net loss on sale of auction rate securities of $2.6 million and $2.4 million, respectively. During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 we sold auction rate securities having a par value of $12.2 million and $15.0 million, receiving proceeds of $4.2 million and $6.2 million, respectively. During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 we recorded $3.1 million of other than temporary impairment charges on available for sale securities. During the three and six months ended March 27, 2009, we recorded other than temporary impairment charges of $14.2 million and $40.6 million, respectively, to reduce the carrying value of certain auction-rate securities we hold. Given the current state of the credit markets, we will continue to assess the fair value of our auction-rate securities for substantive changes in relevant market conditions, changes in financial condition or other changes in these investments. We may be required to record additional losses for impairment if we determine there are further declines in fair value that are temporary or other-than-temporary.
     On October 30, 2009, we completed the sale of our copper-based RF signal management business to ATX. This sale of a non-strategic product line supports our ongoing effort to focus our Connectivity resources on fiber-based technology. ATX paid us $17.0 million in cash for the business. The assets sold consisted primarily of inventory, fixed assets, and intellectual property. ATX assumed future product warranty liabilities for products sold prior to October 30, 2009, subject to our reimbursement of expenses and costs related to certain of those future product warranty claims, if any. As part of the sale transaction, we agreed to manufacture the RF signal management products on behalf of ATX for up to 12 months and assist in other transitional activities. We recorded a gain of $15.9 million in connection with the transaction within Other Income (Expense), net.
     During the second quarter of fiscal 2010, we recorded a $5.3 million other than temporary impairment related to our investment in ip.access Ltd.(refer to Note 6).
     During the second quarter of fiscal 2009, we recorded a $3.0 million impairment to write-off our investment in E-Band Communications Corporation.
Note 15: Commitments and Contingencies
     Legal Contingencies: We are a party to various lawsuits, proceedings and claims arising in the ordinary course of business or otherwise. Many of these disputes may be resolved without formal litigation. The amount of monetary liability resulting from the ultimate resolution of these matters cannot be determined at this time. As of April 2, 2010, we had recorded $7.0 million in loss reserves for certain of these matters. In light of the reserves we have recorded, at this time we believe the ultimate resolution of these lawsuits, proceedings and claims will not have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations or financial condition. Because of the uncertainty inherent in litigation, however, it is possible that unfavorable resolutions of one or more of these lawsuits, proceedings and claims could exceed the amount currently reserved and could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations or financial condition.
     On August 17, 2009, we met with representatives from the Office of the Inspector General of the United States where we disclosed a potential breach of the country of origin requirements for certain products sold under a supply agreement with the federal government’s General Services Administration. We self-reported this potential breach as a precautionary matter and it is unclear at this time whether any penalties will be imposed. Following the meeting, we provided the Office of the Inspector General with additional documentation related to this matter. We expect a further response from the Office of the Inspector General following its review of this information. At this time we do not believe the ultimate resolution of this matter will have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations or financial condition.
     Change of Control: We maintain certain employee benefits, including severance to key employees, in the event of a change of control.

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Note 16: Fair Value Measurements
     ASC 820 defines fair value as the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In determining fair value for assets and liabilities required or permitted to be recorded at fair value, we consider the principal or most advantageous market in which we would transact business and consider assumptions that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability.
Fair Value Hierarchy
     ASC 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy that requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 establishes the following three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:
Level 1
     Level 1 applies to assets and liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Valuations are based on quoted prices that are readily and regularly available in an active market and do not entail a significant degree of judgment. Our assets utilizing Level 1 inputs include money market funds and certain available-for-sale securities that are traded in an active market with sufficient volume and frequency of transactions.
Level 2
     Level 2 applies to assets and liabilities for which there are other than Level 1 observable inputs such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets), or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data. Our assets and liabilities utilizing Level 2 inputs include derivative instruments.
     Level 2 instruments require more management judgment and subjectivity as compared to Level 1 instruments. For instance:
    Determining which instruments are most similar to the instrument being priced requires management to identify a sample of similar securities based on the coupon rates, maturity, issuer, credit rating and instrument type, as well as to select, on a subjective basis, an individual security or multiple securities that are deemed most similar to the security being priced; and
 
    Determining whether a market is considered active requires management judgment.
Level 3
     Level 3 applies to assets and liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair. The determination of fair value for Level 3 instruments requires the most management judgment and subjectivity. Our assets utilizing Level 3 inputs include auction-rate securities.
     At April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009, our financial instruments included cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, accounts receivable, notes receivable, available-for-sale securities and accounts payable. The fair values of these financial instruments (except for auction-rate-securities) approximated carrying values because of the nature of these instruments. In addition, we have long-term notes payable, the fair value of which is disclosed in Note 8.
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
     Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of April 2, 2010 were (in millions):

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            Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using  
            Quoted Prices in                
            Active Markets             Significant  
            for Identical     Significant Other     Unobservable  
    April 2,     Assets     Observable Inputs     Inputs  
Description   2010     (Level 1)     (Level 2)     (Level 3)  
Assets:
                               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 446.2     $ 446.2     $     $  
Corporate commercial paper, CD’s and bonds
    132.2       132.2              
Government bonds
    40.9       40.9              
Restricted cash
    10.8       10.8              
Foreign currency hedges
    0.8       0.8              
Auction-rate securities
    17.4             2.6       14.8  
 
                       
Total assets measured at fair value
  $ 648.3     $ 630.9     $ 2.6     $ 14.8  
 
                       
 
                               
Liabilities:
                               
Interest rate swap liabilities (1)
    12.0             12.0        
 
                       
Total liabilities measured at fair value
  $ 12.0     $     $ 12.0     $  
 
                       
 
(1)   Short-term portion included in “other accrued liabilities” and long-term portion included in “other long-term liabilities” on the consolidated balance sheet. The short-term and long-term portions for April 2, 2010 were liabilities of $7.8 million and $4.2 million, respectively.
     The following table provides detail on the activity related to the auction-rate securities balance as of April 2, 2010 (in millions):
         
    Fair Value  
    Measurements Using  
    Significant  
    Unobservable Inputs  
    (Level 3)  
Balance as of September 30, 2009
  $ 24.3  
Total gains or losses (realized or unrealized)
       
Included in earnings – Other Income (expense), net
    (1.4 )
Included in other comprehensive income
    0.4  
Sales
    (5.9 )
Transfers in and /or out of Level 3
    (2.6 )
 
     
Balance as of April 2, 2010
  $ 14.8  
 
     
     At the end the second quarter of fiscal 2010, we transferred $2.6 million of auction-rate securities out of the level 3 classification into level 2 due to the expected sale of these securities shortly after April 2, 2010. Accordingly, we have valued these securities based on the prices we sold them for subsequent to April 2, 2010. We believe that the use of the expected sales price (quote) to value these securities falls under the level 2 classification as there is a limited market for these securities. The company’s policy is to recognize transfers in and transfers out as of the actual date of the event or change in circumstances that caused the transfer.
     Due to the failed auction status and lack of liquidity in the market for our long-term available-for-sale securities, the valuation methodology we utilized includes certain assumptions that were not supported by prices from observable current market transactions in the same instruments, nor were they based on observable market data. With the assistance of a valuation specialist, we estimated the fair value of the auction-rate securities based on the following factors: (1) the underlying structure of each security; (2) the present value of future principal and interest payments discounted at rates considered to reflect current market conditions; (3) consideration of the probabilities of default, passing auction, or earning the maximum rate for each period; and (4) estimates of the recovery rates in the event of defaults for each security. These estimated fair values could change significantly based on future market conditions.
Note 17: Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
     Our results of operations may be impacted materially by changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. In an effort to manage our exposure to these risks, we periodically enter into various derivative instruments, including interest rate hedges and foreign currency hedges. We are required to recognize all derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities at fair value on our consolidated balance sheets and to recognize certain changes in the fair value of derivative instruments in our consolidated statements of operations.

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     We perform, at least quarterly, both a prospective and retrospective assessment of the effectiveness of our hedge contracts, including assessing the possibility of counterparty default. If we determine that a derivative is no longer expected to be highly effective, we discontinue hedge accounting prospectively and recognize subsequent changes in the fair value of the hedge in earnings.
     As a result of our effectiveness assessment at April 2, 2010, we believe our hedge contracts will continue to be highly effective in offsetting changes in cash flows attributable to the hedged risks.
Cash flow hedges
     Our foreign currency management objective is to mitigate the potential impact of currency fluctuations on the value of our U.S. dollar cash flows and to reduce the variability of certain cash flows at the subsidiary level. We actively manage certain forecasted foreign currency exposures and use a centralized currency management operation to take advantage of potential opportunities to offset foreign currency exposures against each other. The decision of whether and when to execute derivative instruments, along with the duration of the instrument, can vary from period to period depending on market conditions, the relative costs of the instruments and our capacity to hedge. The duration is linked to the timing of the underlying exposure, with the connection between the two being regularly monitored. We do not use any financial contracts for trading purposes. At April 2, 2010, we had open Mexican peso hedge contracts with notional amounts totaling $9.7 million and unrealized gains of $0.9 million. Generally our peso hedge contracts have consisted of either forward contracts to purchase the peso at previously determined exchange rates or collars, which limit our exposure to foreign currency fluctuations by entering into the purchase and sale of calls and puts at specific exchange rates that settle at the same time. These contracts, with maturities through December 2010, met the criteria for cash flow hedges. As a result, unrealized gains and losses, after tax, are recorded as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income.
     Interest rate swaps are entered into in order to manage interest rate risk associated with our variable-rate borrowings. We entered into the following interest rate swap agreement to manage exposures to fluctuations in interest rates by fixing the LIBOR interest rate:
                             
Year Swap            
entered into   Fixed Rate   Notional Amount   Expiration Date
  2008       4.0 %   $ 200,000,000     June 2013
     This interest rate swap was designated as, and met the criteria of, a cash flow hedge. The fair value of the interest rate swap agreement on April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009 was a liability of $12.0 million and $12.2 million, respectively.
     We also are exposed to foreign currency exchange risk as a result of changes in intercompany balance sheet accounts and other balance sheet items. At April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009, these balance sheet exposures were mitigated through the use of foreign exchange forward contracts with maturities of approximately one month. These contracts did not meet the criteria for hedge accounting. The fair value of these hedges was nominal at April 2, 2010 and September 30, 2009.
     The following table provides detail on the activity of our derivative instruments as of April 2, 2010 (in millions):
                         
Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships   Interest rate swap (1)     Mexican peso hedge (2)     Total  
Balance as of September 30, 2009
  $ (12.2 )   $ 0.4     $ (11.8 )
Amount of (gain) loss recognized in Other Comprehensive Income on derivative (effective portion)
    (3.1 )     1.1       (2.0 )
Amount of (gain) loss reclassified from Other Comprehensive Income into income (effective portion) (3)
    3.3       (0.7 )     2.6  
 
                 
Balance as of April 2, 2010
  $ (12.0 )   $ 0.8     $ (11.2 )
 
                 
 
(1)   Short-term portion included in “other accrued liabilities” and long-term portion included in “other long-term liabilities” on the consolidated balance sheet. The short-term and long-term portions for April 2, 2010 were liabilities of $7.8 million and $4.2 million, respectively. The short-term and long-term portions for September 30, 2009 were liabilities of $5.0 million and $7.2 million, respectively.
 
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(3)   Gains and losses are reclassified to interest income (expense) for the interest rate swap and cost of goods sold for the Mexican peso hedge.
     For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges, the effective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative is reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income and reclassified into earnings in the same period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. The effective portion of the derivative represents the change in fair value of the hedge that offsets the change in fair value of the hedged item. To the extent the change in the fair value of the hedge does not fully offset the change in the fair value of the hedged item, the ineffective portion of the hedge is recognized immediately in other (expense) income in our consolidated statements of operations.
     As of April 2, 2010, the interest rate swap termination value of $14.1 million was secured under the Credit Facility releasing us from a cash collateral requirement of the same amount. The amount secured under the Credit Facility could increase or decrease significantly as the interest rate swap termination value fluctuates with the forward LIBOR.
     We expect all of the $0.9 million unrealized gain on our Mexican peso hedge and approximately $7.2 million of unrealized loss on our interest rate swap at April 2, 2010, to be reclassified into the income statement within the next 12 months.
     The table below provides data about the amount of gains and losses recognized in income on derivative instruments not designated as hedging instruments (in millions):
                                     
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments under SFAS 133   Amount of gain (loss) recognized in income on derivative
    Classification of gain (loss) recognized in   Three months ended   Six months ended
    income on derivative   April 2, 2010   March 27, 2009   April 2, 2010   March 27, 2009
Foreign currency hedges
  Other income (expense), net   $     $ 1.0     $     $ 4.4  
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Overview
     We are a leading global provider of broadband communications network infrastructure products and related services. Our products offer comprehensive solutions that enable the delivery of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice communications over wireline, wireless, cable, enterprise and broadcast networks. These products include fiber-optic, copper and coaxial based frames, cabinets, cables, connectors and cards, wireless capacity and coverage solutions, network access devices and other physical infrastructure components. Our products and services are deployed primarily by communications service providers and owners and operators of private enterprise networks. Our products are used mainly at the “edge” of communications networks where Internet, data, video and voice traffic are linked from the serving office of a communications service provider to the end-user of communication services.
     We also provide professional services to our customers. These services help our customers plan, deploy and maintain Internet, data, video and voice communication networks. We also assist our customers in their integration of broadband communications equipment used in wireline, wireless, cable and enterprise networks. By providing these services, we have additional opportunities to sell our products.
     Our customers consist primarily of long-distance and local communications service providers and private enterprises that operate their own communication networks. In addition, our customers include cable television operators, wireless service providers, new competitive telephone service providers, broadcasters, government agencies, system integrators and communications equipment manufacturers and distributors.
     We have the following three reportable business segments:
    Connectivity
 
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    Professional Services
     Our Connectivity products connect wireline, wireless, cable, enterprise and broadcast communications networks over fiber-optic, copper (twisted pair), coaxial, and wireless media. These products provide the physical interconnections between network components and access points into networks.
     Our Network Solutions products help improve coverage and capacity for wireless networks. These products improve signal quality, increase coverage and capacity into expanded geographic areas, enhance the delivery and capacity of networks, and help reduce the capital and operating costs of delivering wireless services. Applications for these products include in-building solutions, outdoor coverage solutions, and cell site amplifiers.
     Our Professional Services business provides integration services for broadband and multiservice communications over wireline, wireless, cable and enterprise networks. Our Professional Services business unit helps customers plan, deploy and maintain communications networks that deliver Internet, data, video and voice services.
Marketplace Conditions
     We believe there are indicators that certain geographies and markets around the world are beginning to emerge from the adverse impacts of the global economic downturn, although the timing, strength and continuity of a global economic recovery remains uncertain. Related to our business, this past fiscal quarter was marked by broad based year-over-year sales growth across all segments and certain geographies as customers in these areas begin to increase demand for our products and services.
     During the economic downturn we took steps, and we continue to take steps, to lower our operating cost structure. We believe these steps have built leverage into our operating model, without significantly compromising our ongoing investment for the future. The actions we have taken include reductions in our global work force, an increased use of resources in low cost locations, and the consolidation of facilities and activities. We also have realigned and refocused our resources on our most strategic initiatives through the rationalization or sale of certain non-strategic product and service offerings.
Industry Conditions
     Over the longer-term, we believe that the ever-increasing consumption of bandwidth will continue to drive an ongoing migration to next-generation networks that can deliver reliable broadband services at low, often flat-rate prices over virtually any medium anytime and anywhere. We believe this evolution particularly will impact the “edge” of the network where our products and services primarily are used and where constraints in the high-speed delivery of communications services are most likely to occur. For us to participate as fully as possible in this evolution we must focus a significant amount of our resources on the development and sale of next-generation network infrastructure products.
     We believe there are two key elements driving the migration to next-generation networks:
    First, businesses and consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly dependent on broadband, multi-service communications networks to conduct a wide range of daily communications tasks (e.g., emails with large amounts of data, teleconferencing, social networking, video streaming and photo sharing).
 
    Second, end-users of communications services increasingly expect to do business over a single network connection at a low price. Both public networks operated by communications service providers and private enterprise networks are evolving to provide combinations of Internet, data, video and voice services that can be offered over the same high-speed network.
     This evolution to next-generation networks impacts our industry significantly. Many of our communications service provider customers now focus their investments in these next-generation networks to differentiate themselves from their competitors by providing more robust services at increasing speeds. They believe such network advancements will attract business and consumer customers and allow them to grow their businesses.
     Next-generation network investment by communications service providers has tended to come in the form of large, multi-year projects, which have attracted many equipment vendors, including us. We believe that it is important for us to participate in these projects to grow our business and therefore have focused our strategy on the products that will be used in these projects. These include central office fiber-based equipment, wireless coverage and capacity equipment, and equipment to aid the deployment of fiber-based

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networks closer to the ultimate customer (i.e., fiber to the node, curb, residence, cell site, or business, which we collectively refer to as our “FTTX” products).
     Spending on these next-generation initiatives by our customers has not resulted in significant aggregate overall spending increases on all categories of network infrastructure equipment. Currently, and even prior to the recent economic downturn, industry observers anticipated that in the next few years overall global spending on communications infrastructure equipment would be relatively flat. Over the long-term, we therefore believe our ability to compete in the communications equipment marketplace depends in significant part on whether we can continue to develop and market next-generation network infrastructure products effectively.
Strategy
     Given conditions in the global economy and our industry, we believe we must continue to focus on the following business priorities to advance our market goals:
    Business growth in fiber-based and wireless communications networks, as well as in growing markets and geographies;
 
    Operational excellence that drives low-cost industry leadership and provides our customers with superior products and support; and
 
    High levels of customer service and focus through alignment with the next generation network needs of our global customer base.
     Business Growth in Areas of High Strategic Importance. We are focused on growing our business in markets and geographies we consider to be of high strategic importance. We will service these high growth market segments, which are largely within fiber-based and wireless communications networks, with central office fiber, FTTX, enterprise data center fiber and microcellular wireless coverage and capacity product solutions. We will also focus on markets in developing countries.
     We believe growth in these areas may come either from our own internal initiatives to expand our product offerings through research and development activities, additional sales, marketing and other operating resources, or from the acquisition of new businesses, products, and sales channels closely related to our existing product portfolio.
     Operational Excellence and Low Cost Industry Leadership. We continue to implement initiatives designed to better align our business with changing macro-economic and market conditions. We believe this will enable us to meet the needs of our global customer base more efficiently and effectively. These initiatives are designed to reduce our operating cost structure and improve organizational efficiency through a variety of actions that include, among others, relocating certain manufacturing, engineering and other operations from higher-cost geographic areas to lower-cost areas and implementing new operating methods designed to uncover increased operational efficiencies.
     These initiatives have yielded significant ongoing cost savings to our operations and have allowed us to manage effectively through the global economic downturn. For instance, during fiscal 2009, as a result of these initiatives, we kept our gross margins in line with fiscal 2008 margins despite substantially lower sales volumes and, in the first half of fiscal 2010, have experienced gross margin expansion. These savings have helped to generate leverage in our operating model and offset pricing pressures and unfavorable mixes in product sales that can have negative impacts on our operating results. Our ability to continue to implement these initiatives is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that this strategy will continue to be successful. Our gross profit percentages will continue to fluctuate from period to period due to several factors, including, but not limited to, sales volume, raw material and freight costs, product mix and the impact of future potential efficiency and cost saving initiatives.
     Improved Customer Service and Focus. We remain highly committed to creating a compelling value proposition for our customers. This includes helping our customers maximize their return on investment, expand capacity in their networks and simplify deployment challenges in providing communications services to end-users. We strive to offer customer-specific solutions, price-competitive products with high functionality and quality, and world-class customer service and support that collectively will better position us to grow our business in a cost-effective manner. We also are focused on developing ways to sell more of our current portfolio and our newly developed products to existing customers and to introduce our products to new customers. The cornerstone of these initiatives is our commitment to understand and respond to our customers’ needs.

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     We also seek to partner with other companies as a means to serve the public and private communication network markets and to offer more complete solutions for our customers’ needs. Many of our connectivity products in particular are conducive to incorporation by other equipment vendors into a systems-level solution. We also believe there are opportunities for us to sell more of our products through indirect sales channels, including systems integrators and value added resellers. We have over 500 value-added reseller partners worldwide. In addition, we are expanding our relationships with distributors to make our products more readily available to a wider base of customers globally.
     A more detailed description of the risks to our business can be found in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009 and in Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 2, 2010.
Results of Operations
Net Sales
     Due to the change in our fiscal year end date from October 31 to September 30, which was completed in fiscal 2009, the financial statements and financial comparisons included in this Form 10-Q relate to the three and six month periods ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009. The financial results for the three and six month periods ended March 27, 2009 have been recast to allow for comparison based on our new fiscal periods.
     The following table shows net sales and expense items from continuing operations for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009:
                         
                    Percentage  
    Three months ended     Increase (Decrease)  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     Between Periods  
    (In millions)          
Net sales
  $ 274.0     $ 256.6       6.8 %
 
                   
Cost of sales
    174.1       173.8       0.2  
 
                   
Gross profit
    99.9       82.8       20.7  
Gross margin
    36.5 %     32.3 %        
Operating expenses:
                       
Research and development
    16.9       17.3       (2.3 )
Selling and administration
    69.8       67.7       3.1  
Impairment charges
    0.6       408.0       (99.9 )
Restructuring charges
    4.4       3.8       15.8  
 
                   
Total operating expenses
    91.7       496.8       (81.5 )
 
                   
Operating income (loss)
    8.2       (414.0 )     102.0  
Operating margin
    3.0 %     (161.4 )%        
Other income (expense), net:
                       
Interest income, net
    (5.7 )     (5.6 )     (1.8 )
Other, net
    (14.2 )     (17.4 )     18.4  
 
                   
Income (loss) before income taxes
    (11.7 )     (437.0 )     97.3  
Provision for income taxes
    0.8       (3.0 )     126.7  
 
                   
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ (12.5 )   $ (434.0 )     97.1 %
 
                   

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                    Percentage  
    Six months ended     Increase (Decrease)  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     Between Periods  
    (In millions)          
Net sales
  $ 539.6     $ 556.3       (3.0 )%
 
                   
Cost of sales
    347.6       399.2       (12.9 )
 
                   
Gross profit
    192.0       157.1       22.2  
Gross margin
    35.6 %     28.2 %        
Operating expenses:
                       
Research and development
    33.2       34.3       (3.2 )
Selling and administration
    140.4       136.9       2.6  
Impairment charges
    0.7       412.1       (99.8 )
Restructuring charges
    13.6       12.3       10.6  
 
                   
Total operating expenses
    187.9       595.6       (68.5 )
 
                   
Operating income (loss)
    4.1       (438.5 )     100.9  
Operating margin
    0.8 %     (78.8 )%        
Other income (expense), net:
                       
Interest income, net
    (11.2 )     (7.2 )     (55.6 )
Other, net
    0.4       (43.7 )     100.9  
 
                   
Income (loss) before income taxes
    (6.7 )     (489.4 )     98.6  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
    2.2       (7.0 )     131.4  
 
                   
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ (8.9 )   $ (482.4 )     98.2 %
 
                   
The following table sets forth our net sales for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009 for each of our reportable segments:
                         
    Three months ended     Percentage  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     Increase (Decrease)  
Reportable Segment   (In millions)     Between Periods  
Connectivity
                       
Products
  $ 213.3     $ 206.4       3.3 %
Services
    0.7       0.2       250.0  
 
                   
Total Connectivity
    214.0       206.6       3.6  
Network Solutions:
                       
Products
    16.5       11.5       43.5  
Services
    3.6       3.9       (7.7 )
 
                   
Total Network Solutions
    20.1       15.4       30.5  
 
                   
Professional Services:
                       
Products
    9.8       8.7       12.6  
Services
    30.1       25.9       16.2  
 
                   
Total Professional Services
    39.9       34.6       15.3  
 
                   
Total Net Sales
  $ 274.0     $ 256.6       6.8 %
 
                   
                         
    Six months ended     Percentage  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     Increase (Decrease)  
Reportable Segment   (In millions)     Between Periods  
Connectivity
                       
Products
  $ 413.5     $ 441.3       (6.3 )%
Services
    1.9       0.1        
 
                   
Total Connectivity
    415.4       441.4       (5.9 )
Network Solutions:
                       
Products
    34.9       28.1       24.2  
Services
    10.5       10.3       1.9  
 
                   
Total Network Solutions
    45.4       38.4       18.2  
 
                   
Professional Services:
                       
Products
    19.2       20.7       (7.2 )
Services
    59.6       55.8       6.8  
 
                   
Total Professional Services
    78.8       76.5       3.0  
 
                   
Total Net Sales
  $ 539.6     $ 556.3       (3.0 )%
 
                   
     Our net sales increased by 6.8% for the three months ended April 2, 2010 compared to the three months ended March 27, 2009 as customer spending in certain markets began to recover from the reduced levels previously experienced during the global economic downturn.
     Our net sales decrease of 3.0% for the six months ended April 2, 2010 compared to the six months ended March 27, 2009 was driven by a sales decline in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 in our Connectivity segment due to the impact of the global economic downturn and reduced spending on FTTX initiatives by a major customer in the United States.

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     Connectivity net sales increased from $206.6 million during the three months ended March 27, 2009 to $214.0 million during the three months ended April 2, 2010. The increase in net sales is due to strengthening in our global fiber and structured cable product lines primarily in the Americas and Asia-Pacific (excluding China) regions, partially offset by a decline in sales in our EMEA Region and in China due to a temporary slowdown over the New Year holiday period in that country.
     Network Solutions net sales increased from $15.4 million during the three months ended March 27, 2009 to $20.1 million during the three months ended April 2, 2010. Net sales for this segment increased from $38.4 million for the six months ended March 27, 2009 to $45.4 million during the six months ended April 2, 2010. These increases were driven by growth in our in-building and new outdoor wireless products.
     Professional Services net sales increased from $34.6 million during the three months ended March 27, 2009 to $39.9 million during the three months ended April 2, 2010. Net sales for this segment increased from $76.5 million for the six months ended March 27, 2009 to $78.8 million during the six months ended April 2, 2010. This was due to an increase in spending by a key customer.
     International sales comprised 39.6% and 40.8% of our net sales for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, respectively. This compares to 41.1% and 42.5% for the three and six months ended March 27, 2009, respectively. As a result of significant international sales, our net sales have been impacted in recent quarters from the relative strengthening of the U.S. dollar against a majority of other currencies. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates positively impacted sales in the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, by approximately $6.0 million and $14.6 million, respectively, versus the same periods in fiscal 2009.
     We have two significant customers who each account for more than 10% of our sales. AT&T accounted for 24.5% and 19.8% of our sales in the three months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, respectively. In addition, for the three months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, Verizon represented 14.5% and 19.5%, respectively, of our net sales. AT&T accounted for 23.7% and 19.2% of our sales in the six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, respectively. In addition, for the six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, Verizon represented 13.1% and 18.0%, respectively of our net sales. Revenues from AT&T and Verizon are included in each of the three reportable segments.
Gross Margins
     During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, our gross margin percentages were 36.5% and 35.6%, respectively, compared to 32.3% and 28.2%, respectively, for the comparable periods ended March 27, 2009.
     The increase in gross margins for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 compared to the same periods in the prior year was due to a combination of operating efficiencies and leverage from increased volumes in our Connectivity and Professional Services businesses. These increases were also driven by the absence of approximately $14.0 million in inventory-related charges in our Network Solutions and Connectivity businesses recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2009 caused by the shutdown of certain outdoor wireless and copper-based connectivity product lines.
Operating Expenses
     Total operating expenses for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 represented 33.5% and 34.8% of net sales, respectively. Because our fiscal 2009 year-to-date results included a $412.1 million impairment of goodwill and intangible assets (refer to Note 7), total operating expenses represented 193.6% and 107.1% of net sales for the same fiscal 2009 periods, respectively. As discussed below, operating expenses include research and development, selling and administration expenses and restructuring and impairment charges.
     Research and development: Research and development expenses for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 represented 6.2% of net sales in both periods. For the three and six months ended March 27, 2009, these expenses represented 6.7% and 6.2% of net sales, respectively. This decrease for the three months ended April 2, 2010 as a percent of sales is due to higher sales volumes and slightly lower expenses in fiscal 2010. Research and development expenses decreased to $16.9 million and $33.2 million for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, respectively, compared to $17.3 million and $34.3 million for the same fiscal 2009 periods. These decreases were the result of our cost reduction initiatives. Given the rapidly changing technological and competitive environment in the communications equipment industry, continued commitment to product development efforts will be required for us to remain competitive. Accordingly, we intend to continue to allocate substantial resources, as a percentage of our net sales, to product

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development. Most of our research will be directed towards projects that we believe directly advance our strategic aims in segments in the marketplace that we believe are most likely to grow.
     Selling and administration: Selling and administration expenses for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 represented 25.5% and 26.0% of net sales, respectively. For the three and six months ended March 27, 2009, these expenses represented 26.3% and 24.6% of net sales, respectively. Selling and administration expenses increased to $69.8 million and $140.4 million for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, respectively, compared to $67.7 million and $136.9 million for the same fiscal 2009 periods. The increases were due to higher stock-based compensation expense and increased employee incentive expenses offset by cost reductions from our global restructuring programs.
     Restructuring charges: Restructuring charges relate principally to employee severance and facility consolidation costs resulting from the closure of leased facilities and other workforce reductions attributable to our efforts to reduce costs. During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010, 18 and 282 employees, respectively, were impacted by reductions in force. These reductions in force occurred mainly in our Connectivity segment in the Asia-Pacific region. We also recorded charges due to revised estimates associated with previously announced EMEA workforce reductions that impacted 140 people which are not included in the above total for 2010 since charges were initially recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. During the three and six months ended March 27, 2009, 298 and 843 employees, respectively, were impacted by reductions in force. Restructuring charges due to employee severance for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009 were $4.0 million, $13.0 million, $3.1 million, and $11.1 million, respectively. The costs of these reductions have been and will be funded through cash from operations.
     Facility consolidation and lease termination costs represent costs associated with our decision to consolidate and close duplicative or excess manufacturing and office facilities. During the three months and six months ended April 2, 2010 and March 27, 2009, we incurred restructuring charges of $0.4 million, $0.7 million, $.06 million, and $1.2 million, respectively, due to our decision to close unproductive and excess facilities and the continued softening of real estate markets, which resulted in lower estimated sublease income.
     Other Disposal Charges: During the six months ended March 27, 2009, we recorded $14.0 million for the write-off of obsolete inventory associated with exit activities. The inventory write-offs consisted of $10.8 million related to our decision to exit several outdoor wireless and wireline product lines and $3.2 million due to a change in the estimate made in fiscal 2007 related to the automated cross-connect (“ACX”) product line. All inventory charges were recorded as cost of goods sold.
     Impairment Charges: During the three-months and six months ended April 2, 2010, we recorded impairment charges of $0.6 million and $0.7 million, respectively, related to fixed assets. See Note 7 to the financial statement for a discussion of the impairment of goodwill and intangible assets.
Other Income (Expense), Net
     Other Income (Expense), net is:
                                 
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009     April 2, 2010     March 27, 2009  
            (In millions)          
Interest income on investments
  $ 1.2     $ 2.3     $ 2.4     $ 7.6  
Interest expense on borrowings
    (6.9 )     (7.9 )     (13.6 )     (14.8 )
 
                       
Interest income (expense), net
    (5.7 )     (5.6 )     (11.2 )     (7.2 )
Loss recognized on impairment of available-for-sale securities
    (3.1 )     (14.2 )     (3.1 )     (40.6 )
Loss realized on sale of auction rate securities
    (2.6 )           (2.4 )      
Write-down of cost method investment
    (5.3 )     (3.0 )     (5.3 )     (3.0 )
Foreign exchange gain (loss)
    (1.8 )     0.2       (3.0 )     (0.8 )
Gain (loss) on sale of fixed assets
    (1.1 )     (0.2 )     (1.1 )     0.7  
Gain on sale of product line
                15.9        
Other, net
    (0.3 )     (0.2 )     (0.6 )      
 
                       
Subtotal
    (14.2 )     (17.4 )     0.4       (43.7 )
 
                       
Total other income (Expense), net
  $ (19.9 )   $ (23.0 )   $ (10.8 )   $ (50.9 )
 
                       
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     As of April 2, 2010, we held auction-rate securities with a fair value of $17.4 million and an original par value of $154.9 million. During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 we recorded a net loss on sale of auction-rate securities of $2.6 million and $2.4 million, respectively. During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 we sold auction-rate securities having a par value of $12.2 million and $15.0 million, receiving proceeds of $4.2 million and $6.2 million, respectively. During the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 we recorded $3.1 million of other than temporary impairment charges on available for sale securities. During the three and six months ended March 27, 2009, we recorded other than temporary impairment charges of $14.2 million and $40.6 million, respectively, to reduce the carrying value of certain auction-rate securities we hold. Given the current state of the credit markets, we will continue to assess the fair value of our auction-rate securities for substantive changes in relevant market conditions, changes in financial condition or other changes in these investments. We may be required to record additional losses for impairment if we determine there are further declines in fair value that are temporary or other-than-temporary.
     On October 30, 2009, we completed the sale of our copper-based RF signal management business to ATX. This sale of a non-strategic product line supports our ongoing effort to focus our Connectivity resources on fiber-based technology. ATX paid us $17.0 million in cash for the business. The assets sold consisted primarily of inventory, fixed assets, and intellectual property. ATX assumed future product warranty liabilities for products sold prior to October 30, 2009, subject to our reimbursement of expenses and costs related to certain of those future product warranty claims, if any. As part of the sale transaction, we agreed to manufacture the RF signal management products on behalf of ATX for up to 12 months and assist in other transitional activities. We recorded a gain of $15.9 million in connection with the transaction within Other Income (Expense), net.
     During the second quarter of fiscal 2010, we recorded a $5.3 million other than temporary impairment related to our investment in ip.access Ltd. (refer to Note 6).
     During the second quarter of fiscal 2009, we recorded a $3.0 million impairment to write-off our investment in E-Band Communications Corporation.
Income Taxes
     Our tax expense for the three and six months ended April 2, 2010 primarily relates to foreign income taxes. Our income tax benefit for the three and six months ended March 27, 2009 primarily relates to reversal of deferred tax liabilities attributable to U.S. tax amortization of purchased goodwill from the acquisition of KRONE, partially offset by foreign income taxes. The reversal of these deferred tax liabilities resulted from the goodwill impairment charge discussed in Note 7 of the financial statements
     The following table represents our effective income tax rate:
                                 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    April 2, 2010   March 27, 2009   April 2, 2010   March 27, 2009
            (In millions)        
Income tax provision (benefit)
  $ 0.8     $ (3.0 )   $ 2.2     $ (7.0 )
Income (loss) before income taxes
  $ (11.7 )   $ (437.0 )   $ (6.7 )   $ (489.4 )
 
                               
Effective income tax rate
    (6.8 %)     0.7 %     (32.8 %)     (1.4 %)
     Our effective income tax rate is affected by changes in the valuation allowance recorded for our deferred tax assets. See Note 9 to the financial statements for a description of the accounting standards related to our recording of the valuation allowance. In addition, our effective income tax rate is impacted by items discrete to the reporting period that will not impact our effective rate in future periods such as impairment charges as well as certain gains and losses.
     We do not record income tax benefits in most jurisdictions where we incur pretax losses because the deferred tax assets generated by the losses have been offset with a corresponding increase in the valuation allowance. Likewise, we do not record income tax expense in most jurisdictions where we have pretax income because the deferred tax assets utilized to reduce income taxes payable have been offset with a corresponding reduction in the valuation allowance.
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GSM Base Station and Switching Business
     On December 31, 2009, we divested substantially all of the assets related to our GSM base station and switching business to Altobridge. In connection with the transaction, we also provided Altobridge $4.3 million in cash, a portion of which was held back for certain transition services that we are to provide through July 31, 2010. Altobridge also assumed various liabilities related to the business. We recorded a loss on the sale in the amount of $13.0 million.
     During the six months ended April 2, 2010, in connection with the sale of our GSM base station and switching business, we wrote off the value of inventory and fixed assets having carrying amounts of $6.3 million and $0.5 million, respectively. We wrote each value down to a nominal amount in accordance with the sale agreement. Accordingly, the amounts written off were recognized as part of the loss on sale of this business.
APS Germany
     During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, our Board approved a plan to divest APS Germany. On July 31, 2009, we sold all of the capital stock of our subsidiary that operated APS Germany to telent Investments Limited for a cash purchase price of $3.3 million. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, we recorded an additional loss on sale of $0.6 million as a result of the working capital adjustment, resulting in a total loss on sale of $5.2 million.
APS France
     On January 12, 2007, we completed the sale of certain assets of APS France to a subsidiary of Groupe Circet, a French company, for a cash price of $0.1 million. We recorded a total loss on this sale of $27.3 million. During the first quarter of fiscal 2010 we recognized income of $0.5 million within discontinued operations resulting from the reversal of a reserve for an uncertain tax position with APS France for which the statute of limitations expired.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
     A detailed description of our significant accounting policies can be found in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009.
     Business combinations and non-controlling interests
     In December 2007, the FASB issued new accounting guidance related to business combinations and non-controlling interests in consolidated financial statements. In addition to other changes in practice, the guidance requires the acquiring entity in a business combination to recognize and measure all assets acquired and liabilities assumed at their respective acquisition date fair values. The guidance also requires non-controlling (minority) interests in a subsidiary to be reported as equity in the financial statements, separate from the parent’s equity. We have adopted this guidance effective October 1, 2009. We have reclassified financial statement line items within our condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations for the prior period to conform to the non-controlling interest guidance. Additionally, see Notes 10 and 11 for disclosures reflecting the impact of the new guidance on our reconciliations of comprehensive income and equity, respectively.
     Fair Value Measurements
     In January 2010, the FASB issued new accounting guidance improving disclosures about fair value measurements. The guidance requires additional disclosures concerning the transfers between the levels within the fair value hierarchy and information in the reconciliation of recurring level 3 measurements about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements on a gross basis. The new guidance also clarifies the requirement to provide fair value measurement disclosures for each class of asset and liability and clarifies the requirement to disclose information about both the valuation techniques and inputs used to estimate level 2 and level 3 measurements. We adopted this guidance effective January 2, 2010. The adoption of this guidance resulted in additional disclosures and had no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     In September 2006, the FASB issued new accounting guidance related to fair value measurements. In February 2008, the FASB issued guidance delaying the effective date of the accounting guidance for nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities until the beginning of fiscal 2010, except for items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis

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(at least annually). We adopted this guidance effective October 1, 2009. The adoption of the guidance had no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     In August 2009, the FASB issued guidance regarding measuring liabilities at fair value. This guidance clarifies how the fair value of a liability should be determined. Among other things, the guidance clarifies how the price of a traded debt security (i.e., an asset value) should be considered in estimating the fair value of the issuer’s liability. We adopted this guidance effective October 1, 2009. The adoption of this guidance had no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)
     In May 2008, the FASB issued accounting guidance that clarifies the accounting for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash (including partial cash settlement) upon conversion. The accounting guidance requires issuers to account separately for the liability and equity components of certain convertible debt instruments in a manner that reflects the issuer’s nonconvertible debt (unsecured debt) borrowing rate when interest cost is recognized. The guidance requires bifurcation of a component of the debt, classification of that component in equity and the accretion of the resulting discount on debt to be recognized as part of interest expense. The guidance requires retrospective application to the terms of the instruments as they existed for all periods presented. We adopted the guidance effective October 1, 2009. The adoption of the guidance did not impact on our consolidated financial statements because our convertible debt cannot be settled in cash upon conversion.
     Determining Whether an Instrument (or an Embedded Feature) is Indexed to an Entity’s Own Stock
     In June 2008, the FASB issued accounting guidance regarding determining whether an instrument (or an embedded feature) is indexed to an entity’s own stock. The guidance provides that the entity should use a two step approach to evaluate whether an equity-linked financial instrument (or embedded feature) is indexed to its own stock, including evaluating the instrument’s contingent exercise and settlement provisions. It also clarifies the impact of foreign currency denominated strike prices and market-based employee stock option valuation instruments on the evaluation. We adopted the guidance effective October 1, 2009. The adoption of the guidance had no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Liquidity
     Cash and cash equivalents not subject to restrictions were $446.2 million at April 2, 2010, a decrease of $89.3 million compared to $535.5 million as of September 30, 2009. This decrease does not represent a decrease in liquidity, but was primarily driven by $122.5 million of purchases of available for sale securities. Of the $122.5 million of available for sale securities acquired, $58.0 million is classified as short-term available for sale securities and $64.5 million is considered long-term available for sale securities. The securities purchased include corporate commercial paper, certificates of deposits, bonds and government and U.S. agency obligations. In accordance with our investment policy, the securities carry a credit rating of A+ or above.
     During the first six months of fiscal 2010, we sold seven of our auction-rate securities investments originally acquired from Lehman Brothers at prices that exceeded the fair market values at which they had been recorded, having a par value of $15 million and receiving proceeds of $6.2 million. The remaining auction-rate securities we bought from Lehman Brothers, with a fair market value of $2.6 million at April 2, 2010 are classified as short-term available for sale securities and were sold in the third quarter of 2010 for prices approximating the amounts at which they are recorded.
     Current capital market conditions have reduced our ability to liquidate our remaining auction-rate securities significantly. As of April 2, 2010, we held auction-rate securities with a fair value of $17.4 million (which includes $2.6 million sold in the third quarter of 2010) and an original par value of $154.9 million. We may not be able to liquidate any of these auction-rate securities until either a future auction is successful or, in the event secondary market sales become available, we decide to sell the securities in a secondary market. A secondary market sale of any of these securities could take a significant amount of time to complete and could potentially result in a realized loss.
     During 2009 we commenced arbitration against Merrill Lynch and its agent/broker who worked on our account in connection with their sale of auction-rate securities to us. The par value of the auction-rate securities at issue in our claim is approximately $138.0 million. We presently expect our arbitration hearing to take place during June 2010. Lehman Brothers sold us all other auction-rate-

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securities that we hold. During 2009 we made a claim in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceeding with respect to these securities. We are uncertain whether we will recover any of our losses associated with these securities at this time.
     Restricted cash balances that are pledged primarily as collateral for letters of credit and derivative transactions also affect our liquidity. As of April 2, 2010, we had restricted cash of $10.8 million compared to $25.0 million as of September 30, 2009, a decrease of $14.2 million. The decrease is a result primarily of the release of $11.3 million of cash collateral relating to the interest rate swap as this requirement is now secured under the Credit Facility. This amount pledged could vary significantly as the interest rate swap termination value fluctuates with forward LIBOR. Restricted cash is expected to become available to us upon satisfaction of the obligations pursuant to which the letters of credit or guarantees were issued.
Operating Activities
     Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations for the six months ended April 2, 2010 was $20.8 million. Cash inflows included $54.2 million of non-cash adjustments to reconcile the net loss from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities and a $4.4 million decrease in operating liabilities. These cash inflows were offset by a $28.9 million increase in operating assets and a $8.9 million loss from continuing operations. The non-cash adjustments of $54.2 million to reconcile net loss from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities includes a $15.9 million of gain on the sale of our copper-based RF signal management business, $13.6 million of restructuring expenses, $8.9 million of non-cash stock compensation, a $5.3 million write-down of our investment in ip.access Ltd. a $2.4 million loss on the sale of auction-rate securities, and a $3.1 million write-down of available for sale securities. Working capital requirements typically will increase or decrease with changes in the level of net sales. In addition, the timing of certain incentive payments will affect the annual cash flow as these expenses are accrued throughout the fiscal year but paid during the first quarter of the subsequent year.
     Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations for the six months ended March 27, 2009 was $27.3 million. This cash inflow was due to $541.0 million of non-cash adjustments to reconcile net loss from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities. This cash inflow was partially offset by a loss from continuing operations of $482.4 million, a $41.3 million decrease in operating assets and a $72.6 million increase in operating liabilities. The non-cash adjustments of $541.0 million to reconcile net loss from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities includes the $412.2 million write-down of intangibles and fixed assets.
Investing Activities
     Cash used by investing activities from continuing operations was $104.4 million for the six months ended April 2, 2010, which was driven by $122.5 million of purchases of available for sale securities and $14.1 million of property, patent and equipment additions, offset by a decrease in restricted cash of $13.8 million and $11.8 million of cash received for the divestitures of certain businesses.
     Cash used by investing activities from continuing operations was $69.9 million for the six months ended March 27, 2009. This was driven by $52.0 million of purchases of available for sale securities, $17.7 million of property, patent and equipment additions, an increase in restricted cash of $14.9 million, and $5.4 million disposed of as part related to divestitures. These cash uses were partially offset by $11.9 million of proceeds from the sale of available for sale securities and $4.5 million of cash received upon the disposal of property and equipment.
Financing Activities
     Cash used by financing activities from continuing operations was $2.0 million for the six months ended April 2, 2010. Cash used by financing activities was $103.1 million for the six months ended March 27, 2009, of which $101.2 million was due to common stock repurchases.
Credit Facility
     On December 18, 2009, we entered into a new asset-backed revolving credit facility with Wachovia Bank National Association (the “Credit Facility) in the initial amount of up to $75.0 million. Drawings under the Credit Facility may be used for general operating, working capital and other corporate purposes. Additionally, availability under the Credit Facility may be used to issue letters of credit or to secure hedging obligations. Along with the parent company, two U.S. -based subsidiaries are borrowers and four other U.S.-based subsidiaries provide guarantees of obligations under the Credit Facility.

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     The Credit Facility has a scheduled expiration of March 15, 2013 and is secured by various U.S. assets including accounts receivable, inventory, and machinery and equipment. We also granted a security interest in the capital stock of the two subsidiary borrowers and one of the guarantors. Borrowings under the Credit Facility will rank on parity in right of payment with all other senior indebtedness that may be outstanding from time to time. Availability of borrowings is based on measurements of accounts receivable and inventory less standard reserves. The Credit Facility size may be increased up to $100.0 million, subject to certain terms and conditions.
     Under the Credit Facility, we must comply with various financial and non-financial covenants. Among other things, the financial covenants require us to maintain a minimum amount of liquidity, defined as cash and certain investments located in the United States. plus availability under the Credit Facility, equal to $150.0 million. Additionally, when borrowing availability under the Credit Facility drops below a specified level, we must maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio, defined as consolidated EBITDA divided by the sum of certain fixed payments, of 1.0. Non-financial covenants include limitations on, among other things, asset dispositions and acquisitions, liens, and debt issuances. Restrictions on repurchases of debt and equity and payment of cash dividends are contingent upon ADC maintaining certain levels of liquidity. As of April 2, 2010 we were in compliance with all covenants under the Credit Facility.
     Borrowings under the Credit Facility bear interest at the one, two or three month LIBOR or a base rate plus a specified margin. We pay an annual commitment fee of 1% on any unused portion of the Credit Facility. The amount available under the Credit Facility will fluctuate based on seasonality of our sales and the value of any hedging obligations secured under the Credit Facility. As of April 2, 2010, although there were no borrowings outstanding, a $14.1 million collateral requirement under our interest rate swap agreement (refer to Note 17) was secured under the Credit Facility, releasing us from a cash collateral requirement of $14.1 million. The amount secured under the Credit Facility could fluctuate significantly as the interest rate swap termination value fluctuates with the forward LIBOR. As of April 2, 2010, we have deferred $1.7 million of financing fees, $1.5 million of which was incurred during the six months ended April 2, 2010, related to this facility that will be amortized as interest expense over the term of the Credit Facility.
Off-Balance-Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations
     We do not have any off-balance-sheet arrangements. There has been no material change in our contractual obligations out of the ordinary course of our business since the end of fiscal 2009. See our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, for additional information regarding our contractual obligations.
Working Capital and Liquidity Outlook
     Our main source of liquidity continues to be our unrestricted cash and cash equivalents and short-term available-for-sale securities. We also consider our long-term available-for-sale securities, excluding auction-rate securities, to be highly liquid. We currently expect that our existing cash resources will be sufficient to meet our anticipated needs for working capital and capital expenditures to execute our near-term business plan. This expectation is based on current business operations and economic conditions and assumes we are able to maintain breakeven or positive cash flows from operations.
     Auction-rate securities classified as long-term available-for-sale securities had a fair value of $14.8 million as of April 2, 2010. Despite some recent sales of a portion of our auction rate securities holdings, current capital market conditions have reduced our ability to liquidate our auction-rate securities. However, we do not believe we need these investments in order to meet the cash needs of our present operating plans.
     We also believe that our unrestricted cash resources will enable us to pursue strategic opportunities, including possible product line or business acquisitions. However, if the cost of one or more acquisition opportunities exceeds our existing cash resources, additional sources may be required. Any plan to raise additional capital may involve an equity-based or equity-linked financing, such as another issuance of convertible debt or the issuance of common stock or preferred stock, which would be dilutive to existing shareowners. If we raise additional funds by issuing debt, we may be subject to restrictive covenants that could limit our operational flexibility and to higher interest expense that could dilute earnings per share.
     In addition, our deferred tax assets, which are substantially reserved at this time, should reduce our income tax payable on taxable earnings in future years.
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     The discussion herein, including, but not limited to, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations as well as the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward looking statements. These statements may include, among others, statements regarding future sales, profit percentages, earnings per share and other results of operations; statements about shareholder value; expectations or beliefs regarding the industry in which we operate and the macro-economy generally; statements about our cost cutting initiatives; the prices of raw materials and transportation costs; the sufficiency of our cash balances and cash generated from operating and financing activities for our future liquidity; capital resource needs, and the effect of regulatory changes. These statements could be affected by a variety of factors, such as: demand for equipment by telecommunication service providers and large enterprises; variations in demand for particular products in our portfolio and other factors that can impact our overall margins; our ability to operate our business to achieve, maintain and grow operating profitability; our ability to reduce costs without adversely affecting our ability to serve our customers; changing regulatory conditions and macro-economic conditions, both in our industry and in local and global markets that can influence the demand for our products and services; fluctuations in the market value of our common stock, which can be caused by many factors outside of our control and could cause us to record additional impairment charges on our goodwill or other intangible assets in the future if our market capitalization drops below the book value of our assets for a continued time period; consolidation among our customers, competitors or vendors that can disrupt or displace customer relationships; our ability to keep pace with rapid technological change in our industry; our ability to make the proper strategic choices regarding acquisitions or divestitures; our ability to integrate the operations of any acquired business; increased competition within our industry and increased pricing pressure from our customers; our dependence on relatively few customers for a majority of our sales as well as potential sales growth in market segments we believe have the greatest potential; fluctuations in our operating results from quarter-to-quarter that can be caused by many factors beyond our control; financial problems, work interruptions in operations or other difficulties faced by customers or vendors that can impact our sales, sales collections and ability to procure necessary materials, components and services to operate our business; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and defend against potential infringement claims; possible limitations on our ability to raise any additional required capital; declines in the fair value and liquidity of auction-rate securities we hold; our ability to attract and retain qualified employees; potential liabilities that can arise if any of our products have design or manufacturing defects; our ability to obtain, and the prices of, raw materials, components and services; our dependence on contract manufacturers to make certain products as well as our reliance on our operation of a limited number of significant manufacturing facilities around the world; changes in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates and equity securities prices, all of which will impact our operating results; political, economic and legal uncertainties related to doing business in China or other developing countries; our ability to defend or settle satisfactorily any litigation; and other risks and uncertainties including those identified in the sections captioned Risk Factors in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009 and in Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 2, 2010.
     We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
     As disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, our major market risk exposure relates to adverse fluctuations in certain commodity prices, security prices and foreign currency exchange rates. We believe our exposure associated with these market risks has not changed materially since September 30, 2009.
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
     Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act). Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
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     During the second quarter of fiscal 2010, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
     We are a party to various lawsuits, proceedings and claims arising in the ordinary course of business or otherwise. Many of these disputes may be resolved without formal litigation. The amount of monetary liability resulting from the ultimate resolution of these matters cannot be determined at this time. As of April 2, 2010, we had recorded $7.0 million in loss reserves for certain of these matters. In light of the reserves we have recorded, at this time we believe the ultimate resolution of these lawsuits, proceedings and claims will not have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations or financial condition. Because of the uncertainty inherent in litigation, however, it is possible that unfavorable resolutions of one or more of these lawsuits, proceedings and claims could exceed the amount currently reserved and could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations or financial condition.
     On August 17, 2009, we met with representatives from the Office of the Inspector General of the United States where we disclosed a potential breach of the country of origin requirements for certain products sold under a supply agreement with the federal government’s General Services Administration. We self-reported this potential breach as a precautionary matter and it is unclear at this time whether any penalties will be imposed. Following the meeting, we provided the Office of the Inspector General with additional documentation related to this matter. We expect a further response from the Office of the Inspector General following its review of this information. At this time we do not believe the ultimate resolution of this matter will have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations or financial condition.
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
     The discussion of our business and operations should be read together with the risk factors contained in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009 filed with the SEC, which describe various risks and uncertainties to which we are or may become subject. These risks and uncertainties have the potential to affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, strategies or prospects in a material and adverse manner.
     As follows, management has amended the following risk factor contained in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009 filed with the SEC.
     Conditions in global markets could adversely affect our operations.
     Our sales outside the United States accounted for 40.7%, 40.8% and 37.0% of our net sales in fiscal 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively. We expect sales outside the United States to remain a significant percentage of net sales in the future. In addition, we conduct operations in many countries around the world including the following: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Vietnam.
     Due to our sales and other operations outside the United States, we are subject to the risks of conducting business globally. These risks include, among others:
    local economic and market conditions;
 
    political and economic instability;
 
    unexpected changes in or impositions of legislative or regulatory requirements;
 
    compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and various laws in countries in which we are doing business;
 
    fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates which can be significant;
 
    requirements to consult with or obtain the approval of works councils or other labor organizations to complete business initiatives;
 
    tariffs and other barriers and restrictions;
 
    risk of foreign government nationalizing our manufacturing operations;
 
    foreign governments’ efforts to control their local currency and economies in general, resulting in difficulties in exchanging currency or transferring funds to and from such countries;
 
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    difficulties enforcing intellectual property and contract rights;
 
    greater difficulty in accounts receivable collection;
 
    potentially adverse taxes and export and import requirements; and
 
    the burdens of complying with a variety of non-U.S. laws and telecommunications standards.
     Our business is also subject to general geopolitical and environmental risks, such as terrorism, political and economic instability, changes in the costs of key resources such as crude oil, changes in diplomatic or trade relationships, natural disasters, pandemic illnesses and other possible disruptive events.
     Economic, political and social conditions in many of the markets outside the United States in which we do business represent significant risks to us. Instability in our non-U.S. markets, such as the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, could have a negative impact on our sales and business operations in these markets. For instance, we operate a significant manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico whose operations might be difficult to replicate in other locations in the event an increase in the political and social instability in that city were to cause a disruption to our local operations. We cannot predict whether these unstable conditions will adversely affect our business and results of operations. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and other turmoil in the Middle East and the global initiatives against terror also may have negative effects on our business operations. In addition to the effect of global economic instability on sales to customers outside the United States, sales to United States customers could also be negatively impacted by these conditions.
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
     None.
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
     None.
ITEM 4. (REMOVED AND RESERVED)
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION
     On May 4, 2010, we adopted an Executive Change-In-Control Severance Pay Plan for individuals who become covered executives (our named executive officers and certain other high-level executives) after January 27, 2010. The adoption of this new plan supports the decision we announced in a Form 8-K filed on January 27, 2010 that going forward we would not enter into new agreements with named executive officers providing for excise tax gross-up provisions with respect to payments contingent upon a change in control. Individuals who served as covered executives prior to January 27, 2010 will continue to participate in our 2007 Restated Executive Change-In-Control Severance Pay Plan. Thus, covered executives participate in only one plan based on the date that they first become a covered executive and do not receive duplicative benefits under both plans. The two plans are identical except that the new plan does not provide any payments to cover tax obligations that may arise under Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code. A copy of this new plan is included as Exhibit 10.6 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
     Generally, severance is paid under the plans to covered executives whose employment is terminated, either voluntarily with “good reason” (as defined in the plans) or involuntarily, during the two-year period following a “change in control” (as defined in the plans). Under either plan, as applicable, our chief executive officer would be eligible to receive severance equal to three times his or her annual base salary and annual target bonus. Other covered executives are eligible to receive two times their annual base salary and target bonus. The plans also provide for payment of a pro rata portion of the employee’s bonus for the year in which employment termination occurs. This pro rata amount is the higher of the pro rata target incentive or pro rata actual incentive based on financial performance during the year.
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
     See the Exhibit Index for a description of the documents that are filed as exhibits to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or incorporated by reference herein. Any document incorporated by reference is identified by a parenthetical referencing the SEC filing which included the document.

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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.
         
Dated: May 6, 2010  ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ James G. Mathews    
    James G. Mathews   
    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and Duly Authorized Officer) 
 

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ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
EXHIBIT INDEX TO FORM 10-Q
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED APRIL 2, 2010
     
Exhibit    
No.   Description
3.1
  Restated Articles of Incorporation of ADC Telecommunications, Inc., conformed to incorporate amendments dated January 20, 2000, June 30, 2000, August 13, 2001, March 2, 2004 and May 9, 2005. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3-a to ADC’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 29, 2005.)
 
   
3.2
  Restated Bylaws of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. effective December 9, 2008. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to ADC’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 12, 2008.)
 
   
4.1
  Form of certificate for shares of Common Stock of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4-a to ADC’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 29, 2005.)
 
   
4.2
  Rights Agreement, as amended and restated as of May 9, 2007, between ADC Telecommunications, Inc. and Computershare Investor Services, LLC, as Rights Agent (which includes as Exhibit A, the Form of Certificate of Designation, Preferences and Right of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock, as Exhibit B, the Form of Right Certificate, and as Exhibit C, the Summary of Rights to Purchase Preferred Shares). (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4-b to ADC’s Form 8-A/A filed on May 11, 2007.)
 
   
10.1
  Form of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. Incentive Stock Option Agreement provided to employees with respect to option grants made under the ADC Telecommunications, Inc. 2010 Global Stock Incentive Plan beginning February 10, 2010.*
 
   
10.2
  Form of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. Nonqualified Stock Option Agreement provided to employees with respect to option grants made under the ADC Telecommunications, Inc. 2010 Global Stock Incentive Plan beginning February 10, 2010.*
 
   
10.3
  Form of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. Three-Year Time-Based Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement provided to employees with respect to restricted stock unit grants made under the ADC Telecommunications, Inc. 2010 Global Stock Incentive Plan beginning February 10, 2010.*
 
   
10. 4
  Form of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. Three-Year Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement provided to employees with respect to restricted stock unit grants made under the ADC Telecommunications, Inc. 2010 Global Stock Incentive Plan beginning February 10, 2010.*
 
   
10.5
  Form of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. Three-Year Performance-Based Cash Unit Award Agreement provided to employees with respect to restricted cash unit grants made under the ADC Telecommunications, Inc. 2010 Global Stock Incentive Plan beginning February 10, 2010.*
 
   
10.6
  ADC Telecommunications, Inc. Executive Change in Control Severance Pay Plan (For Individuals Who Become Eligible Employees After January 27, 2010).*
 
   
10.7
  ADC Telecommunications, Inc.2010 Global Stock Incentive Plan. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to ADC’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 1, 2010.)
 
   
31.1
  Certification of principal executive officer required by Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).*
 
   
31.2
  Certification of principal financial officer required by Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).*
 
   
32
  Certifications furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
*   Filed herewith

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