This excerpt taken from the CPHD 10-K filed Feb 28, 2005.
If we acquire companies, products or technologies, we may face risks associated with those acquisitions.
If we are presented with appropriate opportunities, we may acquire or make other investments in complementary companies, products or technologies. We may not realize the anticipated benefit of any acquisition or investment. If we acquire companies or technologies, we will likely face risks, uncertainties and disruptions associated with the integration process, including difficulties in the integration of these operations and services of an acquired company, integration of acquired technology with our products, diversion of our management's attention from other business concerns and the potential loss of key employees or customers of the acquired businesses. If we fail to successfully
integrate other companies that we may acquire, our business could be harmed. Furthermore, we may have to incur debt or issue equity securities to pay for any additional future acquisitions or investments, the issuance of which could be dilutive to our existing shareholders or us. In addition, our operating results may suffer because of acquisition-related costs or amortization expenses or charges relating to acquired intangible assets.