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These excerpts taken from the CSCO 10-K filed Sep 11, 2009.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Effective

SFAS 141(R) and SFAS 160  In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141 (revised 2007), “Business Combinations” (“SFAS 141(R)”) and SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements — an amendment of ARB No. 51” (“SFAS 160”). In April 2009, the FASB issued FSP FAS 141(R)-1, “Accounting for Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed in a Business Combination That Arise from Contingencies” (“FSP 141(R)-1”).

SFAS 141(R) will significantly change previous accounting practices regarding business combinations. Among the more significant changes, SFAS 141(R) expands the definition of a business and a business combination; requires the acquirer to recognize the assets acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interests (including goodwill) measured at fair value at the acquisition date; requires acquisition-related expenses and restructuring costs to be recognized separately from the business combination; requires assets acquired and liabilities assumed to be recognized at their acquisition-date fair values with subsequent changes recognized in earnings; and requires in-process research and development to be capitalized at fair value as an indefinite-lived intangible asset. FSP 141(R)-1 amends and clarifies SFAS 141(R) to address application issues on initial recognition and measurement, subsequent measurement and accounting, and disclosure of assets and liabilities arising from contingencies in a business combination. SFAS 160 will change the accounting and reporting for minority interests, reporting them as equity separate from the parent entity’s equity, as well as requiring expanded disclosures.

Each of SFAS 141(R), FSP 141(R)-1 and SFAS 160 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and therefore will be effective for us beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2010. SFAS 141(R) and its related FSP are effective for acquisitions closing in fiscal 2010, with impacts that may vary depending on each specific business combination or asset purchase. Upon adoption of SFAS 160, we will disclose our noncontrolling interests in accordance with the guidance and we do not expect that there will be a material impact on our results of operations or financial position.

FSP FAS 157-2  In February 2008, the FASB issued FSP FAS 157-2, “Effective Date of FASB Statement No. 157” (“FSP 157-2”), which delayed the effective date of SFAS 157 for all nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities, except for items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually), until the beginning of our fiscal 2010. We do not expect that the application of SFAS 157, when applied to nonfinancial assets and liabilities, will have a material impact on our results of operations or financial position.

SFAS 166  In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 166, “Accounting for Transfers of Financial Assets — an amendment of FASB Statement No. 140” (“SFAS 166”). SFAS 166 eliminates the concept of a qualifying special-purpose entity; removes the scope exception from applying FASB Interpretation No. 46(R), “Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities” to qualifying special-purpose entities; changes the requirements for derecognizing financial assets; and requires enhanced disclosure. SFAS 166 is effective for us beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. We are currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of SFAS 166 will have on our consolidated financial statements.

SFAS 167  In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 167, “Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R)” (“SFAS 167”). SFAS 167 replaces the quantitative-based risks and rewards approach with a qualitative approach that focuses on identifying which enterprise has the power to direct the activities of a variable interest entity that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance. It also requires an ongoing reassessment of whether an entity is the primary beneficiary, and it requires additional disclosures about an enterprise’s involvement in variable interest entities. SFAS 167 is effective for us beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. We are currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of SFAS 167 will have on our consolidated financial statements.

IFRS  International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a comprehensive series of accounting standards published by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In November 2008, the SEC issued for comment a proposed roadmap outlining several milestones that, if achieved, could lead to mandatory adoption of IFRS by U.S. issuers in 2014. The roadmap also contained proposed rule changes that would permit early adoption of IFRS by a limited number of eligible U.S. issuers beginning with filings in 2010. According to the roadmap, the SEC would make a determination in 2011 regarding the mandatory adoption of IFRS. We are currently assessing the impact that this potential change would have on our consolidated financial statements, and we will continue to monitor the development of the potential implementation of IFRS as well as the ongoing convergence efforts of the FASB and the IASB.

 

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Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

(u) Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Effective

SFAS 141(R) and SFAS 160  In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141 (revised 2007), “Business Combinations” (“SFAS 141(R)”) and SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements — an amendment of ARB No. 51” (“SFAS 160”). In April 2009, the FASB issued FSP FAS 141(R)-1, “Accounting for Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed in a Business Combination That Arise from Contingencies” (“FSP 141(R)-1”).

SFAS 141(R) will significantly change previous accounting practices regarding business combinations. Among the more significant changes, SFAS 141(R) expands the definition of a business and a business combination; requires the acquirer to recognize the assets acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interests (including goodwill) measured at fair value at the acquisition date; requires acquisition-related expenses and restructuring costs to be recognized separately from the business combination; requires assets acquired and liabilities assumed to be recognized at their acquisition-date fair values with subsequent changes recognized in earnings; and requires in-process research and development to be capitalized at fair value as an indefinite-lived intangible asset. FSP 141(R)-1 amends and clarifies SFAS 141(R) to address application issues on initial recognition and measurement, subsequent measurement and accounting, and disclosure of assets and liabilities arising from contingencies in a business combination. SFAS 160 will change the accounting and reporting for minority interests, reporting them as equity separate from the parent entity’s equity, as well as requiring expanded disclosures.

Each of SFAS 141(R), FSP 141(R)-1 and SFAS 160 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and therefore will be effective for the Company beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2010. SFAS 141(R) and its related FSP are effective for acquisitions closing in fiscal 2010, with impacts that may vary depending on each specific business combination or asset purchase. Upon adoption of SFAS 160, the Company will disclose its noncontrolling interests in accordance with the guidance, and it does not expect that there will be a material impact on its results of operations or financial position.

FSP FAS 157-2  In February 2008, the FASB issued FSP FAS 157-2, “Effective Date of FASB Statement No. 157” (“FSP 157-2”), which delayed the effective date of SFAS 157 for all nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities, except for items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually), until the beginning of the Company’s fiscal 2010. The Company does not expect that the application of SFAS 157, when applied to nonfinancial assets and liabilities, will have a material impact on its results of operations or financial position.

SFAS 166  In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 166, “Accounting for Transfers of Financial Assets — an amendment of FASB Statement No. 140” (“SFAS 166”). SFAS 166 eliminates the concept of a qualifying special-purpose entity; removes the scope exception from applying FASB Interpretation No. 46(R), “Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities” to qualifying special-purpose entities; changes the requirements for derecognizing financial assets; and requires enhanced disclosure. SFAS 166 is effective for the Company beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of SFAS 166 will have on its consolidated financial statements.

SFAS 167  In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 167, “Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R)” (“SFAS 167”). SFAS 167 replaces the quantitative-based risks and rewards approach with a qualitative approach that focuses on identifying which enterprise has the power to direct the activities of a variable interest entity that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance. It also requires an ongoing reassessment of whether an entity is the primary beneficiary and requires additional disclosures about an enterprise’s involvement in variable interest entities. SFAS 167 is effective for the Company beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of SFAS 167 will have on its consolidated financial statements.

(v) Reclassifications  Certain reclassifications have been made to amounts for prior years in order to conform to the current year’s presentation.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

These excerpts taken from the CSCO 10-Q filed May 20, 2009.

(c) Recent Accounting Pronouncements not yet Effective

SFAS 141(R) and SFAS 160

In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141 (revised 2007), “Business Combinations” (“SFAS 141(R)”) and SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements — an amendment of ARB No. 51” (“SFAS 160”). In April 2009, the FASB issued FSP FAS 141(R)-1, “Accounting for Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed in a Business Combination That Arise from Contingencies” (“FSP 141(R)-1”).

SFAS 141(R) will significantly change previous practices regarding business combinations. Among the more significant changes, SFAS 141(R) expands the definition of a business and a business combination; requires the acquirer to recognize the assets acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interests (including goodwill), measured at fair value at the acquisition date; requires acquisition-related expenses and restructuring costs to be recognized separately from the business combination; requires assets acquired and liabilities assumed to be recognized at their acquisition-date fair values with subsequent changes recognized in earnings; and requires in-process research and development to be capitalized at fair value as an indefinite-lived intangible asset. FSP 141(R)-1 amends and clarifies SFAS 141(R) to address application issues on initial recognition and measurement, subsequent measurement and accounting, and disclosure of assets and liabilities arising from contingencies in a business combination. SFAS 160 will change the accounting and reporting for minority interests, reporting them as equity separate from the parent entity’s equity, as well as requiring expanded disclosures.

SFAS 141(R), FSP 141(R)-1 and SFAS 160 each are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008 and therefore will be effective for the Company beginning with the first quarter of fiscal 2010. The Company is currently assessing the impact that SFAS 141(R), FSP 141(R)-1 and SFAS 160 will have on its results of operations and financial position.

FSP FAS 157-2

In February 2008, the FASB issued FSP FAS 157-2, “Effective Date of FASB Statement No. 157” (“FSP 157-2”), which delayed the effective date of SFAS 157 for all nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities, except for items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually), until the beginning of fiscal 2010. The Company is currently assessing the impact that the application of SFAS 157 to nonfinancial assets and liabilities will have on its results of operations and financial position.

FSP FAS 157-4, FSP FAS 115-2, FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1

In April 2009, the FASB released three FSPs intended to provide additional application guidance and enhanced disclosures regarding fair value measurements and impairments of securities. FSP FAS 157-4, “Determining Fair Value When the Volume and Level of Activity for the Asset or Liability Have Significantly Decreased and Identifying Transactions That Are Not Orderly” (“FSP 157-4”), provides additional guidelines for estimating fair value in accordance with SFAS157. FSP FAS 115-2, “Recognition and Presentation of Other-Than-Temporary Impairments”(“FSP 115-2”), provides additional guidance related to the disclosure of impairment losses on securities and the accounting for impairment losses on debt securities. FSP 115-2 does not amend existing guidance related to other-than-temporary impairments of equity securities. FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1, “Interim Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments” (“FSP 107-1 and APB 28-1”), increases the frequency of fair value disclosures. All of the aforementioned FSPs are effective for interim and annual periods ending after June 15, 2009 and will be effective for the Company beginning with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. The Company does not expect the adoption of these FSPs will have a material impact on its results of operations, financial position or its financial statement disclosures as applicable.

 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements not yet Effective

SFAS 141(R) and SFAS 160

In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141 (revised 2007), “Business Combinations” (“SFAS 141(R)”) and SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements — an amendment of ARB No. 51” (“SFAS 160”). In April 2009, the FASB issued FSP FAS 141(R)-1, “Accounting for Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed in a Business Combination That Arise from Contingencies” (“FSP 141(R)-1”).

SFAS 141(R) will significantly change previous practices regarding business combinations. Among the more significant changes, SFAS 141(R) expands the definition of a business and a business combination; requires the acquirer to recognize the assets acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interests (including goodwill), measured at fair value at the acquisition date; requires acquisition-related expenses and restructuring costs to be recognized separately from the business combination; requires assets acquired and liabilities assumed to be recognized at their acquisition-date fair values with subsequent changes recognized in earnings; and requires in-process research and development to be capitalized at fair value as an indefinite-lived intangible asset. FSP 141(R)-1 amends and clarifies SFAS 141(R) to address application issues on initial recognition and measurement, subsequent measurement and accounting, and disclosure of assets and liabilities arising from contingencies in a business combination. SFAS 160 will change the accounting and reporting for minority interests, reporting them as equity separate from the parent entity’s equity, as well as requiring expanded disclosures.

SFAS 141(R), FSP 141(R)-1 and SFAS 160 each are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008 and therefore will be effective for us beginning with the first quarter of fiscal 2010. We are currently assessing the impact that SFAS 141(R), FSP 141(R)-1 and SFAS 160 will have on our results of operations and financial position.

FSP FAS 157-2

In February 2008, the FASB issued FSP FAS 157-2, “Effective Date of FASB Statement No. 157” (“FSP 157-2”), which delayed the effective date of SFAS 157 for all nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities, except for items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually), until the beginning of fiscal 2010. We are currently assessing the impact that the application of SFAS 157 to nonfinancial assets and liabilities will have on our results of operations and financial position.

 

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FSP FAS 157-4, FSP FAS 115-2, FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1

In April 2009, the FASB released three FSPs intended to provide additional application guidance and enhanced disclosures regarding fair value measurements and impairments of securities. FSP FAS 157-4, “Determining Fair Value When the Volume and Level of Activity for the Asset or Liability Have Significantly Decreased and Identifying Transactions That Are Not Orderly” (“FSP 157-4”), provides additional guidelines for estimating fair value in accordance with SFAS157. FSP FAS 115-2, “Recognition and Presentation of Other-Than-Temporary Impairments” (“FSP 115-2”), provides additional guidance related to the disclosure of impairment losses on securities and the accounting for impairment losses on debt securities. FSP 115-2 does not amend existing guidance related to other-than-temporary impairments of equity securities. FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1, “Interim Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments” (“FSP 107-1 and APB 28-1”), increases the frequency of fair value disclosures. All of the aforementioned FSPs are effective for interim and annual periods ending after June 15, 2009 and will be effective for us beginning with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. We do not expect the adoption of these FSPs will have a material impact on our results of operations, financial position or our financial statement disclosures as applicable.

IFRS

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a comprehensive series of accounting standards published by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In November 2008, the SEC issued for comment a proposed roadmap outlining several milestones that, if achieved, could lead to mandatory adoption of IFRS by U.S. issuers in 2014. The roadmap also contained proposed rule changes that would permit early adoption of IFRS by a limited number of eligible U.S. issuers beginning with filings in 2010. The SEC would make a determination in 2011 regarding the mandatory adoption of IFRS. We are currently assessing the impact that this potential change would have on our Consolidated Financial Statements, and we will continue to monitor the development of the potential implementation of IFRS.

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