This excerpt taken from the HTCH 10-K filed Dec 11, 2008.
Sales to foreign-based enterprises for both divisions totaled $263,346,000, $356,141,000 and
We regard much of the equipment,
In the past, we have entered
manufacturing equipment or products or to products that include our products as a component. Some of our competitors have experience with, and have developed patent portfolios relating to, technology associated with our TSA+ product. We also have
litigated claims against a competitive supplier in the disk drive industry alleging infringement of our patents. In addition, some of our disk drive industry customers have been sued on patents having claims closely related to products we sell. We
expect that, as the number of patents issued continues to increase, the volume of intellectual property claims could increase.
As of September 28, 2008, we had 4,591 employees. We announced on December 9, 2008, a 20-25% reduction of our workforce. The