This excerpt taken from the MCHP 10-K filed May 23, 2005.
The Company is in the process of evaluating whether it will repatriate any foreign earnings under the Act and, if so, the amount that it will repatriate. However, the Company does not expect to be able to complete this evaluation until later in fiscal 2006. Based on our preliminary analysis, the range of possible amounts that the Company is considering for repatriation under this provision is between zero and $500 million. The related potential range of income tax is between zero and approximately $28.7 million. The Company expects to determine the amounts and sources of foreign earnings to be repatriated, if any, during fiscal year 2006.