This excerpt taken from the VIMC 20-F filed Jul 9, 2009.
We are exposed to risks associated with the ongoing financial crisis and weakening global economy.
The recent severe tightening of the credit markets, turmoil in the financial markets, and weakening global economy are contributing to slowdowns in the semiconductor industry in which we operate. The downturn is expected to worsen if the economic conditions deteriorate further. The markets for semiconductor products in particular depend largely on consumer spending. Economic uncertainty exacerbates negative trends in consumer spending and may cause certain customers to push out, cancel, or refrain from placing orders, which may affect our revenues and operating results.
Difficulties in obtaining capital and deteriorating market conditions may also lead to the inability of some customers to obtain affordable financing, resulting in lower sales for us. Customers with liquidity issues may lead to additional bad debt expense for us. These conditions may also similarly affect key suppliers, which could affect their ability to deliver parts and result in delays in our production. Further, these conditions and uncertainty about future economic conditions make it challenging for us to forecast our operating results, make business decisions, and identify the risks that may affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. If we are not able to timely and appropriately adapt to changes resulting from the difficult macroeconomic environment, our business, financial condition or results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.