Additional factors that may cause Broadcom's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:
-- general economic and political conditions and specific conditions in the markets we address, including the volatility in the technology sector and semiconductor industry, trends in the broadband communications markets in various geographic regions, including seasonality in sales of consumer products into which our products are incorporated, and possible disruption in commercial activities related to terrorist activity or armed conflict in the United States and other locations; -- the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; -- the gain or loss of a key customer, design win or order; -- our ability to scale our operations in response to changes in demand for our existing products and services or demand for new products requested by our customers; -- our ability to specify, develop or acquire, complete, introduce, market and transition to volume production new products and technologies in a cost-effective and timely manner; -- intellectual property disputes and customer indemnification claims and other types of litigation risk; -- our ability to retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans the quality of our products and any remediation costs; -- changes in our product or customer mix; -- the volume of our product sales and pricing concessions on volume sales; -- the effectiveness of our expense and product cost control and reduction efforts; -- problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; -- the risks and uncertainties associated with our international operations; -- competitive pressures and other factors such as the qualification, availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the resulting effects on sales and pricing of our products; -- the timing of customer-industry qualification and certification of our products and the risks of non-qualification or non-certification; -- the availability and pricing of third party semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity and raw materials; -- fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; -- the risks of producing products with new suppliers and at new fabrication and assembly facilities; -- the effects of natural disasters, public health emergencies, international conflicts and other events beyond our control; and -- the level of orders received that can be shipped in a fiscal quarter.
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss the foregoing risks as well as other important risk factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of this date. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.
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