NOTES TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
To supplement our financial results on a GAAP basis, we use non-GAAP measures indicated in the tables which we believe provide a more comprehensive understanding of the various factors and trends that affect our business. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional and useful way to understand our business. Our non-GAAP financial measures are not intended as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments based on the following items:
- Stock-based compensation expense.
Stock-based compensation expense relates primarily to equity awards such as stock options and restricted stock units. Stock-based compensation is a non-cash expense that varies in amount from period to period and may be dependent on market forces.
- Restructuring expense.
Restructuring charges primarily relate to activities taken by management to make changes to its infrastructure in an effort to reduce costs. Restructuring charges are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures as they are not considered core activities and have not historically occurred.
- Acquisition-related compensation charge.
As a result of the acquisition of Helix Semiconductor, the Company is required to pay compensation expense, which is contingent on the employment retention of certain key employees established in accordance with the terms of the acquisition.
- Amortization of acquired intangible assets.
Amortization of acquired intangible assets consists of the amortization of assets acquired in the acquisition of Helix Semiconductor and ChipX and the merger with Lumera Corporation, such as customer relationships, backlog, existing technology, and patents.
- Gain on sale of assets
In February 2009 we sold certain assets acquired in connection with the Lumera acquisition for $300,000 and recognized a gain on the entire amount and is excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures as it is not reflective of our ongoing business.
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