Lam Research Corporation
LAM RESEARCH CORP (Form: 10-K, Received: 09/10/2004 12:45:18)    
 
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

(MARK ONE)

[X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended June 27, 2004

OR

[     ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934  

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM                     TO                    

Commission file number 0-12933

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
     
Delaware   94-2634797
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

4650 Cushing Parkway
Fremont, California 94538

(Address of Principal Executive Offices including Zip Code)
(510) 572-0200
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
Common Stock, Par Value $0.001 Per Share
(Title of Class)

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [   ]

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K, or any amendment to this Form 10-K. [   ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes [X] No [   ]

The aggregate market value of the Registrant’s Common Stock, $0.001 par value, held by non-affiliates of the Registrant, as of December 28, 2003, the last business day of the second fiscal quarter was $2,833,407,363. Common Stock held by each officer and director and by each person who owns 5% or more of the outstanding Common Stock has been excluded from this computation in that such persons may be deemed to be affiliates. This determination of affiliate status is not necessarily a conclusive determination of such status for other purposes.

As of August 29, 2004, the Registrant had 135,517,692 outstanding shares of Common Stock.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Parts of Registrant’s Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on November 4, 2004 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K Report. (The Report of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and the Comparative Stock Performance graph of the Registrant’s Proxy Statement are expressly not incorporated by reference herein.)

 


LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
2004 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

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  Business     2  
  Properties     10  
  Legal Proceedings     10  
  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders     10  
           
  Market for the Registrant’s Common Stock and Related Stockholder Matters     10  
  Selected Consolidated Financial Data     11  
  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     15  
  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk     41  
  Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Data     42  
  Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure     42  
  Controls and Procedures     42  
           
  Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant     42  
  Executive Compensation     42  
  Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters     42  
  Certain Relationships and Related Transactions     42  
  Principal Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm Fees and Services     43  
           
  Exhibits, Consolidated Financial Statement Schedules, and Reports on Form 8-K     44  
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  EXHIBIT 10.97
  EXHIBIT 10.98
  EXHIBIT 10.99
  EXHIBIT 21
  EXHIBIT 23.1
  EXHIBIT 31.1
  EXHIBIT 31.2
  EXHIBIT 32.1
  EXHIBIT 32.2

 


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PART I

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

      With the exception of historical facts, the statements contained in this discussion are forward-looking statements, which are subject to the Safe Harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that relate to our future revenue, changing customer requirements, product development, demand, acceptance and market share, competitiveness, gross margins, levels of research and development (R&D), outsourcing plans and operating expenses, our management’s plans and objectives for our current and future operations, the effects of our restructurings and consolidation of operations and facilities, our ability to complete contemplated restructurings or consolidations on time or within anticipated costs, the levels of customer spending or R&D activities, general economic conditions, and the sufficiency of financial resources to support future operations and capital expenditures. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect, including those discussed below and under the heading “Risk Factors” within the section of this report entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and other documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission such as our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our current reports on Form 8-K . Such risks, uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed herein and in ways not readily foreseeable. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof and of information currently and reasonably known. We undertake no obligation to release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or circumstances which occur after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence or effect of anticipated or unanticipated events. All references to fiscal years apply to our fiscal years, which ended June 27, 2004, June 29, 2003, and June 30, 2002.

 

Item 1. Business

     Lam Research Corporation (Lam or the Company), a Delaware corporation, was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California. The mailing address for our principal executive offices is 4650 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, California 94538, and our telephone number is (510) 572-0200. Additional information about Lam is available on our web site at http://www.lamrc.com. Our Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q, and Forms 8-K are available online at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) web site on the Internet. The address of that site is http://www.sec.gov. We also make available free of charge the Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q, and Forms 8-K and any amendments to those reports on our corporate web site at http://www.lamrc.com as soon as reasonably possible after we file them with or furnish them to the SEC.

     We design, manufacture, market, and service semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits and are recognized as a major supplier of such equipment to the worldwide semiconductor industry. Semiconductor wafers are subjected to a complex series of process steps that result in the simultaneous creation of many individual integrated circuits. Our products selectively remove portions of various films from the wafer to create semiconductors. We leverage our expertise in these areas to develop intellectual property (IP) for integrated processing solutions.

     Etch processes, which are repeated numerous times during the wafer fabrication cycle, are required to manufacture every type of semiconductor device produced today. To etch devices designed at current and future technology nodes, our etch systems employ Lam’s TCP™ high density and Dual Frequency Confined™ (DFC™) medium density plasma sources.

     In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, we decided to cease further investment in chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) systems development. This decision was based on the conclusion that the product did not demonstrate sufficient advantages to garner the market share necessary for adequate returns on further investment.

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Etch Process

     The etch process defines linewidths and other microscopic and sub-microscopic features on integrated circuits. Plasma etching was developed to meet the demand for device geometries smaller than 3 microns. Plasma consists of charged and neutral species that react with exposed portions of the wafer surface to remove dielectric, metal, or polysilicon material and produce the finely delineated features and patterns of an integrated circuit.

     Advanced integrated circuit manufacturing requires etch systems capable of creating 130/110 nm features for current-generation products and below 110 nm for future semiconductor products. At this time, the technology node transition accompanies a conversion from aluminum to copper conductive lines to enhance device speeds and the implementation of more fragile insulating dielectric materials (low k and porous low k). In addition to these changes, advanced manufacturing facilities are now producing integrated circuits on 300 mm (12 inch) silicon wafers while other facilities use wafer diameters of 200 mm (8 inch) and smaller. Semiconductor manufacturers will continue to require more precise control over the etching process in order to accommodate these decreasing linewidths and increasing wafer diameters. One clear focus for the differentiation of Lam’s products and services from those of our competitors will be the extent to which we can meet these changing process control requirements.

     Our etch products and services are defined around the Alliance ® and 2300™ Etch Series platforms.

Dielectric Etch Products

      Exelan ® , Exelan High Performance, Exelan HPT, and 2300 Exelan Systems. The Exelan family of products utilizes Lam’s patented DFC technology to create smaller feature sizes and mixes sequential etch process steps in the same chamber. These integrated capabilities developed by Lam improve productivity and lower the cost of ownership for our customers. Exelan was introduced in July 1999 to define the structures required for manufacturing copper conductive lines in semiconductors utilizing traditional insulating dielectric films. Exelan High Performance, introduced in 2001, extends Exelan’s capabilities for etching newer low k insulating dielectric films. Exelan HPT, introduced early in 2002, targets sub-130 nm geometries. The 2300 Exelan family of products addresses process requirements to sub-65 nm for 200 mm and 300 mm wafer sizes.

Conductor Etch Products

      TCP ® 9400 and TCP ® 9600 Series and 2300 Versys ® Series Systems. The first TCP products were introduced in late 1992. They use Lam’s patented Transformer Coupled Plasma™ source technology, a high-density, low-pressure plasma source that can etch features well below 110 nm. For 200 mm wafer sizes, we offer the TCP ® 9400PTX and TCP ® 9400DFM for silicon etch applications and the TCP ® 9600PTX and TCP ® 9600DFM for metal etch applications. These systems are used in the production of a broad range of advanced logic and memory devices with feature sizes down to 130/110 nm.

     The 2300 Versys system for etching silicon and metal films employs a scaled design of TCP technology to address leading-edge device structure requirements. The 2300 Versys system has the capability to process 200 or 300 mm wafer sizes. The 2300 Versys Star™ silicon etch system enables sequential step tuning of gas flow and wafer temperature, which provides the critical dimension uniformity required for sub-65 nm geometries.

     Lam 2300 compatible process chambers can be converted within our customers’ facilities from 200 mm to 300 mm, which has the advantage of providing customers with greater flexibility and lower costs. This capability, combined with an overall system footprint comparable to 200 mm systems, allows semiconductor manufacturers to develop integrated circuits using 200 mm wafers instead of expensive 300 mm wafers and later scale up to 300 mm wafer processing.

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Clean Products

      Synergy cleaning products. Synergy products combine DSS™ technology and Chemical Mechanical Cleaning™ (CMC™) technology to perform mechanical and chemical cleaning in a single-step process. The Synergy Integra™ incorporates Synergy’s cleaning technology with a platform that can be integrated with other suppliers’ CMP systems. Certain integrated systems in the industry are the result of development relationships between Lam and CMP suppliers. The Synergy standalone clean system is used to clean wafers both before and after a range of semiconductor processing steps.

     2300, Chemical Mechanical Cleaning, CMC, DFC, Dual Frequency Confined, Synergy, Synergy Integra, TCP, Transformer Coupled Plasma, and Versys Star are trademarks of Lam Research Corporation. Alliance, DSS, Exelan, the Lam logo, Lam Research, TCP ® 9400, TCP ® 9400DFM, TCP ® 9400PTX, TCP ® 9600, TCP ® 9600DFM, TCP ® 9600PTX, and Versys are registered trademarks of Lam Research Corporation.

Research and Development

     The market for semiconductor capital equipment is characterized by rapid technological change and product innovation. Our ability to maintain competitive advantage depends in part on our continued and timely development of new products and enhancements to existing products. Accordingly, we devote a significant portion of our personnel and financial resources to R&D programs and seek to maintain close and responsive relationships with our customers and suppliers.

     Our R&D expenses during fiscal 2004, 2003, and 2002 were $170.5 million, $160.5 million, and $179.2 million, or 18.2%, 21.3%, and 19.0% of total revenue, respectively. Expenditures are targeted at continued development of advanced etch applications and enhancements to our existing products, including developing the technology necessary to support our customers’ transition to smaller feature sizes, new insulating materials, copper-based devices, and 300-mm wafers.

     We expect to continue to make substantial investments in R&D to meet our customers’ product needs and enhance our competitive position.

Marketing, Sales, and Service

     Our marketing and sales efforts are focused on building long-term relationships with our customers. These efforts are supported by a team of product marketing and sales professionals as well as equipment and process engineers that work closely with individual customers to develop solutions to their processing needs. We maintain ongoing support relationships with our customers and have an extensive network of field service personnel in place throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific. We believe that comprehensive support programs and close working relationships with customers are essential to maintaining high customer satisfaction and our competitiveness in the marketplace. We have 37 sales and support locations around the world, through which technical personnel sell and/or service our products.

     We offer standard warranties for our systems that generally run for a period of 12 months from system acceptance, not to exceed 14 months from shipment of the system to the customer. The warranty provides that systems shall be free from defects in material and workmanship and conform to our published specifications. The warranty is limited to repair of the defect or replacement with new or like-new equivalent goods and is valid when the buyer provides prompt notification within the warranty period of the claimed defect or non-conformity and also makes the items available for inspection and repair. We also make extended warranty packages available for our customers to purchase as desired.

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Export Sales

     A significant portion of our sales and operations occur outside the United States and, therefore, may be subject to certain risks, including tariffs and other barriers, difficulties in staffing and managing non-U.S. operations, adverse tax consequences, exchange rate fluctuations, and difficulties in accounts receivable collection. There can be no assurance that any of these factors will not have a material adverse effect on our business, financial position, and results of operations and cash flows.

Customers

     Our customers include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers. Increasingly, customers have established joint ventures, alliances and technology licensing arrangements, which has potential to positively and negatively impact our competitive position. In fiscal year 2004, revenues, on a standalone basis, from ST Microelectronics accounted for approximately 15% of total revenues, and, in fiscal year 2003, revenues from Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., accounted for approximately 15% of total revenues. No individual customer accounted for more than 10% of our total revenue in fiscal 2002.

     A material reduction in orders from our customers in the semiconductor industry could adversely affect our results of operations and projected financial condition. Our business depends upon the expenditures of semiconductor manufacturers, which in turn depend on the current and anticipated market demand for integrated circuits and the availability of equipment capacity to support that demand.

Backlog

     Company unshipped orders backlog, at any point in time, includes orders for systems, spares, and services where written customer requests have been accepted and the delivery of products or provision of services is anticipated within the next 12 months. Our policy is to make adjustments to our backlog to reflect, among other things, customer delivery date changes as well as order cancellations. We schedule production of our systems based upon purchase orders in backlog and our customers’ delivery requirements. Included in our systems backlog are orders for which written requests have been accepted, prices have been agreed upon, and shipment of systems is expected within one year. The spares and services backlog includes customer orders for products that have not yet shipped and for services that have not yet been provided. Where specific spare parts and customer service purchase contracts do not contain discrete delivery dates, we use volume estimates at the contract price and over the contract period, not exceeding 12 months, in calculating backlog amounts.

     As of June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003, our backlog was approximately $403 million and $239 million, respectively. Generally, orders for our products and services are subject to cancellation by our customers with limited penalties. Because some orders are received for shipments in the same quarter and due to possible customer changes in delivery dates and cancellations of orders, our backlog at any particular date is not necessarily indicative of business volumes or actual revenue levels for succeeding periods.

Manufacturing

     Our manufacturing operations consist mainly of assembling and testing components, sub-assemblies, and modules that are then integrated into finished systems prior to shipment to our customers. Most of the assembly and testing of our products is conducted in cleanroom environments.

     Starting in fiscal 2002, we entered into agreements with third parties to outsource certain elements of our manufacturing, production warehousing, and logistics functions. We continue to believe that entering into these outsourcing contracts provides us more flexibility to scale our operations up or down in a more timely and cost effective manner, enabling us to respond to the cyclical nature of our business. We believe that we have selected reputable providers and are securing their performance on terms documented in written contracts. However, it is possible that one or more of these providers could fail to perform as we expect, and such failure could have an adverse impact on our business. In addition, the expanded role of outsource providers has required us to implement changes to our existing supply chain management functions, including the adoption of new procedures to effectively manage performance risk. We believe that we have implemented adequate oversight procedures. Even so, any delay or failure in the implementation of our operational changes could adversely affect our customer relationships and

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have a negative effect on our operating results and financial condition. Refer to Note 15 of our Consolidated Financial Statements, included in Item 8 herein, for further information concerning our outsourcing commitments.

     As is often the case in the high technology industry, due to limited availability of suppliers of certain proprietary or patented technologies, a minority of the components and subassemblies included in our products are only obtained from a single supplier. We believe that, in many cases, alternative sources could be obtained and qualified to supply these products. Nevertheless, a prolonged inability to obtain certain components could have an adverse short-term effect on our operating results and could unfavorably impact our customer relationships.

Environmental Matters

     We are subject to a variety of governmental regulations related to the management of hazardous materials. We are currently not aware of any pending notices of violation, fines, lawsuits, or investigations arising from environmental matters that would have any material effect on our business. We believe that we are in general compliance with these regulations and that we have obtained (or will obtain or are otherwise addressing) all necessary environmental permits to conduct our business. Nevertheless, the failure to comply with present or future regulations could result in fines being imposed on us, suspension of production, and cessation of our operations or reduction in our customers’ acceptance of our products. These regulations could require us to alter our current operations, to acquire significant equipment, or to incur substantial other expenses to comply with environmental regulations. Our failure to control the use, sale, transport or disposal of hazardous substances could subject us to future liabilities.

Employees

     As of August 29, 2004, we had approximately 2,200 regular full-time employees.

     Each of our employees signs an agreement to maintain the confidentiality of our proprietary information, and most of our employees have Lam stock or stock option arrangements with us that generally provide for the vesting of their options over multiple years.

     In the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industries, competition for highly skilled employees is intense. Our future success depends to a significant extent upon our continued ability to attract and retain qualified employees, particularly in the R&D and customer support functions. We continue to believe that the ability to offer compensation in the form of stock options or similar plans is an important component of our employee retention programs.

Competition

     The semiconductor capital equipment industry is characterized by rapid change and is highly competitive throughout the world. In order to compete effectively, we must invest significant financial resources to continue to strengthen and enhance our product and services portfolio and to maintain customer service and support locations globally. Semiconductor manufacturers evaluate capital equipment suppliers in many areas, including, but not limited to, process performance, productivity, customer support, defect control, and overall cost of ownership, which can be affected by many factors such as equipment design, reliability, software automation, etc. Our ability to succeed in the marketplace will depend upon our ability to introduce product enhancements and new products on a timely basis. In addition, semiconductor manufacturers must make a substantial investment to qualify and integrate new capital equipment into a semiconductor production line. As a result, once a semiconductor manufacturer has selected a particular supplier’s equipment and qualified it for production, the manufacturer generally maintains that selection for that specific production application. Accordingly, we may experience difficulty in selling to a given customer if that customer has qualified a competitor’s equipment.

     We face significant competition with all of our products. Certain of our existing and potential competitors have substantially greater financial resources and more extensive engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and customer service and support organizations. We expect our competitors to continue to improve the design and performance of their current products and processes and to introduce new products and processes with enhanced price performance characteristics. If our competitors make acquisitions or enter into strategic relationships with leading semiconductor manufacturers covering etch or products similar to those we sell, our ability to sell our products to those customers

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could be adversely affected. There can be no assurance that we will continue to compete successfully in the future. Our primary competitors in the etch market are Tokyo Electron Limited and Applied Materials Inc.

Patents and Licenses

     Our policy is to seek patents on inventions relating to new or enhanced products and processes developed as part of our ongoing research, engineering, manufacturing, and support activities. We currently hold a number of United States and foreign patents covering various aspects of our products and processes. We believe that the duration of our patents generally exceeds the useful life of the technologies and processes disclosed and claimed therein. Our patents, which cover material aspects of our past and present core products, have current durations ranging from approximately 5 to 17 years. We believe that, although the patents we own and may obtain in the future will be of value, they will not alone determine our success, which depends principally upon our engineering, marketing, support, and delivery skills. However, in the absence of patent protection, we may be vulnerable to competitors who attempt to imitate our products, manufacturing techniques, and processes. In addition, other companies and inventors may receive patents that contain claims applicable or similar to our products and processes. The sale of products covered by patents of others could require licenses that may not be available on acceptable terms, or at all.

     From time to time, we have received notices from third parties alleging infringement of such parties’ patent or other intellectual property rights by our products. In such cases, it is our policy to defend the claims, or if considered appropriate, negotiate licenses on commercially reasonable terms. However, no assurance can be given that we will be able, in the future, to negotiate necessary licenses on commercially reasonable terms, or at all, or that any litigation resulting from such claims would not have a material adverse effect on our business and financial results. For further discussion of legal matters, see Item 3, “Legal Proceedings,” of this Form 10-K.

Other Cautionary Statements

     See the discussion of risks in the section of this report entitled Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE COMPANY

     As of September 9, 2004, the executive officers of Lam, who are elected by and serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors, were as follows:

                 
Name       Age   Title
James W. Bagley
        65     Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
               
Stephen G. Newberry
        50     President and Chief Operating Officer
 
               
Martin B. Anstice
        37     Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer
 
               
Nicolas J. Bright
        48     Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Products
 
               
Steven A. Lindsay
        65     Group Vice President, Global Sales and Corporate Marketing
 
               
Ernest E. Maddock
        46     Group Vice President, Global Operations
 
               
Abdi Hariri
        43     Vice President, Customer Support Business Group

     James W. Bagley became Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Lam upon consummation of the merger with OnTrak Systems, Inc., in 1997. Effective September 1, 1998, Mr. Bagley was appointed Chairman of the Board of Lam. Mr. Bagley currently is a director of Teradyne, Inc. and Micron Technology, Inc. From June 1996 to August 1997, Mr. Bagley served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of OnTrak Systems, Inc. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Applied Materials, Inc., where he also served in other senior executive positions during his 15-year tenure. Mr. Bagley held various management positions at Texas Instruments, Inc., before he joined Applied Materials, Inc.

     Stephen G. Newberry joined the Company in August 1997 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In July 1998, Mr. Newberry was promoted to President of Lam. Mr. Newberry currently is a director on the board of Nextest Systems Corporation and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute (SEMI), the industry’s trade association. Previously, he was employed by Applied Materials, Inc. for 17 years, most recently as Group Vice President of Global Operations and Planning. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Newberry served as Vice President of Applied Materials Japan and was responsible for customer service, engineering and manufacturing activities in that region. Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Newberry served in a variety of executive management positions at Applied Materials, Inc.

     Martin B. Anstice joined Lam in April 2001 as Senior Director, Operations Controller, was promoted to the position of Managing Director and Corporate Controller in May 2002, and was promoted to Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer in June 2004. Mr. Anstice began his career at Raychem Corporation where, during his 13-year tenure, he held numerous finance roles of increasing responsibility in Europe and North America. Subsequent to Tyco International’s acquisition of Raychem in 1999, he assumed responsibilities supporting mergers and acquisition activities of Tyco Electronics. Mr. Anstice is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom.

     Nicolas J. Bright joined the Company in May 1998 as Vice President of Technology and Engineering. He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Products. Prior to joining Lam, Mr. Bright was employed by Applied Materials, Inc. During his 16-year tenure at that firm, Mr. Bright held senior management positions in engineering and technology within etch, ion implant, and automation business units. He has also held positions at General Electric Co. in the United Kingdom and ABB in Sweden. Mr. Bright holds numerous patents in semiconductor manufacturing disciplines.

     Steven A. Lindsay, Group Vice President of Global Sales and Corporate Marketing since November 2001, joined the Company in September 1999 as Vice President of Corporate Marketing. Previously, Mr. Lindsay was employed by Applied Materials, Inc., where, during his 22-year tenure, he held numerous senior management positions in sales and marketing. Most recently, he was President, Applied Materials North America and Group Vice President, Applied Materials, Inc. He has also held sales management positions at Fairchild Semiconductor and ITT Semiconductor.

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     Ernest E. Maddock, Group Vice President of Global Operations since October 2003, currently oversees Global Operations, Information Technology, Global Security, Corporate Quality, and Facilities. Mr. Maddock joined the Company in November 1997. Mr. Maddock’s previously held positions with the Company include Vice President of the Customer Support Business Group. Prior to his employment with Lam, he was Managing Director, Global Logistics and Repair Services Operations, and Chief Financial Officer, Software Products Division, of NCR Corporation. He has also held a variety of executive roles in finance and operations in several industries ranging from commercial real estate to telecommunications.

     Abdi Hariri, Vice President of the Customer Support Business Group since August 2004, joined the Company in April 1989 and has served in a number of different assignments with the Field and Product Groups. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Hariri served as the General Manager of Lam Japan for approximately 18 months. His experience prior to his appointment in Japan included over thirteen years at the Company with various responsibilities, including global business development and engineering. Prior to his employment at Lam, Mr. Hariri served as a Process Engineer at Siliconix, Inc. He holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

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Item 2. Properties

     Our executive offices and principal operating and R&D facilities are located in Fremont, California, and are under operating leases expiring from 2005 to 2008. As a result of the restructuring of our operations, we have subleased some of our idle facilities, (refer to Note 15 of our Consolidated Financial Statements, included in Item 8 herein, for further information concerning our property leases). In addition, we lease properties for our service, technical support and sales personnel throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific. Our fiscal 2004 rental payments for the space occupied during that period aggregated approximately $6.2 million. Our facilities lease obligations are subject to periodic increases, and we believe that our existing facilities are well maintained and in good operating condition.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

     From time to time, we have received notices from third parties alleging infringement of such parties’ patent or other intellectual property rights by our products. In such cases it is our policy to defend the claims, or if considered appropriate, negotiate licenses on commercially reasonable terms. However, no assurance can be given that we will be able to negotiate necessary licenses on commercially reasonable terms, or at all, or that any litigation resulting from such claims would not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, liquidity, operating results, or our consolidated financial statements taken as a whole.

 

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

None.

 

PART II

Item 5. Market for the Registrant’s Common Stock and Related Stockholder Matters

     The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from Item 6, “Selected Consolidated Financial Data,” below.

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Item 6. Selected Consolidated Financial Data

                                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,   June 24,   June 25,
    2004
  2003
  2002
  2001
  2000
    (in thousands, except per share data)
OPERATIONS:
                                       
Total revenue(1)
  $ 935,946     $ 755,234     $ 943,114     $ 1,519,789     $ 1,230,767  
Gross margin
    431,049       303,829       266,089       653,479       541,855  
Restructuring charges, net(2)
    8,327       15,901       44,850       12,780       (33,691 )
Purchased technology for research and development
                      8,000       7,460  
Operating income (loss)
    106,180       (5,385 )     (119,838 )     186,532       229,842  
Loss on equity derivative contracts in Company stock (EITF 00-19)
          (16,407 )     (8,236 )            
Income (loss) before cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles
    82,988       (7,739 )     (90,051 )     141,137       204,756  
Cumulative effect of EITF 00-19(3)
                      33,074        
Cumulative effect of SAB 101, net of tax(4)
                      (122,105 )      
Net income (loss)
    82,988       (7,739 )     (90,051 )     52,106       204,756  
Net income (loss) per share:
                                       
Income (loss) before cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles
                                       
Basic
  $ 0.63     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )   $ 1.14     $ 1.69  
Diluted
  $ 0.59     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )   $ 1.07     $ 1.53  
Cumulative effect of EITF 00-19(3)
                                       
Basic
                    $ 0.27        
Diluted
                    $ 0.25        
Cumulative effect of SAB 101, net of tax(4)
                                       
Basic
                    $ (0.99 )      
Diluted
                    $ (0.92 )      
Net income (loss)
                                       
Basic
  $ 0.63     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )   $ 0.42     $ 1.69  
Diluted(5)
  $ 0.59     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )   $ 0.39     $ 1.53  
Pro forma amounts with the change in accounting principle related to revenue recognition applied retroactively (unaudited):
                                       
Total revenues
    n/a       n/a       n/a     $ 1,519,789     $ 1,009,006  
Net income (loss)
    n/a       n/a       n/a       174,211       108,133  
Net income (loss) per share:
                                       
Basic
    n/a       n/a       n/a     $ 1.41     $ 0.89  
Diluted
    n/a       n/a       n/a     $ 1.32     $ 0.81  
BALANCE SHEET:
                                       
Working capital
  $ 519,782     $ 655,794     $ 757,880     $ 1,076,922     $ 733,579  
Total assets
    1,198,626       1,198,275       1,632,291       1,871,775       1,244,837  
Long-term obligations, less current portion
    9,554       332,209       359,691       659,718       321,657  


(1) We changed our revenue recognition policy in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, effective June 26, 2000, based on guidance provided in Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 101 (SAB 101), “Revenue Recognition in Financial Statements.” Refer to our discussion of “Critical Accounting Policies” for additional information about our revenue recognition policy and see item (4) below.

(2) Restructuring charges, net exclude restructuring charges (recoveries) included in cost of goods sold and reflected in gross margin of ($1.7) million, ($1.0) million, $5.9 million, $4.0 million and ($2.2) million, for fiscal years 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, and 2000, respectively. These amounts primarily relate to the write-off of selected, older product line inventories in connection with our restructuring plans and the partial recovery of the charges from the subsequent sale of a portion of such inventories. These restructuring charges/(recoveries) are included as a component of cost of goods sold in accordance with Emerging Issues Task Force 96-9, “Classification of Inventory Markdowns and Other Costs Associated with a Restructuring” (EITF 96-9).

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(3) We recorded a non-cash gain of $33.1 million (no related tax), or $0.25 per diluted share, to reflect the cumulative effect of the accounting change as of June 24, 2001 related to the adoption of Emerging Issues Task Force 00-19, “Derivative Financial Instruments Indexed to, and Potentially Settled in, a Company’s Own Stock” (EITF 00-19).

(4) We recorded a non-cash charge of $122.1 million, after reduction for income tax benefits of $81.4 million, or ($0.92) per diluted share, to reflect the cumulative effect of the accounting change as of June 26, 2000 related to the adoption of SAB 101.

(5) Diluted net income per share for the fiscal year ended June 27, 2004 includes the assumed conversion of the convertible subordinated 4% notes. Accordingly, interest expense, net of taxes, of $3.2 million must be added back to net income for computing diluted net earnings per share.

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UNAUDITED SELECTED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA

                                 
    1ST
  2ND
  3RD
  4TH
    (in thousands, except per share data)
QUARTERLY FISCAL 2004:
                               
Total revenue
  $ 183,738     $ 191,508     $ 231,128     $ 329,572  
Gross margin
    78,518       87,215       106,113       159,203  
Restructuring charges, net(1)
    1,062       5,948       1,317        
Operating income
    4,937       8,048       24,664       68,531  
Net income
    4,786       6,391       19,156       52,655  
Net income per share
                               
Basic
  $ 0.04     $ 0.05     $ 0.14     $ 0.39  
Diluted
  $ 0.04     $ 0.05     $ 0.13     $ 0.38  
Price range per share
  $ 17.59-$26.76     $ 22.15-$33.83     $ 22.52-$35.50     $ 20.91-$27.50  
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
                               
Basic
    128,351       131,020       133,251       134,414  
Diluted(2)
    134,886       139,658       147,365       139,820  
                                 
    1ST
  2ND
  3RD
  4TH
    (in thousands, except per share data)
QUARTERLY FISCAL 2003:
                               
Total revenue
  $ 197,520     $ 184,569     $ 187,059     $ 186,086  
Gross margin
    78,994       72,490       75,221       77,124  
Restructuring charges, net(1)
          2,053       4,043       9,805  
Operating income (loss)
    4,253       (1,017 )     (1,048 )     (7,573 )
Loss on equity derivative contracts in Company stock
    (16,407 )                  
Net income (loss)
    (13,714 )     1,479       797       3,699  
Net income (loss) per share
                               
Basic
  $ (0.11 )   $ 0.01     $ 0.01     $ 0.03  
Diluted
  $ (0.11 )   $ 0.01     $ 0.01     $ 0.03  
Price range per share
  $ 8.61-$18.60     $ 6.63-$17.31     $ 10.70-$14.38     $ 10.77-$20.20  
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
                               
Basic
    126,931       125,411       125,988       126,872  
Diluted
    126,931       128,537       129,550       131,420  


(1)   Restructuring charges, net exclude restructuring recoveries included in cost of goods sold and reflected in gross margin of ($1.7) million and ($1.0) million, for the years ended June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003, respectively. These amounts relate to the write-off of selected, older product line inventories in connection with our restructuring plans and the partial recovery of these charges from the subsequent sale of a portion of such inventories. The restructuring recoveries are included as a component of cost of goods sold in accordance with EITF 96-9.
 
(2)   Diluted net income per share for the third fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2004 includes the assumed conversion of the convertible subordinated 4% notes. Accordingly, interest expense, net of taxes, of $0.4 million must be added back to net income for computing diluted net earnings per share.

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Stock and Dividend Information:

     Our Common Stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol LRCX. The price range per share is the highest and lowest bid prices, as reported by the National Association of Security Dealers, Inc., on any trading day during the respective quarter.

     As of August 29, 2004, we had 542 stockholders of record.

     In fiscal 2004 and 2003 we did not declare or pay cash dividends to our stockholders. We currently have no plans to declare and pay cash dividends.

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

      The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including but not limited to those discussed in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (See “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in Part I of this Annual Report on Form 10-K).  

Results of Operations

     Lam Research Corporation (Lam or the Company) is a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the world’s semiconductor industry. We actively market and sell product offerings that include single-wafer plasma etch systems with a wide range of applications, wafer cleaning systems, and an array of services designed to optimize the utilization of these systems by our customers.

     The semiconductor industry is cyclical in nature and has historically experienced periodic downturns and upturns. Over the past three business cycles, the severity of these fluctuations has increased, and today’s leading indicators of changes in customer investment patterns may not be any more reliable than in prior years. Demand for our equipment can vary significantly from period to period as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, economic conditions, supply, demand, and prices for semiconductors, customer capacity requirements, and our ability to develop and market competitive products. For these and other reasons, our results of operations for fiscal 2004, 2003, and 2002 may not necessarily be indicative of future operating results.

     Strengthening demand that we had noted early in fiscal 2004 and our belief that we are gaining market share manifested themselves in the progression of our quarterly revenues. We have continued to focus on our systems and service competitiveness and the implementation of strategies aimed at achieving a more variable cost structure. These efforts, combined with higher volumes, are illustrated by gross margin improvements year over year, including both fiscal 2004 and fiscal 2003.

     In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, we decided to cease further investment in CMP systems development. This decision was based on the conclusion that the product did not demonstrate sufficient advantages to garner the market share necessary for adequate returns on further investment.

     Also during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, we repaid in full our convertible subordinated 4% notes (4% Notes), two years prior to maturity, and we settled our interest rate swap agreement (the swap) which had been used to minimize the impact of interest rate exposure associated with our fixed rate 4% Notes.

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     We continue to invest significantly in research and development to strengthen our product and service offerings and competitive position. Increases in operating expenses during fiscal 2004 were primarily due to a growth in salary and benefits costs, a result of planned increases of employee compensation to competitive levels and incentive-based benefits triggered by higher profits. In addition, spending increased during fiscal 2004 for discretionary information technology projects designed to contribute to productivity improvements across the Company. These costs have been partially offset by a decrease in facilities-related expenses as a result of infrastructure rationalization and  
consolidation.

Total Revenue

                                         
    Year Ended
  Percent Change
        2004   2003
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,   versus   versus
    2004
  2003
  2002
  2003
  2002
            (in thousands)                        
Revenue
  $ 935,946     $ 755,234     $ 943,114       23.9 %     (19.9 %)

     The increase in revenues for fiscal year 2004 compared to the prior year is reflective of a market environment that has improved, evidenced by expanded levels of capital investments by semiconductor manufacturers. Signs of improvement in demand for wafer processing equipment, noted early in 2004, continued through the year. These improvements in demand as well as our belief of market share gains are evidenced by the progression of our quarterly revenues. The overall increase in our revenues is influenced by increased demand, system installation cycles and customer acceptances. Our current estimate for revenues for the September 2004 quarter is approximately $400 to $415 million.

     The decrease in revenue for fiscal year 2003 compared to fiscal year 2002 reflected our customers’ response to excess capacity in the semiconductor industry, which was significantly influenced by the retrenchment of the global economy and levels of end-user demand for products servicing telecommunications, computer, and consumer electronics markets. Semiconductor manufacturers selectively invested in leading-edge technology equipment through fiscal 2003. Overall, demand remained relatively flat during fiscal 2003.

     Based on the guidance provided by Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 101 (SAB 101), “Revenue Recognition in Financial Statements”, as amended by Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 104 (SAB 104), “Revenue Recognition”, we generally recognize new systems revenue when we receive customer acceptance or are otherwise released from our customer acceptance obligations. Refer to our discussion of “Critical Accounting Policies” within this document for additional information about our revenue recognition policy. Where customer acceptance provisions exist, the fiscal period in which we are able to recognize systems revenue is typically determined based on the length of time that our customers require to evaluate the performance of our equipment to agreed standards and specifications. In accordance with SAB 104, in situations with multiple deliverables, revenue is recognized upon the delivery of the separate elements to the customer and when we receive customer acceptance or are otherwise released from our customer acceptance obligations. Consideration from multiple element arrangements is allocated among the separate units based on their relative fair values, provided the elements have value on a stand alone basis, there is objective and reliable evidence of fair value, the arrangement does not include a general right of return relative to the delivered item and delivery or performance of the undelivered item(s) is considered probable and substantially in our control. The maximum revenue recognized on a delivered element is limited to the amount that is not contingent upon the delivery of additional items. On average, revenue recognition for systems normally occurs from two to five months after the date of shipment. Spares and system upgrade revenues are generally recognized on the date of shipment, and service revenues are generally recognized upon performance of the activities requested by the customer, including training and extended warranty support.

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Regional geographic breakdown of revenue is as follows:

                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
North America
    18 %     28 %     29 %
Europe
    19 %     20 %     21 %
Asia Pacific
    52 %     44 %     35 %
Japan
    11 %     8 %     15 %

     The Asia Pacific region has historically accounted for a significant portion of our revenues as a substantial amount of the worldwide capacity for semiconductor manufacturing is located within this region; this trend has continued. The growth in Asia Pacific revenues during fiscal year 2004 predominantly occurred in Taiwan and Singapore. The fiscal 2003 increase in Asia Pacific revenues reflected expanded foundry capabilities and investments by certain of our customers to support the introduction of latest-generation integrated  
circuit manufacturing.

Gross Margin

                                         
    Year Ended
  Percent Change
        2004   2003
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,   versus   versus
    2004
  2003
  2002
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands, except percentages)                
Gross Margin
  $ 431,049     $ 303,829     $ 266,089       41.9 %     14.2 %
Percent of total revenue
    46.1 %     40.2 %     28.2 %                

     We have continued to focus on systems design to achieve more efficient purchasing and installation processes. Our performance is evidenced by six successive quarters’ progression of gross margin as a percent of total revenues. The increase in gross margin as a percent of total revenues of approximately six percentage points in fiscal 2004 compared with fiscal 2003 is primarily due to improved utilization of factory and field resources, expense management programs, and improved sales volumes throughout the year. Fiscal 2004 gross margin includes $2.4 million of asset impairment charges related to our discontinuance of work on CMP systems development as discussed earlier in the introductory paragraph within “Results of Operations” in this section. During fiscal 2004 and fiscal 2003, we recovered and recorded, in cost of goods sold, $1.7 million and $1.0 million, respectively, from unanticipated sales of certain inventories previously written off as part of our September 2001 restructuring.

     We expect that gross margin as a percent of total revenue will be approximately 50% during the September 2004 quarter.

     The primary objectives of our strategy to outsource manufacturing activities included a plan to avoid future fixed cost infrastructure and to achieve a more variable cost structure, by establishing transaction-based pricing agreements with vendors. In addition, we have realized opportunities to achieve lower material and assembly costs through improved systems design and leverage from a more focused supplier base.

     Our restructuring plans, combined with ongoing cost management activities have supported improved utilization rates in our manufacturing and customer support operations, also contributing to the improvement in gross margin as a percentage of revenue in the two most recent fiscal years.

     The manufacturing assembly outsourcing model has required fundamental changes within the supply chain and within our business processes. One objective of this strategy is to minimize certain costs related to holding inventories and managing product lifecycles. In this context, we had incurred incremental excess and obsolete inventory charges of $24.1 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2002, and $5.9 million of inventory restructuring expenses. The charges in fiscal 2002 reflected the known and anticipated impact of the downturn on our business at that point in time. The reduction in excess and obsolete inventory costs in fiscal 2003 reflects more stability in

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quarter-on-quarter business levels during the year and our continued emphasis on the minimization of costs discussed above.

     Approximately 5 percentage points of year-over-year improvement in gross margin as a percentage of revenues for fiscal 2003 reflects the $38.8 million of charges to cost of goods sold related to a patent litigation settlement in fiscal 2002. In the second fiscal quarter of 2002, we signed a final settlement agreement in connection with a patent infringement claim by Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (Varian). We agreed to pay Varian $20.0 million in cash and issued them a warrant to purchase 2,000,000 shares of our common stock with a fair value of $21.5 million. In connection with this settlement, we recorded a charge of $38.8 million in fiscal 2002, and the remaining amount of the settlement, $2.7 million, represented the value of future licensed use of patents we received. The $2.7 million relating to the license was amortized ratably over the subsequent 10 quarters as a charge to cost of goods sold. The $2.7 million license was fully amortized at June 27,  
2004.

Research and Development

                                         
    Year Ended
  Percent Change
        2004   2003
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,   versus   versus
    2004
  2003
  2002
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands, except percentages)                
Research & Development
  $ 170,479     $ 160,493     $ 179,217       6.2 %     (10.4 %)
Percent of total revenue
    18.2 %     21.3 %     19.0 %                

     To better position ourselves competitively, we continue to invest significantly in research and development aiming at strengthening our product and services portfolio via the introduction of next-generation products as well as enhancement of our existing offerings. Approximately 65% of fiscal 2004 systems revenues are derived from products introduced over the previous two years. The decrease in expenses as a percent of total revenues is due to increased sales volumes as our fiscal year 2004 revenue growth was nearly four times our R&D expense growth rate. The growth in spending between fiscal 2004 and fiscal 2003 is primarily due to increases in salary and benefits costs of approximately $10 million, a result of planned increases of employee compensation to competitive levels and incentive-based benefits triggered by higher profits. Approximately $2 million of the overall increase occurred throughout several categories and was due primarily to the increase in business activity. These costs were partially offset by reductions in facilities-related expenses, largely reflected in reduced depreciation costs of roughly $2 million, due to infrastructure rationalization and consolidation. We do not expect that our decision to cease further investment in CMP systems development will have a significant impact on future R&D expense levels.

     Spending in fiscal 2003 decreased compared to fiscal 2002 and included a reduction in employee-related expenses and supplies expenses of approximately $6 million, and lower infrastructure costs, principally reflected in reduced depreciation and amortization of another $6 million. Fiscal 2002 expenses included approximately $5 million related to impairment charges and write-downs in the value of selected laboratory equipment, which was determined to be no longer useful due to technological changes. The increase in R&D expenses as a percentage of revenues in fiscal 2003 compared to fiscal 2002 is the result of the lower sales volume in fiscal 2003.

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Selling, General and Administrative

                                         
    Year Ended
  Percent Change
        2004   2003
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,   versus   versus
    2004
  2003
  2002
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands, except percentages)                
Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A)
  $ 146,063     $ 132,820     $ 161,860       10.0 %     (17.9 %)
Percent of total revenue
    15.6 %     17.6 %     17.2 %                

     Significant increases in profits during fiscal 2004 supported the Company increasing employee compensation in fiscal year 2004 by nearly $12 million; a result of planned increases of employee compensation to competitive levels and incentive-based benefits triggered by higher profits. Also contributing to the fiscal 2004 SG&A expense growth was a rise in outside services of approximately $5 million primarily due to costs incurred for discretionary information technology projects designed to contribute to productivity improvements across the Company. A decrease of approximately $4 million, primarily in depreciation expense, due to infrastructure rationalization and consolidation partially offset the rise in expenses noted above.

     Infrastructure rationalization and consolidation, including reduced facilities, contributed the majority of the annual cost reduction from fiscal 2002 to fiscal 2003. In addition, SG&A expenses in fiscal 2002 included a $4.2 million impairment charge related to the write-down in value of certain demonstration equipment used in sales and marketing activities, which was determined to be no longer useful due to technological changes.

     We expect total operating expenses will be approximately $95 million during the September 2004 quarter.

Restructuring Charges

     We have developed plans and incurred restructuring charges to respond to the high level of volatility and, at times, depressed levels of capital investment by the semiconductor industry. The frequency of our restructuring plans has been driven by the unpredictable and substantial changes in the semiconductor industry as a whole and the market for semiconductor processing equipment in particular. These dynamic changes in the semiconductor industry and our business have required multiple integrated responses, including those activities within our restructuring plans, based on the best information and industry-expert forecasts available at that point in time. Although management makes every attempt to consolidate all known restructuring activities into one plan, the extreme nature of our industry’s business cycles and the rapidly changing forecasting environment places practical limitations on achieving this objective. The implementation of restructuring activities and recognition of their impact in our financial statements does not preclude similar but unrelated actions from being necessary in future periods.

     We systematically review our revenue outlook and forecasts and assess their impact on required employment levels, facilities utilization, and outsourcing activities. Based on these evaluations, our senior management committed to cost reduction and exit activities in the quarters ended March 28, 2004 (the March 2004 Plan), December 28, 2003 (the December 2003 Plan), September 28, 2003 (the September 2003 Plan), June 29, 2003 (the June 2003 Plan), March 30, 2003 (the March 2003 Plan), December 29, 2002 (the December 2002 Plan), December 30, 2001 (the December 2001 Plan), and September 23, 2001 (the September 2001 Plan).

     Prior to the end of each quarter noted above, we initiated the announced restructuring activities and management with the proper level of authority approved specific actions under the respective Plan. Severance packages to potentially impacted employees were communicated in enough detail such that the employees could determine their type and amount of benefit. The termination of the affected employees occurred as soon as practical after the restructuring plans were announced. The amount of remaining future lease payments for facilities we ceased to use and included in the restructuring charges is based on management’s estimates using known prevailing real estate market conditions at that time based, in part, on the opinions of independent real estate experts. Leasehold improvements relating to the vacated buildings were written off, as these items will have no future economic benefit to us and have been abandoned.

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have comparatively greater strategic significance and materiality and may involve exit activities, whereas regular cost containment activities are more tactical in nature and are rarely characterized by formal and integrated action plans or exiting a particular product, facility, or service.

     As of June 27, 2004, the overall restructuring reserve balance consisted of the following:

 
                         
    Severance        
    and        
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Total
    (in thousands)
Fiscal 2004 restructurings
  $ 30     $ 2,077     $ 2,107  
Fiscal 2003 restructurings
    183       6,451       6,634  
Fiscal 2002 restructurings
    389       3,496       3,885  
Pre-fiscal 2002 restructurings
          1,228       1,228  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 602     $ 13,252     $ 13,854  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

     The severance and benefits-related costs are anticipated to be utilized by the end of fiscal year 2005. The facilities balance consists primarily of lease payments on vacated buildings and is expected to be utilized by the end of fiscal year 2010.

Fiscal 2004 Restructuring Activities

     We recorded net restructuring charges during fiscal year 2004 of approximately $6.7 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees of $1.2 million, charges for the present value of remaining lease payments on vacated facilities of $2.8 million, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements of $1.6 million. We also recorded a charge of approximately $1.0 million for the cancellation of a lease agreement related to one of our facilities in Japan and $2.1 million for the write-off of related leasehold improvements. Furthermore, we recognized $1.9 million of additional facilities-related expenses due to changes in estimates of restructuring plans initiated prior to fiscal 2004. Charges during the year were partially offset by recovery of $1.5 million, net, of previously accrued expenses related to the remaining lease payments on vacated facilities in Japan. Additional offsetting items include recovery of $0.7 million due to lower than previously estimated employee severance and benefits costs and $1.7 million of recovered inventory from unanticipated sales to our installed base of certain portions of inventory previously written off as part of our September 2001 restructuring. The inventory recovery was recorded as a credit in cost of goods sold.

     As a result of the fiscal 2004 restructuring activities, we expect quarterly savings, relative to the cost structure immediately preceding the activities, in total expenses of approximately $0.3 million from the March 2004 Plan, $0.7 million from the December 2003 Plan and $0.5 million from the September 2003 Plan. The majority of the savings are expected to be realized within Operating Expenses, mainly Selling, General and Administrative expenses. These estimated savings from the Plans’ discrete actions are primarily related to lower employee payroll, facilities, and depreciation expenses. Actual savings may vary from these forecasts, depending upon future events and circumstances, such as differences in actual sublease income versus estimated amounts. Through June 27, 2004, we believe actual savings from these Plans are largely consistent with original estimated quarterly savings.

March 2004 Plan

     We recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended March 28, 2004 of approximately $3.0 million, consisting of charges for the cancellation of a lease agreement related to one of our facilities in Japan, deemed to be no longer useful to our operations, of $1.0 million, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements of $2.0 million.

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Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the March 2004 Plan:

 
                         
            Abandoned    
            Fixed    
    Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
March 2004 provision
  $ 950     $ 2,088     $ 3,038  
Cash payments
    (950 )           (950 )
Non-cash charges
          (2,088 )     (2,088 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $     $     $  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

December 2003 Plan

     Our December 2003 Plan activities included reducing our workforce by less than 20 employees, primarily in North America and by vacating a facility located in North America deemed to be no longer useful to our operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a range of functions and at different levels of the organization. We recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended December 28, 2003 of approximately $4.2 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements.

Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the December 2003 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
December 2003 provision
  $ 350     $ 2,305     $ 1,514     $ 4,169  
Reversal of restructuring charges
          (18 )           (18 )
Cash payments
    (350 )     (244 )           (594 )
Non-cash charges
                (1,514 )     (1,514 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $     $ 2,043     $     $ 2,043  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

September 2003 Plan

     Our September 2003 Plan activities included reducing our workforce primarily in North America and Europe by approximately 20 people and by vacating selected facilities located in North America and Asia deemed to be no longer necessary to our operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with the majority of the reductions in North America. We recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended September 28, 2003 of approximately $1.2 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, and the write-off of associated leasehold improvements.

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Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the September 2003 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
September 2003 provision
  $ 713     $ 394     $ 123     $ 1,230  
Additional restructuring charges
    48                   48  
Reversal of restructuring charges
    (69 )     (7 )           (76 )
Cash payments
    (662 )     (353 )           (1,015 )
Non-cash charges
                (123 )     (123 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 30     $ 34     $     $ 64  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

Fiscal 2003 Restructuring Activities

     As a result of the fiscal 2003 restructuring activities, we expect quarterly savings, relative to the cost structure immediately preceding the activities, of approximately $1.0 million from the June 2003 Plan, $1.0 million from the March 2003 Plan, and $3.0 million from the December 2002 Plan. The majority of the savings are expected to be realized within Operating Expenses, mainly Selling, General and Administrative expenses. These estimated savings are primarily from lower payroll, facilities, and depreciation expenses. Actual results may vary from those anticipated, depending upon future events and circumstances, such as differences in actual sublease income versus estimated amounts. Through June 27, 2004, we believe realized savings are consistent with original forecasts. However, other factors may significantly influence our future cost structure and, consequently, partially or totally offset savings from these Plans.

June 2003 Plan

     Our June 2003 Plan activities included reducing our workforce in North America, Europe, and Asia by approximately 30 people and by vacating selected sales and administrative facilities located in North America, Europe, and Asia deemed to be no longer required for our operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with the majority of the reductions in North America. We recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended June 29, 2003, of approximately $7.6 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for the present value of remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, a loss on the fair value of a vacated facility and the write-off of related leasehold improvements. In June 2003, a lease covering one of the vacated facilities at our Fremont, California campus was amended, combined, restated, and transferred to a new lessor under a single lease structure. At the time of the amendment, the leased facility’s fair value was less than its original cost by approximately $1.0 million. Accordingly, this amount was recorded as a loss on the fair value of the vacated facility and included in the $6.7 million facility-related restructuring charge.

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     Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the June 2003 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
June 2003 provision
  $ 783     $ 6,656     $ 210     $ 7,649  
Cash payments
    (366 )     (388 )           (754 )
Non-cash charges
                (210 )     (210 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 29, 2003
    417       6,268             6,685  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Cash payments
    (374 )     (847 )           (1,221 )
Reversal of restructuring charges
    (37 )     (2 )           (39 )
Additional restructuring charges
          84             84  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 6     $ 5,503     $     $ 5,509  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

March 2003 Plan

     Our March 2003 Plan activities included reducing our workforce in North America and Europe by approximately 50 people and by vacating selected sales and administrative facilities located in North America deemed to be no longer required for our operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with the majority of the reductions in North America. We recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended March 30, 2003, of approximately $4.7 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements. We recovered $0.3 million during fiscal 2004 due to a change in estimates related to our facilities. Additionally, during fiscal 2004 $0.3 million were recovered due to lower than previously estimated employee severance and benefits costs.

     Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the March 2003 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
March 2003 provision
  $ 1,658     $ 2,913     $ 171     $ 4,742  
Cash payments
    (855 )     (757 )           (1,612 )
Non-cash charges
    (228 )           (171 )     (399 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 29, 2003
    575       2,156             2,731  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Cash payments
    (255 )     (959 )           (1,214 )
Reversal of restructuring charges
    (280 )     (283 )           (563 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 40     $ 914     $     $ 954  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

December 2002 Plan

     Our December 2002 Plan activities included reducing our workforce in North America, Europe, and Asia by approximately 120 employees and by vacating selected sales and administrative facilities located in North America, Europe and Asia deemed to be no longer necessary for our operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with approximately 65% from North America and approximately 35% from Europe and Asia locations. We recorded a restructuring charge of $5.7 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements. During fiscal 2004

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we recovered $0.1 million due to the difference between the costs previously accrued and actual costs to terminate a lease agreement related to a facility in Japan.

Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the December 2002 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
December 2002 provision
  $ 3,257     $ 1,945     $ 474     $ 5,676  
Cash payments
    (3,112 )     (487 )           (3,599 )
Non-cash charges
          (49 )     (474 )     (523 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 29, 2003
    145       1,409             1,554  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Reversal of restructuring charges
          (90 )           (90 )
Cash payments
    (8 )     (1,285 )           (1,293 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 137     $ 34     $     $ 171  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

Fiscal 2002 Restructuring Activities

December 2001 Plan

     During the second fiscal quarter of 2002, our restructuring activities included reducing our workforce by approximately 470 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia, vacating selected administrative and warehouse facilities at our Fremont, California campus deemed to be no longer required for our operations, and the closure of certain offices in Asia. The employees included in the Plan were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels throughout the organization with approximately 80% from North America and approximately 20% from Asia and Europe locations. We recorded a restructuring charge of $33.8 million relating to severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities and the write-off of related leasehold improvements and fixed assets.

     During fiscal 2004, we recorded approximately $0.4 million of additional restructuring charges due to a revision in estimates for one of our vacated facilities and we recovered approximately $1.4 million, net, due to the difference between the costs previously accrued and actual costs to terminate a lease agreement for a facility for which we entered into a lease cancellation agreement during the quarter ended March 28, 2004. During fiscal 2003, we recovered approximately $3.8 million of restructuring charges originally accrued under the December 2001 Plan, $2.1 million for benefits offered that were not utilized by terminated employees and approximately $1.7 million related to a revision to the net amount of lease payments remaining on vacated facilities. In addition, during fiscal 2003, we recorded approximately $3.0 million of additional restructuring charges of which $2.5 million were due to revisions we made in sublease assumptions for two of our vacated buildings in Fremont, California and approximately $0.1 million due to additional facility restoration costs. The remaining $0.4 million of expenses were due to revisions we made in our estimates for employee termination costs

September 2001 Plan

     During the first quarter of fiscal 2002, our restructuring activities included a reduction of approximately 550 employees in North America, Europe and Asia, vacating selected facilities at our Fremont, California campus deemed to be no longer required for our operations and discontinuance of the manufacture of specific products within our etch product lines. The employees were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with approximately 85% from North America and 15% from Europe and Asia locations. We recorded a restructuring charge of $21.0 million which included severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments and write-offs of leasehold improvements on vacated facilities, and inventory write-downs. The inventory charge of approximately $7.6 million related to our decision to discontinue manufacture of specific systems within our etch product lines. We recovered approximately $1.7 million during fiscal year 2004, $1.0 million during fiscal year 2003, and $0.7 million during fiscal year 2002, from

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unanticipated subsequent sales to our installed base of these items. We physically disposed of approximately $1.0 million of this inventory during fiscal 2004 and $2.7 million during fiscal 2003 and 2002.

     During fiscal 2003, approximately $0.9 million was recovered due to lower employee severance and termination costs of $0.6 million and lower than planned expenses for vacated facility leases of $0.3 million. In addition, we recorded additional charges of $0.6 million for the September 2001 Plan based on a revised estimate of the length of time required to sublease one of our vacated buildings in Fremont, California.

     During fiscal 2002, we recovered approximately $1.0 million of the September 2001 Plan charge due to lower than estimated employee termination costs of $0.7 million and lower than planned expenses relating to a vacated facility lease of $0.3 million.

Fiscal 2001 Restructuring Plans

     During the second quarter of fiscal 2003, we completed the remaining elements of our restructuring activities under the June 2001 Plan. A final $1.1 million of restructuring charges was recovered due to lower than estimated  
employee termination costs.

Other Income (Expense), net

     Other income (expense), net, was $4.5 million, ($10.3) million and ($8.2) million in fiscal years 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively, and consisted of the following:

                         
    Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands)
Interest income
  $ 9,915     $ 15,804     $ 31,703  
Loss on equity derivative contracts
          (16,407 )     (8,236 )
Interest expense
    (4,634 )     (6,096 )     (26,185 )
Foreign exchange gain (loss)
    (1,334 )     (272 )     1,982  
Debt issue cost amortization
    (1,593 )     (2,536 )     (3,763 )
Net gain on settlement of swap and retirement of 4% Notes
    4,505              
Equity method investment losses
    (426 )     (777 )     (835 )
Equity method investment impairment
                (2,000 )
Other, net
    (1,963 )     24       (823 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
  $ 4,470     $ (10,260 )   $ (8,157 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

     During fiscal 2004, our total cash balances, which consist of cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, and restricted cash, increased each quarter through March 28, 2004. These increases in cash balances allowed us to repay, in the June 2004 quarter, our 4% Notes prior to maturity as discussed below. Although cash balances increased throughout the first three quarters of the year, interest income decreased during fiscal 2004 as a result of lower market rates. The decline in interest expense and debt issue cost amortization in fiscal 2004 is largely due to the redemption of our 5% $300.0 million subordinated debentures (5% Notes) in September 2002.

     During the quarter ended June 27, 2004, we repaid in full our 4% Notes, two years prior to maturity. The repayment of the 4% Notes resulted in a cash outlay of $303.0 million, which included a redemption premium of $3.0 million. Additionally, during the same quarter, we settled the related interest rate swap agreement (the swap) which had been used to minimize the impact of interest rate exposure associated with our 4% Notes. This settlement resulted in an increase in cash of $10.9 million and, in addition, a transfer of $6 million from restricted cash to cash balances. As a result of the repayment of the 4% Notes and swap settlement, we recorded a net gain of $4.5 million included in other income (expense), net. The $4.5 million consisted of a $10.9 million gain related to the swap less the $3.0 million redemption premium and write-off of $3.4 million of unamortized offering expenses associated with the 4% Notes.

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     The change in net other expense in fiscal 2003 compared to fiscal 2002 was primarily due to the settlement of our equity derivative instruments indexed to Lam stock and lower yields on investments due to declining interest rates partially offset by lower interest expense due to the redemption of our 5% Notes in September 2002.

     On August 23, 2002, we settled our outstanding equity derivative contracts by purchasing approximately 3.5 million shares of Lam common stock at an average price of $11.19 per share for a total cash payment of $39.1 million. The settlement generated a life to date gain of $8.4 million ($2.41 per share) and we recognized an increase in treasury stock of $47.6 million as a result of this transaction. Based on the $13.60 market price of our common stock at the contract settlement date (August 23, 2002), the fair value of the equity derivative contracts declined by $16.4 million to $8.4 million, from their June 30, 2002 fair value of $24.8 million. This $16.4 million reduction in the equity derivative contracts’ fair value was recorded as a non-taxable loss in other expense in fiscal 2003.

Tax Expense (Benefit)

     Our annual income tax expense (benefit) was $27.7 million, ($7.9) million, and ($37.9) million, in fiscal years 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively. The losses on equity derivative contracts indexed to our stock in fiscal years 2003 and 2002 of $16.4 million and $8.2 million, respectively, were non-deductible for income tax purposes. In April 2003, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) closed its examination of our tax returns for fiscal years up to and including the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998. Resolution was reached on a number of issues including adjustments related to R&D tax credits resulting in our recording a $24.9 million tax benefit in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003. In addition, a tax expense of approximately $17.0 million associated with implementing strategies to, in the longer-term, limit our tax liability on the sale of our products worldwide was recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003. These tax strategies are structured to align the asset ownership and functions of our various legal entities around the world, with our expectations of the level, timing, and sources of future revenues and profits. In the first quarter of fiscal 2002, we increased our tax benefit rate to 30%. The increase resulted from the tax benefit of the R&D credit being proportionately greater in subsequent quarters due to lower projected pre-tax income and investment in engineering and development programs qualifying for R&D tax benefits.

Deferred Tax Assets

     We had gross deferred tax assets arising from non-deductible temporary differences, net operating losses, and tax credit carryforwards of $303.3 million and $287.5 million in fiscal 2004 and 2003. The gross deferred tax assets are offset by valuation allowances of $67.8 million and $36.7 million and deferred tax liabilities of $26.3 million and $30.7 million in fiscal 2004 and 2003, respectively. Realization of our net deferred tax assets is dependent on future taxable income. We believe it is more likely than not that such assets will be realized; however, ultimate realization could be negatively impacted by market conditions and other variables not known or anticipated at this time. We evaluate the realizability of the deferred tax assets quarterly and will continue to assess the need for additional valuation allowances, if any.

Outsourcing

     We define aspects of our business as either core or critical capabilities and those that are in support of these activities. We have identified as critical for success in the marketplace our ability to develop leading edge products, to market and sell what we develop, and to service and support directly what we sell. Most other activities in the Company are in support of product development, marketing and selling and customer service. Consequently, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, we began implementation of an outsourcing strategy to obtain certain support services from third parties. Accordingly, during fiscal 2002, we began to enter into agreements to outsource elements of our manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, facilities management and information technology functions. During fiscal 2003 and 2004, we continued to enter into agreements to outsource certain elements of our transactional general and administrative functions. We believe that entering into these outsourcing programs will provide us with more flexibility to scale our operations in a more timely and efficient manner to respond to the cyclical nature of our business. Implementing this outsourcing strategy is intended to lead to proportionally more of our employees supporting core activities and decrease our reliance on temporary workforce during peak business cycles as well as reduce the fluctuation in employment that historically occurred due to the cyclical nature of our business.

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Related Party Transactions

     During fiscal year 2001, our President and Chief Operating Officer signed a promissory note with Lam entitling him to borrow up to $1.0 million dollars at 6.75% simple interest. He was advanced the $1.0 million and subsequently repaid the entire amount of $1.0 million, plus accrued interest, during the quarter ended December 28, 2003.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make certain judgments, estimates and assumptions that could affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. We based our estimates and assumptions on historical experience and on various other assumptions believed to be applicable, and evaluated them on an on-going basis to ensure they remained reasonable under current conditions. Actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

     The significant accounting policies used in the preparation of our financial statements are described in Note 2 of our Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. Some of these significant accounting polices are considered to be critical accounting policies. A critical accounting policy is defined as one that has both a material impact on our financial condition and results of operations and requires us to make difficult, complex and/or subjective judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about matters that are inherently uncertain.

     We believe that the following critical accounting policies reflect the more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements.

      Revenue Recognition : We recognize all revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, the selling price is fixed or determinable, collectibility is reasonably assured, and we have completed our system installation obligations, received customer acceptance or are otherwise released from our installation or customer acceptance obligations. In the event that terms of the sale provide for a lapsing customer acceptance period, we recognize revenue upon the expiration of the lapsing acceptance period or customer acceptance, whichever occurs first. In circumstances where the practices of a customer do not provide for a written acceptance and in addition, the terms of sale do not include a lapsing acceptance provision, we recognize revenue where it can be reliably demonstrated that the delivered system meets all of the agreed to customer specifications. In situations with multiple deliverables, revenue is recognized upon the delivery of the separate elements to the customer and when we receive customer acceptance or are otherwise released from our customer acceptance obligations. Consideration from multiple element arrangements is allocated among the separate units based on their relative fair values, provided the elements have value on a stand alone basis, there is objective and reliable evidence of fair value, the arrangement does not include a general right of return relative to the delivered item and delivery or performance of the undelivered item(s) is considered probable and substantially in our control. The maximum revenue recognized on a delivered element is limited to the amount that is not contingent upon the delivery of additional items. Revenue related to sales of spare parts, system upgrade kits, and remanufactured systems is generally recognized upon shipment. Revenue related to services is generally recognized upon completion of the services requested by a customer order. Revenue for extended maintenance service contracts with a fixed payment amount and a term more than one month is recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract.

      Inventory Valuation: Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market using standard costs, which approximate actual costs on a first-in, first-out basis. We maintain a perpetual inventory system and continuously record the quantity on-hand and standard cost for each product, including purchased components, subassemblies and finished goods. We maintain the integrity of perpetual inventory records through periodic physical counts of quantities on hand. Finished goods are reported as inventories until the point of title transfer to the customer. Generally, title transfer is documented in the terms of sale. When the terms of sale do not specify, we assume title transfers when we complete physical transfer of the products to the freight carrier unless other customer practices prevail.

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     Standard costs are re-assessed at least annually and reflect achievable acquisition costs, generally the most recent vendor contract prices for purchased parts, currently obtainable assembly and test labor activities, and overhead for internally manufactured products. Manufacturing labor and overhead costs are attributed to individual product standard costs at a level planned to absorb spending at average utilization volumes. All intercompany profits related to the sales and purchases of inventory between our legal entities are eliminated from our consolidated financial statements.

     Management evaluates the need to record adjustments for impairment of inventory at least quarterly. Our policy is to assess the valuation of all inventories, including manufacturing raw materials, work-in-process, finished goods and spare parts in each reporting period. Obsolete inventory or inventory in excess of management’s estimated usage requirements over the next 12 to 36 months is written down to its estimated market value, if less than cost. Inherent in the estimates of market value are management’s forecasts related to our future manufacturing schedules, customer demand, technological and/or market obsolescence, general semiconductor market conditions, possible alternative uses and ultimate realization of excess inventory. If future customer demand or market conditions are less favorable than our projections, additional inventory write-downs may be required, and would be reflected in cost of sales in the period the revision is made.

      Warranty: Typically, marketing and selling semiconductor capital equipment includes providing parts and service warranty to customers as part of the overall price of the system. We provide standard warranties for our systems that run generally for a period of 12 months from system acceptance, not to exceed 14 months from shipment of the system to the customer. We record a provision for estimated warranty expenses to cost of sales for each system upon revenue recognition. The amount recorded is based on an analysis of historical activity, which uses factors such as type of system, customer, geographic region, and any known factors such as tool reliability improvements. All actual parts and labor costs incurred in subsequent periods are charged to those established reserves through the application of detailed project record keeping.

     Actual warranty expenses are incurred on a system-by-system basis, and may differ from our original estimates. While we periodically monitor the performance and cost of warranty activities, if actual costs incurred are different than our estimates, we may recognize adjustments to provisions in the period in which those differences arise or are identified. Accordingly, actual costs that exceed the estimates are expensed as incurred, and at the same time, additional probable and estimable liabilities may be recorded.

     We do not maintain general or unspecified reserves; all warranty reserves are related to specific systems. Historically, including the most recent fiscal year ended June 27, 2004, all warranty obligations have been determined with reasonable estimates.

     In addition to the provision of standard warranties, we offer customer-paid extended warranty services. Revenues for extended maintenance and warranty services with a fixed payment amount and a term of more than one month are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract. Related costs are recorded either as incurred or when related liabilities are determined to be probable and estimable.

      Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Employee Stock Option Plans: We account for our employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) and stock option plans under the provisions of Accounting Principles Board (APB) Opinion No. 25 “Accounting For Stock Issued to Employees” (APB 25) and Interpretation No. 44, “Accounting for Certain Transactions Involving Stock Compensation — an Interpretation of APB Opinion No. 25” (FIN 44) and make pro forma footnote disclosures as required by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 148, “Accounting For Stock-Based Compensation — Transition and Disclosure” (SFAS 148), which amends Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123, “Accounting For Stock-Based Compensation” (SFAS 123). Our ESPP is a non-compensatory plan, and our stock option plans are accounted for using the intrinsic value method under the provisions of APB 25.

     Pro forma net income (loss) and pro forma net income (loss) per share disclosed in the footnotes to our consolidated financial statements are estimated using a Black-Scholes option valuation model. The Black-Scholes option valuation model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options which have no vesting restrictions and which are fully transferable. In addition, the Black-Scholes model requires the input of highly subjective assumptions, including expected stock price volatility and the estimated life of each option. Because our stock-based awards to employees have characteristics significantly different from those of traded

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options, and because changes in the subjective input assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimate, in management’s opinion the existing option valuation models do not necessarily provide a reliable measure of the fair value of our stock-based awards to employees.

      Deferred Income Taxes: Deferred income taxes reflect the net effect of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. We record a valuation allowance to reduce our deferred tax assets to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized. Realization of our net deferred tax assets is dependent on future taxable income. We believe it is more likely than not that such assets will be realized; however, ultimate realization could be negatively impacted by market conditions and other variables not known or anticipated at this time. In the event that we determine that we would not be able to realize all or part of our net deferred tax assets, an adjustment would be charged to earnings in the period such determination is made. Likewise, if we later determine that it is more likely than not that the deferred tax assets would be realized, then the previously provided valuation allowance would be reversed. Our current valuation allowance of $67.8 million relates to the tax benefit from the exercise of employee stock options and foreign tax credits. When the stock option tax benefits are realized, the related deferred tax asset will reverse and a portion of the valuation allowance will also be reversed and credited to capital in excess of par value.

Off -Balance Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations

     We have certain obligations, some of which are recorded on our balance sheet and some which are not, to make future payments under various contracts. Obligations are recorded on our balance sheet in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The obligations recorded on our consolidated balance sheet include long-term liabilities and restructuring liabilities which are outlined in the following table and are discussed below. Our off-balance sheet arrangements include contractual relationships and are presented as operating leases and purchase obligations in the table below. Our contractual cash obligations and commitments relating to these agreements, and our guarantees are included in the following table:

 
                                         
    Other                
    Long-term   Restructuring   Operating   Purchase    
    Liabilities
  Liabilities
  Leases
  Obligations
  Total
    (in thousands)
Payments due by period:
                                       
Less than 1 year
  $ 2,500     $ 5,093     $ 13,894     $ 108,142     $ 129,629  
1-3 years
    730       6,986       13,718       54,750       76,184  
4-5 years
    62       1,748       102,034       41,498       145,342  
Over 5 years
          27       388       1,825       2,240  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total
  $ 3,292     $ 13,854     $ 130,034     $ 206,215     $ 353,395  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

      Other Long-Term Liabilities

     During the second quarter of fiscal 2002 we signed a final settlement agreement with Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (Varian) in connection with the patent infringement litigation filed by Varian in October 1993. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Varian granted us a non-exclusive license to the patents involved in the litigation. We agreed to pay Varian $20.0 million in cash, $5.0 million in December 2001 and the remainder to be paid in equal quarterly installments of $1.25 million over a three-year period. As of June 27, 2004, a total amount of $17.5 million has been paid to Varian and the total obligation remaining is $2.5 million through December 2004.

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      Restructuring Liabilities

     Our total restructuring reserves as of June 27, 2004 were $13.9 million, including $0.6 million of severance and benefits-related costs and $13.3 million related to lease payments on vacated buildings. Through cash generated from operations, we expect $5.1 million to be paid over the next twelve months and $8.8 million to be paid between fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2010. Please see the related discussion in “Restructuring Charges” within “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

      Operating Leases

     We lease most of our administrative, R&D and manufacturing facilities, regional sales/service offices and certain equipment under non-cancelable operating leases, which expire at various dates through 2021. All of our facility leases for buildings located at our Fremont, California headquarters and certain other facility leases provide us with an option to extend the leases for additional periods. Certain of our facility leases provide for periodic rent increases based on the general rate of inflation.

     In March and June of 2003, lease agreements relating to properties at our Fremont, California campus were transferred to a new lessor, amended, combined and restated. As part of the lease agreements, we have the option to purchase the buildings at any time for a total purchase price for all properties related to these leases of approximately $112.5 million. In addition, we are required to guarantee the lessors a residual value on the properties of up to $98.7 million at the end of the lease terms in fiscal 2008 (in the case that the leases are not renewed, we do not exercise the purchase options, and the lessor sells the properties and the sale price is less than the lessor’s costs). At the time of the June amendment, one of the leased property’s current fair value was less than its original cost by approximately $1.0 million. The leased property was a building that had been part of our past restructuring activities, and the non-cash loss was recorded as a restructuring charge during fiscal 2003. As a result, we recorded a $1.0 million liability for the loss on the leased property. We maintain cash collateral of $112.5 million as part of the lease agreements as of June 27, 2004 in separate, specified interest-bearing accounts which is recorded as restricted cash in our consolidated balance sheet. The lessor under the lease agreements is a substantive independent leasing company that does not have the characteristics of a variable interest entity (VIE) as defined by FIN 46, “Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities”, and is therefore not consolidated by us. The $98.7 million is included in the table above.

     The remaining $31.3 million primarily relates to non-cancelable facility-related operating leases expiring at various dates through 2021.

      Purchase Obligations

     Purchase obligations consist of material contractual obligations either on an annual basis or over multi-year periods related to our outsourcing activities or other material commitments, including vendor-consigned inventories. We continue to enter into new agreements and maintain existing agreements to outsource certain elements, including elements of our manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, facilities maintenance, certain information technology functions, and certain transactional general and administrative functions. These outsourced services should provide us with more flexibility to scale our operations in a more timely and efficient manner to respond to the cyclical nature of our business. The contractual cash obligations and commitments table presented above contains our minimum obligations at June 27, 2004 under these arrangements and others. Actual expenditures will vary based on the volume of transactions and length of contractual service provided. In addition to minimum spending commitments, certain of these agreements provide for potential cancellation charges.

     Consignment inventories, which are owned by vendors but located in our discrete storage locations and warehouses, are not reported as Lam inventory until title is transferred to us or our purchase obligation is determined. At June 27, 2004, vendor owned inventories held at our locations and not reported as Lam inventory were approximately $14.6 million.

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Guarantees

     The transferred lease agreements relating to various properties at our Fremont, California campus and discussed above under “Operating Leases” require us to guarantee residual values of the leased properties to the lessors at the end of the lease terms of up to $98.7 million (in the case that the leases are not renewed, we do not exercise the purchase options, the lessor sells the properties and the sale price is less than the lessor’s costs). The remaining terms of these guarantees, four years, are equal to the remaining terms of the related lease agreements. Under the accounting provisions of FIN 45, we recognized a liability of approximately $1.0 million for the related residual value guarantees under these leases. This liability, determined by computing the present value of estimated probability weighted cash flows to be paid by us over the term of the guarantees, was recorded as prepaid rent, with the offset recorded as a liability, and the amount is being amortized to rent expense (for the prepaid rent) and to income (for the liability) on a ratable basis over the five-year period of the leases. Refer to Note 16 of our Consolidated Financial Statements, included in Item 8 in this Form 10-K, for further information concerning our guaranteed residual values.

     We have issued certain indemnifications to our lessors under some of our operating lease agreements, such as, indemnification for various environmental matters. We have entered into certain insurance contracts to minimize our exposure related to such indemnifications. As of June 27, 2004, we have not recorded any liability on our financial statements in connection with these indemnifications, as we do not believe, based on information available, that it is probable that any amounts will be paid under these guarantees.

     We have agreements with two financial institutions where our U.S. operating company guarantees payment of our Japanese subsidiary’s overdraft protection obligation. The maximum potential amount of future payments that we could be required to make under these agreements at June 27, 2004, is approximately $5.6 million, the amount available under the overdraft protection agreement. As of June 27, 2004, our Japanese subsidiary did not owe any amounts under this agreement. We have not recorded any liability in connection with these guarantees, as we do not believe, based on information available, that it is probable that any amounts will be paid.

     We have an agreement with a financial institution to sell certain U.S. Dollar-denominated accounts receivable generated from the sale of our systems, subject to recourse provisions. We insure these sold receivables for approximately 90% of their value and guarantee payment of the remaining uninsured receivable value in the event that the payment obligation is not satisfied. Based on historical payment patterns, we have experienced negligible default on payment obligations and therefore, believe the risk of loss from default is minimal. The terms of these guarantees are from 90 days past the due date of the receivable, until collected. At June 27, 2004, the maximum potential amount of future payments we could be required to make under this agreement is approximately $6.0 million. As of June 27, 2004, we have not recorded any liability on our financial statements in connection with these guarantees, as we do not believe, based on information available, that it is probable that any amounts will be paid.

     Generally, we indemnify our customers, under pre-determined conditions and limitations, for infringement of third-party intellectual property rights by our products or services. We seek to limit our liability for such indemnity to an amount not to exceed the sales prices of the products or services. We do not believe, based on information available, that it is probable that any material amounts will be paid under these guarantees.

     We provide standard warranties on our systems that run generally for a period of 12 months from system acceptance, not to exceed 14 months from the date of shipment of the system to the customer. The liability amount is based on actual historical warranty spending activity by type of system, customer, and geographic region, modified for any known factors such as the impact of system reliability improvements. See Note 16 of our Consolidated Financial Statements, included in Item 8 in this Form 10K, for changes in our product warranty reserves during fiscal 2004.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

     As of June 27, 2004, we had $541.9 million in cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments, and restricted cash compared with $625.9 million at June 29, 2003. Cash provided by operating activities of $157.1 million, issuance of common stock of $64.2 million and reissuance of treasury stock of $13.2 million resulted in net cash increases of $234.5 million which enabled us to repay early our 4% Notes, which resulted in a principal payment of $300.0 million. Additional significant uses of cash included capital expenditures of $24.0 million.

     On April 1, 2004, we settled our swap which had been used to minimize the impact of interest rate exposure associated with our 4% Notes. This settlement resulted in an increase in cash of $10.9 million and, in addition, a transfer of $6.0 million from restricted cash to cash balances.

     On June 7, 2004, we repaid our 4% Notes, two years prior to maturity. This repayment resulted in a cash outlay of $303.0 million, including a redemption premium of $3.0 million. Additionally, we wrote off $3.4 million of unamortized offering expenses.

     We had a deferred gain of $10.9 million recorded on the balance sheet, in long-term debt and other long-term liabilities, related to the swap. As a result of the settlement of the swap and the redemption of the 4% Notes, we recorded a net gain of $4.5 million included in other income, net in our statement of operations. The net gain is comprised of the deferred gain noted above, less the redemption premium, write-off of unamortized offering expenses, and transaction-related costs.

     During the second quarter of fiscal 2002 we signed a final settlement agreement with Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (Varian) in connection with the patent infringement litigation filed by Varian in October 1993. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Varian granted us a non-exclusive license to the patents involved in the litigation. We agreed to pay Varian $20.0 million in cash, $5.0 million in December 2001 and the remainder to be paid in equal quarterly installments of $1.25 million over a three-year period. As of June 27, 2004, a total amount of $17.5 million has been paid to Varian and the total obligation remaining is $2.5 million through December 2004.

Cash Flows From Operating Activities

     Net cash provided by operating activities was $157.1 million in fiscal 2004, which consisted of net income for the year of $83.0 million, adjusted for non-cash charges of $48.9 million and sources of working capital of $25.2 million. Non-cash charges include items such as depreciation and amortization, restructuring charges, deferred income taxes, and the net non-cash gain recognized in fiscal 2004 as a result of the early retirement of our 4% Notes.

     Significant changes in assets and liabilities during fiscal year 2004 include an increase of $138.4 million in accounts receivable due to increased sales volumes. We have an agreement with a financial institution to sell certain U.S. dollar-denominated accounts receivable. These sales of accounts receivable are intended to accelerate the collection of cash. We sold $158.7 million of accounts receivable during fiscal 2004. Deferred income taxes decreased by $10.9 million. Trade payables increased by $57.8 million due to increased expense levels as a result of improved business volumes and timing of payments. Accrued liabilities increased by $29.6 million primarily due to an increase in variable incentive-based compensation as well as a rise in income taxes payable as a result of the significant increase in profits. Deferred profits for shipments not yet recognized as revenue rose by $63.1 million, reflecting significantly increased rates of shipments and the timing of customer acceptances.

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

     Net cash provided by investing activities during fiscal 2004 was $48.5 million. We sold $66.9 million, net, of short-term investments that contributed to the repayment of our 4% Notes in June, 2004. Net capital expenditures were $24.0 million and focused on computer equipment and machinery.

     Net property and equipment was $42.4 million at June 27, 2004, compared to $48.8 million at June 29, 2003. This decrease is primarily due to $23.4 million of depreciation expense, $3.8 million in write-offs of leasehold improvements and certain fixed assets related to buildings that we have vacated due to restructuring activities, $2.4

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million in write-offs related to our decision to cease investment in CMP systems development which, together, exceed the $24.0 million in capital expenditures discussed above.

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

     Net cash used by financing activities in fiscal 2004 was $211.7 million and consisted primarily of the principal repayment of our 4% Notes in the amount of $300.0 million. In connection with the settlement of our interest rate swap agreement, we received proceeds of $10.9 million. We also reissued $13.2 million from treasury stock through our employee stock purchase program and net proceeds from the issuance of our common stock from stock option exercises totaled $64.2 million.

     Given the cyclical nature of the semiconductor equipment industry, we believe that maintaining sufficient liquidity reserves is important to support sustaining levels of investment in R&D and capital infrastructure through ensuing business cycles. Based upon our current business outlook, our levels of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments at June 27, 2004 are expected to be sufficient to support our presently anticipated levels of operations, investments, and capital expenditures, through at least the next 12 months.

     In the longer term, liquidity will depend to a great extent on our future revenues and our ability to appropriately size our business based on demand for our products. Should additional funding be required, we may need to raise the required funds through borrowings or public or private sales of debt or equity securities. We believe that, in the event of such requirements, we will be able to access the capital markets on terms and in amounts adequate to meet our objectives. However, given the possibility of changes in market conditions or other occurrences, there can be no certainty that such funding will be available in needed quantities or on terms favorable to us.

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Risk Factors

Our Quarterly Revenues and Operating Results are Unpredictable

     Our revenues and operating results may fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter due to a number of factors, not all of which are in our control. We manage our expense levels based in part on our expectations of future revenues. If revenue levels in a particular quarter do not meet our expectations, our operating results may be adversely affected. Because our operating expenses are based in part on anticipated future revenues, and a certain amount of those expenses are relatively fixed, a change in the timing of recognition of revenue and/or the level of gross profit from a single transaction can unfavorably affect operating results in a particular quarter.

Factors that may cause our financial results to fluctuate unpredictably include, but are not limited to:

  economic conditions in the electronics and semiconductor industry generally and the equipment industry specifically;

  the extent that customers use our products and services in their business;

  timing of customer acceptances of equipment;

  the size and timing of orders from customers;

  customer cancellations or delays in our shipments, installations, and/or acceptances;

  changes in average selling prices and product mix;

  our ability in a timely manner to develop, introduce and market new, enhanced and competitive products;

  our competitors’ introduction of new products;

  legal or technical challenges to our products and technology;

  changes in import/export regulations;

  transportation, communication, demand, information technology or supply disruptions based on factors outside our control such as acts of God, wars, terrorist activities and natural disasters;

  legislative, tax, accounting, or regulatory changes or changes in their interpretation;

  procurement shortages;

  manufacturing difficulties;

  the failure of our suppliers or outsource providers to perform their obligations in a manner consistent with our expectations;

  new or modified accounting regulations; and

  exchange rate fluctuations.

     Further, because a significant amount of our R&D and administrative operations and capacity is located at our Fremont, California campus, natural, physical, logistical or other events or disruptions affecting these facilities (including labor disruptions, earthquakes and power failures) could adversely impact our financial performance.

We Derive Our Revenues Primarily from a Relatively Small Number of High-Priced Systems

     System sales constitute a significant portion of our total revenue. Our systems can typically range in price from approximately $0.4 million to $4.8 million per unit, and our revenues in any given quarter are dependent upon the acceptance of a rather limited number of such systems. As a result, the inability to declare revenue on even a few systems can cause a significant adverse impact on our revenues for that quarter.

Variations in the Amount of Time it Takes for Our Customers to Accept Our Systems May Cause Fluctuation in Our Operating Results

     We generally recognize revenue for new system sales on the date of customer acceptance or the date the contractual customer acceptance provisions lapse. As a result, the fiscal period in which we are able to recognize new systems revenues may be subject to the length of time that our customers require to evaluate the performance of our equipment after shipment and installation, which could cause our quarterly operating results to fluctuate.

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The Semiconductor Equipment Industry Is Volatile and Reduced Product Demand Has a Negative Impact on Shipments

     Our business depends on the capital equipment expenditures of semiconductor manufacturers, which in turn depend on the current and anticipated market demand for integrated circuits and products using integrated circuits. The semiconductor industry is cyclical in nature and historically experiences periodic downturns. Business conditions historically have changed rapidly and unpredictably.

     Fluctuating levels of investment by semiconductor manufacturers could continue to materially affect our aggregate shipments, revenues and operating results. We will attempt to respond to these fluctuations with cost management programs aimed at aligning our expenditures with anticipated revenue streams, which sometimes result in restructuring charges. Even during periods of reduced revenues, we must continue to invest in research and development and maintain extensive ongoing worldwide customer service and support capabilities to remain competitive, which may temporarily harm our financial results.

We Depend on New Products and Processes for Our Success. Consequently, We are Subject to Risks Associated with Rapid Technological Change

     Rapid technological changes in semiconductor manufacturing processes subject us to increased pressure to develop technological advances enabling such processes. We believe that our future success depends in part upon our ability to develop and offer new products with improved capabilities and to continue to enhance our existing products. If new products have reliability or quality problems, our performance may be impacted by reduced orders, higher manufacturing costs, delays in acceptance of and payment for new products, and additional service and warranty expenses. We may be unable to develop and manufacture new products successfully, or new products that we introduce may fail in the marketplace. Our failure to complete commercialization of these new products in a timely manner could result in unanticipated costs and inventory obsolescence, which would adversely affect our financial results.

     In order to develop new products and processes, we expect to continue to make significant investments in R&D and to pursue joint development relationships with customers, suppliers or other members of the industry. We must manage product transitions and joint development relationships successfully, as introduction of new products could adversely affect our sales of existing products. Future technologies, processes or product developments may render our current product offerings obsolete, leaving us with non-competitive products, or obsolete inventory, or both.

We Are Subject to Risks Relating to Product Concentration and Lack of Product Revenue Diversification

     We derive a substantial percentage of our revenues from a limited number of products, and we expect these products to continue to account for a large percentage of our revenues in the near term. Continued market acceptance of our primary products is, therefore, critical to our future success. Our business, operating results, financial condition, and cash flows could therefore be adversely affected by:

  a decline in demand for even a limited number of our products;

  a failure to achieve continued market acceptance of our key products;

  an improved version of products being offered by a competitor in the market we participate in;

  technological change that we are unable to address with our products; and

  a failure to release new enhanced versions of our products on a timely basis.

We Have a Limited Number of Key Customers

     Sales to a limited number of large customers constitute a significant portion of our overall revenue. As a result, the actions of even one customer may subject us to revenue swings that are difficult to predict. Similarly, significant portions of our credit risk may, at any given time, be concentrated among a limited number of customers, so that the failure of even one of these key customers to pay its obligations to us could significantly impact our financial results.

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We Are Dependent Upon a Limited Number of Key Suppliers

     We obtain certain components and sub-assemblies included in our products from a single supplier or a limited group of suppliers. We have established long-term contracts with many of these suppliers. These long-term contracts can take a variety of forms. We may renew these contracts periodically. In some cases, these suppliers sold us products during at least the last four years, and we expect that we will continue to renew these contracts in the future or that we will otherwise replace them with competent alternative suppliers. However, several of our outsourced assembly suppliers are new providers to us so that our experience with them and their performance is limited. Where practical, our intent is to establish alternative sources to mitigate the risk that the failure of any single supplier will adversely affect our business. Nevertheless, a prolonged inability to obtain certain components could impair our ability to ship products, lower our revenues and thus adversely affect our operating results and result in damage to our customer relationships.

Our Outsource Providers May Fail to Perform as We Expect

     Outsource providers have played and will play key roles in our manufacturing operations and in many of our transactional and administrative functions. Although we aim at selecting reputable providers and secure their performance on terms documented in written contracts, it is possible that one or more of these providers could fail to perform as we expect and such failure could have an adverse impact on our business. In addition, the expansive role of outsource providers has required and will continue to require us to implement changes to our existing operations and to adopt new procedures to deal with and manage the performance of these outsource providers. Any delay or failure in the implementation of our operational changes and new procedures could adversely affect our customer relationships and/or have a negative effect on our operating results.

Once a Semiconductor Manufacturer Commits to Purchase a Competitor’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, the Manufacturer Typically Continues to Purchase That Competitor’s Equipment, Making It More Difficult for Us to Sell our Equipment to That Customer

     Semiconductor manufacturers must make a substantial investment to qualify and integrate wafer processing equipment into a semiconductor production line. We believe that once a semiconductor manufacturer selects a particular supplier’s processing equipment, the manufacturer generally relies upon that equipment for that specific production line application. Accordingly, we expect it to be more difficult to sell to a given customer if that customer initially selects a competitor’s equipment.

We Are Subject to Risks Associated with Our Competitors’ Strategic Relationships and Their Introduction of New Products and We May Lack the Financial Resources or Technological Capabilities of Certain of Our Competitors Needed to Capture Increased Market Share

     We expect to face significant competition from multiple current and future competitors. We believe that other companies are developing systems and products that are competitive to ours and are planning to introduce new products, which may affect our ability to sell our existing products. We face a greater risk if our competitors enter into strategic relationships with leading semiconductor manufacturers covering products similar to those we sell or may develop, as this could adversely affect our ability to sell products to those manufacturers.

     We believe that to remain competitive we will require significant financial resources to offer a broad range of products, to maintain customer service and support centers worldwide, and to invest in product and process R&D. Certain of our competitors have substantially greater financial resources and more extensive engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and customer service and support resources than we do and therefore have the potential to increasingly dominate the semiconductor equipment industry. These competitors may deeply discount or give away products similar to those that we sell, challenging or even exceeding our ability to make similar accommodations and threatening our ability to sell those products. For these reasons, we may fail to continue to compete successfully worldwide.

     In addition, our competitors may provide innovative technology that may have performance advantages over systems we currently, or expect to, offer. They may be able to develop products comparable or superior to those we offer or may adapt more quickly to new technologies or evolving customer requirements. In particular, while we currently are developing additional product enhancements that we believe will address future customer requirements, we

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may fail in a timely manner to complete the development or introduction of these additional product enhancements successfully, or these product enhancements may not achieve market acceptance or be competitive. Accordingly, we may be unable to continue to compete in our markets, competition may intensify, or future competition may have a material adverse effect on our revenues, operating results, financial condition, and/or cash flows.

Our Future Success Depends on International Sales and the Management of Global Operations

     Non-U.S. sales, as a percentage of total revenue, accounted for approximately 82% in fiscal 2004, 72% in fiscal 2003 and 71% in fiscal 2002. We expect that international sales will continue to account for a significant portion of our total revenue in future years. We are subject to various challenges related to the management of global operations, and international sales are subject to risks including, but not limited to:

  trade balance issues;

  regional economic and political conditions;

  changes in currency controls;

  differences in the enforcement of intellectual property and contract rights in varying jurisdictions;

  ability to develop relationships with local suppliers;

  compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations, including U.S. export restrictions;

  fluctuations in interest and currency exchange rates; and

  the need for technical support resources in different locations.

     Many of these challenges are applicable in China, which is a fast developing market for the semiconductor equipment industry and therefore an area of potential significant growth for our business. As the business volume between China and the rest of the world grows, there is inherent risk, based on the complex relationships between China, Taiwan and the United States, that political and diplomatic influences might lead to trade disruptions which would adversely affect our business with China and/or Taiwan and perhaps the entire Asia-Pacific region. A significant trade disruption in these areas could have a material, adverse impact on our future revenue and profits.

     We currently enter into foreign currency forward contracts to minimize the short-term impact of exchange rate fluctuations on Japanese Yen-denominated assets and will continue to enter into hedging transactions for the purposes outlined in the foreseeable future.

A Failure to Comply with Environmental Regulations May Adversely Affect Our Operating Results

     We are subject to a variety of governmental regulations related to the discharge or disposal of toxic, volatile or otherwise hazardous chemicals. We believe that we are in general compliance with these regulations and that we have obtained (or will obtain or are otherwise addressing) all necessary environmental permits to conduct our business. These permits generally relate to the disposal of hazardous wastes. Nevertheless, the failure to comply with present or future regulations could result in fines being imposed on us, suspension of production, cessation of our operations or reduction in our customers’ acceptance of our products. These regulations could require us to alter our current operations, to acquire significant equipment or to incur substantial other expenses to comply with environmental regulations. Our failure to control the use, sale, transport or disposal of hazardous substances could subject us to future liabilities.

If We Are Unable to Adjust the Scale of Our Business in Response to Rapid Changes in Demand in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry, Our Operating Results and Our Ability to Compete Successfully May Be Impaired

     The business cycle in the semiconductor equipment industry is characterized by frequent periods of rapid change in demand that challenge our management to adjust spending on operating activities. During periods of rapid growth or decline in demand for our products and services, we face significant challenges in maintaining adequate financial and business controls, management processes, information systems and procedures and in training, managing, and appropriately sizing our work force and other components of our business on a timely basis. Our success will depend, to a significant extent, on the ability of our executive officers and other members of our senior management to identify and respond to these challenges effectively. If we do not adequately meet these challenges, our gross margins and earnings may be impaired during periods of demand decline, and we may lack the infrastructure and resources to scale up our business to

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meet customer expectations and compete successfully during periods of demand growth.

If We Choose to Acquire or Dispose of Product Lines and Technologies, We May Encounter Unforeseen Costs and Difficulties That Could Impair Our Financial Performance

     An important element of our management strategy is to review acquisition prospects that would complement our existing products, augment our market coverage and distribution ability, or enhance our technological capabilities. As a result, we may make acquisitions of complementary companies, products or technologies, or we may reduce or dispose of certain product lines or technologies, which no longer fit our long-term strategies. Managing an acquired business, disposing of product technologies or reducing personnel entails numerous operational and financial risks, including difficulties in assimilating acquired operations and new personnel or separating existing business or product groups, diversion of management’s attention away from other business concerns, amortization of acquired intangible assets and potential loss of key employees or customers of acquired or disposed operations among others. There can be no assurance that we will be able to achieve and manage successfully any such integration of potential acquisitions, disposition of product lines or technologies, or reduction in personnel or that our management, personnel, or systems will be adequate to support continued operations. Any such inabilities or inadequacies could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results, financial condition, and cash flows.

     In addition, any acquisitions could result in changes such as potentially dilutive issuances of equity securities, the incurrence of debt and contingent liabilities, the amortization of related intangible assets, and goodwill impairment charges, any of which could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations and/or the price of our Common Stock.

The Market for Our Common Stock is Extremely Volatile, Which May Affect Our Ability to Raise Capital or Make Acquisitions

     The market price for our Common Stock is extremely volatile and has fluctuated significantly over the past years. The trading price of our Common Stock could continue to be highly volatile and fluctuate widely in response to factors, including but not limited to the following:

  general market, semiconductor, or semiconductor equipment industry conditions;

  global economic fluctuations;

  variations in our quarterly operating results;

  variations in our revenues or earnings from levels that securities analysts forecast;

  announcements of restructurings, technological innovations, reductions in force, departure of key employees, consolidations of operations, or introduction of new products;

  government regulations;

  developments in, or claims relating to, patent or other proprietary rights;

  success or failure of our new and existing products;

  disruptions with key customers or suppliers; or

  political, economic, or environmental events occurring globally or in any of our key sales regions.

     In addition, the stock market experiences significant price and volume fluctuations. Historically, we have witnessed significant volatility in the price of our Common Stock due in part to the actual or anticipated movement in interest rates and the price of and markets for semiconductors. These broad market and industry factors have and may again adversely affect the price of our Common Stock, regardless of our actual operating performance. In the past, following volatile periods in the price of stock, many companies became the object of securities class action litigation. If we are sued in a securities class action, we could incur substantial costs, and it could divert management’s attention and resources and have an unfavorable impact on the price for our Common Stock.

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We Rely Upon Certain Critical Information Systems for the Operation of our Business

     We maintain and rely upon certain critical Information Systems for the effective operation of our business. These Information Systems include telecommunications, the internet, our corporate intranet, various computer hardware and software applications, network communications, and e-mail. These Information Systems may be owned by us or by our outsource providers or even third parties such as vendors and contractors and may be maintained by us or by such providers and third parties. These Information Systems are subject to attacks, failures, and access denials from a number of potential sources including viruses, destructive or inadequate code, power failures, and physical damage to computers, hard drives, communication lines, and networking equipment. To the extent that these Information Systems are under our control, we have implemented security procedures, such as virus protection software and emergency recovery processes, to address the outlined risks; however, security procedures for Information Systems cannot be guaranteed to be failsafe and our inability to use or access these Information Systems at critical points in time could unfavorably impact the timely and efficient operation of our business.

The Potential Anti-Takeover Effects of Our Bylaws Provisions and the Rights Plan We Have in Place May Affect Our Stock Price and Inhibit a Change of Control Desired by Some of Our Stockholders

     In 1997, we adopted a Rights Plan (the Rights Plan) in which rights were distributed as a dividend at the rate of one right for each share of our Common Stock, held by stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 31, 1997, and thereafter. In connection with the adoption of the Rights Plan, our Board of Directors also adopted a number of amendments to our Bylaws, including amendments requiring advance notice of stockholder nominations of directors and stockholder proposals.

     Our Rights Plan may have certain anti-takeover effects. Our Rights Plan will cause substantial dilution to a person or group that attempts to acquire Lam in certain circumstances. Accordingly, the existence of the Rights Plan and the issuance of the related rights may deter certain acquirers from making takeover proposals or tender offers. The Rights Plan, however, is not intended to prevent a takeover. Rather it is designed to enhance the ability of our Board of Directors to negotiate with a potential acquirer on behalf of all of our stockholders.

     In addition, our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes issuance of 5,000,000 shares of undesignated Preferred Stock. Our Board of Directors, without further stockholder approval, may issue this Preferred Stock on such terms as the Board of Directors may determine, which also could have the effect of delaying or preventing a change in control of Lam. The issuance of Preferred Stock could also adversely affect the voting power of the holders of our Common Stock, including causing the loss of voting control. Moreover, Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law restricts certain business combinations with “interested stockholders”, as defined by that statute.

Intellectual Property and Other Claims Against Us Can Be Costly and Could Result in the Loss of Significant Rights Which Are Necessary to Our Continued Business and Profitability

     Third parties may assert infringement, unfair competition or other claims against us. From time to time, other parties send us notices alleging that our products infringe their patent or other intellectual property rights. In addition, our Bylaws and indemnity obligations provide that we will indemnify officers and directors against losses that they may incur in legal proceedings resulting from their service to Lam. In such cases, it is our policy either to defend the claims or to negotiate licenses or other settlements on commercially reasonable terms. However, we may be unable in the future to negotiate necessary licenses or reach agreement on other settlements on commercially reasonable terms, or at all, and any litigation resulting from these claims by other parties may materially adversely affect our business and financial results.

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We May Fail to Protect Our Proprietary Technology Rights, Which Would Affect Our Business

     Our success depends in part on our proprietary technology. While we attempt to protect our proprietary technology through patents, copyrights and trade secret protection, we believe that our success also depends on increasing our technological expertise, continuing our development of new systems, increasing market penetration and growth of our installed base, and providing comprehensive support and service to our customers. However, we may be unable to protect our technology in all instances, or our competitors may develop similar or more competitive technology independently. We currently hold a number of United States and foreign patents and pending patent applications. However, other parties may challenge or attempt to invalidate or circumvent any patents the United States or foreign governments issue to us or these governments may fail to issue patents for pending applications. In addition, the rights granted or anticipated under any of these patents or pending patent applications may be narrower than we expect or, in fact provide no competitive advantages.

Compliance with Internal Control Attestation and Outside Audit Firm Independence

     Pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, we will be required, beginning with our fiscal year ending June 26, 2005, to include in our annual report our assessment of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting and our audited financial statements as of the end of fiscal 2005. Furthermore, our independent registered public accounting firm (Firm) will be required to attest to whether our assessment of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting is fairly stated in all material respects and separately report on whether it believes we maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 26, 2005. We have not yet completed our assessment of the effectiveness of our internal control. If we fail to timely complete this assessment, or if our independent registered public accounting firm cannot timely attest to our assessment, we could be subject to regulatory sanctions and a loss of public confidence in our internal control. In addition, any failure to implement required new or improved controls, or difficulties encountered in their implementation, could harm our operating results or cause us to fail to timely meet our regulatory reporting obligations.

     Our independent registered public accounting firm communicates with us at least annually regarding any relationships between the Firm and the Company that, in the Firm’s professional judgment, might have a bearing on the Firm’s independence with respect to the Company. If , for whatever reason, our independent registered public accounting firm finds that it cannot confirm that it is independent of the Company based on existing securities laws and registered public accounting firm independence standards, we could experience delays or other failures to meet our regulatory reporting obligations.

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Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     Our exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates relates primarily to our investment portfolio and long-term debt obligations. We maintain a conservative investment policy, which focuses on the safety and preservation of our invested funds by limiting default risk, market risk, and reinvestment risk. The table below presents principal amounts and related weighted-average interest rates by year of maturity for our investment portfolio, long-term assets and long-term debt obligations at June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003:

 
                                                                         
                                                                    June 29,
    June 27, 2004
  2003
                                            There-           Fair    
    2005
  2006
  2007
  2008
  2009
  After
  Total
  Value
  Total
    (in thousands)
Cash equivalents
                                                                       
Fixed rate
  $ 57,739     $     $     $     $     $     $ 57,739     $ 57,739     $ 119,805  
Average rate
    1.20 %                                   1.20 %           1.14 %
Short-term investments
                                                                       
Fixed rate
  $ 59,756     $ 123,851     $ 63,330     $ 15,471     $ 601     $     $ 263,009     $ 261,069     $ 232,718  
Average rate
    1.78 %     2.24 %     3.27 %     3.63 %     4.60 %           2.47 %           2.20 %
Auction rate preferreds
                                                                       
Variable rate
  $ 4,998     $     $     $     $     $     $ 4,998     $ 5,000     $ 106,186  
Average rate
    1.29 %                                   1.29 %           1.48 %
Restricted cash
                                                                       
Fixed rate
  $ 112,468     $     $     $     $     $     $ 112,468     $ 112,468     $ 118,468  
Average rate
    1.00 %                                   1.00 %           1.06 %
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total investment securities
  $ 234,961     $ 123,851     $ 63,330     $ 15,471     $ 601     $     $ 438,214     $ 436,276     $ 577,177  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average rate
    1.25 %     2.24 %     3.27 %     3.63 %     4.60 %             1.91 %           1.61 %
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Long-term debt
                                                                       
Fixed rate
  $     $     $     $     $     $     $     $     $ 300,000  
Average Rate
                                                    4.00 %
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     We mitigate default risk by investing in high credit quality securities and by constantly positioning our portfolio to respond appropriately to a significant reduction in a credit rating of any investment issuer or guarantor. The portfolio includes only marketable securities with active secondary or resale markets to achieve portfolio liquidity and maintain a prudent amount of diversification.

     We had no foreign exchange cash flow exposure related to our fixed rate 4% Notes.

     We conduct business on a global basis in several major international currencies. As such, we are potentially exposed to adverse as well as beneficial movements in foreign currency exchange rates. For this reason, we enter into foreign currency forward contracts to minimize the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on the value of our Japanese Yen-denominated assets. The changes in the fair value of these contracts are recorded in other income and expense. In addition, we periodically hedge anticipated cash flow transactions with foreign currency forward contracts. We defer the gains and losses on these contracts and recognize them in income during the same period as the hedged transaction is recognized in income.

     On June 27, 2004, the notional amount of outstanding Japanese Yen forward contracts that are designated as balance sheet hedges was $48.1 million. The unrealized gain on the contracts on June 27, 2004, was $0.1 million. A 15% appreciation of the Japanese Yen would result in an unrealized loss of $8.5 million. Depreciation in the exchange rate of the Japanese Yen of approximately 15% would result in an unrealized gain of $6.2 million.

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Item 8. Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

     The Consolidated Financial Statements required by this Item are set forth on the pages indicated at Item 15(a). The unaudited quarterly results of our operations for our two most recent fiscal years are incorporated herein by reference under Item 6, “Selected Consolidated Financial Data”.

 

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

     None.

 

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures

     As of the close of our fiscal year ended June 27, 2004, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14 and 13a-15. Based upon that evaluation, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer along with our Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are reasonably effective in timely alerting them to material information relating to the Company (including our consolidated subsidiaries) required to be included in our periodic SEC filings.

     We intend to review and evaluate the design and effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures on an ongoing basis and to correct any material deficiencies that we may discover. Our goal is to ensure that our senior management has timely access to material information that could affect our business. While we believe the present design of our disclosure controls and procedures is reasonably effective to achieve our goal, future events affecting our business may cause us to modify our disclosure controls and procedures. The effectiveness of controls cannot be absolute because the cost to design and implement a control to identify errors or mitigate the risk of errors occurring should not outweigh the potential loss caused by the errors that would likely be detected by the control. Moreover, we believe that disclosure controls and procedures cannot be guaranteed to be 100% effective all of the time. Accordingly, a control system, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the control system’s objectives will be met.

 

PART III

     We have omitted from this Report certain information required by Part III because we, as the Registrant, will file a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year, pursuant to Regulation 14A, as promulgated by the SEC, for our Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held November 4, 2004 (the Proxy Statement), and certain information included therein is incorporated herein by reference. (However, the Report of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and the Comparative Stock Performance graph of the Registrant’s Proxy Statement are expressly not incorporated by reference herein.) For information regarding our executive officers, see Part I of this Form 10-K under the caption “Executive Officers of the Company”, which information is incorporated herein by this reference.

Item 10. Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant

     The information concerning our directors required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement under the heading “Proposal No. 1-Election of Directors.”

     Lam has adopted a Code of Ethics that applies to all employees, officers, and directors of the Company. Our Code of Ethics is publicly available on the investor relations page of our website at www.lamrc.com. To the extent required by law, any amendments to, or waivers from, any provision of the Code of Ethics will promptly be disclosed to the public. To the extent permitted by such legal requirements, we intend to make such public disclosure by posting the relevant material on our website in accordance with SEC rules.

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation

     The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement under the heading “Executive Compensation and Other Information.”

 

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

     The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement under the headings “Proposal No. 1-Election of Directors”, “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” and “Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans.”

 

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

     The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement under the heading “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions”.

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Item 14. Principal Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm Fees and Services

     The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement under the heading “Relationship with Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.”

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PART IV

 

Item 15. Exhibits, Consolidated Financial Statement Schedules, and Reports on Form 8-K

(a)   1. Index to Financial Statements
         
    Page
Consolidated Balance Sheets — June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003
    45  
Consolidated Statements of Operations — Years Ended June 27, 2004, June 29, 2003, and June 30, 2002
    46  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows — Years Ended June 27, 2004, June 29, 2003, and June 30, 2002
    47  
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity — Years Ended June 27, 2004, June 29, 2003, and June 30, 2002
    48  
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
    49  
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
    77  

2.   Index to Financial Statement Schedules
         
Schedule II — Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
    79  

     Schedules, other than those listed above, have been omitted since they are not applicable/not required, or the information is included elsewhere herein.

3.   See (c) of this Item 15, which is incorporated herein by reference.

(b)   Reports on Form 8-K

     None.

(c)   The list of Exhibits is set forth on pages 80 to 82 of this Form 10-K and are incorporated herein by this reference.

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share data)

                 
    June 27,   June 29,
    2004
  2003
ASSETS
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 163,403     $ 167,343  
Short-term investments
    266,069       340,070  
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,865 in 2004 and $3,789 in 2003
    245,508       107,602  
Inventories
    108,249       112,016  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    10,428       12,679  
Deferred income taxes
    102,731       133,066  
 
   
 
     
 
 
Total current assets
    896,388       872,776  
Property and equipment, net
    42,444       48,771  
Restricted cash
    112,468       118,468  
Deferred income taxes
    106,505       87,032  
Other assets
    40,821       71,228  
 
   
 
     
 
 
Total assets
  $ 1,198,626     $ 1,198,275  
 
   
 
     
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Trade accounts payable
  $ 93,394     $ 35,518  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    172,343       131,144  
Deferred profit
    108,369       45,309  
Current portion of long-term debt and other long-term liabilities
    2,500       5,011  
 
   
 
     
 
 
Total current liabilities
    376,606       216,982  
Long-term debt and other long-term liabilities less current portion
    9,554       332,209  
 
   
 
     
 
 
Total liabilities
    386,160       549,191  
Commitments and contingencies
               
Stockholders’ equity:
               
Preferred stock, at par value of $0.001 per share; authorized - 5,000 shares, none outstanding
           
Common stock, at par value of $0.001 per share; authorized - 400,000 shares; issued and outstanding - 134,988 shares at June 27, 2004 and 127,435 shares at June 29, 2003
    135       127  
Additional paid-in capital
    628,076       560,273  
Deferred stock-based compensation
    (1,839 )     (2,769 )
Treasury stock, at cost, 1,385 shares at June 27, 2004 and 2,712 shares at June 29, 2003
    (19,742 )     (38,670 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (15,283 )     (13,694 )
Retained earnings
    221,119       143,817  
 
   
 
     
 
 
Total stockholders’ equity
    812,466       649,084  
 
   
 
     
 
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 1,198,626     $ 1,198,275  
 
   
 
     
 
 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)

                         
    YEAR ENDED
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
Total revenue
  $ 935,946     $ 755,234     $ 943,114  
Cost of goods sold
    506,548       452,369       632,319  
Cost of goods sold — restructuring charges (recoveries)
    (1,651 )     (964 )     5,926  
Cost of goods sold — patent settlement
                38,780  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total cost of goods sold
    504,897       451,405       677,025  
Gross margin
    431,049       303,829       266,089  
Research and development
    170,479       160,493       179,217  
Selling, general and administrative
    146,063       132,820       161,860  
Restructuring charges, net
    8,327       15,901       44,850  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total operating expenses
    324,869       309,214       385,927  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Operating income (loss)
    106,180       (5,385 )     (119,838 )
Other income (expense):
                       
Interest income
    9,915       15,804       31,703  
Interest expense
    (4,634 )     (6,096 )     (26,185 )
Loss on equity derivative contracts in Company stock (EITF 00-19)
          (16,407 )     (8,236 )
Net gain on settlement of swap and early retirement of 4% Notes
    4,505              
Other, net
    (5,316 )     (3,561 )     (5,439 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
    4,470       (10,260 )     (8,157 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income taxes
    110,650       (15,645 )     (127,995 )
Income tax expense (benefit)
    27,662       (7,906 )     (37,944 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  $ 82,988     $ (7,739 )   $ (90,051 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss) per share:
                       
Basic
  $ 0.63     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Diluted
  $ 0.59     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
                       
Basic
    131,776       126,300       126,356  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Diluted
    144,928       126,300       126,356  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)

                         
    YEAR ENDED
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
                       
Net income (loss)
  $ 82,988     $ (7,739 )   $ (90,051 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
                       
Loss on equity derivative contracts in Company stock
          16,407       8,236  
Depreciation
    23,418       30,490       49,541  
Amortization
    4,822       8,263       8,273  
Deferred income taxes
    10,862       (8,640 )     (34,166 )
Restructuring charges, net
    6,676       14,937       50,776  
Amortization of premiums on securities
    3,966       6,214       6,524  
Patent settlement
                33,780  
Asset impairment charge
    3,025             9,500  
Loss on disposal of long-lived assets
    732       1,372       3,124  
Amortization of deferred stock-based compensation
    3,167       593        
Net noncash gain on retirement of 4% Notes
    (7,505 )            
Other, net
    (251 )     679       2,835  
Changes in working capital accounts:
                       
Accounts receivable, net of allowance
    (297,054 )     (84,516 )     44,468  
Sales of accounts receivable
    158,693       108,175       73,778  
Inventories
    5,136       63,454       96,511  
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    6,528       (2,852 )     6,255  
Trade accounts payable
    57,847       (24,306 )     5,237  
Deferred profit
    63,105       (18,390 )     (187,435 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
    29,573       (34,899 )     (65,389 )
Tax benefit from employee stock options
    1,421              
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
    157,149       69,242       21,797  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
                       
Capital expenditures
    (24,026 )     (12,264 )     (10,619 )
Purchases of available-for-sale securities
    (463,476 )     (671,068 )     (2,734,748 )
Sales and maturities of available-for-sale securities
    530,406       1,026,558       2,669,349  
Transfer of restricted cash upon settlement of swap
    6,000              
Purchase of investments for restricted cash, net
          (47,485 )     (10,500 )
Other, net
    (398 )     617       (1,609 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net cash provided by/(used for) investing activities
    48,506       296,358       (88,127 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
                       
Principal payments on long-term debt and capital lease obligations
    (300,012 )     (361,407 )     (8,693 )
Proceeds from settlement of swap
    10,870              
Treasury stock purchases
          (39,122 )     (10,678 )
Reissuances of treasury stock
    13,242       12,499       16,292  
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
    64,152       14,683       19,383  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net cash provided by/(used for) financing activities
    (211,748 )     (373,347 )     16,304  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
    2,153       2,659       798  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
    (3,940 )     (5,088 )     (49,228 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
    167,343       172,431       221,659  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
  $ 163,403     $ 167,343     $ 172,431  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Supplemental disclosures:
                       
Cash payments for interest
  $ 13,600     $ 20,036     $ 28,717  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Cash payments for income taxes
  $ 4,165     $ 5,674     $ 4,564  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(in thousands)

                                                                 
                                    DEFERRED   ACCUMULATED        
    COMMON           ADDITIONAL           STOCK-   OTHER        
    STOCK   COMMON   PAID-IN   TREASURY   BASED   COMPREHENSIVE   RETAINED    
    SHARES
  STOCK
  CAPITAL
  STOCK
  COMPENSATION
  INCOME (LOSS)
  EARNINGS
  TOTAL
Balance at June 24, 2001
    124,917     $ 125     $ 498,066     $ (21,904 )   $     $ (18,195 )   $ 254,281     $ 712,373  
 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Sale of common stock
    2,491       3       22,682                               22,685  
Warrant issued
                21,480                               21,480  
Purchase of treasury stock
    (615 )     (1 )           (10,678 )                       (10,679 )
Reissuance of treasury stock
    1,185       1             23,482                   (7,190 )     16,293  
Components of comprehensive loss:
                                                               
Net loss
                                        (90,051 )     (90,051 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment
                                  6,674             6,674  
Unrealized loss on fair value of derivative financial instruments, net
                                  (3,719 )           (3,719 )
 
                                                           
 
Total comprehensive loss
                                                            (87,096 )
 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Balance at June 30, 2002
    127,978       128       542,228       (9,100 )           (15,240 )     157,040       675,056  
 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Sale of common stock
    1,696       2       14,683                               14,685  
Purchase of treasury stock
    (3,497 )     (4 )           (47,553 )                       (47,557 )
Reissuance of treasury stock
    1,258       1             17,983                   (5,484 )     12,500  
Deferred stock-based compensation
                3,362             (3,362 )                  
Amortization of deferred compensation
                            593                   593  
Components of comprehensive loss:
                                                               
Net loss
                                        (7,739 )     (7,739 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment
                                  1,305             1,305  
Unrealized loss on fair value of derivative financial instruments, net
                                  (925 )           (925 )
Unrealized gain on financial instruments, net
                                  1,166             1,166  
 
                                                           
 
Total comprehensive loss
                                                            (6,193 )
 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Balance at June 29, 2003
    127,435       127       560,273       (38,670 )     (2,769 )     (13,694 )     143,817       649,084  
 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Sale of common stock
    6,224       7       64,145                               64,152  
Income tax benefit from stock option transactions
                  1,421                               1,421  
Reissuance of treasury stock
    1,329       1             18,928                   (5,686 )     13,243  
Deferred stock-based compensation
                2,237             (2,237 )                  
Amortization of deferred compensation
                            3,167                   3,167  
Components of comprehensive income:
                                                               
Net income
                                          82,988       82,988  
Foreign currency translation adjustment
                                    1,808             1,808  
Unrealized loss on fair value of derivative financial instruments, net
                                    (293 )           (293 )
Unrealized loss on financial instruments, net
                                    (2,665 )           (2,665 )
Less: reclassification adjustment for gains included in earnings
                                            (439 )             (439 )
 
                                                           
 
Total comprehensive income
                                                            81,399  
 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
    134,988     $ 135     $ 628,076     $ (19,742 )   $ (1,839 )   $ (15,283 )   $ 221,119     $ 812,466  
 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 27, 2004

Note 1: Company and Industry Information

     Lam Research Corporation (Lam or the Company) is a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the world’s semiconductor industry. The Company’s product offerings include single-wafer plasma etch systems that are used in a wide range of applications, clean products used to perform mechanical and chemical cleaning in a single-step process, and an array of services designed to optimize the utilization of these systems by its customers. The Company sells its products and services primarily to companies involved in the production of semiconductors in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific.

     In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, the Company decided to cease further investment in chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) systems development. This decision was based on the conclusion that the product did not demonstrate sufficient advantages to garner the market share necessary for adequate returns on further investment.

     The semiconductor industry is cyclical in nature and has historically experienced periodic downturns and upturns. Over the past three business cycles, the severity of these fluctuations has increased, and today’s leading indicators of changes in customer investment patterns may not be any more reliable than in prior years. Demand for our equipment can vary significantly from period to period as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, economic conditions, supply, demand, and prices for semiconductors, customer capacity requirements, and the Company’s ability to develop and market competitive products. Certain of the components and subassemblies included in the Company’s products are obtained from a single supplier or a limited group of suppliers. The Company believes that alternative sources could be obtained and qualified to supply these products. Nevertheless, a prolonged inability to obtain certain components could have a severe near-term effect on the Company’s operating results and could result in damage to customer relationships. For these and other reasons, our results of operations for the year ended June 27, 2004 may not necessarily be indicative of future operating results.

Note 2: Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

     The preparation of financial statements, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make judgments, estimates, and assumptions that could affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. The Company based its estimates and assumptions on historical experience and on various other assumptions believed to be applicable, and evaluates them on an on-going basis to ensure they remain reasonable under current conditions. Actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

      Revenue Recognition : The Company recognizes all revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, the selling price is fixed or determinable, collectibility is reasonably assured, and the Company has completed its system installation obligations, received customer acceptance or is otherwise released from its installation or customer acceptance obligations. In the event that terms of the sale provide for a lapsing customer acceptance period, the Company recognizes revenue upon the expiration of the lapsing acceptance period or customer acceptance, whichever occurs first. In circumstances where the practices of a customer do not provide for a written acceptance and in addition, the terms of sale do not include a lapsing acceptance provision, the Company recognizes revenue where it can be reliably demonstrated that the delivered system meets all of the agreed to customer specifications. In situations with multiple deliverables, revenue is recognized upon the delivery of the separate elements to the customer and when the Company receives customer acceptance or is otherwise released from its customer acceptance obligations. Consideration from multiple element arrangements is allocated among the separate units based on their relative fair values, provided the elements have value on a stand alone basis, there is objective and reliable evidence of fair value, the arrangement does not include a general right of return relative to the delivered item and delivery or performance of the undelivered item(s) is considered probable and substantially in the Company’s control. The maximum revenue recognized on a delivered element is limited to the amount that is not contingent upon the delivery of additional items. Revenue related to sales of spare parts, system upgrade kits, and remanufactured systems is generally recognized upon shipment. Revenue related to services is generally recognized upon completion of performance of the services requested by a customer

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order. Revenue for extended maintenance service contracts with a fixed payment amount and a term more than one month is recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract.

      Inventory Valuation: Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market using standard costs, which approximate actual costs on a first-in, first-out basis. The Company maintains a perpetual inventory system and continuously records the quantity on-hand and standard cost for each product, including purchased components, subassemblies and finished goods. The Company maintains the integrity of perpetual inventory records through periodic physical counts of quantities on hand. Finished goods are reported as inventories until the point of title transfer to the customer. Generally, title transfer is documented in the terms of sale. When the terms of sale do not specify, the Company assumes title transfers when it completes physical transfer of the products to the freight carrier unless other customer practices prevail.

     Standard costs are re-assessed at least annually and reflect achievable acquisition costs, generally the most recent vendor contract prices for purchased parts, currently obtainable assembly and test labor activities, and overhead for internally manufactured products. Manufacturing labor and overhead costs are attributed to individual product standard costs at a level planned to absorb spending at average utilization volumes. All intercompany profits related to the sale and purchase of inventory between Lam’s legal entities are eliminated from the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

     Management evaluates the need to record adjustments for impairment of inventory at least quarterly. The Company’s policy is to assess the valuation of all inventories, including manufacturing raw materials, work-in-process, finished goods and spare parts in each reporting period. Obsolete inventory or inventory in excess of management’s estimated usage requirements over the next 12 to 36 months is written-down to its estimated market value, if less than cost. Inherent in the estimates of market value are management’s forecasts related to the Company’s future manufacturing schedules, customer demand, technological and/or market obsolescence, general semiconductor market conditions, possible alternative uses and ultimate realization of excess inventory. If future customer demand or market conditions are less favorable than the Company’s projections, additional inventory write-downs may be required, and would be reflected in cost of sales in the period the revision is made.

      Warranty: Typically, marketing and selling semiconductor capital equipment includes providing parts and service warranty to customers as part of the overall price of the system. The Company provides standard warranties for its systems that run generally for a period of 12 months from system acceptance, not to exceed 14 months from shipment of the system to the customer. The Company records a provision for estimated warranty expenses to cost of sales for each system upon revenue recognition. The amount recorded is based on an analysis of historical activity, which uses factors such as type of system, customer, geographic region, and any known differences such as tool reliability improvements. All actual parts and labor costs incurred in subsequent periods are charged to those established reserves through the application of detailed project record keeping.

     Actual warranty expenses are incurred on a system-by-system basis, and may differ from the Company’s original estimates. While the Company periodically monitors the performance and cost of warranty activities, if actual costs incurred are different than the Company’s estimates, it may recognize adjustments to provisions in the period in which those differences arise or are identified. Accordingly, actual costs that exceed the estimates are expensed as incurred, and at the same time, additional probable and estimable liabilities may be recorded.

     The Company does not maintain general or unspecified reserves; all warranty reserves are related to specific systems. Historically, including the most recent year ended June 27, 2004, all warranty obligations have been determined with reasonable estimates.

     In addition to the provision of standard warranties, the Company offers customer-paid extended warranty services. Revenues for extended maintenance and warranty services with a fixed payment amount and a term of more than one month are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract. Related costs are recorded either as incurred or when related liabilities are determined to be probable and estimable.

      Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Employee Stock Option Plans: The Company accounts for its employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) and stock option plans under the provisions of Accounting Principles Board (APB) Opinion No. 25 “Accounting For Stock Issued to Employees” (APB 25) and Interpretation No. 44, “Accounting for Certain

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Transactions Involving Stock Compensation — an Interpretation of APB Opinion No. 25” (FIN 44) and makes pro forma footnote disclosures as required by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 148, “Accounting For Stock-Based Compensation — Transition and Disclosure” (SFAS 148), which amends Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123, “Accounting For Stock-Based Compensation” (SFAS 123). The Company’s ESPP is a non-compensatory plan, and its stock option plans are accounted for using the intrinsic value method under the provisions of APB 25.

     Pro forma information regarding net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share is required by SFAS 123 and SFAS 148 as if the Company had accounted for its stock option and stock purchase plans under the fair value method of SFAS 123 and SFAS 148. Pro forma net income (loss) and pro forma net income (loss) per share disclosed in the footnotes to the Company’s consolidated financial statements are estimated using a Black-Scholes option valuation model. The Black-Scholes option valuation model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options which have no vesting restrictions and which are fully transferable. In addition, the Black-Scholes model requires the input of highly subjective assumptions, including expected stock price volatility and the estimated life of each option. The fair value of the Company’s stock-based awards to employees was estimated assuming no expected dividends and the following weighted-average assumptions:

                                                 
     
Options
  ESPP
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,   June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
  2004
  2003
  2002
Expected life (years)
    3.3       2.4       3.8       0.60       0.63       0.42  
Expected stock price volatility
    74.1 %     74.0 %     71.0 %     74.1 %     74.0 %     71.0 %
Risk-free interest rate
    2.3 %     1.5 %     4.1 %     2.3 %     1.5 %     4.1 %

     For pro forma purposes, the estimated fair value of the Company’s stock-based awards is amortized over the option’s vesting period (for options) and the respective four, six, twelve, or sixteen-month purchase periods for stock purchases under the employee stock purchase plan. The following table illustrates the effect on net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share if the Company had accounted for its stock option and stock purchase plans under the fair value method of accounting under SFAS 123 and SFAS 148:

                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands, except per share data)
Net income (loss) — as reported
  $ 82,988     $ (7,739 )   $ (90,051 )
Add: compensation expense recorded under APB 25, net of tax
    2,336       616       1,724  
Deduct: SFAS 123 compensation expense, net of tax
    (27,128 )     (43,226 )     (34,524 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss) — pro forma
  $ 58,196     $ (50,349 )   $ (122,851 )
Basic net income (loss) per share — as reported
  $ 0.63     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )
Basic net income (loss) per share — pro forma
    0.44       (0.40 )     (0.97 )
Diluted net income (loss) per share — as reported
    0.59       (0.06 )     (0.71 )
Diluted net income (loss) per share — pro forma
  $ 0.42     $ (0.40 )   $ (0.97 )

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      Deferred Income Taxes: Deferred income taxes reflect the net effect of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. The Company records a valuation allowance to reduce its deferred tax assets to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized. Realization of the Company’s net deferred tax assets is dependent on future taxable income. The Company believes it is more likely than not that such assets will be realized; however, ultimate realization could be negatively impacted by market conditions and other variables not known or anticipated at this time. In the event that the Company determines that it would not be able to realize all or part of its net deferred tax assets, an adjustment would be charged to earnings in the period such determination is made. Likewise, if the Company later determines that it is more likely than not that the deferred tax assets would be realized, the previously provided valuation allowance would be reversed. The Company’s current valuation allowance of $67.8 million relates to the tax benefit from the exercise of employee stock options and foreign tax credits. When the stock option tax benefits are realized, the related deferred tax asset will reverse and a portion of the valuation allowance will also be reversed and credited to capital in excess of par value.

      Fiscal Year: The Company follows a 52/53-week fiscal reporting calendar and its fiscal year ends on the last Sunday of June each year. The Company’s most recent fiscal year ended on June 27, 2004 and included 52 weeks. The fiscal year ended on June 29, 2003 also included 52 weeks. The Company’s next fiscal year, ending on June 26, 2005, will include 52 weeks.

      Principles of Consolidation: The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

      Cash Equivalents and Short-Term Investments: All investments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less are considered to be cash equivalents. All of the Company’s short-term investments are classified as available-for-sale at the respective balance sheet dates. The Company accounts for its investment portfolio at fair value. The investments classified as available-for-sale are recorded at fair value based upon quoted market prices, and any material temporary difference between the cost and fair value of an investment is presented as a separate component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). The specific identification method is used to determine the realized gains and losses on investments.

      Property and Equipment: Property and equipment is stated at cost. Equipment is depreciated by the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, generally three to seven years. Leasehold improvements are amortized by the straight-line method over the shorter of the life of the related asset or the term of the underlying lease.

      Restructuring Charges: In July 2002, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 146 “Accounting for Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities” (SFAS 146). SFAS 146 addresses financial accounting and reporting for costs associated with exit or disposal activities and nullifies Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 94-3, “Liability Recognition for Certain Employee Termination Benefits and Other Costs to Exit an Activity (including Certain Costs Incurred in a Restructuring)” (EITF 94-3). The Company early-adopted SFAS 146 in the quarter ended December 29, 2002. SFAS 146 requires that a liability for a cost associated with an exit or disposal activity be recognized when the liability is incurred, rather than when the exit or disposal plan is approved. Accordingly, restructuring accruals are recorded when management, with the proper level of authority, approves the specific actions under a plan, communicates the reduction activities and severance packages to the affected employees, and vacates the facilities, or otherwise terminates a contract in accordance with its terms, included in the plan. Accruals related to vacated facilities are calculated net of estimated sublease income, and leasehold improvements related to vacated facilities are written off as these items have no future economic benefit. Sublease income is estimated based on current market estimates. If the Company is unable to sublet the vacated properties on a timely basis, the Company adjusts the accrual accordingly.

      Impairment of Long-Lived Assets : The Company routinely considers whether indicators of impairment of long-lived assets are present. If such indicators are present, the Company determines whether the sum of the estimated undiscounted cash flows attributable to the assets in question is less than their carrying value. If the sum is less, the Company recognizes an impairment loss based on the excess of the carrying amount of the assets over their respective fair values. Fair value is determined by discounted future cash flows, appraisals or other methods. If the

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assets determined to be impaired are to be held and used, the Company recognizes an impairment charge to the extent the present value of anticipated net cash flows attributable to the asset are less than the asset’s carrying value. The fair value of the asset then becomes the asset’s new carrying value, which the Company depreciates over the remaining estimated useful life of the asset. Assets to be disposed of are reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value less cost to sell.

      Investments in Derivative Financial Instruments Indexed to Lam Research Corporation Stock: In November 2000, the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) reached final consensus on EITF Issue No. 00-19, “Determination of Whether Share Settlement is Within the Control of the Issuer,” for the purposes of applying EITF Issue No. 96-13, “Accounting for Derivative Financial Instruments Indexed to, and Potentially Settled in, a Company’s Own Stock” (EITF 00-19). EITF Issue No. 96-13 addresses accounting for equity derivative contracts indexed to, and potentially settled in, a company’s own stock (equity derivatives) by providing guidance for distinguishing between permanent equity, temporary equity and assets and liabilities.

     The Company’s equity derivatives included certain put and call options indexed to its own stock. Application of EITF 00-19 required these instruments to be recorded at their fair value at the end of each reporting period and the changes in fair value recorded as a gain or loss on the Company’s statement of operations. These equity derivatives were collateralized by restricted cash and could not be settled in unregistered shares. They were classified as other short-term assets and were settled in the first quarter of fiscal 2003 (See Note 5).

      Derivative Financial Instruments: The Company holds or has held derivative financial instruments to hedge a variety of risk exposures including interest rate risks associated with its long-term debt, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on the value of its cash flows from forecasted revenue denominated in Japanese Yen and foreign currency denominated assets. Derivatives that qualify for hedge accounting are discussed in detail in Note 4 to these consolidated financial statements.

     The Company does not purchase derivatives for speculative or for trading purposes. To qualify for hedge accounting, the hedge relationship must meet criteria relating both to the derivative instrument and the hedged item. These include identification of the hedging instrument, the hedged item, the nature of the risk being hedged and how the hedging instrument’s effectiveness in offsetting the exposure to changes in the hedged item’s fair value or cash flows will be measured.

     When derivative instruments are designated and qualify as effective hedges of identified fair value exposures, the Company is able to offset changes in the fair value of the identified exposures by changes in the fair value of the hedging instruments. When derivative instruments are designated and qualify as effective cash flow hedges, the Company is able to defer changes in the fair value of the hedging instrument within accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) until the hedged exposure is realized. Consequently, with the exception of hedge ineffectiveness recognized, the Company’s results of operations are not subject to fluctuation as a result of changes in the fair value of the derivative instruments. If hedges are not highly effective or if the Company does not believe that forecasted transactions would occur, the Company may not be able to account for its investments in derivative instruments as hedges. If this were to occur in a future period, changes in the fair values of the Company’s derivative instruments would be recognized in operations without the benefits of offsets or deferrals of changes in fair value arising from hedge accounting treatment.

     To hedge foreign currency risks, the Company uses foreign currency exchange forward contracts, where possible and practical. These forward contracts are valued using standard valuation formulas with assumptions about future foreign currency exchange rates derived from existing exchange rates and interest rates observed in the market.

     The Company considers its most current outlook in determining the level of foreign currency denominated intercompany revenues to hedge. The Company combines these forecasts with historical trends to establish the portion of its expected volume to be hedged. The revenues are hedged for exposures to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. Should the level of revenues expected not occur, the Company’s investments in derivatives used to hedge changes in foreign currency exchange rates may not qualify for hedge accounting.

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received a fixed interest rate as part of the swap, which was used to hedge interest rate risk in connection with the Company’s 4% Notes. This instrument was valued using the market standard methodology of netting the discounted future fixed cash receipts and the discounted expected variable cash payments arising under the swap. The variable cash payments were based on an expectation of future interest rates derived from observed market interest rate curves. The values of these derivatives changed over time as cash receipts and payments were made and as market conditions changed.

     The Company does not believe that it is or was exposed to more than a nominal amount of credit risk in its interest rate and foreign currency hedges, as counterparties are established and well-capitalized financial institutions. The Company’s exposures are in liquid currencies (Japanese Yen), so there is minimal risk that appropriate derivatives to maintain its hedging program would not be available in the future.

      Guarantees: The Company accounts for guarantees in accordance with FASB Interpretation No. 45, “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees to Others, an interpretation of FASB Statements No. 5, 57 and 107 and a rescission of FASB Interpretation No. 34” (FIN 45). Accordingly, the Company evaluates its guarantees to determine whether (a) the guarantee is specifically excluded from the scope of FIN 45, (b) the guarantee is subject to FIN 45 disclosure requirements only, but not subject to the initial recognition and measurement provisions, or (c) the guarantee is required to be recorded in the financial statements at fair value. The Company has recorded a liability for certain guaranteed residual values related to specific facility lease agreements. The Company has evaluated its remaining guarantees and has concluded that they are either not within the scope of FIN 45 or do not require recognition in the financial statements. These guarantees generally include certain indemnifications to its lessors under operating lease agreements for environmental matters, potential overdraft protection obligations to financial institutions related to one of the Company’s subsidiaries, recourse provisions related to sales of accounts receivable, indemnifications to the Company’s customers for certain infringement of third-party intellectual property rights by its products and services, and the Company’s warranty obligations under sales of its products. Please see Note 16 for additional information on the Company’s guarantees.

      Foreign Currency: Through fiscal year 2004, the functional currencies of the Company’s European, Japanese and Asia Pacific subsidiaries are generally the individual subsidiaries’ local currencies. The Company’s subsidiaries primarily generate and expend cash in their local currency; billings and receipts for their labor and services are primarily denominated in the local currency (workforce is paid in local currency); their individual assets and liabilities are primarily denominated in the local foreign currency and do not materially impact the Company’s cash flows and there is an active local sales market for the foreign subsidiaries’ products and services. Accordingly, all balance sheet accounts of these local functional currency subsidiaries are translated at the fiscal period-end exchange rate, and income statement accounts are translated at an average rate for the period. The resulting translation adjustments are recorded as cumulative translation adjustments, and are a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

      Reclassifications: Certain amounts presented in the comparative financial statements for prior years have been reclassified to conform to the fiscal year 2004 presentation.

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Note 3: Financial Instruments

     Investments at June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003 consist of the following:

                                                         
    June 27, 2004
  June 29, 2003
            Unrealized   Unrealized   Fair           Unrealized   Fair
    Cost
  Gains
  Losses
  Value
  Cost
  Gains
  Value
    (in thousands)
Available-for-sale:
                                                       
Institutional Money Market Funds
  $ 57,739     $     $     $ 57,739     $ 119,805     $     $ 119,805  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Amounts included in cash and cash equivalents
    57,739                   57,739       119,805             119,805  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Auction Rate Notes and Preferred Stock
    4,998       2             5,000       106,186             106,186  
Municipal Bonds and Notes
    104,324       193       (732 )     103,785       83,773       603       84,376  
Treasury and Agency Notes
    83,515       98       (859 )     82,754       54,344       364       54,708  
Bank and Corporate Notes
    57,384       51       (639 )     56,796       53,862       79       53,941  
International - $US Denominated
    17,786       7       (59 )     17,734       40,739       120       40,859  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Amounts included in short-term investments
    268,007       351       (2,289 )     266,069       338,904       1,166       340,070  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Institutional Money Market Funds
    112,468                   112,468       118,468             118,468  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Amounts included in restricted cash
    112,468                   112,468       118,468             118,468  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total Available-for-sale
  $ 438,214     $ 351     $ (2,289 )   $ 436,276     $ 577,177     $ 1,166     $ 578,343  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     The Company accounts for its investment portfolio at fair value. Realized gains and (losses) from investments sold were approximately $0.2 million and ($0.3) million in fiscal 2004 and approximately $0.2 million and ($0.1) million in fiscal 2003. Realized gains and (losses) for investments sold are specifically identified. Management assesses the fair value of investments in debt securities that are not actively traded through consideration of interest rates and their impact on the present value of the cash flows to be received from the investments. The Company also considers whether changes in the credit ratings of the issuer could impact the assessment of fair value. The fair value of the Company’s investments in auction rate preferred securities is based upon par value, which approximates fair value due to the nature of the instruments.

     The Company’s available-for-sale securities are invested in financial instruments with a minimum rating of A2 or A, as rated by Moody’s or Standard & Poor’s (S&P), respectively.

     The amortized cost and fair value of investments in debt securities with contractual maturities is as follows:

 
                                 
    June 27,   June 29,
    2004
  2003
            Estimated           Estimated
            Fair           Fair
    Cost
  Value
  Cost
  Value
    (in thousands)
Due in less than one year
  $ 229,963     $ 229,773     $ 328,577     $ 328,922  
Due one year through five years
    203,253       201,503       142,414       143,235  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total investments in debt securities
  $ 433,216     $ 431,276     $ 470,991     $ 472,157  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     Management has the ability and intent, if necessary, to liquidate any of its investments in order to meet the Company’s liquidity needs in the next 12 months. Accordingly, those investments with contractual maturities greater than one year from the date of purchase have been classified as short-term on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

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Concentrations of Credit Risk

     The fair value of the Company’s convertible subordinated notes and the Company’s other long-term debt is estimated based on the current rates available for debt instruments with comparable terms and maturities. The fair value of the Company’s foreign currency forward contracts is estimated based upon the Japanese Yen exchange rates at June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003, respectively. See Note 5 for a discussion of the equity derivative contracts in the Company’s stock and its fair value.

     The Company had no cash flow hedges at June 27, 2004. At June 29, 2003, the notional amount of outstanding Japanese Yen forward contracts that are designated as cash flow hedges was $2.2 million. At June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003, the notional amount of Japanese Yen forward contracts that are designated as balance sheet hedges was $48.1 million and $16.4 million, respectively.

     The Company has an agreement to sell specific U.S. Dollar-denominated receivables. At June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003, $60.0 million and $37.5 million of these receivables, respectively, remained uncollected, of which $6.0 million and $2.8 million at June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003, respectively, were subject to recourse provisions.

     Credit risk evaluations, including trade references, bank references and Dun & Bradstreet ratings are performed on all new customers, and subsequent to credit application approval, the Company monitors its customers’ financial statements and payment performance. In general, the Company does not require collateral on sales.

Note 4: Derivative Financial Instruments and Hedging

     During the quarter ended June 27, 2004, the Company repaid in full its 4% Notes, two years prior to maturity. The repayment of the 4% Notes resulted in a cash outlay of $303.0 million, which included a redemption premium of $3.0 million. Additionally, during the same quarter, the Company settled its swap, which resulted in an increase in cash of $10.9 million as well as a transfer of $6.0 million from restricted cash to cash balances. As a result of the swap settlement and repayment of the 4% Notes, the Company recorded a net gain of $4.5 million included in other income (expense), net. The $4.5 million consisted of a $10.9 million gain related to the swap, less the $3.0 million redemption premium and the $3.4 million write-off of unamortized offering expenses associated with the 4% Notes.

     The Company carries derivative financial instruments (derivatives) on the balance sheet at their fair values. The Company has acquired and has held or holds derivative financial instruments to hedge a variety of risks and exposures including interest rate fluctuation risks associated with its long-term debt, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on the value of expected cash flows from forecasted revenue transactions denominated in Japanese Yen and foreign currency denominated assets. Changes in the fair value of derivatives that are not designated or that do not qualify as hedges under SFAS 133 are recognized in earnings immediately. The Company does not use derivatives for trading or speculative purposes.

     The Company has a policy to minimize, where possible and practical, the impact of interest rate exposure associated with its interest rate sensitive investments and debt obligations. To limit the impact relating to interest rate exposure associated with its fixed rate 4% Notes, the Company was a party to an interest rate swap agreement (the swap) with a notional amount of $300.0 million. Under the terms of the swap, the Company exchanged the fixed interest payments on its 4% Notes for variable interest payments based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). The swap was accounted for as a fair value hedge under the provisions of SFAS 133. Fluctuations in the fair value of the 4% Notes, resulting from changes in the LIBOR interest rate sensitive component, were recorded in earnings, and were generally offset by changes in the fair value of the swap, which were also recorded in earnings.

     The corresponding net gains resulting from hedge ineffectiveness related to differences in changes in the fair value of the swap and changes in the fair value of the 4% Notes which are recorded in other income (expense), net were $0.1 million and $0.2 million for fiscal year 2004 and fiscal year 2003, respectively.

     The Company’s policy is to attempt to minimize short-term business exposure to foreign exchange risks using the most effective and efficient methods to eliminate or reduce such exposures. In the normal course of business, the Company’s financial position is routinely subjected to market risk associated with foreign currency rate fluctuations. To protect against the reduction in value of forecasted Japanese Yen-denominated cash flows resulting from sales in

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Japanese Yen, the Company will, at times, institute foreign currency cash flow hedging programs. The Company has previously entered into foreign currency forward exchange contracts that generally expired within 12 months, and no later than 24 months. These foreign currency forward exchange contracts were designated as cash flow hedges and carried on the Company’s balance sheet at fair value with the effective portion of the contracts’ gains or losses included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and subsequently recognized in earnings in the same period the hedged revenue was recognized.

     The Company recognized a net gain of $0.3 million and a net loss of $0.1 million for fiscal year 2004 and fiscal year 2003, respectively, for cash flow hedges that had been discontinued, because the original forecasted transactions did not or were not expected to occur. The gains and losses were recorded in other income (expense) in the consolidated statements of operations.

     The Company also enters into foreign currency forward contracts to hedge the gains and losses generated by the remeasurement of Japanese Yen-denominated intercompany and trade receivables. Under SFAS 133, these forward contracts are not designated hedges. Therefore, the change in fair value of these derivatives is recorded into earnings as a component of other income (expense) and is planned to offset the change in fair value of the foreign currency denominated intercompany and trade receivables.

Note 5: Equity Derivative Contracts in Company Stock

     On August 23, 2002, the Company settled its outstanding equity derivative contracts by purchasing approximately 3.5 million shares of Lam common stock at an average price of $11.19 per share for a total cash payment of $39.1 million. The settlement generated a contract life to date gain of $8.4 million ($2.41 per share) and the Company recognized an increase in treasury stock of $47.6 million as a result of this transaction. Based on the $13.60 market price of the Company’s common stock at the contract settlement date (August 23, 2002), the fair value of the equity derivative contracts declined by $16.4 million to $8.4 million, from their June 30, 2002 fair value of $24.8 million. This $16.4 million reduction in the equity derivative contracts’ fair value was recorded as a non-taxable loss in other expense in the June 29, 2003 consolidated statements of operations.

     The Company’s equity derivatives included certain put and call options indexed to its own stock that were acquired in June 1999. Application of EITF 00-19, “Determination of Whether Share Settlement is Within the Control of the Issuer”, for the purposes of applying EITF Issue No. 96-13, “Accounting for Derivative Financial Instruments Indexed to, and Potentially Settled in, a Company’s Own Stock”, required these previously purchased instruments to be recorded at their fair value at the end of each reporting period, commencing in June 2001, with the change in fair value recorded as a gain or loss in the Company’s statement of operations. The Company’s equity derivatives were collateralized by restricted cash of $9.1 million and could not be settled in unregistered shares. They were classified as other short-term assets ($24.8  
million), at the end of fiscal 2002.

Note 6: Inventories

     Inventories consist of the following:

                 
    June 27,   June 29,
    2004
  2003
    (in thousands)
Raw materials
  $ 45,070     $ 67,259  
Work-in-process
    41,353       27,034  
Finished goods
    21,826       17,723  
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
  $ 108,249     $ 112,016  
 
   
 
     
 
 

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Note 7: Property & Equipment

     Property and equipment consists of the following:

                 
    June 27,   June 29,
    2004
  2003
    (in thousands)
Manufacturing and office equipment
  $ 98,046     $ 114,609  
Leasehold improvements
    41,256       57,497  
Furniture and fixtures
    3,204       5,031  
Computer equipment and software
    59,062       67,624  
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
    201,568       244,761  
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization
    (159,124 )     (195,990 )
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
  $ 42,444     $ 48,771  
 
   
 
     
 
 
 

Note 8: Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities

     The significant components of accrued expenses and other liabilities consist of the following:

                 
    June 27,   June 29,
    2004
  2003
    (in thousands)
Accrued compensation
  $ 76,896     $ 55,610  
Warranty reserves
    28,401       16,985  
Income and other taxes payable
    33,972       23,796  
Restructuring charges
    5,093       9,840  
Other
    27,981       24,913  
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
  $ 172,343     $ 131,144  
 
   
 
     
 
 
 

Note 9: Long-Term Debt and Other Long-Term Liabilities

     Long-term debt and other long-term liabilities consist of the following:

                 
    June 27,   June 29,
    2004
  2003
    (in thousands)
4% Notes, interest payable semi-annually, principal due June 2006
  $     $ 319,322  
Restructuring, long-term portion
    8,761       9,396  
Patent settlement obligation
    2,500       7,500  
Other
    793       1,002  
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
    12,054       337,220  
Less current portion
    (2,500 )     (5,011 )
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
  $ 9,554     $ 332,209  
 
   
 
     
 
 

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     During the quarter ended June 27, 2004, the Company repaid in full its 4% Notes, two years prior to maturity. The repayment of the 4% Notes resulted in a cash outlay of $303.0 million, which included a redemption premium of $3.0 million. Additionally, during the same quarter, the Company settled its swap which had been used to minimize the impact of interest rate exposure associated with its 4% Notes. This settlement resulted in an increase in cash of $10.9 million and, in addition, a transfer of $6 million from restricted cash to cash balances. As a result of swap settlement and repayment of the 4% Notes, the Company recorded a net gain of $4.5 million included in other income (expense), net. The $4.5 million consisted of a $10.9 million gain related to the swap less the $3.0 million redemption premium and write-off of $3.4 million of unamortized offering expenses associated with the 4% Notes.

     The $8.8 million long-term restructuring reserve is primarily related to lease payments on vacated buildings and includes payments extending out to various dates beyond the next twelve months, which the Company expects to utilize in total by the end of fiscal 2010.

     The $2.5 million patent settlement obligation is expected to be paid in full by December 2004.

     The remaining balance of $0.8 million is expected to be utilized in total by June 2007.

Note 10: Stockholders’ Equity

     During fiscal 2003, the Company settled its outstanding equity derivative contracts by purchasing approximately 3.5 million shares of the Company’s common stock for a total cash payment of $39.1 million, which represented a discount from the market price of the stock of approximately $2.41 per share, resulting in a life to date gain of $8.4 million. The Company recognized an increase in treasury stock of $47.6 million as a result of this transaction. During fiscal 2002, the Company repurchased 600,000 shares of its common stock for $10.7 million. During fiscal 2001, the Company repurchased approximately 2.4 million shares of the Company’s common stock for approximately $45.1 million.

     During the quarter ended December 29, 2002, the Company recorded $3.4 million of deferred stock-based compensation in stockholders’ equity, which was offset by a corresponding entry to additional paid-in capital in stockholders’ equity, in connection with the modification of terms of a fixed stock option award previously issued to the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The modification extended the contractual life of the stock option for a period of three years and modified the vesting requirements. However, no changes were made to either the number of shares of the Company’s stock subject to the option, or the option’s exercise price. Accordingly, the modification resulted in the remeasurement of compensation expense based on the option’s intrinsic value on the date of modification in accordance with the provisions of APB 25 and FIN 44. The deferred stock-based compensation balance of $3.4 million was being amortized ratably over the vesting period of the modified options, or 16 quarters. Under the terms of this modification, if the Nasdaq National Market closing price of the Company’s common stock reached or exceeded $20.00 per share, all unvested shares would immediately vest and become exercisable. In the event of such accelerated vesting, all remaining deferred compensation would immediately be recognized as compensation expense.

     During the quarter ended September 28, 2003, the Company added a second condition to the accelerated vesting provision contained in this stock option award. The second condition required the Company’s fiscal quarter net income, based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, to exceed $2.5 million after deducting any incremental amortization expense that resulted from acceleration of these same options. The two conditions needed not to be met simultaneously nor in a specific order. Both conditions were met during the quarter ended September 28, 2003 and, as a result, all options under this arrangement were immediately vested in full. Accordingly, the Company recognized the remaining deferred stock-based compensation balance of $2.8 million as compensation expense within selling, general and administrative expenses in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations for the fiscal year ended June 27, 2004.

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these units has been accounted for in accordance with APB No. 25 and EITF 00-23, “Issues Related to the Accounting for Stock Compensation under APB Opinion No. 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees, and FASB Interpretation No. 44, “Accounting for Certain Transactions involving Stock Compensation.” Accordingly, these units were valued using the intrinsic value as calculated by the market price at the date of grant. This resulted in a fixed non-cash compensation charge which is being recognized on a straight-line basis in earnings over the related service period.

Note 11: Net Income (Loss) Per Share

     Basic net income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share is computed as though all potential common shares that are dilutive were outstanding during the period. Potential common shares are excluded from diluted net (loss) per share calculations as the effect would be antidilutive due to the net loss for the period. The following table provides a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted computations for net income (loss) per share.

                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands, except per share data)
Numerator:
                       
Net income (loss)
  $ 82,988     $ (7,739 )   $ (90,051 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Add:
                       
Interest expense on 4% Notes, net of income taxes
    3,179              
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Numerator for diluted net income (loss) per share
  $ 86,167     $ (7,739 )   $ (90,051 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Denominator:
                       
Basic average shares outstanding
    131,776       126,300       126,356  
Effect of potential dilutive securities:
                       
Employee stock plans and warrant
    6,897              
Assumed conversion of 4% Notes
    6,255              
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Diluted average shares outstanding
    144,928       126,300       126,356  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss) per share — Basic
  $ 0.63     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss) per share — Diluted
  $ 0.59     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.71 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

     For purposes of computing diluted net income (loss) per share, weighted-average common shares do not include potential dilutive securities whose exercise prices exceed the average market value of the Company’s common stock for the period. The following potential dilutive securities were excluded:

                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands)
Number of potential dilutive securities excluded
    3,403       18,166       5,064  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

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Additionally, the following potential dilutive securities were excluded for purposes of computing diluted net (loss) per share because the effect would have been antidilutive:

                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands)
Number of potential dilutive securities excluded — options
          3,718       18,038  
Number of potential dilutive securities excluded — convertible subordinated notes
          6,677       6,677  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
          10,395       24,715  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 

Note 12: Comprehensive Income (Loss)

     The components of comprehensive income (loss) are as follows:

                         
    Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands)
Net income (loss)
  $ 82,988     $ (7,739 )   $ (90,051 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment
    1,808       1,305       6,674  
Unrealized loss on fair value of derivative financial instruments, net
    (293 )     (925 )     (3,719 )
Unrealized gain (loss) on financial instruments, net
    (3,104 )     1,166        
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Comprehensive income (loss)
  $ 81,399     $ (6,193 )   $ (87,096 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

     The balance of accumulated other comprehensive loss is as follows:

 
                 
    June 27,   June 29,
    2004
  2003
    (in thousands)
Accumulated foreign currency translation adjustment
  $ (13,345 )   $ (15,153 )
Accumulated unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments
          293  
Accumulated unrealized gain (loss) on financial instruments
    (1,938 )     1,166  
 
   
 
     
 
 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
  $ (15,283 )   $ (13,694 )
 
   
 
     
 
 

Note 13: Stock Option Plans and Stock Purchase Plan

     The Company has adopted stock option plans that provide for the grant to key employees of options to purchase shares of the Company’s Common Stock. In addition, the plans permit the grant of nonstatutory stock options to paid consultants and employees, and provide for the automatic grant of nonstatutory stock options to outside directors. The option price is determined by the Board of Directors or its designee, the plan administrator, but in no event will it be less than the fair market value of the Company’s Common Stock on the date of grant. Options granted under the plans vest over a period determined by the Board of Directors or the plan administrator. Under the automatic grant program, each outside director receives an option immediately exercisable for 15,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock during December of each year during which the outside director serves, with the exercise price equal to the fair market value on the date of grant.

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     A summary of stock option plan transactions follows:

 
                                 
    Available           Option   Weighted
    For Grant
  Outstanding
  Price
  Average
June 24, 2001
    1,960,292       24,919,149     $ 1.75-53.00     $ 14.13  
Additional amount authorized
    9,000,000                    
Granted
    (9,736,347 )     9,736,347       16.00-29.87       21.81  
Exercised
          (2,453,796 )     1.75-29.58       7.85  
Canceled
    2,579,527       (2,579,527 )     3.33-53.00       19.48  
Expired
    (347,836 )                  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
June 30, 2002
    3,455,636       29,622,173     $ 3.33-53.00     $ 16.68  
Additional amount authorized
    3,000,000                    
Granted
    (4,661,372 )     4,661,372       7.03-22.74       11.12  
Exercised
          (1,719,354 )     3.33-18.58       8.63  
Canceled
    1,862,396       (1,862,396 )     6.33-50.46       21.61  
Expired
    (59,568 )                  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
June 29, 2003
    3,597,092       30,701,795     $ 3.33-53.00     $ 16.02  
Additional amount authorized
                       
Granted
    (665,835 )     665,835       18.21-35.40       25.92  
Exercised
          (6,146,637 )     3.33-29.66       10.32  
Canceled
    1,602,440       (1,602,440 )     5.97-50.46       21.88  
Expired
    (26,645 )                      
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
June 27, 2004
    4,507,052       23,618,553     $ 3.33-53.00     $ 17.40  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     At June 27, 2004, 28,125,605 shares of Lam Common Stock were reserved for future issuance under the various stock option plans.

     Outstanding and exercisable options presented by price range at June 27, 2004 are as follows:

                                                 
             
Options Outstanding
  Options Exercisable
                    Weighted-                
                    Average   Weighted-           Weighted-
    Range of   Number of   Remaining   Average   Number of   Average
    Exercise   Options   Life   Exercise   Options   Exercise
    Prices
  Outstanding
  (Years)
  Price
  Exercisable
  Price
 
  $ 3.33-6.33       3,249,334       4.85     $ 5.66       3,249,334     $ 5.66  
 
    6.38-8.69       2,687,027       3.79       7.43       2,405,077       7.29  
 
    8.95-12.74       2,480,576       5.04       10.32       1,759,919       10.34  
 
    12.90-21.58       4,368,774       4.60       17.57       2,634,647       17.74  
 
    21.63-22.05       5,711,801       4.75       22.04       874,910       22.01  
 
    22.07-26.44       3,453,630       6.00       25.37       2,318,866       25.85  
 
    26.57-53.00       1,667,411       5.82       33.92       1,217,732       34.33  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
  $ 3.33-53.00       23,618,553       4.92     $ 17.40       14,460,485     $ 15.34  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     The 1997 Stock Incentive Plan and the 1999 Stock Option Plan provide for the grant of non-qualified stock option awards to eligible employees, consultants and advisors, and non-employee directors of the Company and its subsidiaries. Initially, 9.0 million shares were reserved for issuance. The Board of Directors approved an additional 3.0 million shares, 9.0 million shares, and 500,000 shares, in fiscal years 2003, 2002, and 2001 respectively.

     The 1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the 1999 ESPP) allows employees to designate a portion of their base compensation to be used to purchase the Company’s Common Stock at a purchase price per share of the lower of 85% of the fair market value of the Company’s Common Stock on the first or last day of the applicable offering

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period. Typically, each offering period lasts 12 months and comprises three interim purchase dates. During fiscal 2003, the Board approved an extension of the offering period to 16 months. The 1999 ESPP, approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on November 5, 1998, replaced the existing 1984 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the 1984 ESPP). At June 29, 2003 the Company had 9.0 million shares of Lam Common Stock reserved for issuance under the 1999 ESPP: 3.0 million shares may be issued at any time and additional shares (previously 6.0 million total additional shares) may be issued for each share of the Company’s Common Stock which the Company redeems in public-market at private purchases and designated for this purpose. In fiscal year 2004, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the 1999 ESPP to (i) each year automatically increase the number of shares available for issuance under the Plan by a specific amount on a one-for-one basis with shares of Common Stock that the Company will redeem in public market and private purchases for such purpose and (ii) to authorize the Plan Administrator (the Compensation Committee of the Board) to set a limit on the number of shares a Plan participant can purchase on any single Plan exercise date. The automatic annual increase provides that the number of shares in the Plan reserve available for issuance shall be increased on the first business day of each calendar year commencing with 2004, on a one-for-one basis with each share of Common Stock that the Company redeems, in public-market or private purchases, and designates for this purpose, by a number of shares equal to the lesser of (i) 2,000,000, (ii) one and one-half percent (1.5%) of the number of shares of all classes of common stock of the Company outstanding on the first business day of such calendar year, or (iii) a lesser number determined by the Plan Administrator. During fiscal year 2004, the number of shares of Lam Common Stock reserved for issuance under the 1999 ESPP increased by 2.0 million shares to 11.0 million shares, subject to repurchase of an equal number of shares in public market or private purchases.

     During fiscal 2004, 1,420,775 shares of the Company’s Common Stock were sold to employees under the 1999 ESPP. A total of 15,330,337 shares of the Company’s Common Stock were issued under the 1999 and 1984 ESPP Plans through June 27, 2004, at prices ranging from $0.09 to $31.84 per share. At June 27, 2004, 735,325 shares are available for purchase under all employee stock purchase plans. Pursuant to the automatic increase in shares available for issuance under the 1999 ESPP discussed above, an additional 2.0 million shares are available for purchase subject to repurchase of an equal number of shares in public market or private purchases.

Note 14: Profit Sharing and Benefit Plans

     Profit sharing is awarded to employees based upon performance against certain corporate financial and operating goals. Distributions to employees by the Company are made semi-annually based upon a percentage of base salary, provided that a threshold level of the Company’s financial and performance goals are met. In addition to profit sharing the Company has other bonus plans based on achievement of profitability and other specific performance criteria. Charges to expense under these plans were $22.7 million, $8.8 million, and $2.7 million during fiscal years 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively.

     The Company maintains a 401(k)-retirement savings plan for its full-time employees in North America. Each participant in the plan may elect to contribute from 2% to 20% in fiscal 2004 and fiscal 2003 and from 2% to 15% in fiscal 2002 of his or her annual salary to the plan, subject to statutory limitations. The Company makes matching employee contributions in cash to the plan at the rate of 50% of the first 6% of salary contributed. Employees participating in the 401(k)-retirement savings plan are 100% vested in the Company matching contributions and investments are directed by participants. The Company made matching contributions of approximately $3.0 million, $3.1 million, and $4.0 million in fiscal 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively.

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Note 15: Commitments

Off -Balance Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations

     The Company has certain obligations, some of which are recorded on its balance sheet and some of which are not, to make future payments under various contracts. Obligations are recorded on the Company’s balance sheet in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Such obligations are included in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet and certain components, other long-term liabilities and restructuring liabilities, are discussed below. In addition, the Company’s off-balance sheet arrangements, consisting of operating leases and purchase obligations in the tables below, include contractual relationships for which the Company has an obligation under certain contracts.

Other Long-Term Liabilities

     During the second quarter of fiscal 2002 the Company signed a final settlement agreement with Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (Varian) in connection with the patent infringement litigation filed by Varian in October 1993. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Varian granted the Company a non-exclusive license to the patents involved in the litigation. The Company agreed to pay Varian $20.0 million in cash, $5.0 million in December 2001 and the remainder to be paid in equal quarterly installments of $1.25 million over a three-year period. As of June 27, 2004, a total amount of $17.5 million has been paid to Varian and the total obligation remaining is $2.5 million through December 2004.

Restructuring Liabilities

     The Company’s total restructuring reserves as of June 27, 2004 were $13.9 million. The $13.9 million consists of $0.6 million of severance and benefits-related costs and $13.3 million primarily related to lease payments on vacated buildings. The severance and benefits-related costs are expected to be paid over the next twelve months. The facilities-related payments extend out to various dates and the balance is expected to be paid in full by fiscal 2010. The Company’s restructuring obligations are included in the table below. Please see the related discussion in Note 19 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

     The Company has subleased some of its vacated buildings, all of which are included in the Company’s restructuring reserves, and currently is entitled to receive sublease payments of approximately $2.0 million, $1.6 million, and $0.8 million for the fiscal years 2005, 2006, and 2007, respectively.

     For fiscal years ended June 27, 2004, June 29, 2003, and June 30, 2002, the Company received sublease payments totaling $1.2 million, $2.8 million, and $3.9 million, respectively, on its sublease facilities.

     The Company’s restructuring reserves consisted of the following as of June 27, 2004:

 
         
    (in thousands)
Payments due by period:
       
Less than 1 year
  $ 5,093  
1-3 years
    6,986  
4-5 years
    1,748  
Over 5 years
    27  
 
   
 
 
Total
  $ 13,854  
 
   
 
 

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Operating Leases

     The Company leases most of its administrative, research and development (R&D) and manufacturing facilities, regional sales/service offices and certain equipment under non-cancelable operating leases, which expire at various dates through 2021. All of the Company’s facility leases for buildings located at its Fremont, California headquarters and certain other facility leases provide the Company an option to extend the leases for additional periods. Additionally, certain of the Company’s facility leases provide for periodic rent increases based on the general rate of inflation.

     Future minimum lease payments under operating leases agreements as of June 27, 2004 are as follows:

 
         
    (in thousands)
Payments due by period:
       
Less than 1 year
  $ 13,894  
1-3 years
    13,718  
4-5 years
    102,034  
Over 5 years
    388  
 
   
 
 
Total
  $ 130,034  
 
   
 
 

     Total rent expense amounted to approximately $8.5 million, $14.9 million, and $19.7 million, for fiscal years 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively.

     In March and June of 2003, the Company transferred certain lease agreements relating to various properties at its Fremont, California campus to a new lessor. These agreements require the Company to guarantee residual values of the leased properties to the lessor at the end of the lease terms in fiscal 2008 (in the case that the leases are not renewed, the Company does not exercise the purchase options and the lessor sells the properties and the sale price is less than the lessor’s costs) of up to $98.7 million ($48.4 million and $50.3 million, respectively), which are reflected in the table above. The terms of the guarantees are equal to the remaining terms of the related lease agreements. Under the accounting provisions of FIN 45, the Company recognized a liability of approximately $1.0 million ($0.5 million in March 2003 and $0.5 million in June 2003) for the related residual value guarantees under the leases. The value of these guarantees was determined by computing the estimated present value of the respective probability-weighted cash flows that might be expended under the guarantees over the respective leases’ term, discounted using the Company’s risk adjusted borrowing rate of approximately 2%. The values of these respective guarantees have been recorded as prepaid rent, with the offset recorded as a liability, and the amounts are being amortized to income (for the liability) and to expense (for the prepaid rent) on a ratable basis over the five-year period of the leases. Additionally, as part of the lease agreements, the Company maintains cash collateral of approximately $112.5 million in separate specified interest bearing accounts which is recorded as restricted cash on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet. The lessor under the lease agreements is a substantive independent leasing company that does not have the characteristics of a variable interest entity (VIE) as defined by FIN 46, and is therefore not consolidated by the Company.

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Purchase Obligations

     Future payments under purchase obligations as of June 27, 2004 are as follows:

         
    (in thousands)
Payments due by period:
       
Less than 1 year
  $ 108,142  
1-3 years
    54,750  
4-5 years
    41,498  
Over 5 years
    1,825  
 
   
 
 
Total
  $ 206,215  
 
   
 
 

     Purchase obligations consist of material contractual purchase obligations either on an annual basis or over multi-year periods related to the Company’s outsourcing activities or other material commitments, including vendor-consigned inventories. The Company continues to enter into new agreements and maintain existing agreements to outsource certain elements, including elements of its manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, facilities maintenance, certain information technology functions, and certain transactional general and administrative functions. The table presented above contains the Company’s minimum obligations at June 27, 2004 under these arrangements and others. Actual expenditures will vary based on the volume of transactions and length of contractual service provided. In addition to minimum spending commitments, certain of these agreements provide for potential cancellation charges.

     Consignment inventories, which are owned by vendors but located in the Company’s discrete storage locations and warehouses, are not reported as Lam inventory until title is transferred to the Company or its purchase obligation is determined. At June 27, 2004, vendor owned inventories held at the Company’s locations and not reported as Lam inventory were approximately $14.6 million.

Note 16: Guarantees

     In November 2002, the FASB issued “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others” (FIN 45). FIN 45 requires a company that is a guarantor to make specific disclosures about its obligations under certain guarantees that it has issued. FIN 45 also requires a company (the Guarantor) to recognize, at the inception of a guarantee, a liability for the obligations it has undertaken in issuing the guarantee.

     In March and June of 2003, the Company transferred certain lease agreements relating to various properties at its Fremont, California campus to a new lessor. These agreements require the Company to guarantee residual values of the leased properties to the lessor at the end of the lease terms in fiscal 2008. Please see additional discussion in Note 15.

     The Company has issued certain indemnifications to its lessors under some of its operating lease agreements, such as, indemnification for various environmental matters. The Company has entered into certain insurance contracts to minimize its exposure related to such indemnifications. As of June 27, 2004, the Company has not recorded any liability on its financial statements in connection with these indemnifications, as the Company does not believe, based on information available, that it is probable that any amounts will be paid under these guarantees.

     The Company has agreements with two financial institutions that guarantee payment of its Japanese subsidiary’s overdraft protection obligation. The maximum potential amount of future payments the Company could be required to make under these agreements at June 27, 2004, is approximately $5.6 million. As of June 27, 2004, the Company’s Japanese subsidiary did not owe any amounts under this agreement. The Company has not recorded any liability in connection with these guarantees, as the Company does not believe, based on information available, that it is probable that any amounts will be paid under these guarantees.

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     The Company has an agreement with a financial institution to sell to the institution certain U.S. Dollar-denominated receivables generated from the sale of its systems, subject to recourse provisions. The Company insures these sold receivables for approximately 90% of their value and guarantees payment of the remaining uninsured receivable value in the event that the payment obligation is not satisfied. Based on historical payment patterns, the Company has experienced negligible default on payment obligations and therefore, believes the risk of loss from default is minimal. The terms of these guarantees are from 90 days past the due date of the receivable, until collected. At June 27, 2004 the maximum potential amount of future payments the Company could be required to make under this agreement is approximately $6.0 million. As of June 27, 2004, the Company has not recorded any liability in connection with these guarantees, as the Company does not believe, based on information available, that it is probable that any amounts will be paid under these guarantees.

     Generally, the Company indemnifies, under pre-determined conditions and limitations, its customers for infringement of third-party intellectual property rights by its products or services. The Company seeks to limit its liability for such indemnity to an amount not to exceed the sales price of the products or services. The Company does not believe, based on information available, that it is probable that any material amounts will be paid under these guarantees.

     The Company provides standard warranties on its systems that run generally for a period of 12 months from system acceptance, not to exceed 14 months from the date of shipment of the system to the customer. The liability amount is based on actual historical warranty spending activity by type of system, customer, and geographic region, modified for any known factors such as the impact of system reliability improvements.

     Changes in the Company’s product warranty reserves during year ended June 27, 2004, were as follows:

 
         
    (in thousands)
Balance at June 29, 2003
  $ 16,985  
Warranties issued during the period
    28,391  
Settlements made during the period
    (15,506 )
Change in liability for pre-existing warranties during the period, including expirations
    (1,469 )
 
   
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 28,401  
 
   
 
 

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Note 17: Income Taxes

     Significant components of the provision (benefit) for income taxes attributable to income before taxes are as follows:

                         
            Year Ended    
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands)
Federal:
                       
Current
  $ 1,396     $ 1,016     $ (1,527 )
Deferred
    10,730       (5,856 )     (45,074 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
    12,126       (4,840 )     (46,601 )
State:
                       
Current
    260       (3,214 )     175  
Deferred
    5,468       (2,581 )     4,109  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
    5,728       (5,795 )     4,284  
Foreign:
                       
Current
    9,808       2,932       (2,742 )
Deferred
          (203 )     7,115  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
    9,808       2,729       4,373  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
  $ 27,662     $ (7,906 )   $ (37,944 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

     Deferred income taxes reflect the net effect of temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. Significant components of the Company’s net deferred tax assets are as follows:

 
                 
    June 27,   June 29,
    2004
  2003
    (in thousands)
Deferred tax assets:
               
Tax benefit carryforwards
  $ 195,676     $ 164,286  
Accounting reserves and accruals deductible in different periods
    35,605       59,264  
Inventory valuation differences
    38,629       37,836  
Capitalized R&D expenses
    14,974       17,808  
Unrealized loss
    5,265        
Varian settlement — stock warrants
    8,752       8,270  
Other
    4,419        
 
   
 
     
 
 
Gross deferred tax assets
    303,320       287,464  
 
   
 
     
 
 
Deferred tax liabilities:
               
Temporary differences for capital assets
    (13,047 )     (8,326 )
Unrealized gain
          (2,856 )
State cumulative temporary differences
    (13,256 )     (14,786 )
Other
          (4,743 )
 
   
 
     
 
 
Gross deferred tax liabilities
    (26,303 )     (30,711 )
 
   
 
     
 
 
Valuation allowance for deferred tax assets
    (67,781 )     (36,655 )
 
   
 
     
 
 
Net deferred tax assets
  $ 209,236     $ 220,098  
 
   
 
     
 
 

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     Realization of the Company’s net deferred tax assets is based upon the weight of available evidence, including such factors as the recent earnings history and expected future taxable income. The Company believes it is more likely than not that such assets will be realized; however, ultimate realization could be negatively impacted by market conditions and other variables not known or anticipated at this time.

     Approximately $66.4 million and $23.9 million of the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets, for fiscal 2004 and 2003, respectively, are attributable to stock option deductions, the benefit of which will be credited to equity when realized. Approximately, $1.4 million of stock option deductions were realized for the year ended June 27, 2004. The change (increase/(decrease)) in valuation allowance year over year was $31.1 million, ($15.6) million and $21.0 million for fiscal 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively.

     At June 27, 2004, the Company has federal tax loss carryforwards of approximately $319.5 million, which will expire in varying amounts between 2019 and 2024. The Company also has federal and state tax credit carryforwards of approximately $79.1 million, of which approximately $69.1 million of credits, will expire in varying amounts between 2005 and 2024. The remaining balance of $9.9 million of credit carryforwards may be carried forward indefinitely. A valuation allowance of approximately $1.3 million in 2004 and $12.8 million in 2003 is attributable to the portion of the deferred tax assets related to the tax credit carryforwards.

     A reconciliation of income tax provision (benefit) provided at the federal statutory rate (35% in 2004, 2003, and 2002) to actual income tax provision (benefit) is as follows:

                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands)
Income tax provision (benefit) computed at federal statutory rate
  $ 38,688     $ (5,476 )   $ (44,798 )
Tax carryforwards (benefited)/ unbenefited
                9,184  
Change in valuation allowance - foreign tax credits
    (12,689 )            
Tax exempt interest
    (783 )     (805 )     (1,447 )
Tax credits
    (6,604 )     (1,700 )     (7,000 )
State income tax provision (benefit), net of federal tax provision
    261       (3,767 )     2,785  
Equity derivatives indexed to Company stock
          5,742       2,883  
Foreign income taxed at different rates
    9,347       23,080        
IRS audit settlement
          (24,892 )      
Other
    (558 )     (88 )     449  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
  $ 27,662     $ (7,906 )   $ (37,944 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

     Income before income taxes from foreign operations for fiscal years 2004, 2003, and 2002 was $1.7 million, $(69.5) million and $(3.7) million, respectively. In addition, the Company received royalty and other income from foreign sources of $2.5 million, $4.9 million and $0.3 million, in fiscal years 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively, which is subject to foreign tax withholding.

     In April 2003, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) closed its examination of the Company’s tax returns for fiscal years up to and including the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998. Resolution was reached on a number of issues including adjustments related to research and development tax credits, resulting in a reported approximate $24.9 million tax benefit recorded in fiscal 2003. In addition, tax expense of approximately $17.0 million associated with implementing strategies to, in the longer-term, limit the Company’s tax liability on the sale of the Company’s products worldwide, was recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003. These tax strategies are structured to align the asset ownership and functions of the Company’s various legal entities around the world with the Company’s expectations of the level, timing, and sources of future revenues and profits.

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Note 18: Segment, Geographic Information and Major Customers

     The Company operates in one business segment: manufacturing and servicing of front-end wafer processing semiconductor manufacturing equipment. All products and services are marketed within the geographic regions in which the Company operates. The Company’s material operating units qualify for aggregation under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 131, “Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information,” due to their identical customer base and similarities in economic characteristics, nature of products and services, and processes for procurement, manufacturing and distribution.

     The Company operates in four geographic regions: the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Japan. For geographical reporting, revenues are attributed to the geographic location in which the customers’ facilities are located while long-lived assets are attributed to the geographic locations in which they are located.

                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands)
Net sales:
                       
United States
  $ 164,528     $ 207,938     $ 267,710  
Europe
    177,380       148,284       201,258  
Asia Pacific
    489,744       334,375       329,065  
Japan
    104,294       64,637       145,081  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total net sales
  $ 935,946     $ 755,234     $ 943,114  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
                         
     
Year Ended
    June 27,   June 29,   June 30,
    2004
  2003
  2002
    (in thousands)
Long-lived assets:
                       
United States
  $ 68,398     $ 101,170     $ 104,418  
Europe
    10,180       9,243       2,259  
Asia Pacific
    2,176       2,855       4,010  
Japan
    318       4,111       5,569  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total long-lived assets
  $ 81,072     $ 117,379     $ 116,256  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

     In fiscal year 2004, revenues, on a standalone basis, from ST Microelectronics accounted for approximately 15% of total revenues, and, in fiscal year 2003, revenues from Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., accounted for approximately 15% of total revenues. No individual customer accounted for more than 10% of the Company’s total revenue in fiscal 2002.

Note 19: Restructuring

     The Company has developed plans and incurred restructuring charges to respond to the high level of volatility and, at times, depressed levels of capital investment by the semiconductor industry. The frequency of the Company’s restructuring plans has been driven by the unpredictable and substantial changes in the semiconductor industry as a whole and the market for semiconductor processing equipment in particular. These dynamic changes in the semiconductor industry and the Company’s business have required multiple integrated responses, including those activities within the Company’s restructuring plans, based on the best information and industry-expert forecasts available at that point in time. Although management makes every attempt to consolidate all known restructuring activities into one plan, the extreme nature of Lam’s industry’s business cycles and the rapidly changing forecasting environment places practical limitations on achieving this objective. The implementation of restructuring activities and recognition of their impact in the Company’s financial statements does not preclude similar but unrelated actions from being necessary in future periods.

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     The Company systematically reviews its revenue outlook and forecasts and assesses their impact on required employment levels, facilities utilization, and outsourcing activities. Based on these evaluations, the Company’s senior management committed to cost reduction and exit activities in the quarters ended March 28, 2004 (the March 2004 Plan), December 28, 2003 (the December 2003 Plan), September 28, 2003 (the September 2003 Plan), June 29, 2003 (the June 2003 Plan), March 30, 2003 (the March 2003 Plan), December 29, 2002 (the December 2002 Plan), December 30, 2001 (the December 2001 Plan), and September 23, 2001 (the September 2001 Plan).

     Prior to the end of each quarter noted above, the Company initiated the announced restructuring activities and management with the proper level of authority approved specific actions under the respective Plan. Severance packages to potentially impacted employees were communicated in enough detail such that the employees could determine their type and amount of benefit. The termination of the affected employees occurred as soon as practical after the restructuring plans were announced. The amount of remaining future lease payments for facilities the Company ceased to use and included in the restructuring charges is based on management’s estimates using known prevailing real estate market conditions at that time based, in part, on the opinions of independent real estate experts. Leasehold improvements relating to the vacated buildings were written off, as these items will have no future economic benefit to the Company and have been abandoned.

     The Company distinguishes regular operating cost management activities from restructuring activities. Accounting for restructuring activities requires an evaluation of formally committed and approved plans. Restructuring activities have comparatively greater strategic significance and materiality and may involve exit activities, whereas regular cost containment activities are more tactical in nature and are rarely characterized by formal and integrated action plans or exiting a particular product, facility, or service.

     As of June 27, 2004, the overall restructuring reserve balance consisted of the following:

 
                         
    Severance        
    and        
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Total
    (in thousands)
Fiscal 2004 restructurings
  $ 30     $ 2,077     $ 2,107  
Fiscal 2003 restructurings
    183       6,451       6,634  
Fiscal 2002 restructurings
    389       3,496       3,885  
Pre-fiscal 2002 restructurings
          1,228       1,228  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 602     $ 13,252     $ 13,854  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

     The severance and benefits-related costs are anticipated to be utilized by the end of fiscal year 2005. The facilities balance consists primarily of lease payments on vacated buildings and is expected to be utilized by the end of fiscal year 2010.

Fiscal 2004 Restructuring Activities

     The Company recorded net restructuring charges during fiscal year 2004 of approximately $6.7 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees of $1.2 million, charges for the present value of remaining lease payments on vacated facilities of $2.8 million, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements of $1.6 million. The Company also recorded a charge of approximately $1.0 million due to the cancellation of a lease agreement related to one of its facilities in Japan and $2.1 million for the write-off of related leasehold improvements. Furthermore, the Company recognized $1.9 million of additional facilities-related expenses due to changes in estimates of restructuring plans initiated prior to fiscal 2004. Charges during the year were partially offset by the recovery of $1.5 million, net, of previously accrued expenses related to the remaining lease payments on vacated facilities in Japan. Additional offsetting items include recovery of $0.7 million due to lower than previously estimated employee severance and benefits costs and $1.7 million of recovered inventory from unanticipated sales to the Company’s installed base of certain portions of inventory previously written off as part of its September 2001 restructuring. The inventory recovery was recorded as a credit in cost of goods sold.

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March 2004 Plan

     The Company recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended March, 2004 of approximately $3.0 million, consisting of charges for the cancellation of a lease agreement related to one of its facilities in Japan, deemed to be no longer useful to the Company’s operations, of $1.0 million, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements of $2.0 million.

     Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the March 2004 Plan:

 
                         
            Abandoned    
            Fixed    
    Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
March 2004 provision
  $ 950     $ 2,088     $ 3,038  
Cash payments
    (950 )           (950 )
Non-cash charges
          (2,088 )     (2,088 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $     $     $  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 

December 2003 Plan

     The Company’s December 2003 Plan activities included reducing its workforce by less than 20 employees, primarily in North America and by vacating a facility located in North America deemed to be no longer useful to its operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a range of functions and at different levels of the organization. The Company recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended December 28, 2003 of approximately $4.2 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements.

Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the December 2003 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
December 2003 provision
  $ 350     $ 2,305     $ 1,514     $ 4,169  
Reversal of restructuring charges
          (18 )           (18 )
Cash payments
    (350 )     (244 )           (594 )
Non-cash charges
                (1,514 )     (1,514 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $     $ 2,043     $     $ 2,043  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

September 2003 Plan

     The Company’s September 2003 Plan included reducing its workforce primarily in North America and Europe by approximately 20 people and by vacating selected facilities located in North America and Asia deemed to be no longer necessary to its operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with the majority of the reductions in North America. The Company recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended September 28, 2003 of approximately $1.2 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, and the write-off of associated leasehold improvements.

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Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the September 2003 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
September 2003 provision
  $ 713     $ 394     $ 123     $ 1,230  
Additional restructuring charges
    48                   48  
Reversal of restructuring charges
    (69 )     (7 )           (76 )
Cash payments
    (662 )     (353 )           (1,015 )
Non-cash charges
                (123 )     (123 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 30     $ 34     $     $ 64  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

Fiscal 2003 Restructuring Activities

June 2003 Plan

     The Company’s June 2003 Plan activities included reducing its workforce in North America, Europe, and Asia by approximately 30 people and by vacating selected sales and administrative facilities located in North America, Europe, and Asia deemed to be no longer required for its operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with the majority of the reductions in North America. The Company recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended June 29, 2003, of approximately $7.6 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for the present value of remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, a loss on the fair value of a vacated facility and the write-off of related leasehold improvements. In June 2003, a lease covering one of the Company’s vacated facilities at its Fremont, California campus was amended, combined, restated, and transferred to a new lessor under a single lease structure. At the time of the amendment, the leased facility’s fair value was less than its original cost by approximately $1.0 million. Accordingly, this amount was recorded as a loss on the fair value of the vacated facility and included in the $6.7 million facility-related restructuring charge.

     Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the June 2003 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
June 2003 provision
  $ 783     $ 6,656     $ 210     $ 7,649  
Cash payments
    (366 )     (388 )           (754 )
Non-cash charges
                (210 )     (210 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 29, 2003
    417       6,268             6,685  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Cash payments
    (374 )     (847 )           (1,221 )
Reversal of restructuring charges
    (37 )     (2 )           (39 )
Additional restructuring charges
          84             84  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 6     $ 5,503     $     $ 5,509  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

March 2003 Plan

     The Company’s March 2003 Plan activities included reducing its workforce in North America and Europe by approximately 50 people and by vacating selected sales and administrative facilities located in North America deemed to be no longer required for its operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with the majority of the reductions in North America. The Company recorded a restructuring charge during the quarter ended March 30, 2003, of approximately $4.7 million,

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consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements. The Company recovered $0.3 million during fiscal year ended June 27, 2004 due to a change in estimates related to its facilities. Additionally, during fiscal 2004, $0.3 million were recovered due to lower than previously estimated employee severance and benefits costs.

     Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the March 2003 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
March 2003 provision
  $ 1,658     $ 2,913     $ 171     $ 4,742  
Cash payments
    (855 )     (757 )           (1,612 )
Non-cash charges
    (228 )           (171 )     (399 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 29, 2003
    575       2,156             2,731  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Cash payments
    (255 )     (959 )           (1,214 )
Reversal of restructuring charges
    (280 )     (283 )           (563 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 40     $ 914     $     $ 954  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

December 2002 Plan

     The Company’s December 2002 Plan activities included reducing its workforce in North America, Europe, and Asia by approximately 120 employees and by vacating selected sales and administrative facilities located in North America, Europe and Asia deemed to be no longer necessary for its operations. The employees included in the Plan were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with approximately 65% from North America and approximately 35% from Europe and Asia locations. The Company recorded a restructuring charge of $5.7 million, consisting of severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities, and the write-off of related leasehold improvements. During fiscal year 2004, the Company recovered $0.1 million due to the difference between the costs previously accrued and actual costs to terminate a lease agreement related to a facility in Japan.

Below is a table summarizing activity relating to the December 2002 Plan:

 
                                 
    Severance           Abandoned    
    and           Fixed    
    Benefits
  Facilities
  Assets
  Total
    (in thousands)
December 2002 provision
  $ 3,257     $ 1,945     $ 474     $ 5,676  
Cash payments
    (3,112 )     (487 )           (3,599 )
Non-cash charges
          (49 )     (474 )     (523 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 29, 2003
    145       1,409             1,554  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Reversal of restructuring charges
          (90 )           (90 )
Cash payments
    (8 )     (1,285 )           (1,293 )
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Balance at June 27, 2004
  $ 137     $ 34     $     $ 171  
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

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Fiscal 2002 Restructuring Activities

December 2001 Plan

     During the second fiscal quarter of 2002, the Company’s restructuring activities included reducing its workforce by approximately 470 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia, vacating selected administrative and warehouse facilities at its Fremont, California campus deemed to be no longer required for its operations, and the closure of certain offices in Asia. The employees included in the Plan were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels throughout the organization with approximately 80% from North America and approximately 20% from Europe and Asia locations. The Company recorded a restructuring charge of $33.8 million relating to severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments on vacated facilities and the write-off of related leasehold improvements and fixed assets.

     During fiscal 2004, the Company recorded approximately $0.4 million of additional restructuring charges due to revision in estimates for one of its vacated facilities and the Company recovered approximately $1.4 million, net, due to the difference between the costs previously accrued and actual costs to terminate a lease agreement for a facility for which it entered into a lease cancellation agreement during the quarter ended March 28, 2004. During fiscal 2003, the Company recovered approximately $3.8 million of restructuring charges originally accrued under the December 2001 Plan, $2.1 million for benefits offered that were not utilized by terminated employees and approximately $1.7 million related to a revision to the net amount of lease payments remaining on vacated facilities. During fiscal 2003, the Company recorded approximately $3.0 million of additional restructuring charges of which $2.5 million were due to revisions the Company made in sublease assumptions for two of its vacated buildings in Fremont, California and approximately $0.1 million due to additional facility restoration costs. The remaining $0.4 million of expenses were due to revisions that the Company made in its estimates for employee termination costs.

September 2001 Plan

     During the first quarter of fiscal 2002, the Company’s restructuring activities included a reduction of approximately 550 employees in North America, Europe and Asia, vacating selected facilities at its Fremont, California campus deemed to be no longer required for its operations and discontinuance of the manufacture of specific products within its etch product lines. The employees were from a broad range of functions and at multiple levels of the organization, with approximately 85% from North America and 15% from Europe and Asia locations. The Company recorded a restructuring charge of $21.0 million which included severance and benefits for involuntarily terminated employees, charges for remaining lease payments, write-offs of leasehold improvements on vacated facilities, and inventory write-downs. The inventory charge of approximately $7.6 million related to the Company’s decision to discontinue manufacture of specific systems within its etch product lines. The Company recovered approximately $1.7 million during fiscal year 2004, $1.0 million during fiscal year 2003, and $0.7 million during fiscal year 2002, from unanticipated subsequent sales to its installed base of these items. The Company physically disposed of approximately $1.0 million of this inventory during fiscal 2004 and $2.7 million during fiscal 2003 and 2002.

     During fiscal 2003, approximately $0.9 million was recovered due to lower employee severance and termination costs of $0.6 million and lower than planned expenses for vacated facility leases of $0.3 million. The Company also recorded charges of $0.6 million for the September 2001 Plan based on a revised estimate of the length of time required to sublease one of its vacated buildings in Fremont, California.

     During fiscal 2002, the Company recovered approximately $1.0 million of the September 2001 Plan charge due to lower than estimated employee termination costs of $0.7 million and lower than planned expenses relating to a vacated facility lease of $0.3 million.

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Fiscal 2001 Restructuring Plans

     During the second quarter of fiscal 2003, the Company completed the remaining elements of its restructuring activities under the June 2001 Plan. A final $1.1 million of restructuring charges was recovered due to lower than estimated employee termination costs.

Note 20: Settlement of Swap Agreement and Redemption of 4% Notes

     During the quarter ended June 27, 2004, the Company settled its swap which had been used to minimize the impact of interest rate exposure associated with the Company’s 4% Notes. Please see Note 4 for additional information.

Note 21: Asset Impairment Charge

     During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, the Company decided to cease future investment in its CMP systems development as a result of evaluations of the product’s potential for garnering market share and providing adequate returns on future investment. The Company determined that the carrying value of certain of its fixed assets and intellectual property directly related to the development and manufacturing of CMP systems exceeded their fair value less costs to sell. In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets,” the Company recorded a pre-tax impairment charge of $2.4 million, recorded in cost of goods sold, related to the fixed assets and a pre-tax charge of $0.6 million, recorded in R&D expense, associated with the intellectual property asset.

Note 22: Related Party Transactions

     During fiscal year 2001, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer signed a promissory note with Lam entitling him to borrow up to $1.0 million dollars at 6.75% simple interest. He was advanced the $1.0 million and subsequently repaid the entire amount of $1.0 million, plus accrued interest, during the quarter ended December 28, 2003.

Note 23: Legal Proceedings

     From time to time, the Company has received notices from third parties alleging infringement of such parties’ patent or other intellectual property rights by its products. In such cases it is the Company’s policy to defend the claims, or if considered appropriate, negotiate licenses on commercially reasonable terms. However, no assurance can be given that the Company will be able in the future to negotiate necessary licenses on commercially reasonable terms, or at all, or that any litigation resulting from such claims would not have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial position or operating results.

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Stockholders of Lam Research Corporation

     We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Lam Research Corporation as of June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended June 27, 2004. Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in the Index at Item 15(a). These financial statements and schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and schedule based on our audits.

     We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

     In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Lam Research Corporation as of June 27, 2004 and June 29, 2003, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended June 27, 2004, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also, in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects the information set forth therein.

/s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP

San Jose, California
July 16, 2004

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SIGNATURES

     Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

     
  LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
 
   
  By /s/ JAMES W. BAGLEY
 
  James W. Bagley,
  Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Dated: September 9, 2004

POWER OF ATTORNEY

     KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints James W. Bagley and Martin B. Anstice, jointly and severally, his attorney-in-fact, each with the power of substitution, for him in any and all capacities, to sign any amendments to this Report of Form 10-K, and to file the same, with exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each of said attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, this Report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the date indicated.

         
Signatures
  Title
  Date
/s/ James W. Bagley

      James W. Bagley
  Chairman, Chief Executive
Officer
  September 9, 2004
/s/ Martin B. Anstice

      Martin B. Anstice
  Vice President, Finance,
Chief Financial Officer, and
Chief Accounting Officer
  September 9, 2004
/s/ David G. Arscott

      David G. Arscott
  Director   September 9, 2004
/s/ Robert M. Berdahl

      Robert M. Berdahl
  Director   September 9, 2004
/s/ Richard J. Elkus, Jr.

      Richard J. Elkus, Jr.
  Director   September 9, 2004
/s/ Jack R. Harris

      Jack R. Harris
  Director   September 9, 2004
/s/ Grant M. Inman

      Grant M. Inman
  Director   September 9, 2004

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LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
SCHEDULE II — VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS

                                         
    ADDITIONS
           
    BALANCE   CHARGED                   BALANCE
    AT   TO   CHARGED           AT
    BEGINNING   COSTS   TO           END
    OF   AND   OTHER   DEDUCTIONS   OF
DESCRIPTION
  PERIOD
  EXPENSES
  DESCRIBE
  DESCRIBE
  PERIOD
YEAR ENDED JUNE 27, 2004
                                       
Deducted from asset accounts:
                                       
Allowance for doubtful accounts
  $ 3,789,000     $ 701,000     $     $ 625,000 (1)   $ 3,865,000  
YEAR ENDED JUNE 29, 2003
                                       
Deducted from asset accounts:
                                       
Allowance for doubtful accounts
  $ 4,995,000     $ 694,000     $     $ 1,900,000 (1)(2)   $ 3,789,000  
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002
                                       
Deducted from asset accounts:
                                       
Allowance for doubtful accounts
  $ 4,948,000     $ 639,000     $     $ 592,000 (1)   $ 4,995,000  


(1)   $0.6 million, $0.8 million, and $0.6 million of specific customer accounts written-off in fiscal 2004, 2003, and 2002, respectively.
 
(2)   In fiscal 2003, $1.1 million of specific customer accounts previously reserved were recovered.

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LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 27, 2004

 
EXHIBIT INDEX
 
     
Exhibit   Description
3.1(22)
  Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant, dated September 7, 1989; as amended by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, Dated February 28, 1990; the Certificate of Amendment dated October 28, 1993; the Certificate of Ownership and Merger dated December 15, 1994; the Certificate of Ownership and Merger dated June 25, 1999 and the Certificate of Amendment effective as March 7, 2000.
 
   
3.2(27)
  Amended and Restated By Laws of the Registrant, dated June 6, 2003.
 
   
3.3(22)
  Certificate of Designation, Preferences and Rights of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock dated January 27, 1997.
 
   
4.2(1)
  Amended 1984 Incentive Stock Option Plan and Forms of Stock Option Agreements.
 
   
4.4(5)
  Amended 1991 Stock Option Plan and Forms of Stock Option Agreements.
 
   
4.7(1)
  Rights Agreement, dated as of January 23, 1997, between the Registrant and ChaseMellon Shareholder Service, L.L.C., which includes Exhibit B thereto the Form of Right Certificate.
 
   
4.8(32)
  Amended and restated 1997 Stock Incentive Plan.
 
   
4.11(18)
  Amended and restated 1996 Performance-Based Restricted Stock Plan.
 
   
4.12(32)
  Amended and restated 1999 Stock Option Plan.
 
   
4.13(29)
  Lam Research Corporation 1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, as amended.
 
   
4.14(30)
  Lam Research Corporation 2004 Executive Incentive Plan.
 
   
10.3(2)
  Form of Indemnification Agreement.
 
   
10.12(3)
  ECR Technology License Agreement and Rainbow Technology License Agreement by and between Registrant and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
 
   
10.16(4)
  License Agreement effective January 1, 1992 between the Registrant and Tokyo Electron Limited.
 
   
10.30(6)
  1996 Lease Agreement Between Lam Research Corporation and the Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited, dated March 27, 1996.
 
   
10.35(7)
  Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Lam Research Corporation, Omega Acquisition Corporation and OnTrak Systems, Inc., dated as of March 24, 1997.
 
   
10.38(8)
  Consent and Waiver Agreement between Lam Research Corporation and IBJTC Leasing Corporation-BSC, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., The Bank of Nova Scotia, and the Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd., dated March 28, 1997.
 
   
10.46(9)
  Receivables Purchase Agreement between Lam Research Co., Ltd. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Tokyo Branch, dated December 26, 1997.
 
   
10.49(9)
  Guaranty to the Receivables Purchase Agreement between Lam Research Co., Ltd. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Tokyo Branch, dated December 26, 1997.
 
   
10.50(10)
  License Agreement between Lam Research Corporation and Trikon Technologies, Inc., dated March 18, 1998.
 
   
10.51(10)
  Loan Agreement between Lam Research Corporation and The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited, dated March 30, 1998.
 
   
10.52(11)
  Credit Agreement between Lam Research Corporation and Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., San Francisco Branch, dated April 13, 1998.
 
   
10.53(11)
  First Amendment to Credit Agreement between Lam Research Corporation and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., San Francisco Branch, dated August 10, 1998.
 
   
10.58(12)
  Loan Agreement between Lam Research Co., Ltd. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., dated September 30, 1998.
 
   
10.59(12)
  Guaranty to Loan Agreement between Lam Research Co., Ltd and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., dated September 30, 1998.
 
   
10.61(13)
  Second Amendment to Credit Agreement between ABN AMRO BANK, N.V. and Lam Research Corporation, dated December 18, 1998.
 
   
10.62(13)
  First Amendment to Guaranty between ABN AMRO BANK, N.V. and Lam Research Corporation, dated December 25, 1998.
 
   
10.63(13)
  Supplemental Agreement of Receivables Purchase Agreement dated December 26, 1997 between ABN AMRO BANK, N.V. and Lam Research Corporation, dated December 25, 1998.
 
   
10.64(13)
  Supplemental Agreement of Loan Agreement dated September 30, 1998 between ABN AMRO BANK, N.V. and Lam Research Corporation, dated December 25, 1998.

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Exhibit   Description
10.66(14)
  Substitution Certificate for Loan Agreement dated September 30, 1998 between ABN AMRO BANK, N.V. and Lam Research Corporation, dated March 19, 1999.
 
   
10.67(15)
  OTS Issuer Stock Option Master Agreement between Lam Research Corporation and Goldman Sachs & Co., and Collateral Appendix thereto, dated June 1999.
 
   
10.68(15)
  Form of ISDA Master Agreement and related documents between Lam Research Corporation and Credit Suisse Financial Products, dated June 1999.
 
   
10.69(17)
  The First Amendment Agreement between Lam Research Corporation and Credit Suisse Financial Products, dated August 31, 1999.
 
   
10.70(19)
  Lease Agreement between Lam Research Corporation and Scotiabanc Inc., dated January 10, 2000.
 
   
10.71(19)
  Participation Agreement between Lam Research Corporation, Scotiabanc Inc., and The Bank of Nova Scotia, dated January 19, 2000.
 
   
10.73(20)
  Lease Agreement Between Lam Research Corporation and Cushing 2000 Trust, dated December 6, 2000.
 
   
10.74(20)
  Participation Agreement Between Lam Research Corporation and Cushing 2000 Trust, Dated December 6, 2000.
 
   
10.75(21)
  Indenture between Lam Research Corporation and LaSalle Bank, National Association, as Trustee, dated May 22, 2001
 
   
10.76(21)
  Registration Rights Agreement among Lam Research Corporation, Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation and ABN Amro Rothschild LLC, dated May 22, 2001.
 
   
10.77 (23)
  Warrant to Purchase Common Stock of Lam Research Corporation, dated December 19, 2001, issued to Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
 
   
10.78 (24)
  Promissory Note between Lam Research Corporation and Stephen G. Newberry dated May 8, 2001.
 
   
10.79 (25)
  Amendment to Stock Option Grant for James W. Bagley dated October 16, 2002.
 
   
10.80 (26)
  Amended and Restated Master Lease and Deed of Trust Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated March 25, 2003.
 
   
10.81 (26)
  Lease Supplement No. 1 Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated March 25, 2003.
 
   
10.82 (26)
  Participation Agreement Between Lam Research Corporation, SELCO Service Corporation and Key Corporate Capital Inc., dated March 25, 2003.
 
   
10.83 (26)
  Amendment to Participation Agreement Between Lam Research Corporation, Scotiabanc Inc. and The Bank of Nova Scotia, dated December 27, 2002.
 
   
10.84 (26)
  Amendment to Participation Agreement Between Lam Research Corporation, the Cushing 2000 Trust, Scotiabanc Inc, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Fleet National Bank, dated December 27, 2002.
 
   
10.85 (26)
  Employment Agreement for Stephen G. Newberry, dated January 1, 2003.
 
   
10.86(27)
  Amended and Restated Master Lease and Deed of Trust Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.87(27)
  Lease Supplement No. 1 Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.88(27)
  Lease Supplement No. 2 Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.89(27)
  Lease Supplement No. 3 Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.90(27)
  Lease Supplement No. 4 Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.91(27)
  Lease Supplement No. 5 Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.92(27)
  Lease Supplement No. 6 Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.93(27)
  Lease Supplement No. 7 Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.94(27)
  Participation Agreement Between Lam Research Corporation and SELCO Service Corporation, and Key Corporate Capital Inc., dated as of June 1, 2003.
 
   
10.95(27)
  Employment Agreement for Ernest Maddock, dated April 15, 2003.
 
   
10.96(28)
  Employment Agreement for Nicolas J. Bright, dated August 1, 2003.
 
   
10.97
  Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Uncommitted Insured Trade Receivables Purchase Agreement between ABN Amro Bank, N.V. and Lam Research Corporation, dated June 2, 2004.
 
   
10.98
  Amended and Restated Guaranty between ABN Amro Bank, N.V. and Lam Research Corporation, dated June 2, 2004.
 
   
10.99
  Form of Nonstatutory Stock Option Agreement — Lam Research Corporation 1997 Stock Incentive Plan.
 
   
21
  Subsidiaries of the Registrant.
 
   
23.1
  Consent of Ernst & Young LLP, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
 
   
24
  Power of Attorney (See Signature page)
 
   
31.1
  Rule 13a - 14(a) / 15d - 14(a) Certification (Principal Executive Officer)
 
   
31.2
  Rule 13a - 14(a) / 15d - 14(a) Certification (Principal Financial Officer)
 
   
32.1
  Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 (section 906 of the of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) — Chief Executive Officer
 
   
32.2
  Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 (section 906 of the of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) — Chief Financial Officer

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(1) Incorporated by reference to Post Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 (No. 33-32160) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 10, 1990.

(2) Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 3, 1988.

(3) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 1989.

(4) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 1991.

(5) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 1995.

(6) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 1996.

(7) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Report on Form 8-K dated March 31, 1997.

(8) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 1997.

(9) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 1997.

(10) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 1998.

(11) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998.

(12) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 1998.

(13) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 1998.

(14) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A for the quarter ended March 31, 1999.

(15) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Report on Form 8-K dated June 22, 1999.

(16) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Report on Form S-8 dated November 5, 1998.

(17) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 26, 1999.

(18) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 26, 1999.

(19) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 26, 2000.

(20) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 24, 2000.

(21) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 dated July 27, 2001.

(22) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Amendment No. 2 to its Annual Report on Form 10K/A for the fiscal year ended June 25, 2000.

(23) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 dated January 30, 2002.

(24) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002.

(25) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 29, 2002.

(26) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 30, 2003.

(27) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 29, 2003.

(28) Incorporated by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 28, 2003.

(29) Incorporated by reference to Appendix A of the Registrant’s Proxy Statement filed on October 14, 2003.

(29) Incorporated by reference to Appendix B of the Registrant’s Proxy Statement filed on October 14, 2003.

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EXHIBIT 10.97

SECOND AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED UNCOMMITTED INSURED TRADE
RECEIVABLES PURCHASE AGREEMENT

THIS SECOND AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED UNCOMMITTED INSURED
TRADE RECEIVABLES PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this "Second Amendment") is made as of June 2, 2004 by and among Lam Research Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("Lam"), Lam Research International SARL, a Swiss corporation ("LRI") and a subsidiary of Lam (Lam and LRI each a "Seller" and collectively, "Sellers") and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. ("Buyer").

RECITALS

Lam and Buyer have previously entered into that certain Second Amended and Restated Uncommitted Insured Trade Receivables Purchase Agreement dated as of March 21, 2003 (the "March Agreement"), pursuant to which Lam agreed to sell and Buyer agreed to buy, on an uncommitted basis, certain accounts receivable not to exceed $50,000,000, subject to the terms and conditions of the March Agreement, as amended by that certain Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Uncommitted Insured Trade Receivables Purchase Agreement dated as of September 24, 2003 among LAM, LRI and Buyer (the "First Amendment", the March Agreement as amended by the First Amendment, the "Purchase Agreement").

Lam and Buyer desire to further amend the Purchase Agreement on the terms set forth herein to extend the Purchase Period to March 25, 2005 and increase the Total Uncommitted Facility to an amount not in excess of One Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000).

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the above Recitals, the mutual covenants herein contained, and the exchange of consideration provided hereinafter, the receipt and adequacy of which the parties hereby acknowledge, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

1. Waiver. Buyer hereby acknowledges that Sellers have not delivered a Purchase Period Extension Request pursuant to Section 12(d) of the Purchase Agreement. Buyer hereby agrees to waive the requirements of Section 12(d) requiring delivery of such Purchase Period Extension Request ("Waiver") and agrees that the Purchase Period shall be amended as provided in this Second Amendment. This Waiver is a one-time waiver and shall not be construed to be:
(i) a waiver as to future compliance with the Purchase Agreement, or (ii) a waiver of any other rights or remedies that Buyer may have under the Purchase Agreement or under applicable law.

2. Amendments to the Purchase Agreement.

A. Section 1 Sale and Purchase. The third sentence of Section 1(a) is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Buyer shall not purchase Eligible Receivables that a Seller offers to the extent that the aggregate purchase price paid by Buyer for Purchased Receivables would exceed One Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000) (the "Total Uncommitted Facility")."


B. Section 1 Sale and Purchase. Section 1(b) is hereby amended to read as follows:

"The obligation of Buyer to enter into the March Agreement was subject to receipt by Buyer, on or prior to the Effective Date, of those items listed on Schedule 2 attached thereto. The obligation of Buyer to enter into the First Amendment was subject to receipt by Buyer, on or prior to the Amendment Effective Date, of each item listed on Schedule 2 attached thereto. The obligation of Buyer to enter into this Second Amendment is subject to receipt by Buyer, on or prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date, of each item listed on Schedule 2 attached hereto as being deliverable on or prior to such date, each in form and substance satisfactory to Buyer."

C. Section 1 Sale and Purchase. The second sentence of Section 1(g) is hereby amended to read as follows:

"On each subsequent Purchase Date under the March Agreement, the First Amendment or the Second Amendment, Buyer deposited or shall deposit, as the case may be, into the Collection Expenses Account funds equal to One-Hundredth of One Percent (0.01%) of the Net Invoice Amount of the Purchased Receivables acquired on such Purchase Date."

D. Section 7 Notices. Section 7 is hereby amended to delete the address set forth for LRI and replace such address with the following:

"Lam Research International Sarl Chemin de la Combeta 5 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Switzerland 2300
Attn: Craig Garber
Telephone: 41-32-924-2901

With a copy to Lam Research Corporation:

Lam Research Corporation
4650 Cushing Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538-6517
Attn: Roch LeBlanc
Telephone: (510) 572-3547 Fax No: (510) 572-1586"

E. Section 11 Definitions. The definition of "Purchase Period" is amended to read as follows:


"Purchase Period": the period from and including March 26, 2004 up to and including March 25, 2005 or, if such date is extended from time to time pursuant to Section 12(d), any later date to which so extended.

F. Exhibit A Instrument of Transfer and Assignment. Exhibit A is hereby deleted in its entirety and amended to read as set forth in Attachment 1 hereto.

G. Exhibit C Insurance Policy Requirements; Repurchase Limits; Purchase Percentage. Exhibit C is hereby deleted in its entirety and amended to read as set forth in Attachment 2 hereto.

H. Exhibit D Form of Insurance Policy. Exhibit D is hereby deleted in its entirety and amended to read as set forth in Attachment 3 hereto.

3. Representation and Warranties. The Sellers each severally represent and warrant to Buyer as to itself that, after giving effect to the waiver and amendments set forth in Section 1 and Section 2 above, respectively, the following will be true and correct on the Second Amendment Effective Date (as defined below):

A. The representations and warranties of the Sellers set forth in
Section 2 of the Purchase Agreement are true and correct in all material respects as if made on the Second Amendment Effective Date (except for representations and warranties expressly made as of a specified date, which shall be true as of such date);

B. No Event of Repurchase has occurred and is continuing; and

C. The Purchase Agreement is in full force and effect as to each Seller.

4. Second Amendment Effective Date. The waiver effected by Section 1 above and the amendments effected by Section 2 above shall become effective as of the date on which McGuireWoods LLP ("MW"), counsel to the Buyer, is in receipt of or has confirmed the receipt of the items listed on Schedule 2 hereto (the "Second Amendment Effective Date").

5. Miscellaneous.

A. The Sellers agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses of the Buyer in connection with the preparation, execution and delivery of this Second Amendment, including without limitation, the reasonable fees and expenses of MW.

B. Except as specifically waived and amended above, the Purchase Agreement and each of the Schedules and Exhibits thereto shall remain in full force and effect and the Purchase Agreement is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects.

C. Section headings in this Second Amendment are included herein for convenience of reference only and shall not constitute a part of this Second Amendment for any other purpose.


D. This Second Amendment may be executed in any number of separate counterparts, each of which shall collectively and separately constitute one agreement. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page to this Second Amendment by facsimile shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Second Amendment.

E. GOVERNING LAW. THIS SECOND AMENDMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES HEREUNDER SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED, INTERPRETED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

[the Signature Page Follows]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Second Amendment to be executed as of the date first above written.

SELLERS
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,
a Delaware corporation


By: /s/ Roch LeBlanc
    ----------------

Name: Roch LeBlanc


Title: Assistant Treasurer

LAM RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL
SARL, a Swiss corporation


By: /s/ Mark Frey
    ----------------

Name: Mark Frey


Title: Director

BUYER
ABN AMRO BANK N.V.


By: /s/ Phyllis Kai-Kee

Name: Phyllis Kai-Kee


Title: Director


By: /s/ Alexis Yoo

Name: Alexis Yoo


Title: Vice President


SCHEDULE 2

Conditions Precedent

1. This Second Amendment, duly executed by Buyer and each Seller.

2. The Certificate of Incorporation of Lam, certified as of a recent date prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date by the Secretary of State (or comparable official) of its jurisdiction of incorporation.

3. A Certificate of Good Standing including tax good standing (or comparable certificate) for Lam, certified as of a recent date prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date by the Secretary of State (or comparable official) of its jurisdiction of incorporation.

4. A certificate of a senior officer of Lam, dated the Second Amendment Effective Date, certifying (a) that attached thereto is a true and correct copy of the Bylaws of Lam as in effect on the Second Amendment Effective Date; (b) that attached thereto are true and correct copies of resolutions duly adopted by the Board of Directors of Lam and continuing in effect, which authorize the execution, delivery and performance by Lam of this Second Amendment and the Guaranty (as defined in item 14) and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby; and (c) that there are no proceedings for the dissolution or liquidation of Lam.

5. A certificate of a senior officer of Lam, dated the Second Amendment Effective Date, certifying the incumbency, signatures and authority of the officers of Lam authorized to execute, deliver and perform this Second Amendment and the Guaranty and all other documents, instruments or agreements related thereto executed or to be executed by Lam.

6. Certificates of Good Standing (including tax good standing for California) (or comparable certificates) for Lam, certified as of a recent date prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date by the Secretary of State of California.

7. A copy of the audited consolidated financial statements of Lam for the fiscal year ended June 29, 2003 prepared by Ernst & Young and a copy of the unqualified opinion delivered by such accountants in connection with such financial statements.

8. A copy of the 10-K report filed by Lam with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended June 29, 2003.

9. A copy of the 10-Q report filed by Lam with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2004.

10. Such other financial, business and other information regarding Sellers, or any of their subsidiaries, as Buyer may reasonably request, including information as to possible contingent liabilities, tax matters, environmental matters and obligations for employee benefits and compensation.


11. A UCC-3 financing statement correcting LRI's address on file with the Delaware Secretary of State.

12. An opinion of each Seller's in-house or external legal counsel, addressed to Buyer, covering such legal matters as Buyer may reasonably request and otherwise in form and substance satisfactory to Buyer.

13. Payment of all fees and expenses payable to Buyer on or prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date, including, but not limited to, a one-time structuring fee of $75,000 (the "Structuring Fee") payable to Buyer by the Sellers.

14. A copy of an Amended and Restated Guaranty in from and substance satisfactory to Buyer (the "Guaranty") duly executed by Lam, pursuant to which Lam guaranties the performance of LRI under the Purchase Agreement.

15. A certificate of a senior officer of LRI dated the Second Amendment Effective Date, certifying (a) that attached thereto is a true and correct copy of the organizational documents of LRI as in effect on the Second Amendment Effective Date; (b) that attached thereto are true and correct copies of resolutions duly adopted by the Board of Directors of LRI and continuing in effect, which authorize the execution, delivery and performance by LRI of this Second Amendment and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby; and (c) that there are no proceedings for the dissolution or liquidation of LRI.

16. A certificate of a senior officer of LRI, dated the Second Amendment Effective Date, certifying the incumbency, signatures and authority of the officers of LRI authorized to execute, deliver and perform this Second Amendment and all other documents, instruments or agreements related thereto executed or to be executed by LRI.


ATTACHMENT 1

EXHIBIT "A"

Instrument of Transfer and Assignment

The undersigned [Lam Research Corporation, a Delaware corporation] [Lam Research International SARL, a Swiss corporation] (the "Seller"), for valuable consideration which is hereby acknowledged, hereby sells, assigns, sets over and transfers to ABN AMRO Bank N.V. ("Buyer"), all of Seller's right, title and interest in and to the Initial Payments under the accounts receivable listed on Exhibit 1 attached hereto.

This assignment and transfer is made without recourse, warranty or representation, except as expressly set forth in the Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Uncommitted Insured Trade Receivables Purchase Agreement, dated as of June 2, 2004, between Sellers (as defined therein) and Buyer.

[LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION, a Delaware
corporation] [LAM RESEARCH
INTERNATIONAL SARL, a Swiss corporation]

By: ____________________________________

Title: _________________________________

Date: _______________________


 
EXHIBIT 1

LIST OF PURCHASES RECEIVABLES

                                  TOTAL
             INVOICE   SHIPMENT   INVOICE   INITIAL   CUSTOMER   DUE
CUSTOMER     NUMBER    DATE       AMOUNT    PAYMENT   P.O. #     DATE


ATTACHMENT 2

EXHIBIT "C"

Insurance Policy Requirements; Repurchase Limit; Purchase Percentage

Insurance Policy Requirements

Commencing on each Purchase Date and continuing until the next Purchase Date, the Insurance Policy shall provide for (i) an aggregate policy limit in an amount equal to One-Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000), (ii) a co-insurance percentage of not greater than ten percent (10%) of the Net Invoice Amount of all the Purchased Receivables purchased hereunder through and including such Purchase Date (the "co-insurance percentage"), and (iii) a total deductible not greater than $0 (the "Deductible Limit").

Repurchase Limit

The Repurchase Limit, as of any date and with respect to the Purchased Receivables purchased on such Purchase Date, shall be the sum of (i) the amount obtained by multiplying the co-insurance percentage under the Insurance Policy by the Net Invoice Amount of all the Purchased Receivables purchased hereunder on such date and (ii) the Deductible Limit under the Insurance Policy as of such date.

Purchase Percentage

The Purchase Percentage with respect to Purchased Receivables on a Purchase Date shall be the percentage determined by calculating (i) the Discount Rate applicable to such Purchased Receivable times (ii) one hundred and twenty (120) divided by (iii) three hundred and sixty (360).


ATTACHMENT 3

EXHIBIT "C"

Form of Insurance Policy

[Delivered to Buyer]


 
 
EXHIBIT 10.98

AMENDED AND RESTATED GUARANTY

THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED GUARANTY (this "Guaranty") dated as of June 2, 2004 is executed by Lam Research Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the "Guarantor") in favor of ABN AMRO BANK N.V. and any of its offices, subsidiaries or affiliates (the "Bank").

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Guarantor and the Bank have entered into that certain Second Amended and Restated Uncommitted Insured Trade Receivables Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 21, 2003, (the "March Agreement"), as amended by that certain Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Uncommitted Insured Trade Receivables Purchase Agreement, dated as of September 24, 2003 (collectively, the "Original Purchase Agreement") and that certain Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Uncommitted Insured Trade Receivables Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 26, 2004 (as amended, the "Purchase Agreement"), whereby, among other things, the Guarantor and the Bank amended the March Agreement to include Lam Research International SARL, a Swiss corporation ("LRI"), as an additional seller of Purchased Receivables (as defined therein) and the Guarantor, LRI and the Bank agreed to extend the Purchase Period and increase the receivables purchase facility;

WHEREAS, the Guarantor executed a Guaranty dated as of September 24, 2003 (the "Original Guaranty") in connection with the execution of the Original Purchase Agreement;

WHEREAS, the Bank may from time to time purchase, on an uncommitted basis, certain accounts receivable not to exceed $100,000,000, from the Guarantor and LRI; and

WHEREAS, the Guarantor is willing to increase its exposure under the Original Guaranty to accommodate the increase in the receivables purchase facility and to guaranty the Liabilities (as defined below) as hereinafter set forth;

NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged:

1. (a) The Guarantor hereby unconditionally and irrevocably, as primary obligor and not merely as surety, guarantees the full and prompt payment when due, whether by acceleration or otherwise, and at all times thereafter, of all obligations (monetary or otherwise) of LRI arising pursuant to the Purchase Agreement to the Bank, howsoever created, arising or evidenced, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, now or hereafter existing, or due or to become due (all such obligations being herein collectively called the "Liabilities"). All payments by the Guarantor hereunder shall be made in United States Dollars.

(b) The liability of the Guarantor under this Guaranty shall be absolute and unconditional irrespective of any lack of genuineness, validity, legality or enforceability of the Purchase Agreement or any other document, agreement or instrument relating thereto or any assignment or transfer of any thereof or the occurrence of a "Country Risk Event" or "New Money Credit Event" (as hereinafter defined).

For purposes hereof:

"Country Risk Event" means (a) the adoption of any law, rule or regulation or the action or failure to act by any authority (de jure or de facto) in LRI's country which (i) changes the Liabilities as originally agreed, (ii) changes the ownership or control by LRI of its business or assets and/or the Bank's ownership of its branch or subsidiary in the LRI's country, or (iii) prevents or restricts the conversion into or transfer


of the agreed currency; or (b) the occurrence of any force majeure or similar event which, directly or indirectly, prevents or restricts the payment or transfer of any funds made available by the Bank to its branch or subsidiary in LRI's country in the agreed currency into an account designated by the Bank and freely available to the Bank.

"New Money Credit Event" means any increase (directly or indirectly) in the Bank's exposure (whether by way of additional credit or banking facilities or otherwise, including as part of a restructuring) to LRI occurring by reason of (i) any law, action or requirement of any authority (de jure or de facto) or other person in LRI's country or (ii) any request of external indebtedness of borrowers in LRI's country applicable to banks generally which conduct business with such borrowers or (iii) any agreement in relation to (i) or (ii), in each case to the extent calculated by reference to the Liabilities outstanding prior to such increase.

Upon execution of this Guaranty, this Guaranty shall amend and completely restate and supersede the Original Guaranty. Notwithstanding the amendment and restatement of the Original Guaranty by this Guaranty, the indebtedness, liabilities and obligations owing to Bank by LRI under the Original Purchase Agreement remain outstanding as of the date hereof, constitute continuing Liabilities hereunder and shall continue to be secured by the collateral described in and pursuant to the Purchase Agreement but are payable in accordance with the terms of this Guaranty and the Purchase Agreement. This Guaranty is given in substitution for and as a continuation and extension of the Original Guaranty and is in no way intended to constitute a novation of the Original Guaranty.

2. This Guaranty shall in all respects be a continuing, irrevocable, absolute and unconditional guaranty, and shall remain in full force and effect (notwithstanding, without limitation, the dissolution of the Guarantor or that at any time or from time to time no Liabilities are outstanding) until all commitments to create Liabilities have terminated and all Liabilities have been paid in full.

3. The Guarantor further agrees that if at any time all or any part of any payment theretofore applied by the Bank to any of the Liabilities is or must be rescinded or returned by the Bank for any reason whatsoever (including the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of LRI or the Guarantor), such Liabilities shall, for the purposes of this Guaranty, to the extent that such payment is or must be rescinded or returned, be deemed to have continued in existence, notwithstanding such application by the Bank, and this Guaranty shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, as the case may be, as to such Liabilities, all as though such application by the Bank had not been made.

4. The Bank may, from time to time, at its sole discretion and without notice to the Guarantor, take any or all of the following actions: (a) retain or obtain a security interest in any property to secure any of the Liabilities or any obligation hereunder, (b) retain or obtain the primary or secondary obligation of any obligor or obligors, in addition to the Guarantor, with respect to any of the Liabilities, (c) extend or renew any of the Liabilities for one or more periods (whether or not longer than the original period), alter or exchange any of the Liabilities, or release or compromise any obligation of the Guarantor hereunder or any obligation of any nature of any other obligor with respect to any of the Liabilities, (d) release its security interest in, or surrender, release or permit any substitution or exchange for, all or any part of any property securing any of the Liabilities or any obligation hereunder, or extend or renew for one or more periods (whether or not longer than the original period) or release, compromise, alter or exchange any obligations of any nature of any obligor with respect to any such property, and (e) resort to the Guarantor for payment of any of the Liabilities when due, whether or not the Bank shall have resorted to any property securing any of the Liabilities or any obligation hereunder or shall have proceeded against any other obligor primarily or secondarily obligated with respect to any of the Liabilities.

5. The Guarantor hereby expressly waives: (a) notice of the acceptance by the Bank of this Guaranty, (b) notice of the existence or creation or non-payment of all or any of the Liabilities, (c) presentment, demand, notice


of dishonor, protest, and all other notices whatsoever, and (d) all diligence in collection or protection of or realization upon any Liabilities or any security for or guaranty of any Liabilities.

6. Notwithstanding any payment made by or for the account of the Guarantor pursuant to this Guaranty, the Guarantor shall not be subrogated to any right of the Bank until such time as the Bank shall have received final payment in cash of the full amount of all Liabilities.

7. The Guarantor further agrees to pay all expenses (including the reasonable attorneys' fees and charges including that of internal counsel) paid or incurred by the Bank in endeavoring to collect the Liabilities, or any part thereof, and in enforcing this Guaranty against the Guarantor.

8. The creation or existence from time to time of additional Liabilities to the Bank is hereby authorized, without notice to the Guarantor, and shall in no way affect or impair the rights of the Bank or the obligations of the Guarantor under this Guaranty, including the Guarantor's guaranty of such additional Liabilities.

9. Subject to the limitations contained in Section 12(a) of the Purchase Agreement, the Bank may from time to time without notice to the Guarantor, assign or transfer any or all of the Liabilities or any interest therein. Notwithstanding any such assignment or transfer or any subsequent assignment or transfer thereof, such Liabilities shall be and remain Liabilities for the purposes of this Guaranty, and each and every immediate and successive assignee or transferee of any of the Liabilities or of any interest therein shall, to the extent of the interest of such assignee or transferee in the Liabilities, be entitled to the benefits of this Guaranty to the same extent as if such assignee or transferee were the Bank.

10. No delay on the part of the Bank in the exercise of any right or remedy shall operate as a waiver thereof, and no single or partial exercise by the Bank of any right or remedy shall preclude other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right or remedy; nor shall any modification or waiver of any provision of this Guaranty be binding upon the Bank, except as expressly set forth in a writing duly signed and delivered by the Bank. No action of the Bank permitted hereunder shall in any way affect or impair the rights of the Bank or the obligations of the Guarantor under this Guaranty. For purposes of this Guaranty, Liabilities shall include all obligations of LRI to the Bank, notwithstanding any right or power of LRI or anyone else to assert any claim or defense as to the invalidity or lack of enforceability of any such obligation, and no such claim or defense shall affect or impair the obligations of the Guarantor hereunder.

11. This Guaranty shall be binding upon the Guarantor and the successors and assigns of the Guarantor. All references herein to LRI shall be deemed to include any successor or successors to LRI.

12. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, this Guaranty shall not in any way diminish the rights and obligations of Guarantor as Collection Agent and Seller under the Purchase Agreement.

13. Except for notices and demands required to be delivered or made upon Guarantor pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the undersigned hereby waives, to the extent permitted by the laws of the State of California: (a) any notice required by law or otherwise to preserve any rights hereunder or under the Purchase Agreement against Guarantor or against LRI, including without limitation (i) acceptance, presentment, demand, protest, or proof of non-performance of any Liabilities, (ii) any notice of the acceptance of this Guarantee, (iii) any notices of the creation, renewal, extension or accrual of any Liabilities or any notice of or proof of reliance by the Bank upon this Guarantee or acceptance of this Guarantee, and (iv) all notices which may be required by statute, rule of law or otherwise, now or hereafter in effect, to preserve intact any rights of the Bank against Guarantor, (b) any remedy contained in the Purchase Agreement or otherwise available to the undersigned,
(c) any requirement of diligence on the part of any Person, including without limitation diligence in making any claim or commencing suit hereon or on the Purchase Agreement and any requirement to mitigate damages or exhaust remedies under the Purchase Agreement, (d) the right to interpose all substantive and procedural defenses of the law of guarantee, indemnification and suretyship, except the defenses of prior payment or prior performance by Guarantor of the Liabilities, (e) all rights and remedies accorded by the laws of the State of California to


guarantors or sureties, including any extension of time conferred by any law now or hereafter in effect, (f) any right or claim of right to cause a marshaling of LRI's assets or to cause the Bank to proceed against LRI or any collateral held by the Bank at any time or in any particular order, (g) any rights to the enforcement, assertion or exercise by the Bank of any right, power, privilege or remedy conferred herein or in the Purchase Agreement or otherwise, (h) any notices of the sale, transfer or other disposition of any right, title to or interest in the Purchase Agreement, and (i) any other right whatsoever which might otherwise constitute a discharge, release or defense of the undersigned hereunder or which might otherwise limit recourse against Guarantor. No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising, on the part of the Bank, any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or thither exercise thereof, or the exercise of any other power or right. The rights and remedies herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law. Guarantor expressly waives any and all benefits under Sections 2787 to 2855, inclusive, and Sections 2899 and 3433 of the California Civil Code.

14. This Guaranty shall be governed by and construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of California applicable to contracts made and to be fully performed in such State. Wherever possible, each provision of this Guaranty shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Guaranty shall be prohibited by or invalid under such law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of this Guaranty.

15. This Guaranty may be executed in any number of counterparts and by the different parties hereto on separate counterparts, and each such counterpart shall be deemed to be an original but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same Guaranty.

16. ANY LITIGATION BASED HEREON, OR ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS GUARANTY, SHALL BE BROUGHT AND MAINTAINED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA OR IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHEN DISTRICIT OF CALIFORNIA; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY SUIT SEEKING ENFORCEMENT AGAINST ANY COLLATERAL OR OTHER PROPERTY MAY BE BROUGHT, AT THE BANK'S OPTION, IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH COLLATERAL OR OTHER PROPERTY MAY BE FOUND. THE GUARANTOR HEREBY EXPRESSLY AND IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE PURPOSE OF ANY SUCH LITIGATION AS SET FORTH ABOVE. THE GUARANTOR FURTHER IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO THE SERVICE OF PROCESS BY REGISTERED MAIL, POSTAGE PREPAID, TO THE ADDRESS SET FORTH OPPOSITE ITS SIGNATURE HERETO (OR SUCH OTHER ADDRESS AS IT SHALL HAVE SPECIFIED IN WRITING TO THE BANK AS ITS ADDRESS FOR NOTICES HEREUNDER) OR BY PERSONAL SERVICE WITHIN OR WITHOUT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THE GUARANTOR HEREBY EXPRESSLY AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY OBJECTION WHICH IT MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OF ANY SUCH LITIGATION BROUGHT IN ANY SUCH COURT REFERRED TO ABOVE AND ANY CLAIM THAT ANY SUCH LITIGATION HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM.

17. THE GUARANTOR AND THE BANK (BY ACCEPTING THE BENEFITS HEREOF), HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING TO ENFORCE OR DEFEND ANY RIGHTS UNDER THIS GUARANTY AND ANY AMENDMENT, INSTRUMENT, DOCUMENT OR AGREEMENT DELIVERED OR WHICH MAY IN THE FUTURE BE DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH OR ARISING FROM ANY BANKING RELATIONSHIP EXISTING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF THE FOREGOING, AND AGREE THAT ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE TRIED BEFORE A COURT AND NOT BEFORE A JURY.

[the Signature Page Follows]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Guaranty has been duly executed and delivered as of the day and year first above written.

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
a Delaware corporation


By: /s/ Roch LeBlanc
   ------------------------

Title: Assistant Treasurer


1


 
 
EXHIBIT 10.99

Grant Number: [NUMBER]
Date of Grant: [DATE]

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION

NONSTATUTORY STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT

Lam Research Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), has granted to, [FIRSTNAME] [MIDDLENAME] [LASTNAME] Employee ID# [ID] (the "Optionee"), an option (the "Stock Option") to purchase a total of [SHARES] SHARES of common stock of the Company, par value $.001 per share (the "Common Stock"), at the price determined as provided herein, and in all respects subject to the terms, definitions and provisions of the 1997 Stock Option Plan (the "Plan") adopted by the Company, which is incorporated herein by reference. The terms defined in the Plan shall have the same defined meanings herein.

1. Nature of the Option. This Stock Option is intended by the Company and the Optionee to be a nonstatutory stock option, and does not qualify for any special tax benefits to the Optionee. This Stock Option is not an Incentive Stock Option.
2. Exercise Price. The exercise price is $[PRICE] for each share of Common Stock granted under the Stock Option.

3. Exercise of Stock Option. Subject to section 6 below, this Stock Option shall vest and become exercisable during its term, in accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of the Plan, as follows:

(i) Right to Exercise.

(a) Subject to subsections 3(I)(b) and (c) below:

[SHARES1] of the shares shall vest and become exercisable on
[DATE1];

[SHARES2] of the shares shall vest and become exercisable on
[DATE2];

[SHARES3] of the shares shall vest and become exercisable on
[DATE3];

[SHARES4] of the shares shall vest and become exercisable on
[DATE4];

such that all shares available under the option are vested and exercisable no later than [DATE4].

(b) This Stock Option may not be exercised for a fraction of a share.

(c) In the event of Optionee's death, disability or other termination of employment or consulting relationship, the vesting and exercisability of the Shares is governed by Sections 6, 7 and 8 below.

(ii) Method of Exercise. This Stock Option shall be exercisable by written notice which shall state the election to exercise the Stock Option, the number of Shares in respect of which the Stock Option is being exercised, and such other representations and agreements as to the Optionee's investment intent with respect to such shares of Common Stock as may be required by the Company pursuant to the provisions of the Plan. Such written notice shall be signed by the Optionee and shall be delivered in person or by certified mail to the Treasurer of the Company or the designated Administrator of the Plan. The written notice shall be accompanied by payment of the exercise price. This Stock Option shall be deemed exercised upon receipt by the Company of such written notice accompanied by payment of the exercise price.


No Shares will be issued pursuant to the exercise of this Stock Option, unless such issuance and such exercise shall comply with all relevant provisions of law, the requirements of any stock exchange upon which the Shares may then be listed, and any withholdings or other fees or deductions with respect to applicable taxes. Assuming such compliance, the Shares shall be considered transferred to the Optionee on the date on which the Stock Option is exercised with respect to such Shares.

4. Method of Payment. Unless otherwise determined by the Administrator in accordance with Section 6 or otherwise of the Plan, payment of the exercise price shall be made by cash or cash equivalent.

5. Restrictions on Exercise. This Stock Option may not be exercised if the issuance of Shares upon exercise or the method of payment of consideration for such Shares would constitute a violation of any applicable federal or state securities or other law or regulation, including any rule under Part 207 of Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations ("Regulation G"), as promulgated by the Federal Reserve Board. As a condition to the exercise of this Stock Option, the Company may require Optionee to make any representation and warranty to the Company as may be required by any applicable law or regulation.

6. Termination of Status as an Employee or Consultant. If Optionee's services to the Company cease or are terminated for any reason (whether voluntary or involuntary, or whether for or without cause), such that Optionee is no longer eligible under Section 5 to participate in the Plan, Optionee may, but only within ninety (90) days after the date such services cease or are terminated , exercise this Stock Option to the extent that the Shares had vested and Optionee was entitled to exercise the Shares at the date such services ceased or were terminated. To the extent that certain Shares had not vested or Optionee was not entitled to exercise this Stock Option at the date such services ceased or were terminated, or if Optionee does not exercise this Stock Option within the time specified herein, the Stock Option shall terminate.

7. Disability of Optionee. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 6 above, if Optionee is unable to continue or complete the employment, consulting or other relationship with the Company as a result of a Disability, Optionee may, but only within six (6) months from the date of the discontinuance of the employment, consulting or other relationship, exercise the Stock Option to the extent Optionee was entitled to exercise it at the date of such discontinuance of employment, consulting or other relationship. To the extent that the Shares had not vested or Optionee was not entitled to exercise the Stock Option at the date of discontinuance of employment, consulting or other relationship, or if Optionee does not exercise this Stock Option within the time specified herein, the Stock Option shall terminate.

8. Death of Optionee. In the event of the death of Optionee:

(i) If, at the time of death, the Optionee was an employee or consultant of the Company and had been in continuous status as an employee or consultant since the date of grant of the Stock Option, the Stock Option may be exercised at any time within six
(6) months following the date of death by the personal representative of the Optionee's estate or by a person to whom the Stock Option was transferred pursuant to the Optionee's will or in accordance with the laws of descent and distribution, but only to the extent the Stock Option would have vested and the right to exercise would have accrued as of the date of Optionee's death; or

(ii) If the Optionee were to die within thirty (30) days, or such other period of time not exceeding three (3) months as may be determined by the Board, of discontinuance of Optionee's continuous status as an employee or consultant, the Stock Option may be exercised at any time within six (6) months following the date of death, by Optionee's estate or by a person to whom the Stock Option was transferred pursuant to the Optionee's will or in accordance with the laws of descent and distribution, but only to the extent the Option had vested and the right to exercise had accrued as of the date of Optionee's death.

9. Non-Transferability of Option. Unless otherwise determined by the Administrator , this Stock Option may not be transferred in any manner, otherwise than by will or by the laws of descent or distribution, and may be exercised only by Optionee and during his or her lifetime (except as provided in
Section 8, above). The terms of this Stock Option shall be binding upon the executors, administrators, heirs, successors and assigns of the Optionee.


10. Term of Option. This Stock Option may not be exercised more than seven
(7) years from the date of grant, and may be exercised during such term only in accordance with the Plan and the terms of this Stock Option.

11. Taxation Upon Exercise of Option. Optionee understands that, generally, upon exercise of this Stock Option he or she will recognize income for tax purposes in an amount equal to the excess of the then fair market value of the Shares over the exercise price. The Company will be required to withhold tax from Optionee's current compensation with respect to such income. To the extent that Optionee's current compensation is insufficient to satisfy the withholding, the Company may require the Optionee to make a cash payment to cover such withholding as a condition of exercise of this Stock Option. If Optionee is subject to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, his or her taxation may be deferred past the date of exercise unless an election under
Section 83(b) of the Internal Revenue Code is filed with the Internal Revenue Service within thirty (30) days of the date of exercise.

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
(a Delaware corporation)

By:

Title:

OPTIONEE ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE VESTING OF SHARES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3 HEREOF IS EARNED ONLY BY CONTINUING SERVICES OR EMPLOYMENT AT THE WILL OF THE COMPANY (NOT THROUGH THE ACT OF BEING HIRED, BEING GRANTED THIS STOCK OPTION OR ACQUIRING SHARES HEREUNDER). OPTIONEE FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THIS STOCK OPTION, THE PLAN TERMS AND CONDITIONS WHICH ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN AND MADE A PART HEREOF BY REFERENCE, THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREUNDER AND THE VESTING SCHEDULE SET FORTH HEREIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED PROMISE OF CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT AS AN EMPLOYEE, CONSULTANT OR OTHERWISE WITH OR BY THE COMPANY FOR THE VESTING PERIOD OR FOR ANY PERIOD OR AT ALL, AND SHALL NOT INTERFERE WITH OPTIONEE'S RIGHT OR THE COMPANY'S RIGHT TO TERMINATE OPTIONEE'S EMPLOYMENT OR CONSULTANT OR OTHER RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE. Optionee acknowledges an opportunity to review the Plan in its entirety, a copy of which is incorporated herein by reference, and represents that Optionee is familiar with the terms and provisions thereof, and hereby accepts this Stock Option subject to all of the terms and provisions thereof. The Plan and the Nonstatutory Stock Option Agreement represent the entire agreement between the Company and Optionee with respect to the subject matter hereof. Optionee has had an opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to executing this Stock Option and fully understands all provisions of the Stock Option. Optionee hereby agrees to accept as binding, conclusive and final all decisions or interpretations of the Administrator regarding any questions arising under the Plan.


SIGNATURE OF [FIRSTNAME] [MIDDLENAME] [LASTNAME]


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EXHIBIT 21
                                        STATE OR OTHER
SUBSIDIARY                              JURISDICTION OF OPERATION
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Lam Research International Sarl         Switzerland
Lam Research GmbH                       Germany
Lam Research Co., Ltd.                  Japan
Lam Research (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.       China 2
Lam Research Service Co., Ltd.          China 1
Lam Research Ltd.                       United Kingdom
Lam Research SAS                        France
Lam Research Singapore Pte Ltd          Singapore
Lam Research Korea Limited              Korea
Lam Research S.r.l.                     Italy
Lam Research (Israel) Ltd.              Israel
Lam Research Co., Ltd.                  Taiwan
LAM Research B.V.                       Netherlands
Monkowski-Rhine Incorporated            California, United States
Lam Research (Ireland) Limited          Ireland


 
 
EXHIBIT 23.1

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statements (Form S-3 Nos. 333-81664 and Form S-4 No. 333-30545) and in the related Prospectuses of Lam Research Corporation and Registration Statements (Form S-8 Nos. 333-84638, 333-74500, 333-93115, 333-72751, 333-66833, 333-01011 and 333-32981) pertaining to the amended and restated 1996 Performance-Based Restricted Stock Plan, 1997 Incentive Stock Plan, 1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 1999 Stock Option Plan and the Savings Plus Plan, 401(k) of Lam Research Corporation of our report dated July 16, 2004, with respect to the consolidated financial statements and schedule of Lam Research Corporation included in the Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended June 27, 2004.


                             /s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP

San Jose, California
September 9, 2004


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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-14(a)/15D-14(a)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

I, James W. Bagley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lam Research Corporation, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this annual report on Form 10-K of Lam Research Corporation;

2. Based on my knowledge, this annual report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this annual report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this annual report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this annual report;

4. The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and we have:

a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this annual report is being prepared;

b) evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this annual report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this annual report based on such evaluation; and

c) disclosed in this annual report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

5. The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

September 9, 2004


/s/ James W. Bagley
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James W. Bagley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


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EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-14(a)/15D-14(a)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

I, Martin B. Anstice, Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Lam Research Corporation, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this annual report on Form 10-K of Lam Research Corporation;

2. Based on my knowledge, this annual report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this annual report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this annual report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this annual report;

4. The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and we have:

a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this annual report is being prepared;

b) evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this annual report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this annual report based on such evaluation; and

c) disclosed in this annual report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

5. The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

September 9, 2004


/s/ Martin B. Anstice
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Martin B. Anstice
Vice President, Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and
Chief Accounting Officer


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EXHIBIT 32.1

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
 
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Annual Report of Lam Research Corporation (the "Company") on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ending June 27, 2004 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), I, James W. Bagley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

September 9, 2004


/s/ James W. Bagley
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James W. Bagley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


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EXHIBIT 32.2

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
 
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Annual Report of Lam Research Corporation (the "Company") on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ending June 27, 2004 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), I, Martin B. Anstice, Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

September 9, 2004


/s/ Martin B. Anstice
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Martin B. Anstice
Vice President, Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and
Chief Accounting Officer


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