Q2 2014 Earnings Call Transcript

Transcript Call Date 04/03/2014

We are excited about our 3D NAND technology aimed at high-performance applications still targeting volume production planned for fiscal 2015.

While our DRAM business is performing well, we are committed to improving our long-term margin structure of this business. On the technology front, we are spreading the migration of 25-nanometer and manufacturing beyond PC and mobile with a focus on server level-quality with our top customers. Our 20-nanometer process migration DRAM is still on track to commence at the end of this calendar year, all of which, which should improve our overall cost position in DRAM.

Organizationally, driven by our opportunity to serve a more diversified set of end markets, we've implemented a new structure starting in Q3 aimed at better responding to application, market segment, and customer specific requirements.

We will engage our customers through one of four market facing business units; computing and networking or CNBU, mobile, MBU, storage, SBU and embedded, EBU. Tom Eby, who previously ran our embedded business is now going to lead the computing and networking business. Mike Rayfield will continue to lead our mobile business, and Darren Thomas as previously mentioned, will run the storage business. Jeff Bader who has been the Vice President of marketing for ESG has been promoted to run the embedded business unit.

In support of these market facing organizations, we have set up three engineering groups, including DRAM, Nonvolatile Memory and Advanced Controller Development to help deliver the right customer and market specific products. The combination of the four market facing business units with a NAND engineering organization will form what we now call the Memory Solutions Group, which will be led by Brian Shirley in his new position as Vice President of Memory Solutions.

We are confident this new organization will help us better react to unique customer requirements in a memory business, which is increasingly solutions-oriented. We continue to see overall good balance in the memory industry and we are investing in opportunities to differentiate our products and with our customers.

With that, I will hand it back over to Kipp.

Kipp A. Bedard - VP, IR: Thanks Marks. We will now take questions from callers. Just a reminder, if you are using a speaker phone, please pick up the handset when asking a question, so they can hear you clearly.

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