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Washington, D.C. 20549






Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 6, 2014




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   0-12933   94-2634797

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS 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)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))




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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year     3   
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders     4   
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits     5   



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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

On November 7, 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved the amendment and restatement of the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws” and, as amended, the “Amended Bylaws”).

The Bylaws were amended and restated to provide the following, among other things:

(a) With respect to proposals and director nominations brought before a meeting by stockholders:

If the Company’s annual meeting is called for a date that is more than 25 days (rather than 30 days) before or after the first anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting, or if no annual meeting was held in the preceding year, then advance notice of stockholder proposals and director nominations must be given to the Company no later than the close of business on the 10th day following the day on which notice of the date of the meeting is publicly announced (rather than the later of such day and the 90th day before the annual meeting).

A stockholder who wishes to bring a proposal or nominate a director at a meeting, and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf a proposal or nomination is made (each, a “Party”) must disclose specified information regarding ownership and derivative positions. With respect to director nominations, the nominating stockholder must disclose (1) the ownership and derivative information for each of its nominees, (2) any arrangements between a nominee and the Party, including pursuant to which the nomination is being made and (3) any other information as the Company may reasonably require to determine the eligibility of the nominee to serve as a director. A nominating stockholder’s notice must also represent that (w) the nominee will not enter into an agreement to vote in a particular manner if elected, (x) the nominee will disclose whether he or she has entered into an agreement to receive direct or indirect compensation for service as a director, (y) the nominee, if elected, will act in compliance with the Company’s confidentiality and corporate governance polices, and (z) the nominee will consent to being named in any proxy statement or other related filing of the Company.

The Amended Bylaws also require a nominating or proposing stockholder’s notice to include (1) disclosure of any material interest of the stockholder in the business proposed or the nomination and (2) inclusion of a representation as to whether the stockholder intends to appear in person or by proxy at the annual meeting to bring the proposed business or nomination before the meeting. If the proposing or nominating stockholder or a qualified representative of the stockholder does not appear at the annual meeting to present the proposed business or nomination, such business will not be transacted and such nomination will be disregarded.

Finally, the Amended Bylaws provide that a stockholder must update and supplement the information provided in the stockholder’s notice so that the information is true and correct as of the record date for the meeting.

(b) Only the business specified in a notice of a special meeting (rather than brought before the meeting by the Board) may be conducted at such meeting.

(c) The Amended Bylaws clarify when an election is deemed to be contested. The provision retains the standard that, in a contested election, directors will be elected by a plurality of the votes cast.

(d) The Amended Bylaws provide a more detailed framework for the chairman and secretary of any stockholder meeting, except to the extent inconsistent with rules adopted by the Board, to regulate the conduct of stockholder meetings.

(e) The chairman of the Board and the lead independent director have the authority to call a special meeting of the Board.

(f) Finally, the Amended Bylaws provide that in certain cases where a communication is required, notice by electronic means shall be sufficient to fulfill the requirement.

The foregoing is a summary description of the amendments to the Bylaws which does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Bylaws, a copy of which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 22, 2013 as Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference, and the Amended Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.2 and incorporated herein by reference.



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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held at the principal office of the Company at 4650 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, California 94538 on November 6, 2014.

The results of voting on the following items were as set forth below:

(a) The votes for nominated directors, to serve for the ensuing year, and until their successors are elected, were as follows:










Martin B. Anstice

     127,872,762         290,942         12,609,775   

Eric K. Brandt

     127,891,023         272,681         12,609,775   

Michael R. Cannon

     127,556,599         607,105         12,609,775   

Youssef A. El-Mansy

     127,860,727         302,977         12,609,775   

Christine A. Heckart

     127,868,759         294,945         12,609,775   

Grant M. Inman

     125,610,650         2,553,054         12,609,775   

Catherine P. Lego

     127,834,715         328,989         12,609,775   

Stephen G. Newberry

     127,114,096         1,049,608         12,609,775   

Krishna C. Saraswat

     127,866,355         297,349         12,609,775   

William R. Spivey

     127,855,736         307,968         12,609,775   

Abhijit Y. Talwalkar

     127,872,308         291,396         12,609,775   

All director nominees were duly elected.

(b) The vote on a proposal to approve on an advisory basis the compensation of the named executive officers of the Company (“Say on Pay”) was as follows:











Total Shares Voted

     123,587,143         3,876,469         700,092         12,609,775   

The proposal was approved.

(c) The vote on a proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2015 was as follows:











Total Shares Voted

     137,742,050         1,270,291         1,761,138         —     

The appointment was ratified.



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Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


3.2    Bylaws of the Registrant, as amended and restated, dated November 7, 2014



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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: November 12, 2014




  Sarah A. O’Dowd
  Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer



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3.2    Bylaws of the Registrant, as amended and restated, dated November 7, 2014