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April 28, 2011 5:30 PM ET
Robert Halliday – EVP and CFO
Gary Dickerson – CEO
Chris Blansett – JPMorgan
Krish Sankar – Banc of America Securities-Merrill Lynch
Jim Covello – Goldman Sachs
Edwin Mok – Needham
Stephen Chin – UBS
Satya Kumar – Credit Suisse
C.J. Muse – Barclays Capital
Patrick Ho – Stifel Nicolaus
Weston Twigg – Pacific Crest Securities
Ben Pang – Caris & Company
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the second quarter 2011 Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. earnings conference call.
My name is Lacy and I’ll be your coordinator for today.
At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later, we will facilitate a question-and-answer session towards the end of the conference. (Operator Instructions). As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.
I would now like to turn the presentation over to your host for today’s call, Mr. Robert Halliday, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Please proceed, sir.
Good afternoon. I’m Bob Halliday, Varian Semiconductor’s Chief Financial Officer. I want to thank you for joining us for our fiscal 2011 second quarter conference call and webcast.
With me on the call this afternoon is Gary Dickerson, our Chief Executive Officer.
Before getting into our financial results, we want to remind you that during the course of this call we may make various comments about the company's future expectations, plans and prospects. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks including those detailed in the company's public filings including our most recent 10-K filing. The company cannot guarantee that these forward-looking statements will actually occur and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.