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As expected, Adjusted EBITDA was down compared to the same quarter last year as a result of lower service and technology revenues, the longer amortization of product lifetime revenues, increased legal expenses, and less of a benefit from inventory reserve utilization.
Genexis' design philosophy takes the full product lifetime into account: from investment and installation through to operation, Genexis' products prove to deliver the lowest cost of ownership.
The four hour seminars are part of a recently announced u-blox and Sprint collaboration to allow customers designing products for telematics, telemetry, automotive and security applications to extend the product lifetime of their existing 2G M2M devices by seamlessly migrating to the CDMA network with minimal effort.
As expected, Adjusted EBITDA was down as compared to the same quarter last year as a result of the longer amortization of product lifetime revenues, increased legal expenses and lower revenue as well as less of a benefit from inventory reserve utilization.
This collaboration will allow business customers to extend the product lifetime of their existing 2G M2M devices by seamlessly migrating to the CDMA network with minimal effort.
This guidance includes up to a potential ($2) million impact to service revenue, net income and Adjusted EBITDA from a possible accounting change that would increase the amortization period of product lifetime subscriptions as it appears many of our subscribers may continue keeping their product lifetime subscriptions longer.
While power semiconductors represent on average more than one-half of our annual revenue, we also have leading market share positions in chip-based security, deep experience in embedded control, and the ability to meet demanding quality and product lifetime requirements which we have already proven with our automotive portfolio.
We count product lifetime subscriptions, until both of the following conditions are met: (i) the period we use to recognize product lifetime subscription revenues ends; and (ii) the related DVR has not made contact to the TiVo service within the prior six-month period.
Some manufacturers have demonstrated that the use of rigid glass in the final modules extends product lifetime.
Spansion's MirrorBit NOR technology's high reliability helps ensure the successful configuration of the Spartan-3A FPGA over a long product lifetime, while Spansion's universal footprint -- packaging with consistent pinouts -- allows customers to migrate among densities without altering board layouts.
Management does not use EBITDA or AEBITDA as a measure of liquidity because, among other things, they do not exclude the impact of deferred revenues associated with the amortization of product lifetime subscriptions.
Note that during the quarter, the revenue recognition period of product lifetime subscriptions, primarily consisting of TiVo standard definition DVRs sold before November 1, 2007 was increased from 48 months to 54 months as these subscriptions are keeping the TiVo service longer than we originally estimated.

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