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Note 1 - Organization and Basis of Presentation

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Note 1 - Organization and Basis of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Jan. 01, 2017
Notes to Financial Statements  
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements Disclosure [Text Block]
NOTE
1.
ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
Description of Business—
Exar Corporation (“Exar,” “us,” “our” or “we”) was incorporated in California in
1971
and reincorporated in Delaware in
1991.
Exar designs, develops and markets analog mixed-signal solutions serving the Industrial, Infrastructure, Automotive, and Audio/Video markets. Our comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along our experience in analog and mixed signal technology has enabled us to provide innovative solutions designed to meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Applying both analog and mixed signal technologies, our products are deployed in a wide array of applications such as industrial, instrumentation and medical equipment, networking and telecommunication systems, servers, LED lighting solutions, and digital video recorders. We provide customers with a breadth of component products and sub-system solutions based on advanced silicon integration. Exar’s product portfolio includes Connectivity, Mixed-signal, Power Management, High Performance Analog, Processors and LED lighting.
 
Basis of Presentation and Use of Management Estimates—
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form
10
-K for the fiscal year ended
March
27,
2016
as filed with the SEC. In the opinion of management, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, that we believe are necessary for a fair statement of Exar’s financial position as of
January
1,
2017
and our results of operations for the
three
months and
nine
months ended
January
1,
2017
and
December
27,
2015,
respectively. These condensed consolidated financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the entire year
.
 
The financial statements include management’s estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of sales and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates, and material effects on operating results and financial position
may
result.
 
Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior year consolidated financial statements to conform to the current year’s presentation. Such reclassification had no effect on previously reported results of operations or stockholders’ equity.
 
Our fiscal years consist of
52
or
53
 weeks. In a
52
-week year, each fiscal quarter consists of
13
weeks. Fiscal years
2017
and
2016
consist of
53
and
52
weeks, respectively. In fiscal year
2017,
the
first
fiscal quarter consists of
14
weeks and
the remaining
three
fiscal quarters consist of
13
weeks.
 
Discontinued Operations
— On
November
9,
2016,
we completed the sale of
100%
of the issued and outstanding shares of our wholly-owned subsidiary Integrated Memory Logic Limited (“iML”). As a result, we report the operating results of iML prior to the completion of the sale and the gain on the sale in the net income (loss) from discontinued operations line in the condensed consolidated statements of operations for all periods presented. In addition, the assets and liabilities associated with iML are reported as assets of discontinued operations and liabilities of discontinued operations, in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Totals for discontinued operation cash flows are separately reported within operating, investing and financing activities within the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. Unless otherwise indicated, the disclosures accompanying the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect our continuing operations. See “
Note
3
-
Discontinued Operations
.