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This quarter 6 Set-Top Box Industry Bulletin highlights notable industry XMS developments.


INDUSTRY  HEADLINES
Total industry XMS profits were 21,221,811 this quarter.
Firm 4 leads industry XMS in market share (17.2%).
Firm 3 has the second-highest market share in industry XMS (17.1%).
Industry XMS inventory investment increased from 174,549,302 to 188,882,704 this quarter.

Total industry XMS research study spending was 0 this quarter.


DISTRIBUTION CENTER ACTIVITY
No distribution centers were opened this quarter. No distribution centers were closed this quarter.


PLANT CAPACITY UTILIZATION
Firm 1 leads industry XMS in plant capacity utilization ( 87.0%).
Firm 2 has the second-highest plant capacity utilization ( 87.0%).



PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND 'UNLAUNCHES'
No products were introduced this quarter. No products were "unlaunched" (dropped) this quarter.


RECONFIGURATIONS
No products were reconfigured this quarter.



CURRENT INTEREST RATES
Current base interest rate for 1-quarter loans is 3.00% per quarter.
Current base interest rate for 2-quarter loans is 2.70% per quarter.
Current base interest rate for 4-quarter loans is 2.40% per quarter.
The current interest rate for marketable securities is 1.50% per quarter.



PLANT-DC SURFACE TRANSPORTATION DELIVERY RELIABILITY
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
              Carrier I  Carrier J  Carrier K  Carrier L  Carrier M  Carrier N
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 Region 2      70.0%      39.2%      71.5%      72.5%      68.2%      73.8%  -
 Region 3      69.3%  -   29.6%      58.3%      63.0%      77.5%  +   69.5%  -
Notes: These estimates of plant-DC surface transportation delivery reliability (performance) are derived from shipping industry benchmarking studies for product categories like set-top boxes. "+" ("-") after a figure denotes an increase (a decrease) since last quarter of at least 1% but no more than 2.5%; "++" ("--") after a figure denotes an increase (a decrease) since last quarter of more than 2.5%.



PLANT-DC-CUSTOMER TRANSPORTATION/SHIPPING COSTS: Quarter 7
                                Channel 1        Channel 2        Channel 3  
                             ---------------  ---------------  ---------------
                             Surface     Air  Surface     Air  Surface     Air
                             ------- -------  ------- -------  ------- -------
                                                                              
 Region 1 Costs                                                               
 --------------                                                               
 DC1 To Region 1 Customers      4.00             8.00             6.00        
 DC1 To Region 2 Customers             19.00            31.00            25.00
 DC1 To Region 3 Customers             29.00            38.00            34.00
                                                                              
 Region 2 Costs (With DC2)                                                    
 -------------------------                                                    
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier I       5.00    9.00     5.00    9.00     5.00    9.00
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier J       2.50    9.50     2.50    9.50     2.50    9.50
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier K       4.50    8.50     4.50    8.50     4.50    8.50
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier L       6.25    9.35     6.25    9.35     6.25    9.35
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier M       4.50    9.00     4.50    9.00     4.50    9.00
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier N       7.25   12.35     7.25   12.35     7.25   12.35
 DC2 To Region 2 Customers      6.00            12.00             8.00        
                                                                              
 Region 3 Costs (With DC3)                                                    
 -------------------------                                                    
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier I       8.00   15.50     8.00   15.50     8.00   15.50
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier J       3.00   15.00     3.00   15.00     3.00   15.00
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier K       4.50   15.00     4.50   15.00     4.50   15.00
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier L       4.00   16.00     4.00   16.00     4.00   16.00
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier M       7.00   15.50     7.00   15.50     7.00   15.50
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier N      10.50   19.50    10.50   19.50    10.50   19.50
 DC3 To Region 3 Customers      8.00            16.00            12.00        
                                                                              
Notes: These plant-DC-customer transportation/shipping costs include "local" and DC1 sourcing options for all available carriers (I,J,K,L,M,N), channels, and regions (R1-R3) for finished goods inventory. These costs update the corresponding costs in Exhibits 9 and 10 in the LINKS participant's manual.



SUB-ASSEMBLY COMPONENT COSTS: Quarter 7
                                              Supplier
                       -------------------------------------------------------
                             A       B       C       D       E       F       G
                       ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
 Gamma                     8      11       8 -    27 +                        
 Delta                            12      n/a     30 +    12      13 -        
 Epsilon                                          35 +    19      16 -    17 -
Notes: "n/a" denotes unavailable spot-market suppliers. A "+" ("-") after a cost denotes an increase (a decrease) since last quarter.



Reminder: This Set-Top Box Industry Bulletin is also included within your Word doc results file for quarter 6.

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