Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes Income Taxes

Income Taxes Income Taxes
3 Months Ended
Mar. 30, 2013
Incomes Taxes [Abstract]  
Income Taxes [Text Block]
Note 16: Income Taxes
Provision for Taxes
Our effective income tax rate was 16.3% in the first three months of 2013 compared to 28.2% in the first three months of 2012. The effective rate was positively impacted by the U.S. R&D credit reenacted in January 2013 retroactive to the beginning of 2012. The enactment date occurred after our fiscal year end of December 29, 2012 so the impact of the R&D credit was not recognized in the 2012 financial statements. The estimated full year 2012 and first quarter 2013 impact of the U.S. research and development tax credit has been recognized in the first three months 2013 financial statements.