Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Change in Accounting Estimate

Change in Accounting Estimate
3 Months Ended
Apr. 02, 2016
Change in Accounting Estimate [Abstract]  
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Note 2: Change in Accounting Estimate
During our 2015 annual assessment of the useful lives of our property, plant, and equipment, we determined that the useful lives of machinery and equipment in our wafer fabrication facilities should be increased from 4 to 5 years. This change in estimate was applied prospectively, effective at the beginning of the first quarter of 2016. For the period ended April 2, 2016, this change increased our operating income by approximately $200 million, our net income by approximately $150 million, and our diluted earnings per share by approximately $0.03.