Infinera Item

3:35 PM -- An interesting bit from Infinera's latest quarterly filing with the SEC:

We also achieved other reductions in a number of our component costs during the period. These improvements were offset by an increase in our warranty expense due to an increase in the number of expected future returns related to a component quality issue on one specific product that ceased shipping in June 2006. We also increased the expected cost of replacing defective units due to a reduction in the expected volume of repaired units available to satisfy customer warranty claims.

What does that mean?

— Phil Harvey, Barely Managing Editor, Light Reading

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