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NVE Corporation

NVE Corporation (NVEC)

86.635
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Current Price
86.635
Bid
85.81
Ask
87.50
Volume
26,058
82.67 Day's Range 86.635
64.14 52 Week Range 90.24
Market Cap
Previous Close
84.51
Open
84.99
Last Trade
11
@
86.81
Last Trade Time
11:39:04
Financial Volume
$ 2,212,553
VWAP
84.9088
Average Volume (3m)
21,079
Shares Outstanding
4,833,676
Dividend Yield
4.62%
PE Ratio
24.45
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
3.54
Revenue
29.8M
Net Profit
17.13M

About NVE Corporation

NVE Corp develops and sells devices that use spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin. It manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. The company's products include Digital sensors, Medical sensors, Ro... NVE Corp develops and sells devices that use spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin. It manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. The company's products include Digital sensors, Medical sensors, Rotation Sensors, GT Sensors, Angle Sensors, Analog sensors, MSOP Isolators, Passive-In Transceivers, and others. Geographically, the company generates a majority of its revenue from the United States. Show more

Sector
Semiconductor,related Device
Industry
Semiconductor,related Device
Website
Headquarters
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Founded
1970
NVE Corporation is listed in the Semiconductor,related Device sector of the NASDAQ with ticker NVEC. The last closing price for NVE was $84.51. Over the last year, NVE shares have traded in a share price range of $ 64.14 to $ 90.24.

NVE currently has 4,833,676 shares outstanding. The market capitalization of NVE is $408.49 million. NVE has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 24.45.

NVEC Latest News

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NVEC Discussion

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Nelson2 Nelson2 1 year ago
If I have to party alone?
ALL GOOD!

GLTM(me)
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Nelson2 Nelson2 2 years ago
Got the right time zone now baby!
Go NVEC!

GLTA
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Long_shortguy Long_shortguy 2 years ago
+8% Yield, Cash&shortterm 28M, Total Liabilities 1.5M WOW.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—July 20, 2022—NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) announced today financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 increased 3% to $7.34 million from $7.15 million for the prior-year quarter. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 increased 16% to $4.14 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, compared to $3.58 million, or $0.74 per share, for the prior-year quarter.

The company also announced a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of $1.00 per share of common stock, payable August 31, 2022 to shareholders of record as of August 1, 2022.
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Nelson2 Nelson2 2 years ago
Had wrong time zone. My apologies!
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Nelson2 Nelson2 2 years ago
Could not connect to quarterly conference call. Just heard faint voices in the background. Anyone else? Assuming anyone else on this board LOL

GLT Whoever
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microMonkey microMonkey 13 years ago
Also, even though NVEC holds industry patents and is banking on their IP strategy, it seems like it's far from a shoein? For example ...Everspin?
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microMonkey microMonkey 13 years ago
New to this company. Doing some digging. ...does Crocus' new market contract w/ IBM spell trouble for NVEC's prospects vying to be market leader for MRAM products?
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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
NVE Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—January 19, 2011—NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) announced today financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2010.

Total revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 increased 20% to $7.96 million from $6.62 million in the prior-year quarter. The revenue increase was due to a 26% increase in product sales, partially offset by a 4% decrease in contract research and development revenue. Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 increased 22% to $3.38 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, compared to $2.77 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, for the prior-year quarter.

For the first nine months of fiscal 2011, total revenue increased 15% to $23.0 million from $20.0 million for the first nine months of the prior year. The increase was due to a 21% increase in product sales, partially offset by a 6% decrease in contract research and development revenue. Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 was $9.69 million, or $2.00 per diluted share, compared to $8.40 million, or $1.73 per diluted share, for the first nine months of fiscal 2010.

“We are pleased to report strong earnings for the quarter driven by record product sales,” said NVE President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel A. Baker, Ph.D.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.
Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as risks in continued growth in revenue and profits and uncertainties related to economic environments, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 as updated in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

http://www.nve.com/earningsReport.php#
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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
NVE - Current Report Filing (8-K)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K/A

(Amendment No. 1)
CURRENT REPORT


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 12, 2010

NVE Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Minnesota

000-12196


41-1424202

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)




11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota


55344

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (952) 829-9217


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

[ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Explanatory Note
This Amendment Number 1 to Form 8-K is being filed to disclose a letter of intent relating to a Supply Agreement by and between NVE Corporation and Phonak AG.


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

General information
Phonak AG develops, manufactures, and sells hearing systems using our spintronic sensors under the Supply Agreement.

Description of the Terms of the Agreement
On May 12, 2010 we executed a letter of intent relating to the Supply Agreement. The Letter of Intent sets immediate pricing and defines the terms for an amendment to the Supply Agreement including an extension
of the Supply Agreement term through March 31, 2015, an expansion of NVE products under the scope of the Supply Agreement, minimum purchase requirements, and pricing provisions.








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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date May 12, 2010 NVE CORPORATION
(Registrant)

/s/ DANIEL A. BAKER
Daniel A. Baker
President and
Chief Executive Officer







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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit #

Description

10.1 Supply Agreement by and between the company and Phonak AG (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed May 6, 2009).

10.2+ Letter of Intent relating to Supply Agreement by and between NVE Corporation and Phonak AG.

+Confidential portions of this exhibit were deleted and filed separately with the SEC under a request for confidential treatment pursuant to Rule 24b-2 or Rule 406.








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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
NVE Annual Report (10-K)
For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010


http://www.nve.com/company/AR10/NVE_2010_10K.pdf

Annual Report (10-K)

Table of Contents

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
_______________

FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
[X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010
[ ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _____________________to____________________
Commission file number 000-12196
NVE LOGO
NVE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Minnesota 41-1424202
State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization (I.R.S.Employer Identification No.)

11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (952) 829-9217

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class

Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par value (“Common Stock”)

The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
Yes [ ] No [X]
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.
Yes [ ] No [X]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes [X] No [ ]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (Section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes [ ] No [ ]
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (Section 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. [ ]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer [ ] Accelerated filer [X]
Non-accelerated filer [ ] (Do not check if a smaller reporting company) Smaller reporting company [ ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).
Yes [ ] No [X]

The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the Registrant, based on the closing price on September 30, 2009, the last business day of the Registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, as reported on the NASDAQ Stock Market, was approximately $207 million.
The number of shares of the registrant’s Common Stock (par value $0.01) outstanding as of April 30, 2010 was 4,700,583.
_______________

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Portions of our Proxy Statement for our 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders are incorporated by reference into Items 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Part III hereof.



NVE CORPORATION
INDEX TO FORM 10-K

PART I
Item 1. Business.
Our Strategy
Our Products and Markets
Sensor Products and Markets
Coupler Products and Markets
MRAM Products and Markets
Product Manufacturing
Sales and Product Distribution
New Product Status
Our Competition
Sources and Availability of Raw Materials
Intellectual Property
Seasonality
Working Capital Items
Dependence on Major Customers
Firm Backlog
Research and Development Activities
Environmental Matters
Number of Employees
Financial Information About Geographic Areas
Available Information
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Item 2. Properties.
Item 3. Legal Proceedings.

PART II
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
Market Information
Shareholders, Dividends, and Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans
Stock Performance Graph
Stock Repurchase Program
Item 6. Selected Financial Data.
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.

PART III
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.
Item 11. Executive Compensation.
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.
Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services.

PART IV
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules.

SIGNATURES

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Balance Sheets
Statements of Income
Statements of Shareholders’ Equity
Statements of Cash Flows
Notes to Financial Statements


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PART I

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the statements made in this Report or in the documents incorporated by reference in this Report and in other materials filed or to be filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as well as information included in verbal or written statements made by us constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the reform act. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of the terminology such as may, will, expect, anticipate, intend, believe, estimate, should, or continue, or the negatives of these terms or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. To the extent that this Report contains forward-looking statements regarding the financial condition, operating results, business prospects or any other aspect of NVE, you should be aware that our actual financial condition, operating results and business performance may differ materially from that projected or estimated by us in the forward-looking statements. We have attempted to identify, in context, some of the factors that we currently believe may cause actual future experience and results to differ from their current expectations. These differences may be caused by a variety of factors, including but not limited to risks associated with competition, progress in research and development activities by us and others, variations in costs that are beyond our control, decreased sales, failure of suppliers to meet our requirements, failure to obtain new customers, inability to meet customer technical requirements, inability to consummate license agreements, ineligibility for SBIR awards, and other specific risks that may be alluded to in this Report or in the documents incorporated by reference in this Report. For further information regarding our risks and uncertainties, see Item 1A “Risk Factors” of this Report.

ITEM 1. BUSINESS.
In General
NVE Corporation, referred to as NVE, we, us, or our, develops and sells devices that use spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. We manufacture high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. We have also licensed our spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

NVE History and Background
NVE is a Minnesota corporation headquartered in a suburb of Minneapolis. We were founded in 1989 by James M. Daughton, Ph.D., a spintronics pioneer. Our common stock became publicly traded in 2000 through a reverse merger and became NASDAQ listed in 2003. Since our founding, we have been awarded more than $50 million in government research contracts, including more than 30 MRAM development contracts. These contracts have helped us build our intellectual property portfolio. Over the years our product sales have increased and we have reduced our dependence on research contracts. Fiscal years referenced in this report end March 31.

Industry Background
Much of the electronics industry is devoted to the acquisition, storage, and transmission of information. We have focused on three applications for our spintronic technology: magnetic sensors, couplers, and memories. Sensors acquire information, couplers transmit information, and memories store information. In that sense, our technology can provide the eyes, nerves, and brains of electronic systems.

Magnetic sensors can be used for a number of purposes including detecting the position or speed of robotics and mechanisms, or for communicating with implantable medical devices. We believe our spintronic sensors are smaller, more precise, and more reliable than competing devices.

Couplers are widely used in factory automation, providing reliable digital communication between electronic subsystems in factories. For example, couplers are used to send data between robots and central controllers at very high speed. As manufacturing automation expands, there is a need for higher speed data and more channel density. Because of their unique properties, we believe our couplers transmit more data at higher speeds and over longer distances than conventional devices.

Near-term potential MRAM applications include mission-critical storage such as military, industrial, and anti-tamper applications. Long term, MRAM could address the market for ubiquitous high-density memory.

Our Enabling Technology
Our designs are generally based on either giant magnetoresistance or tunneling magnetoresistance. These structures produce a large change in electrical resistance depending on the electron spin orientation in a free layer.

In giant magnetoresistance (GMR) devices, resistance changes due to conduction electrons scattering at interfaces within the devices. The GMR effect is only significant if the layer thicknesses are less than the mean free path of conduction electrons, which is approximately five nanometers. Our critical GMR conductor layers may be less than two nanometers, or five atomic layers, thick. Technological advances in recent years have made it practical to manufacture such small dimensions.


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The second type of spintronic structure we use is based on tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR). Such devices are known as Spin-Dependent Tunnel (SDT) junctions, Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJs), or Tunneling Magnetic Junctions (TMJs). SDT junctions use tunnel barriers that are so thin that electrons can “tunnel” through a normally insulating material to cause a resistance change. SDT barrier thicknesses can be in the range of one to four nanometers (less than ten molecules).

In our products, the spintronic elements are connected to integrated circuitry and packaged in much the same way as conventional integrated circuits.

Our Strategy
Our vision is to become the leading developer of practical spintronics technology and devices. We plan to do that by selling the products described below and licensing our MRAM technology. To grow product sales, we plan to broaden our sensor and coupler product lines, and longer-term to target larger markets such as consumer electronics.

Our Products and Markets
We operate in one reportable segment. For financial information concerning this segment see “Note 8 – Segment Information” of the Financial Statements included in this Report.

Sensor Products and Markets
Our sensor products detect the strength or gradient of magnetic fields and are often used to determine position or speed. The GMR changes its electrical resistance depending on the magnetic field. In our devices, GMR is combined with conventional foundry integrated circuitry and packaged in much the same way as conventional integrated circuits. We sell standard or catalog sensors, and custom sensors designed to meet customers’ exact requirements. Our sensors are quite small, very sensitive to magnetic fields, precise, and reliable.

Standard sensors
Our standard, or catalog, sensors are generally used to detect the presence of a magnetic or metallic material to determine position or speed. We believe our spintronic sensors are smaller, more precise, and more reliable than competing devices. Our major market for standard sensors is factory automation.

Custom and medical sensors
Our primary custom products are sensors for medical devices, which are customized to our customers’ requirements and manufactured under stringent medical device quality standards. Most are used to replace electromechanical magnetic switches. We believe our sensors have important advantages in medical devices compared to electromechanical switches, including no moving parts for inherent reliability, and being smaller, more sensitive, and more precise. Our sensors can be customized using customer-specific integrated signal processing and design variations that can include the range and sensitivity to magnetic fields, electrical resistance, and multi-sensor elements configuration. Future custom sensor target markets include consumer and automotive electronics.

Coupler Products and Markets
Our spintronic couplers combine a GMR sensor element and an “IsoLoop” integrated microscopic coil. The coil creates a small magnetic field that is picked up by the spintronic sensor, transmitting data almost instantly. Couplers are also known as “isolators” because they electrically isolate the coupled systems. Our IsoLoop couplers are much faster than the fastest optical couplers.

We have four lines of coupler products: cost-effective IL500-Series couplers; IL600-Series passive-input couplers; IL700/IL200-Series digital-input couplers; and IL400/IL3000-Series isolated network couplers.

MRAM Products and Markets
MRAM uses spintronics to store data. It has been called the ideal or universal memory because of its potential to combine the speed of SRAM, the density of DRAM, and the nonvolatility of flash memory. Data is stored in the spin of the electrons in thin metal alloy films, and read with spin-dependent tunnel junctions. Unlike electrical charge, the spin of an electron is inherently permanent. We have invented several types of MRAM memory cells including inventions related to advanced MRAM designs and MRAM for tamper prevention or detection.

Our strategy is to develop, manufacture, and sell low bit-density MRAM for applications such as tamper prevention and detection. For high bit-density MRAM, our strategy is to license our technology to companies with large-scale memories manufacturing capabilities.


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Product Manufacturing
Our fabrication facility is a clean-room area with specialized equipment to deposit, pattern, etch, and process spintronic materials. Most of our products are fabricated in our facility using either raw silicon wafers or foundry wafers. Foundry wafers contain conventional electronics that perform housekeeping functions such as voltage regulation and signal conditioning in our products.

Each wafer may include thousands of devices. We build spintronics structures on wafers in our fabrication facility. We either saw wafers to be sold in die form, or wafers are sent to Asia for dicing and packaging. Other production operations include inspection and testing. Packaged parts are returned to us to be tested, inventoried, and shipped.

Sales and Product Distribution
We rely on distributors who stock and sell our products in more than 75 countries. Distributors of our products include two of the largest electronic component distributors in the world: Digi-Key Corporation and the Premier Farnell Group. Our distributor agreements generally renew annually. In addition, Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of solid-state couplers, distributes private-branded versions of some of our couplers under an agreement that expires in June 2010.

New Product Status
In the past year we began marketing several new products including certain sensors in an ultraminiature 1.1 by 1.1 by 0.45 millimeter package and new couplers designed for Controller Area Networks, which are networks used in automobiles and factory automation. Long-term product development programs in fiscal 2010 included:
• spintronc biosensors designed for clinical instruments;
• spintronic solid-state compasses designed for improved cellphone navigation systems; and
• MRAM designed for tamper prevention and detection.

Our Competition
Industrial Sensor Competition
A limited number of other companies claim to either make or have the capability to make GMR and TMR sensors. Also, several competitors make solid-state industrial magnetic sensors including silicon Hall-effect sensors and anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensors. We believe those types of sensors are not as sensitive as our GMR or TMR sensors.

Medical Sensor Competition
Our sensors for medical devices face competition from electromechanical magnetic sensors and from other solid-state magnetic sensors. Electromechanical magnetic sensors such as reed and micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) switches have been in use for several decades. Electromechanical competitors include Hermetic Switch, Inc., Meder Electronic AG (Engen/Welschingen, Germany), and Memscap SA (Grenoble, France). Because our sensors have no moving parts, we believe they are inherently more reliable than electromechanical magnetic sensors. We also believe our sensors are smaller than the smallest electromechanical magnetic sensors, more precise in their magnetic switch points, and more sensitive. Compared to other solid-state sensors, our medical sensors may have advantages in size, sensitivity to small magnetic fields, or electrical interface simplicity.

Coupler Competition
Competing coupler technologies include optical couplers, inductive couplers (transformers), and capacitive couplers. Our strategy is to compete based on product features rather than to compete solely on price.

In addition to being a customer, Avago is a leading producer of high-speed optical couplers. Other prominent optical coupler suppliers are Fairchild Semiconductor International, NEC Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, and Vishay Intertechnology. We believe our couplers are smaller, faster, have less signal distortion, and have longer life than optical couplers.

Inductive couplers are made by a number of companies including Analog Devices, Inc. and Silicon Laboratories Inc. IsoLoop couplers are smaller and therefore require less circuit board space per channel than most optical or inductive couplers. MEMS inductive couplers are smaller than other inductive couplers, but we believe our devices have higher channel density per area and have less signal distortion. Manufacturers of capacitive couplers include Texas Instruments Incorporated. We believe we have a broader product line, higher channel density, less signal distortion, longer product life, and lower power consumption than capacitive couplers.

MRAM Competition
A number of companies compete or may compete with us for MRAM research and development or service business, or may be attempting to develop MRAM intellectual property for licensing to others. Emerging technologies that could compete with MRAM include graphene and carbon nanotubes, phase-change memory (PCM; also known as PRAM, PCRAM, chalcogenide, CRAM, or Ovonic memory), resistive RAM (RRAM), memory resistors (memristors), and conductive metal oxide (CMOx) memory. MRAM may have advantages over these technologies in either manufacturability, speed, data retention, or endurance.


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Sources and Availability of Raw Materials
Our principal sources of raw materials include suppliers of raw silicon and semiconductor foundry wafers that are incorporated into our products, and suppliers of device packaging services. Our wafers sources are based around the world; our device packaging services are primarily in Asia.

Intellectual Property
Patents
We were granted three U.S. patents assigned to us in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. As of March 31, 2010 we had more than 50 issued U.S. patents assigned to us. We also have a number of foreign patents, a number of U.S. and foreign patents pending, and we have licensed patents from others. There are no patents we regard as critical to our business owned by us or licensed to us that expire in the next 12 months.

Much of our intellectual property has been developed with U.S. Government support. Under federal legislation, companies normally may retain the principal worldwide patent rights to any invention developed with U.S. Government support.

Certain of our patents cover MRAM cells with transistor selection for data retrieval, which we believe may be necessary for successful high-density, high-performance MRAMs. We believe our 6,275,411 and 6,349,053 U.S. patents, both titled “Spin Dependent Tunneling Memory,” are particularly important. Both patents cover MRAMs using arrays of Spin Dependent Tunnel Junctions. Based on their public disclosures, we believe several companies are pursuing the approach described in these patents. The 6,275,411 patent expires in 2019 and the 6,349,053 patent expires in 2021. We also have patents on advanced MRAM designs that we believe are important, including patents that relate to magnetothermal MRAM, spin-momentum MRAM, and synthetic antiferromagnetic storage.

Trademarks
“NVE” and “IsoLoop” are our registered trademarks. Other trademarks we claim include “GMR Switch” and “GT Sensor.”

Licenses
We have licensed certain of our MRAM intellectual property to several companies, including Honeywell International Inc. and Motorola, Inc.

Agreements with Honeywell
We have agreements and amendments to agreements with Honeywell dating back approximately to our founding. Under these agreements we are not required to pay royalties to Honeywell for the use of their intellectual property, and Honeywell has intellectual property rights to certain of our earlier-developed MRAM technology.

Motorola License
We granted Motorola a non-exclusive, non-transferable, and non-assignable license to our MRAM intellectual property and received advance payments in conjunction with the agreement. Motorola has since separated Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Motorola and Freescale asked us to consent to Motorola’s assignment of the Patent License Option Agreement to Freescale. We have declined to provide such consent without additional consideration. We believe the Motorola agreement likely terminated in 2005 because Motorola transferred manufacturing to Freescale. Freescale later announced the formation of Everspin, an independent company that would take ownership of Freescale’s MRAM manufacturing assets.

Royalty Agreement
We have licensed rights to another organization’s GMR-related patent family, and that agreement calls for us to pay royalties on our sales of certain products. Payments under this agreement have been less than $5,000 for each of the most recent three fiscal years. We believe the patent family has expired and we do not expect to make any additional royalty payments under the agreement.

Seasonality
In fiscal 2009 and 2008 our product sales were less in quarters ended December 31 than the quarters ended September 30. This seasonality may have been due in part to distributor ordering patterns or customer vacations and shutdowns late in calendar years. This seasonal pattern did not occur in fiscal 2010, however, possibly due to an improving economic environment. We cannot predict whether this seasonal pattern will return in future fiscal years, and we cannot predict the possible impact of economic conditions on future results of operations.


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Working Capital Items
Like other companies in the electronics industry, we have historically invested in capital equipment for manufacturing and testing our products, as well as research and development equipment. We have also deployed significant capital in inventories to have finished products available from stock, to receive more favorable pricing for raw materials, and to guard against raw material shortages.

Dependence on Major Customers
We rely on several large customers for a significant percentage of our revenue, including Avago Technologies; Phonak AG; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; certain other medical device manufacturers; certain distributors; and the U.S. Government. The loss of any one or more of these customers could have a material adverse effect on us. For the purposes of this disclosure, all agencies of the U.S. Government are considered a single customer.

Firm Backlog
As of March 31, 2010 we had $1,527,621 of contract research and development backlog we believed to be firm, compared to $2,198,545 as of March 31, 2009. We expect the firm backlog as of March 31, 2010 to be filled in fiscal 2011. Approximately 51% of our backlog as of March 31, 2010 and 53% as of March 31, 2009 was from agencies of the U.S. Government. U.S. Government orders that are not yet funded, or contracts awarded but not yet signed, are not included in firm backlog. The portion of orders already included in operating revenues on the basis of percentage of completion or program accounting are excluded. We do not believe any material portion of our business is subject to renegotiation of profits or termination of contracts or subcontracts at the election of the U.S. Government. There can be no assurance of additional contracts or follow-on contracts for expired or completed U.S. Government or other contracts.

We do not believe product sales backlog as of any particular date is indicative of future results. Our product sales are made primarily under standard purchase orders. We have certain agreements that require customers to forecast purchases; however, these agreements do not generally obligate the customer to purchase any particular quantity of products. Shipment schedules and quantities actually purchased by customers are often revised to reflect changes in customers’ needs. Based on semiconductor industry practice and our experience, we do not believe that such agreements are meaningful for determining backlog amounts. We believe that only a small portion of our product order backlog is non-cancelable and that the dollar amount associated with the non-cancelable portion is not significant.

Research and Development Activities
Over the past three fiscal years our research and development activities have included development of new sensors, couplers, and memories. We spent $872,673 for fiscal 2010, $966,610 for fiscal 2009, and $1,202,504 for fiscal 2008 in company-sponsored research and development activities. Additionally, we spent $4,346,200 during fiscal 2010, $3,085,726 during fiscal 2009, and $2,139,059 during fiscal 2008 on customer-sponsored research and development contract activities. These research and development contracts were with various agencies of the U.S. Government as well non-government entities.

Environmental Matters
We are subject to environmental laws and regulations, particularly with respect to industrial waste and emissions. Compliance with these laws and regulations has not had a material impact on our capital expenditures, earnings, or competitive position to date. Existing and future environmental laws and regulations could result in expenses related to emission abatement or remediation, but we are currently unable to estimate such expenses.

Number of Employees
We had 52 employees as of March 31, 2010 compared to 50 as of March 31, 2009. Our employment can fluctuate due to a variety of factors. None of our employees are represented by a labor union or are subject to a collective bargaining agreement, and we believe we maintain good relations with our employees.

Financial Information About Geographic Areas
International sales accounted for approximately 49% of our revenue in fiscal 2010, 47% in fiscal 2009, and 47% in fiscal 2008. More information about geographic areas is contained in “Note 8 – Segment Information” of the Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Report.

Available Information
All reports we file with the SEC, including our annual reports on Form 10-K , quarterly reports on Form 10-Q , current reports on Form 8-K , and proxy statements and additional proxy materials on Schedule 14A, as well as any amendments to those reports and schedules, are accessible at no cost through the “Investors” section of our Website (www.nve.com). We make those filings available as soon as reasonably practicable after filing. These filings are also accessible through the SEC’s Website (www.sec.gov).


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ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.
We caution readers that the following important factors, among others, could affect our financial condition, operating results, business prospects or any other aspect of NVE, and could cause our actual results to differ materially from that projected or estimated by us in the forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. Although we have attempted to list below the important factors that do or may affect our financial condition, operating results, business prospects, or any other aspect of NVE, other factors may in the future prove to be more important. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all of such factors. Similarly, we cannot necessarily assess or quantify the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements.

Risks Related to Our Business
We may lose revenue if any of our large customers cancel, postpone, or reduce their purchases.
We rely on several large customers for a significant percentage of our revenue. These large customers include Avago Technologies; Phonak AG; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; certain other medical device manufacturers; certain distributors; and the U.S. Government. Although we have agreements with certain large customers, these agreements do not obligate customers to purchase from us and may not prevent price reductions. Furthermore, orders from our large customers can generally be reduced, postponed, or canceled. Any decreases in purchase quantities or purchase prices, or the loss of any of our large customers, could have a significant impact on our revenue and our profitability.

We risk losing business to our competitors.
Our known product competitors include Avago Technologies; Analog Devices, Inc.; Fairchild Semiconductor International; Hermetic Switch, Inc.; Linear Technology Inc.; Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.; Meder Electronic AG; Memscap SA; NEC Corporation; Sharp Corporation; Silicon Laboratories, Inc.; Texas Instruments Incorporated; Toshiba Corporation; Vishay Intertechnology; and others. Many of our competitors and potential competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, and marketing resources than us. We believe that our competition is increasing as the technology and markets mature. This has meant more competitors and more severe pricing pressure. In addition, our competitors may be narrowing or eliminating our performance advantages. We expect these trends to continue, and we may lose business to competitors or it may be necessary to significantly reduce our prices in order to acquire or retain business. These factors could cause a material adverse impact on our financial condition, revenue, gross profit margins, or income.

We may lose revenue if we are unable to renew agreements with large customers.
Our agreement with Avago Technologies, Inc., as amended, expires June 26, 2010; our Supplier Partnering Agreement with St. Jude Medical, as amended, expires December 31, 2010; and our Phonak AG Supply Agreement expires May 1, 2012. We cannot predict if any of these agreements will be renewed, or if renewed, under what terms. Although it is possible we could continue to sell products to these customers without formal agreements, an inability to agree on mutually acceptable terms or the loss of any of these large customers could have a significant adverse impact on our revenue and our profitability.

We will lose revenue if government contract funding is reduced or eliminated.
Although our revenue from agencies of the U.S. Government was less than 10% of our total revenue in each of the past three fiscal years, a material decrease in U.S. Government funded research or disqualification as a vendor to the U.S. Government for any reason would likely hamper future research and development activity and decrease related revenue. In addition to direct Government funding, certain of our non-Government customers depend on Government support to fund their contracts with us. Our Government funding depends on adequate continued funding of the agencies and their programs, which is affected by Government spending priorities that can change and over which we have no control. Furthermore, a significant portion of our Government funding has been through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts. SBIR budgets may be changed by legislation or by agencies such as the Department of Defense.

Failure to qualify as a small business under federal regulations could make us ineligible for some government-funded research contracts, which could have a significant adverse impact on our revenue and our ability to make research and development progress.
We received approximately $1.07 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract awards in fiscal 2010. Federal regulations place a number of criteria for a business to be eligible to compete for SBIR awards. Those criteria currently include number of employees and ownership structure. While we believe we meet the eligibility criteria, changes in our ownership beyond our control could cause us to lose our eligibility to compete for SBIR awards, which in turn could have a material adverse effect on our revenue, profits, and research and development efforts. In addition, SBIR eligibility requirements could be changed at any time.

Our backlog may not result in future revenue.
While we evaluate each order to determine qualification for inclusion in our firm backlog, there can be no assurance that amounts included in our firm backlog ultimately will result in future revenue. A reduction in our firm backlog during any particular period, or the failure of our firm backlog to result in future revenue, could harm our business and revenue.


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We face an uncertain economic environment in the industries we serve, which could adversely affect our business.
A significant portion of our product sales are into industries affected by the economic downturn during the past two fiscal years. This downturn has resulted in a significant decrease in the semiconductor market, which is the primary market for our products. Industries we serve that have been affected by the economic downturn include industrial control, factory automation, scientific instruments, and medical devices. Additionally, elements of U.S. healthcare system reform could have an adverse effect on the economic environment for the medical device industries we serve. We cannot predict the timing, strength, or duration of any economic recovery or subsequent slowdown, worldwide or in the industries we serve. The economic environment could have a material adverse impact on our business and revenue.

Our reputation could be damaged and we could lose revenue if we fail to meet technical challenges required to produce marketable products.
Our products use new technology and we are continually researching and developing product designs and production processes. Our production processes require control of dimensional, magnetic, and other parameters that are not required in conventional semiconductor processes. If we are unable to develop stable designs and production processes, we may not be able to produce products that meet our customers’ requirements, which could cause damage to our reputation and loss of revenue.

Our failure to meet stringent customer requirements could result in the loss of key customers and potentially reduce our sales.
Some of our customers, including Avago Technologies and certain medical device manufacturers, have stringent technical and quality requirements that require our products to meet certain test and qualification criteria. Failure to meet those criteria could result in the loss of current sales revenue, customers, and future sales.

Some of our sensors are incorporated into medical devices, which could expose us to a risk of product liability claims and such claims could seriously harm our business and financial condition.
Certain of our sensor products are used in medical devices, including devices that help sustain human life. We are also marketing our sensor technology to other manufacturers of cardiac pacemakers and ICDs. Although we have indemnification agreements with certain customers including provisions designed to limit our exposure to product liability claims, there can be no assurance that we will not be subject to losses, claims, damages, liabilities, or expenses resulting from bodily injury or property damage arising from the incorporation of our products in devices sold by our customers. Existing or future laws or unfavorable judicial decisions could limit or invalidate the provisions of our indemnification agreements, or the agreements may not be enforceable in all instances. A successful product liability claim could require us to pay, or contribute to payment of, substantial damage awards, which would have a significant negative effect on our business and financial condition.

Federal legislation may not protect us against liability for the use of our sensors in medical devices and a successful liability claim could seriously harm our business and financial condition.
Although the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 may provide us some protection against potential liability claims, that Act includes significant exceptions to supplier immunity provisions, including limitations relating to negligence or willful misconduct. A successful product liability claim could require us to pay, or contribute to payment of, substantial damage awards, which would have a significant negative effect on our business and financial condition. Any product liability claim against us, with or without merit, could result in costly litigation, divert the time, attention, and resources of our management and have a material adverse impact on our business.

Any malfunction of our sensors in existing medical devices could lead to the need to recall devices incorporating our sensors from the market, which may be harmful to our reputation and cause a significant loss of revenue.
Any malfunction of our sensors could lead to the need to recall existing medical devices incorporating our sensors from the market, which may be harmful to our reputation because it is dependent on product safety and efficacy. Even if assertions that our sensors caused or contributed to device failure do not lead to product liability or contract claims, such assertions could harm our reputation and our customer relationships. Any damage to our reputation and/or the reputation of our products, or the reputation of our customers or their products could limit the market for our and our customers’ products and harm our results of operations.

We may lose business and revenue if our critical production equipment fails.
Our production process relies on certain critical pieces of equipment for defining, depositing, and modifying the magnetic properties of very thin metal films. Some of this equipment was designed or customized by us, and some may no longer be in production. While we have an in-house maintenance staff, maintenance agreements for certain equipment, some critical spare parts, and back-ups for some of the equipment, we cannot be sure we could repair or replace critical manufacturing equipment were it to fail.


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The loss of supply from any of our key single-source wafer suppliers could impact our ability to produce and deliver products and cause loss of revenue.
Our critical suppliers include suppliers of certain raw silicon and semiconductor foundry wafers that are incorporated in our products. We maintain inventory of some critical wafers, but we have not identified or qualified alternate suppliers for many of the wafers now being obtained from single sources. Increased industry demand due to an economic recovery or other factors beyond our control or ability to predict could cause or exacerbate wafer supply shortages. Any wafer supply interruptions could seriously jeopardize our ability to provide products that are critical to our business and operations and may cause us to lose revenue.

The loss of supply of any critical chemicals or supplies could impact our ability to produce and deliver products and cause loss of revenue.
There are a number of critical chemicals and supplies that we require to make products. These include certain gases, photoresists, polymers, metals, and alloys. We maintain inventory of critical chemicals and materials, but in many cases we are dependent on single sources, and some of the materials could be discontinued by their suppliers at any time. Furthermore, current and future climate change regulations could increase our costs or cause the loss of supply of critical chemicals. We use chemicals such as sulfur hexafluoride in our manufacturing process that have been identified as greenhouse gases. If such chemicals were restricted or prohibited we would need to obtain substitutes that might be more expensive or less available. Supply interruptions or shortages for any reason could seriously jeopardize our ability to provide products that are critical to our business and operations and may cause us to lose revenue.

The loss of supply from any of our single-source packaging vendors could impact our ability to produce and deliver products and cause loss of revenue.
We are dependent on our packaging vendors including Circuit Electronic Industries Public Co., Ltd. (“CEI”) of Ayutthaya, Thailand. Some of our products use processes or tooling unique to a particular packaging vendor, and it might be expensive, time-consuming, or impractical to convert to another vendor in the event of a supply interruption. CEI has been operating under voluntary debt rehabilitation under Thailand law since 2005. We have identified potential alternate vendors for our most important products in case CEI’s ability to serve our needs becomes impaired, but it could prove expensive, time-consuming, or technically challenging to convert to an alternate vendor. If one of our packaging vendors were to become insolvent we might not be able to recover work in process or finished goods in their possession. Furthermore, an alternate vendor may not have sufficient capacity available to meet our requirements. Any supply interruptions or loss of inventory could seriously jeopardize our ability to provide products that are critical to our business and operations and may cause us to lose revenue.

We are subject to risks inherent in doing business in foreign countries that could impair our results of operations.
Foreign sales were approximately 49% of our revenue for fiscal 2010, and we expect foreign sales to continue to represent a significant portion of our revenue in the future. Furthermore, we rely on suppliers in China, India, Taiwan, Thailand, and other foreign countries. Risks relating to or arising from operating in foreign markets that could impair our results of operations include economic and political instability; difficulties in enforcement of contractual obligations and intellectual property rights; changes in regulatory requirements, tariffs, customs, duties, and other trade barriers; transportation delays; acts of God, including floods, typhoons, and earthquakes; and other uncertainties relating to the administration of, or changes in, or new interpretation of, the laws, regulations, and policies of the jurisdictions where we do business.

Our business may suffer because we have limited influence over the rate of adoption of our MRAM technology, and MRAM technology may not build into a large or significant market.
A significant portion of our future revenue and profits may be dependent on our current or future licensees introducing MRAM products using our technology. Production difficulties, technical barriers, high production costs, poor market reception, or other problems, almost all of which are outside our control, could prevent the deployment of MRAM or limit its market potential. Furthermore, competing technologies could prevent or supplant MRAM from becoming an important memory technology.

Our future business may suffer because we may not be able to consummate additional MRAM license agreements.
Although there are potential licensees for our MRAM intellectual property in addition to our current licensees, we may never be able to consummate additional license agreements. Potential licensees could also use their own or a third party’s MRAM intellectual property rather than ours.


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We may not be able to enforce our intellectual property rights or our technology may prove to infringe upon patents or rights owned by others, which may prevent the future sale of our products or increase the cost of such sales.
We protect our proprietary technology and intellectual property by seeking patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and by maintaining trade secrets through entering into confidentiality agreements with employees, suppliers, customers, and prospective customers depending on the circumstances. We hold patents or are the licensee of others owning patented technology covering certain aspects of our products and technology. These patent rights may be challenged, rendered unenforceable, invalidated, or circumvented. In addition, rights granted under the patents or under licensing agreements may not provide a competitive advantage to us. At least several potential MRAM competitors have described designs that we believe would infringe on our patents if such designs were to be commercialized. Efforts to legally enforce patent rights can involve substantial expense and may not be successful. Furthermore, others may independently develop similar, superior, or parallel technologies to any technology developed by us, or our technology may prove to infringe on patents or rights owned by others. Thus the patents held by or licensed to us may not afford us any meaningful competitive advantage. If technology we use infringes on patents or rights owned by others, we may be prevented from selling products that use such technology, we might be required to license the patents or rights owned by others, or we may be required to indemnify our customers against expenses relating to possible infringement. Also, our confidentiality agreements may not provide meaningful protection of our proprietary information. Our inability to maintain our proprietary rights could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

We may not be able to negotiate a new MRAM licensing agreement with Freescale or EverSpin.
Our Patent License Option Agreement with Motorola provided for termination on December 31, 2005 or on the date Motorola ceases manufacturing MRAM Products, whichever is later. We believe such a termination is likely to have occurred as a result of Motorola apparently having eliminated its ability to manufacture MRAM Products through its spinoff of Freescale. In 2008 Freescale announced that it had transferred its MRAM technology and intellectual property to an independent company, EverSpin Technologies. We believe we are free to negotiate a new agreement with Freescale or EverSpin, or an assignment of the Motorola Patent License Option Agreement, but we have said we would do so only with amendments thereto. We have notified Freescale that we believe that MRAM products it has sold come within the scope of claims of a number of our patents. There can be no assurance, however, that any agreement can be reached with Freescale or EverSpin, or that any such agreement would be on more favorable terms to NVE than our agreement with Motorola, or that NVE would receive any value under the existing agreement with Motorola or any value under any such further agreement with Freescale or EverSpin.

Our business success may be adversely affected if we are unable to attract and retain highly qualified management and technical employees.
Employment agreements with our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer do not prevent either from leaving the company, and we have no employment agreements with any other employees. We have no key-person insurance covering employees. Competition for highly qualified management and technical personnel can be intense and we may not be able to attract and retain the personnel necessary for the development and operation of our business. The loss of the services of key personnel could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

We could incur losses on our marketable securities.
At March 31, 2010, we held $48,154,478 in short-term and long-term marketable securities, representing approximately 84% of our total assets. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 we earned $1,617,880 in interest, virtually all of which was from those securities. During the past two fiscal years many bonds, including a number of bond securities we hold, were downgraded by Moody’s or Standard and Poor’s indicating a possible increase in default risk. The credit crisis may have caused or contributed to these downgrades. Additionally, the assignment of a high credit rating does not preclude the risk of default on any marketable security. We could incur losses on our marketable securities, which could have a material adverse impact on our financial condition, income, or cash flows. Furthermore, those risks could increase depending on market and economic conditions beyond our control or ability to anticipate.


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Risks Related to Buying Our Stock
Our stock has been more volatile than other technology sector stocks.
The market price of our common stock has experienced significant fluctuations and may continue to fluctuate in the future. Depending on the metric used, we believe this volatility is more than the overall market or some other technology-sector stocks.

The price of our common stock may be adversely affected by significant price fluctuations due to a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control.
From time to time our stock price has decreased sharply, and could decline in the future. The market price of our common stock may be significantly affected by many factors, some of which are beyond our control, including:
• technological innovations by us or our competitors;
• the announcement of new products, product enhancements, contracts, or license agreements by us or our competitors;
• delays in our introduction of new products or technologies or market acceptance of these new products or technologies;
• changes in demand for our customers’ products;
• the announcement of changes in strategy or discontinuation of products by us or our potential licensees;
• quarterly variations in our operating results, revenue, or revenue growth rates;
• changes in revenue estimates, earnings estimates, or market projections by market analysts;
• speculation in the press or analyst community about our business, potential revenue, or potential earnings;
• short selling and covering of short positions in our stock; and
• general economic conditions or market conditions specific to particular industries served or potentially served by us or our customers.

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS.
None.

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES.
Our principal executive offices and manufacturing facility are located at 11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55344. The space consists of 21,362 square feet of offices, laboratories, and production areas. The space is owned and managed by Carlson Real Estate Company, Inc. and leased under an agreement expiring December 31, 2015, with a right to cancel the lease at our option on December 31, 2012. We believe the facility is adequate to support our needed production capacity and plan to expand our production space within the facility. We hold no investments in real estate.

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
In the ordinary course of business we may become involved in litigation. At this time, we are not aware of any material pending or threatened legal proceedings or other proceedings contemplated by governmental authorities that we expect would have a material adverse impact on our future results of operation and financial condition.

ITEM 4. RESERVED.

PART II

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS, AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES.
Market Information
Our Common Stock trades on the Capital Market tier of the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol NVEC. The following table shows the high and low sales prices of our Common Stock as reported on the NASDAQ for each quarter within our two most recent fiscal years:

Quarter Ended
3/31/10 12/31/09 9/30/09 6/30/09 3/31/09 12/31/08 9/30/08 6/30/08
High $ 48.61 $ 53.49 $ 63.64 $ 49.49 $ 34.93 $ 29.35 $ 35.00 $ 39.60
Low $ 39.83 $ 35.51 $ 40.00 $ 28.02 $ 20.11 $ 16.56 $ 26.01 $ 24.99

Shareholders, Dividends, and Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans
We had approximately 115 shareholders of record and 8,259 total shareholders as of April 7, 2010. We have never paid or declared any cash dividends on our Common Stock. We do not anticipate paying dividends in the foreseeable future, as we intend to retain any earnings we may generate if needed to provide for the expansion of our business or for the possible defense of our intellectual property. Information regarding our securities authorized for issuance under equity compensation plans will be included in the section “Equity Compensation Plan Information” of our Proxy Statement for our 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, and is incorporated by reference into Item 12 of this Report.


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Stock Performance Graph
The graph below compares the performance of our Common Stock to the cumulative five-year performance of the NASDAQ Industrial Index and the Cedrus Nanotechnology Index – Pure. NVE is included in both indices. The NASDAQ Industrial Index includes NASDAQ domestic and international based common-type stocks. We presented the Global Crown Capital (GCC) Nanotechnology Index, which was discontinued during fiscal 2010, in our previous year’s report on Form 10-K . The graph and table assume $100 was invested on March 31, 2005 in each of our Common Stock, the NASDAQ Industrial Index, the GCC Nanotechnology Index, and the Cedrus Nanotechnology Index – Pure, with reinvestment of dividends.

STOCK PRICE PERFORMANCE GRAPH

3/31/2005 3/31/2006 3/31/2007 3/31/2008 3/31/2009 3/31/2010
NVE Corporation $ 100.00 $ 84.23 $ 143.43 $ 129.86 $ 151.47 $ 238.17
Cedrus Nanotechnology Index – Pure $ 100.00 $ 154.95 $ 172.41 $ 187.74 $ 114.38 $ 212.63
GCC Nanotechnology Index $ 100.00 $ 127.39 $ 133.27 $ 125.41 $ 67.93 -
NASDAQ Industrial Index $ 100.00 $ 117.67 $ 125.33 $ 111.88 $ 66.30 $ 110.09

Stock Repurchase Program
On January 21, 2009, we announced that our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $2,500,000 of our Common Stock. The repurchase program may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. We did not repurchase any of our Common Stock during the quarter ended March 31, 2010.

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA.
The following balance sheet and income statement selected financial data should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and notes included in Item 8 of this Report, and with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation” included in Item 7 of this Report. The data are derived from our financial statements.

Balance Sheet Data as of March 31
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Cash, cash equivalents,
and marketable securities
$ 49,543,766 $ 34,321,811 $ 24,736,874 $ 18,289,191 $ 10,891,326
Total assets $ 57,462,914 $ 42,566,440 $ 32,768,128 $ 25,010,494 $ 17,758,919
Capital lease obligations, less current portion $ - $ - $ - $ - $ 33,281
Total shareholders’ equity $ 55,953,294 $ 41,567,571 $ 31,513,482 $ 23,888,255 $ 16,778,111

Income Statement Data for Years Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Revenue
Product sales
$ 22,665,860 $ 19,715,311 $ 18,505,650 $ 14,425,632 $ 8,345,967
Contract research and development
5,481,325 3,656,958 2,023,162 2,035,198 3,824,559
Total revenue $ 28,147,185 $ 23,372,269 $ 20,528,812 $ 16,460,830 $ 12,170,526

Gross profit $ 19,834,170 $ 16,648,027 $ 13,695,504 $ 10,673,172 $ 5,951,993
Income from operations $ 16,298,536 $ 13,251,590 $ 10,048,779 $ 6,545,569 $ 2,471,026
Net income $ 11,999,344 $ 9,782,895 $ 7,187,384 $ 4,780,783 $ 1,797,746
Net income per share – diluted $ 2.47 $ 2.04 $ 1.51 $ 1.00 $ 0.39


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ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.
You should read this discussion together with our financial statements and notes included elsewhere in this Report. In addition to historical information, the following discussion contains forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties. Our actual future results could differ materially from those presently anticipated due to a variety of factors, including those discussed in Item 1A of this Report.

General
We develop and sell devices that use “spintronics,” a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store, and transmit information. We manufacture high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers to revolutionize data sensing and transmission. We also receive contracts for research and development and are a licensor of spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

Application of Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
In accordance with SEC guidance, those material accounting policies that we believe are the most critical to an investor’s understanding of our financial results and condition and require complex management judgment are discussed below.

Research and Development Contract Percentage of Completion Estimation
We recognize research and development contract revenues and costs pro-rata as work progresses, which requires us to make estimates of the percentage of completion. If increases in projected costs-to-complete are sufficient to create a loss contract, the entire estimated loss is charged to operations in the period the loss first becomes known. This estimate has not affected our financial statements in the past three fiscal years. Increases in projected costs to complete contracts could materially impact our future results, however.

Inventory Valuation
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is determined by the first in, first out method. Where there is evidence that inventory could be disposed of at less than carrying value, the inventory is written down to the net realizable value in the current period. Additionally, we periodically examine our inventory in the context of inventory turnover, sales trends, competition and other market factors, and we record provisions to inventory reserve when we determine certain inventory is unlikely to be sold. If reserved inventory is subsequently sold, corresponding reductions in inventory and inventory reserve are made. Our inventory reserve was $300,000 at March 31, 2010 and 2009.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Estimation
We must make estimates of the uncollectibility of our accounts receivable. The most significant risk is the risk of sudden unexpected deterioration in financial condition of a significant customer that is not considered in the allowance. We specifically analyze accounts receivable, historical bad debts, and customer credit-worthiness when evaluating the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts. Our results could be materially impacted if the financial condition of a significant customer deteriorated and related accounts receivable are deemed uncollectible. Our allowance for doubtful accounts was $15,000 at March 31, 2010 and 2009. Our allowance for doubtful accounts is a relatively small percentage of our accounts receivable because our revenues are primarily from large customers, distributors, and U.S. Government agencies, all of which we consider generally credit-worthy. Our allowance for doubtful accounts could increase in the future if larger portions of our sales come from small end-user customers.

Deferred Tax Assets Estimation
In determining the carrying value of our net deferred tax assets, we must assess the likelihood of sufficient future taxable income in certain tax jurisdictions, based on estimates and assumptions to realize the benefit of these assets. We evaluate the realizability of the deferred assets quarterly and assess the need for valuation allowances or reduction of existing allowances quarterly.

As of March 31, 2010 our net deferred tax liabilities were $102,138 compared to net deferred tax assets of $667,729 as of March 31, 2009. Deferred taxes included $162,869 in stock-based compensation deductions as of March 31, 2010 and $136,587 as of March 31, 2009. Utilization of certain of our deferred tax assets is subject to limitations based on Internal Revenue Code Section 382.


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Results of Operations
The following table summarizes the percentage of revenue and year-to-year changes for various items for the last three fiscal years:

Percentage of Revenue
Year Ended March 31 Year-to-Year Change
Years Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008 2009 to
2010 2008 to
2009
Revenue
Product sales
80.5 % 84.4 % 90.1 % 15.0 % 6.5 %
Contract research and development
19.5 % 15.6 % 9.9 % 49.9 % 80.8 %
Total revenue 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 20.4 % 13.9 %
Cost of sales 29.5 % 28.8 % 33.3 % 23.6 % (1.6 )%
Gross profit 70.5 % 71.2 % 66.7 % 19.1 % 21.6 %
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative
8.6 % 9.3 % 10.5 % 10.9 % 0.9 %
Research and development
4.0 % 5.2 % 7.2 % (8.0 )% (18.1 )%
Total expenses 12.6 % 14.5 % 17.7 % 4.1 % (6.9 )%
Income from operations 57.9 % 56.7 % 49.0 % 23.0 % 31.9 %
Interest and other income 5.7 % 5.0 % 5.0 % 37.6 % 14.0 %
Income before taxes 63.6 % 61.7 % 54.0 % 24.2 % 30.2 %
Income tax provision 21.0 % 19.9 % 19.0 % 27.4 % 19.3 %
Net income 42.6 % 41.8 % 35.0 % 22.7 % 36.1 %

Total revenue for fiscal 2010 increased 20% to $28,147,185 compared to $23,372,269 for fiscal 2009, and increased 14% in fiscal 2009 compared to $20,528,812 for fiscal 2008. The increase in total revenue in fiscal 2010 was due to a 15% increase in product sales and a 50% increase in research and development revenue. The increase in fiscal 2009 was due to a 7% increase in product sales and an 81% increase in research and development revenue. In fiscal 2010, total revenue increased 15% in the U.S., 14% in Europe, and 79% in Asia, partially offset by a 14% decrease in other areas.

Product sales increased 15% for fiscal 2010 to $22,665,860 compared to $19,715,311 in fiscal 2009. Fiscal 2009 product sales increased 7% from $18,505,650 in fiscal 2008. The increases in both years were due to both the addition of new customers and increased purchases by existing customers. Strong sales of components for medical devices in fiscal 2010 more than offset weak sales into other markets such as industrial control and factory automation. We believe weakness in the industrial control and factory automation markets was due to a worldwide manufacturing slowdown.

Contract research and development revenue increased 50% for fiscal 2010 compared to fiscal 2009 due to new contracts and increased activity on certain contracts. Contract research and development revenue increased 81% for fiscal 2009 compared to fiscal 2008 due to new contracts . The increases in research and development revenue in the past two fiscal years may not be representative of future trends. Contract research and development activities can fluctuate for a number of reasons, some of which are beyond our control, and there can be no assurance of additional or follow-on contracts for expired or completed contracts.

Gross profit margin decreased to 70% of revenue for fiscal 2010 from 71% for fiscal 2009 due to a higher percentage of total revenue from contract research and development, which generally is less profitable than product sales. Gross profit margin increased to 71% for fiscal 2009 from 67% for fiscal 2008 due to higher margins on both product sales and research and development revenue as well as manufacturing efficiencies and a more favorable product sales mix.

Selling, general, and administrative expense increased 11% for fiscal 2010 compared to fiscal 2009 and 1% for fiscal 2009 compared to fiscal 2008. The increase for fiscal 2010 was primarily due to increased salaries and commissions. The increase in selling, general, and administrative expense for fiscal 2009 was primarily due to increased salaries and commissions, partially offset by a $82,934 decrease in stock-based compensation expense and a $78,303 decrease in legal fees. The decrease in stock-based compensation for fiscal 2009 was primarily due to a decrease to 1,000 share options granted to each non-employee director on their reelection compared to 2,000 shares in the prior-year period.

Research and development expense decreased 8% for fiscal 2010 compared to fiscal 2009 due to an increase in contract research and development activities, which caused resources to be reallocated from expensed research and development activities. Research and development expense decreased 18% for fiscal 2009 compared to fiscal 2008 due to the completion of certain research and development projects and an increase in contract research and development activities, which caused resources to be reallocated from expensed research and development activities. These decreases may not be representative of future expense trends. Our research and development expense can fluctuate significantly depending on staffing, project requirements, and contract research and development obligations.


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Interest and other income increased 38% to $1,617,880 for fiscal 2010 compared to $1,176,010 for fiscal 2009, and increased 14% for fiscal 2009 compared to $1,031,225 in fiscal 2008. The increases for both fiscal years were due to increases in interest-bearing marketable securities.

The effective income tax rate in fiscal 2010 was 33% of income before taxes compared to 32% in fiscal 2009 and 35% in fiscal 2008. The increased tax rate for fiscal 2010 compared to fiscal 2009 was primarily due to higher Federal and state effective tax rates. The decreased tax rate for fiscal 2009 compared to fiscal 2008 was primarily due to a larger portion of our interest income from federally tax-free securities and a lower state effective tax rate. Our tax rate can fluctuate from year to year due to a number of factors, including Federal and state tax rates and regulations, the mix between taxable and tax-exempt securities in our marketable securities, deductions related to disqualifying dispositions of our common stock, and other factors, some of which are outside our control.

Net income increased 23% in fiscal 2010 compared to fiscal 2009 due to increases in product sales, contract research and development revenue, and interest income. Net income increased 36% for fiscal 2009 compared to fiscal 2008 due to increases in revenue, gross profit as a percentage of revenue, and interest income, and decreases in total expenses and the effective income tax rate.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
Our primary source of working capital for fiscal years 2008 through 2010 was cash provided by operating activities related to product sales and research and development contract revenue. At March 31, 2010 we had $49,543,766 in cash plus short-term and long-term marketable securities compared to $34,321,811 at March 31, 2009. All of our marketable securities were classified as available for sale. The $15,221,955 increase in cash plus marketable securities was primarily due to $12,463,616 in net cash provided by operating activities, and a $2,161,330 net increase in the market value of our marketable securities due to market-price changes.

Accounts receivable increased $854,866 as of March 31, 2010 compared to March 31, 2009 due to the timing of payments by our customers and an increase in revenue late in fiscal 2010 compared to fiscal 2009. Net deferred taxes were a $102,138 liability at March 31, 2010 compared to a $667,729 asset at March 31, 2009. The change was primarily due to a $778,665 change in deferred taxes related to the net increase in the value of our marketable securities. Inventories decreased $541,194 due to our efforts to manage certain inventories, timing of raw material purchases, and inventory depletion from product sales late in the fiscal year.

Purchases of fixed assets were $305,862 in fiscal 2010 compared to $401,612 in fiscal 2009 and $817,596 in fiscal 2008. Purchases in all three fiscal years were primarily for capital equipment to increase our production capacity and were financed with cash provided by operating activities. Our capital expenditures can vary significantly from year to year depending on our needs and equipment purchasing opportunities.

For the past three fiscal years, after purchasing fixed assets we invested excess cash provided by operating activities in long-term marketable securities. As of March 31, 2010 our marketable securities had remaining maturities between three weeks and 60 months (see “Note 4 – Marketable Securities” for additional information). As our marketable securities mature, we currently plan to either use the proceeds to meet future capital needs or reinvest the proceeds in other marketable securities.

The following table provides aggregate information about our contractual payment obligations and the periods in which payments are due:

Payments Due by Period
Contractual obligations Total <1 Year 1–3 Years 3–5 Years >5 Years
Operating lease obligations $ 1,475,497 $ 248,285 $ 507,466 $ 521,240 $ 198,506
Purchase obligations 540,443 540,443 - - -
Total $ 2,015,940 $ 788,728 $ 507,466 $ 521,240 $ 198,506

Operating lease obligations are primarily for our facility lease. “Note 9 – Commitments and Contingencies” provides additional information about our lease obligations. Purchase obligations as of March 31, 2010 consisted of raw materials purchase commitments. We expect to meet these contractual payment obligations from cash provided by operating activities. We plan to evaluate raw materials purchases based on a variety of factors including forecasted requirements and anticipated supply leadtimes, and our obligations could vary significantly in the future. Although we had no significant fixed asset purchase obligations as of March 31, 2010, we plan to evaluate capital expenditures as needs and opportunities arise, and our future capital expenditures and purchase obligations could vary significantly from expenditures in the past.

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Inflation
Inflation has not had a significant impact on our operations in any of our three most recent fiscal years. Prices for our products and for the materials and labor costs for those products are governed by market conditions. It is possible that inflation in future years could impact both materials and labor used for the production of our products.

Off-Balance-Sheet Arrangements
Our off-balance sheet arrangements consist of purchase commitments and operating leases for our facility. We believe that our off-balance sheet arrangements do not have a material current or anticipated future effect on our profitability, cash flows, or financial position.

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.
We are exposed to financial market risks, primarily marketable securities and, to a lesser extent, changes in currency exchange rates.

Marketable Securities
The primary objective of our investment activities is to preserve principal while at the same time maximizing after-tax yields without significantly increasing risk. To achieve this objective, we maintain our portfolio of cash equivalents and marketable securities in a variety of securities including government agency obligations, municipal obligations, corporate obligations, and money market funds. Short-term and long-term marketable securities are generally classified as available-for-sale and consequently are recorded on the balance sheet at fair value with unrealized gains or losses reported as a separate component of accumulated other comprehensive income or loss, net of estimated tax. Our marketable securities as of March 31, 2010 had remaining maturities between three weeks and 60 months. Marketable securities had a market value of $48,154,478 at March 31, 2010, representing approximately 84% of our total assets. We have not used derivative financial instruments in our investment portfolio.

Foreign Currency Transactions
We have some limited revenue risks from fluctuations in values of foreign currency due to product sales abroad. Foreign sales are generally made in U.S. currency, and currency transaction gains or losses in the past three fiscal years were not significant.

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA.
Financial statements and accompanying notes are included in this Report beginning on page F-1.


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Quarterly Summary Information
Selected unaudited quarterly financial data for fiscal 2010 and 2009, presented as supplementary financial information, are as follows:

Unaudited; Quarter Ended
March 31, 2010 Dec. 31, 2009 Sept. 30, 2009 June 30, 2009
Revenue
Product sales
$ 6,662,150 $ 5,292,228 $ 5,177,445 $ 5,534,037
Contract research and development
1,517,145 1,332,629 1,331,056 1,300,495
Total revenue 8,179,295 6,624,857 6,508,501 6,834,532
Cost of sales 2,333,637 2,102,855 1,985,100 1,891,423
Gross profit 5,845,658 4,522,002 4,523,401 4,943,109
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative
607,534 548,973 622,354 635,723
Research and development
310,564 251,625 291,540 267,321
Total expenses 918,098 800,598 913,894 903,044
Income from operations 4,927,560 3,721,404 3,609,507 4,040,065
Income before taxes 5,367,548 4,136,073 4,002,705 4,410,090
Net income $ 3,598,746 $ 2,767,483 $ 2,694,183 $ 2,938,932
Net income per share – diluted $ 0.74 $ 0.57 $ 0.55 $ 0.61

Unaudited; Quarter Ended
March 31, 2009 Dec. 31, 2008 Sept. 30, 2008 June 30, 2008
Revenue
Product sales
$ 5,699,660 $ 4,596,948 $ 4,871,381 $ 4,547,322
Contract research and development
1,196,920 1,287,165 856,409 316,464
Total revenue 6,896,580 5,884,113 5,727,790 4,863,786
Cost of sales 1,806,102 1,763,090 1,747,618 1,407,432
Gross profit 5,090,478 4,121,023 3,980,172 3,456,354
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative
554,055 508,953 585,373 529,484
Research and development
292,679 258,998 280,863 386,032
Total expenses 846,734 767,951 866,236 915,516
Income from operations 4,243,744 3,353,072 3,113,936 2,540,838
Income before taxes 4,577,231 3,660,686 3,391,010 2,798,673
Net income $ 3,111,494 $ 2,468,404 $ 2,300,381 $ 1,902,616
Net income per share – diluted $ 0.65 $ 0.52 $ 0.48 $ 0.40

ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.
None.

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Management, with the participation of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has performed an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this Report. This evaluation included consideration of the controls, processes, and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Based on such evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of March 31, 2010, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act. Our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2010. In making this assessment, management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control – Integrated Framework .


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Based on our assessment using the criteria set forth by COSO in Internal Control – Integrated Framework , management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of March 31, 2010. Our internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2010 has been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report.

Our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our internal control over financial reporting will prevent all errors and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within NVE have been detected. Our internal controls over financial reporting, however, are designed to provide reasonable assurance that the objectives of internal control over financial reporting are met.

Changes in Internal Controls
During the quarter ended March 31, 2010, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART III

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.
The sections titled “Proposal 1. Election of Board of Directors” and “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions – Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance” to be included in our Proxy Statement for our 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders set forth certain information regarding our directors and executive officers required by Item 10, the section titled “Executive Officers of the Company” sets forth information regarding our executive officers required by Item 10, and the section titled “Corporate Governance” sets forth information regarding our corporate governance and code of ethics required by Item 10. The information in these sections to be included in our Proxy Statement for our 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are incorporated by reference into this section.

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.
The information in the sections “Executive Compensation,” “Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” “Corporate Governance – Board Committees – Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation,” “Compensation Committee Report,” and “Director Compensation” to be included in our Proxy Statement for our 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is incorporated by reference into this section.

ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS.
The information in the sections “Equity Compensation Plan Information” and “Security Ownership” to be included in our Proxy Statement for our 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is incorporated by reference into this section. Information regarding the material features of our 2000 Stock Option Plan, as amended, is contained in Note 6 to the Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Report.

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE.
The information in the sections “Security Ownership – Transactions With Related Persons, Promoters, and Certain Control Persons” and “Corporate Governance – Board Composition and Independence” to be included in our Proxy Statement for our 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is incorporated by reference into this section.

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES.
The information in the sections “Audit Committee Disclosure – Fees Billed to Us by Ernst & Young During Fiscal 2010 and 2009” and “Audit Committee Disclosure – Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policy” to be included in our Proxy Statement for our 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is incorporated by reference into this section.

PART IV

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.
(a) Financial Statements and Schedules
Financial statements are provided pursuant to Item 8 of this Report. Certain financial statement schedules have been omitted because they are not required, not applicable, or the required information is provided in other financial statements or the notes to the financial statements.


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(b) Exhibits
Exhibit # Description
3.1 Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the company as amended by the Board of Directors effective November 21, 2002 (incorporated by reference to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the period ended December 31, 2002).
3.2 Bylaws of the company as amended by the Board of Directors effective December 18, 2007 (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed December 19, 2007).
4 Form of Common Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference to our Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed July 20, 2001).
10.1 Lease dated October 1, 1998 between the company and Glenborough Properties, L.P. (incorporated by reference to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the period ended September 30, 2002).
10.2 First amendment to lease between the company and Glenborough Properties, LP dated September 18, 2002 (incorporated by reference to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the period ended September 30, 2002).
10.3 Second amendment to lease between the company and Glenborough Properties, LP dated December 1, 2003 (incorporated by reference to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the period ended December 31, 2003).
10.4 Notification from Glenborough Properties, LP relating to change in building ownership (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 11, 2005).
10.5 Notification from Carlson Real Estate Company, Inc. relating to change in building ownership (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 11, 2005).
10.6 Third amendment to lease between the company and Carlson Real Estate Company, Inc. dated December 17, 2007 (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed December 20, 2007).
10.7* Employment Agreement between the company and Daniel A. Baker dated January 29, 2001 (incorporated by reference to our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended March 31, 2001).
10.8* NVE Corporation 2000 Stock Option Plan as Amended July 19, 2001 by the shareholders (incorporated by reference to our Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed July 20, 2001).
10.9+ Agreement between the company and Agilent Technologies, Inc. dated September 27, 2001 (incorporated by reference to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the period ended September 30, 2001).
10.10 Amendment dated October 18, 2002 to Agreement between the company and Agilent Technologies, Inc. (incorporated by reference to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the period ended December 31, 2002).
10.11 Notification from Agilent Technologies of planned sale of Agilent’s Semiconductor Product Group (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 19, 2005).
10.12 Report of completion of the divestiture of Agilent’s Semiconductor Products business (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed December 6, 2005).
10.13 Amendment Number 2 to OEM Purchase Agreement dated September 10, 2007 to Agreement between Agilent Technologies, Inc. (and subsequently assigned to Avago Technologies, Inc.) and the company (incorporated by reference to our Exhibit 10.5 filed with our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed September 11, 2007).
10.14* Amendment No. 1 dated March 28, 2005 to Stock Option Agreement dated May 7, 2004 between the Company and Daniel A. Baker (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 30, 2005).
10.15 Amendment No. 1 dated March 28, 2005 to Stock Option Agreement dated August 17, 2004 between the Company and Patricia M. Hollister (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 30, 2005).
10.16 Indemnification Agreement by and between Pacesetter, Inc., a St. Jude Medical Company, d.b.a. St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division (“St. Jude”), and the company (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed September 27, 2005).
10.17+ Supplier Partnering Agreement by and between St. Jude and the company (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed January 4, 2006).
10.18+ Amendment Number 1 dated September 6, 2007 to Supplier Partnering Agreement between St. Jude and the company (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed September 10, 2007).
10.19+ Amendment Number 2 dated December 15, 2009 to Supplier Partnering Agreement between St. Jude and the company (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed December 18, 2009).
10.20* Verbal agreement with Curt A. Reynders (incorporated by reference to Item 1.01 of our Current Report on Form 8-K filed January 18, 2006).
10.21 Supply Agreement by and between the company and Phonak AG (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed May 6, 2009).
23 Consent of Ernst & Young LLP.
31.1 Certification by Daniel A. Baker pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a).
31.2 Certification by Curt A. Reynders pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a).
32 Certification by Daniel A. Baker and Curt A. Reynders pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


* Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
+ Confidential portions of this exhibit were deleted and filed separately with the SEC under a request for confidential treatment pursuant to Rule 24b-2 or Rule 406.


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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

NVE CORPORATION
(Registrant)

/s/Daniel A. Baker
by Daniel A. Baker
President and Chief Executive Officer

Date May 5, 2010



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Name Title Date
/s/Terrence W. Glarner
Terrence W. Glarner Director and
Chairman of the Board

May 5, 2010
/s/Daniel A. Baker
Daniel A. Baker Director,
President & Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
May 5, 2010
/s/Curt A. Reynders
Curt A. Reynders Treasurer and
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and
Accounting Officer) May 5, 2010
/s/James D. Hartman
James D. Hartman

Director May 5, 2010
/s/Patricia M. Hollister
Patricia M. Hollister

Director May 5, 2010
/s/Robert H. Irish
Robert H. Irish Director May 5, 2010


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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Board of Directors and Shareholders
NVE Corporation

We have audited NVE Corporation’s internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2010, based on criteria established in Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (the COSO criteria). NVE Corporation’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying report of management titled “Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.” Our responsibility is to express an opinion on NVE Corporation’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, NVE Corporation maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2010, based on the COSO criteria.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the balance sheets of NVE Corporation as of March 31, 2010 and 2009, and the related statements of income, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2010, and our report dated May 5, 2010 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.


/s/ Ernst & Young LLP


Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 5, 2010


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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Board of Directors and Shareholders
NVE Corporation

We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of NVE Corporation (the Company) as of March 31, 2010 and 2009, and the related statements of income, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2010. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of NVE Corporation at March 31, 2010 and 2009, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2010, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), NVE Corporation’s internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2010, based on criteria established in Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, and our report dated May 5, 2010, expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.


/s/ Ernst & Young LLP


Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 5, 2010


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NVE CORPORATION
BALANCE SHEETS

March 31
2010 2009
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 1,389,288 $ 1,875,063
Marketable securities, short term
1,566,666 -
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for uncollectible accounts of $15,000
4,221,564 3,366,698
Inventories
1,706,427 2,247,621
Deferred tax assets
- 667,729
Prepaid expenses and other assets
781,294 669,307
Total current assets 9,665,239 8,826,418
Fixed assets
Machinery and equipment
5,617,136 5,328,237
Leasehold improvements
450,546 450,546
6,067,682 5,778,783
Less accumulated depreciation
4,857,819 4,485,509
Net fixed assets 1,209,863 1,293,274
Marketable securities, long term 46,587,812 32,446,748
Total assets $ 57,462,914 $ 42,566,440

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable
$ 665,782 $ 257,239
Accrued payroll and other
720,867 637,463
Deferred taxes
102,138 -
Deferred revenue
20,833 104,167
Total current liabilities 1,509,620 998,869

Shareholders’ equity
Common stock
47,006 46,693
Additional paid-in capital
20,169,924 19,166,524
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
1,129,726 (252,940 )
Retained earnings
34,606,638 22,607,294
Total shareholders’ equity 55,953,294 41,567,571
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 57,462,914 $ 42,566,440


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NVE CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF INCOME

Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
Revenue
Product sales
$ 22,665,860 $ 19,715,311 $ 18,505,650
Contract research and development
5,481,325 3,656,958 2,023,162
Total revenue 28,147,185 23,372,269 20,528,812
Cost of sales 8,313,015 6,724,242 6,833,308
Gross profit 19,834,170 16,648,027 13,695,504
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative
2,414,584 2,177,865 2,158,818
Research and development
1,121,050 1,218,572 1,487,907
Total expenses 3,535,634 3,396,437 3,646,725
Income from operations 16,298,536 13,251,590 10,048,779
Interest income 1,617,880 1,171,810 974,990
Other income - 4,200 56,235
Income before taxes 17,916,416 14,427,600 11,080,004
Provision for income taxes 5,917,072 4,644,705 3,892,620
Net income $ 11,999,344 $ 9,782,895 $ 7,187,384
Net income per share – basic $ 2.56 $ 2.10 $ 1.55
Net income per share – diluted $ 2.47 $ 2.04 $ 1.51
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic
4,692,496 4,659,486 4,635,470
Diluted
4,857,044 4,785,565 4,763,101


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NVE CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY



Additional
Paid-In
Capital Accumulated
Other
Comprehen-
sive Income
(Loss) Retained
Earnings

Common Stock
Shares Amount Total
Balance at March 31, 2007 4,627,383 $ 46,274 $ 18,289,248 $ (84,282 ) $ 5,637,015 $ 23,888,255
Exercise of stock
options and warrants
11,300 113 46,911 - - 47,024
Comprehensive income:
Unrealized gain on
marketable securities,
net of tax
- - - 187,440 187,440
Net income
- - - - 7,187,384 7,187,384
Total comprehensive income
7,374,824
Stock-based compensation
169,606 169,606
Tax benefit of stock-
based compensation
33,773 33,773
Balance at March 31, 2008 4,638,683 46,387 18,539,538 103,158 12,824,399 31,513,482
Exercise of stock
options and warrants
30,650 306 269,901 - - 270,207
Comprehensive income:
Unrealized (loss) on
marketable securities,
net of tax
- - - (356,098 ) (356,098 )
Net income
- - - - 9,782,895 9,782,895
Total comprehensive income
9,426,797
Stock-based compensation
86,672 86,672
Tax benefit of stock-
based compensation
270,413 270,413
Balance at March 31, 2009 4,669,333 46,693 19,166,524 (252,940 ) 22,607,294 41,567,571
Exercise of stock
options and warrants
31,250 313 622,110 - - 622,423
Comprehensive income:
Unrealized gain on
marketable securities,
net of tax
- - - 1,382,666 1,382,666
Net income
- - - - 11,999,344 11,999,344
Total comprehensive income
13,382,010
Stock-based compensation
100,842 100,842
Tax benefit of stock-
based compensation
280,448 280,448
Balance at March 31, 2010 4,700,583 $ 47,006 $ 20,169,924 $ 1,129,726 $ 34,606,638 $ 55,953,294


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NVE CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $ 11,999,344 $ 9,782,895 $ 7,187,384
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation
389,273 473,740 560,528
Stock-based compensation
100,842 86,672 169,606
Excess tax benefits
(280,448 ) (270,413 ) (33,773 )
(Gain) loss on sale of fixed assets
- (4,200 ) 601
Gain on marketable securities, net
- - (56,837 )
Deferred income taxes
271,651 256,376 806,307
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable
(854,866 ) (140,671 ) (1,221,022 )
Inventories
541,194 209,183 (439,946 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets
(111,987 ) (139,691 ) (196,029 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
491,947 (172,444 ) (25,736 )
Deferred revenue
(83,334 ) (83,333 ) 158,143
Net cash provided by operating activities 12,463,616 9,998,114 6,909,226

INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchases of fixed assets (305,862 ) (401,612 ) (817,596 )
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets - 4,200 1,500
Purchases of marketable securities (13,804,629 ) (12,137,160 ) (16,518,287 )
Proceeds from maturities and sales of marketable securities 258,229 1,985,034 11,832,804
Net cash used in investing activities (13,852,262 ) (10,549,538 ) (5,501,579 )

FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Net proceeds from sale of common stock 622,423 270,207 47,024
Excess tax benefits 280,448 270,413 33,773
Net cash provided by financing activities 902,871 540,620 80,797

(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (485,775 ) (10,804 ) 1,488,444
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 1,875,063 1,885,867 397,423

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 1,389,288 $ 1,875,063 $ 1,885,867

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Cash paid during the year for income taxes
$ 5,587,438 $ 4,356,000 $ 3,254,313


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NVE CORPORATION
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
We develop and sell devices that use spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store, and transmit information.

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Cash and Cash Equivalents
We consider all highly-liquid investments with maturities of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, and accounts payable approximates fair value because of the short maturity of these instruments. Fair values of marketable securities are based on quoted market prices.

Marketable Securities
We classify securities with original maturities greater than three months and remaining maturities less than one year as short-term marketable securities, and securities with remaining maturities greater than one year as long-term marketable securities. Securities not due at a single maturity date are classified by their average life. We classify all of our marketable securities as available-for-sale, thus securities are recorded at fair market value and any associated unrealized gain or loss, net of tax, is included as a separate component of shareholders’ equity, “Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).” We use a specific-identification cost basis to determine gains and losses.

We consider an other-than-temporary impairment of our marketable securities to exist if we determine it is probable that we will be unable to collect all amounts due according to the contractual terms of a debt security. If we judged a decline in fair value for any security to be other than temporary, the cost basis of the individual security would be written down and a charge recognized in net income. We consider a number of factors in determining whether other-than-temporary impairment exists, including: credit market conditions; the credit ratings of the securities; historical default rates for securities of comparable credit rating; the presence of insurance of the securities and, if insured, the credit rating and financial condition of the insurer; the effect of market interest rates on the value of the securities; and the duration and extent of any unrealized losses. We also consider the likelihood that we will be required to sell the securities prior to maturity based on our financial condition and anticipated cash flows. We determined that no write-downs were required on available-for-sale securities during fiscal 2010, 2009, or 2008.

Concentration of Risk and Financial Instruments
Financial instruments potentially subject to significant concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash equivalents, marketable securities, and accounts receivable.

We invest our excess cash in U.S. Government agency securities, corporate-backed and municipal-backed bonds, and other money market instruments. Our investment policy prescribes investment only in high-grade securities, and limits the amount of credit exposure to any one issuer.

Our customers include agencies of the U.S. Government and other customers throughout the world. We generally do not require collateral from our customers, but we perform ongoing credit evaluations of their financial condition. More information on accounts receivable is contained in the paragraph titled “Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts” of this note.

Additionally, we are dependent on critical suppliers including our packaging vendors and suppliers of certain raw silicon and semiconductor wafers that are incorporated in our products.

Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
Accounts receivable are recorded net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. We make estimates of the uncollectibility of accounts receivable. We specifically analyze accounts receivable, historical bad debts, and customer creditworthiness when evaluating the adequacy of the allowance. We had no charges or provisions to our allowance for doubtful accounts in fiscal 2010, $175 in charges and provisions in fiscal 2009, and no charges or provisions in fiscal 2008.

Inventories
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is determined by the first in, first out method. We record inventory reserves when we determine certain inventory is unlikely to be sold based on sales trends, turnover, competition, and other market factors.


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Product Warranty
In general we warrant our products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year. We maintain a reserve for the estimated cost of maintaining product warranties.

Fixed Assets
Fixed assets are stated at cost. Depreciation of machinery and equipment, and furniture and fixtures is recorded over the estimated useful lives of the assets, generally five years, using the straight-line method. Amortization of leasehold improvements is recorded using the straight-line method over the lesser of the lease term or five-year useful life. We record losses on long-lived assets used in operations when indicators of impairment are present and the undiscounted cash flows estimated to be generated by those assets are less than the assets’ carrying amount.

Revenue Recognition
Product Revenue Recognition
We recognize product revenue on shipment because the terms of our sales are FOB shipping point, meaning that our customers (end users and distributors) take title and assume the risks and rewards of ownership upon shipment. Our customers may return defective products for refund or replacement under warranty, and have other very limited rights of return. We maintain reserves based on historical returns.

Shipping charges billed to customers are included in product sales and the related shipping costs are included in selling, general, and administrative expense. Such shipping costs were $34,694 for fiscal 2010, $33,483 for fiscal 2009, and $28,930 for fiscal 2008.

Payments from our distributors are not contingent on resale or any other matter other than the passage of time, and delivery of products is not dependent on the number of units resold to the ultimate customer. There are no other significant acceptance criteria, pricing or payment terms that would affect revenue recognition.

Accounting for Commissions and Discounts
We sometimes utilize independent sales representatives that provide services relating to promoting our products and facilitating product sales but do not purchase our products. We pay commissions to sales representatives based on the amount of revenue facilitated, and such commissions are recorded as selling, general, and administrative expenses.

Our stocking distributors take title and assume the risks and rewards of product ownership. We presume consideration given to a customer is a reduction in revenue unless both of the following conditions are met: (i) we receive an identifiable benefit in exchange for the consideration and the identifiable benefit is sufficiently separable from the customer’s purchase of our products such that we could have purchased the products or services from a third party; and (ii) we can reasonably estimate the fair value of the benefit received. We recognize discounts provided to our distributors as reductions in revenue. Under certain limited circumstances, our distributors may earn commissions for activities unrelated to their purchases of our products, such as for facilitating the sale of custom products or research and development contracts with third parties. We recognize any such commissions as selling, general, and administrative expenses.

Research and Development Contract Revenue Recognition
We recognize contract revenues and costs pro-rata as work progresses. Our research and development contracts do not contain post-shipment obligations. Contracts may be either firm-fixed-price or cost-plus-fixed-fee. Firm-fixed-price contracts provide for a price that is not subject to any adjustment based on our cost in performing the contract.

Cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts are cost-reimbursement contracts that also provide for payment to us of a negotiated fee that is fixed at the inception of the contract. The costs for which we earn reimbursement are the actual costs incurred and are recorded in the period in which they are incurred. We recognize the contract fees pro-rata as work progresses.

Revenue Recognition of Up-Front Fees
Revenue from nonrefundable up-front fees from development programs is deferred and recognized over the periods that the fees are earned. We recognize revenue from development programs which is refundable, recoupable against future royalties, or for which future obligations exist, over the term of the agreement.

Income Taxes
We account for income taxes using the liability method. Deferred income taxes are provided for temporary differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities. We provide valuation allowances against deferred tax assets if we determine that it is less likely than not that we will be able to utilize the deferred tax assets.


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Research and Development Expense Recognition
Research and development costs are expensed as they are incurred.

Stock-Based Compensation
We measure stock-based compensation cost at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and recognize the compensation expense over the requisite service period, which is generally the vesting period. We estimate pre-vesting option forfeitures at the time of grant by analyzing historical data and revise those estimates in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates. Ultimately, the total expense recognized over the vesting period will only be for those awards that vest.

Net Income Per Share
Basic earnings per share are computed based on the weighted-average number of common shares issued and outstanding during each year. Diluted net income per share amounts assume conversion, exercise or issuance of all potential common stock instruments (stock options and warrants). Stock options and warrants totaling 5,000 for fiscal 2010; 60,000 for fiscal 2009; and 56,000 for fiscal 2008 were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share because the exercise prices were greater than the market price of the common stock. The following table reflects the components of common shares outstanding:

Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic 4,692,496 4,659,486 4,635,470
Effect of dilutive securities:
Stock options
158,142 121,135 123,195
Warrants
6,406 4,944 4,436
Shares used in computing net income per share – diluted 4,857,044 4,785,565 4,763,101

Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements
We have adopted all recently issued accounting pronouncements. The adoption of the accounting pronouncements, including those not yet effective, is not anticipated to have a material effect on our financial position or results of operations.

NOTE 3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Generally accepted accounting principles establish a framework for measuring fair value, provide a definition of fair value and prescribe required disclosures about fair-value measurements. Generally accepted accounting principles define fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability. Fair value is a market-based measurement that should be determined using assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. Generally accepted accounting principles utilize a valuation hierarchy for disclosure of fair value measurements. The categorization within the valuation hierarchy is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The categories within the valuation hierarchy are described as follows:

Level 1 – Financial instruments with quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Our Level 1 financial instruments consist of publicly-traded marketable debt securities that are classified as available-for-sale. On the balance sheets, available-for-sale securities are classified as “Marketable securities, short term” and “Marketable securities, long term.” The fair value of our available-for-sale securities was $48,154,478 at March 31, 2010 and $32,446,748 at March 31, 2009.

Level 2 – Financial instruments with quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities. Level 2 fair value measurements are determined using either prices for similar instruments or inputs that are either directly or indirectly observable, such as interest rates. We do not have any financial assets or liabilities being measured at fair value that are classified as Level 2 financial instruments.

Level 3 – Inputs to the fair value measurement are unobservable inputs or valuation techniques. We do not have any financial assets or liabilities being measured at fair value that are classified as Level 3 financial instruments.


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NOTE 4. MARKETABLE SECURITIES
Marketable securities with remaining maturities less than one year are classified as short-term, and those with remaining maturities greater than one year are classified as long-term. The fair value of our marketable securities as of March 31, 2010, by maturity, were as follows:

Total <1 Year 1–3 Years 3–5 Years
$ 48,154,478 $ 1,566,666 $ 26,643,339 $ 19,944,473

As of March 31, 2010 and 2009 our marketable securities were as follows:

As of March 31, 2010 As of March 31, 2009

Adjusted
Cost Gross
Unrealized
Gains Gross
Unrealized
Losses Fair
Market
Value
Adjusted
Cost Gross
Unrealized
Gains Gross
Unrealized
Losses Fair
Market
Value
U.S. agency
securities
$ 702,992 $ 19,240 $ - $ 722,232 $ 955,827 $ 30,647 $ - $ 986,474
Corporate bonds 23,807,375 1,029,273 (23,601 ) 24,813,047 13,983,202 54,085 (942,514 ) 13,094,773
Municipal bonds 21,877,258 747,483 (5,542 ) 22,619,199 17,902,196 489,802 (26,497 ) 18,365,501
Total $ 46,387,625 $ 1,795,996 $ (29,143 ) $ 48,154,478 $ 32,841,225 $ 574,534 $ (969,011 ) $ 32,446,748

The following table shows the gross unrealized losses and fair value of our investments with unrealized losses, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities had been in a continuous unrealized loss position as of March 31, 2010 and 2009:

Less Than 12 Months 12 Months or Greater Total
Fair
Market
Value Gross
Unrealized
Losses Fair
Market
Value Gross
Unrealized
Losses Fair
Market
Value Gross
Unrealized
Losses
As of March 31, 2010
U.S. agency securities $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -
Corporate bonds 2,032,306 (23,601 ) - - 2,032,306 (23,601 )
Municipal bonds 1,564,416 (5,542 ) - - 1,564,416 (5,542 )
Total $ 3,596,722 $ (29,143 ) $ - $ - $ 3,596,722 $ (29,143 )
As of March 31, 2009
U.S. agency securities $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -
Corporate bonds 7,278,810 (796,441 ) 1,902,698 (146,073 ) 9,181,508 (942,514 )
Municipal bonds 901,213 (6,436 ) 947,043 (20,061 ) 1,848,256 (26,497 )
Total $ 8,180,023 $ (802,877 ) $ 2,849,741 $ (166,134 ) $ 11,029,764 $ (969,011 )

Gross unrealized losses totaled $29,143 as of March 31, 2010, and were attributable to five corporate and municipal bonds out of a portfolio of 49 bonds. The gross unrealized losses were due to market-price decreases after the bonds were purchased. All of the bonds with an unrealized loss were rated A1/A+ or better by Moody’s or Standard and Poor’s, none had been downgraded since they were purchased, and none had been in a continuous unrealized loss position for 12 months or more. For each bond with an unrealized loss, we expect to recover the entire cost basis of each security based on our consideration of factors including their credit ratings, the underlying ratings of insured bonds, and historical default rates for securities of comparable credit rating. Because we expect to recover the entire cost basis of the securities, and because we do not intend to sell the securities and it is not more likely than not that we will be required to sell the securities before recovery of the cost basis, which may be maturity, we did not consider any of our marketable securities to be other-than-temporarily impaired at March 31, 2010.

NOTE 5. INVENTORIES
Inventories consisted of the following:

March 31
2010 2009
Raw materials $ 595,032 $ 564,630
Work in process 794,091 1,082,290
Finished goods 617,304 900,701
2,006,427 2,547,621
Less inventory reserve (300,000 ) (300,000 )
Total inventories $ 1,706,427 $ 2,247,621


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NOTE 6. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
Stock Option Plan
Our 2000 Stock Option Plan, as amended, provides for issuance to employees, directors, and certain service providers of incentive stock options and nonstatutory stock options. Generally, the options may be exercised at any time prior to expiration, subject to vesting based on terms of employment. The period ranges from immediate vesting to vesting over a five-year period. The options have exercisable lives ranging from one year to ten years from the date of grant, and are generally not eligible to vest early in the event of retirement, death, disability, or change in control. Exercise prices are not less than fair market value of the underlying Common Stock at the date the options are granted.

Valuation assumptions
We use the Black-Scholes standard option-pricing model to determine the fair value of stock options. The following assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of options granted:

Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
Risk-free interest rate 2.7 % 3.2 % 4.2 %
Expected volatility 55 % 68 % 70 %
Expected life (years) 4.1 3.7 3.5
Dividend yield 0 % 0 % 0 %

The determination of the fair value of the awards on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes model is affected by our stock price as well as assumptions of other variables, including projected employee stock option exercise behaviors, risk-free interest rate, and expected volatility of our stock price in future periods. Our estimates and assumptions affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes.

Expected life
We analyze historical employee exercise and termination data to estimate the expected life assumption. We believe historical data currently represents the best estimate of the expected life of a new employee option. We examined the historical pattern of option exercises to determine if there was a discernible pattern as to how different classes of employees exercised their options. Our analysis showed that officers and directors held their stock options for a longer period of time before exercising compared to the rest of our employee population. Therefore we use different expected lives for officers and directors than we use for our general employee population for determining the fair value of options.

Risk-free interest rate
The risk-free rate is based on the yield of U.S. Treasury securities on the grant date for maturities similar to the expected lives of the options.

Volatility
We use historical volatility to estimate the expected volatility of our common stock.

Dividend yield
We assume a dividend yield of zero because we do not anticipate paying dividends in the foreseeable future.

Expenses related to stock-based compensation
The following table shows the effect of stock-based compensation on our net income and earning per share for fiscal 2008 through 2010. Stock-based compensation expenses and costs are included in the same line or lines as cash compensation paid to the same employees. Therefore the effect of stock-based compensation is included in “Selling, general, and administrative expenses” and presented in the line titled “Stock-based compensation” on our Statements of Cash Flows:

Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
Effect of stock-based compensation on net income $ (100,842 ) $ (86,672 ) $ (169,606 )
Effect of stock-based compensation on net income per share:
Basic
$ (0.02 ) $ (0.02 ) $ (0.04 )
Diluted
$ (0.02 ) $ (0.02 ) $ (0.04 )

Tax effects of stock-based compensation
Stock-based compensation increased deferred taxes by $36,364 for fiscal 2010 and $31,098 for fiscal 2009.


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General stock option information
We had no nonvested shares as of March 31, 2010. Changes in nonvested shares during fiscal 2010 are presented below:

Nonvested Shares Shares Weighted Average
Grant-Date
Fair Value
Nonvested at March 31, 2009 1,500 $ 20.12
Granted
4,000 $ 51.04
Vested
(5,500 ) $ 42.61
Nonvested at March 31, 2010 - -

The following table summarizes information about options outstanding at March 31, 2010, all of which were exercisable:

Ranges of
Exercise Prices Number
Outstanding Weighted Average
Exercise Price Weighted Remaining
Contractual Life (years)
$ 6.58 - 16.93 192,500 $ 12.78 3.6
20.12 - 29.65 43,000 27.88 4.5
31.27 - 58.27 19,000 38.94 7.5
254,500 $ 17.28 4.0

Our 2000 Stock Option Plan, as amended, provides for issuance to employees, directors, and certain service providers of incentive stock options and nonstatutory stock options. Generally, the options may be exercised at any time prior to expiration, subject to vesting based on terms of employment. The period ranges from immediate vesting to vesting over a five-year period. The options have exercisable lives ranging from one year to ten years from the date of grant. Exercise prices are not less than fair market value as determined by our Board at the date the options are granted.

A summary of our stock options and warrants are shown in the following table:

Option Shares
Reserved Options
Outstanding Weighted Average
Option Exercise Price Warrants
Outstanding Weighted Average
Warrant Exercise Price
At March 31, 2007 186,230 311,700 $ 15.18 10,000 $ 16.28
Granted
(8,000 ) 8,000 $ 34.71 - -
Exercised
- (11,300 ) $ 4.16 - -
At March 31, 2008 178,230 308,400 $ 16.09 10,000 $ 16.28
Granted
(4,000 ) 4,000 $ 31.27 - -
Exercised
- (30,650 ) $ 8.82 - -
At March 31, 2009 174,230 281,750 $ 17.10 10,000 $ 16.28
Granted
(4,000 ) 4,000 $ 51.04 - -
Exercised
- (31,250 ) $ 19.92 - -
At March 31, 2010 170,230 254,500 $ 17.28 10,000 $ 16.28

The remaining weighted-average exercisable life was 4.0 years at March 31, 2010; 4.9 years at March 31, 2009; and 5.6 years at March 31, 2008. All outstanding options were exercisable as of March 31, 2010. Exercisable options were outstanding covering 280,250 shares at March 31, 2009 and 305,400 shares at March 31, 2008 at weighted-average exercise prices of $17.08 at March 31, 2009 and $16.05 per share at March 31, 2008. The total intrinsic value of options exercised during fiscal 2010 was $863,292, based on the difference between the exercise price and stock price at the time of exercise for in-the-money options. The total intrinsic value of options outstanding March 31, 2010, based on our closing stock price for that day, was $7,165,640, all of which were exercisable. The total fair value of option grants was $92,560 in fiscal 2010. There was no unrecognized stock-based compensation at March 31, 2010.

No warrants were issued in the past three fiscal years. Remaining weighted-average exercisable warrant life was 2.9 years at March 31, 2010; 3.9 years at March 31, 2009; and 4.9 years at March 31, 2008.


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NOTE 7. INCOME TAXES
Income tax provisions for fiscal 2008 through 2010 consisted of the following:

Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
Current taxes
Federal
$ 5,375,724 $ 4,304,330 $ 2,808,433
State
550,146 351,625 314,904
Deferred taxes
Federal
(6,109 ) (17,880 ) 719,197
State
(2,689 ) 6,630 50,086
Income tax provision $ 5,917,072 $ 4,644,705 $ 3,892,620

A reconciliation of income tax provisions at the U.S. statutory rate for fiscal 2008 through 2010 is as follows:

Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
Tax expense at U.S. statutory rate $ 6,091,581 $ 4,905,384 $ 3,767,201
State income taxes, net of Federal benefit 369,754 271,307 238,861
Domestic manufacturing deduction (309,222 ) (238,679 ) -
Municipal interest (225,695 ) (197,065 ) -
Other (9,346 ) (96,242 ) 87,512
Change in valuation allowance - - (200,954 )
Income tax provision $ 5,917,072 $ 4,644,705 $ 3,892,620

Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. Significant components of our deferred tax assets and liabilities as of March 31, 2010 and 2009 were as follows:

March 31
2010 2009
Deferred revenue $ 7,513 $ 37,375
Vacation accrual 121,788 107,517
Inventory reserve 108,180 107,640
Depreciation 65,443 67,901
Stock-based compensation deductions 162,869 136,587
Unrealized (gain) loss on marketable securities (637,127 ) 141,538
Other 69,196 69,171
Net deferred tax (liabilities) assets $ (102,138 ) $ 667,729

Realizations of stock-based compensation deductions are credited to “Additional paid-in capital” and included in “Tax benefit of stock-based compensation” on our statements of shareholders’ equity. Credits of $280,448 in fiscal 2010 and $270,413 in fiscal 2009 were attributed to stock-based compensation deductions. Credits of $33,773 in fiscal 2008 to “Additional paid-in capital” were due principally to the reversal of valuation allowances against deferred tax assets for carryforwards of net operating losses that were attributable to stock-based compensation deductions. The reversal occurred as a result of the actual utilization of such net operating loss carryforwards in those respective years. The “Additional paid-in capital” credits also included the tax benefit of stock-based compensation deductions in those years.

The amounts credited to “Additional paid-in capital” were the tax benefits of the deductions to the extent they exceeded the corresponding compensation expense recognized for financial reporting purposes. “Tax benefit of stock-based compensation” represented (i) the tax benefits of deductions for stock-based compensation to the extent they exceeded the corresponding compensation expense recognized for financial reporting purposes, and (ii) reversals of valuation allowances against deferred tax assets for net operating loss carryforwards attributable to stock-based compensation deductions. Cash we received from the exercise of stock options related to excess tax benefits is included in “Net proceeds from sale of common stock” in the statement of cash flows for the year in which the option was exercised and cash received.

We had $257,484 of Federal net operating losses and $211,081 of state net operating losses at March 31, 2010. These net operating losses expire in fiscal 2020 and are subject to limitation including limitation under the Internal Revenue Code.


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We had no unrecognized tax benefits as of March 31, 2010, and we do not expect any significant unrecognized tax benefits within 12 months of the reporting date. We recognize interest and penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. As of March 31, 2010 we had no accrued interest related to uncertain tax positions. The tax years 1999 through 2009 remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which we are subject.

NOTE 8. SEGMENT INFORMATION
We operate in one reportable segment. We manufacture and sell spintronic products, and receive research and development contracts.

The following table summarizes customers comprising 10% or more of revenue for fiscal 2010, 2009, and 2008:

% of Revenue for Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
Customer A 16% 19% 17%
Customer B * * 10%
Customer C 11% 11% *
Customer D 15% 10% *


*Less than 10%

Revenue by geographic region was as follows:
Year Ended March 31
2010 2009 2008
United States $ 14,283,819 $ 12,445,164 $ 10,792,550
Europe 9,334,742 8,154,261 5,981,940
Asia 4,133,251 2,314,626 3,274,700
Other 395,373 458,218 479,622
Total Revenue $ 28,147,185 $ 23,372,269 $ 20,528,812

NOTE 9. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Lease payments were $237,317 for fiscal 2010, $234,368 for fiscal 2009, and $224,712 for fiscal 2008. In fiscal 2008 we executed a third amendment extending the operating lease for our facility through December 31, 2015. We pay operating expenses including maintenance, utilities, real estate taxes, and insurance in addition to rental payments. We also lease a piece of office equipment under an operating lease expiring July 2014 with payments due quarterly. Our future minimum lease payments are shown in the following table:

Year Ending March 31
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
$ 248,285 $ 251,917 $ 255,549 $ 259,234 $ 262,006 $ 198,506 $ 1,475,497

NOTE 10. COMMON STOCK
Our authorized stock is stated as six million shares of common stock, $0.01 par value, and ten million shares of all types. Our Board may designate any series and fix any relative rights and preferences to authorized but undesignated stock. We have an outstanding authorization from our Board to purchase up to $2,500,000 of our common stock, all of which remained available as of March 31, 2010.

NOTE 11. INFORMATION AS TO EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE, SAVINGS, AND SIMILAR PLANS
All of our employees are eligible to participate in our 401(k) savings plan the first quarter after reaching age 21. Employees may contribute up to the Internal Revenue Code maximum. We make matching contributions of 100% of the first 3% of participants’ salary deferral contributions. Our matching contributions were $103,038 for fiscal 2010, $95,289 for fiscal 2009, and $94,585 for fiscal 2008.


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EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit # Description

23 Consent of Ernst & Young LLP.

31.1 Certification by Daniel A. Baker pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a).

31.2 Certification by Curt A. Reynders pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a).

32 Certification by Daniel A. Baker and Curt A. Reynders pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
NVE Granted MRAM Patent
May 11, 2010—

Company News Bulletin

NVE Corporation today was granted patent number 7,715,228, titled “Cross-Point Magnetoresistive Memory,” relating to Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM).

MRAM is an integrated-circuit memory which is fabricated with nanotechnology and which uses electron spin to store data. MRAM may have the potential to combine many of the best attributes of different types of semiconductor memories.

The invention was made with U.S. Government support under a Missile Defense Agency contract and assigned to NVE. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.

NVE has more than 50 U.S. patents, and more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent and NVE’s other U.S. patents can be found on the Patents page of the company’s Website (www.nve.com).

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

Statements used in this bulletin that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as uncertainties relating to the grant of patents in the future, risks in the enforcement of our patents, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC. The company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements in this bulletin.

http://www.nve.com/pressReleases.php#
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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
excellent chart,...reading for the next leg,...

RSI rising,...MACD ready to crossover into very positive territory

ADX +DI has lifted and -DI is below neutral so we've got a way to go in positive pps territory

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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
NVE Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 5, 2010
GLOBE NEWSWIRE

NVE Corporation (Nasdaq:NVEC) announced today financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 increased 19% to $8.18 million from $6.90 million in the prior-year quarter.The revenue increase was due to a 17% increase in product sales and a 27% increase in contract research and development revenue. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 increased 16% to $3.60 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to $3.11 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, for the prior-year quarter.[/n]

For fiscal 2010, total revenue increased 20% to $28.1 million from $23.4 million for the prior fiscal year. The increase was due to a 15% increase in product sales and a 50% increase in contract research and development revenue. Net income for fiscal 2010 increased 23% to $12.0 million, or $2.47 per diluted share, compared to $9.78 million, or $2.04 per diluted share, for fiscal 2009.

"We are pleased to report strong growth and record revenue and net income for both the fourth quarter and fiscal year, despite a challenging economy during the fiscal year," said NVE President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel A. Baker, Ph.D.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as risks in continued growth in revenue and profitability, risks associated with our reliance on several large customers, uncertainties related to research and development contract funding, uncertainties related to seasonal patterns to our business, and uncertainties related to economic environments, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 and other reports filed with the SEC.

NVE CORPORATION

STATEMENTS OF INCOME

QUARTERS AND YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 2010 AND 2009 (Unaudited)

Quarter Ended March 31

2010 2009

----------- -----------

Revenue

Product sales $ 6,662,150 $ 5,699,660

Contract research and development 1,517,145 1,196,920

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Total revenue 8,179,295 6,896,580

Cost of sales 2,333,637 1,806,102

----------- -----------

Gross profit 5,845,658 5,090,478

Expenses

Selling, general, and administrative 607,534 554,055

Research and development 310,564 292,679

----------- -----------

Total expenses 918,098 846,734

----------- -----------

Income from operations 4,927,560 4,243,744

Interest income 439,988 333,487

----------- -----------

Income before taxes 5,367,548 4,577,231

Provision for income taxes 1,768,802 1,465,737

----------- -----------

Net income $ 3,598,746 $ 3,111,494

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Net income per share - basic $ 0.77 $ 0.67

=========== ===========

Net income per share - diluted $ 0.74 $ 0.65

=========== ===========

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic 4,700,583 4,667,822

Diluted 4,865,189 4,794,084

Year Ended March 31

2010 2009

----------- -----------

Revenue

Product sales $22,665,860 $19,715,311

Contract research and development 5,481,325 3,656,958

----------- -----------

Total revenue 28,147,185 23,372,269

Cost of sales 8,313,015 6,724,242

----------- -----------

Gross profit 19,834,170 16,648,027

Expenses

Selling, general, and administrative 2,414,584 2,177,865

Research and development 1,121,050 1,218,572

----------- -----------

Total expenses 3,535,634 3,396,437

----------- -----------

Income from operations 16,298,536 13,251,590

Interest income 1,617,880 1,171,810

Other income -- 4,200

----------- -----------

Income before taxes 17,916,416 14,427,600

Provision for income taxes 5,917,072 4,644,705

----------- -----------

Net income $11,999,344 $ 9,782,895

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Net income per share - basic $ 2.56 $ 2.10

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Net income per share - diluted $ 2.47 $ 2.04

=========== ===========

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic 4,692,496 4,659,486

Diluted 4,857,044 4,785,565

NVE CORPORATION

BALANCE SHEETS

MARCH 31, 2010 AND 2009

(Unaudited)

March 31, March 31,

2010 2009

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ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,389,288 $ 1,875,063

Marketable securities, short term 1,566,666 --

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

for uncollectible accounts of $15,000 4,221,564 3,366,698

Inventories 1,706,427 2,247,621

Deferred tax assets -- 667,729

Prepaid expenses and other assets 781,294 669,307

----------- -----------

Total current assets 9,665,239 8,826,418

Fixed assets

Machinery and equipment 5,617,136 5,328,237

Leasehold improvements 450,546 450,546

----------- -----------

6,067,682 5,778,783

Less accumulated depreciation 4,857,819 4,485,509

----------- -----------

Net fixed assets 1,209,863 1,293,274

Marketable securities, long term 46,587,812 32,446,748

----------- -----------

Total assets $57,462,914 $42,566,440

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LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable $ 665,782 $ 257,239

Accrued payroll and other 720,867 637,463

Deferred taxes 102,138 --

Deferred revenue 20,833 104,167

----------- -----------

Total current liabilities 1,509,620 998,869

Shareholders' equity

Common stock 47,006 46,693

Additional paid-in capital 20,169,924 19,166,524

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(loss) 1,129,726 (252,940)

Retained earnings 34,606,638 22,607,294

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Total shareholders' equity 55,953,294 41,567,571

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Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $57,462,914 $42,566,440

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CONTACT: NVE Corporation

Curt A. Reynders, CFO

(952) 829-9217
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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
Top Five Semiconductor Stocks Rated 'Buy'
Jake Lynch
02/25/10



http://www.thestreet.com/story/10688764/4/top-five-semiconductor-stocks-rated-buy.html
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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
NVE updates on Anti-Tamper MRAM research
MRAM-Info.com
01/22/2010



NVE corporation logoNVE says that they have completed several custom anti-temper MRAM integrated circuit designs. NVE designs conventional semiconductor ICs which they fabricate at outside foundries. Then they add the Spintronic structures, in this case spin-dependent tunnel junction memory cells, in their own factory.

NVE now reveals that they have received a number of the foundry wafers they have designed and they are in the process of adding MRAM to the wafers. The prototypes look promising so far although a fair amount of development remains before production.

http://www.mram-info.com/nve-updates-anti-tamper-mram-research
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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
NVEC: Profiting from Electronic Eyes, Nerves & Brains
January 6, 2010



Recently, Seeking Alpha Editor-in-Chief Mick Weinstein interviewed me with the purpose of reviewing an equity investment I find attractive. For the “stock-jock” Investing Caffeine followers, I am publishing the January 5th interview below.

What is your highest conviction stock position in your fund – long or short?

I don’t really have a highest conviction stock, per se, in my fund since I treat all my stocks like children – I love them all. Having said that, NVE Corp. (ticker: NVEC) is a holding of mine that exhibits many of the characteristics I look for in an investment. The Eden Prairie, Minnesota based company is named after “Nonvolatile Electronics,” which refers to memory technology that retains data even when power is removed – a critical attribute for certain applications.

Tell us a bit about the company and what it does.

NVE Corp. is a market leader in nanotechnology sensors, couplers, and MRAM intellectual property (Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory). NVE’s microscopic technology enables the transmission, acquisition, and storage of data across a broad array of applications, including implantable medical devices, mission critical defense weapons, and industrial robots. Major customers include: St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ), Starkey Laboratories, Inc., and the U.S. Government.

The company’s coupler and sensor businesses have been ridiculously profitable. Even over a period covering one of the worst global financial crisis in decades, NVE managed to increase its operating margins from an already very respectable 40% range in Fiscal 2007 (ending March) to a stunning 56%+ level in Fiscal 2009.

Beyond sensors and couplers, NVE Corp. is optimistic about the potential for the MRAM market. However, outside of a few one-time licensing fees, NVE is currently generating effectively $0 revenues from this nascent storage technology. Outside of producing small MRAM devices for niche applications such as tamper prevention, NVE Corp. is looking to leverage their IP portfolio by licensing out the patents and subsequently receiving royalties from MRAM device manufacturers. MRAM technology uses magnetic fields to record information, but unlike tape recorders in which a short section of tape holds magnetic information, with MRAM data is held by electrons with out the need of moving parts to read or write data. Believe it or not, this method is highly reliable and is very power-efficient relative to other storage technology alternatives. Currently, the problem with MRAM is the cost prohibitive manufacturing requirements relative to other memories (such as DRAM, SRAM, and Flash), but costs are expected to come down over time. For some MRAM believers, the technology is considered the “Holy Grail” because it may have the potential to combine the speed of SRAM, the density of DRAM, and the non-volatility of Flash memory in a universal source.

If the unproven potential of MRAM ever blossoms, the broad portfolio of NVE Corp.’s MRAM patents should represent a very sizeable profit opportunity. Of course, NVE Corp. must first establish the validity of its MRAM intellectual property and appropriately charge and collect royalties for IP usage. How big can the MRAM market be? Some size the MRAM market in the billions and Toshiba has stated they expect the MRAM market to surpass the size of the traditional memory markets by 2015.

No matter how one measures the size of the market, there will be a substantial revenue opportunity for NVE Corp. if every smart-phone, gaming device and laptop exclusively uses universal MRAM – rather than a combination of DRAM, SRAM, and Flash technologies.

Can you talk a bit about the industry/sector? How much is this an “industry pick” as opposed to a pure bottom-up pick?

Generally speaking, I am a bottom-up investor. I may have concrete views on a particular industry, but the fundamentals of a company will be the main determinant of my investment thesis. Overall, I am looking for market leading franchises that can sustain above-average growth rates for extended periods of time. These traits can come from either a company operating in a mature, sleepy industry (take for example Google in the advertising world) or from a more dynamic growth industry like nanotechnology in the case of NVE Corp.

I believe the nanotechnology industry is in the very early innings of an innovation revolution with regard to new applications and products. Like semiconductors, the economies of scale and technological advances of NVE Corp.’s “spintronic” technology should continually allow faster, smaller, more reliable solutions at lower bit prices. In my view, this snowballing effect will only increase the penetration of nanotechnology solutions and introduce an ever increasing list of new applications.

Can you describe the company’s competitive environment? How is this company positioned vis a vis its competitors?

NVE Corp. has competitors along all three of its spintronic businesses. In their sensor business, most of the competition comes from the makers of legacy electromechanical magnetic sensors, including HermeticSwitch, Inc., Meder Electronic AG (Germany), and Memscap SA (France).

In the coupler space, NVE Corp. faces a larger list of well capitalized, household semiconductor names, including Avago (AVGO), Fairchild Semiconductor International (FCS), NEC Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology (VSH), Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB), and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN).

A different set of competitors are searching for the MRAM holy grail, including the following companies: Crocus Technology SA (France), Grandis, Inc., MagSil Corporation, Spintec (France), Spintron (France), Spintronics Plc (UK), and IBM.

There is undoubtedly a ton of competition in the spintronics space, but as of October 2009, NVE Corp. has 52 issued U.S. patents and over 100 patents worldwide (either issued, pending, or licensed from others) – many focused on the potentially lucrative MRAM field. Although NVE Corp. has many competitors, they have dominant share in the coupler/sensor market when it comes to high-end, merchant supplied solutions. Moreover, on the MRAM side of the business, the company has already licensed its intellectual property to several companies, including Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Honeywell International Inc. (HON), and Motorola, Inc. (MOT).

Can you talk about valuation? How does valuation compare to the competitors?

Valuation is a key component for all my stock investments. In my valuation work I pore over the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement in deriving my price targets.

One area helping NVE Corp.’s valuation case is its improving trend-line of profitability. Over the last 5 years alone, gross margins have gone from 40% to over 70% – not a bad business model if you can execute it. The company also has a pristine balance sheet. Not only does NVE Corp. have no debt, but it also is sitting on a growing mound of cash/investments (over $43 million), representing more than 20% of the company’s market capitalization. Lastly, the company in my view is attractively priced on a free cash flow basis (cash from operations minus capital expenditures), yielding around 6% of the total company value.

What is the current sentiment on the stock? How does your view differ from the consensus?

With small cap stocks like NVE Corp., sentiment and lack of liquidity can create gut-wrenching volatility. Unlike many growth investors who pay more attention to positive momentum factors (price direction), I welcome volatility as it allows me to find more attractive entry and exit points.

With that said, NVE Corp. hit a peak stock price north of $63 per share in early September fueled by 41% revenue growth in their June quarter (fiscal Q1). Subsequently, in fiscal Q2 (ending September 30th), revenue growth decelerated to +14% causing momentum investors to take NVE Corp.’s shares to the woodshed. With the stock down about -35% from its recent crest, I find the valuation only that much more attractive.

Wall Street estimates are calling for further slowing in revenue growth in the coming quarter, so the short term sentiment may or may not continue to sour? Timing bottoms is inherently dangerous and not something I consider myself an expert at. Absent a major deterioration in fundamentals, I stand ready to add to my position if NVE Corp.’s share price falls and valuation metrics improve.

I would argue the typical consensus view advocates selling shares when revenue growth slows. Many of my best performing stocks have been purchased during transitory periods of slowing or cyclical downturns. Let’s hope that’s the case with NVE Corp.

Does the company’s management play a role in your position? If so, how?

Absolutely. There is a continual debate over what is more important, the jockey or the horse? My investment philosophy puts more weight on the jockey than the horse. Obviously, I’m looking for the combination of a talented management team and a solid business model.

When it comes to NVE Corp., Daniel Baker, Ph.D. has done a phenomenal job managing the hyper-growth profile of the company, while preserving prudent and conservative financial values. For the third year in a row, Dr. Baker was also recognized as one of the best U.S. CEOs in the semiconductors and semiconductor equipment industry by investment research and financial consulting firm DeMarche Associates.

At the end of the day, it’s difficult to argue with a track record of success. Since Dr. Baker took over, revenues have more than tripled and earnings have grown from $0.05 in fiscal 2001 to $2.04 in Fiscal 2009.

What catalysts do you see that could move the stock?

Since I hold a longer term investment horizon, catalysts are not a driving aspect to my investment process. But clearly, any additional evidence unearthed in the marketplace validating the growth in the MRAM market, or announcements confirming the value of NVE Corp.’s MRAM intellectual property, should provide support to the stock price.

Beyond that, given where the stock is trading now, I believe merely continuing the execution on their sensor and coupler business provides adequate upside prospects.

What could go wrong with this stock pick?

Investing in small cap technology stocks comes with a whole host of risks. Although I don’t believe the positive scenario of critical mass MRAM commercialization is baked into the current stock price, nevertheless I understand any setbacks announced relative to NVE Corp.’s MRAM prospects or the industry’s MRAM expectations, will likely result in stock price pressure.

NVE also has significant customer concentration, therefore a loss or cutback in sales from a lead customer will probably contribute to price volatility.

From a macro perspective, the company has battled successfully through the economic crisis and proven itself somewhat recession resistant. Nonetheless, the company has sizeable exposure to the industrial segment and would not be immune from the “double-dip” economic recession scenario.

Surely there are additional hazards to this investment, however these are some of the risks I am currently focused on.

Do you have any closing thoughts?

NVE Corp. is not a stock for the faint of heart. However, for those who can stomach the volatility, I encourage you to do some more homework on NVE Corp. Not only will you learn about a phenomenally managed, very profitable, attractively priced nanotechnology company, but you will also gain insight into a leading force behind the eyes, nerves, and brains powering the electronic systems of our future.

Wade W. Slome, CFA, CFP®

Plan. Invest. Prosper.

DISCLOSURE: Sidoxia Capital Management (SCM) and some of its clients own shares in NVEC (and certain exchange traded funds), but did not have any direct positions in the following companies or stocks mentioned in this article at time of publication: STJ, HermeticSwitch, Inc., Meder Electronic AG, and Memscap SA, AVGO, FCS, NEC Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, VSH, ADI, SLAB, TXN, Crocus Technology SA, Grandis, Inc., MagSil Corporation, Spintec, Spintron, and Spintronics Plc, IBM, CY, HON, and MOT. No information accessed through the Investing Caffeine (IC) website constitutes investment, financial, legal, tax or other advice nor is to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. Please read disclosure language on IC “Contact” page.

http://investingcaffeine.com/2010/01/06/nvec-profiting-from-electronic-eyes-nerves-brains/
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nlightn nlightn 14 years ago
NVE Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 5, 2010
GLOBE NEWSWIRE

NVE Corporation (Nasdaq:NVEC) announced today financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 increased 19% to $8.18 million from $6.90 million in the prior-year quarter.The revenue increase was due to a 17% increase in product sales and a 27% increase in contract research and development revenue. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 increased 16% to $3.60 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to $3.11 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, for the prior-year quarter.[/n]

For fiscal 2010, total revenue increased 20% to $28.1 million from $23.4 million for the prior fiscal year. The increase was due to a 15% increase in product sales and a 50% increase in contract research and development revenue. Net income for fiscal 2010 increased 23% to $12.0 million, or $2.47 per diluted share, compared to $9.78 million, or $2.04 per diluted share, for fiscal 2009.

"We are pleased to report strong growth and record revenue and net income for both the fourth quarter and fiscal year, despite a challenging economy during the fiscal year," said NVE President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel A. Baker, Ph.D.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as risks in continued growth in revenue and profitability, risks associated with our reliance on several large customers, uncertainties related to research and development contract funding, uncertainties related to seasonal patterns to our business, and uncertainties related to economic environments, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 and other reports filed with the SEC.

NVE CORPORATION

STATEMENTS OF INCOME

QUARTERS AND YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 2010 AND 2009 (Unaudited)

Quarter Ended March 31

2010 2009

----------- -----------

Revenue

Product sales $ 6,662,150 $ 5,699,660

Contract research and development 1,517,145 1,196,920

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Total revenue 8,179,295 6,896,580

Cost of sales 2,333,637 1,806,102

----------- -----------

Gross profit 5,845,658 5,090,478

Expenses

Selling, general, and administrative 607,534 554,055

Research and development 310,564 292,679

----------- -----------

Total expenses 918,098 846,734

----------- -----------

Income from operations 4,927,560 4,243,744

Interest income 439,988 333,487

----------- -----------

Income before taxes 5,367,548 4,577,231

Provision for income taxes 1,768,802 1,465,737

----------- -----------

Net income $ 3,598,746 $ 3,111,494

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Net income per share - basic $ 0.77 $ 0.67

=========== ===========

Net income per share - diluted $ 0.74 $ 0.65

=========== ===========

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic 4,700,583 4,667,822

Diluted 4,865,189 4,794,084

Year Ended March 31

2010 2009

----------- -----------

Revenue

Product sales $22,665,860 $19,715,311

Contract research and development 5,481,325 3,656,958

----------- -----------

Total revenue 28,147,185 23,372,269

Cost of sales 8,313,015 6,724,242

----------- -----------

Gross profit 19,834,170 16,648,027

Expenses

Selling, general, and administrative 2,414,584 2,177,865

Research and development 1,121,050 1,218,572

----------- -----------

Total expenses 3,535,634 3,396,437

----------- -----------

Income from operations 16,298,536 13,251,590

Interest income 1,617,880 1,171,810

Other income -- 4,200

----------- -----------

Income before taxes 17,916,416 14,427,600

Provision for income taxes 5,917,072 4,644,705

----------- -----------

Net income $11,999,344 $ 9,782,895

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Net income per share - basic $ 2.56 $ 2.10

=========== ===========

Net income per share - diluted $ 2.47 $ 2.04

=========== ===========

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic 4,692,496 4,659,486

Diluted 4,857,044 4,785,565

NVE CORPORATION

BALANCE SHEETS

MARCH 31, 2010 AND 2009

(Unaudited)

March 31, March 31,

2010 2009

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ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,389,288 $ 1,875,063

Marketable securities, short term 1,566,666 --

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

for uncollectible accounts of $15,000 4,221,564 3,366,698

Inventories 1,706,427 2,247,621

Deferred tax assets -- 667,729

Prepaid expenses and other assets 781,294 669,307

----------- -----------

Total current assets 9,665,239 8,826,418

Fixed assets

Machinery and equipment 5,617,136 5,328,237

Leasehold improvements 450,546 450,546

----------- -----------

6,067,682 5,778,783

Less accumulated depreciation 4,857,819 4,485,509

----------- -----------

Net fixed assets 1,209,863 1,293,274

Marketable securities, long term 46,587,812 32,446,748

----------- -----------

Total assets $57,462,914 $42,566,440

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LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable $ 665,782 $ 257,239

Accrued payroll and other 720,867 637,463

Deferred taxes 102,138 --

Deferred revenue 20,833 104,167

----------- -----------

Total current liabilities 1,509,620 998,869

Shareholders' equity

Common stock 47,006 46,693

Additional paid-in capital 20,169,924 19,166,524

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(loss) 1,129,726 (252,940)

Retained earnings 34,606,638 22,607,294

----------- -----------

Total shareholders' equity 55,953,294 41,567,571

----------- -----------

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $57,462,914 $42,566,440

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CONTACT: NVE Corporation

Curt A. Reynders, CFO

(952) 829-9217

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cgcasia cgcasia 15 years ago
Take a look at CHGI. New analyst report on it.

Crystal Equity Research has initiated coverage on CHGI with a Speculative Buy rating and a price target of $3.40 a share

http://tinyurl.com/m3sfe5
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BoricuaV BoricuaV 15 years ago
NVEC is well capitalized, has had strong steady growth, and could very well revolutionize its field with newer and better technology.
http://sumfolio.com/nve-corporation-spinning-towards-a-better-future-051/
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BUDDIEE18 BUDDIEE18 15 years ago
hello ?? found these posts, dated 2006...of some interest?

R
August 29, 2006 12:09 PM
NVEC, NVE Corp, engineers and PHD's with MRAM patents and sensors could be large one day, heavily shorted a year ago, now having positive revenue growth in the medical fields and sensor markets.

R
August 29, 2006 1:45 PM
A little more NVEC, it is good DD.
http://www.nve.com

"NVEC the company, compared to most other nanotech valuation, should be worth about $1BN.

That brings the PPS around $225.

homework on NVE/FSL MRAM-MTJ-

the "toggle" is a "Method for switching the bit cells"

Dr. Daughton presented this paper- on an "optimized" toggle which was even better than the toggle FSL employed
http://www.nve.com/Downloads/49MMM-Optim...

I even asked Dr. Baker where the 16Mb, MRAM cell was fabricated/came from- got "no comment"-

the Basics of an MTJ- specifically a 1T/1MTJ cell is NVE's IP, the method of switching does NOT change the makeup of the basic Cell- When FSL fabricates a MRAM cell with a 1T/1MTJ, there are infringing on NVE's IP regardless of the type of method they utilize to "switch the cell"

Also If you not the specific design of the MTJ cell by NVE with it's components here-http://nve.com/Downloads/Boston_MRS_2004...

see pages 4 and 16

comparedwith page 3 of the FSL document
http://www.freescale.com/files/technolog...

and here

http://www.freescale.com/files/memory/do...

are NVE's IP

, all this stuff has been hashed and rehashed-


and really doubt you were not aware of this
NVE makes the Motor and FSL makes the blower, take away the blower and you still have an engine, take away the engine and the blower is useless.


NVE actually has positive earnings .

All other nanotech firms I referenced were in the LUX Nanotech Index and only 3 had positive earnings. They had valuation in the $BNs.

Most of the other ones had valuations way higher than NVE with negative earnings and no products in sight. "

R
August 29, 2006 1:47 PM
4.5mm shares total
"NVEC the company, compared to most other nanotech valuation, should be worth about $1BN.

That brings the PPS around $225.

homework on NVE/FSL MRAM-MTJ-

the "toggle" is a "Method for switching the bit cells"

Dr. Daughton presented this paper- on an "optimized" toggle which was even better than the toggle FSL employed
http://www.nve.com/Downloads/49MMM-Optim...

I even asked Dr. Baker where the 16Mb, MRAM cell was fabricated/came from- got "no comment"-

the Basics of an MTJ- specifically a 1T/1MTJ cell is NVE's IP, the method of switching does NOT change the makeup of the basic Cell- When FSL fabricates a MRAM cell with a 1T/1MTJ, there are infringing on NVE's IP regardless of the type of method they utilize to "switch the cell"

Also If you not the specific design of the MTJ cell by NVE with it's components here-http://nve.com/Downloads/Boston_MRS_2004...

see pages 4 and 16

comparedwith page 3 of the FSL document
http://www.freescale.com/files/technolog...

and here

http://www.freescale.com/files/memory/do...

are NVE's IP

, all this stuff has been hashed and rehashed-


and really doubt you were not aware of this
NVE makes the Motor and FSL makes the blower, take away the blower and you still have an engine, take away the engine and the blower is useless.


NVE actually has positive earnings .
All other nanotech firms I referenced were in the LUX Nanotech Index and only 3 had positive earnings. They had valuation in the $BNs.

Most of the other ones had valuations way higher than NVE with negative earnings and no products in sight. "


http://www.nve.com
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NVE Awards and Accolades

IBD 100
(Joined Investor’s Business Daily list May 12, 2008; July 2, 2007; August 7, 2006; and December 1, 2003)
“Companies in the IBD 100 are among the leading stocks trading in the U.S., showing superior earnings, strong price performance and leadership within their industry.”

2008 Daniel E. Noble Award
(Presented May 2008)
Awarded to NVE Founder James M. Daughton “for fundamental contributions to the development of magneto-resistive devices for non-volatile, high density, random access memory.”

Fastest-Growing Small Public Companies (Ranked 20th)
(Minnesota’s small public companies ranked by annualized three-year revenue growth; published by The Business Journal, May 2, 2008)

Entrepreneur Of The Year® Upper Midwest Finalist
(NVE CEO Daniel Baker named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Upper Midwest, April 28, 2008)
“These finalists are the best of the best, embodying the unique spirit of entrepreneurism. They positively impact our region in a major way, through jobs, community growth and development and innovation.”

2008 Top 100 Companies
(St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 23, 2008)
Ranked ninth in five-year return (32%), eighth in one-year return (28%), and fourth in net income growth (69%) among Minnesota’s largest publicly-held companies.

2007 Tibbetts Award
(Presented October 10, 2007)
“In selection for Tibbetts Awards, the focus is primarily on: economic impact of technological innovation; business achievement and effective collaborations; and demonstrated state and regional impact and proven support.”
2007 Tibbetts Award Site State of Minnesota News Release

2007 Performance Report: Small 50 Public List (Ranked third)
(Small Minnesota public companies ranked by performance across five categories; published by The Business Journal, October 5, 2007)

NASA Certificate of Appreciation
(Presented September 12, 2007)
“a major contributor to NASA programs... the company provided their products/services to support many NASA programs/projects.”

Hardest-Working CFOs
(The Business Journal, June 22, 2007; NVE CFO Curt Reynders ranked seventh in top 10 list for small public companies; NVE Audit Committee Chair Patricia Hollister ranked third for large public companies)
“Chief financial officers of Minnesota’s public companies ranked in first ever quantitative research.”

IBD New America
(Recognized by Investor’s Business Daily June 22, 2007 and April 14, 2004)
“entrepreneurial companies changing the way we live or do business.”

Hardest-Working Board Members
(The Business Journal, May 25, 2007; NVE Chairman Terrence Glarner ranked sixth; Director James Hartman ranked 44th)
“we recognize these top directors of Minnesota’s most important public companies like Target, Medtronic and General Mills.”

America’s Best CEOs
(Awarded May 2007 to NVE CEO Daniel Baker by DeMarche Associates)
“This award goes to a small group of American CEOs who have provided their shareholders with exceptional value over the last three years.”

2007 Top 100 Companies
(St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 11, 2007)
Ranked fifth in net income growth and 89th in overall market value among Minnesota’s largest publicly-held companies.

Best Stocks of 2006 (Ranked 63rd)
(Investor’s Business Daily, January 2, 2007)

Top 20 Products (NVE IL700-S Series Couplers ranked #1)
(EE Product News, November 29, 2006)
“NVE’s digital isolators break speed records”

Who’s Who in Electronic Components (Ranked #1)
(Ranked by a combined EPS and Relative Strength, Investor’s Business Daily, October 30, 2006)

2006 Top 50 List (Ranked 11th overall)
(Small Minnesota public companies ranked by performance across five categories; published by The Business Journal, October 6, 2006)

One of America’s 100 Most Improved Companies
(DeMarche Associates, February 2006)
“for achieving operating performance within the top 3% of all major U.S. corporations, success in managing both growth and risk factors and consistently improving operating performance.”

2005 Top 50 List (Ranked 31st overall)
(Small Minnesota public companies ranked by performance across five categories; published by The Business Journal, September 30, 2005)

30 Best Small Electronics Companies (Ranked 12th)
(National ranking by Reed Research Group; published in Electronic Business, April 2005)
“Reed Research Group considered quantitative factors such as profitability, quarter-to-quarter revenue growth and future growth potential. Qualitative attributes such as innovation, leadership and technology were also taken into account.”

Hot 100 Product (Components)
EDN Magazine, December 17, 2004 (.pdf)
“of the thousands that manufacturers announce each year and the hundreds that EDN reports on, only about 100 hot products make our readers really sit up and take notice.”

Tekne Award for Innovation—Emerging Company
(Presented by the Minnesota Tekne Awards, November 9, 2004).
“Recognizes the best and brightest in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management of technology in Minnesota.”

Outstanding Director Award
(October 28, 2004; presented by Twin Cities Business Monthly and the National Association of Corporate Directors to NVE Chairman Terrence Glarner for service to NVE).
“Terry Glarner is a directors’ director, a pro.”

Top 5 Hardest-Working Board Members
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, May 28, 2004
(NVE Chairman Terrence Glarner ranked second)

Ten Favorite Companies
St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 7, 2004
“one of the most exciting dramas unfolding in the high-tech community here.”

Frost & Sullivan Awards
Technology Leadership Award for MRAM, 2004
Growth Strategy Leadership Award for GMR sensors, 2004

40 Companies to Watch in ’04
Twin Cities Business Monthly, January 2004

Small Business Innovation Research Award
Presented by Minnesota Project Innovation, November 13, 2003

Ones to Watch in 2003
Minnesota Technology “Tech 2003,” October 2003
(NVE President and CEO Daniel Baker listed as one of six leaders of Minnesota’s tech community)

Top Board Member
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, September 22, 2003
“If [NVE Chairman] Terrence Glarner ever slows down long enough to give you a peek, you’ll see what many describe as the ideal board member. He has years of business experience, a level head, a diplomatic manner and an unswerving dedication to the best interests of stockholders.”

Excellence Award
Presented by Minnesota Project Innovation, April 26, 2002
“NVE Corporation in recognition of your entrepreneurial spirit”

Product of the Month
ChipCenter, April 2001
Recognizing the IL485 Isolated Transceiver: “an extremely nice product that will sell extremely well.”

Technology Fast 50 (Ranked 30th)
Deloitte & Touche, 1999
“The Fast 50 recognizes and honors the fastest-growing regional technology companies whose leaders have the vision and determination to beat the odds and build companies that contribute to the world with long-term solutions”

Technology Fast 50 (Ranked 20th)
Deloitte & Touche, 1998

Hot 100 Product (North America)
(Awarded for NVE anti-counterfeiting sensors by EDN Magazine, December 4, 1997)

1997 National Tibbetts Award
“These prestigious national awards are made annually to those small firms, projects, organizations and individuals judged to exemplify the very best in Small Business Innovation Research achievement.”

IEEE Fellow (1996)
Awarded to NVE Founder James M. Daughton “for pioneering work on commercial magnetic field sensors and memories using giant magnetoresistance materials.”
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NVE Founder Wins Daniel E. Noble Award for MRAM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—December 3, 2007—NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) announced today that its founder, James M. Daughton, Ph.D., has been named a 2008 co-recipient of the prestigious IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award.

The award is sponsored by the Motorola Foundation and presented by the IEEE, which is considered the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. According to the IEEE, the award is "for fundamental contributions to the development of magnetoresistance devices for non-volatile, high density, random access memory."

Magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) is an integrated-circuit memory which is fabricated with nanotechnology and uses electron spin to store data. It may have the potential to combine many of the best attributes of different types of semiconductor memories.

Daughton founded NVE in 1989 and was Chairman and CEO for most of its history. From 2001 until 2006 he was the company's Chief Technology Officer. Daughton has published approximately 80 papers and been granted approximately 40 U.S. patents. His inventions are at the heart of NVE's technology portfolio.

Much of Daughton's MRAM work has been in collaboration with Arthur V. Pohm, Ph.D., an Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University and longtime NVE employee. Daughton and Pohm's recent inventions relate to next-generation MRAM technologies including magneto-thermal MRAM and spin-momentum transfer MRAM.

Magnetothermal MRAM uses a combination of ultra-fast magnetic fields and heat pulses, both from electrical current. Spin-momentum transfer is a method of changing the spin of storage electrons directly with an electrical current rather than an induced magnetic field. Both technologies may have the potential to reduce the energy required to write data and allow reducing memory cell size while maintaining thermal stability.

Before founding NVE, Daughton spent more than 15 years at Honeywell Inc. where he was a vice president of research and development. Before that, he spent ten years at IBM working on magnetic and semiconductor memory devices. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. He has served as an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Minnesota and on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Cornell University.

Daughton has received a number of other awards including being named an IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer in 1994 and an IEEE Fellow for "pioneering work on commercial magnetic field sensors and memories using giant magnetoresistance materials" in 1996. He received the Minnesota Tekne Award for Innovation in 2004.

The Daniel E. Noble Award presentation is scheduled for September 2008. Co-recipients are Saied Tehrani of Freescale, Inc. and Stuart Parkin of IBM.

Links to information on the award can be found on NVE's Website.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.
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nlightn nlightn 16 years ago
NVE Notified of Grant of Magnetothermal MRAM Patent

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—September 4, 2007—NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) announced today that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of the expected grant of a patent relating to magnetothermal Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM).

NVE has been notified that the patent, titled "Magnetic Memory Layers Thermal Pulse Transitions," will issue today. The patent is number 7,266,013 and covers inventions by Dr. James M. Daughton and Dr. Arthur V. Pohm. The grant is in addition to similarly-titled patent numbers 7,177,178 and 7,023,723.

MRAM is an integrated-circuit memory which is fabricated with nanotechnology and which uses electron spin to store data. MRAM may have the potential to combine many of the best attributes of different types of semiconductor memories.

Magnetothermal MRAM is a next-generation MRAM technology that uses a combination of ultra-fast magnetic fields and heat pulses, both from electrical current, to reduce the energy required to write data and allow reduction of the memory cell size while maintaining thermal stability.

Magnetothermal MRAM may have the potential to increase MRAM density, increase speed, and reduce power, all of which could enable broader MRAM use in the future.

The grant brings NVE's U.S. patent total to 45. The company has more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent and NVE's other U.S. patents can be found at the "About NVE" section of the company's Website (www.nve.com).

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.
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nlightn nlightn 16 years ago
NVE Corp. Shares Jump on Upgrade
Associated Press
January 24, 2008



Shares of sensor maker NVE Corp. soared nearly 40 percent Thursday after Broadpoint Capital Inc. upgraded the shares to "Buy" from "Neutral" on NVE's strong fiscal third-quarter earnings.

On Wednesday night, the company reported profit of 36 cents per share on revenue of $4.7 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had expected earnings per share of 30 cents.

Broadpoint analyst Avinash Kant said the company had cleared up near-term inventory difficulties in products used by medical device customers.

The company's earnings were well above market expectations because of its favorable product mix that boosted margins, Kant said.

He saw strong growth potential and raised his fiscal 2008 earnings per share estimate for the company to $1.41 from $1.30 and his 2008 revenue estimate to $19.7 million from $19.2 million.

NVE products are used by aerospace, automotive and currency verification customers who need sensors to scan material at high speed.

Its shares rose $67.30 or 37.6 percent to $27.84 in afternoon trading. Shares have traded in the last 52 weeks between $19.50 and $41.95.
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NVE Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
Wednesday May 7, 4:05 pm ET
Net Income Increases 50 Percent for Fiscal Year

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News) announced today financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 increased 33% to $6.05 million from $4.57 million in the prior-year quarter. The revenue increase was primarily due to a 35% increase in product sales to $5.67 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 from $4.19 million in the prior-year quarter. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 increased 45% to $2.25 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared to $1.55 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the prior-year quarter. Gross margin was 69% of revenue, operating margin 55%, pretax margin 59%, and net margin 37% for the quarter.

For fiscal 2008, total revenue increased 25% to $20.5 million from $16.5 million for the prior year, driven by a 28% increase in product sales to $18.5 million from $14.4 million for fiscal 2007. Net income for fiscal 2008 increased 50% to $7.19 million, or $1.51 per diluted share compared to $4.78 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, for fiscal 2007. For fiscal 2008 gross margin was 67%, operating margin 49%, pretax margin 54%, and net margin 35%.

``We are pleased to report record revenue and net income for the quarter and fiscal year,'' said NVE President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel A. Baker, Ph.D. ``Increases in product sales and operating margins drove an extraordinary quarter and fiscal year.

``In the past fiscal year we introduced new world-class spintronic products, expanded our production capacity, and were granted four U.S. patents,'' said Baker. ``We enter fiscal 2009 with products that are in demand, an excellent intellectual property portfolio, and a solid balance sheet.''

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

The NVE Corporation logo is available athttp://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120" target="_blank">http://http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as risks in continued growth in revenue and profitability, risks associated with our reliance on several large customers, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.


NVE CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF INCOME
QUARTERS AND YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 2008 AND 2007
(Unaudited)
Quarter Ended March 31
2008 2007
------------ ------------
Revenue
Product sales $ 5,674,879 $ 4,192,307
Contract research and development 374,505 372,911
------------ ------------
Total revenue 6,049,384 4,565,218
Cost of sales 1,876,335 1,563,493
------------ ------------
Gross profit 4,173,049 3,001,725
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative 526,882 529,667
Research and development 318,889 534,967
------------ ------------
Total expenses 845,771 1,064,634
------------ ------------
Income from operations 3,327,278 1,937,091
Interest income 243,747 202,894
Other loss (6,695) --
------------ ------------
Income before taxes 3,564,330 2,139,985
Provision for income taxes 1,311,348 586,032
------------ ------------
Net income $ 2,252,982 $ 1,553,953
============ ============
Net income per share - basic $ 0.49 $ 0.34
============ ============
Net income per share - diluted $ 0.47 $ 0.33
============ ============
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 4,638,683 4,627,383
Diluted 4,766,529 4,778,309
Supplemental financial data
Stock-based compensation $ 5,598 $ 8,167
Cash paid for income taxes $ 1,045,000 $ --


Year Ended March 31
2008 2007
------------ ------------
Revenue
Product sales $ 18,505,650 $ 14,425,632
Contract research and development 2,023,162 2,035,198
------------ ------------
Total revenue 20,528,812 16,460,830
Cost of sales 6,833,308 5,787,658
------------ ------------
Gross profit 13,695,504 10,673,172
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative 2,158,818 1,950,999
Research and development 1,487,907 2,176,604
------------ ------------
Total expenses 3,646,725 4,127,603
------------ ------------
Income from operations 10,048,779 6,545,569
Interest income 974,990 621,577
Interest expense -- (589)
Other income 56,235 25,246
------------ ------------
Income before taxes 11,080,004 7,191,803
Provision for income taxes 3,892,620 2,411,020
------------ ------------
Net income $ 7,187,384 $ 4,780,783
============ ============
Net income per share - basic $ 1.55 $ 1.03
============ ============
Net income per share - diluted $ 1.51 $ 1.00
============ ============
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 4,635,470 4,620,371
Diluted 4,763,101 4,771,297
Supplemental financial data
Stock-based compensation $ 169,606 $ 136,370
Cash paid for income taxes $ 3,254,313 $ 44,300


NVE CORPORATION
BALANCE SHEETS
MARCH 31, 2008 AND 2007

March 31,
2008 2007
------------ ------------
ASSETS (Unaudited)
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,885,867 $ 397,423
Marketable securities, short term 795,728 982,415
Accounts receivable, net of allowance
for uncollectible accounts of $15,000 3,226,027 2,005,005
Inventories 2,456,804 2,016,858
Deferred tax assets 453,405 1,328,106
Prepaid expenses and other assets 529,616 333,587
------------ ------------
Total current assets 9,347,447 7,063,394
Fixed assets
Machinery and equipment 5,205,288 4,458,948
Leasehold improvements 436,794 413,482
------------ ------------
5,642,082 4,872,430
Less accumulated depreciation 4,276,680 3,834,683
------------ ------------
Net fixed assets 1,365,402 1,037,747
Marketable securities, long term 22,055,279 16,909,353
------------ ------------
Total assets $ 32,768,128 $ 25,010,494
============ ============

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 434,808 $ 502,595
Accrued payroll and other 632,338 590,287
Deferred revenue 187,500 29,357
------------ ------------
Total current liabilities 1,254,646 1,122,239

Shareholders' equity
Common stock 46,387 46,274
Additional paid-in capital 18,539,538 18,289,248
Accumulated other comprehensive
income (loss) 103,158 (84,282)
Retained earnings 12,824,399 5,637,015
------------ ------------
Total shareholders' equity 31,513,482 23,888,255
------------ ------------
Total liabilities and
shareholders' equity $ 32,768,128 $ 25,010,494
============ ============


Contact:

NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, CFO
(952) 829-9217

Source: NVE Corporation
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nlightn nlightn 16 years ago
NVE Schedules Conference Call On Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
April 28, 4:05 pm ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 28, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News) announced that it plans to release its financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 after the close of the Nasdaq Regular Market. The company will hold its quarterly conference call later that day at 4:00 p.m. Central Time.

The quarterly call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed through the Investor Events section of NVE's Website (http://www.nve.com). An archive of the call will also be available.

Parties who wish to participate in the call are requested to contact NVE Investor Relations at 952-829-9217 no later than May 5, 2008 to reserve a position for the call and to receive the conference telephone number.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

Statements we use that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.


Contact:

NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, Chief Financial Officer
(952) 829-9217

Source: Shareholder.com; NVE Corporation


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joelk joelk 17 years ago
I am out of here, 3rd qtr earning was disappointing!
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joelk joelk 17 years ago
any guesses on current quarter revenue & eps? I would be looking & hoping for eps of $.40. That should get the stock to move up nicely.
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nlightn nlightn 17 years ago
NVE Notified of Grant of Magnetothermal MRAM Patent
Sept. 4, 2007

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (Nasdaq:NVEC) announced today that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of the expected grant of a patent relating to magnetothermal Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM).

NVE has been notified that the patent, titled "Magnetic Memory Layers Thermal Pulse Transitions," will issue today. The patent is number 7,266,013 and covers inventions by Dr. James M. Daughton and Dr. Arthur V. Pohm. The grant is in addition to similarly-titled patent numbers 7,177,178 and 7,023,723.

MRAM is an integrated-circuit memory which is fabricated with nanotechnology and which uses electron spin to store data. MRAM may have the potential to combine many of the best attributes of different types of semiconductor memories.

Magnetothermal MRAM is a next-generation MRAM technology that uses a combination of ultra-fast magnetic fields and heat pulses, both from electrical current, to reduce the energy required to write data and allow reduction of the memory cell size while maintaining thermal stability.

Magnetothermal MRAM may have the potential to increase MRAM density, increase speed, and reduce power, all of which could enable broader MRAM use in the future.

The grant brings NVE's U.S. patent total to 45. The company has more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent and NVE's other U.S. patents can be found at the "About NVE" section of the company's Website (www.nve.com).

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as uncertainties relating to the grant of patents in the future, risks in the enforcement of our patents, uncertainties in the introduction of MRAM, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

CONTACT: NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, Chief Financial Officer
(952) 829-9217







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nlightn nlightn 17 years ago
NVE Schedules Conference Call On First Quarter Results
Monday July 9, 4:05 pm ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News) announced that it plans to release its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 after the close of the Nasdaq Regular Market. The company will hold its quarterly conference call later that day at 4:00 p.m. CDT.

The quarterly call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed through the Investor Events section of NVE's Website (http://www.nve.com). An archive of the call will also be available.

Parties who wish to participate in the call are requested to contact NVE Investor Relations at 952-829-9217 no later than July 16, 2007 to reserve a position for the call and to receive the conference telephone number.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120


Contact:

NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, CFO
(952) 829-9217

Source: NVE Corporation
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nlightn nlightn 17 years ago
NVE Announces Dismissal of Shareholder Class Action
Thursday July 5, 8:00 am ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News) today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has dismissed with prejudice the consolidated shareholder class action lawsuit filed in 2006 against NVE and certain of its current and former executive officers and directors.

``The court order to dismiss supports our long-standing position that the lawsuits were wholly without merit,'' said NVE President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel A. Baker, Ph.D.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans or events are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, risks of a successful appeal of the judgment dismissing the securities action as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10 K and other reports filed with the SEC.


Contact:

NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, Chief Financial Officer
(952) 829-9217

Source: NVE Corporation
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NVE Notified of Grant of Two Patents Related to Laboratory-on-a-Chip Technology
Tuesday June 26, 8:00 am ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News) announced today that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of the expected grant of two patents relating to ``laboratory-on-a-chip'' technology.

The company has been notified that patent number 7,235,969, titled ``Thin-Film Structure Magnetizable Bead Detector,'' will issue today and that patent number 7,238,539, titled ``Magnetizable Bead Detector,'' will issue July 3, 2007.

In proposed laboratory-on-a-chip systems, magnetic biological marker nano-beads adhere to an immobilization surface when a targeted biological agent is present. Spintronic biosensors detect magnetic perturbations from the nano-beads to detect and quantify the presence of very low levels of biological or chemical materials.

The grants will bring NVE's U.S. patent total to 44. The company has more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent and NVE's other U.S. patents can be found at the ``About NVE'' section of the company's Website (http://www.nve.com).

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as uncertainties relating to the grant of patents in the future, risks in the enforcement of our patents, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.


Contact:

NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, Chief Financial Officer
(952) 829-9217

Source: NVE Corporation
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NVE Technology Makes Hearing Aids, Pacemakers Work Better
Thursday June 21, 7:00 pm ET
Marilyn Much

Until recently, hearing aid wearers had to manually switch modes on their devices when they used a cell phone.

Now, thanks to sensors made by NVE Corp. (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News), hearing aids can automatically switch modes when the wearer is talking on a cell phone.

NVE's sensors pick up data while using a technology called spintronics. This method relies on the spin of electrons rather than the electrical charge by electrons to acquire, transmit and store information.

NVE has been supplying Starkey Laboratories with custom designed sensors for its hearing aids since 2004. Starkey uses the sensors in some models. They replace electromechanical sensors in Starkey's devices.

Sound Source

The NVE sensors in Starkey's hearing aids are used to determine the source of sound. They can pick up small, stray magnetic fields from a cell phone. The sensors can also be used to automatically switch the settings in a hearing aid for "seamless transition" between ambient sound and the sound from an electronic device like a cell phone, says NVE's Chief Executive Daniel Baker.

He points to another plus: Using NVE's sensors, Starkey can make smaller, less obtrusive hearing aids.

The initial 2004 order for the sensors was valued at more than $100,000. Since then, Starkey has become an important customer, says Baker, without giving details.

NVE's sensors are used in other medical devices besides hearing aids.

Another important customer is St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ - News), Baker says.

NVE began supplying St. Jude with custom sensors for use in pacemakers made by its Cardiac Rhythm Management unit in 2001. The initial orders were valued at more than $200,000. The next year, St. Jude expanded the use of NVE's sensors with orders of $1.2 million.

More recently, on Jan. 3, 2006, NVE inked a two-year supplier partnering pact with St. Jude's Cardiac Rhythm Management unit to supply spintronic sensors for medical devices. The pact sets purchase forecasts and inventory requirements, and supplies other terms and conditions.

St. Jude uses NVE's sensors in devices such as cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators, or ICDs.

Pacemakers and ICDs are programmed with data. Also, data can be recovered or downloaded from them. NVE's sensors are used to establish "a telemetry link" between these devices and the physician, says Baker.

"We think St. Jude's use of our spintronic sensors validates the reliability of our technology because implanted life-support medical devices are one of the most demanding applications for any technology," he said.

The increased use of NVE's sensors in medical gear comes at a time when NVE's management has focused on upping its product sales.

"There's been a natural evolution of this company," said analyst Steven Crowley of Craig-Hallum Capital Group. "It used to be a company that was driven by contract research and development."

A large part of NVE's contract R&D work was for the government. Much of that work was for military applications and serves as good business model for NVE, says Baker.

For one, it's let NVE develop technology that can be commercialized. And NVE typically has the rights to the resulting intellectual property. The company licenses its spintronic magnetic random access memory (MRAM) technology. MRAM combines the speed, density and performance of chips.

"In recent years we have been emphasizing product sales," said Baker. "And our product sales have been very successful."

In fiscal 2007 ended in March, NVE's product sales were up more than fivefold from fiscal 2003.

Sales from products are overtaking those from contract R&D. In 2007, products accounted for 88% of total revenue. That's up from only 26% in fiscal 2003.

NVE's product business is "lucrative" and carries high margins, said analyst Crowley.

In the fourth quarter, NVE's operating margin was 42%, and its gross margin was 66%.

These high margins are a clear indication there's high value in NVE's products, he says.

The company's success with its products has helped lift its financial performance. In the fiscal 2007 fourth quarter, earnings more than doubled from the prior year to 33 cents a share. Sales rose 31% to $4.6 million. Product sales rose 50% to $4.2 million. Contract R&D sales slipped to $372,911 from $684,892.

Watchers expect the company to keep the momentum. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial see 2008 earnings rising 30% from last year.

"The big growth driver has been product sales," said Baker. They've more than offset the decline in contract R&D revenue. "Our product sales have been strong across the board."

Medical product sales have become more important, he adds.

Advantages

In terms of products, NVE's competitive advantages include miniaturization, speed and precision, says Baker. The company is constantly working on improving those advantages.

NVE's lineup also includes couplers that transmit data. They're widely used in factory automation. They provide reliable digital communications between various electronic subsystems in factories. For instance, its couplers are used to send data between robots and central controllers at high speeds.

The company has added new couplers to its mix. In the past year, it began selling a new IsoLoop 700S series of spintronic couplers that transmit up to two channels of data at up to 150 million bits per second.

NVE's new couplers are smaller and faster, Baker says.

Baker aims to expand NVE's products into new areas such as the automotive market.

"Similar to how the company's sensors are utilized to detect position and speed in factory applications, the technology is able to acquire information in critical automotive applications in a very precise and reliable manner," Crowley wrote in a report.

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NVE Notified of Grant of Thermomagnetically Assisted Spin-Momentum Transfer MRAM Patent
Tuesday June 12, 8:00 am ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 12, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News) announced today that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of the expected grant of a patent relating to magneto-thermal and spin-momentum transfer MRAM inventions.

NVE has been notified that the patent, titled ``Thermomagnetically Assisted Spin-Momentum-Transfer Switching Memory,'' will be issued today. The patent is number 7,230,844 and is the grant of a patent under the application published by the USPTO as number 2006-0077707.

Magnetothermal MRAM uses a combination of ultra-fast magnetic fields and heat pulses, both from electrical current. Spin-momentum transfer is a method of changing the spin of storage electrons directly with an electrical current rather than an induced magnetic field. Both technologies may have the potential to reduce the energy required to write data and allow reduction of the memory cell size while maintaining thermal stability.

The grant brings NVE's U.S. patent total to 42. The company has more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent and NVE's other U.S. patents can be found at the ``About NVE'' section of the company's Website (http://www.nve.com).

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as uncertainties relating to the grant of patents in the future, risks in the enforcement of our patents, risks related to MRAM commercialization, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.


Contact:

NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, Chief Financial Officer
(952) 829-9217

Source: NVE Corporation
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NVE Notified of Grant of VMRAM Patent
Tuesday March 20, 8:00 am ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News) announced today that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of the expected grant of a patent relating to Vertical Transport Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (VMRAM).

NVE has been notified that the patent, titled ``Radial field generating selection conductor device,'' will be issued today. The patent is number 7,193,286 and is the grant of a patent under the application published by the USPTO as number 2006-0022238. The new patent relates to addressing Vertical Transport MRAM arrays.

The co-inventors were an NVE researcher and Professor Jian-Gang Zhu of Carnegie Mellon University, and the patent is assigned to NVE.

MRAM is an integrated-circuit memory which is fabricated with nanotechnology and which uses electron spin to store data. MRAM may have the potential to combine many of the best attributes of different types of semiconductor memories. VMRAM is a high-density type of MRAM that employs current perpendicular to the plane to switch spintronic memory elements. Defense Department documents have said VMRAM could be applicable in general ultra-dense nonvolatile memory or as a hard disk replacement.

The grant brings NVE's U.S. patent total to 41. The company has more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent and NVE's other U.S. patents can be found at the ``About NVE'' section of the company's Website (http://www.nve.com).

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as uncertainties relating to the grant of patents in the future, risks in the enforcement of our patents, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10 K and other reports filed with the SEC.


Contact:

NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, Chief Financial Officer
(952) 829-9217

Source: NVE Corporation
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NVE Notified of Grant of Magnetothermal MRAM Patent
Tuesday February 13, 8:00 am ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Feb. 13, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NVE Corporation (NasdaqCM:NVEC - News) announced today that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of the expected grant of a patent relating to magnetothermal Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM).


NVE has been notified that the patent, titled ``Magnetic Memory Layers Thermal Pulse Transitions,'' will be issued today. The patent is number 7,177,178 and is the grant of a patent under the application published by the USPTO as number 2006 0083056. The grant is in addition to patent number 7,023,723, which is similarly titled and was granted in April 2006. The invention of the new patent relates to dual-film MRAM cells.

MRAM is an integrated-circuit memory which is fabricated with nanotechnology and which uses electron spin to store data. MRAM may have the potential to combine many of the best attributes of different types of semiconductor memories.

Magnetothermal MRAM uses a combination of ultra-fast magnetic fields and heat pulses, both from electrical current, to reduce the energy required to write data and allow reduction of the memory cell size while maintaining thermal stability.

The grant brings NVE's U.S. patent total to 40. The company has more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent and NVE's other U.S. patents can be found at the ``About NVE'' section of the company's Website (http://www.nve.com).

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

The NVE Corporation logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3120

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as uncertainties relating to the grant of patents in the future, risks in the enforcement of our patents, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10 K and other reports filed with the SEC.


Contact:

NVE Corporation
Curt A. Reynders, Chief Financial Officer
(952) 829-9217

Source: NVE Corporation
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NVE Awarded DoD Smart Sensor Development Contract
Thursday November 16, 4:05 pm ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC - News) announced today that it has been awarded approximately $430,000 by the U.S. Air Force to continue development of smart sensor adapters. Smart sensors provide richer information than conventional sensors. The contract includes a goal of constructing a pre-production system. The smart sensor systems could be used onboard aircraft to enable better-performing aircraft designs. The Phase Two contract enhancement was awarded following the successful completion of a Phase Two development contract.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as uncertainties related to the awarding of future government contracts, uncertainties related to future procurement of devices and products by the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.


Source: NVE Corporation
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Lessons From a $139 Million Mistake

By Jack Uldrich
October 20, 2006

I can empathize with Steve Wynn, the multibillionaire founder of Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN), who recently poked a hole in his $139 million Picasso masterpiece, La Reve. And I'm not saying that because I once poked a hole in a friend's super-sweet velvet Elvis painting with a pool cue after consuming a few too many beers in college.

On Tuesday, you see, I selected NVE (Nasdaq: NVEC) to underperform in my Motley Fool CAPS profile. Two days later, the company reported that its revenues had increased 44%, and the stock spiked 25%.

As my standing in the CAPS ratings plummeted, my reaction was quite similar to Wynn's. (His response to his blunder was reportedly succinct, colorful, and four letters long.) But like Wynn, I didn't panic. I stayed calm and assessed my options. I had made a mistake in underestimating NVE's growth, but after I reviewed my rationale for rating the stock as an underperformer for next 12 months, I calmed down. Like Wynn, I knew the situation wasn't as dire as it first appeared.

As I have written before, NVE is selling its products in the medical-device area. The company's great promise, though, lies in the field of computer memory. To date, however, I have seen nothing to convince me that Freescale Semiconductor (Nasdaq: FSL) or any other company intends to license NVE's Spintronic technology. As such, it's difficult for me to comprehend how the company can continue to trade at its current levels.

A second lesson that can be learned from Wynn's experience is that assets -- be they paintings or stocks -- can be put back together, even after they have sustained a serious hit. (Wynn is having his masterpiece restored by an expert in New York.)

I thought of this lesson in relation to another stock in my CAPS portfolio, UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH). I believe it's still a great company, and I'm confident that it will recover from Bill McGuire's resignation and the ongoing investigation into its stock options fiasco. How soon, and to what extent, is simply difficult to assess.

This brings me to the third lesson. It's important to remember that investing -- like art collecting -- is a long-term game. Wynn first bought La Reve in 1994 for $48 million. Before damaging it, he had agreed to sell it to hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen for $139 million. It is now unlikely to fetch that amount, but it will still return a healthy profit, should he decide to resell it.

I hope he doesn't, though, because the story alone is priceless -- not to mention the lessons that accompany it.

http://www.fool.com/News/mft/2006/mft06102048.htm?source=eptyholnk303100&logvisit=y&npu=y
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NVE Spins Investors Dizzy
Thursday October 19, 12:12 pm ET
By Stephen Ellis

NVE (Nasdaq: NVEC - News), the company that says it holds key patents for the next generation of MRAM computer memory, is soaring again -- up 16% so far today in the wake of Wednesday's earnings report. MRAM is sometimes referred to as the "Holy Grail" of memory, a technology that would allow your computer to turn on as quickly as your TV. NVE's management is basing its business strategy on expectations of licensing out its patent trove in return for substantial royalties on what some analysts have referred to as a potential $50 billion industry.

However, the second-quarter earnings results were not that impressive. While revenues increased 44% year over year to $4.4 million, and net income more than tripled to $1.2 million over the same time frame, there were zero royalty revenues. Indeed, the company is still generating most of its revenues from product sales, which, as fellow Fool Jack Uldrich mentioned earlier this year, have generally modest expectations.

I, for one, am skeptical of this company. CEO Daniel Baker not only has a checkered past, but also a history of making optimistic forecasts and failing to deliver. Indeed, in a December 2004 interview, Mr. Baker forecast that in five years, MRAM could be a "universal memory," and that it has the potential to revolutionize memory design. Nearly three years later, it is clear that those predictions were far off the mark.

At the time, NVE was pinning its hopes on two licensees, Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE: CY - News) and Motorola (NYSE: MOT - News), to deliver the goods by commercializing MRAM products. But Cypress announced in early 2005 that it was exiting the MRAM market, claiming it was not economically viable. Meanwhile, Motorola spun off Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL - News) in 2004, but NVE's license agreement with Motorola did not transfer over to Freescale. It seems like Mr. Baker has been in near-constant discussions with the company ever since, unable to accomplish much of anything -- except press releases.

Coincidentally, Freescale did announce an MRAM product in commercial production earlier this year. Mr. Baker then mentioned Freescale shortly afterwards, when he stated in a conference call that based on a "preliminary analysis that we believe that Freescale's MRAM comes within the scope of claims within a number of NVE patents." The stock more than doubled after that particular call. If investors aren't wising up to the constant promotions, lawyers certainly are. Several class action lawsuits were filed against NVE earlier this year, alleging it made materially false statements regarding MRAM's future potential.

Even if NVE wants to pursue a legal case against Freescale/Motorola, with roughly $13.5 million in cash and investments available, it won't get far before that cash runs out. Rambus (Nasdaq: RMBS - News), a fellow memory company with a similar royalty-based business strategy, started its legal actions in 2000 with a $130 million cash pile. After spending tens of millions in legal fees, it's still battling it out in the courts six years later.

If you ask this Fool, NVE investors need a dose of reality. Thus far, this company is just spinning you along.

Fool contributor Stephen Ellis does not own shares of any companies mentioned. You can see his holdings for yourself. The Motley Fool has a free to all disclosure policy.

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George the Greek George the Greek 18 years ago
Just so these don't disappear in cyberspace.

After article by Smart Money on Fri 8.25.06 deemed to be a misrepresentation of facts and a smear job on NVE, and plummet of more than $3 in the stock Friday, certain feedback comments were deleted (censored) on their website:

SEC4U Posted: 1:53 AM On August 27, 2006
What a hat trick hack job on NVE Corporation. Gross negligence in my opinion.
1) No SEC filings of any insider sales for at least the last 6 months yet SmarMoney.com printed Daughton sold $1.4 million worth of stock over the last month. Gross negligence by SmartMoney.com

SEC4U Posted: 1:54 AM On August 27, 2006
2) NVE did not walk a way from a Freescale deal as printed by SmartMoney.com. NVE was enforcing their non-assignable license clause with Motorola when Motorola asked NVE to have the license re-assigned from Motorola to Freescale when Freescale was spunoff from Motorola. NVE and Freescale are in negotiations for a new license. Details are filed by NVE in their 10Q with SEC back in Oct. '04. Again, SmartMoney.com gross negligence of the facts.

SEC4U Posted: 1:54 AM On August 27, 2006
3)Freescale developed manufacturing MRAM patents which were based on NVE base science MTJ MRAM patents. Freescale patents with U.S. Patent Office clearly reference NVE base MRAM MTJ patents. Contrary to what SmartMoney.com printed stating that Freescale's MRAM is not based on NVE Technology. Gross negligence by SmartMoney.com again.













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plaintif2000 plaintif2000 18 years ago
Yup, very concentrated, own some, cc was rosey indeed

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NVE Notified of Two Patent Grants
Patent grants expected today for Superparamagnetic Devices and Two-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--May 30, 2006--NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) said that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that two patents are expected to be granted today. The patents are titled "Two-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor" and "Superparamagnetic Devices."

The Two-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor is patent number 7,054,114, and is the grant of a patent under the application published by the USPTO as number 2004-0137275. The invention is for a spintronic device that can detect the magnitude and orientation of magnetic fields. Applications for such devices might include Magnetoresitive Random Access Memory (MRAM), or military, industrial, and medical sensors.

The Superparamagnetic Devices patent is number 7,054,118 and is the first patent granted from the application published by the USPTO under number 2004-0023065. Other patents are possible based on this application, although there can be no assurance if or when additional patents will be granted.

Superparamagnetism is the magnetic state of a material between highly ordered parallel spins (ferromagnetism) and randomly ordered spins (paramagnetism). The superparamagnetic effect occurs in ferromagnetic particles smaller than a critical value or at temperatures higher than a critical temperature. In conventional storage systems such as disk drives, superparamagnetism can be undesirable because it limits storage density. The NVE invention utilizes the superparamagnetic effect to improve the accuracy of spintronic sensors where a small sensed field is sufficient to order the spins in a superparamagnetic material. More accurate sensors would be useful in a number of applications including military, medical, and biosensor.

The grants will bring NVE's U.S. patent total to 38. The company has more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patents and NVE's other U.S. patents can be found at the "About NVE" section of the company's Website (www.nve.com).

http://www.nve.com/pressReleases.htm#
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NVE Awarded DoD Development Contract for Anti-Tamper Sensor

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--May 24, 2006--NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) announced today that it was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to develop a magnetic anti-tamper sensor. The Phase Two development contract was awarded following the successful completion of a Phase One feasibility contract. The two-year award is for approximately $730,000 with first-year funding of approximately $359,000.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic products, including sensors and couplers, to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

http://www.nve.com/pressReleases.htm#
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NVE Notified of Grant of Patent Relating to Magnetothermal MRAM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--April 4, 2006--NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) said today that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of the expected grant of a patent relating to magnetothermal Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM).

NVE has been notified that the patent, titled "Magnetic Memory Layers Thermal Pulse Transitions," will be issued today. The patent is number 7,023,723 and is the grant of a patent under the application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as number 2004-0125673. The grant is in addition to patent number 6,963,098 titled "Thermally Operated Switch Control Memory Cell," which was granted in November 2005, as well as other NVE patents relating to MRAM and magnetothermal MRAM.

MRAM is a revolutionary integrated-circuit memory fabricated with nanotechnology that uses electron spin to store data. MRAM has been called the ideal memory because it has the potential to combine the speed of SRAM, the density of DRAM, and the non-volatility of flash memory.

Magnetothermal MRAM uses a combination of ultra-fast magnetic fields and heat pulses, both from electrical current, to reduce the energy required to write data and allow reduction of the memory cell size while maintaining thermal stability. Thus magnetothermal MRAM has the potential to enable low power, dense MRAM.

"Magnetothermal MRAM could be the MRAM of the future because it promises to reduce both cell size and write current," said NVE President and CEO Daniel A. Baker, Ph.D. "This patent grant strengthens our magnetothermal MRAM intellectual property portfolio."

The grant will be NVE's thirty-sixth issued U.S. patent. The company has more than 100 patents worldwide either issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent as well as NVE's other U.S. patents can be found at the "About NVE" section of the company's website (www.nve.com).

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic sensors and couplers to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.


http://www.nve.com/pressReleases.htm#
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James D. Hartman Elected to NVE's Board of Directors
Monday August 14, 7:00 pm ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC - News) announced that James D. Hartman, Chairman of the Board of Enpath Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPTH - News), was elected to NVE's board of directors at the NVE annual meeting of shareholders held today.

Hartman, 60, replaces NVE Founder James M. Daughton, Ph.D. on NVE's board of directors. Daughton, 69, retired as an NVE director and officer effective with the annual meeting today but remains a company employee.

Each of NVE's other incumbent directors was reelected to serve on the board of directors until the company's 2007 annual meeting. Hartman is expected to be elected to the company's audit committee by the board of directors.

Hartman joined Enpath in 1991 and was Enpath's chief executive officer from February 1996 until retiring from that position in January 2006. Enpath is a medical products company engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and accessories for the cardiac rhythm management, neuromodulation and interventional radiology markets as well as manufacturing of medical devices and components for other medical product companies on a contract basis. Prior to joining Enpath, Mr. Hartman was Vice President- Finance for Viking Electric Supply, Inc., a distributor of electrical supplies and tools.

"We are delighted to have Jim Hartman join our board," said NVE President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel A. Baker, Ph.D. "He has a wealth of business experience, particularly in the medical device industry. Furthermore, his experience running a public company and his financial expertise will help NVE continue to meet the highest standards for corporate governance."

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that many experts believe represents the next generation of microelectronics. NVE licenses its MRAM intellectual property and sells spintronic sensors and couplers to revolutionize data sensing and transmission.

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others, such factors as risks related to attracting and retain highly-qualified employees, risks related to legal proceedings, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.


Source: NVE Corporation



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nlightn nlightn 18 years ago
NVE Investors' Ears Perk Up
Tuesday August 1, 2:05 pm ET
By Jack Uldrich

When I first saw that shares of of NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC - News) surged 26% yesterday, I expected to learn that Freescale Semiconductors (Nasdaq: FSL - News), which a few weeks ago introduced the first magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) chip, had admitted to using NVE's MRAM intellectual property in the production of those chips.

Alas, there was no such announcement. In fact, after scouring NVE's website and other financial news-related sources, I could find no discernible news to account for such a sizeable increase.

The best I can determine is that a Minnesota-based business magazine had a short article announcing that NVE's technology is now being used by Starkey Laboratories, the world's leading manufacturer of custom hearing aids, to improve the performance of its Destiny series of hearing-aid devices. Specifically, the article attributes NVE's technology with helping the device perform so well that Starkey is "well ahead of projections that it would sell a million units in a year's time."

Reportedly, the NVE sensors are so sensitive that the hearing aid will automatically switch modes without the wearer's intervention. For instance, if a user must make a cell phone call, there is no need to manually switch the device -- the sensor simply detects the cell phone and adjusts the device to eliminate any feedback. The magnetic sensors also make the hearing aids smaller, more comfortable, and more energy-efficient.

But investors must ask themselves whether this news, coupled with word last month that NVE's Q1 2007 revenues had risen 20% to $3.6 million (and net income more than doubled to $890,000), is worth such a large increase. While I agree that the two pieces of information bode well for NVE -- and should be rewarded with an increase in the share price -- I don't believe that either piece of news warrants a 26% spike right now.

For one thing, the news about the hearing aid isn't new. Reports of NVE technology in Starkey devices surfaced almost 18 months ago, although the hearing aids' improved sales are certainly noteworthy.

In addition, the overall market for NVE sensors remains relatively modest. In fact, the entire medical sensor market (which includes pacemakers, implantable cardiovertor-defibrillators and neurostimulators), is only expected to grow from roughly $650 million this year to $845 million by 2008, according to the Freedonia Group.

To be sure, this is nothing to sneeze at, but it's nowhere near the $50 billion that MRAM experts routinely tout as the potential market for NVE's spintronic technology, a figure that catapulted the company's stock to more than $60 a share back in early 2004.

It is highly unlikely that the stock will return to such levels anytime time soon. Still, investors should keep an eye on the company's entry into additional medical device markets. For some time, NVE has been selling sensor technology to St. Jude Medical (NYSE: STJ - News). This technology allows doctors' computers to exchange data swiftly and noninvasively with implanted medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.

It's a promising technology, and there will undoubtedly be a growing market for such devices as the baby boom generation continues to age. For the company to prosper, though, it will need more agreements with the likes of leading medical-device manufacturers such as Medtronic (NYSE: MDT - News) and Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX - News).

If it can do this, NVE investors will not only be hearing a good buying opportunity, they'll be feeling it in their heart.
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crusader4truth crusader4truth 19 years ago
quit following
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SeriousMoney SeriousMoney 19 years ago
crusader: Listened to NVEC Earnings Conference Call (Q2 2006)
Thu, Oct 20, 2005, 11:00 am Eastern http://biz.yahoo.com/cc/1/61801.html

CEO Dr. Dan Baker's response to Gagnon Securities' questions sounds like Motorola (Freescale Semiconductor) ran away with the candy store. http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?nodeId=0ST287482186253

Any chance of NVEC winning any patent dispute?

NVEC's prospects?

Owned NVEC couple years back, but still very interested in spintronics. Just not sure who will make the money on this incredible technology.
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