Next weeks exciting conference call will confirm what the company said at quarters end. Patent expirations will lead to earnings next fiscal year in the 3 dollar range BEFORE charges that they will be taking for layoffs and restructure. This would imply that they will no longer be able to cover the dividend with earnings which means .... Yepp. I've only seen two other times when every news article I touched said to buy some stock because of the dividend. Guess what always follows.