Fitch Updates Recovery Analyses for U.S. Technology Sector

  Fitch Updates Recovery Analyses for U.S. Technology Sector  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- February 20, 2014  Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: U.S. Technology Recovery Models -- Fourth-Quarter 2013 http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=737585  Fitch Ratings has published updated recovery analyses for U.S. technology companies, including:  --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.;  --First Data Corp.;  --Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.  The interactive recovery analysis worksheets are available by clicking on the above link or at 'www.fitchratings.com' under the following headers:  Sectors >> Corporate Finance >> Corporates >> Research  Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.  Applicable Criteria and Related Research:  --'Corporate Rating Methodology' (Aug. 05, 2013);  --'Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Non-financial Corporate Issuers' (Nov. 19, 2013);  --'Short-Term Ratings Criteria for Non-Financial Corporates' (Aug. 05, 2013).  Applicable Criteria and Related Research:  Corporate Rating Methodology: Including Short-Term Ratings and Parent and Subsidiary Linkage  http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=715139  Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Non-Financial Corporate Issuers  http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=721836  Short-Term Ratings Criteria for Non-Financial Corporates  http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=714415  ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY'S PUBLIC WEBSITE 'WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM'. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH'S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE 'CODE OF CONDUCT' SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.  Contact:  Fitch Ratings John M. Witt, CFA Senior Director +1-212-908-0673 Fitch Ratings, Inc. One State Street Plaza New York, NY 10004 or Jason Paraschac, CFA Senior Director +1-212-908-0746 or Jason Pompeii Senior Director +1-312-368-3210 or William Dickson Associate Director +1-212-908-0808 or Media Relations: Brian Bertsch, New York, +1 212-908-0549 Email: brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com