SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
September 25, 2012
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
3001 Daimler Street
Santa Ana, California 92705-5812
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(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:
(b) New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On September 25, 2012, the Audit Committee of STEC, Inc. (the Company) approved the appointment of Ernst & Young (EY) as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm.
During the Companys two most recent fiscal years and the subsequent interim period through September 25, 2012, neither the Company nor anyone operating on its behalf has consulted with EY regarding either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specific transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Companys financial statements, or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement of the type described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K, or a reportable event involving the Company, as described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K. Furthermore, EY has not provided the Company a written report or oral advice that EY concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue.
During the Companys two most recent fiscal years and the subsequent interim period through September 25, 2012, EY had been engaged by the Company to provide the Company with tax services, including routine tax advice and related tax planning and advisory services in connection with the preparation of the Companys tax returns, as well as the review of the Companys quarterly tax provision calculations and transfer pricing policies. In approving the selection of EY as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm, the Audit Committee considered these services previously provided by EY and concluded that such services would not adversely affect the independence of EY.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.