Amerigon Inc., a Northville, Mich.-based provider of auto seat cooling and heating systems, said that Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers declined to stand for re-election as the company's independent accountant. In a filing, Amerigon said that it had no accounting disagreements with its auditor. No explanation was provided for PwC's decision, and at press time, a successor firm had not been named.


Hillsboro, Ore.-based Lattice Semiconductor, a designer and developer of programmable logic products, said that it had named KPMG as it new independent accountant, replacing PricewaterhouseCoopers. No reason was given for the change in auditors, but the switch to KPMG was expected to be ratified at the company's annual shareholders' meeting in May.


Buford, Ga.-based medical devices provider Theragenics Corp. has dismissed auditor Grant Thornton and named Dixon Hughes as its new independent accountant.

In an SEC filing, Theragenics said that it had no disagreements with Grant Thornton on accounting matters, and that the audit reports on the company's financials for the years ended Dec. 31, 2005 and 2006, did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were the reports qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. However, the firm's report for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006, contained an explanatory paragraph relating to the adoption of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123R, effective Jan. 1, 2006. It also identified a material weakness related to the inventory accounting of an acquired company.


Cenveo, a provider of printing services and products, dismissed auditor Ernst & Young and named Big Four firm Deloitte & Touche as its new independent accountant. The Stamford, Conn.-based company's financial statements for 2006 and 2005 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion or disagreements over accounting matters.

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