Het wordt weer een blije dag voor de Diamond haters, want Diamond heeft teleurstellende tweede kwartaals cijfers bekend gemaakt . Hier heb je wat plukwerk uit een nieuwsbericht van The Register:
Diamond Multimedia yesterday posted disappointing Q2 results, but at least the figures suggest S3's acquisition of the company should go ahead as planned.
Diamond reported revenues for the quarter, ended 30 June, of $128.7 million, down 34 per cent on the $172.3 million posted for the same period last year.
But while revenue fell, the company's loss improved -- this time it lost $5.4 million; last year it lost $8.3 million. That implies that the company's plan to improve its business -- primarily by moving away from low-margin products like low-end 3D graphics cards and modems, and toward more profitable areas like digital music and home networking -- is beginning to take effect.
The final income figure Diamond posted was actually $10.8 million, thanks to a charges incurred in the process of converting its RioPort division into an independently operating business. RioPort, which focuses on the MP3 digital music market, will be spun off during the current quarter.