When I first started truly reporting on the tech world there were two power houses making CPUs. You had AMD on one side and Intel on the other. There were a few other companies that were making x86 compatibles, but no one was close to putting out processors in the numbers that AMD and Intel were. Intel was the king with a massive chunk of the market share. After a few deals with DEC and Samsung AMD came up with a CPU and chipset that changed the mind of many enthusiast and started the era of real performance competition between the two.
Amazon for the third quarter reported 24% higher revenues than in the same period last year, but they still finished with loss of $41 million.
Microsoft has released surprisingly good operating results for the third quarter in which both sales and earnings significantly exceeded expectations. The company posted a profit of 5.24 billion dollars, which is much higher than analyst expectations, which on average was about $4.56 billion . The total turnover of the company was $18.5 billion , which is again much higher than the 17.8 billion dollars that analysts had expected.
Facebook has released their financial report for the second quarter of 2013, indicating continued growth trend from prior quarters, both in revenue and number of users. The founder and head of the company (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg on the occasion of the report stated that Facebook is making great growth of the community of users, as well as having strong financial results, particularly in the mobile segment.
Google has announced their financial results for the second quarter of 2013. They reported total revenues of $14.11 billion (an increase of 19% compared to the same period last year), of which $12.1 billion came directly from advertising services. Operating profit was also impressive, $3.23 billion U.S. dollars, compared to 2.79 billion from the last year.
For its first fiscal quarter, which ended on April 28 for the company,Nvidia reported a better-than-expected operating results. The total revenues of the company ere $954.7 million, a decline of 14% compared to the previous quarter, but an increase of 3.2% compared to $924.9 million company had achieved in the same period a year earlier.
HTC finished yet another quarter with very slim profit, which is in fact the weakest in company's history. According to Bloomberg, in the first three months of this year, the Taiwanese manufacturer has achieved earnings in the amount of only $2.8 million, which is nothing if you compare it to Samsungs expected earning for the same quarter of $7.7 billion.
Thanks to the positive sales results related to telecommunications equipment and their related services, Ericsson has published results which are better than expected for the Q4 of 2012. The company’s CEO said that “If you asked me to grade these results, I would say that they are a B“ so let’s take a look at them.