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March results from SiS and VIA

March results from SiS and VIA

SiS and VIA have announced their results for March and it couldn't be more different. SiS closed March with very positive numbers, VIA, on the other hand, only recorded a small increase in sales.

At VIA there was an increase of just 0.8 percent, whereas SiS can boast a proud 16.7 percent. Due to the weak demand for Pentium 4 boards, some experts assume that total sales will drop by up to thirty percent. With these March results, VIA will have to cope with the weakest quarter in six quarters, but the outlook for the next one does not look good either, as analysts see the second quarter as traditionally weak for the mainboard sector. On the other hand, the SiS analysts confirm up to two million Pentium 4 chipsets sold out of a total of five million chipsets sold. However, they do not agree on the exact outlook for the second quarter. Manufacturers also fear a decline in gross profit due to price pressure in the second quarter. Last year VIA was able to post a profit of around 35 percent, SiS was around 30 percent.

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