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MSI launches RoHS-compliant 975X Platinum motherboard
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES

Micro-Star International introduced its 975X Platinum, a new motherboard based on the Intel 975X Express chipset series with volume shipments slated for the end of this month, according to the company.

The 975X Platinum series, which follows the EU's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation, supports CrossFire dual-graphics technology from ATI Technologies. The 975X-based motherboard also supports Intel’s Pentium D and the latest 65nm processors (codenamed Cedar Mill and Presler).

Specifications for MSI 975X Platinum motherboard

Item

Details

CPU

LGA-775 Intel Pentium 4

FSB

1066/ 800MHz

Chipset

Intel 975X (with ICH7R)

Memory

DDR2-667

Expansion slot

Two PCIe X16, two PCIe X1

SATA connector

Four SATA2 support Intel Matrix Storage

Audio

7.1-channel HD Audio

RAID

RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

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Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes, January 2006

MSI: November 2004 - November 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Month

Sales

M/M

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

Nov-05

7,166

6.2%

17.2%

63,200

5.2%

Oct-05

6,746

2.2%

8.7%

56,033

3.8%

Sep-05

6,604

14.3%

6.6%

49,287

3.2%

Aug-05

5,778

5%

13.1%

42,683

2.7%

Jul-05

5,505

8.2%

(0.8%)

36,905

1.2%

Jun-05

5,087

14.8%

2.5%

31,400

1.6%

May-05

4,431

(10.3%)

0.3%

26,313

1.4%

Apr-05

4,938

(25.5%)

4.2%

21,882

1.7%

Mar-05

6,629

30.5%

18.3%

16,944

0.9%

Feb-05

5,080

(3%)

(9.5%)

10,315

(7.8%)

Jan-05

5,235

(11.8%)

(6%)

5,235

(6%)

Dec-04

5,934

(2.9%)

10%

66,012

3.2%

Nov-04

6,113

(1.5%)

14.7%

60,078

2.6%

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, January 2006

MSI: 3Q 2004 - 3Q 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Quarter

Sales

Q/Q

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

3Q-05

18,051

21.8%

7.6%

49,750

3.9%

2Q-05

14,825

(12.2%)

5.8%

31,700

1.9%

1Q-05

16,875

(5.5%)

(1.3%)

16,875

(1.3%)

4Q-04

17,855

6.4%

2.6%

65,751

2.9%

3Q-04

16,780

19.7%

4.9%

47,896

3.1%

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, January 2006

MSI: 3Q 2004 - 3Q 2005 balance sheet (NT$k)

Item

3Q-2005

2Q-2005

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

Current assets

26,752,921

24,161,482

24,652,407

27,128,090

25,726,098

Long-term investments

8,423,787

7,880,802

8,081,187

8,197,993

8,833,220

Fixed assets (net)

2,870,666

2,961,633

3,015,414

3,093,470

3,827,041

Intangible assets

0

0

0

0

Other assets

527,659

529,242

352,050

352,369

22,980

Assets

38,575,033

35,533,159

36,101,058

38,771,922

38,409,339

Current liabilities

17,206,786

16,248,508

16,455,288

19,639,563

14,896,618

Noncurrent interest-bearing liabilities

1,500,000

0

0

0

3,654,368

Other liabilities

155,131

155,391

150,989

135,815

126,039

Liabilities

18,861,917

16,403,899

16,606,277

19,775,378

18,677,025

Stockholders' equity

19,713,116

19,129,260

19,494,781

18,996,544

19,732,314

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, January 2006

MSI: 3Q 2004 - 3Q 2005 income statement (NT$k)

Item

3Q-2005

2Q-2005

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

Gross sales

18,421,768

 

15,214,331

 

17,167,858

 

18,301,351

 

17,095,331

 

Operating revenue

18,050,668

98%

14,824,675

97.4%

16,875,117

98.3%

17,854,773

97.6%

16,779,636

98.2%

Gross profit (loss) from operations

1,318,344

7.2%

1,142,395

7.5%

1,642,933

9.6%

1,238,551

6.8%

1,442,653

8.4%

Operating expenses

1,243,478

6.8%

1,225,884

8.1%

1,151,709

6.7%

1,460,186

8%

1,392,439

8.1%

Operating income (loss)

74,866

0.4%

-83,489

-0.5%

491,224

2.9%

-221,635

-1.2%

50,214

0.3%

Non-operating revenues and gains

120,899

0.7%

110,211

0.7%

205,951

1.2%

-1,617

0%

181,994

1.1%

Non-operating expenses and losses

-27,405

-0.1%

172,366

1.1%

91,988

0.5%

269,312

1.5%

83,620

0.5%

Income from continuing operations before income tax

223,170

1.2%

-145,644

-1%

605,187

3.5%

-492,564

-2.7%

148,588

0.9%

Net income (loss)

218,206

1.2%

-134,018

-0.9%

612,811

3.6%

-342,768

-1.9%

194,027

1.1%

Fully-diluted earnings per share (NT$)

0.3

 

-0.2

 

0.8

 

-0.5

 

0.3

 

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, January 2006

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