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BUSINESS
July 11, 1986
Despite the continuing sluggishness of the computer industry, Silicon Systems Inc. reported net earnings of $556,000 for the third quarter of its fiscal 1986, more than twice the $261,000 reported a year ago. The Tustin-based semiconductor maker said record revenues of $19.7 million helped fuel the rebound for the three-month period ended June 28. Revenues were $11.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Owing to first-quarter losses of $2.4 million, Silicon Systems posted a $1.
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BUSINESS
November 14, 1986
Despite record revenues in the fourth quarter and a $1.7-million tax credit, Silicon Systems Inc.'s annual net income for the fiscal year ended Sept. 27 shrunk to $87,000 from $3 million in the last fiscal year. Annual revenues rose 22% to $66.8 million from $54.6 million last year. The Tustin semiconductor maker posted a $1.8-million net income for the fourth quarter, nearly six times the $338,000 it earned in last year's final quarter.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1987
Silicon Systems Inc., a Tustin semiconductor manufacturer, posted fiscal 1987 first-quarter earnings of $302,000, compared with a net loss of $2.4 million for the year-earlier period. Revenue for the first quarter ended Dec. 27 was $17.4 million, a 54% increase from $11.3 million for the year-ago quarter.
BUSINESS
April 14, 1989
Silicon Systems Inc., a Tustin-based firm that this week agreed to be acquired by TDK Corp., reported that net income for the second quarter ended April 1 declined 47%, to $1.5 million from the $2.8 million in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 9%, to $30.7 million from $28.1 million. For the 6 months, net income dropped 30%, to $4 million from $5.2 million for the comparable period a year ago. Revenue totaled $60.8 million, up 13% from the $53.8 million reported for the first half of fiscal 1988.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1985
Marvel Productions, Van Nuys, named Ralph Rivera vice president-finance and administration. David Kirkpatrick was named executive vice president-production for Paramount Pictures' motion picture group, Los Angeles. Walt Disney Pictures named Gary Kalkin vice president-publicity for the motion picture division. Sally K. Wilson has been named vice president of the public relations firm Doremus/Los Angeles. Roger Armstrong has been appointed a vice president at ICPR Public Relations, Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1995 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Platinum Software Corp., a troubled publisher of accounting software, reported a hefty quarterly loss Monday and announced plans to lay off 100 to 125 workers, mostly in the company's beleaguered sales force. Platinum posted a loss of $4.48 million in its first fiscal quarter, ended Sept. 30, compared to a profit of $51,000 in the corresponding three-month period a year earlier. Sales fell 14%, to $12.6 million from $14.6 million, in the quarter.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building on a relationship started in Tokyo last spring, top executives representing 20 U.S. and Asian technology companies gathered here Thursday to begin a two-day conference on how foreign companies can enter the lucrative Japanese market more easily.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1994 | ROSS KERBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Platinum Software Corp., which underwent a drastic restructuring after revealing earlier this year that it had misstated its revenue, is preparing to release its quarterly results, and investors and analysts are on the alert to see how the company is doing. "I think they've stabilized," said William Shattuck, an analyst who follows Platinum for the Montgomery Securities brokerage in San Francisco.
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