Ericsson proves itself stable in the global economic climate. Struggling are Networks and the joint ventures, but professional services are still growing and Multimedia is improving margins. Hear straight from Hans Vestberg, President and CEO.
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“ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), reports financial results for the fourth quarter 2009.”
” President and CEO, Gilles Delfassy, commented: “In the fourth quarter, we gained further momentum in one of the fastest growing markets, China, where we are the clear leader in its standard TD-SCDMA, having delivered more than 6.5 million chipsets by the end of December 2009. In addition, we have taken further actions to improve our financial performance and increase our competitiveness.”
” 2009 has been a challenging year for our industry. For ST-Ericsson, the challenge was especially great. We had to strive to maintain our positioning, while also setting the foundations for sustainable and profitable growth. We will achieve this by rapidly integrating the businesses we have merged and by transitioning to the new portfolio strategy we devised for our next generation offering. During its first year, the company has made good progress in all areas, but more still needs to be done.”
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