Nvidia has published its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2009 which ended July 27th. The numbers below are in millions of dollars.
For once, Nvidia announces a loss as well as lower revenue compared to the same period a year ago.
However, it’s not really surprising as the firm with the chameleon logo already announced revised and lower income figures (due to lower than expected global demand, a delay on the launch of the latest MCPs as well as price readjustments in reaction to «competitive products »). Also, the company had to take into account a cost of $196 million in anticipation of the warranty, reparation, return, replacement and other costs related to the failure of certain GPU and MCP chips destined for PC laptops (i.e. the GeForce 8M). We should also consider the rather successful launch of Radeon HD 4800s which managed to overshadow the GeForce GTX 200. The latter surely are high performance cards but are particularly expensive.
Otherwise, given that the price of the GeForce GTX 200 was readjusted and the GeForce 9(M) line is now almost entirely available, the GeForce’s creator should soon be back on track – at least if other exceptional costs and charges do not arise.