Our PCTV product line, acquired from Avid Technology, Inc and certain of its affiliates in December 2008, has established itself as our premium TV tuner product line and has helped drive an improvement in gross profit percentage for the first six months of the fiscal year from 18.5% to 28.6%. While the value of the Euro was favorable to the Company during the first six months of our current fiscal year, based on the financial uncertainties in the European Union, we do not expect a replication of the favorable exchange rate for the remainder of 2010.
To support our sales and gross profit growth, we continue to invest in research and development at our three R&D centers. We have recently introduced our WinTV Extend software, which brings live TV to portable devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Under development are new high definition TV tuners for the European, North American and Australian markets. In addition, the Company is getting ready to launch a TV tuner for the new mobile digital TV standard in the United States, ATSC M/H.
We are quite excited about these new programs and the opportunities which we see going forward.”
ABOUT HAUPPAUGE DIGITALHauppauge Digital Inc. is a leading developer of analog and digital TV receiver products for the personal computer market. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital Europe SARL subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops analog and digital TV receivers that allow PC users to watch television on their PC screen in a resizable window and enable the recording of TV shows to a hard disk, digital video editing, video conferencing, receiving of digital TV transmissions, and the display of digital media stored on a computer to a TV set via a home network. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in Luxembourg, Ireland and Singapore, sales offices in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan, and California and research and development centers in Hauppauge, New York, Taipei, Taiwan and Braunschweig, Germany. The Company’s Internet web site can be found at http://www.hauppauge.com. This news release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the federal securities laws. The events described in forward-looking statements contained in this news release may not occur. Generally, these statements relate to the Company’s business plans or strategies, projected or anticipated benefits or other consequences of the Company’s plans or strategies, financing plans, projected or anticipated benefits from acquisitions that the Company may make, or projections involving anticipated revenues, earnings or other aspects of the Company’s operating results or financial position, and the outcome of any contingencies. Any such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of management. The Company intends for these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "intend," "estimate," and "continue," and their opposites and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The Company cautions you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to a number of uncertainties, risks and other influences, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that may influence the accuracy of the statements and the projections upon which the statements are based. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to, the mix of products sold and the profit margins thereon, order cancellation or a reduction in orders from customers, competitive product offerings and pricing actions, the availability and pricing of key raw materials, dependence on key members of management, successful integration of acquisitions, economic conditions in the United States and abroad, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, the Company’s Form 10-Q for the three months ended December 31, 2009 and the Company’s Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2010.