By Lisa Johnston
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PALO ALTO, CALIF. — Hewlett-Packard has raised the caution flag once again, warning that the slowdown in information technology spending has reached global proportions, extending beyond the United States and Europe to Asia and Latin America. The computer maker reported softness in May sales in all regions of both consumer and enterprise markets, and seeing this, it is now more cautious regarding its revenue guidance of flat to down 5 percent for the fiscal third quarter ending July 31. "May was softer than expected, and we are now addressing what is clearly becoming a global slowdown," said Carly Fiorina, chairman/CEO.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Cellular telephone and consumer electronics products supplier Audiovox will mark down its remaining analog phone inventory, except for its specialized fixed-base cellular products, which are currently being sold to customers in Latin America. The company said the markdown will result in an estimated pre-tax charge of about $13.5 million in its fiscal second quarter, ended May 31.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.