PEOPLES ★ Amstrad profits reach record level of £20m ★

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AMSTRAD proved it is no! falling prey to the troubles which have hit many of its fellow manufacturers by announcing record financial results for year ending June 30. 1985.

Its pre-tax profits of £20.1m showed an increase of 122% over previous year, while turnover at £136.1 million was up 60%. Amstrad's business is concerned with audio units, colour televisions and computer hardware. software and peripherals. Computers accounted for 66% of its sales, this year, as opposed to 4% the previous year. Amstrad micros sold particularly well overseas, notably m France and Germany.

The results mean that Amstrad's chairman, Alan Sugar, who owns 50.2% of the company is now worth £64 million - Amstrad's shares hit a record level of 134p at the announcement of the figures.

Alan Sugar, Amstrad's chairman >>


Alan Sugar has promised that Amstrad's next major launch will be an audio unit containing a compact disc player, which has given rise to speculation that a CD ROM unit is also being planned.

"CD Roms are definitely the thing for the future but not the sort of future Amstrad is concerned with at the moment. As usual with Amstrad, we'll announce it when we've got it," said Amsoft's head William Poel.

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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent  du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.