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Networking vendor bucks the trend by announcing profit and increased share price

D-Link Corporation, Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of networking and communications products has reported a record first quarter. Q1 2001 revenues increased 46% over Q1 2000 and 8% over Q4 2000. D-Link Corporation’s share price (quoted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange – ticker symbol: T2332) has also risen by 99% during the period 3rd January 2001 to 23rd April 2001.

Dion Luyk, General Manager for UK, Ireland & Benelux, commented “We are delighted that despite adverse market conditions, D-Link continues to grow and increase its market share. This is a testament to the quality and innovation of our diverse product range and proves that we have the right products and support infrastructure to meet our customers’ needs.”

The networking and communications industry has seen a recent flourish of below expectation results and consequent cost cutting and lay-offs. “D-Link is not cutting back. We have laid solid foundations and will continue to build on them to maintain the momentum of our growth, without sacrificing the standards of service that we offer our customers,“ commented Luyk.

As an example, D-Link has focused on building and strengthening its valuable channel relationships and will shortly be announcing the launch of its new channel initiative for the UK and Ireland. Several new product releases are also planned for the next quarter; details of which will be announced to potential new partners at a series of events in the UK, Ireland and Benelux.

About D-Link
Founded in Taiwan in 1986, D-Link has continued to be a pioneer and renowned market leader of highly engineered quality networking solutions.
D-Link’s corporate slogan, “Building Networks for People”, is at the heart of the company’s approach and is the driving force behind its success of supplying high quality, reasonable priced and user-friendly products to meet the needs of the SOHO, SME and Enterprise markets.
D-Link employs more than 1,600 personnel in over 20 offices worldwide, serving over 60 different countries. D-Link has R&D facilities in Taiwan and the USA and manufacturing plants in Taiwan, India and the USA.
D-Link’s continued investment in research and development enables it to move quickly into new higher speed, higher bandwidth technologies. This is reflected in the many new products it develops and launches year on year. Recent releases include Wireless, Home PNA, Voice Over IP, xDSL and Cable technologies.


For further information contact:
David Rowlands/Gwyneth Flatman, Multimedia PRM
Tel: 01291 626200
enquiries@multimediapr.co.uk
http://www.dlink.co.uk

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