SILICON GRAPHICS RETAINS KPMG: Silicon Graphics Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based manufacturer of scalable servers, visualization systems and desktop workstations, dismissed auditor Ernst & Young and named Big Four rival KPMG as its successor.No reason was given for the change in accountants.
E&Y's reports on the financial statements for the years ended June 25, 2004, and June 24, 2005, did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified, but were modified as to uncertainty due to substantial doubt regarding the company's ability to continue as a going concern.
PWC DECLINES ELECTION AS USA MOBILITY AUDITOR: Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers declined to stand for re-election as independent accountant to USA Mobility Inc., an Alexandria, Va.-based provider of wireless messaging and information services.
In a filing, PwC informed the chairman of the audit committee and the company's chief financial officer that it would not stand for election as the company's independent accountant for the remainder of 2006 after concluding that, due to resource considerations, it could no longer appropriately service or properly staff the company as an audit client.
At press time, a successor had not been named.
The reports of PwC on the financial statements for the years ended Dec. 31, 2004 and 2005, did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principle.
INPLAY JETTISONS DELOITTE: InPlay Technologies, a marketer of proprietary technology such as switching systems under the Duraswitch brand, dismissed incumbent auditor Deloitte & Touche and named Epstein Weber & Conover PLC as its new independent accountant.
Deloitte's report on the Mesa, Ariz.-based company's financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2005, contained no adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and was not modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the two most recent fiscal years ended Dec. 31, 2004 and 2005, and the subsequent interim reporting period from the last audit date of Dec. 31, 2005, there were no disagreements on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, auditing scope or procedure.
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