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SGI leads joyous profits club

Workstation marker SGI, Computer maker Gateway 2000, Digital and SAP today all announced quarterly earnings that marked an improvement over their year-ago figures.

Call it a grab bag of lucky tech firms.

Computer maker Gateway 2000 (GTW) today saw its second-quarter profits jump 10 percent, largely due to rising portable PC sales. Workstation maker Silicon Graphics (SGI) posted improved fourth-quarter earnings that blew past analysts' estimates. Earlier this morning, computer maker Digital (DEC) and enterprise business software maker SAP also picked up an improved earnings outlook. Here's a look at the individual performances:

•  SGI profits blast past estimates
•  Gateway profits jump 10%
•  Digital beats estimates--barely
•  SAP increases revenues, profits