Asian Computer Makers Lead Surge in PC Market GrowthBy Channel Insider Staff | Print
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iSuppli noted with shipments in the first quarter totaling 81.5 million units - up from 66.5 million during the same period in 2009 - the surge marked the highest year-over-year growth ever recorded by the company.The rise of Asian-based original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) led the worldwide PC market to rise an impressive 22.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli. Asus, Acer, Toshiba and Lenovo all experienced strong year-over-year growth, the report shows. A report from iSuppli shows Asian computer makers displaying impressive sales growth, while U.S. competitors such as Dell and HP underperforming slightly.
Asian OEMs Asus, Samsung, Lenovo and Acer posted the strongest year-over-year growth among the Top 10 OEMs. Though placing sixth in total shipments, Asus, based in Taiwan, led growth with 136.2 percent more sales compared to the first quarter of 2009. South Korea's Samsung, in eighth place, posted the second-best performance, with its shipments rising by 83.9 percent. Fourth-ranked Lenovo of China achieved the third-highest results, with its shipments increasing by 58.5 percent.