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Samsung Top Monitor Shipper: DisplaySearch

2/24/2009 10:12:00 AM Eastern

Austin, Texas — A DisplaySearch report shows Samsung maintained its lead over Dell as the top LCD monitor brand worldwide for the fourth quarter of 2008.

Samsung’s year-over-year growth inched up 2 percent in the fourth quarter, giving the company 15.5 percent marketshare, while Dell endured a 19 percent fall off, dropping its share to 12.5 percent.

Overall, the North American market suffered a 24 percent fall off in year-over-year shipments, with only 8.1 million shipping during that period. Worldwide shipments were down 8 percent, with only the Chinese market indicating any growth, jumping 26 percent on 9.1 million units shipped.

Hewlett-Packard and LGE also posted shipment drops, but Acer enjoyed 9 percent year-over-year growth.

Preliminary Q4 ’08 Worldwide Unit Market Shares Of Top Five LCD Monitor Brands
WW Rank Manufacturer Q3 '08 Unit Share Q4 '08 Unit Share Q/Q Growth Y/Y Growth
1 Samsung 15.0% 15.5% -4% 2%
2 Dell 13.4% 12.5% -13% -19%
3 HP 11.2% 11.8% -2% -9%
4 LGE 9.4% 9.2% -10% -11%
5 Acer 8.0% 8.4% -2% 9%
Others 43.0% 42.5% -9% -10%
Total 100.0% 100.0% -7% -8%

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