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LCDs Continue to Rule Monitor Market and There’s a New Market Leader in Q1, Finds IDC

  • 24 June, 2004 16:40

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, June 24th, 2004 – IDC has found that the Q1 2004 Australia total monitor market has grown by a solid 20.7% sequentially in unit shipment terms. The share of LCD monitors continued to grow with a 53/47 LCD to CRT ratio for the quarter. The ratio of LCD to CRT monitors was even more disparate in the branded market with a 55/45 ratio.</p>
<p>In recent research, IDC found that LCD shortages continued to plague the overall market. The 15" panel shortage is continuing to affect vendors, and now there are also signs of 17" LCD displays having shortages. These shortages affected the OEM (PC vendor) market in Q1 more so than in the last quarter of 2004. This helped the branded market to gain an additional 2.6% share of the total market on its way to 54.4% for the quarter.</p>
<p>Michael Sager, IDC Market Analyst stated, "The strength of the post Y2K refresh is continuing to help the monitor market grow. This growth should continue through to the end of the financial year during the second quarter."</p>
<p>He also added, "However, the future of the monitor market is not as positive as the growth experienced over the past five quarters. Growth in notebook sales and the longer lifespan of LCD displays will cannibalise the potential monitor market sales."</p>
<p>"The Q1 2004 market saw very notable changes in vendor rankings with LG regaining the number one position in the branded monitor market with 17.8% share. Samsung fell into second position as it finished with 16.4% share of units shipped. Philips was able to maintain its hold on third position with 11.9% share," commented Mr Sager.</p>
<p>Top five vendors (branded market):</p>
<p>LG 17.8%,
Samsung 16.4%,
Philips 11.9%,
Mitsubishi 11.6%,
BenQ 11.2%,
(Other 31.1%)</p>
<p>For press enquiries please contact:
Michael Sager
Market Analyst, PC Hardware
Phone: 61 2 9925 2231</p>

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