Lenovo pips Dell to become world’s second largest PC makerOctober 13th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Oct 13 (IANS) Computer and electronic device maker Lenovo, listed in both Hong Kong and New York, has replaced Dell to become the world’s second largest personal computer company, Lenovo said Thursday.
Lenovo made the remarks in a statement, citing figures released by International Data Corporation (IDC), a global provider of business intelligence for the consumer technology market, reported Xinhua.
Following five quarters as the fastest-growing PC maker among the world’s top vendors, the preliminary IDC data reported that Lenovo has achieved record market share of around 13.7 percent and record quarterly shipment volume of some 12.6 million units.
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said his company had surpassed two competitors to capture the No. 2 spot in worldwide PCs in just two quarters and it was the highest rank that Lenovo has achieved in worldwide PC sales.
Given current competitive environment, the new achievement positioned Lenovo as a strong challenger to ultimately become the global market leader, Yang said in the statement.
“We are growing in the enterprise and the consumer space. And our customers know we are fully committed to the PC market for the long term,” he said.
At the same time, it would continue investing in innovative products that would help drive the convergence of technologies and services across all four screens — smart phones, tablets, PCs and smart TV, Yang said.
“We must deliver a great user experience across all platforms to achieve our goal and become the leading personal technology company in the world.”
Lenovo is a personal technology company and a global Fortune 500 company with annual sales worth $21 billion. It serves customers in more than 160 countries and regions.
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