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10/23/2000

IDC Results Show Stable Q3 Global PC Market

FRAMINGHAM, MA — OCTOBER 23, 2000 — The worldwide PC market grew 18.3% year-on-year in 3Q 2000 on volume of 33.3 million units, according to preliminary data released today by IDC.

Despite recent concerns about a slowdown in overall PC demand, IDC believes these results reflect a stable worldwide market picture. “Concerns about the strength of the PC market appear to be more vendor and segment specific,” said Loren Loverde, director of IDC’s Worldwide PC Tracker program. “Our results came in just a hare below very close to our projected volume expectations.”

In 3Q, the global market was again led by a robust consumer market, high growth in the Asian markets, and big solid demand for portable PCs. ..The mature U.S. market grew 9.4% year on year as sluggish demand for corporate desktop PCs dampened market expansion. During the quarter, other mature markets, including Europe and Canada, also grew at rates below the overall worldwide market average. “These mature markets, however, were buoyed by consumer interest in PCs,” Loverde said. “The global PC market is made up of many geographic, customer, and product markets, many of which continue to show strong market growth.”

Vendors

In the United States, Dell held on to its number-one position, but Compaq and Hewlett-Packard closed the gap, ranking 2 and 3, respectively. With a growth rate of 46.8%, Hewlett-Packard's showed the highest growth rate among the top five ranked vendors. Gateway and IBM round out the top 5, and both saw a decrease in market share compared with 3Q 1999. IBM's negative year-on-year growth rate is a reflection of its shift in consumer strategy from retail to direct. While the U.S. market grew 9.4%, the top 5 vendors grew at an average of 15.6%, consolidating their share.

At a worldwide level, Compaq remained in front with 13.1% market share, while followed by Dell trails with 11.5%. Hewlett-Packard pulled ahead of IBM for the number-three spot with an impressive 40.2% year-on-year growth. Fujitsu Siemens remained fifth with 5% share and a very strong 19.4% sequential growth rate. Unlike the U.S. market, the top 5 worldwide vendors collectively grew 15.8%, which was slower than the total market's 18.3% growth.

Table 1

Top 5 Vendors, U.S. PC Shipments, Third Quarter 2000 (Preliminary)

(Thousands of Units)

Q3 2000 Q3 2000 Market Q3 1999 Market Growth

Rank Vendor Shipments Share Shipments Share 2000/99

1 Dell 2,583 20.2% 2,119 18.1% 21.9%

2 Compaq 2,118 16.5% 1,802 15.4% 17.5%

3 Hewlett-Packard 1,445 11.3% 985 8.4% 46.8%

4 Gateway 1,100 8.6% 1,082 9.2% 1.7%

5 IBM 741 5.8% 920 7.9% -19.5%

Others 4,827 37.7% 4,804 41.0% 0.5%

All Vendors 12,814 100.0% 11,712 100.0% 9.4%

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Vendor shipments are branded shipments and exclude OEM sales for all vendors and represent shipments to

distribution channels or direct to end users.

· Data for all vendors are reported for calendar periods.

· Data for NEC includes shipments for Packard Bell NEC, Packard Bell, NEC, and ZDS.

Data for Compaq includes shipments for Compaq, Digital Equipment and Tandem

Source: IDC, October 2000

Table 2

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide PC Shipments, Third Quarter 2000 (Preliminary)

(Thousands of Units)

Q3 2000 Q3 2000 Market Q3 1999 Market Growth

Rank Vendor Shipments Share Shipments Share 2000/99

1 Compaq 4,353 13.1% 3,868 13.7% 12.6%

2 Dell 3,838 11.5% 3,254 11.5% 17.9%

3 Hewlett-Packard 2,615 7.8% 1,865 6.6% 40.2%

4 IBM 2,456 7.4% 2,266 8.0% 8.3%

5 Fujitsu Siemens 1,659 5.0% 1,630 5.8% 1.8%

Others 18,427 55.3% 15,303 54.3% 20.4%

All Vendors 33,348 100.0% 28,186 100.0% 18.3%

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