8/9/2002 - Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European vendor of secure Business Critical Computing and Mobility solutions, has announced that IDCís final EMEA PC market data for Q2 2002 released confirms Fujitsu Siemens Computersí strong performance in the Notebook PC and Intel-based Server market sectors. Fujitsu Siemens Computers' overall mobile notebook sales levels exceeded those of the corresponding quarter in 2001. Standard Intel Architecture Server sales were also well ahead of the forecast, despite difficult commercial conditions in the largest European markets and competition from both international and local players.
The IDC figures show that Fujitsu Siemens Computers has retained its number three position in the overall top vendor ranking for Europe and EMEA PC Shipments and still holds the number one vendor spot in Germany. Within the mobile PC market segment, IDC highlighted that Fujitsu Siemens Computers has gained market share in EMEA with 16.1 per cent year on year growth in sales. The report also found that the Standard Intel Architecture Servers segment reflects a very positive year on year quarter for Fujitsu Siemens Computers, with an 11.2 per cent increase in sales.
IDCís final report for Q2 2002 shows that both corporate and consumer spending on PCs across the EMEA region remained very slow in Q2, with only the notebook sector demonstrating continued, healthy growth," said Dave Cullinane, Managing Director for Fujitsu Siemens Computers in UK and Ireland. "It is gratifying to see that Fujitsu Siemens Computers achieved sales growth matched by few other vendors in the one market segment that displayed increasing demand.
"Fujitsu Siemens Computers recognised the market shift towards mobile PCs back in Q4 2001, and realigned its strategic direction accordingly to focus on Business Critical Computing and Mobility solutions. So, while the decline in Q2 PC shipments reported by IDC was inevitable, Fujitsu Siemens Computers was already prepared for this industry trend, and is well-equipped to meet businesses' evolving requirements. The benefits of this strategic vision are reflected in the recent IDC figures," Dave Cullinane continued.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers has invested heavily in the Notebook PC and Intel Server areas of market growth over the last two quarters and has also released several major new products. Already in Q3, Fujitsu Siemens Computers has launched a new LIFEBOOK notebook with integral Wireless LAN and Bluetooth access and announced its intention to extend its PRIMERGY product portfolio with a new second generation Itanium2-based server system by the end of 2002.
IDC states: Fujitsu Siemens Computers retained its number three position in the overall ranking and the number one spot in Germany. Difficult market conditions in the largest European market and competition from both international and local players continued to affect the vendorís overall performance but notebook sales remained strong.
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers (www.fujitsu-siemens.com)
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company, offering unrivalled expertise in enterprise computing solutions with best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers, and enterprise storage solutions. The company is also one of the leading providers of professional PCs, notebooks and workstations to business customers, and is Europe's leading supplier of PCs for home users and small offices. Fujitsu Siemens Computers supports customers' growing demands for Business Critical Computing with extremely secure, scalable and always-on server infrastructures for current and future e-business environments, and Mobility solutions that deliver anytime access to Internet services and applications - independent of location and device.
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