IDC Lowers Forecast Growth for PC Monitors While Average Screen Size Increases

  IDC Lowers Forecast Growth for PC Monitors While Average Screen Size

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- June 14, 2013

Continued decline in demand for PC desktops has led International Data
Corporation (IDC) to lower its estimate of PC monitors shipped in the first
quarter of 2013 (1Q13) to 33.8 million units, down from its previous forecast
of 34.7 million units for the quarter. In the latest update of the Worldwide
Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, IDC also lowered its total shipment forecast for
2013 from 140.1 million units to 134.4 million units, which will represent a
9.9% year-on-year decline. By 2017, worldwide shipments are expected to drop
further to 113.6 million units.

"The continued decline in PC desktops is bringing about changes in strategy
and product focus in the PC monitor market," said Jennifer Song, Research
Analyst at IDC. "With Windows 8 operating system, we expect to see more
touch-based monitors although price points are a little high. Average screen
size of the market is also expected to increase to 21.4" in 2017 from 20.4" in

Technology Highlights

  *LED Backlight technology holds 69.2% of market share with 26.6 million
    units compared to CCFL backlight. This represents a year-over-year
    increase of 15.7 percentage points from 2012 Q1 with 20.5 million units.
  *Aspect Ratio 16:9 continues to dominate with about 75% market share, which
    is more than four times the second most widely used aspect ratio of 16:10.
  *TV tuners in monitors are expected to grow to 7.6% share by 2017 from 5.7%
    share in 2013.

Vendor Highlights

  *Samsung – Samsung continued to be the number 1 ranked vendor in 1Q13 with
    worldwide market share of 14.4% despite a year-over-year decline of -19.6%
    on shipments of 4.8 million units.
  *Dell - Dell actually had positive year-over-year growth of 31% in Latin
    America despite a decline of -9.1% worldwide. Dell also ranked number one
    in the United States and Japan, with market shares of 49% and 51%,
  *HP – Despite being ranked number 3 worldwide, HP was the number 2 vendor
    in five out of eight regional markets.
  *LG – LG ranked number 1 in the Latin America market for 1Q13, representing
    37% share. This is a move up in ranking from last year, when Samsung held
    the number 1 position in the region.
  *AOC – AOC is the only vendor in the Top 5 that saw positive year-over-year
    growth of 1.5% at a worldwide level.

Worldwide PC Monitor Unit Shipments, Market Share, and Year-over-Year Growth,
First Quarter 2013

              1Q13 Unit       1Q13       1Q12 Unit      1Q12       1Q13/1Q12
Vendors     Shipments      Market    Shipments     Market    Growth
                              Share                     Share
1.            4,884,060       14.4%      6,076,264      15.8%      -19.6%
2. Dell       4,448,731       13.2%      4,895,348      12.7%      -9.1%
3. HP         3,565,752       10.5%      4,292,250      11.2%      -16.9%
4. LG         3,450,597       10.2%      3,624,188      9.4%       -4.8%
5. AOC        2,837,139       8.4%       2,795,200      7.3%       +1.5%
All           33,811,770      100%       38,481,670     100%       -12.1%

Source: IDC the Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, June 2013.

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Jennifer Song, 650-350-6222
Phuong Hang, 508-935-4376
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
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