The situation that PC industry fears to face has finally come to them. According to a recent report from IDC-International Data Corp in US, global PC shipment in the fourth quarter of 2008 has declined 0.4% compare with that of the year before. This is the first time for PC shipment appears to be decrease after PC industry show continuing growth in six years. IDC also predicted that this year the PC sales would go down 5.3%.

Currently the economic depression has spread from US to Mid-East and Asia, at the same time, Microsoft will release their new operation system, Windows 2, at least until the end of this year. Seems there is lack of good news to stimulate the market, IDC estimated that the whole market would recover gradually at least until 2010.

Regard to the sales of individual company, HP still occupied the highest market share while the shipment slightly grew 3.1. The performance of Acer and Toshiba were excellent among the all, the shipment grew 25.3% and 20.2%, respectively, ranked the third and the fifth of market share now. However both Dell and Lenovo seems meet some difficulties on their sales. Dell sales didn’t go well even in their home, US, the shipment decreased 6.3% while shipment for Lenovo decreased 4.8%.

Edited By Vicky Yin