Samsung ranked fifth in the global PC market, records 48.9% on year growth in Q4 2020: IDC

by Mohit

Despite the reopening of many regions since COVID-19, the PC demand worldwide remains strong, in some cases at record levels in 2020. The biggest drivers in demand are customers, students, and corporate innovation.

And, Samsung was the world’s fifth-largest PC monitor seller last year as it recorded strong growth in sales amid a pandemic-induced stay-at-home trend.

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According to a recently released report by the research firm IDC, there is a strong demand for new PCs to launch hybrid utility cases. The South Korean tech giant shipped 11.7 million units of monitors in 2020, up 30.6 percent from a year ago, with its market share increasing to 8.6 percent from 7.1 percent a year earlier.

Samsung posted the biggest yearly growth among the top five monitor brands. The Global PC monitor shipments grew 8.3 percent on-year to 136.6 million units in 2020, the best yearly growth.

However, Dell Technologies defended its top status in 2020, although its market share dropped to 19.3 percent from 21 percent a year earlier after its shipments declined 0.1 percent on-year to 26.4 million units.

China’s TPV Technology was the runner-up with a market share of 14.1 percent after shipping 19.2 million monitors in 2020, up 9.3 percent from a year ago.

Other PC makers HP came in third with a market share of 13.5 percent, down from 14.8 percent in 2019, while Lenovo Group Ltd. took the four spot with a 10.5 percent share, down from 10.7 percent a year ago.

Looking forward, the supply concerns for the PC industry continue, especially in integrated circuits (ICs), but as the demand perspective continues to move upwards, the pressure is mounting on suppliers to increase capacity. If assuming there are no further supply disruptions, PC supply, and production capacity should be balanced by 2021.

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