When [Otellini] joined the company in 1974, most people didn't even know what a PC was - From the Wall St Journal 11-11-2004
But its demise may be due to the LCD manufacturers continuing to gnaw away at margins in an ever increasingly competitive market.
Meko released figures to its customers for Q3 2006 saying LCD sales in EMEA are up by 27 per cent, year on year, with 19-inch sales up by nearly 83 per cent. That's come at the expense of 17-inch monitors. Meko thinks prices are still under pressure.
Shipments of CRT units fell by over 53 per cent in the third quarter, but 15-inch units rose. By value, CRT units fell by 58 per cent year on year.
In Q3, the LCD king was Samsung with a 15.7 per cent share, with Acer and HP taking second and third place overall in EMEA. The market leader in the UK was Dell. µ
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