PC sales continue to fall

IBM PCDespite optimistic noises from vendors that the fourth calendar quarter would see a rebound in sales of PCs, it just does not seem to be happening.

According to the Taipei Times, Asustek, Wistron and Compal have all seen drops of sales.

A senior executive at Asustek told the newspaper that there’s still fundamental weakness in the marketplace.

Compal saw sales fall by 9.91 percent in October compared to October in 2014, while sales fell 19.49 percent compared to September 2015.

Meanwhile, another Taiwanese news feed – Digitimes – said that Compal and Wistron saw sales of notebooks decline. In Compal’s case, it shipped 32.4 million notebooks in the first 10 months of this year, and that’s a fall of 2.6 million units compared to the same period last year.

Compal, however, is shielding itself from being hit on the desktop and notebook side by developing a pretty robust server business.