Sales of PC monitors slump

IBM PCWhile 29 million PC monitors shipped worldwide in the first quarter of this year, the figures show a decrease of 12 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

IDC said the figures were 1.5 percent less than it previously forecast and it expects the decline to continue, at least in the short term.

It now expects a year on year decline of 3.4 percent in shipments for the second quarter of this year, with a total of 120 million units shipping for the full year.

LED backlight technology dominates the market, with a 98.5 percent share in the first quarter. And 21.5-inch screens have the biggest share in terms of size, for the tenth consecutive quarter. That size showed a 23.8 percent increase during the first quarter.

Dell is the number one vendor for the quarter, with a 15.8 percent market share, amounting to over 4.6 million units.

Samsung showed a big decline of 13.3 percent in the quarter, but nevertheless hung onto the number two position. Third was LG Display, and fourth was Lenovo, with a 9.1 percent share worldwide.