May 08 -21, 2000
Dell Computer Corporation
(Nasdaq: DELL) became the worldwide market share leader in both portable and desktop
personal computer shipments to medium and large businesses in the fourth quarter of 1999,
according to well-known market research firm IDC.
Portable PCs: Dell sharply accelerated its portable PC shipments
worldwide to medium and large businesses, growing 57 per cent year-over-year. Dell also
extended its lead in the U.S. market for portable PC sales to medium and large businesses,
growing its market share to 30.3 per cent, nearly double that of its closest competitor,
according to IDC.
In Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), Dell's notebook revenue grew 75.7
per cent in 1999 from 1998, according to IDC, ranking the company in sixth position in
Desktop PCs: Dell also took the lead in worldwide shipments of
desktops to medium and large businesses with 20 per cent market share for the full year of
1999. For this segment, Dell's desktop shipments increased 40 per cent year-over-year,
more than three times the market rate. Dell also increased market share of desktops among
U.S. medium and large businesses to 31.3 per cent, with shipments growing 48 per cent for
the full year of 1999.
In Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), Dell's commercial desktop revenue
recorded 79.1 per cent growth in 1999 over 1998, according to IDC, placing the company in
fourth position for the year.
"Delivering high quality products and providing a superior
customer experience have propelled Dell to the leading position in notebooks and desktops
worldwide," said Goran Malm, co-president Asia Pacific and senior vice
president, Dell Computer Corporation. "We're applying that same focus to the server
market, in which we increased our market share from 10 per cent to 14.5 per cent last year
and currently hold the No. 2 position worldwide."
To further extend its leadership position, Dell is focused on providing
server and storage products to its customers to build their Internet infrastructure. Dell
designs its LatitudeTM notebook line for customers who value a low total cost of ownership
(TCO), a consistent and reliable product, managed technology transitions and optimum
performance in a connected environment.
Dell's OptiPlex desktops deliver a dependable network-ready
design to business and institutional customers who want maximum productivity,
serviceability and lasting value on their desktops. OptiPlex systems are optimized to run
Microsofts® Windows NT® Workstation and Windows® 2000 operating systems.
Dell's Asia Pacific operations currently cover Australia, Brunei,
China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines,
Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the rest of Asia Pacific. Dell opened its 238,000 square
foot Asia Pacific manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia, in January 1996 and received
ISO 9002 certification in July 1996 and ISO 14001 in November 1999. In August 1998, Dell
officially launched its 135,000 square foot China manufacturing facility in Xiamen to
serve the Chinese market. The facility received ISO 9002 certification in June 1999.
Dell's line of high-performance computer systems includes notebook and desktop computers,
network servers and workstation products. Information on Dell and its products can be
obtained by accessing the Dell World Wide Website at http://www.dell.com/ap. Dell Computer
Corporation is the world's leading direct computer systems company, based on revenues of
US$25.3 billion for the past four quarters ending January 28, 2000, and is a premier
provider of products and services required for customers to build their Internet
infrastructures. The company ranks No. 56 on the Fortune 500, No. 210 on the Fortune
Global 500 and No, 3 on the Fortune "most admired" lists of companies. Dell
designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and
offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals.