Market analyst IDC has just released its latest data on worldwide PC shipments, with Lenovo passing Dell to claim the number two position.
The preliminary IDC data reports Lenovo achieving record market share of 13.7% and quarterly shipment volume of approximately 12.6 million units. The leap follows growth from the previous quarter, which saw Lenovo surpass Acer to take the number three position.
It is the first time Lenovo has been ranked second in worldwide PC shipments. (Hewlett-Packard remains the largest vendor, with 17.7% market share, despite a quarter plagued by the TouchPad's failure and PC division uncertainty.)
Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang issued the following statement, in which we asserts the company's intention to become the world's market leader:
“Lenovo has captured incredible marketplace momentum to surpass two competitors to capture the number 2 spot in worldwide PCs over the span of just two quarters. This is the highest rank Lenovo has achieved in worldwide PC sales and, given the current competitive environment, positions the company as a strong challenger to ultimately become the global market leader."
While "fully committed" to the PC market, Yang also highlighted Lenovo's investments in smart phone, tablet, and smart TV markets. "We must deliver a great user experience across all platforms to achieve our goal and become the leading personal technology company in the world. I believe we have the products, the team, the strategy and the momentum to achieve this long-term aspiration.”
Meanwhile, worldwide PC shipments have risen 3.2% over the past year to 91.8 million units, casting doubts on IBM's assertion that the PC is going the way of the typewriter.