Researcher sees quarterly growth, expects more to follow

iSuppli: PC market on road to recovery

iSuppli has released figures that it claims show that the global PC market is recovering from the effects of the recession.

According to its findings, global PC shipments during the second quarter amounted to 67.2 million units, representing an increase of one per cent over the first quarter.

The researcher claims that the launch of Windows 7 on October 22nd will spur further growth during the third and fourth quarters of 2009, however despite this growth, the market will not fully recover to pre-recession levels until 2010 at the least.

“iSuppli predicts continued sequential growth in the third and fourth quarters, driven by the slow improvement in the worldwide economy, along with the arrival of technology drivers, such as Microsoft’s new client operating system, Windows 7,” said iSuppli’s principal analyst, Matthew Wilkins. “However, this growth had been expected and doesn’t change our forecast of a four percent decline in global PC shipments for the full year of 2009.”

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