BenQ Leads Branded Monitor Sales In 2005
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CORRECTED: BenQ took the lead in Branded LCD Monitor sales for 2005 according to IDC Australia’s Quarterly Monitor Tracker Results.

With a market share of 19.4 per cent BenQ led its nearest competitor by 2.4 per cent. The company says it shipped more than 205,000 monitors for the year, which was a 71.0 per cent increase in LCD units from 2004.

The total Branded LCD monitor market grew by 44.3% in 2005 indicating good market share gains by the company.

Philip Newton – BenQ’s Vice President Asia Pacific said “2005 was an outstanding year for BenQ in gaining market share across a number of product categories. Our focus for LCD Monitors in 2006 will be to expand our product lineup in to un-chartered waters and solidify our strong market share.”

“We are extremely proud of our efforts and achievements in 2005 and look forward to another challenging and prosperous year in 2006.”

This article has been amended to reflect the fact that BenQ led the market for thewhole of year 2005 and specifically not in Q4 ’05 as previously stated. That honour went to Samsung. IDC will be releasing more details of the Q4 results later this week.