Notebook industry not expected to reach its usual peak in the second half of 2011
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The repercussions of the last severe economic crisis are still quite evident, especially when it comes to purchasing consumer electronics such as notebooks. The slowly recovering European and U.S. economies apparently have a tangible impact on consumer behavior. In addition, the growing demand for Tablet PCs has convinced some PC manufacturers like Acer to reportedly dump large volumes of inventory.
Simon Lin, who is the Chairman of the Taiwanese laptop maker Wistron, is supposedly optimistic about 2H11 shipments, particularly to those emerging markets that still demonstrate a steady growth. Nevertheless, he is also aware of the many risks that need to be overcome.
Both Compal Electronics and Quanta Computer reportedly expect about 10% sequential increase in 2H11 notebook shipments and an overall stabilization of the PC industry.