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Gartner: W. Europe's PC Market Declines Further

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Gartner: W. Europe's PC Market Declines Further

Gartner reports Q2 2011 W. European PC shipments total 12.7M-- with a -18.9% Y-o-Y decline, down from Q2 2010 shipments totals of 15.6M.

Both consumer and professional sector suffer from weak demand as the market faces inventory issues, thanks to overstocking back in 2010.

Netbooks see a -53% Y-o-Y decrease in shipments as the entire mobile PC market declines by 20.4%, while desktop PC shipments decline by -15.4% Y-o-Y.

The above reflects the consumer PC market in general, whose Q2 2011 sees the market's biggest decline-- -27% Y-o-Y.

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E. Europe Leads in Fiber

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E. Europe Leads in Fiber

Europe's FTTH subscribers grow by 22% Y-o-Y-- thanks to E. Europe's booming broadband market, according to Ventura Team's Richard Jones. 

In a podcast with Telecoms IQ, Jones says E. Europe is the place to look at for ultra-fast fiber deployments, where telecoms and cable operators explore further options for overcoming the challenges of high speed broadband delivery. 

One example he gives is Hungary, where in parts one can find three fiber operators with FTTH competing in the same area. Another is Slovakia, which currently has 1 gig service. 

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SATA's New Standards

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SATA's New Standards

The Serial ATA International Organisation (SATA-IO) announces two new SATA standards-- SATA Express and SATA µSSD.

SATA Express combines the SATA software infrastructure with the PCI Express (PCIe) interface, enabing the development of SATA-compatible devices using the PCIe interface.

The technology will thus increase device speeds to 8Gb/s and 16Gb/s while using PCIe 3.0's performance and scalability.

SATA Express specification should be complete by 2011's end.

Meanwhile SATA µSSD eliminates the traditional SATA inteface's module connector, e Read more...

Expanding Prospects for Enterprise WLAN

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Expanding Prospects for Enterprise WLAN

Dell'Oro Group predicts the WLAN market will reach over $8Bn in revenues by 2015, with a 49% increase over 2010-- with the enterprise segment being its fastest growing. 

The enterprise WLAN segment should reach $3.9Bn in revenues by 2015, reaching second-highest revenues within the market. 

Such rapid growth is due to the equally large growth in wifi enabled device numbers, as 802.11n technology continues driving the market. 

The small office/home office (SOHO) segment will account for the majority of revenue-- reaching nearly $4Bn by 2015 according Read more...

Falling Market Share for Wintel PCs

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Falling Market Share for Wintel PCs

Canalys reports that while the WW PC industry continues braving the current economic situation, Wintel PCs' market share falls to its lowest point in more than 20 years, to under 82%.

The WW PC market grows by 17% Y-o-Y in Q2 2011-- if one counts tablets, as well enterprise's refresh to Windows 7.

Apple leads in the tablet market, and now holds 13.6% of the overall WW PC market according to Canalys. Tablet-wise Acer, asus, HP, HTC, RIM and Samsung follow behind-- with Acer's Iconia Tab finding popularity in Germany and Russia.

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