Industrial PC Market Recovers

Oct. 25, 2010
Industrial PC Market Recovers After the Downturn of the End of 2008 and early 2009
The IMS Research quarterly market tracker of Industrial PC sales shows that in Q2/2010, the EMEA and Americas revenues were up 28% and 40% respectively year-on-year; in Asia they were up over 60%.  After the downturn of the end of 2008 and early 2009, the market continues to recover in 2010. Growth in the second quarter of 2010 is greater than in the first, showing the recovery has strengthened into the middle part of the year, as machine-builder and industrial end-user confidence has increased. Leading IPC suppliers believe that sales in Q3/10 and Q4/10 are likely to remain strong, although growth will probably stabilize towards the end of the year. An associated research report forecasts world IPC revenues in 2010 will be 12% up on 2009, with Asia leading the way at 20% growth: but the total market is not expected to exceed the 2008 levels until 2012.