Hewlett-Packard Co. remains the world’s largest maker of personal computers, but the business is slowing with the rise of smartphones and other mobile devices. HP announced Wednesday that it will cut 8 percent of its work force by October 2014. HP has said it will use savings to invest in growing businesses.
According to research group IDC, here are the five leading manufacturers of personal computers in first quarter of 2012:
Hewlett-Packard Co., 15.7 million shipped worldwide, 18 percent share
Lenovo Group Ltd., 11.7 million, 13.4 percent
Dell Inc., 10.1 million, 11.6 percent
Acer Group, 8.6 million, 9.9 percent
AsusTek Computer Inc., 5.3 million, 6 percent
Others, 35.7 million, 41 percent
Total: 87.1 million
Hewlett-Packard Co., 4.6 million shipped in U.S., 28 percent share
Dell Inc., 3.6 million, 21.7 percent
Apple Inc., 1.7 million, 10 percent
Toshiba Corp., 1.35 million, 8.1 percent
Acer Group, 1.3 million, 7.8 percent.
Others, 4 million, 24.4 percent.
Total: 16.6 million