Asian PC market grew 12% YTY in Q3 2008

Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) client PC market still grew 9% sequentially and 12% YOY in Q3 2008 to reach a record 20.2 mln units. ASUS in particular capitalized on the momentum with 67% sequential growth, displacing mainland Chinese vendor Founder to take fifth place in total client PCs for the region in Q3 2008. The overall PC market, however, still came in 2% short of IDC’s forecasts for the region, according to IDC.