Inkjet and laser multifunction peripherals enjoyed a healthy growth of 11% and 13% respectively in Q4 2007 in China

Both the inkjet and laser multifunction peripherals enjoyed a healthy growth of 11% and 13% respectively in Q4 2007 in China, according to IDC. The demand from the public, education and financial sectors increased the sales of the SDM (Serial Dot Matrix) printer, resulting in a 16% increase in Q4 2007. IDC expects demand for SDM printers to continue through 2008.