TAIWAN :2ND Q. MFP INKJET SALES UP, 108,818 UNITS SOLD

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TAIWAN :2ND Q. MFP INKJET SALES UP, 108,818 UNITS SOLD

 user 2008-10-02 at 12:41:37 pm Views: 92
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    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2008/09/27/2003424357
    taiwan : Inkjet MFP sales rise in second quarter
    Domestic sales of inkjet multifunctional peripherals (MFP) in the second quarter reached 108,818 units, representing an increase of 6.2 percent from the first quarter but a decrease of 10.2 percent from the same period last year, market researcher IDC said yesterday.inkjet MFP has achieved 70 percent penetration of the individual and home-based segments, but IDC research shows that it is also quickly gaining traction in the small business and home office segments,IDC analyst Joey Yen  said in a report yesterday.

    Hewlett-Packard Co (HP) and Epson Inc dominate the local inkjet MFP market with market shares of 46.4 percent and 40.1 percent respectively. Coming in a distant third is US print and imaging company, Lexmark Corp, with an 8.3 percent market share, replacing Canon Inc in the second quarter, the report said.inkjet MFP manufacturers are releasing new wireless printers with fax functionality,Yen said. moreover, these companies are lowering the unit price for inkjet MFP and ink cartridges, as well as launching various promotions to boost sales.ll these additional functions and savings are luring customers away from conventional inkjet single function printers  Yen said.

    Based on IDC second-quarter analysis, MFP took up 65.6 percent of the entire inkjet market, leaving 35 percent, or 57,118 units, to SFP. MFP has been leading the inkjet market by a wide margin over SFP for eight consecutive quarters.