Acer Ranks Number One in the UK Video-Projectors Market in Q4 2009

February 13, 2010 | 13:31

Companies: #acer

London, 10th February 2010 - According to the latest data distributed by
the analyst firm PMA, Pacific Media Associates, in the last quarter of 2009
the video-projector market recorded a 13.42% growth YoY, while figures
relating to the entire year show an 8.5% decline compared to the previous
year. In this scenario, Acer not only confirmed the second place in the EMEA
ranking, but outperformed the market both considering Q4 2009 and the entire

In the UK, Acer invested in this segment in FY2009 and the latest data show
this investment has been rewarded with a 127% growth YoY even if the latest
data distributed by the analyst firm PMA, Pacific Media Associates, show
that in UK video-projector market suffered the effects of the crisis that
hit worldwide economy and recorded a year on year decline of 10.2%.

Acer UK recorded an unprecedented performance in Q4 2009 achieving a 15%
market share that translates into a 197% growth from the same quarter in
2008 and into the number one position in the UK market for the first time in
the company's history. This result is even more outstanding considering that
in the same period the UK market registered a 2.6% decline.

Also taking into account the entire 2009 period, Acer UK perfomance was
remarkable. With the fastest growth rate among competitors, in just one year
the company market share rose from 3.8% to 9.6%, allowing it to climb four
positions in the UK ranking.

In 2009 Acer heavily invested in the video-projector portfolio, delivering a
range of new products that combine leading technologies, great reliability
and smart performance such as the new line of 3D ready projectors which
deliver a stunning stereoscopic experience for really immersive lessons,
presentations, and videos; or the new S1200 and X1230S Ultra-short throw
projectors which are perfect for SMB and educational settings that require
superior image performance from a close range.

Acer will continue to invest in the projector market in 2010 by delivering
the very best combination of technology, innovation, versatility and

About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has pursued the goal of breaking the
barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 3 for total
PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth among the top-five
players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental
to Acer's continued growth, while the successful acquisitions of Gateway and
Packard Bell complete the company's global footprint by strengthening its
presence in the U.S. and enhancing its strong position in Europe. Acer is
proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement in staging the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group
employs more than 6,000 people worldwide. 2008 revenues reached US$16.65
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