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HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company, surged ahead in the last quarter when Gartner and IDC surveys placed the Indian company ahead of MNCs in the commercial PC segment. According to a recent IDC report, HCL shipped 46,121 commercial PC units during the Jan-Mar 03 quarter, which is significantly higher than its nearest MNC competitor. With this performance, HCL has garnered an impressive market share of over 10 per cent, and has scored a growth of 52.5 per cent over sales registered in the previous quarter.


The market for Total Desktop PC units stood at 612591 units, of which about 72% were commercial PCs & about 28% were consumer PCs. In the Total Desktop PCs, HCL led the tally with a market share of 8.9% (a growth of 41.7% over last quarter) and the nearest MNC competitor had a market share of 7.6% (a growth of 7.3% over last quarter).


Mr George Paul, Vice President – Marketing, HCL Infosystems Limited, said, “It is a matter of great pride for us that the expertise of an Indian company is recognised and given preference over multi national companies. Our progress in the segment has been steady and we are setting in place an aggressive marketing strategy to sustain the numero uno position in the segment.


The performance and impressive growth of HCL is attributed to the technological innovations introduced by the domestic IT major in its PCs, apart from other factors. Recently, HCL Insys introduced Intel 865G chipset in its PCs ahead of competition. This chipset, yet another first in the industry from HCL Insys, will enable users to realise the full potential of hyper-threading (HT) technology by synchronizing the performance of the processor, the motherboard and the memory. This break through technology was introduced in HCL Insys’ enterprise PC range Infiniti and consumer PCs Beanstalk. It is noteworthy that in the consumer PC shipments, HCL Insys scored a marginal growth over sales in the previous quarter, even as competition registered a decline.


“As part of our strategy to sustain the number one slot, we plan to introduce new products that have been designed bearing the customer needs in mind. We hold numerous user meets across the country every year to get customer feedback and these new launches are a result of this painstaking, yet rewarding exercise,” added Mr Paul.


The company recently launched an all-new Infiniti Pro BL series Desktop with Intel 865G chipset. The key features of this PC include Front Side Bus with support for 800 MHz; HT-supported processors including Pentium 4 @ 3.0 GHz Processor with 800 MHz FSB and; Memory Support for DDR 400 / 333 RAM with maximum memory supported being 4 GB; Hard Disk Drive supporting Serial ATA 150 MB/sec and Parallel ATA 100 MB/sec based IDE hard disk drive; Intel Extreme Graphics 2 delivering over 2x the performance compared to earlier graphics; 3 PCI, 1 AGP slots; I/O Ports; Onboard 10/100 Mbps LAN NIC; and Onboard Audio with six channel sound.


This latest range of Infiniti Desktop will bring a host of benefits to customers that includes a Stable Platform that supports platform longevity for fastest Intel Pentium Processors with 800 MHz FSB; delivers increased system responsiveness and performance through Hyper Threading (that allows users to run multiple applications simultaneously) and Flexible memory technology allows a spectrum of DDR RAM usage from highest performance to more cost effective system. Other key benefits include improved performance with faster Pentium 4 Processor, Memory Bandwidth, upgradability to latest graphics cards and connectivity. In addition, it will also bring enhanced scalability and compatibility to consumers.


It is high time the Indian IT prowess is given its due recognition in the industry. The reports from industry experts like Gartner and IDC affirm the vast potential we have to taken on the best-of-breed international competition. Our objective will be to see HCL sustain this number one position for times to come and registered sustained growth,” concluded Mr Paul.


About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company, offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It works closely with many leading global player like Intel, Toshiba, HP, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia and Sun Microsystems among others.


HCL Infosystems has direct customer services center across 160 locations and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country.

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