D-Link today announced that it continues to be the fastest growing SOHO and home wireless networking company.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW SYNERGY REPORT SHOWS D -LINK CAPTURES FASTEST GROWING MARKETSHARE IN WLAN SHIPMENTS
Irvine, CA, November 13, 2003 - D -Link, the global leader in the design and development and manufacturing of broadband, communications and connectivity technologies for the digital home and the small to medium business market segments, today announced that it continues to be the fastest growing SOHO and home wireless networking company. Increasing its marketshare in WLAN units shipped by a whopping 79% in Q3 2003, D -Link has jumped to the second largest worldwide SOHO WLAN marketshare at 22% and is now just 4 percentage points behind the current marketshare leader and 9 points higher than the next nearest competitor, according to a Synergy Research Group report. D -Link outperformed more than seven major networking solutions providers in Q3 2003.
`In the rapidly expanding WLAN market, D -Link was by far the fastest growing vendor and moved into the number two position in the SOHO/Home market, with a 22% market share in SOHO unit shipments," said Aaron Vance, Industry Analyst, Synergy Research Group. "The WLAN market is experiencing record growth and D -Link has helped open the market to new users with their aggressive pricing and the stratification of their 802.11b, g and a/g product lines.`
"We are excited about the success of our wireless strategy and the growth in marketshare," said Steven Joe, President of D -Link. "The aggressive pricing and excellent performance of D -Link Xtreme G 802.11g high -speed wireless networking combined with the lowered affordable pricing of the D -Link Air 802.11b networking opened wireless to new consumer segments and really fueled the fire for our incredible sales growth."
A leader in the wireless networking space, D -Link provides consumers worldwide with a wide range of wireless products including 802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11b standards -based product. D -Link wireless networking products include wireless Internet gateways, routers, access points, bridges, range extenders, PCI cards, CardBus adapters and USB network adapters.
D -Link wireless networking products are sold at retail and at authorized reseller and distribution partners to the SOHO, SMB and Enterprise markets.
D -Link has been profitable every year since its inception, and continues to grow at a rate that will allow the Company to experience continued prosperity. A true manufacturer, D -Link employs state -of -the -art R&D facilities in the USA and Taiwan, and five major ISO 9001 and ISO 9002 Certified manufacturing plants. D -Link is committed to delivering standards -based next -generation products in a timely manner.
About D -Link Systems, Inc.
Ranked by BusinessWeek as one of the top 100 Information Technology companies, D -Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. At $585 million in revenue for 2002 and with millions of Ethernet adapters, hubs and switch ports developed and shipped, D -Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D -Link U.S.A., Canadian, and Latin American headquarters are located at 53 Discovery, Irvine, CA, 92618. Phone (800) 326 -1688 or (949) 788 -0805; FAX (949) 753 -7033; Internet www.dlink.com.
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