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These excerpts taken from the MPZ 10-K filed Apr 14, 2008.

Competition

 

Competition in the PC industry is highly intense. In 2007, we experienced continued downward pressure on prices. With many vendors offering highly similar, standards-based products, the market is approaching commodity status, particularly for desktop and notebook PCs. The industry today is characterized by aggressive pricing by large, well-branded competitors. The level of price aggressiveness is intensifying, particularly on the low-priced end of the market. Many of our competitors are significantly larger, better funded and benefit from stronger brand equity in our target markets. Our most significant competitors include Dell, Hewlett Packard and Lenovo.

 

In recent years, we have regularly lowered prices in response to competitive market pressures in order to attempt to maintain market share and to pass through reductions in component pricing. We expect these competitive pressures to continue and that average sale prices in the PC industry will continue to decline.

 

Competition



 



Competition
in the PC industry is highly intense. In 2007, we experienced continued
downward pressure on prices. With many vendors offering highly similar,
standards-based products, the market is approaching commodity status,
particularly for desktop and notebook PCs. The industry today is characterized
by aggressive pricing by large, well-branded competitors. The level of price
aggressiveness is intensifying, particularly on the low-priced end of the
market. Many of our competitors are significantly larger, better funded and
benefit from stronger brand equity in our target markets. Our most significant
competitors include Dell, Hewlett Packard and Lenovo.



 



In
recent years, we have regularly lowered prices in response to competitive
market pressures in order to attempt to maintain market share and to pass
through reductions in component pricing. We expect these competitive pressures
to continue and that average sale prices in the PC industry will continue to
decline.



 



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10-K (2 sections)
Apr 14, 2008
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