The worldwide PC market continued its solid expansion, in the first quarter of 2006, with year-on-year growth of 12.9%, despite an expected decline from growth of 15.9% in 2005, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Nearly all regions were in line or slightly ahead of forecasts for the first quarter, helping boost worldwide shipment growth for the first quarter to 12.9%, slightly higher than IDC's March forecast of 11.8%.
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