Samsung expects global PC market to shrink 5 pct in 2013

SEOUL Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:19am IST

The company logo is displayed at the Samsung news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The company logo is displayed at the Samsung news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS), the world's top memory chipmaker, said it expects the global personal computer market to shrink by 5 percent this year as consumer demand continues to shift to mobile devices such as tablet computers.

The PC market declined for the first time in 11 years last year, according to research firm IHS iSuppli.

(Reporting by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Ryan Woo)

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