Dell gets to second place in the Lighthouse Systems Index

This month the Lighthouse Systems Index has a number of changes in the top 10. The most notable change is of Dell swapping places with Intel to get the 2nd spot. The fact that the company is changing its products and strategy has certainly caught the eye of analysts. Moreover, its improved financial performance coupled with the news that it is acquiring Zing Systems has certainly boosted its standing in this month’s Systems Index.

Samsung which had just last month slid down one position is back at the 5th spot as it gains analyst focus for its printer designs as well as growing handset shipments.

Asus is the biggest mover this month with a gain of 6 positions as it consistently churns out a diverse array of new PC components. Hewlett-Packard, which has reportedly increased its lead as the number 1 blade server vendor has also gained 4 positions.

Infineon Technologies and Freescale are the biggest losers this month. Infineon’s buying of LSI Corp’s mobile phone business has not helped arrest its decline while Freescale, which is closing its UK manufacturing plants, has also dropped 4 positions this month.

The top 25 this month is an exact reversal of last month as Ricoh has re-entered the top 25 and Qualcomm has dropped out.

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