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Still Growing Strong: BenQ Canada Announces Successful Q1 Results
Revenue growth increases 196% over Q1 2004

Still Growing Strong: BenQ Canada Announces Successful Q1 Results
Revenue growth increases 196% over Q1 2004

06-13-2005
Toronto, Ontario, June 13, 2005 – After just over 18 months in business, BenQ Canada continues its upward trend, announcing ever-increasing revenue and market share figures. This quarter, the company’s revenue increased 196 percent over the same period last year. In addition, BenQ Canada earned the number one market share in LCD monitors , while attaining overall revenue of CAD$50 million.

“BenQ’s story is an incredible one, there’s no doubt about it. We’ve achieved extraordinary success against all odds as a newcomer up against strong incumbents. Consumers love us and it shows,” said Jimmy Davlouros, Executive Vice President of BenQ North America. “In a relatively short period of time, we have become not only a household name but an industry leader – an achievement we owe to the loyalty and commitment of our partners and consumers, and to the research and development behind our products.”

BenQ’s success was fueled by incredible growth in display, projectors and storage products. Compared to the first quarter of 2004, BenQ’s display revenues increased by 125 percent as the number of units sold increased 166 percent. For projectors, revenue grew 255 percent as the number of units sold increased 374 percent. For BenQ’s storage products, the number of units sold increased 348 percent, while revenues increased an astonishing 791 percent.

In achieving its number one market share in LCD monitors, BenQ sold over 78,000 units in the first three months of the year. Michelle Warren, IT Industry Analyst at Evans Research, noted that “With a quarterly finish of 18% market share and annual unit growth of 232%, BenQ contributed significantly to the robust 60% annual growth of the Canadian LCD market in the first quarter of 2005.” A collective 426,400 displays were shipped during this period.

Davlouros added, ““We are extremely proud of our success to date, and have our sights set on bigger and better things. Market share, revenue, product launches—we look forward to continuing our path of success. “

About BenQ

BenQ is an industry leader in networked digital lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas.

BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has over 13,865 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan (Hsinchu Lab), China (Suzhou Software Development Center) and California, USA (Wireless Technology Center), and has more than 2000 research and development employees in Suzhou, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and San Diego. BenQ has amassed 2,209 global patents. 2004 revenues exceeded US$4.9 billion dollars.

For more information about BenQ, please visit our website at BenQ.ca.

CONTACT: COMMUNICATIONS MECA Tonisha Robinson (416) 425-9143 / 1-866-337-3362 x230 trobinson@meca.ca
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