Americas Microcomputer Statistics Committee (AMSC and LAMSC)
The AMSC was officially formed in 1991 to collect vendor-reported PC shipment data and provide the aggregate totals to the participating members. In 2010, the AMSC expanded data collection to include the collection of PC shipment data for Latin America and formed the LAMSC as an extension committee
Because the AMSC reports are based on actual PC shipment data for the United States and Canada, this program provides a level of accuracy that is not available from any third-party sources. Consistent and reliable information about market size and growth allows participants to measure their company’s performance relative to the market in an objective manner. Since its formation, the AMSC has made a number of reporting program enhancements and has coordinated the exchange of data with other international PC statistics programs.
Benefits to Participants
The AMSC program provides participating members with the most accurate, reliable, and cost-effective PC market statistics available.
Committee members have fast access to MONTHLY data covering desktop and portable (business-marketed, home-marketed, and personal workstations) and server shipments on a monthly basis. The program is in the process of also adding tablet shipments.
Each spring and fall, the AMSC also develops a three year consensus forecast that provides a detailed view as to market growth and trends by form factor and technology.