D-Link, the global leader in the design and development of network connectivity and communications technologies, today announced that it has captured the top market share position in unmanaged Ethernet switching worldwide. All evidence points to D-Links successful breakthrough to the number one market position. As a core competency of the billion dollar company, D-Link delivered more unmanaged switch ports in both the 10/100 and Gigabit technologies than any other company in the World for 2004 according to most analyst reports, including those published by Synergy and In-Stat Research Firms.

"D-Link has shown exceptional growth in the unmanaged switch market segment in 2004," said Sam Lucero, Industry Analyst of In-Stat. "According to our research, D-Link is aggressively targeting the SMB market with a wide array of business class networking."

The breakthrough to the top market share position in the unmanaged switch segment underscores the market acceptance of the superior value that D-Link delivers to the small to medium business arena for information technology managers, said Steven Joe, President and CEO of D-Link. In 2005, we are committed to winning the business by delivering best in class solutions and adding more key building blocks that provide advanced networking solutions for IT managers in small to medium business and enterprise market segments.

According to the Synergy Research Group Q4 2004 LAN Switch Equipment Market Shares report, D-Link is the hands-down leader in worldwide unmanaged switching in ports shipped and revenue in 2004, delivering market share that is nearly double that of the nearest competitor in both 10/100 and Gigabit segments. D-Link increased market penetration by more than 1000% YOY in unmanaged switch ports, resulting in a commanding 45.1 and 31.7 percent ownership of the unmanaged Gigabit and 10/100 switch markets, respectively. The report further showed that D-Link owned 42.5 percent of unmanaged Gigabit and 32.0 percent of unmanaged 10/100 switching revenue in 2004.

The In-Stat 4Q 2004 Ethernet Switch Market Analysis report also supports D-Links #1 position worldwide for unmanaged switching in 2004, reinforcing D-Links double digit percentage lead in the worldwide unmanaged Gigabit switch market.

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