Lenovo Group's share of Asian PC sales, excluding Japan, rose to 12.1%, up from 10.7%, pushed by second quarter sales, according to International Data Corp (IDC). However, the gain did not return Lenovo to the 12.9% share it had in the same quarter last year. PC manufacturers altogether shipped 7.8 million units in the region in the second quarter, up 19.6%, from Q2 2003. IDC said 3.7 million units were sold in the mainland during the quarter. Lenovo is still the region's top seller with shipments of about 943,000 units – up 14.1% year on year. But HP was gaining fast, increasing sales 35.7% year on year to 865,000 units. IBM unit sales grew by 27.5%, to 608,000.