Workstations continue a solid growth pace in Q3’13

Posted by Webmaster on June 4th 2013 | Permalink
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If you thought the workstation was in decline like its PC sibling, think again. Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 973.1 thousand workstations in the third quarter of 2013, marking 3.6% sequential growth in a quarter that's cyclically down, more often than not. That figure nearly eclipsed the record 1.0 million units the market set back in 2011. 2013 has proven to be a good year for the market, as it experienced its second consecutive quarter of substantial growth. Third quarter results provide continuing evidence: workstations are not PCs ... and the performances of the respective markets are on very different trend…

Nvidia winner in Q1, AMD flat, Intel down

Posted by Webmaster on May 16th 2013 | Permalink
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Quarter-to-quarter negative 2.9%—Desktop discrete sales up The news was disappointing for Intel, but encouraging for Nvidia and for AMD on the desktop. AMD lost 0.3%, quarter-to-quarter, Intel slipped 5.3%, and Nvidia increased by 3.6%. The overall PC market declined 13.7% quarter-to-quarter while the graphics market only declined 3.2% reflecting an interest on the part of consumers for double-attach—the adding of a discrete GPU to a system with integrated processor graphics. On a year-to-year basis we found that total graphics shipments during Q1’13 dropped 12.9% similar to PCs shipments declined by 12.6% overall. GPUs are traditionally a leading indicator of the market,…

The workstation market settles into more sustainable growth pattern in Q4’12

Posted by Webmaster on March 11th 2013 | Permalink
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The workstation industry expected more out of fourth quarter market results than it ended up getting. After an encouraging third quarter's results that seemed to break the market out of its recent stagnation, it looked like the clouds were beginning to clear. However, rather than basking in a mostly sunny fourth quarter, vendors instead again weathered partly cloudy conditions. All told, workstation vendors shipped about 934 thousand branded workstations, essentially flat from the third quarter's 932.3 thousand. And considering that Q4 is typically, cyclically stronger than Q3, flat isn't great. Still, while numbers on the surface weren't much to cheer about,…

Add-in board market up in Q1, AMD gains market share, despite a down quarter for PCs

Posted by Webmaster on February 25th 2013 | Permalink
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JPR found that AIB shipments during 2013 Q12013 Q1 behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, but the drop was less than the 10 year average. AIB shipments decreased 1.6% from the last quarter (the 10 year average is just -3%). Compared to the previous quarter AIB shipments were up 1, 8%, and on a year-to-year comparison, shipments were down 6.3%. The quarter in general Total AIB shipments increased this quarter, from the previous quarter by 1.8% to 14.8 million units. Nvidia continues to hold a dominant market share position at 64%; in Q1’13, AMD gained 1.4% in AIB…

AMD, Intel, and Nvidia all down in Q4 with negative 8% overall quarter-to-quarter decline

Posted by Webmaster on February 21st 2013 | Permalink
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Holding steady: 28.8 Million discrete GPUs shipped, down almost 16% over last quarter and declined 9.7% from last year. There was an 8.2% dip in overall graphics shipments in Q4 from the third quarter.  The news was disappointing for every one of the major players. AMD dropped 13.6%, Intel slipped the least, just 2.9%, and Nvidia declined the most with 16.7% quarter-to-quarter change, this coming on the heels of a spectacular third quarter. The overall PC market actually grew 2.8% quarter-to-quarter while the graphics market declined 8.2% reflecting a decline in double-attach. That may be attributed to Intel's improved embedded graphics,…

The workstation market finds its groove in Q3’12

Posted by Webmaster on December 10th 2012 | Permalink
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The clouds appear to be clearing. Workstation vendors had to be relieved by third quarter market results, as the industry found some sorely-needed footing, yielding some positive — and very welcome —  gains. Going back to fourth quarter of 2011, the workstation market had bumped into some roadblocks, suffering three consecutive down quarters. But that string was mercifully broken in the third quarter. All told, workstation vendors shipped about 932 thousand branded workstations, representing an increase of 5.5% over Q2'12. Especially considering that third quarter shipments often take a dip after Q2, that otherwise modest 5.5% figure is a sight for…

Graphics add-in board shipments seasonally up from last quarter

Posted by Webmaster on December 5th 2012 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie Research (JPR) announced estimated graphics add-in board (AIB) shipments and sales market share for Q3’12. JPR’s AIB Report tracks computer graphics boards, which carry discrete graphics chips. AIBs are used in desktop PCs, workstations, servers, and other devices such as scientific instruments. They may be either sold directly to customers as after-market products, or they may be factory installed. In all cases, AIBs represent the higher end of the graphics industry as discrete chips rather than integrated processors. JPR found that AIB shipments during Q3 2012  behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, were marginally higher on…

3D, I need to believe–But I had a dream I stood on a mountain…

Posted by Webmaster on October 12th 2012 | Permalink
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Last week we got to look at a new autostereoscopic (A3D) display for tablets. It was on a high-resolution Retina screen iPad, glasses free via a super-thin super-fine lenticular lens, and it had some novel eye-tracking software that made good use of the super powerful processors in the A4. It looked good—very good in fact. The motion videos of guys surf-boarding, playing a guitar, and some kids playing with a dog were smooth and had good parallax. There was no ghosting, and it was plenty bright due to some clever algorithmic work involving the eye-tracking. I can’t mention the company’s name…

Graphics shipments in Q2 increased 2.5% over last quarter and 5.5% over last year

Posted by Webmaster on August 16th 2012 | Permalink
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Intel led the quarter with 7.8% quarter-to-quarter growth—second quarter in a row Jon Peddie Research estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for Q2’12. The news was good, for most. Intel had gains in both desktop (13.6%) and notebook (3.8%) led mostly by Sandy Bridge. Nvidia gained in the notebook discrete segment (6%), and AMD saw gains in the discrete desktop category (2.5%). This was a good, if not a great quarter for the suppliers. We found that graphics shipments during Q2’12 bucked the downward PC trend and rose 2.7% from last quarter as compared to -1.5% for PCs overall.…

Q1 Graphics Shipments Decline 0.8% Over Last Quarter and Slip 3.38% Over Last Year

Posted by Webmaster on May 23rd 2012 | Permalink
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We've announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers' market share for Q1'12. Although this did not shape up to be a great quarter for the suppliers, it actually wasn't as bad as it could have been. We found that shipments during the first quarter of 2012 behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, declining from the previous quarter; however, this quarter's decline (of 0.8%) was less than the ten-year average of 3.1%. If we use graphics as an indicator, the industry seems to be recovering from the floods in Thailand. We have modified our forecast since the last report,…