Workstation market experiences record quarter in Q4’07, reports Jon Peddie Research

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 10th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA—March 10th 2008—In what’s become a common quarterly occurrence, Q4’07 again saw record highs in the workstation market. The market’s been on a roll, posting yearly returns in ’05 and ’06 of 22.1% and 21.2%, respectively. Now Jon Peddie Research is closing the books on calendar ’07 and reports the year finished with a bang. According to JPR, the fourth quarter saw a total of 847.9 thousand machines shipped, a new high representing 23.5% quarterly growth year-over-year. Revenue rose as well, up over the $2 billion mark for the first time, reflecting robust 19.8% growth. For the year, over 3…

Jon Peddie Research Announces IDTV Conference

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 7th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA—February 7th 2008—on Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s leading research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced the upcoming IDTV Conference, to be held in Taipei, Taiwan on May 14. JPR’s IDTV Conference is the only industry conference to focus solely on the semiconductors and software inside the TV. The stakeholders represented at the conference will include companies with expertise in silicon tuners, software, video decompression, video processing, and audio technologies. “The pace of change in the TV industry is staggering,” said Henry Choy, vice president of TV and Video Research of Jon Peddie Research in Tiburon, California.…

Overall GPU market was up an impressive 17%, notebooks lead

Posted by Jon Peddie on January 29th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA—January 29th 2008—Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s leading research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the fourth calendar quarter of 2007. Traditionally, the fourth quarter has good growth for the computer industry as retailers and OEMs sell in the holiday season; this year had the biggest jump quarter-to-quarter for the last six years.     2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Q3 growth from Q2 9.46% 12.11% 11.05% 1.47% 16.19% 0.89% 10.62% Table 1 : Growth rates from Q3 to Q4 from 2001 to 2007 Total desktop…

Jon Peddie Research: big swings continue in the market for graphics add-in boards (AIBs)

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 26th 2007 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA—November 26, 2007 —What a difference a couple of quarters can make in the dynamic market for graphics add-in boards (AIBs). Q1’07 was downright ugly, not so much with respect to units but very much so in the context of revenue and ASPs. Volume was down just modestly, but ASPs and revenue (street) were way down, off 21.2% sequentially and a huge 39.8% year-to-year. Q2’07 showed an expected bounce back to respectability, with a modest year-over-year (YoY) increase in both units and market value. But in this dynamic market, there’s not much in the way of status quo. Q1 saw…

Overall GPU market was up an astounding 20% – desktop displaced mobile

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 29th 2007 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA—October 29, 2007—Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s leading research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the third calendar quarter of 2007. Traditionally, the third quarter has good growth for the computer industry as retailers and OEMs prepare for the holiday season; this year had the biggest jump quarter-to-quarter for the last six years.   2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Q3 growth from Q2 -0.48% 18.62% 16.07% 16.20% 11.59% 12.52% 20.17% Total shipments for the quarter were 97.85 million units, up 20% in over last quarter. Compared…

Dell rebounding in the workstation market, but HP remains tight on its heels

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 10th 2007 | Permalink
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TIBURON, Calif—September 10, 2007—If you think the workstation is some last-century relic whose fortunes in the market have long since faded, think again. As Jon Peddie Research again finds with its Q2’07 tabulations, the workstation market is more than simply surviving, it’s prospering. Setting another high (by JPR records), Q2’07 saw a total of 718,000 branded workstations shipped, representing robust 17.1% year-to-year growth. Revenue was up to $1.7 billion, delivering a slightly more modest 15.8% increase, as ASPs took a 3.4% (sequential) drop. The close-tracking market for professional graphics also hit another high, with sales of 931.9 thousand units accounting for…

Nvidia is closing the gap for the #1 position in graphics, AMD loses ground and Intel is flat

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 30th 2007 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA—July 30, 2007—Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s leading research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the second calendar quarter of 2007. The results for the quarter results are available in the Q2 2007 edition of Jon Peddie’s First Look, the firm’s quarterly graphics survey. JPR’s companion report, Market Watch, provides an in-depth look at the PC graphics market and includes unit shipment and segment market share data, trend analysis, shipment forecasts, and profiles of major suppliers. Traditionally, the second quarter is slow for the computer industry. Nevertheless Q2’07…

Graphics add-in board market down in Q1’07, in a big way

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 13th 2007 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA—June 13, 2007—Perhaps the best that can be said for the add-in board market in Q1’07 is that things can’t get much worse. Jon Peddie Research has completed tabulations and analysis of the first quarter, and while the numbers weren’t good, the company reports much of the downturn should be temporary. Graphics AIB vendors shipped approximately 20.6 million units in this last quarter, down about 2.2 % sequentially and 7.4% year-to-year. While the unit story may only be a tad disappointing, revenue went downhill in a far more dramatic fashion. ASPs and total dollars spent (street) were way down to…

AMD’s presence in workstations plummets in Q1’07, reports Jon Peddie Research

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 13th 2007 | Permalink
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TIBURON, Calif—June 13, 2007—Times change, and they can change fast. As 2006 began, Intel’s Xeon was in a tailspin, while AMD’s Opteron could do no wrong. In the robust market for workstations, the roles have since reversed, with first quarter results reported from Jon Peddie Research showing Xeon has grabbed back much of the share it had lost to Opteron. The workstation market remains strong Overall, the workstation market continues to pleasantly surprise. As expected, quarterly growth rates have subsided a bit from the 25% to 35% increases (year-to-year) JPR had seen in late ’05 and early ’06, but they remain…

Volume is no promise of success: 300pg JPR report on semiconductor opportunities in handheld market

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 5th 2007 | Permalink
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Tiburon, California, June 5, 2007—Marketing and consulting firm Jon Peddie Research today announced the release of its latest 300-page report, Handheld Multimedia Devices 2nd Edition. The report is based on two years of extensive research and identifies opportunities in multimedia for semiconductor, IP, software, sensors, and tuner suppliers in handheld devices such as mobile phones. JPR has been studying, lecturing worldwide, and reporting on the handheld market since 2000 and has widely canvassed the companies and individuals in this field to obtain product information, trend data, market sizing and forecasts, and competitive issues for the current report. “Based on our extensive…