CAD industry to maintain growth in the face of economic downturn

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 24th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, Calif—March 24, 2008—Jon Peddie Research announces the release of the CAD report for 2008 to 2012. The CAD industry has been undergoing a remarkable renaissance over the last five years as a result of several factors. Among those factors are hardware advances that put 64-bit, multi-core computers into the mainstream. In addition, there is broadening acceptance of 3D techniques. And finally, the marriage of CAD visualization with information management helps redefine the CAD industry and extend its relevance throughout the enterprise. In an industry known for a conservative rate of change, there is a significant shift taking place as smaller…

Jon Peddie Research: strong Q4’07 for graphics add-in board vendors

Posted by Webmaster on March 10th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA—March 10th 2008—When it came to the market for graphics add-in boards, 2007 was a very mixed bag. The year started poorly with a very disappointing Q1, but then bounced up in Q2 and rebounded even more strongly in Q3. So how would the market close out the year in Q4, with another move up or a return back down? Coming as welcome news to all with a vested interest in the market, Jon Peddie Research reports the fourth quarter was the strongest of the year. Following on the heels of the previous quarters’ upswing, Q4 saw a big jump…

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…