Results mixed for the graphics add-in board market in Q1’08: Jon Peddie Research

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 19th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, Calif—May 19, 2008—The first quarter often presents a mixed bag for graphics add-in board vendors, and Q1’08 was no exception. After completing its tabulations, Jon Peddie Research reports both gains and declines for the quarter, depending on the perspective. Sequentially, units were down around 8% from the fourth quarter of ’07 (to 24.4 million), with revenue down just over 20%. But while the sequential view was down, the year-to-year picture reveals an increase of 18% (units), indicating improved market health. When considering the cyclical nature of the business, a soft first quarter shouldn’t surprise. Especially in a market where the…

Overall GPU Market dropped 5.6% from Q4’2007

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 30th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, Calif—April 30, 2008—Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the first calendar quarter of 2008. Traditionally, the first quarter has flat to negative growth for the computer industry as retailers and OEMs sell what's left from the holiday season; and this year was no different, in fact the quarter saw the biggest drop since 2005.   2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Q1 growth from Q4 5.18% -3.65% -7.63% -5.96% -3.37% -5.42% -5.59% Table 1: Growth rates from Q4 to Q1 from…

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…