Only 23% of printers in China are inkjets

China’s hardcopy peripheral market share of inkjet printers has fallen drastically from 31% in Q3 2007 to 23% in Q4 2007, according to IDC. Sales of laser printers were also higher than inkjet printers for the first time in Q4 2007. Laser printers accounted for nearly 30% of the total printing peripheral market in Q4 2007. IDC predicts that the total shipment of laser printers will surpass inkjet printers in 2008, making laser printers the key product in China’s printing peripheral market.

Inkjet and laser multifunction peripherals enjoyed a healthy growth of 11% and 13% respectively in Q4 2007 in China

Both the inkjet and laser multifunction peripherals enjoyed a healthy growth of 11% and 13% respectively in Q4 2007 in China, according to IDC. The demand from the public, education and financial sectors increased the sales of the SDM (Serial Dot Matrix) printer, resulting in a 16% increase in Q4 2007. IDC expects demand for SDM printers to continue through 2008.

Global external disk storage systems in 2007

Vendor 2007 Revenue Market Share 2006 Revenue Market Share Growth, YTY
1. EMC $3,995 21.6% $3,727 21.6% 7.2%
2. IBM $2,693 14.5% $2,570 14.9% 4.8%
3. HP $2,440 13.2% $2,432 14.1% 0.3%
4. Dell $1,646 8.9% $1,406 8.1% 17.0%
4. Hitachi $1,487 8.0% $1,360 7.9% 9.3%
4. Network Appliance $1,482 8.0% $1,243 7.2% 19.2%
Others $4,789 25.8% $4,543 26.3% 5.4%
All Vendors $18,531 100% $17,281 100% 7.2%
Source: IDC

Global disk storage systems market in 2007

Vendor 2007 Revenue Market Share 2006 Revenue Market Share Growth, YTY
1. IBM $5,289 20.1% $5,124 20.7% 3.2%
1. HP $5,111 19.4% $4,996 20.2% 2.3%
3. EMC $3,995 15.2% $3,727 15.1% 7.2%
4. Dell $2,471 9.4% $2,099 8.5% 17.7%
5. Hitachi $1,522 5.8% $1,393 5.6% 9.3%
5. Network Appliance $1,482 5.6% $1,243 5.0% 19.2%
Others $6,465 24.6% $6,123 24.8% 5.6%
All Vendors $26,335 100% $24,705 100% 6.6%
Source: IDC

Global disk storage systems market in Q4 2007

Vendor 4Q07 Revenue Market Share 4Q06 Revenue Market Share Growth, YTY
1. IBM $1,720 22.9% $1,670 23.9% 3.0%
2. HP $1,362 18.1% $1,349 19.3% 1.0%
3. EMC $1,200 16.0% $1,059 15.2% 13.3%
4. Dell $671 8.9% $595 8.5% 12.7%
5. Sun $428 5.7% $369 5.3% 16.1%
5. Hitachi $410 5.4% $356 5.1% 14.9%
Others $1,724 22.9% $1,588 22.7% 8.6%
All Vendors $7,515 100.0% $6,985 100.0% 7.6%
Source: IDC

Open SAN market grew 17.2% in Q4 2007

In the Open SAN market, which grew 17.2% YOY, EMC lead with 24.3% revenue share, followed by IBM with 17.5%. The NAS market grew 10.5% year over year, led by EMC with 41.2% revenue share and followed by Network Appliance with 28.3% share. The iSCSI SAN market continues to show strong momentum, posting 74.9% revenue growth compared to the prior year’s quarter. Network Appliance continues to lead the market with 19.6% share, followed by EMC with 17.4% share, according to IDC.

NAS storage grew 15.8% in Q4 2007

The total network disk storage market (NAS Combined with Open SAN) posted 15.8% YTY growth in Q4 2007 to more than $3.9 bln. EMC continues to maintain its leadership in the total network storage market with 27.8% revenue share, followed by IBM and HP with 15.4% and 12.5% revenue share, respectively, according to IDC.