Global server market down 1.9% in Q1 2006

Factory revenue in the worldwide server market declined 1.9% YTY to $11.9 bln in Q1 2006. Worldwide server unit shipments growth slowed modestly to 9.5% in Q1 2006 when compared with Q1 2005.

Global server market in Q1 2006
  Q1 2006 Q1 2005 Growth
Vendor Revenue Share Revenue Share YTY
HP $3,335 28.1% $3,345 27.7% -0.3%
IBM $3,304 27.9% $3,429 28.4% -3.6%
Dell $1,321 11.1% $1,274 10.5% 3.6%
Sun $1,274 10.8% $1,205 10.0% 5.8%
Fujitsu Siemens $823 6.9% $988 8.2% -16.8%
Others $1,796 15.2% $1,840 15.2% -2.4%
All Vendors $11,852 100.0% $12,082 100.0% -1.9%
Source: IDC

Windows servers continued to show strong growth as revenues grew 5.9% and unit shipments grew 12.9% YTY. Unix servers experienced a 7.1% decline in factory revenue YTY, while unit shipments declined 8.7% when compared with Q1 2005. Worldwide Unix revenues of more than $3.9 bln for the quarter and represented 33.2% of overall quarterly factory revenue. Linux servers posted their fifteenth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, with year-over-year revenue growth of 17.0% and unit shipments up 14.4%.