Global server market up 5.2% in Q4 2006

Factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew 5.2% YTY to $15.2 bln in Q4 2006, marking the third consecutive quarter of positive growth. Worldwide server unit shipment growth was flat in Q4 2006 when compared with the year-ago period. For the full year 2006, worldwide server revenue grew 2.0% to $52.3 bln, while worldwide unit shipments grew 5.9% to 7.5 mln units. This represents the highest annual server revenue since the market peaked in 2000.

Server market in Q4 2006
Q4 2006 Q4 2005 Growth
Vendor Sales Share Sales Share YTY
IBM $5,765 37.9% $5,555 38.4% 3.8%
Hewlett-Packard $4,086 26.8% $3,887 26.9% 5.1%
Sun Microsystems $1,473 9.7% $1,184 8.2% 24.4%
Dell $1,425 9.4% $1,392 9.6% 2.4%
Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens $623 4.1% $606 4.2% 2.8%
Others $1,847 12.1% $1,840 12.7% 0.4%
All Vendors $15,218 100.0% $14,463 100.0% 5.2%
Source: IDC