$49 bln of servers sold in 2004, IBM got 33.3% market share

According to IDC, factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew 5.1% to $14.4 bln in Q4 2004, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of positive growth. Worldwide server unit shipments growth slowed modestly to 15.7% in Q4 2004 when compared with the year-ago period. For the full year 2004, worldwide server revenue grew 6.2% to $49.0 bln, while worldwide unit shipments grew 19.3% to 6.3 mln units. IBM led the overall server market in 2004 with 33.3% revenue share, followed by HP with 26.6% share.