676K servers sold in EMEA market in Q4 2005

Following 10 consecutive quarters posting positive annual growth, the EMEA server market ended 2005 with a revenue slowdown. Factory revenue generated by server sales declined by 4.4% in Q4 2005 over Q4 2004 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, according to IDC. Unit shipments in EMEA, however, continued to show positive YTY growth at 11.6%. The total EMEA server market in Q4 2005 recorded factory revenue of $4.9 bln for an all-time high of 676,000 server system units shipped.