Asian Fibre Channel market grew 43.3% in 2003

In 2003, the Fibre Channel switch market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan registered healthy growth in terms of total revenue and port shipments, fueled by recoveries in shipments of servers and storage devices that connect to Fibre Channel SANs. Overall port shipments grew 91.1% in 2003, reaching 147,300 ports which raised Fibre Channel market revenue by 43.3% from $88.4 million in 2002 to $126.7 million in 2003. The three largest markets for FC switches in 2003 were PRC at $35.2 million, Australia at $25.9 million, and Korea at $22.4 million, although the smaller country markets in the region also registered significant sales.