Indian printer market to grow at 8.9% a year

The combined market for printers, multifunction products and copiers in India will grow at an 8.9% compound annual growth rate through 2011, with shipments increasing to 3.6 mln units. Flatbed MFPs will see the highest growth with a 20.0% CAGR through 2011, Gartner says.

Storage market in Q2 2007

The total network disk storage market (NAS Combined with Open SAN) posted a healthy 12.8% YTY growth in Q2 2007 to $3.1 bln. EMC continues to maintain its leadership in the total network storage market with 26.9% revenue share, followed by HP and IBM with 14.7% and 12.1% revenue share. In the Open SAN market, which reached $2.4 bln and grew 14.2% YTY, EMC was #1 vendor with 23.8% revenue share, followed by HP with 17.1%. The NAS market grew 7.8% year over year to $639 mln, led by EMC with 38.5% revenue share and followed by Network Appliance with 27.0% share. The iSCSI SAN market continues to show strong momentum, posting 57.2% revenue growth year over year, reaching $191 mln in Q2 2006. Network Appliance continues to lead the market with 21.3% share, followed by EMC with 16.8% share.

Global disk storage market in Q2 2007
  Q2 2007 Q2 2006 Growth
Vendor Revenue, mln.$ Share Revenue, mln. $ Share YTY
HP $1,270 20.6% $1,1241 21.4% 2.3%
IBM $1,184 19.3% $1,131 19.5% 4.7%
EMC $920 15.0% $830 14.3% 10.8%
Dell $603 9.8% $489 8.4% 23.4%
Sun $379 6.2% $391 6.7% -3.1%
Others $1,794 29.2% $1,724 29.7% 4.1%
All Vendors $6,149 100.0% $5,806 100.0% 5.9%
Source: IDC

External disk storage systems up 6.2% in Q2 2007

Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues in Q2 2007 grew 6.2% from Q2 2006 to $4.3 bln, marking 18 consecutive quarters of YTY growth. For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market grew to $6.1 bln up 5.9% from Q2 2006. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped grew 50.1% from Q2 2006, reaching 1.2 exabytes.

Global external disk storage revenues in Q2 2007
  Q2 2007 Q2 2006 Growth
Vendor Revenue, mln. $ Share Revenue, mln. $ Share YTY
EMC $920 21.4% $830 20.5% 10.8%
HP $619 14.4% $620 15.3% -0.3%
IBM $584 13.6% $558 13.8% 4.7%
Dell $405 9.4% $327 8.1% 23.8%
Hitachi $348 8.1% $332 8.2% 4.7%
Others $1,423 33.1% $1,380 34.1% 3.1%
All Vendors $4,299 100.0% $4,048 100.0% 6.2%
Source: IDC

768 mln hard drives to ship by 2011

Despite healthy growth in non-PC applications, the traditional PC/server markets consumed 82.8% of all hard disk drives shipped in 2006. Gartner predicts traditional markets will continue to consume more than 70% of all HDDs as shipments expand from 435 mln in 2006 to 768 mln in 2011.

16.6 mln automotive hard drives to ship by 2013

Shipments of HDDs for automotive infotainment systems are expected to reach 16.6 mln units by 2013, nearly five times the 3.5 mln in 2006. Automotive HDD shipments will rise at a CAGR of 25.1% from 2006 to 2013, making hard drives the fastest-growing storage solutions for cars in the coming years, iSuppli says.

82% of companies do not have budgets for storage expenditures

74% of respondents to a Storewiz survey say they are interested in reducing the size of stored data and management time by one-third, with 71% interested in cutting their backup time by an equal margin. 82% of companies do not have the budget for storage expenditures in the current quarter. 39% of participants in the study are managing more than 10TB of data with 7% handling more than 100. Most respondents anticipate an 11 to 25% annual storage growth rate (48%) followed by those expecting a 1 to 10% increase (36%). 12% forecast between a 26 and 50% rate with 4% expecting more than 50% growth. 28% of those surveyed are seeing power consumption associated with their data storage rise by as much as 50%.

NAS market to generate $3.4 bln in 2011

The network-attached storage market will reach more than $3.4 bln in 2011, up from $1.7 bln in 2006, with a compound annual growth rate of 15%. Growth will be driven by fast-growing unstructured file data and simpler products for small businesses, Gartner reports.

65.1 mln car navigation systems to ship by 2012

Consumers’ appetite for car navigation and Global Position Systems (GPSs) has become voracious, causing worldwide shipments of automotive navigation systems to more than triple from 2006 to 2012, iSuppli predicts. The raised awareness of navigation is now having an uplifting effect on all types of systems, including line-fit units, with iSuppli forecasting total market shipments of 65.1 mln navigation systems by 2012, more than three times the 19.8 mln shipped in 2006.

Top hard drive manufacturers in Q1 2007

Although HDD shipments increased by 12.2% in Q1 2007 compared to the same period a year ago, they declined by 4.7% from Q4 2006, according to iSuppli. If that weren’t enough, plunging prices squeezed the margins of the major HDD suppliers during the period.

Global hard driver market in Q1 2007
  Q1 2007 Q4 2006
Vendor Revenue Market Share Revenue Market Share
Seagate 39,490 34.6% 41,370 34.6%
Western Digital 24,500 21.5% 24,500 20.5%
Hitachi GST 19,630 17.2% 20,540 17.2%
Samsung 12,500 11.0% 12,460 10.4%
Toshiba 8,370 07.3% 9,970 08.3%
Fujitsu 8,054 07.1% 8,912 07.4%
Excelstor 1,512 01.3% 1,750 01.5%
Cornice –  0.0% 200 00.2%
All 114,056 100% 119,702 100%
Source: iSuppli

Printer shipments up 3% in Q1 2007

Shipments of printers and serial inkjet multifunction products increased by 3% YTY during Q1 2007, driven by strong sales of flatbed serial inkjet MFP products. Total end-user spending was down 2% during the same period at $6.45 bln.

764 mln wireless handsets to include USB by 2010

By 2010, USB will still be included in 764 mln wireless handsets shipped during the year and will be the most ubiquitous interface in the industry. However, the wireless alternative, Bluetooth, is gaining ground fast. By 2010, Bluetooth and USB will be available on nearly every handset, and WLAN and NFC will have established a significant market presence, iSuppli says.

Indian small and medium businesses to spend $330 mln on printers in 2007

Small and medium businesses (up to 999 employees) in India are on track to spend $330 mln on printers in 2007, up a robust 19% over in 2006’s $280 mln. The bulk of the fresh demand comes from small businesses (up to 99 employees), which will account for up to 75% of the country’s total SMB printer expenditure in 2007, according to AMI Partners.

146.9 mln wide-format LCD monitors to sell in 2011

Worldwide sales of wide-format LCD monitors are set to grow to 146.9 mln units by 2011, rising at a whopping Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 74.3% from only 9.1 mln units in 2006, according to iSuppli. The year 2007 alone will see end-user sales nearly quadruple to 35.8 mln units. Meanwhile, revenue will grow to $20.9 bln by 2011, rising at a 55% CAGR from $2.3 bln in 2006. In 2007, revenue will triple to $6.7 bln. By 2009, wide-format LCD monitors will account for the largest share of the LCD monitor market in terms of revenue and unit shipments, surpassing traditional-format displays, iSuppli predicts.

Hard drive industry to generate $33 bln by 2011

HDD industry will grow to over $33 bln by 2011. Over 2.5 bln HDDs will ship in the next five years to numerous applications and devices, TrendFocus says. Seagate Technology, with a market share of more than 30%, leads the HDD market, followed by Western Digital, Hitachi GST, Samsung, Fujitsu, and Toshiba are competing across a range of markets.

Hard drives up 15.5% in 2006

Global shipments of Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) rose 15.5% in 2006, as suppliers managed to capitalize on growth opportunities while shrugging off challenges including price wars, component shortages and competitive upheavals, according to iSuppli. The HDD industry in 2006 shipped 434.2 mln hard drives, up 15.5% from 375.8 mln in 2005. In Q4 2006, 119.7 mln HDDs were shipped, up 15.8% compared to the same period a year earlier and an 8.3% increase from Q3 2006. Along with strong sales to established markets in computing and consumer-electronics products, the HDD industry benefited from the rise of a new application: external hard drives. In 2006, 2.6 mln external HDDs were shipped, up 37% from 2005.

2006 hard drive sales
Supplier 2005 2006
Seagate 28.7% 33.1%
WDC 17.7% 19.6%
Hitachi GST 15.5% 16.1%
Samsung 7.2% 10.0%
Toshiba 8.7% 9.0%
Fujitsu 6.4% 6.9%
Maxtor 14.1% 3.7%
Excelstor 1.0% 1.4%
Cornice 0.4% 0.2%
GS MagicStore 0.2% 0%
Other 0% 0%
Source: iSuppli

161 exabytes of information created in 2006

In 2006, 161 exabytes of digital information were created and copied, continuing an unprecedented period of information growth. This digital universe equals approximately three mln times the information in all the books ever written ? or the equivalent of 12 stacks of books, each extending more than 93 mln miles from the earth to the sun. According to IDC, the amount of information created and copied in 2010 will surge more than six fold to 988 exabytes, a compound annual growth rate of 57%. While nearly 70% of the digital universe will be generated by individuals by 2010, most of this content will be touched by an organization along the way ? on a network, in a data center, at a hosting site, at a telephone or Internet switch, or in a backup system. The number of images captured on consumer digital still cameras in 2006 exceeded 150 bln worldwide, while the number of images captured on cell phones hit almost 100 bln. IDC is forecasting the capture of more than 500 bln images by 2010.

$600 mln spent on external hard drives in 2006

Americans spent $600 mln on external hard drives in 2006, an increase of 53% over 2005, according to NPD. Consumers bought 739.7 mln gigabytes of hard-drive storage space 2006, more than 11 times as much as they did in 2003. The average price for an external hard drive fell to $141 last year, from $197 in 2003, while the amount of storage space on the drives doubled.

21.8 mln graphics boards shipped in Q3 2006

Jon Peddie Research estimates that approximately 21.8 mln PC graphics boards shipped from major suppliers in Q3 2006, a 10.6% increase in units from Q2 2006 and a 7.7% increase over the same period the previous year. The desktop AIB graphics segment market value however continued its decline to $4.97 bln, the third consecutive Qly decline in market value after hitting a high of $5.88 in Q1 2006, and a decrease of 12.2% from Q3 2005. Nvidia-based boards gained in unit market share to 59% of the AIB market, and to 56% of market value. Aside from the two leaders, ATI/AMD and Nvidia, other GPU suppliers accounted for just $29.4 million or 0.6%.

168 mln wireless human interface devices to ship in 2012

The wireless HID (human interface device) market, which includes wireless mice, keyboards, and remote controls, has historically been dominated by products operating in the 27MHz band. But 2008 looks set to be a crossover year in which shipments of 2.4GHz-based products outstrip those running at 27MHz, thanks to wholesale product changes by major OEMs. ABI Research expects that by 2011, 2.4GHz products will account for triple the number of 27MHz products shipped. The total market for wireless HID to grow from just over 100 mln units in 2005 to over 168 mln units in 2012, at a CAGR of 8%. A respectable share of that growth may be claimed by companies such as Nordic Semiconductor and TI, which stand to profit from the shift to 2.4GHz products.