Global server market grew 2.4% to $15.7 bln in Q3 2007

Factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew 2.4% YTY to $15.7 bln in Q3 2007, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of positive growth, according to IDC. Worldwide server unit shipments grew 9.0% YTY in Q4 2007. For the full year 2007, worldwide server revenue grew 3.6% to $54.4 bln, while worldwide unit shipments grew 6.7% to 8.0 mln units. This represents the highest annual server revenue since the market peaked in 2000 with factory revenue of more than $61.6 bln.