Jon Peddie Research the industry’s market research firm reported that overall workstation shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 3.6% from last quarter following normal seasonal shipments, representing a market value of $2.47 billion
The workstation market volume hit another record high of 1.30 million units, reflecting a year-to-year growth of 5.4%. ASPs showed surprising strength, tipping up modestly to let revenue not only hit a record of $2.47 billion but show a more robust 6.2% year-to-year growth.
A continued string of bullish results provide more evidence of the different characteristics of the workstation market leading to the contrast in the broader PC-based marketplace. Where mainstream PC buyers are increasingly reaching “good enough” levels of computing with current PCs or alternative devices, lengthening replacement cycles, buyers of workstations continue to value generation-to- generation incremental improvements in features and improvements, with expectations of increasing productivity.
Since Q1'11, virtually 100% of processors shipped into the workstation market carried one of Intel’s brands. However, AMD is making great strides in the consumer, commercial, and server markets and they have their eye on the rich workstation market.
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