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Workstation market settles but remains solid in Q3’14

Posted: 12.01.14

TIBURON, Calif— December 01, 2014.

The market for workstations remains a healthy one. Jon Peddie Research, the leading research firm tracking the workstation industry, reports that the market held onto most of its previous and substantial gains, seeing its second-highest volume total in the third quarter of 2014. Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.02 million workstations last quarter, posting a 4.7% gain over the same quarter a year ago, along with a modest 2.8% quarterly decline over Q2'14's all-time high.

Looking forward, JPR Senior Analyst, Alex Herrera, expects to see the market's momentum continue. "The third quarter marked the official launch of Intel's Haswell-E processor and supporting Grantley platform, an event that triggered refreshes of every major OEM's premium deskside workstation line. But shipments of those new models didn't ramp until Q4, meaning that any subsequent volume surge would be reflected not in last quarter's results, but next quarter's."

It's the same basic story for big 3 OEMs in Q3'14

Figure 1 Workstation OEMs' market shares for Q3'14 (units)

Professional graphics hardware market remained strong in Q3'14

Mirroring the results of the workstation market it serves, the professional graphics market followed up Q2's record-high volume with a modest sequential decline, but it still managed to deliver the second-highest volume total on record. The industry, primarily composed of the Nvidia/AMD duopoly, shipped a total of approximately 1.28 million workstation-caliber GPUs in the third quarter, including both mobile modules and deskside add-in cards.

About the JPR Workstation Report

Now in its twelfth year, JPR's Workstation Report - Professional Computing Markets and Technologies has established itself as the essential reference guide for hardware and software vendors and suppliers serving the workstation and professional graphics markets.
Subscribers to the JPR Workstation Report receive two in-depth reports per year providing a comprehensive analysis of the vendors and technologies driving the workstation platform. Clients also receive four quarterly reports detailing and analyzing market results for each calendar quarter. For information about purchasing the JPR Workstation Report, please call 415- 435-9368 or visit Jon Peddie Research

Based in Tiburon, California, Jon Peddie Research provides consulting, research, and other specialized services to technology companies, including graphics development, multimedia for professional applications and consumer electronics, high-end computing, and Internet-access product development.
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A full annual subscription to the JPR Workstation Report Series is $8,000. A two issues are available for $5,000 and a single comprehensive issue, both with two quarterly results is also available for $2,500

Contact Robert Dow at JPR (Robert@jonpeddie.com)

About Jon Peddie Research
Dr. Jon Peddie has been active in the graphics and multimedia fields for more than 30 years. Jon Peddie Research is a technically oriented multimedia and graphics research and consulting firm. Based in Tiburon, California, JPR provides consulting, research, and other specialized services to technology companies in a variety of fields including graphics development, multimedia for professional applications and consumer electronics, high-end computing, and Internet-access product development.

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