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June 2, 2015
Jon Peddie Research has released a report on the current state of the workstation market. The firm reports that for Quarter 1 of this year, workstation and professional GPU (graphics processing unit) shipment numbers fell substantially deeper than normal.
The report states that the industry shipped 912.4 thousand workstations in Quarter 1, equaling a 11.7% decline sequentially. For GPUs, the industry shipped 1.014 units. However, Jon Peddie Research does not believe that these results are indicative of any long-term trend, the company states.
“Corporate PC sales are suffering from longer replacement cycles, as the vast majority of office-class applications don’t have a glaring need for newer, higher-performance machines. And the fact that Windows 8 is more a detriment than stimulus for new purchases isn’t helping either. The consumer PC market is feeling the same drag as the corporate market, plus it’s got the added hindrance of the continued incursion from alternative computing devices, namely smartphones and tablets. By contrast, the workstation market sees virtually none of those negative factors,” says Alex Herrera, report author.
For more information, visit Jon Peddie Research.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.