Market research firm Jon Peddie reports the workstation market showed some recovery in the second quarter. Check out the The Tech Report article for details on the professional graphics card market.
According to the research firm, the second quarter "showed some much-needed consistency in the market, adding more evidence that demand has bottomed and a recovery is in the offing." Workstation vendors shipped a total of around 602,100 systems worth $1.16 million in the second quarter, up from 576,700 shipments and $1.11 million in revenue in Q1. The fourth quarter of last year had seen 764,300 workstation shipments and $1.58 million in revenue.
Average selling prices actually rose by half a percent in Q2, as well, despite having fallen 7.1% the quarter before. JPR attributes the mostly flat growth to "stabilizing demand" and the launch of Intel's Xeon 5500-series processors.