ARMONK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2003--IBM (NYSE:
HP Declines in All Key Segments
IBM today announced that the company gained world wide server
factory revenue market share in all key segments in the first quarter
of calendar 2003, as compared to the same quarter last year, according
to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker.(1) HP, which merged with
Compaq in May, 2002, lost significant share in overall servers, x86
servers, UNIX(R) servers, Linux servers and blade servers compared
with the same period last year, when HP and Compaq were separate
IBM was the among the fastest growing vendors in terms of its
market share gains in the overall server market, the UNIX server
market, the x86 server market and in the blade server market.
In overall servers, IBM gained 2.5 points of worldwide revenue
share in the first quarter, outgrowing Dell's 1.5 points of share and
outpacing HP, which lost 2.6 points of share
In UNIX servers, IBM was the only vendor among the top three UNIX
server vendors to gain market share, adding 5 points of worldwide
revenue share in the first quarter. HP lost 1.2 points of share and
Sun lost 1.0 points of share.
In x86 servers, IBM gained 1.8 points of worldwide revenue share,
outpacing Dell's growth of 1.5 points of share. IBM has now outgrown
Dell in each of past four quarters. In the first quarter of 2003, HP
lost 4.0 points of share in the x86 server market.
In Linux servers, IBM gained 0.8 points of share, while HP lost
4.5 points of worldwide revenue share in the first quarter.
In the hottest segment of the server market, blade servers, IBM
gained the number one spot, capturing 24.5 percent of worldwide
revenue market share. In contrast, HP lost 40 points of share.
IBM is the vendor with the fastest growing server market-share in
the many major segments of the worldwide server market (1). For more
information about IBM, visit
(1) Source: IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, May 2003.
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