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WW Server Shipments Grow 7% Growth, while Revenue Up Only 4%

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Worldwide server shipments in 2007 increased 7.4% last year, while worldwide server revenue grew 3.8%, according to Gartner, Inc.

“The server market did exhibit growth for Q4 and for the year as a whole,” says Jeffrey Hewitt, research VP at Gartner. “In fact, Q4 climbed almost 11% in shipments and just under 3% in revenues in spite of the fact that there have been concerns about a slowdown due to downturns in certain economic sectors of particular geographies.”

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25 Million Home Theater PCs Installed Worldwide by 2013

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25 Million Home Theater PCs Installed Worldwide by 2013

While a multitude of non-PC devices will play a role in the connected living room of the future, that doesn’t means the PC will fade away. In fact, according to a new study from ABI Research, PCs are destined to play an ever-increasing role in the management, distribution and playback of multimedia content in the home, with both network-connected PC media servers and in-living room PCs growing in adoption over time.  

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Gartner Lowers PC Forecast for 2008

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Worldwide PC shipments may total 293 million units in 2008 (up 10.9%) but Gartner if global economic “headwinds” could push growth down to single digits. 

Mobile PCs exhibit strong momentum, emerging-market growth is robust, and desk-based PC replacements start to stir. However, a deepening U.S. recession, possibility of a sharp slowdown in China's economy after the Beijing Olympics, and higher prices of oil mean global PC shipments face increasing economic “headwinds.& Continue reading...

8 EU States Ahead of US in Broadband

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8 EU States Ahead of US in BroadbandDenmark, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden are world leaders in broadband with penetration rates over 30% by end of 2007, says the European Commission’s 13th Progress Report on the Single Telecoms Market.


UK, Belgium, Luxembourg and France also had penetration rates higher than US (22.1%) in July 2007. 19 million broadband lines were added in the EU in 2007 (more than 50,000 households every day). The broadband sector generated revenues of € 62 billion and Europe’s overall penetration Continue reading...

802.11n Router: Prices Drop 6.7% in January.

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Context SalesWatch Distribution (data for France, Germany &UK) says the Average Selling Price (ASP) of 802.11n routers reached 111 euro in January 2008 (down 6.7% from 119 (excl. VAT) in Dec. 2007).


Vendors with the most significant ASP drops in January: Linksys (94 euros), Belkin (91 euros), U.S. Robotics (110 euros), AVM (152 euros) and SMC (43 euros). Distributor pricing was mostly stable for other vendors such as Netgear, D-Link, and slightly upwards for Apple.

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