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The Workstation Market Remains Solid with 503.8 Thousand Workstations Shipped in the Second Quarter of 2005, Making Nearly $1.3 billion.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Workstation Report Series (Vol. 4) - Professional Computing Markets and Technologies to their offering.

2005 is shaping up to be a solid year for the workstation and professional graphics market. The workstation circa 2005 no longer looks much like the platform that made its mark during the market's boom years of the 80's and 90's. Yet the workstation is alive and well, still a critical and viable platform serving the demands of today's professional users. Workstation vendors shipped 503.8 thousand branded workstations in the second quarter of 2005, accounting for almost $1.3 billion in revenue.

The "Workstation Report: Professional Computing Markets and Technologies," written by workstation industry expert and Senior Analyst Alex Herrera, is a semi-annual report that explores and analyzes the technology and market forces shaping today's workstations. With in-depth attention to the major vendors driving the workstation platform, as well as a detailed quarterly sizing of the marketplace for both workstations and professional graphics hardware, the Workstation Report provides the broadest in-depth assessment of the workstation industry today. The comprehensive new September 2005 contains 500 pages, with 223 figures and 79 tables.

Some key areas explored in the new issue are:

--Revenue trending up, with ASPs stabilizing on new platform technologies

--Traditional Proprietary Workstations are changing colors

--AMD's platform share more than doubles, but Intel not suffering--at least not yet

--Multi-core architectures and the industry's response to the power challenge

--Scalable graphics back in vogue

Over the years the definition of a workstation has changed as vendors try to balance the needs of their most demanding customers in a computer market that naturally evolves toward commoditization. What is called a workstation is not necessarily a workstation to the people who need it to perform certain tasks. As for the workstation users, their jobs have become even more demanding as more compute power has become available to them.

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