Sun Microsystems continues as the world's top UNIX workstation vendor

By Jeremy Reed (Send Email)
Posted May 29, 2002


Sun Microsystems, Inc. continues as the world's top UNIX workstation vendor with 68 percent market share for global shipments and 25 million in global revenue according to Q1CY'02 results from analyst firm IDC. In shipments terms, Sun outpaced all competitors combined. In revenue terms, Sun's year-over-year gain of three percent, compared to IBM's loss of five percent, extended Sun's share to 42 percent of the market.

These latest results follow Sun's position as the number one UNIX worldwide workstation vendor for calendar year 2001 according to IDC. This top position, according to the analyst firm, has been held by Sun in revenue terms for 14 consecutive years. Sun Microsystems, Inc. continues as the world's top UNIX workstation vendor with 68 percent market share for global shipments and 25 million in global revenue according to Q1CY'02 results from analyst firm IDC. In shipments terms, Sun outpaced all competitors combined. In revenue terms, Sun's year-over-year gain of three percent, compared to IBM's loss of five percent, extended Sun's share to 42 percent of the market. (Press Release)

"Sun Microsystems has maintained its leadership position in the Unix/RISC-based workstation market by consistently meeting the needs of its extensive installed base while aggressively expanding into new verticals and segments," said Kara Yokley, research manager in IDC's workstation program. "Customers value Sun's vision, innovation, and, most of all, its dedication to the UltraSPARC processor technology and Solaris Operating Environment for technical markets. With its recent introduction of new personal visualization systems, Sun is well-positioned to further extend its share in the traditional workstation market."

Sun's 64-bit workstations, from the sub-,000 Sun Blade 100 to the high-end Sun Blade 2000, serve the mission-critical computing needs of customers in software engineering, electronic design, classified defense, geoengineering and hundreds of universities and governments around the world. For more information, go to http://sun.com/desktop.

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