Q4’21 maintains torrid—albeit unsustainable—workstation market growth

As part of its ongoing research on the workstation market, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its JPR Workstation Report Market Quarterly for Q4’21.

There will be a quarter that ends the workstation market’s historically high growth, but the fourth quarter of 2021 wasn’t it. Yet again, quarterly growth far outpaced levels any would justifiably describe as organic, with Q4 maintaining a blistering string of recent results, at 42.8% year-over-year (YoY) and 6.1% sequential.

What was even more impressive about the quarter’s yearly growth compared to that of its two sequential predecessors was the context. While strong YoY growth of 2021’s second and third quarters referenced the 2020’s pandemic-induced market low point, the fourth quarter of 2021’s 44.9% growth rate is measured relative to Q4 of 2020, which had marked a pronounced bounceback from that low point, essentially to pre-pandemic levels.

The quarter also clearly signaled a shift in the mix of workstation platforms, as the mobile workstation, the preferred platform in the work-from-home transition of the past two years, slowed its growth. JPR Workstation Report author Alex Herrera explains, “We’d been waiting to see a rebound in fixed/deskbound workstations as the pandemic receded and workers returned to offices. After delays in that plan due to COVID-19 variants and surges, it would appear businesses are finally committing to a return and starting to update offices with more traditional fixed machines. I expect the next couple of quarters to follow suit, with strong fixed sales.”

Providing the most comprehensive look at the workstation market available, the JPR Workstation Report Market Quarterly for Q4’21 delves into breadth and depth across all slices of the workstation and professional GPU markets, including:

  • Complete breakdown of traditional workstation market by units, revenue, platforms, key components, verticals, geography, and vendors
  • Workstation market forecast
  • Complete breakdown of workstation GPU market by units and revenue, across product classes (including integrated graphics) and vendors

In addition to four quarterly reports focused on market results, a subscription to the JPR Workstation Report includes two revisions of the JPR Workstation Report Semi-Annual, a complete reference manual on the workstation, and professional graphics businesses. Anything you want to know about the markets, technologies, and industry players can be found in this all-inclusive report.

Pricing and availability

JPR’s Workstation report is available in electronic editions and sells for $5,000 single copy and $8,800 for a year’s subscription which includes six reports and consulting time.

JPR also publishes a series of reports on the graphics Add-in-Board Market and PC Gaming Hardware Market, which covers the total market, including system and accessories, and looks at 31 countries.

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About Jon Peddie Research

Dr. Jon Peddie has been active in the graphics and multimedia fields for more than 30 years. Jon Peddie Research is a technically oriented multimedia and graphics research and consulting firm. Based in Tiburon, California, JPR provides consulting, research, and other specialized services to technology companies in a variety of fields including graphics development, multimedia for professional applications and consumer electronics, high-end computing, and Internet-access product development. JPR’s Market Watch is a quarterly report focused on the market activity of PC graphics controllers for notebook and desktop computing.