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IBM Gains Server Revenue Share in Key Market Segments

Takes Top Revenue Spot in the Hot Blade Server Segment IBM Outgrows Dell in the x86-Based Servers

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 30 May 2003: 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® servers, Linux servers and blade servers compared with the same period last year, when HP and Compaq were separate companies.

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.