The thin and terminal client market fell 6.7 percent to 1.259 million in the third quarter of 2015, said IDC – due to strong deployments in 2014 and economic and currency pressures.
Enterprise IT vendor HP shipped 339,000 units, while the shipment of Dell was 327,000. HP has a market share of 26.9 percent in the global thin and terminal client market, while Dell share was 26 percent in Q3 2015.
IT budget constraints delayed shipments in Asia Pacific. The emerging markets continued to lag behind mature markets in terms of shipments and projected growth rates going forward.
“Furthermore, although the market is increasingly accepting of virtualized client computing, devices such as repurposed PCs and even Chromebooks in some cases, pose viable threats to mainstream thin client purchases,” said Jay Chou, research manager, IDC Worldwide PC & Enterprise Client Device Tracker.
The worldwide global thin and terminal client shipment will drop more than 6 percent to 5.1 million units in 2015.
IDC expects shipments to return to steady growth from 2016 through 2019, reaching 6.4 million units in 2019.