Strong demand from corporations is driving demand for server computers, according to a report in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan?s largest business daily.
Financial deregulation and other sea changes in the Japanese economy are increasing corporate demand for servers that manage information networks, according to the report.
NEC is forecasting that server shipments will jump 100 percent year-to-year in the April-September period. Compaq?s Japan arm, the second-largest supplier, and IBM Japan expect the same level of growth, while Fujitsu sees 80 percent growth, the report said.
IBM Japan also expects a 20-30 percent increase in shipments of its AS/400 series of computers.