Canon enters the top 10 in this month’s Systems Index

There has been some changes in this month’s Systems Index. The big guns still occupy the top three spots i.e. IBM, Intel and Dell. But Apple and AMD have both made good gains in the top ten, each improving by two places. Sun Microsystems has dropped two spots finishing in ninth position.

Canon has been the biggest climber this month. It has increased its share of voice by a huge seven places and entered the top ten. That partly reflects the excellent growth Canon enjoyed during 2006.

Strong demand for semiconductors also helped Infineon Technologies which also rose seven spots and entered the top 30. Semiconductor demand is expected to reduce this year following a general macroeconomic slowing. Ricoh entered the top 25 this month.

LSI Logic gets the worst placement in the ‘drop chart’ this week, falling six places. Hitachi Data Systems also fell four places despite announcing that it has been positioned by Gartner in the Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays report (no surprise there then). Other losers of analyst mindshare include BenQ, NetApp, Barco and Symbol, which fell out of the top 25 altogether.

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Duncan Chapple