WW Tape Cartridge Sales at $142 Million in 3Q13
Backup tape cartridge sales amounted to $141.73 million in 3Q13
LTO accounted for 94.8% of total with sales of $134.35 million. The
media market is expected to grow to $142.62 million in the next quarter.
Total LTO sales were slightly up at 5.1 million units in Q3. LTO-6 continued
its ramp in the quarter accounting for 8% of units and 22% of dollars. LTO-5
posted significant growth in the quarter. It accounted for 37% of unit sales and
35% of dollars. LTO-4 was slightly down.
It represented 38% of units and 30% of dollars.
LTO-3 sales declined -11%. They accounted for 13% of volume and 11% of
dollars. LTO-1 was slightly up and LTO-2 was off -16%. Combined, they accounted
for 3% of units and 3% of dollars.
HP led the LTO market with a 31% share. Fuji was the second largest supplier
and IBM was third.
Q4 LTO sales are expected to ease slightly. They will be supported by growth
of LTO-6 and relatively steady volumes of LTO-5.
The DDS/DAT cartridge volume was up 13% to .40 million units
in Q3. DAT-72 accounted for 34% of unit sales and 39% of the value of the
segment. DAT-160 accounted for 29% of the value of the segment and DAT-320 sold
3%. HP led the DDS/DAT market with a 73% share. Segment dollar sales amounted to
DLT-S cartridge sales amounted to .02 million units. HP led
the segment. It was followed by Quantum and Maxell. DLT-S dollar sales are
expected to be off to $0.75 million in Q4. DLT-V sales were off at .01 million
units. Their value was $0.35 million. DLT-VS cartridges accounted for 59% of
units. Quantum led the segment with a 51% share. HP was second at 27%. Sales of
DLT-V are expected to be lower in Q4.
AIT media supports its respective installed bases of drives.
Total AIT cartridge volume in the quarter amounted to .01 million units. Sony
was the sole supplier of the product.
QIC cartridges in the quarter totaled .01
million units. Their value was $.55 million. Imation dominated the segment with
a market share of 96%.
The 8mm metal particle cartridge amounted to .01 million
units worth $0.03 million. Sony led the segment with a 53% market share.
Tandberg supplied 8 mm metal evaporated cartridges for its VXA and Mammoth
drives. Sales were .0003 million units in the quarter.
WW Market - Tape Cartridge in 3Q13
|Type of cartridge
||No. of units*
||HP, Fuji, IBM
||HP, Quantum, Maxell
|8mm metal particle
|8mm metal evaporated
WW Backup Tape Cartridge Market from 1Q13 to 3Q13
|Tape cartridge revenue*
|Share of LTO