Tuesday August 02, 2011

PC Chip Shipments Flat, But Sales Up

According to this C|Net article, computer processor shipments remain flat but sales are actually up. Intel still holds almost 80% of the market while AMD has just over 20%.

Shipments of PC processors failed to gain ground during the second quarter, but revenue still inched its way higher, according to data out today from IDC. For the quarter, worldwide chip shipments rose only 0.6 percent from a year ago and fell 2.9 percent from the first quarter. Sales reached $9.49 billion, a 5.4 percent rise from 2010's second quarter but a 4 percent drop from the first quarter.