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Q2 microprocessor shipments up 10%

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:microprocessor? processor? PC market? netbook?

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In Q2, Intel earned 78.9 percent unit market share, a gain of 1.6 percent, while AMD earned 20.6 percent, a loss of 1.6 percent, and VIA Technologies earned 0.5 percent.

By form factor, Intel earned 86.9 percent share in the mobile PC processor segment, a gain of 2.6 percent; AMD finished with 12.6 percent, a loss of 2.4 percent; and VIA earned 0.5 percent. In the PC server/workstation processor segment, Intel finished with 89.9 percent market share, a gain of 0.5 percent and AMD earned 10.1 percent, a loss of 0.5 percent. In the desktop PC processor segment, Intel earned 70.2 percent and AMD earned 29.4 percent; share changes were negligible.

Having identified Intel and OEM's refreshing inventory as the major factors in Q2 and not the return of end demand, we cannot yet say that the PC processor market is recovering, it still is in weak condition, IDC said.

"Going forward," added Rau, "IDC believes that ODMs and OEMs have balanced out their inventories and so we can't rely on inventory replenishment to drive market improvements. Instead, we can only rely on what actual end demand really is, and that means we have to be cautious not to be over-exuberant that, say, the traditional back-to-school PC buying season will materialize into a bullish second half. It won't."

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