Intel gains 81% unit market share
Global PC microprocessor shipments increased 39% in the first calendar quarter of 2010, compared to the same period last year, while total market revenue was up by 40.4% compared to 1Q09, according to new data from market intelligence firm IDC.
According to the report, mobile PC processors declined 6.3% quarter over quarter, desktop PC processors declined 5.1% quarter over quarter, and PC server processors declined 1.4% quarter over quarter.
Shane Rau, director of semiconductors: personal computing research at IDC, said: “Intel’s new Core processors and AMD’s new Athlon processors are ramping, and at a time when, IDC believes, consumers and corporations will be anticipating a much healthier 2010 and looking for more value than just low price in their PCs.
In the quarter, Intel earned 81% unit market share, a gain of 0.5%, while AMD earned 18.8%, a loss of 0.6%, and VIA Technologies earned 0.2%.
By form factor, Intel earned 87.8% share in the mobile PC processor segment, a gain of 0.5%. AMD finished the quarter with 12.1%, a loss of 0.6%, and VIA earned 0.1%. In the PC server/workstation processor segment, Intel finished with 90.2% market share, a gain of 0.4% and AMD earned 9.8%, a loss of 0.4%. In the desktop PC processor segment, Intel earned 71.7%, a gain of 0.6%, AMD earned 28.0%, a loss of 0.7%, and VIA earned 0.3%.
IDC forecasts PC processor unit growth to be 15.1% in 2010. Mr Rau, added: “IDC will be watching 2Q10 very closely. Specifically, we’ll be watching for the expected improvement in corporate IT spending and talking to PC component suppliers to make sure that, after a long period of anemic capital expenditures, they believe end demand is solid and are bringing new capacity online.”