Intel earned 80.7% share of global PC processor market
Global PC microprocessor unit shipments and revenues in the second quarter of 2010 increased by 3.6% and 6.2%, respectively, compared to first quarter of 2010, according to new study from market research firm IDC.
The study revealed that average sequential change in unit shipments between a calendar year’s first quarter and its second quarter is an increase of 1.6%. For revenues, the average sequential change is a decrease of -2.8%.
Looking at market performance by PC form factor, mobile PC processor unit shipments rose 6.5% quarter over quarter, PC server processors rose 6.1% quarter over quarter, and desktop PC processors declined -0.1% quarter over quarter.
IDC said that in Q2 2010, Intel earned 80.7% share of the worldwide PC processor market, a loss of 0.3%, while AMD earned 19.0%, a gain of 0.2%, and VIA Technologies earned 0.3%.
In 2Q10 unit share by form factor, Intel earned 86.1% share in the mobile PC processor segment, a loss of -1.7%. AMD finished the quarter with 13.7%, a gain of 1.6%, and VIA earned 0.2%.
In the PC server/workstation processor segment, Intel finished with 93.5% market share, a gain of 3.3% and AMD earned 6.5%, a loss of 3.3%. In the desktop PC processor segment, Intel earned 72.2%, a gain of 0.5%, AMD earned 27.3%, a loss of 0.7%, and VIA earned 0.5% share, according to the report.
Shane Rau, director of semiconductors: personal computing research at IDC, said: "Such a sequential increase in PC processor shipments alone would have been enough to conclude that the first half was strong for the market. However, a modest rise in revenues, too, points directly to a rise in average selling prices. System makers bought more and higher-priced PC processors in 2Q10 than in 1Q10.
"Likely, the second half of the year will be seasonal given the early build for Intel’s Sandy Bridge and AMD’s Fusion architecture launches, but lower than the year-over-year growth seen in the first half of the year. 2011 remains a wildcard in terms of sustainable unit growth."