Global PC microprocessor revenues rise in 3Q-2011
On a unit basis, the PC microprocessor market increased 6.7 percent, compared to second quarter of 2011 and rose 5.2 percent compared to third quarter of 2010.
Shane Rau, director of Semiconductors: Personal Computing research at IDC, said: â€œThe average selling price (ASP) that OEMs pay for PC microprocessors rose more than 5 percent in 3Q-11 and it was the eighth quarter in a row that ASPs rose. Clearly, Intel's Sandy Bridge and AMD's Fusion microprocessors with integrated graphic processors are rising in each company's product stack and driving the price increase. At the same time, low-end processors, notably Intel's Atom processors, are declining as a percentage of the unit mix.â€
IDC said that in 3Q-11, Intel earned 80.2 percent overall worldwide unit market share, a gain of 0.9 percent, compared to 2Q-11. In 3Q-11, AMD earned 19.7 percent, a loss of 0.7 percent, compared to 2Q-11. VIA Technologies earned 0.1 percent, a loss of 0.2 percent.
In 3Q-11 by form factor, Intel earned 82.3 percent share in the mobile PC processor segment, a loss of 2.1 percent, AMD finished with 17.6 percent, a gain of 2.4 percent, and VIA earned 0.1 percent.
The research firm added that in the PC server/workstation processor segment, Intel finished with 95.1 percent market share, a gain of 0.6 percent, and AMD earned 4.9 percent, a loss of 0.6 percent. In the desktop PC processor segment, Intel earned 75.8 percent, a gain of 4.8 percent, and AMD earned 24.1 percent, a loss of 4.8 percent.
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