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Chip Sales Rise Significantly

Aug 23, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

"As economists debate the future of the global economy, microprocessor sales and revenue are seeing a significant upturn. Are they are harbinger of overall economic growth?

"The PC microprocessor market got a shot in the arm in the second quarter of this year, according to a study released Thursday by IDC that suggested system makers bought more chips at a higher price.

"The research firm said that worldwide PC microprocessor shipments and revenues increased 3.6 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively, in the second quarter of 2010. Historically, the average sequential change in unit shipments between the first and second quarter of a calendar year is an increase of 1.6 percent, while the average sequential change in revenues is negative 2.8 percent, leading IDC to note that this quarter's results represent better performance than usual."

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