"Worldwide PC microprocessor units and revenue showed
uncharacteristic growth during the second quarter of 2010,
according to IDC. Mobile units rose while desktops fell, and Intel
dominated all categories.
"According to the research firm, unit-shipment change between
first and second quarters generally averages 1.6 percent, and
revenue change averages a decrease of -2.8 percent. However, the
2010 second quarter saw increases of 3.6 and 6.2, respectively.
""Such sequential increase in PC processor shipments alone would
have been enough to conclude that the first half was strong for the
market," Shane Rau, an IDC director of research, said in a