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CPU sales show uncharacteristic growth, IDC says

Aug 20, 2010, 09:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Maisto)

"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 statement."

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