IDC Worldwide PC Microprocessor 3Q10 Stats

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments and revenues in the third calendar quarter of 2010 (3Q10) increased 2.1% and 2.5%, respectively, compared to 2Q10. Worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments and revenues in the third calendar quarter of 2010 (3Q10) increased 8.6% and 24.1%, respectively, compared to the third quarter of 2009. The findings were published in IDC’s latest PC processor study, Worldwide PC Microprocessor 3Q10 Vendor Shares.

Worldwide PC Microprocessor 3Q10 Highlights

  • Mobile PC processor unit shipments rose 1.6% (compared to 2Q10)
  • PC server processors rose 4.1% (compared to 2Q10)
  • Desktop PC processors rose 2.4% (compared to 2Q10)
  • Mobile PC processor unit shipments rose 13.3% (compared to 3Q09)
  • PC server processors rose 24.4% (compared to 3Q09)
  • Desktop PC processors rose 1.7% (compared to 3Q09)
  • Worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments and revenues increased 2.1% and 2.5%, respectively (compared to 2Q10)
  • Compared to 3Q09, worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments and revenues increased 8.6% and 24.1%, respectively
  • The average sequential change in unit shipments between a calendar year’s second quarter and its third quarter is an increase of 10.6%
  • For revenues, the average sequential change is an increase of 9.0%
  • Increases represent lower performance than usual for a third calendar quarter
  • Market demand for processors was weak in July and in August
  • Intel earned 80.4% unit market share, a loss of 0.3%
  • AMD earned 19.2%, a gain of 0.2%
  • VIA Technologies earned 0.4%, a gain of 0.1%
  • Intel earned 85.9% share in the mobile PC processor segment, a loss of 0.2%
  • AMD finished the quarter with 13.7% in the mobile PC processor segment, unchanged
  • VIA earned 0.4% in the mobile PC processor segment, a gain of 0.2%
  • In the PC server/workstation processor segment, Intel finished with 93.7% market share, a gain of 0.2%
  • AMD earned 6.3% in the PC server/workstation processor segment, a loss of 0.2%
  • In the desktop PC processor segment, Intel earned 71.8%, a loss of 0.4%
  • AMD earned 27.8% in the desktop PC processor segment, a gain of 0.5%
  • VIA earned 0.4% in the desktop PC processor segment

More information: IDC Worldwide PC Microprocessor 3Q10 Vendor Shares