IDC: Shipments for PC microprocessors hit record levels

By on January 23, 2008, 8:59 AM
The number of PC processors shipped worldwide has reached new record levels for the second quarter in a row. According to IDC, total shipments during the fourth quarter of 2007 grew 8.5%, which is reflected in a 9.6% growth of revenues for this market that racked in a total of $8.7 billion.

The breakdown goes like this: processors aimed at servers grew ~17%, for mobile PCs 10.3%, and desktops 6.5%. The overall outlook seems to be positive for PC processor makers, though a decline in shipments during the first quarter is expected due to seasonality. Economic concerns should also affect shipments in the U.S., however analysts predict a strong growth for 2008.

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