Atom Leads CPU Shipments to All-Time Record, IDC Says

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November 9, 2009, 11:36 am

Microprocessor shipments rose to an all-time record level during the third quarter of 2009, according to IDC. Compared to the previous quarter, shipments of mobile PC processors such as Intel’s Atom jumped 35.7 percent, while processor shipments overall were up 23 percent, the research firm says.

In its new report, “Worldwide PC Microprocessor 3Q09 Vendor Shares,” IDC cites the market’s excellent performance,” adding that “demand for PCs — particularly mobile PCs — is healthy.” The overall quarter-on-quarter growth rate of 23 percent was “double the normal growth in unit shipments for the same period,” IDC added…

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