Guess who has the biggest share, though?
According to research firm IDC, the PC microprocessor industry shipment grew in 2011 by 3.6% compared to 2010. The revenue for the same time period grew by 13.2%, to over $41 billion.
“The average selling price (ASP) that OEMs pay for PC microprocessors rose more than 9% in 2011, making 2011 the second consecutive year of notable ASP increases,” said Shane Rau, director of Personal Computing research at IDC.
Things become rather interesting when the full market share for the year 2011 is looked into. AMD gained a total market share of 19.7%, a gain of 0.7% compared to 2010, while Intel gained 80.1% overall worldwide market share, at a loss of 0.6% compared to 2010.
For the coming year, IDC predicts that the PC microprocessor shipments will grow by 5.1% as the worldwide hard drive shortage continues to stabilize and the sales jump up due to new processors released form both Intel and AMD.