This IDC study forecasts the overall unit shipments, revenue, and average selling prices of the worldwide PC microprocessor unit (MPU) market for 2012–2016. The study also forecasts MPUs designed for desktop PCs, mobile PCs, and PC servers, breaking down the number of unit shipments by the architecture of the cores inside each MPU (x86, ARM, and other).
"The PC processor market remains the biggest single segment of the PC chip market. It will have increasing pull on the rest of the chips inside the typical PC over the forecast period." — Shane Rau, research vice president, Computing Semiconductors
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, NVIDIA Corporation, HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd., STMicroelectronics N.V., Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., Calxeda, QUALCOMM Incorporated, Cavium, Inc., ARM Limited, Samsung