IDC's Enabling Technologies: PCs and Servers service provides strategic and tactical analysis for chip suppliers and OEMs in the general-purpose computing system markets. The PC client and server-class microprocessor market continues to face fundamental change. System-level competition among various system types such as among PCs, tablets, and smartphones on the client side and among servers, storage systems, and networking systems on the server compute side is forcing competition across the value chains for each of these system types. Vendors such as Intel and AMD are integrating components around their x86 microprocessors, segmenting their product lines and targeting new systems on a chip (SoCs) toward tablets and smartphones where ARM-based SoCs now dominate. In turn, vendors such as AppliedMicro, Cavium, and Qualcomm are positioning their SoCs in the computing markets, including client and enterprise systems.