Worldwide PC Microprocessor Unit Shipments Up 7.4% Year Over Year in the First Quarter of 2011; IDC Upgrades 2011 Forecast to 10.3% Growth

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SAN MATEO, Calif., May 5, 2011 – Worldwide PC microprocessor shipments in the first calendar quarter of 2011 (1Q11) grew, compared to both 4Q10 (+1.6% quarter over quarter) and to 1Q10 (+7.4% year over year), according to the latest PC microprocessor market share study from International Data Corporation (IDC). Also, according to IDC’s latest PC microprocessor market forecast, unit shipments for the full year 2011 will grow 10.3% compared to 2010 and market revenue for the year will grow 17.6% to nearly $43 billion.

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