PC Chip Slaughter to Continue, Forecast Says

Schachter, Ken
February 2009
Red Herring;2/12/2009, p6
Trade Publication
The article predicts the continued decline of personal compute (PC) microprocessor sales worldwide in 2009, according to a report from IDC. The sharp decline comes despite strong sales of Intel's Atom microprocessor used in Netbooks, small laptops that offer online access while sacrificing some higher-end amenities, according to the report. According to IDC, the fourth quarter's 17 percent unit-shipment decline versus the prior quarter was the worst since it began keeping records.


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