Mercury Research confirmed that Intel took back a small amount of market share in the desktop and mobile PC space during the fourth quarter of 2020.
Intel reported strong profits and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, driven by record pandemic-fuelled PC sales of 33 per cent.
Qualcomm has purchased Nuvia, an Arm CPU start-up, and will use the company's technology to beef up its smartphone and PC CPUs.
Google has bought Neverware, and will make its CloudReady technology to add ChromeOS to older PC hardware part of ChromeOS in the future.
Think the PC is dead? Not right now. In fact, notebook PC sales are expected to grow by a whopping 26.4 per cent during the fourth quarter.
Driven by sales of AMD's mobile Ryzen 4000, Intel's chief competitor has captured more share in the notebook market than at any time in history.
PC graphics sales are way up, as the pandemic has spurred consumers to buy many more computers than in the previous quarter.
Gamers will buy $2.6 billion in new PCs, CPUs, GPUs and more just to play the 2020 reboot of Microsoft Flight Simulator, an analyst predicts.
PC buyers and builders will have to wait until late next year for Intel's first 10nm desktop processor, and even longer for 7nm processors.
According to reports, Microsoft is even more explicitly pushing its upcoming Windows 10X as a competitor for Chromebooks and Chrome OS.
While the first quarter saw PC sales plunge, both Gartner and IDC reported a big positive swing as quarantined workers bought PCs and Chromebooks.
Intel launches new Core vPro chips for desktop and mobile PCs, as well as Xeon chips for servers.
Gartner predicts that sales of PCs, tablets, and smartphones will slowly drop through 2022, as the Windows 7 to Windows 10 transition ends.
IDC and Gartner have reported that the PC market grew during the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year.
The PC market grew in the third quarter of 2019 year over year, largely due to looming tariffs and the end of the road for Windows 7.
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