18 Sep '12, 3am

PC share of DRAM market dips below 50% for first time, IHS says

PC share of DRAM market dips below 50% for first time, IHS says Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 18 September 2012] In yet another sign that the technology industry has entered the post-PC era, personal computers during the second quarter of 2012 accounted for less than half of the market for DRAM - the first time in a generation that they did not consume the majority of the leading type of semiconductor memory, according to IHS iSuppli. PCs in the second quarter accounted for 49% of DRAM bit shipments, down from 50.2% in the first quarter, said IHS. The fall is notable, given that the share of PCs has not dipped below 50% since the 1980s, when personal computers were a new product whose sales were rising at rapid clip. After accounting for the overwhelming share of DRAM buying for decades, average PC share from the first quarter of 2008 until the fourth quar...

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