Shipments and revenues of electronic components in the form of PC microprocessors rose in the third quarter compared with the previous three months, according to a recent report.
The latest PC processor study by the International Data Corporation (IDC) found the number of units shipped between July and September was up 2.1 per cent on the period from April to June.
This compares, however, with the average sequential increase in unit shipments between the second and third quarters of a calendar year, which stands at a 10.6 per cent.
Meanwhile, revenues for the electronic components rose 2.5 per cent in the three months to the end of September compared with the period between April and June.
The average sequential change between the second and third quarters of a calendar year in terms of revenues is an increase of nine per cent.
Shane Rau, director of PC semiconductors research at IDC, explained demand had been weak, but added: "We believe that the fourth quarter of 2010 will be a decent quarter."
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