Intel’s market share surges to 10-year high

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Intel’s market share surges to 10-year high

Intel in 2011 achieved its highest annual market share in more than 10 years, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli. The chipmaker’s market share increased 2.5 points to 15.6% from 13.1% in 2010. In the same year, the company’s revenue jumped 20.6%, outpacing nearly every other semiconductor supplier in the top-20 with the exception of Qualcomm. The jump represents the highest share Intel has attained since 2001, when the company reached a 14.9% market share. “Intel in 2011 captured the headlines with its major surge in growth,” said Dale Ford, head of electronics and semiconductor research for IHS. “The company’s rise was spurred by soaring demand for its PC-oriented microprocessors, and for its NAND flash memory used in consumer and wireless products. Intel’s revenue also was boosted by its acquisition of Infineon’s wireless business unit. The company’s strong rise helped it to stave off the rising challenge mounted by No. 2 semiconductor supplier Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., which had been whittling away at Intel’s lead in recent years.” More →

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IHS ups tablet forecast, still sees Apple's iPad share sinking through 2015

By on August 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM.

IHS ups tablet forecast, still sees Apple's iPad share sinking through 2015

Market research firm IHS iSuppli has revised its global five-year tablet shipment forecast, which now estimates that 60 million tablets will be shipped this year and 275.3 units will ship in 2015. IHS had previously estimated that 262.1 tablets would ship in 2015. Most of the firm’s changes revolve around increased market share estimates for Apple’s iPad, though IHS still sees Apple’s share of the market sinking fairly quickly through 2015. The iPad is now expected to account for 44.2 million of the 60 million tablets that will ship this year, up from IHS’s previous estimate of 43.7 million units. Apple’s market share will drop to 74% in 2011 from approximately 85% in 2010, and it will fall to 43.6% in 2015. IHS’s earlier estimates places Apple’s share of global tablet shipments at 64% in 2011 and just 32% in 2015. “All the momentum in the media tablet market is with Apple right now,” noted Rhoda Alexander, senior manager covering tablet and monitor research at IHS. “The competition can’t seem to field a product with the right combination of hardware, marketing, applications and content to match up with the iPad. Furthermore, Apple’s patent litigation is serving to slow or complicate competitors’ entry into some key regional markets. With Apple lapping its competitors, many of whom are still struggling to get out of the starting gate, this remains a one-horse race.” IHS’s full press release follows below. More →

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AirPlay drives iTunes momentum in online movie market share

By on August 24, 2011 at 1:15 AM.

AirPlay drives iTunes momentum in online movie market share

A new report from research firm IHS suggests that Apple’s iTunes share of “consumer spending for movie electronic sell-through (EST) and Internet video on demand (iVOD)” grew during the first half of 2011, the first time since 2009, despite an increase in competition from Walmart and Amazon. iTunes had a 65.8% market share during the first half of this year, up from 64.9% during the first half of 2010. It also had the largest increase in revenue growth among its competitors. “Much of iTunes’ success can be traced to the rising usage of Apple’s AirPlay system, which allows wireless video streaming to consumer electronic devices including televisions,” said IHS research director Arash Amel. “This has expanded the reach of iTunes to new platforms, boosting sales of movies from the system.” Microsoft’s Zune Video Marketplace maintained the second largest share of consumer spending in the market with a 16.2% share, down from 18.5% during the first half of 2010. Walmart’s Vudu service saw the largest share increase among market leaders: it jumped from a 1% share during the first half of last year to a 5.3% share during the first half of 2011. Sony’s PlayStation Store now has a 4.4% share, down from 8.2%, and Amazon’s share grew slightly from to 4% from 4.2%. Read on for the full report. More →

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