PC Processor Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2026

PC Processor Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2026

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Report Description


A processor is also commonly known as microprocessor. It is chip mounted on the motherboard of the computer. This chip is a vital component of the personal computer (PC) along with RAM, memory, and connectors for input and output devices. The PC processor responds to input and processes the instruction that is used to drive the computer. The main functions of the processor are to fetch, decode, execute, and write back. A processor consist of processor registers, arithmetic logic unit, and a control unit. Processors are commonly referred to as Central Processing Unit (CPU) and they are installed in all PCs. However, there are many other processors too that are independently or simultaneously installed on the mother board. These processors perform their operations on some external data source, usually memory. Earlier, PCs primarily consisted of only the CPU. However, in the future, computers are likely to possess hybrid systems i.e multi-core CPUs with parallel core Graphics Processing Units (GPU).  CPUs are very flexible as compared to other devices when it comes to software programs running on them and are used for general purpose work. GPUs have much better graphical interfaces and are used for high-end gaming, designing, visualization, animation, and other applications that require high-end graphics. Field-programmable gate arrays processors are gaining popularity as they are suitable for industrial, medical, and military devices. Renowned players as well as startups are aggressively developing the processors for artificial intelligence driven practical applications. Each type of processor has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The PC processor market is primarily driven by increased availability of data and improved algorithms over the last few years. PC processors have a number of uses in medical imaging, CAD & CAE, animation modelling and rendering, computation, and design and visualization. Increase in IoT adoption is expected to help connect billions of new devices, which would require more computing efficiencies and speed. Furthermore, integrations of FPGAs and CPUs for high performance supercomputing or computing applications is anticipated to fuel the PC processor market in the near future. However, any new technological development in IC or other semiconductor devices can disrupt the PC processor market.

The PC processor market can be segmented based on type, application, and end-user. In terms of type, the PC processor market can be classified into central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU), field programmable gate array (FPGA), and others. Currently, CPU is most commonly used and known processor. However, GPUs are expected to overtake CPUs in future due to their ability to provide deep learning, high-end gaming, engineering applications, analytics, etc. In terms of application, the PC processor market can be divided into computational finance; climate, weather, and ocean modelling; defense and intelligence; medical and entertainment; medical imaging; research; and others. Based on end-user, the PC processor market can be segregated into consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, health care, aerospace & defense and others. PC processors are extensively used in consumer electronics, industrial, and health care sectors.

In terms of geography, the PC processor market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, and South America. North America is expected to dominate the PC Processor market due to the presence of a large number of PC manufacturing companies in the region.

Prominent players in the PC processor market include Intel Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, NVIDIA Corporation, Graphcore Ltd, Xilinx Inc., TeraDeep Inc., Qualcomm Incorporated, and Alphabet Inc. Intel Corporation and Advanced Micro Devices CPUs are most famous and widely used. These major companies are continuously investing in research and development activities in order to modernize the existing processors. They are also focusing on developing new advanced processor systems that are able to compute complex applications.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

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  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market   

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