Mac Market Share Surges in U.S.

Both Gartner and IDC report the Mac is now accounting for a tenth of the PC market in the U.S., but these preliminary numbers will likely climb higher still when Apple reports actual Mac sales during its quarterly conference call next week.…

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Semiconductor Forecasts Predict Cheaper Gadgets Ahead

wo industry analyst firms issued revised semiconductor sales forecasts today that illustrate the poor economy's affect on the semiconductor value chain, with one from Gartner shaving $25.5 billion off sales of chips in the coming year. That's gonna sting, even when the revised total is still $$282.2 billion in sales for 2009. The other was a report from IDC will lower its PC-chip shipment forecast for next year.…

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