That’s an interesting prediction, more for who it doesn’t include than who it does include.
PC shipments fell off the proverbial cliff in the first quarter of 2013, according to IDC, with their biggest drop ever in recorded history.
Major semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices has substantially sliced orders to chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries because it expects a “choppy demand environment” for PCs in 2013.
Intel cut its revenue outlook for the third quarter based on weak demand for consumer PCs. The weak U.S. economy, which grew at only 1.6 percent in the second quarter, finally caught up with Intel, which had been posting record results this year.