Sluggish consumer demand dampens IDC chip forecast

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http://www.linuxfordevices.com – IDC analysts say processor shipments will grow 9.3 percent this year, a drop from the 10.3 percent predicted earlier, due in part to lower consumer demand for PCs. However, the research firm adds that CPUs with integrated graphics -- such as Intel's & Sandy Bridge& Cores and AMD's Fusion line -- are thriving, accounting for more than 60 percent of processors through 2Q 2011.... (Embedded)