Arm processor architectures continue to make inroads into the laptop market and are expected to hold 13.9% of the laptop market share by 2023. Reported by DigiTimesThis may not sound like much, but such an achievement is almost a 10x improvement over 2020, when Arm-powered laptops accounted for just 1.4% of the market share. means
The DigiTimes report also identified a second post-pandemic trend in the laptop industry. This is not too surprising given the initial trend.
Things could improve for Arm-based laptops, but the overall laptop market is currently being held back by a number of macroeconomic factors. To the overall IT market slump and post-pandemic sales slump, as well as recession and inflation.
DigiTimes says the laptop market will drop 22.8% year-on-year in 2022, with 190 million units shipped, but expects shipments to remain relatively stable at single-digit rates in 2023. doing. The report adds that industry consensus points to an equilibrium point for laptop shipments to stabilize at around 200 million units per year.
Apple entered the Arm-based laptop market in late 2020 with a MacBook with Apple Silicon. This MacBook features a great combination of great performance and great battery life. In addition to Apple’s profitable Arm-based laptops, Qualcomm improved his Windows-on-Arm Snapdragon PC processor, which also became popular. A DigiTimes report says his Arm-based Chromebooks are gaining momentum, but not by much.
Meanwhile, Intel’s dominant market share looks shaky with challengers from different directions.
Alongside advances in Arm-based processors that seek to break the hegemony of the x86 architecture, fellow x86 CPU designers AMD is enjoying a new era of relative strength. AMD’s new Ryzen processors seem particularly competitive in laptops due to their power efficiency. AMD has released several generations of his Ryzen Mobile his chips, building trust with both laptop makers and consumers.
According to a DigiTimes report, Intel’s laptop market share peaked at 82.2% in 2016 (the same year AMD held 17.8% of the market). However, according to the latest figures for Q2 2022, Intel currently owns only 63.5% of the market while AMD has consolidated its position with his 36.4%.
That said, we probably won’t see much change in the market share of laptop processors until 2024, when Qualcomm’s Nuvia chips are expected to debut, which will give the Arm architecture a further boost.