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Global microprocessor unit (MPU) sales distribution 2020, by application

In 2020, x86 CPUs in traditional PCs, servers, and mainframes were expected to account for nearly 50 percent of all microprocessor (MPU) sales worldwide, whilst embedded MPUs were projected to account for 21 percent of the total MPU market.

Market share projection of microprocessor unit (MPU) sales worldwide in 2020, by application

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Release date

September 2020



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Supplementary notes

* Includes Arm-based and x86 processors.
** Includes Arm-based and other RISC processors.
Embedded microprocessors (21%) = communications (9.4%); computers & peripherals (1.9%); industrial/medical (5.8%); consumer (2.4%); automotive (1.1%); other (0.5%)

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