Market research firm IHS iSuppli reports the dominance of the "Wintel" alliance is waning as the computing market is sailing into a new era where new platforms are rising to domiance in the smartphone and tablet markets. Full details at EE Times.
The so-called "Wintel" alliance is expected to suffer a decline in market share in the "new" computer market—a category consisting of not just PCs but also the faster-growing smartphone and media tablet segments, according to IHS.
Microsoft’s share of the operating system market for the three types of products is expected to slip to a combined 33 percent in 2016, down from 44 percent last year, according to IHS. Intel’s share of microprocessors in PCs, smartphones and tablets is expected to slip to 29 percent in 2016, down from 41 percent last year, IHS said.
The total size of the redefined computer market is projected to double from 2011 to 2016, almost entirely due to the strong growth of the smartphone and media tablet segments, according to IHS.