Overview

IBISWorld’s Central Processing Units Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Central Processing Units market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Central Processing Units - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price for CPUs has been falling at an estimated annualized rate of 3.3% to $314.40 per CPU. Despite the high level of market share concentration, competition in the market is fierce. Consequently, a high level of competition, emerging substitutes and falling input prices are the main contributors to falling CPU prices. Furthermore, the steadily falling prices of...

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Central Processing Units - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for CPUs is low. CPUs are sensitive to dust, strong magnets, exogenous forces and are easily damaged. However, most CPUs are protected within a metal or plastic frame that protects them during operation. Due to the protective casing that most computers, servers and laptops come in, CPUs do not have to be replaced frequently, as is reflected by their average lifespan of...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of central processing units (CPUs). A CPU is hardware within a computer device that is responsible for performing a variety of operations within the computer system. CPUs fetch, decode and execute a sequence of stored information, also called programs, by calculating, distributing and carrying out instructions. CPUs are typically purchased to maximize the processing power and capacity of large devices, including laptops, personal computers and servers. CPUs are purchased by many downstream markets, such as cloud storage companies, online retailers, government agencies and technology firms. This report does not include graphics processing units, systems on a chip (SoCs) or microcontrollers.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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