There's reason to believe PC demand will pick up in the next several months
We've heard the gloom and doom predictions time and again by market research firms, but more recently, there's been a bit of optimism from several corners of the web. Research firms have thrown around the term "rebound" in regards to upcoming PC shipments, and evidently players that make up part of the PC's upstream supply chain are seeing things that are making them optimistic about the second half of the year.
According to Digitimes and its sources, the PC industry is regaining momentum with Intel, AMD, and upstream component suppliers all making aggressive preparations for potential demand in the next six months. All the players are expecting both notebook and desktop sales to rise.
For Intel, it's banking on enterprise desktop demand, while AMD is excited about its several new processors, such as its high-end Volan, mainstream Kaveri, and entry-level Kabini and Beema parts. AMD's also been talking with first-tier PC players like Lenovo about using its parts in gaming and enterprise systems.
Going even beyond the next six months, a recently leaked roadmap shows that Intel is planning to launch Broadwell and Skylake-S parts in the second quarter of 2015.