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Central Processing Units in the US - Procurement Research Report

Central Processing Units Procurement in the US

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.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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