On Oct. last year, we learned that Windows 10 has stopped growing. During a recent conference call on Microsoft's financial results, Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood gave a very interesting explanation for the decline in sales of Windows OEM licenses. In summary, the chief financial officer of Microsoft accused Intel of the situation, of course, not directly. More specifically, the financial director of Microsoft linked the deterioration of Windows sales, the current shortage of Intel processors, which we have already written many times and with which Intel only expects to finish before the end of December, # 39; any.
"Speaking [падении продаж] Windows, global PC shipments were lower than we expected, mainly due to [долгих] The delivery of chips to our OEM partners, which prevented a generally healthy PC ecosystem and negatively affected revenues from licensing sales in OEM Pro and non Pro segments, said Amy Hood. – OEM Pro revenues decreased by 2%, which corresponds to the reduction of the commercial PC market. The original revenues of the non-productive equipment fell 11%, which is below the market level due to the continuous decrease in the demand for the budget segment. "
The drop in sales of Windows OEM licenses, in turn, reduces the revenues from sales of licenses for the Microsoft Office suite in the consumer segment. And although More Personal Computing, according to the results of the last quarter, managed to increase revenues by 7% (up to $ 13 billion), the main merit is in the line of surface devices, the whose income grew 39% (up to $ 1.86 billion), as well as the direction of the game.