Enterprise and desktop PCs still ‘a healthy market’ as personal PCs see slowdown, says Micron CEO

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Micron chief executive Sanjay Mehrotra told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday that the market for enterprise and desktop PCs remains healthy despite the personal PCs market experiencing a slowdown.

“It’s not like anything is falling off the cliff,” Mehrotra said in an interview on “Mad Money.”

“Yes, while consumer PCs lately are not experiencing the same kind of growth where they experienced in [the] last two years … enterprise PCs and desktop PCs continue to be a healthy market,” he added.

As people return to the office and to in-person learning this year, PC sales have receded. Gartner said in April that it estimates shipments of PCs slid 7.3% from a year earlier. Canalys noted a 3% dip in shipments during the first three months of this year.

The losses come after 2021 saw a huge boom in the PC market – PC sales experienced its fastest growth in 20 years during the first quarter of 2021 and saw a 15% growth overall that year.

The Micron CEO also chimed in on handsets, which he says have seen stabilized growth but also remain healthy.

“With respect to handsets, in China, with certain smartphone manufacturers, their end demand due to Covid lockdowns is somewhat weak. So some inventory adjustments by certain handset manufacturers in China [have been made],” he said. “What is important is, overall handsets … continues to be a large market,” he added.

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