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The PC microprocessor business continues to show signs that it’s coming out of the slump caused by the worldwide recession, according to research firm IDC.

Intel continued to rule the market, increasing its market share by .5 percent over rival Advanced Micro Devices, according to IDC numbers released April 29.

Overall, chip unit shipments showed a seasonal decline of 5.6 percent over the fourth quarter of 2009, but a 39 percent jump over the same period last year, when the recession was in full force.