AMD reaches highest market share ever

Posted on Friday, Jul 28 2006 @ 23:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has reached it's highest market share ever, accounting for 22 percent of the shipped processors for desktops, notebooks and servers in the second quarter of this year.
In the second quarter of 2006 Advanced Micro Devices shipped 22% of microprocessors for desktops, notebooks and servers, while Intel Corp. commanded 73% of CPU shipments, according to data by Mercury Research published by International Business Times. 22% is the highest market share AMD has ever achieved, previous all-time-high stood at 21.8% in Q2 2001. If the published figures are correct, then companies like Via Technologies and Transmeta Corp. supplied no less than 6% of the world’s x86 microprocessors during the Q2 2006, a significant number for both.

AMD’s revenue share also grew to 18% at the expense of Intel, whose revenue share stood at 81%, meaning that the remaining x86 chip suppliers shipped 6% of all world’s x86 architecture CPUs for 1% of revenue.
More details at Xbit Labs.


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