Intel marketshare rises to 80.5% - up 6% since Q4 2006

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 25 2007 @ 14:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is showing very strong gains in marketshare, according to new data from Mercury Research. Since the fourth quarter of last year the chip giant gained 6 percent marketshare in the processor market. The company climbed from 74.4 percent in the last quarter of 2006 to 80.5% in the first quarter of this year. The company gained 8 percent in the desktop market, 4 percent in the notebook market and 7 percent in the server market.

The gains from Intel obviously mean AMD suffered lots of marketshare loss, the company managed to increase its share from 21.4% in the fourth quarter of 2005 to 25.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006 but now it's back under 20 percent.

JP Morgan analysts expect AMD's marketshare will continue to drop in the second quarter of this year because of Intel's superior product line up and aggressive pricing.

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