Market research from Mercury indicates that AMD's marketshare in the processor market increased a bit in the second quarter of this year from 18.7% in the first quarter to 22.9% in the second quarter:
Intel remained the dominant leader in the x86 processors market with a 76.3 percent market share in the second quarter. In the first quarter, the Santa Clara, Calif. company held an 80.5 percent share. In the second quarter of 2006, Intel held a 72.9 percent market share compared to AMD's 21.6 percent share, according to July 30 report from Mercury.
Overall, the chip market had a strong second quarter. All three major segments—mobile, desktop and server—saw double digit growth. The desktops market had a particularly good showing.
The PC segment of the market was up 12.2 percent compared to the first quarter of the year and climbed 15.2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2006, according to the report.