Intel regains lost marketshare

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 19 2007 @ 04:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gartner has released its 2007 estimate of the revenues of the semiconductor industry. The firm claims Intel regained what it had lost in 2006 and that Toshiba achieved a 28% revenue growth.
The Gartner report almost exactly mirrors revenue estimates published earlier this month by iSuppli. The big news among the semiconductor top 10 of course is that Intel’s turn-around is reflected by solid chip revenue growth. In 2006, the competitive pressure from AMD brought Intel a 9.5% decrease in revenues, which resulted in a rather dramatic drop of the firm’s market share from 14.7% to 11.6%. In 2007, Gartner estimates that Intel was able to improve its revenue by 8.2% to 32.9 billion - not quite the level of the $34.6 billion in 2005 – but enough to lift the firm’s market share to 12.2%.

“Intel’s growth came primarily from strong shipments of mobile PCs”, Gartner said. “Armed with a strong product lineup for enthusiast desktops and servers, Intel regained lost share in those markets from AMD.”

Samsung remained in #2 with $20.9 billion in chip revenues and a 7.7% market share. Toshiba, ranked at position 5 in 2006 jumped into third, with revenues climbing almost 28% from $9.8 billion to $12.5 billion. The company replaced Texas Instruments, which was among three companies that are estimated to have seen declining revenues in 2007: Gartner believes TI’s sales dropped by 4.2% to $11.5 billion.
Source: TG Daily

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