According to iSuppli AMD grabbed back some marketshare in the fourth quarter of last year. AMD gained 0.3% percent to 14.2% in Q4 2007 while Intel rose from 78.8% to 78.9%. The market research data indicate both AMD and Intel gained their marketshare from other CPU makers like VIA.
iSuppli estimates that AMD stood at a market share of 14.2% (based on CPU revenues) at the end of 2007, compared to 13.9% three months earlier. Intel climbed 0.1 points from 78.8% to 78.9% in the same time frame, while “other” CPU manufacturers dropped 0.4 points from 7.3% to 6.9%. iSuppli analyst Matthew Wilkins told TG Daily that AMD and Intel are not just impacting each other, but are also “eating up” the remaining market share of other manufacturers.
2007 was a painful year for AMD. According to the market research firm, AMD’s CPU revenue share declined from an average of 16.1% in 2006 to an average of 13.2% in 2007. Intel was able to gain 4.2 points in the same time frame, jumping from 74.8% to 79.2%.