AMD lost ground to Intel in Q1 2008

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 02 2008 @ 22:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new market report from iSuppli says AMD's marketshare dipped from 14.1% in Q4 2007 to 13% in Q1 2008. However, there's also some good news for AMD as 13% is still a lot higher than the 10.9% it held a year ago.
iSuppli says AMD had 13% of the global microprocessor market (which includes non-x86 CPUs) in the first quarter of this year, while Intel was sitting pretty with 79.70% of the market. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2007, AMD's piece of the pie has shrunk: the company had a 14.1% share to Intel's 78.5% then. However, AMD only had 10.9% of the CPU market to Intel's 80.4% in the first quarter of 2007, so it has actually gained 2.1 market share points between Q1'07 and Q1'08.

According to iSuppli, AMD took roughly half of those growth points from Intel, while the other half came from other, smaller players in the CPU market. Those smaller players have seen their aggregate market share drop from 8.7% in the first quarter of 2007 to 7.3% in the first quarter of this year.
Source: Tech Report


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