AMD aiming to triple their server market share

Posted on Thursday, August 05 2004 @ 1:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker aims to be in 10 percent of the so-called x86 servers by the end of the year, said Ben Williams, vice president of the server/workstation microprocessor business unit, in an interview Tuesday at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Earlier, the company's goal was to account for about 6 percent to 7 percent of the x86 servers shipped by the end of the year, he said.

In the first quarter, AMD chips were incorporated in about 3.5 percent of the servers shipped in this market. Overall, the company accounts for about 6 percent of the processors shipped into this market, but since servers often contain two or more processors, there is a difference between the number of chips shipped into the market and the number of servers shipped that contain a company's chips.

If successful, AMD could become the second-largest provider of server microprocessors, as x86 servers now account for around 90 percent of the servers sold.
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