Jon Peddie Research reports sales of graphics chips rose 14 percent to 425.4 million units in 2009. The company is optimistic about the coming years and expects unit sales will grow 27.9 percent this year to 544 million units, and 10.3 percent to 600.1 million units in 2011.
Intel held a marketshare of 55.2 percent in Q4 2009, 7.5 percent more than the same quarter the year before thanks to strong sales of Atom netbooks and IGP chipsets for desktop PCs. Intel's growth came at the expensive of NVIDIA, the company saw its marketshare decline from 30.6 percent in Q4 2008 to 24.3 percent in Q4 2009, while AMD slightly increased its marketshare from 19.3 percent to 19.9 percent in the same period.
Figures for the year 2009 came in above expectations with a 14% year to year growth, an amazing comeback, in this year of retrenching and recession
Intel was the leader in Q4'09, elevated by Atom sales for netbooks, as well as strong growth in the desktop segment. AMD gained in the notebook integrated segment, but lost some market share in discrete in both the desktop and notebook segments due to constraints in 40nm supply. Nvidia picked up a little share overall. Nvidia's increases came primarily in desktop discretes, while slipping in desktop and notebook integrated.
AMD reported revenue of $427 million from their graphics segment for the quarter, up 40% sequentially. AMD's graphics segment reported an operating income of $53 million, a substantial improvement from the prior quarter.
Intel reported revenue from chipset and other revenue of $1.877 billion in Q4.
Nvidia's quarter, which straddles the calendar quarters reported revenues of $903 million for their Fiscal Q3'10 which is from August to the end of October. Their next quarter ends in January.