iSuppli reports Intel managed to increase its microprocessor marketshare in 2010, at the expense of AMD. Full details at DigiTimes.
In a year of major changes for the global microprocessor industry, one thing remained the same in 2010: leading suppliers Intel and AMD maintained their customary ranks in the market, IHS iSuppli research indicates.
Intel finished the year with 81% share of global microprocessor revenues, up 0.4pp from 80.6% in 2009, allowing it to maintain leadership. Meanwhile, AMD ended the year with 11.4% share, down 0.8pp from 12.2% in 2009, keeping it in second place.
"The year 2010 was a period of major transitions in the microprocessor market, with suppliers facing a raft of changes, ranging from the new competitive threat posed by media tablets to the robust post-recession recovery, to the technology revolution spurred by the rise of graphics-enabled microprocessors (GEMs)," said Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst, compute platforms, for IHS iSuppli. "Despite these developments, the competitive state of affairs remained very much the same two-horse race it has been for more than 20 years, with Intel firmly in the lead and AMD a distant second. While the static market share situation is emblematic of the mature conditions in the PC segment of the microprocessor industry, the competitive situation remained intense in 2010, with the two companies fighting for every dollar possible from original equipment manufacturers."