AMD currently holds 17 percent of the x86 processor market while Intel accounts for 83 percent of the market. However, AMD recently announced plans to reach 50 percent of the market within ten years. Hector Ruiz from AMD recently said he believes his company will be able to capture 33 percent of the market within two to three years.
A recent newsletter from AMD presented the 50x15 Connections plan which states the company plans to provide fifty percent of the world with affordable computing capability and internet access by the year 2015.
Intel also has a 10-year plan and will present a glimpse of its 2015 technology at its Intel Developers Forum (IDF) in August. The company has sent e-mails to potential forum attendees this week saying that they don't need to wait a decade to see 2015's technology.
During August 23-25 Intel will share its plans for multi-core processors, associated platforms and future broadband technologies at the IDF in San Francisco.