Speaking to analysts, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed his company will see server marketshare losses versus AMD in the second half of the year. At the moment, Intel owns roughly 99 percent of the x86 server market so it's no surprise the company is going to lose marketshare due to AMD's comeback. Krzanich said it's Intel's job to ensure AMD doesn't capture 15-20 percent of the market:
"We came away from a meeting with CEO Brian Krzanich last week believing that the burden is on [positive earnings] revisions to drive continued outperformance; we are less confident about further multiple expansion," [Nomura Instinet] analyst Romit Shah said in a note to clients Monday. "Mr. Krzanich was very matter-of-fact in saying that Intel would lose server share to AMD in the second half of the year. This wasn't new news, but we thought it was interesting that Mr. Krzanich did not draw a firm line in the sand as it relates to AMD's potential gains in servers; he only indicated that it was Intel's job to not let AMD capture 15-20% market share."