The second quarter saw AMD boost its share of the global processor market, while Intel lost ground, according to IDC, which has cut its PC chip outlook for the year
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AMD has picked up market share on Intel in the first quarter as global PC semiconductor shipments fell 13 percent from a year ago, according to IDC. The tug of war between AMD and Intel is notable given the nuances of the processor market.
IDC figures from the fourth quarter show a rush toward inexpensive Netbooks and away from Windows laptops. Take out sales of the Atom processor running many Netbooks and total shipments were down 20%, figures showed.
In terms of processor vendor shares, Intel experienced a small gain over AMD in Q1 2008. On an overall unit basis, Intel earned 78.9% market share, a gain of 2.2%. AMD earned 20.9% market share, a loss of 2.2%, according to IDC. Similar shifts in market share were evident by form factor. In the mobile [...]
For the full year 2007, total worldwide PC processor shipments grew 12.6% compared to 2006, according to IDC. Total revenues grew 1.7% to $30.55 billion. The disparity of unit growth and revenue growth indicates the degree of price erosion that occurred early in the year 2007.
Intel earned 76.7% market share, a gain of 0.4%. AMD earned 23.1%, a loss of 0.4%, according to IDC. These shares are identical to the shares of Q2 2007. In the mobile processor segment, Intel earned 81.9% share, a gain of 1.1% and AMD earned 17.8%, a loss of 1.1%. In the PC server processor [...]
Shipments of processors for PC servers in Q4 2007 grew17.0% sequentially, according to IDC. Shipments of processors for mobile PCs grew 10.3%, while processors for desktop PCs grew 6.5%. In the desktop processor segment, high-end and mainstream processors represented 87.1% of processors shipped in Q4 2007, up from 84.6% in Q3 2007.
Research house IDC doesn't expect AMD's share of the x86 processor market, currently under 5 percent, to change much as a result of its new agreement with Dell.
IDC estimated that the chip, shortly to go into its third incarnation as the Madison processor, only shipped in 3,500 servers last year. That's out of a total of 4,500,000 server systems shipped in 2003.
The research study by IDC indicates that Intel closed Q3 2003 owning 82.6% of the entire x86 processor market compared to AMD's 16.
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