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AMD gains market share at the expense of Intel

By Phantasm66
Aug 11, 2004
  1. PC chip sales from the second quarter of this year have been dominated by low-priced processors, causing Intel to loose some of its market share.

    Intel has lost eight-tenths of a percentage point, sliding to 82.7 percent in the second quarter. AMD have, in contrast, picked up half a point of market share, rising to 15.5 percent.

    However, its interesting to note that the second quarter is always fairly weak for PC chip shipments. But a growing trend in emerging markets (who favour cheaper solutions and thusly cheaper chips) is gathering in strength.
     
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Well, it's not too much of a surprise that AMD has taken shares from Intel.
    They don't really compete with Cyrix, and most RISC processors have been phased out, so there aren't that many other competitors to take it from.

    :D
     
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,602   +358

    I wonder, how profitable it's for these companies maintain a processor family, perhaps it is after all?
     
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    I think it is, as they compete in a bit different market, these cool and not so power hungry small machines.
     
  5. Goalie

    Goalie TS Rookie Posts: 703

    The nature of laptops and the commitment needed to make manufacturing a laptop worthwhile allows for a little extra markup on the processors.

    In Via's case, they obviously have more than one product involved in the situation, and thus can help justify complimentary products with the other...
     
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