While the overall market continues to be unquestionably dominated by Intel, their sales did suffer a slight 0.7 percent drop compared to last year, bringing their share of the market down to 79.7 percent. About half of AMD's gains came at the expense of Intel, according to the report, with the remainder coming from smaller suppliers.
So are we witnessing a change in AMDís fortunes? Perhaps itís too early to tell, as short-term figures give a slightly different picture. Although Intelís market share dropped faintly in the last year, their first-quarter numbers represented a 1.2 percent rise over Q4 2007 while AMD dropped 1.1 points on the same period. Regardless, any news of market growth will certainly be welcome to AMD which hasnít been on its best financial shape lately.