AMD market share drops, Intel winning the battle

By Julio Franco
Oct 31, 2002
  1. According to Intel, their current share on the microprocessor market is the largest in about four years. Intel managed to occupy about 86.8% of the CPU market in the third quarter this year, about 7.1% increase compared to the third quarter 2001 and approximately 4% boost from the second quarter this year.

    Intel’s main rival is not doing very well these days. Under the pressure of the Santa Clara-based semiconductor giant, a lot of system integrators now use the Pentium 4 processors instead of the chips from Advanced Micro Devices. Moreover, AMD does not have a lot of carrots to offer their partners this time. The Athlon XP 2400+ processors appeared just a few days ago and some resellers already declined the price on these parts. When the 2600+ and 2700+ processors will appear this year, they also will not bring a high profit margin to the vendors, hence, they will not be too interested to push AMD chips in general. Presently AMD’s market share is about 11.6%, 4% decline compared to the second quarter and more than 9% compared to same quarter last year.

    Read more: x-bit labs.
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