|Q4 2008||Q3 2009||Q4 2009|
For the full year the numbers were more balanced. In fact, the research firm estimates that both AMD and Intel saw revenue share increases at the expense of other suppliers. The former ended 2009 with a 12.1% revenue share, up 0.2% from 2008, while Intel ended the year with an 80.3% share, an increase of 0.3 of a percent from a year ago.
The gains might seem a bit surprising considering iSuppli notes that average selling prices for PCs dropped quite a bit last year. They are also especially notable for AMD which has been confined to the lower end of the CPU market for a while. Nevertheless, the numbers above suggest that neither AMD nor Intel were overly punished by the drop in prices.