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Intel Gains Microprocessor Share on Strength of PC Sales and Sandy Bridge Success

Intel Gains Microprocessor Share on Strength of PC Sales and Sandy Bridge Success

With a recovery in corporate PC sales and a strong showing of its Sandy Bridge processors, Intel has expanded its lead in the global microprocessor market in the second quarter of this year compared to 2010. This is according to the latest IHS iSuppli Computer Systems research from information and analysis provider IHS.

Vendor

Q2 2010  Share

Q1 2011 Share

Q2 2011 Share

Intel

80.7%

82.6%

81.8%

AMD

11.6%

10.1%

10.4%

Others

7.7%

7.3%

7.7%

In the said time period, Intel accounted for 81.8% of global microprocessor revenue, up 1.1 percentage points from 80.7% in the second quarter of 2010. AMD suffered a corresponding 1.1 percentage point decrease in share during the same period.

While Intel was the star of the microprocessor market on a year-over-year basis, AMD's second-quarter performance appears better when using a sequential comparison. AMD's share of the microprocessor revenue in the second quarter rose to 10.4 percent, up 0.3% from 10.1% in the first quarter. This compares to Intel's 0.7 percentage point decline from 82.6% in the first quarter. AMD's strong increase in shipments of its Fusion microprocessors helped the company to halt the sequential decrease in shipments that it has suffered for the last three quarters.

(Source: iSuppli Corporation)

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