In-Stat gives Intel No.1 position on Lan/motherboard solutions

News will dismay 3Com

A market research company has said that Intel is the number one provider of Lan on motherboard solutions. The In-Stat groups quarterly report on the NIC market said that Intel had a 44 per cent market share in the second quarter of this year, with its nearest competitor lagging behind it with a 12 per cent market share. According to In-Stat, Intel attributes it growth to design wins with PC OEMs, including Dell. Other of Intel customers include both IBM and Compaq. The news will dismay 3Com. Said Shannon Pleasant, a networking analyst at the company: "We believe that Intel will expand this market leadership with additional OEM design wins, highly integrated silicon designs, and compelling price/performance value." ®

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