Feeds

SiS looks to Q4 chipset sales surge

Intel mobo deal in the pipeline?

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Intel's absence from the low-end chipset market - temporary or not - certainly appears to be aiding its competitors. Chipset maker SiS today said it expects Q4 chipset shipments to jump 32 per cent sequentially.

That said, the company did experience a sequential dip in market share in Q3, according to market watcher Mercury Research by way of DigiTimes. But since the dip was just a couple of percentage points, Q4's gain, if it materialises as SiS anticipates, will more than compensate.

Intel's Q3 chipset shipments were down 4.2 per cent on Q2 to 41m units, Mercury's numbers show, but the chip giant still took 62 per cent of the market, down from 66.1 per cent the previous quarter. That would seem to indicate that its decision to shift chipset production to higher end products isn't hitting it hard.

Its rivals, however, used to relatively low shipments and market-share numbers are benefitting strongly from Intel's shift away from the low end. VIA, Nvidia, ATI and ULi all saw small shipment increases between Q2 and Q3, and if SiS' example is anything to go by, Q4 should see sales rise further in the current quarter.

ATI, of course, is now selling chipsets to Intel's motherboard division. SiS has been rumoured to have struck a similar deal with the chip giant, and that could explain its bullish forecast. According to Mercury, SiS shipped 5.3m chipsets in Q3: its growth forecast, if met, will see it ship around 7m chipsets this quarter.

VIA shipped 9.6m chipsets in Q3, followed by Nvidia (5.4m), SiS, ATI (4.4m), ULi (500,000) and other companies (100,000 combined). ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.