Feeds

Intel takes CPU market share from AMD in Q1

Catches chipset bug bullet in teeth

Boost IT visibility and business value

The chip watchers at iSuppli say that Intel continued to gain processor market share even though it was hit by a bug in a chipset used with its "Sandy Bridge" desktop, laptop, and entry server platforms.

According to the latest stats from iSuppli, both x86 and x64 microprocessors as a group continue to take market share away from vendors peddling RISC, Itanium, and CISC processors in the general-purpose microprocessor market for PCs, servers, storage, and networking gear. The global processor market expanded by 20 per cent in the first quarter of 2011, thanks to growing demand in the wake of the Great Recession, and AMD and Intel together tool down 92.7 per cent of the pie. That is up three-tenths of a point compared to Q1 2010.

Intel was the big winner, however. iSuppli reckons Intel got 82.6 per cent of the revenue pie in the first quarter, a two point gain over the prior year. AMD continued to lose share, falling to 10.1 per cent of microprocessor revenues in the first quarter of 2011, down from 11.8 per cent in the year-ago period.

You would have thought that AMD would have been better able to capitalize on Intel's "Cougar Point" chipset bug, which involved a flaw in the SATA disk controller; but AMD has its own issues, not the least of which being delays in the rollout of key 32 nanometer desktop and laptop processors and not having a CEO.

iSuppli said that Intel's Atom processor shipments rose in the first quarter as they were plunked into netbooks, but that the company would face challenges here as tablet sales continue to grow. What iSuppli needs to do is add in ARM processors for tablets and netbooks to its microprocessor data. The microprocessor market is now larger than x86 and x64 processors plus RISC, Itanium, and a smattering of CISC processors. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.