Intel takes biggest slice of market pie since 2005
Four year high
Intel grew its market share of PC processors on the back of a slight recovery in sales in the second quarter.
The chip giant scored 80.6 per cent of world chip revenue in the second quarter of 2009, up from 79.1 per cent in the same period of 2008 and up 1.5 per cent from the previous quarter.
Matthew Wilkins, analyst of compute platforms research for iSuppli, which crunched the numbers, said: “Intel benefitted as the global PC market took a first small step toward recovery in the second quarter, with global shipments rising by one per cent from the first quarter.”
AMD got 11.5 per cent of revenue in the second quarter with other vendors picking up 7.9 per cent.
Intel saw growth in desktops, notebooks and servers, although overall only notebooks showed growth compared to the second quarter of last year. Desktops and basic servers fell year on year. AMD was down 0.4 per cent on last year because its prices fell despite the slight rise in sales.
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