AMD Chips Away At Intel Market Share

Relax, this isn't about Advanced Micro Devices Inc. beating the Core 2 Duo. After gaining slightly more than 2% in both desktops and notebooks, AMD has broken its own record by capturing 25.3% of the $29.5 billion x86 market in the last quarter of 2006, according to a report released by Arizona PC market watcher Mercury Research. "Intel has had lower [quarterly] shares than this, but this is the lowest since late 1995," said Dean McCarron, principal of Mercury Research. McCarron noted that Intel expanded its server share by slightly more than 1% in the same period. AMD's gains came from first-time design wins in servers, notebooks and desktops from Dell, servers from Gateway as well as more design wins from IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun.

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This is good. I want AMD to put more pressure on Intel. Drives down prices, and inspires innovation. Before AMD64, Intel had no desire for innovation, they just kept selling the Pentium 4.

Right on. They need to get their butt moving on something powerful though. I hate to see the company sitting at a stand-still.