After a rocky start, Advanced Micro Devices rebounded in the second quarter to gain back 4 percent of the market share that it lost earlier this year, according to the latest report from Mercury Research. The report, which measures the number of x86 processors shipped during the quarter, found AMD's market share stood at 22.9 percent for the second quarter of 2007, compared to 18.7 percent in the first quarter.
Intel remained the dominant leader in the x86 processors market with a 76.3 percent market share in the second quarter. In the first quarter, the Santa Clara, Calif. company held an 80.5 percent share. In the second quarter of 2006, Intel held a 72.9 percent market share compared to AMD's 21.6 percent share, according to July 30 report from Mercury. Overall, the chip market had a strong second quarter. All three major segments—mobile, desktop and server—saw double digit growth. The desktops market had a particularly good showing.