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Mercury Research: AMD's Market Share up in Q3, Intel's flat

According to market tracking firm Mercury Research, Advanced Micro Devices managed to boost its market share a bit in the third quarter of the year, not at Intel's loss but because the remaining suppliers of x86 central processing units, Via Technologies and Transmeta Corporation, decreased their share. "Clearly, there are a lot of different dynamics to what is going on in the market. There is really strong consumer demand and there are some indications that we might be at the beginning of a corporate refresh cycle," said Dean McCarron, the head of Mercury Research.

Even though in general the split between AMD, Intel and other markets of chips did not change substantially, it is remarkable that the Sunnyvale, California-based company actually managed to grab a part of the market. In Q3 2007, the world's largest maker of x86 microprocessors shipped 76.2% of chips while AMD commanded 23.3% of the market and the remaining companies shipped 0.5% of all x86 CPUs in Q3 2007. Shipments of x86 central processing units for desktops, laptops and servers increased by 15% in Q3 2007 with mobile microprocessors leading the market with 26% sequential sales growth.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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