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Intel Corp grows microprocessor market share in 2008

01 April 2009 | By Mark Osborne | News > Fab Management

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Intel grew its share of microprocessor in every quarter of 2008As expected considering the lack of competitive product and financial troubles, AMD lost market share to Intel Corporation in 2008, according to new data released from iSuppli Corp. AMD accounted for 10.6% of worldwide microprocessor revenue, a decrease of 3.5% from the 14.1% it held in the fourth quarter of 2007. Intel accounted for 81.8% of global microprocessor revenue in the fourth quarter of 2008. Intel grew its market share in 2008 while both AMD and the companies making up the 'others' category lost share.

“Intel grew its share of microprocessor in every quarter of 2008 on a sequential basis, effectively using each quarter as a building block for the next,” said Matthew Wilkins, Principal Analyst, Compute Platforms Research for iSuppli. “During this time, Intel’s low-priced Atom has become increasingly popular as the netbook market has gained steam.”

Netbook sales soared more than 2000% in 2008 and are expected to rise by 68.5% in 2009, according to iSuppli.

“While 2008 has been a challenging year for AMD, the company has undergone a number of strategic initiatives, such as its moves to reduce its production assets,” Wilkins said. “And with its 45nm products now shipping, AMD is better positioned in 2009 than it was in 2008.”

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