AMD lags behind Intel in chip production

Despite shipping a rapidly increasing number of processor products in the PC chip market, AMD is still far behind Intel.

Despite shipping a rapidly increasing number of processor products in the PC chip market, AMD is still far behind Intel.

New figures from market analyst Market Research show that Intel shipped 81.7% of all desktop, server and notebook processors based on the x86 instruction set in the first quarter.

This was down slightly from Intel's 83.5% market share in last year's first quarter.

AMD shipped 16.9% of x86 processors in the first quarter, which was up from its 15% share last year.

The remainder of the market is made up by companies like Transmeta and Via Technologies. Transmeta is gradually pulling out of the chip manufacturing market however, and intends to concentrate on selling its chip technology solutions.

AMD’s Opteron server chips and the powerful Athlon 64 desktop processors are helping AMD continue to increase market share.

But Intel is still well ahead of AMD in the laptop market in particular, which is the fastest growing PC market segment.

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