AMD Ascendant

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on July 25, 2005

Looks like Advanced Micro Devices isn’t just putting a hurt on rival Intel on the legal front.
Research firm Mercury Research says AMD’s x86 server chip market share jumped to 11.2% in the second quarter, from 7.4% previously. That shows AMD took share even as the overall market grew at a fast clip—and has got to be giving Intel’s sales guys some headaches.
And is it me, or are you suddenly seeing a lot more ads for AMD-based notebooks in electronics stores fliers?
CEO Hector Ruiz is fond of saying AMD has the better technology, at cheaper prices. That may be true enough, but it’s beginning to look like having a pending lawsuit against its nemesis isn’t such a bad thing, either. Suddenly, pc and server makers are a lot more open about climbing aboard the AMD bandwagon.

Reader Comments

sharikou

July 25, 2005 3:31 PM

Amazing 50% Q/Q growth. Also, we see a lot more AMD notebooks/desktops in retails store such as bestbuy and circuit city after the AMD lawsuit.

Puking Hector

May 16, 2008 1:17 AM

So -

How are we doing now - 3 years later in 2008?

Suing and Puking-From-My-Gut, Intel Screwed Me Up ! -Bowing Down To Mecca - And Gestapo Raids At Dawn, Hector

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