Global Processor Market Sees Intel’s Share Dip as AMD Gains in Q3

AMD's share in the global chip market rose in the third quarter of 2011 while that of Intel saw a decline, a market research has shown.

According to a report released by Mercury Research, AMD's share in the global chip market increased to 18.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011 from 18.3 percent in the third quarter last year.

Meanwhile, Intel's market share was at 80.6 percent during the third quarter of 2011, a drop from 80.9 percent in the third quarter last year.

Mercury informed that when comparing the second and third quarters of 2011, Intel's marker share increased while AMD saw a drop. Intel's market share was firm at 79.9 percent in the second quarter while AMD had a market share of 19.4 percent.

"AMD chose to dedicate most of its supply of new processors to the mobile market, resulting in very high growth for mobile at the expense of desktop shipments," wrote Mercury analyst Dean McCarron in his report.

"This, in turn, lead to lower growth for AMD's desktop components compared to Intel, and resulted in a share gain for Intel in the desktop segment and overall. AMD gained share in the mobile market due to extremely high growth." he added.