Intel Server Market Share Grows At AMD's Expense

Intel has expanded its share of the global server market at the expense of rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), according to data released by market research outfit IDC.

IDC said that Intel has expanded its market share to 93.5 per cent of the server market, up from 89.9 per cent during the same quarter last year.

AMD accounted for 6.5 per cent of the server market, down from 10.1 per cent a year ago.

The decline in AMD's market share is credited to slow a transition process to its new 6000 series Opteron by server makers between the first and second quarters, IDC said.

Speaking to PC World, Mercury Research analyst Dean McCarron, said in a statement: “AMD is in the middle of a product transition. It stated in late Q1 and they hoped it would be completed in Q2, but it turns out it took their OEMs a bit longer to ramp up the products they were building.”