Processor market grows with AMD gaining share

AMD wins share to Intel

Processor market grows with AMD gaining share

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was able to beat Intel competitor in processor sales in the first quarter of 2009, according to data from IDC.

Accumulating five quarters of consecutive declines, AMD achieved a 22.3 percent share in global chip sales between January and March, up 4.6 percent from the same period last year.

While retaining the lead, the number one processor’s share, in turn, decreased 4.7 percent to 77.3 percent.

In the first three months of the year, chip sales fell 13 percent from the same period in 2008, totaling 65 million units sold.

AMD’s sales grew 13 percent in the first quarter, while rival Intel saw a 16 percent drop, IDC says. A more advantageous price offer dictated AMD’s better performance, according to the consultant.