AMD's market share continues to grow
According to AMD, market share rose sharply in 2001 based on sales for the corporate and consumer markets. According to Gartner Dataquest, the market share for desktop PCs with the Windows operating system rose worldwide from 18 percent in 2000 to 22 percent last year.
Ed Ellet, Marketing Vice President at AMD: 2001 was a particularly successful year for the AMD Athlon family, one of the reasons for our increasing growth. Even in such a difficult business climate, we were able to record growth. In the USA, AMD's market share rose in some cases by up to 17 percent. So with desktop PCs for small companies from 20 to 30 percent, for medium-sized companies from 11 to 28 percent between the fourth quarter of 2000 and the fourth quarter of 2001. During the same period, the market share of desktop PCs in the administration sector rose from 16 to 32 percent and thus doubled. In the education sector, too, the market share of desktop PCs rose from 17 to 32 percent. AMD's market share also increased outside the USA. For example in Japan. There, the market share for home desktop PCs rose to 42 percent last year. Market shares have also increased in Europe. At the end of 2001, AMD had 41 percent of the market in Western Europe, and in Eastern Europe it was at least 28 percent of the market share of home desktop PCs with the Windows operating system.