Study confirms AMD's 20 percent market share
Although Intel was able to increase sales figures for the Pentium 4 again in the fourth quarter of 2001, contrary to what was initially expected, AMD was able to regain some ground in terms of market share. At least this is what the market researchers from 'Mercury Research' report.
AMD's share of the world market is said to have risen to 20.2 percent in 2001 and is thus 3.5 percent above the previous year's result. US media report, however, that Intel was able to increase its market share at least in the fourth quarter of 2001 compared to the same quarter of the previous year from 78.6 percent to 80.6 percent. If you add the processors that Intel supplies for Microsoft's Xbox, you even have to add half a percentage point. VIA's C3 and Transmetas Crusoe processors together only make up about 1.1 percent of the market and could not increase further compared to the previous year.
AMD currently still has the problem that they are with The current processor prices are not in the black. After all, despite this price war with Intel, the company was able to increase its market share and raise the average price per processor sold from 70 to 90 dollars, so that one comes closer to the black numbers again. The 30 percent market share announced by AMD could not be achieved.
Intel is expected to have around 15 million in the fourth quarter of 2001 Have sold Pentium 4 processors, which is certainly due to the introduction of the i845, as cheaper memory modules can also be used. AMD's main problem continues to be Intel's dominance in servers, workstations and desktop PCs for the commercial user. Here Intel is still clearly ahead of AMD, while AMD was able to increase its market share, especially among private customers. The analysts from 'Gartner Dataquest' even certified AMD one here in DecemberMarket share of almost 30 percent. Even with notebooks, Intel's position is not threatened by AMD at the moment.
So you can see that the analysts are not entirely in agreement and the studies sometimes differ by a few percentage points. Since the manufacturers unfortunately do not want to publish clear sales figures at the moment, more precise information is impossible.