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AMD Aims To Sell More Opterons

AMD will try to nearly triple its market share in its server segment by the end of the year through high-profile customer wins and tighter relationships with manufacturers. AMD aims to be in 10 percent of the so-called x86 servers by the end of the year. If successful, AMD could become the second-largest provider of server microprocessors, as x86 servers now account for around 90 percent of the servers sold. The growth is largely due to the popularity of the Opteron processor. For AMD to meet its market share goals, however, will depend on whether it can strengthen its alliances with the top four server makers. IBM, HP, Sun and Dell account for around 70 percent of server sales.

AMD will try to nearly triple its market share in its server segment by the end of the year through high-profile customer wins and tighter relationships with manufacturers. AMD aims to be in 10 percent of the so-called x86 servers by the end of the year. If successful, AMD could become the second-largest provider of server microprocessors, as x86 servers now account for around 90 percent of the servers sold. The growth is largely due to the popularity of the Opteron processor. For AMD to meet its market share goals, however, will depend on whether it can strengthen its alliances with the top four server makers. IBM, HP, Sun and Dell account for around 70 percent of server sales.

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