IDC have estimated market shares in the CPU industry for Q2 2010. Intel continued to dominate overall, but surprisingly, AMD pulled back a chunk of market share in the notebook CPU market – dominated by Intel. Compared to Q1 2010, AMD’s notebook CPU market share rose sharply by 1.6%, from 12.1% in Q1 to 13.7% Q2 2010. Intel still holds a dominant 86.1% share. This increase can largely be attributed to AMD’s Nile and Danube mobile platforms, featured in nearly 150 notebooks.

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IDC have estimated market shares in the CPU industry for Q2 2010. Intel
continued to dominate overall, but surprisingly, AMD pulled back a chunk
of market share in the notebook CPU market – dominated by Intel.
Compared to Q1 2010, AMD’s notebook CPU market share rose sharply by
1.6%, from 12.1% in Q1 to 13.7% Q2 2010. Intel still holds a dominant
86.1% share. This increase can largely be attributed to AMD’s Nile and
Danube mobile platforms, featured in nearly 150 notebooks.

Despite aggressive pricing and superior price/performance ratio in the budget and mainstream segments, AMD continues to lose ground in the Desktop CPU market. AMD held a 27.3% share in Q2 2010 for desktop CPUs, down 0.7% from Q1 2010. Intel holds 72.2% share. AMD lost massively in the server CPU market, losing a whopping 3.3%, and holding just 6.5% market share to Intel’s 93.5%.

Overall, thanks to the strong performance in the notebook segment, AMD gained slightly to an overall market share of 19.0%. Intel dropped to 80.7%, while Via improved by 0.1% from Q1 2010 to 0.3%.

IDC forecasts a major growth in the CPU industry in 2010 – 19.8% – over recession hit 2009. 2011 remains difficult to forecast, with the release of Intel’s Sandy Bridge and AMD’s Fusion and Bulldozer.

Reference: Techreport, IDC