AMD Server Market Share Increase

Mercury Research figures released by AMD show that the chipmaker saw its market share rise from 7.4 percent in the first quarter to 11.2 percent in the second quarter, a 51 percent jump. Revenue generated by Opteron rose 89 percent from the first quarter to the second. An increase in sales of Opteron servers also gives AMD an opportunity to sell chips to manufacturers of business desktops and servers. Sun, Hewlett-Packard and IBM all came out with new Opteron servers in the second quarter, broadening the range of products available. AMD is also becoming more familiar to large companies. More than 75 percent of the Global 100 have now installed Opteron systems–that’s up from 35 percent in the third quarter of 2004.


Mercury Research figures released by AMD show that the chipmaker saw its market share rise from 7.4 percent in the first quarter to 11.2 percent in the second quarter, a 51 percent jump. Revenue generated by Opteron rose 89 percent from the first quarter to the second. An increase in sales of Opteron servers also gives AMD an opportunity to sell chips to manufacturers of business desktops and servers. Sun, Hewlett-Packard and IBM all came out with new Opteron servers in the second quarter, broadening the range of products available. AMD is also becoming more familiar to large companies. More than 75 percent of the Global 100 have now installed Opteron systems–that’s up from 35 percent in the third quarter of 2004.

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