Intel’s CPU revenue share reaches 4-year peak

iSuppli claims Intel’s revenue share in the CPU market has climbed to 80.6% in Q2’09, up from 79.1%. This is the highest Intel has reached since 82.4% in Q3’05. Meanwhile, AMD’s revenue share fell from 12.8% in Q1 to 11.5% in Q2’09.

Do note that these figures signify market share by revenue, and not by units sold. AMD has a lower average selling price than Intel. This is the main reason AMD’s revenue share dropped in Q2, as the average price of its CPUs dropped. Intel, on the other hand, continues to charge a hefty premium for its Core i7 CPUs, which are virtually without performance competition in the desktop arena. With the arrival of Lynnfield, Intel is expected to put further pressure on AMD’s CPU prices in the >$200 segment. In the <$200 segments, however, AMD has the stronger products, arguably. Unfortunately for AMD, these processors make less money, as indicated by AMD’s revenue share figures.

Reference: Digitimes


iSuppli claims Intel’s revenue share in the CPU market has climbed to
80.6% in Q2’09, up from 79.1%. This is the highest Intel has reached
since 82.4% in Q3’05. Meanwhile, AMD’s revenue share fell from 12.8% in
Q1 to 11.5% in Q2’09.

Do note that these figures signify market share by revenue, and not by
units sold. AMD has a lower average selling price than Intel. This is
the main reason AMD’s revenue share dropped in Q2, as the average price
of its CPUs dropped. Intel, on the other hand, continues to charge a
hefty premium for its Core i7 CPUs, which are virtually without
performance competition in the desktop arena. With the arrival of
Lynnfield, Intel is expected to put further pressure on AMD’s CPU prices
in the >$200 segment. In the <$200 segments, however, AMD has the
stronger products, arguably. Unfortunately for AMD, these processors
make less money, as indicated by AMD’s revenue share figures.

Reference: Digitimes

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