Intel tightens grip on mobile processor market

Research from IDC indicates that Intel increased its market share in the mobile processor segment by nearly 3%, with most of that share coming from AMD.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  August 16, 2003

Intel has tightened its grip on the worldwide processor market in the second quarter. Research from IDC indicates that Intel increased its market share in the mobile processor segment by nearly 3%, with most of that share coming from AMD.

In the mobile PC processors space, Intel grew share 2.8% to 88.1% and AMD lost 2.5% share to end at 10.6%.

“Intel's ramp up of the Pentium M processor, part of its Centrino platform, showed in a sequential increase in mobile processor shipments,” says Shane Rau, senior research analyst for IDC's Semiconductor: Desktop and Mobile PCs service.

“Meanwhile, AMD's mobile shipments reflected the seasonal decline in demand and loss of share by falling off approximately 25% sequentially. As a result, Intel took substantial mobile processor share from AMD,” he adds.

IDC’s Q203 report reveals that, on an overall unit basis, Intel increased market share 1.2% to 81.6%. AMD's overall unit share declined 1.1% to 17.2%. In the segment for desktop PC processors, Intel grew share 0.8% to 79.4% and AMD lost 0.7% share to end at 19.4%.

On a revenue basis, Intel was able to keep its 2Q03 revenue flat due to the overall flat sequential units shipments and ASPs. IDC believes that higher desktop processor ASPs enabled by HyperThreading technology and the new 800MHz front-side bus as well as mobile PC processor unit shipments and the higher ASPs of those units helped to compensate for modestly lower desktop PC processor unit shipments.

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