Thursday, May 04, 2006

David and Goliath

It is a different story that Intel was the first to market the dual core technology and still lost to AMD, as it introduced its processor on Itanium chip, which required users to get new software. The Itanium concept failed and AMD won the battle again. AMD is using its present momentum to capture more corporate clients than Intel. With Opteron, big clients like Sun Microsystems and Hewelett Packard are gladly jumping on AMD’s bandwagon, severely denting Intel’s marketshare. In fact, last year AMD introduced three new chips to compete with its archrival, which gave the company a head start in the server market – a more profitable proposition compared to the PC chip industry. Factually, Intel silicon chips still rule the overall market with roughly 80% share, while AMD has just a teeny-weeny 18% marketshare. But going by gains over the last year, AMD is gaining the competitive edge and may soon strip Intel of its dominant market status….

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Source :- IIPM Editorial, 2006

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