Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is gaining on competitor Intel more and more. In Q1 2009, the overall U.S. microprocessor shipments dropped 10.9% from the quarter before. Overall Intel had a 77.3% market share and AMD had 22.3%. AMD gained 4.6% this quarter.
Even though shipments have slowed down, the rate of decline is expected to lessen.
“The PC processor market continued to reflect significant decline in end demand for most of 1Q09,” stated Shane Rau, a director at research firm IDC. “However, some inventory replenishment by (PC makers) at the end of the quarter helped to slow the decline and bring the quarter in at a level only slightly worse than typical seasonal decline.”
The Atom processor shipped about 33% less in this quarter compared to the previous quarter indicating that there was less of a demand for netbooks this time around.