AMD expands its market share at Intel’s expense

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) outstripped its rival, Intel, on the market of microprocessors during the first quarter of the current year.

Chip maker’s share of revenue on the global market of microprocessors rose by 2.2 percentage points vs. the same period of the last year to 13 percent. Intel’s sales of microprocessors dropped by 0.7 percentage points.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale , California , that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets. Its main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers, and processor technologies for handheld devices, digital television, and game consoles.

AMD is the second-largest global supplier of microprocessors based on the x86 architecture after Intel Corporation, and the third-largest supplier of graphics processing units. It also owns 21 percent of Spansion, a supplier of non-volatile flash memory. In 2007, AMD ranked eleventh among semiconductor manufacturers.