Intel has clawed its way to more than 80 per cent of the processor market for the first time in four years, according to the latest data from analyst house iSuppli.
The chip giant saw a rise of 1.5 per cent to give it 80.6 per cent of the market. It is Intel's best performance since 2005, when its share stood at 82.4 per cent.
"Intel benefited as the global PC market took a first small step towards recovery in the second quarter, with global shipments rising by one per cent from the first quarter," said Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst for compute platforms research at iSuppli.
"However, with PC shipments still down compared to a year earlier, Intel actually suffered a decline in microprocessor revenue, as did chief rival AMD."
AMD's market share fell by 1.4 per cent to 11.5 per cent, and other manufacturers such as Via also lost share.
"AMD did not benefit from the small sequential rise in PC sales because its average microprocessor pricing was lower than in the first quarter of 2009," Wilkins said.
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