AMD Drops Out of the Top 10 Chipmakers

It was a short stay in the top 10.  After buying ATI, AMD entered the top 10 chipmakers, but it's already set to drop out of that list.

Intel will increase its market share by the end of 2007 to 12.5 percent, keeping its place as the world's top chipmaker, while rival AMD will drop out of the top 10, research firm iSuppli predicted.

Samsung Electronics will remain the world's second-biggest chipmaker with 7.4 percent of the market while Toshiba will rise to third place, pushing Texas Instruments to number four, iSuppli said.

Total semiconductor revenues are expected to reach $271 billion, up 4.1 percent from 2006. In September, iSuppli had said it expected the market to grow by 3.5 percent.

Hard to believe, or perhaps it's not.  Intel has regained the place it held for so long, and AMD, the company that not so long ago was battering Intel's CPUs with processors of its own that bested Intel at its own game, continues to sag.
Via:  Extremetech
Tags:  AMD, Chip, pma, make, IP, makers, AM, K
ice91785 6 years ago
It seems perhaps they have overstretched themselves a bit maybe? But then again, all it takes is one good idea hmm....?
Der Meister 6 years ago

 ever since the ATI merger AMD has not been its self exactly... They use to be the power house underdog but ever since CD2 came out they have yet to respond in the enthusiast market...

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

I would still like to think that they had something bigger in mind when mergeing the 2 companies. It's all specultaion but IMO it's 1 of 2 things. 1 they stretched themselves to thin trying to handle chipset platforms, cpu's and gpu's and possibly ppu's. Or it could be that they plan to merge all these different arena's into a single chip that more effeciently communicate and perform. I would like to think that the 2nd option be the case but if they don't do something in the near future it may really be to late. If they do suceed in incorporating everything into a single chip than I think they will leave Intel in the dust again.

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