With the personal computer market in the dumpster and its sales under pressure, Intel could use some good news.
So Mercury Research has obliged. Its data shows Intel’s share of the global microprocessors market increased from 81.9 percent in the second quarter this year to 83.3 percent in the third quarter.
That’s the biggest share of the market that Intel has owned since the fourth quarter of 2002, when its percentage was 84.6 percent, according to J. P. Morgan analyst Christopher Danely.
And with problems growing at Advanced Micro Devices, Intel’s main microprocessor competitor, Intel’s likely to grab more of the market in the fourth quarter, Danely predicted.