AMD has not been increasing its share of the consumer processor segment for the first quarter in a row, but the three-month period has been characterized by a downward trend in demand for PCs. Even under these conditions, AMD has continued to close the Intel position, thus increasing its share to a record 27% in the second quarter.
This type of data has been provided to Tomøs Hardware by the company itself, but the original note is mainly devoted to the study of Mercury Research statistics, which traditionally handles the quantity of processors sold rather than the proceeds of their sale. In the cash figures, AMD increased its market share from 18.1 per cent to 18.8 per cent in the desktop segment, from 14.9 per cent to 27 per cent in the mobile, from 11.6 per cent to 22.9 per cent in the server. In general, in the x86 joint processors market, which takes into account the Internet of things and the registered components of the type of processors for game consoles, AMD's share of revenues increased from 16.9 per cent to 28.1 per cent in the second quarter, which is also a record figure.
If we return to quantitative criteria, the share of AMD in the desktop segment, according to Mercury Research statistics, increased by 3.5 percentage points over the same quarter of last year to 20.6 per cent. In quantitative terms, the share of AMD in the mobile segment did not reach 27 per cent but was close to that level. Compared to the second quarter of last year, its share in the mobile segment increased by 4.8 percentage points to 24.8 per cent, and that is also the record for the company.
In quantitative terms, the share of AMD in the server segment is much smaller than in cash, although it has increased over the past 12 months from 9.5 per cent to 13.9 per cent. The difference with the IDC in monetary terms, on which AMD is based, is also explained by the calculation method, the latter accounting for single or two processor server systems, and Mercury Research covers the entire market for server systems based on x86-compatible processors. In any case, the share of AMD in the server market has been growing for the 13th quarter in a row.
AMD's share in the entire market of x86-compatible processors in the second quarter of Mercury Research is not yet accurate, but it reached 27.7% in the first quarter. The share of Arm licensees in the market of central processors was 11.3% in the first quarter of this year, and not yet in the second quarter of the data. This is a great advance, considering that this share did not exceed 2% two years ago.