Intel sees Atom chip sales decline, maintains microprocessor lead in Q3

December 27, 2011 — Intel Corp.’s (NASDAQ:INTC) Atom chips saw plunging sales as the netbook market was swallowed by smartphones, media tablets, and like devices, but the company expanded its microprocessor leadership in Q3 2011, shows IHS iSuppli.

In Q3, Intel accounted for 83.7% of global microprocessor revenue, up 1.2 percentage points from Q2, according to IHS iSuppli Computer Systems research. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE:AMD) is 73.5 percentage points behind Intel, holding the number 2 position. AMD


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