Intel Takes The Crown Of 2008:AMD Dropped From Top 10
We know that Intel and AMD had some furious competition in the field of microprocessor development in 2008 and in the beginning of 2009.
AMD could not keep up with the pace and Intel retained its title of world’s largest chip maker. AMD even dropped from the first 10,according to market researcher iSuppli. It may appear surprising but the facts and figures tell the same thing.
Intel enjoyed 13.1 percent share of global chip industry revenue last year,while Samsung took second with 6.1 percent of the share.AMD made it to the first 10 last year,hoping that they will give Intel a tough time,but could not do so.Texas Instruments (TI) also dropped a place, to fourth from third,Toshiba taking over the 3rd place.
Hynix Semiconductor suffered the worst revenue decline last year due to the DRAM chip glut. So the It market had some ups and downs, but Intel was able to retain the crown.
2009 has already seen some amazing chipsets from both Intel and AMD. Lets see if this time AMD will reign or again Intel will win the battle.