Volgens een artikel van EBN heeft AMD nog steeds moeite om zich te vestigen op de zakelijke markt voor processoren. Dit blijkt uit het feit dat IBM onlangs aankondigde te stoppen met de NetVista PC, die gebruikt maakt van de AMD Duron. AMD moet nog steeds een aantal grote OEM's overtuigen om de Athlon familie toe te passen in hun systemen:
AMD in the first quarter garnered just 4% of the commercial market occupied by businesses with more than 1,000 employees, according to Dataquest. But in other business categories, the Sunnyvale, Calif. company made some significant gains. AMD's market share among companies with fewer than 100 employees grew from 17 to 30%, and among companies with 100 to 999 employees from 8 to 14%.
Additionally, in the education sector, AMD's share increased to 19% during the first quarter, compared with 12% the previous quarter. And the company's share in the government sector grew to 26%, versus 13% during the fourth quarter of 2000.
Dataquest hasn't compiled figures for the second quarter yet. Mercury Research, Scottsdale, Ariz.,, doesn't break out shares for the different PC markets, but its second-quarter figures show overall momentum with AMD, with the company taking 22.2% of the market versus 76.7% for Intel. In the fourth quarter of last year, AMD had just 17.2% share compared to 81.5% for Intel.
It's difficult to make gains in the enterprise market where corporate buyers are conservative and look for a supplier with a track record and stable supply line, said analysts.
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