x86 processor shipments drop steeply in Q3 as Intel gains on AMD

Intel gains over AMD in market share, but x86 chip shipments drop dramatically in Q3

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware

The recovery of the chip market also depends on PC buying trends, which may not improve in the coming quarter.

"Hopefully things will improve next year," McCarron said.

The slumping PC market also hurt Intel's and AMD's earnings, with overall and PC chip revenue dropping for both companies in the most recent fiscal quarter. The chip makers are facing an increasing threat from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm and Nvidia, whose ARM-based chips go into smartphones and tablets. Mercury Research's study did not include ARM in the numbers as the processors are not considered PC chips.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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