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AMD Takes Market Share in Latest IDC Report

Research firm IDC, recently released its Q2 data on the microprocessor market. This market is currently dominated by Intel ( INTC ) and AMD ( AMD ) and so typically a loss for one implies a win for the other. According to the latest report, AMD seems to have improved over Q1 2011 and gained some share. Below we take a quick look at the results and implications.

Our price estimate for AMD stands at $9.90 , implying a significant premium to the market price.

Share Gains Driven By Notebooks But Servers Still Weak

IDC's report mentions that AMD's share in total PC microprocessor market increased by 1.5% in Q2 2011 compared to previous quarter. However if we dig deeper it seems that the company gained share in notebooks and desktops but continued to perform poorly in servers where its share further declined to 5.5%. Although AMD is expected to launch its bulldozer CPU in later half of this year, we have reduced our market share expectations for the full year 2011 from slight gains to slight losses.

However, the notebook market share gain was a positive surprise and consequently we have adjusted our expectation in the category slightly upwards.

Overall the report's message is that AMD is gaining momentum in PC microprocessor market and Llano will further help in sustaining it. Moreover, it seems that 2011 will remain a bad year for AMD as far as server business is concerned though slight recovery in second half is likely. Our forecast adjustments have resulted in slight upgrade of our price estimate for AMD.

See our complete analysis for AMD's stock

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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