AMD global notebook market share might drop below 10% next year due to netbooks

  • As Intel Atom processor shipments continue to increase, while AMD has yet to come up with an official netbook platform of its own, AMD's share of the global notebook market might drop from the current 12-13%, to below 10% next year, according to sources at PC vendors. Although AMD has recently said its Yukon (Huron processor and RS690 chipset) and Congo (Conesus processor and RS780M chipset) platforms will mainly target the entry-level and mid-range notebook segments, the sources believe netbooks are AMD's real target.

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