It ain't easy being green. Although recent figures suggest AMD grew its share of x86 CPU shipments last quarter, IHS iSuppli now reports that the underdog saw its slice of overall CPU revenue shrink in Q2—at least compared to the same quarter a year back. Here are the research firm's numbers:
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(For the record, these figures include revenue from all types of CPUs, including "RISC and other types of general-purpose microprocessors," not just x86 chips.)
To AMD's credit, its sequential performance wasn't too bad. The chipmaker's revenue share still tumbled by over one percentage point compared to last year, though.
IHS iSuppli says Intel performed particularly well in the second quarter because of a "combination of a recovery in PC demand and strong shipment growth for its new Sandy Bridge line of microprocessors." In particular, Intel is said to have benefited from strong sales in the corporate PC market, which is outpacing the consumer PC market.