In a strong workstation market, Intel has won back most the market share it had lost to AMD’s Opteron processor in 2006 and 2006. According to Jon Peddie Research (JPR), Intel’s Xeon processor held a 92.0% share in the first quarter of this year, up from 87.6% a year ago.
The Opteron’s share peaked in the second quarter of 2006 with 13.3% and AMD has been losing share to Intel steadily since then.
Overall, JPR estimates that 674,000 workstations shipped during the first quarter, up 15.2% in Q1 2006. Average selling prices of workstations were flat, allowing revenues to increase also by about 15%, the market research firm said.