Press Release: AMD Makes Major Annual Market Share Strides In Commercial And Consumer PC Markets Worldwide 


Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: December 12, 2001

AMD's focused commitment to commercial sector pays off with 40 percent share of U.S. small business PC market.

SUNNYVALE, CA-DECEMBER 12, 2001- AMD today announced it has posted impressive year over year market share gains based on shipments for both the commercial and consumer markets worldwide, according to the Gartner Dataquest quarterly report for the third quarter of 2001.*

Most significantly, AMD gained ground in the U.S. commercial sector, securing 40 percent of the small business PC market in the third quarter. Additionally, AMD processors accounted for more than half of all processors shipped to the Japanese home desktop PC market, as AMD captured 54 percent share, up from 24 percent one year ago. And in Western Europe, AMD grabbed 49 percent market share of processor shipments targeted for the home desktop PC market, an increase from 25 percent one year ago. All figures reflect Windows®-based desktop market segments.

"AMD has taken significant strides in improving its market share position from one year ago, most notably on the U.S. small business front, and in the home markets in Japan and Western Europe," said Ed Ellett, vice president of Marketing for AMD. "More recently, in sequential quarter to quarter figures, AMD managed to defend its market share position, despite a stagnant PC market and in the face of intense competition.

"AMD's strategy is paying off. We are maintaining our traditionally strong presence in the consumer market, while simultaneously gaining acceptance as a serious commercial player," Ellett continued. "Today's introduction of our AMD Athlon(tm) MP processor 1900+ and the AMD-760(tm) MPX chipset poises us for even better penetration of the commercial space."

In the overall U.S. market, according to Gartner Dataquest, AMD experienced considerable PC processor market share growth, from 17 percent in the third quarter 2000 to 27 percent in the third quarter 2001. AMD increased its share in all Windows®-based desktop market segments, including the small, mid-size and large business, government, education and home markets.

In the U.S. government sector, AMD had 33 percent share. AMD also doubled its presence in the U.S. education market, capturing 18 percent market share, up from 9 percent one year ago. AMD continues to vigorously pursue opportunities to bring reliable and stable platforms to business, government, and education end users.

AMD has also been honored for its commitment to and innovation for the mid-size business market, capturing three consecutive wins for Best of Show at the Gartner Midsize Enterprise Summit event. AMD's product portfolio provides the reliability, stability, compatibility, manageability and performance required by IT managers and enterprise users.

About AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).

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Cautionary Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Risks include the possibility that the company will not maintain or grow its PC processor market share, in aggregate or in any particular market segment, and that Intel Corporation's aggressive marketing practices will materially hinder the company's ability to secure Tier One design wins in the enterprise markets. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, and the report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2001.

*All figures cited from Gartner Dataquest "Personal Computers Worldwide Quarterly Statistics - Q3, 2001. For more information on accessing a Gartner report, please visit www.gartner.com or call 1-203-964-0096.


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Catherine Abbinanti
AMD Public Relations
(512) 602-2292
E-mail: cathy.abbinanti@amd.com