Sunday, October 16, 2005
With server market share north of 20% and climbing -- up from about nothing a couple years ago, AMD must be pleased to garner more than half of U.S. retail PC sales in the just-ended back-to-school period. With a new fab open in Dresden, Germany, the company has a 50 million microprocessor capacity ramping to 100 million chips a year. Once pooh-poohed as a manufacturing laggard, AMD has been pounding Intel on many fronths for a year now. The results are beginning to tell.