Mark Hachman, July 30, 2007
If just desktop chips were factored in, Peddie found, Nvidia would be the top desktop graphics supplier. Nvidia claimed a 43 percent desktop market share, followed by Intel, at 38.5 percent. Intel still owns the mobile graphics market, however, selling 51.5 percent of the 24.5 million units sold, which itself represented 31.2 percent of the total graphics market.
The surprising climb has come largely at the expense of AMD's ATI subsidiary, which was acquired by AMD roughly a year ago -- an indication that the acquistion has so far not gone as planned. AMD sold 15.86 million units, capturing 19.5 percent of the market. A year ago, AMD sold 19.67 million units -- a 19.4 percent decrease -- and controlled 26.7 percent of the market.
Via/S3, SiS, and Matrox brought up the rear with 7.7 percent, 2.5 percent, and 0.2 percent of the second-quarter market, respectively.
In total, 81.32 million graphics chips were sold during the quarter, an increase of 10.6 percent.