Meanwhile, market researcher iSuppli reported Tuesday that AMD managed to stabilize its market share in the second quarter, following six months of losses to Intel. The firm estimates that AMD accounted for 11.4% of worldwide microprocessor sales, up half a percentage point from the first quarter. AMD's market share had fallen to 10.9% in the first quarter from 16.8% in the third quarter 2006.
Intel, meanwhile, lost a half-point in the second quarter, falling to 80.3% from 80.8%. The drop ended a major resurgence in market-share during the prior two quarters, iSuppli said.
A strong worldwide PC market helped sales for AMD and Intel. Gartner has said PC shipments were up 11.7% in the second quarter, and rival International Data Corp. has pegged the increase at 12.5%.
AMD provided few details in its third-quarter forecasts, saying it expects revenue "to increase in line with seasonality."