“As consumers’ increasingly demand greater visual computing capabilities in their notebooks, the market for discrete graphics is only expected to grow,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, founder and principal, Jon Peddie Research. “The increase in volume in the second quarter of this year, and in AMD’s mobile discrete market share, is a testament to consumers’ appetite for visual computing, and manufacturers’ readiness to satisfy it as we move into what has traditionally been the busiest season of the year.”
“AMD has worked diligently to introduce technology that gives people an incredibly compelling visual experience on a notebook platform, and the latest market data showing the phenomenal uptake of ATI Mobility Radeon™ based notebooks validates the quality of both our products and that experience,” said Matt Skynner, Vice President & General Manager, GPU Division, AMD. “We’re moving into the back-to-school and holiday seasons, and there’s also the upcoming Microsoft Windows® 7 operating system. AMD continues to provide the solutions for the mobile discrete market and ATI Mobility Radeon based notebooks.”
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- According to Jon Peddie’s Market Watch report published by JPR, “First Quarter, 2009 – Graphics Semiconductor shipments and market activity”. Data shows Q2 unit growth of 87.27 % over Q1, 36.5% market share gain in Q2 over Q1, and a Q2 market share of 53%.
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