Intel Corp. gained ground on rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in first-quarter personal computer processor shipments, according to a report by the IDC market research firm.

Intel’s overall market share totaled 81 percent for the quarter, up 0.5 percent from the fourth quarter, while AMD’s share dropped 0.6 percent to 18.8 percent. Taiwan’s Via Technologies had a share of 0.2 percent, up 0.1 percent.

Worldwide shipments declined by 5.6 percent from the fourth quarter, which IDC described as a typical seasonal decline. The market research firm says it expects global processor shipments will grow by 15.1 percent this year.

For desktop computers Intel had a 71.7 percent share compared with AMD’s 28.0 percent. In mobile processors, Intel had a 87.8 percent share, compared with AMD’s 12.1 percent. In server chips, Intel had a 90.2 percent, and AMD had 9.8 percent.


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