Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) outgunned Intel to capture over half of the processor market for US desktop PCs in the US last month.

AMD captured a 52 per cent share of the US retail desktop market in September, topping Intel's 46 per cent share, according to market research firm Current Analysis.

"Despite its past successes in surpassing Intel desktop sales in select retail sales weeks, September 2005 marked the first time AMD was able to outperform Intel for an entire month," Current Analysis said.

AMD is opening its most advanced chip-making factory today in a billion dollar gamble the company can keep production lines full as it gains market share against Intel.

AMD benefitted from increased sales of Media Center PCs, Current Analysis said. In September, Media Center PCs accounted for 46 per cent of all US retail desktop sales, the market researcher said, and 55 per cent of those machines went out with AMD processors inside.

"There is fantastic momentum surrounding the adoption of Media Centers and subsequently, AMD, in the forthcoming holiday season," said Current Analysis.




Macworld Conference 2005

October 27-28, 2005. At MacExpo, Olympia National Hall, London

Macworld has gathered the world's best Mac experts for this year's Conference, which focuses on two areas: Mac OS X and profesional design.

Mac OS X: David Pogue (author of many best-selling Mac books, and the technology correspondent for the New York Times) leads the Mac OS X stream, alongside Macworld's hilarious back-page columnist Andy Ihnatko.

Design Pro: Deke McClelland (author of The Photoshop Bible, and inductee of the Photoshop Hall of Fame) runs a masterclass on Adobe Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications, with digital-artist Steve Caplin and photographer Martin Evening. Quark Product Architect Dan Logan flies in from the US to show the world's first full demonstration of the ground-breaking QuarkXPress 7.0.

Discover the hidden tips and tricks utilized by the Mac's top practitioners to dramatically enhance your skills and gain the insights you need to get the most from your technology investment.



Macworld Conference 2005

October 27-28, 2005. At MacExpo, Olympia National Hall, London

Macworld has gathered the world's best Mac experts for this year's Conference, which focuses on two areas: Mac OS X and profesional design.

Mac OS X: David Pogue (author of many best-selling Mac books, and the technology correspondent for the New York Times) leads the Mac OS X stream, alongside Macworld's hilarious back-page columnist Andy Ihnatko.

Design Pro: Deke McClelland (author of The Photoshop Bible, and inductee of the Photoshop Hall of Fame) runs a masterclass on Adobe Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications, with digital-artist Steve Caplin and photographer Martin Evening. Quark Product Architect Dan Logan flies in from the US to show the world's first full demonstration of the ground-breaking QuarkXPress 7.0.

Discover the hidden tips and tricks utilized by the Mac's top practitioners to dramatically enhance your skills and gain the insights you need to get the most from your technology investment.

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