AMD doing well in India

While the rest of the PC market is in the doledrums, AMD is making a killing in India.

According to beancounters at IDC, AMD India recorded its highest ever market share of 20.1 percent in the last quarter.

The company has grown 12 times in India as compared to the market growth over the last year.

Most of the surge took place in the commercial segment, with the company getting its highest ever market share of 27.1 percent.

In the commercial desktops, AMD holds 22.4 percent of the market from 20.6 percent the quarter before.

In the commercial notebook segment the company captured 31.4 percent of the market share meaning one in three Indian notebooks has an AMD inside.

The report added that the consumer notebook market share stands at 14.4 percent, which is much better than the 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2011.

Ravi Swaminathan, Managing Director and Regional Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AMD India said in a statement that AMD India’s success was thanks in part to targeted initiatives in both the enterprise and consumer space.

AMD’s APU technology, combining processing and graphic capabilities, also helped, he added.

Swaminathan believes that everything will get even better when the outfit releases new APUs and graphic offerings in the first half of 2013.