Back in 2011 year end, the chip maker giant, Intel shell out 15.6 percent of the market, with a gain of 2.5 points from 2010, according to a research firm IHS. The latest figures are highest since from the time back since 2001 when the company grabbed a total of 13.9 percent share. The company’s share over the last five years has varied from 11.9 percent to 13.9 percent.
“The company’s rise was spurred by soaring demand for its PC-oriented microprocessors, and for its NAND flash memory used in consumer and wireless products,” Dale Ford, head of electronics and semiconductor research for IHS, said in a statement to CNET. “Intel’s revenue also was boosted by its acquisition of Infineon’s wireless business unit.”