Marcury Research on Q3 2003 graphics market

The market saw a 13.75% increase in terms of graphics units sold, including standalone, integrated, mobile, professional, etc. The biggest supplier of graphics products in the third quarter of the year was Intel with 35% of the whole market. NVIDIA Corporation and ATI Technologies boast with nearly equal shares of the graphics market ? 25% and 22% respectively.

NVIDIA Corporation continued to loose the ground in the total standalone graphics processors market ? includes desktop and mobile GPUs and VPUs ? in the third quarter of the year by declining 1% to 53% sequentially. Markham, Ontario-based ATI Technologies, on the other hand, gained solid 3% and reached 40% milestone. Shares of companies like SiS and Matrox Graphics were 3% per each with SiS leading in terms of unit sales. NVIDIA managed to maintain its Number One position in the desktop standalone graphics chip business, but also saw a sequential decline of 2% in terms of share, down to 62%. The rivaling ATI Technologies boosted its share by 4% to 32% during the Q3 2003. SiS and Matrox stayed flat with 3% each.

Intel Corporation proves to be the most successful provider of integrated graphics solutions with its Intel Extreme Graphics and Intel Extreme Graphics 2 cores that are built in the company?s i845 and i865-series of products. During the third quarter 2003 the company gained an extra 3%, while SiS lost another 2%. It means that the world?s largest chip-maker has managed to increase its share from 57% to 67% within the first three quarters of the year, while SiS has lost 5 points and now occupies 13% of the desktop chipsets with integrated graphics market. NVIDIA and VIA stayed flat with 17% and 3% respectively compared to Q2 2003.

There are some changes in the mobile segment, where ATI have always leaded. Due to Centrino sales going upwards during the last few months, Intel?s share in the market of integrated chipsets for portable computers rose to 45% from 23% early this year, while ATI only gained 5% within the same period and now has 39% share. VIA Technologies continued to loose the ground in mobile integrated segment ? a 26% decline from 37% in Q1 to 11% in Q3 speaks for itself. In contrast, SiS/XGI successfully received 5% share as a result of Trident acquisition in the Q3.

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