Following the most successful year in its history, and the acquisition of ATI, AMD has surged from 15th to eighth position in the rankings of the world's leading chip manufacturers.

Market research group, iSuppli, says a 91.6% rise in revenue from $3.9-billion in 2005 to $7.5-billion in 2006 saw AMD secure 2.9% of the processor market.
Intel, with 12.1% of the market, still dominates iSuppli's chip charts and is the only manufacturer with market share in double digits.
Intel is followed by Samsung (7.6%), Texas Instruments (4.8%), Toshiba (3.9%), STMicro (3.8%), Renesas (3%) and Hynix (3%).