AMD has zero chance of reversing the trend unless and until it delivers a high margin product that has a chance of taking back lost market share from competitors. There's nothing on the roadmap that has any chance of doing that in the next 9 to 12 months at the earliest, and based on AMD's failure to deliver a new product on time or on spec in more than 7 years, speculative.
AMD is suffering the pain of failed execution. Inferior products are losing market share to Intel's CPUs and NVDA's GPUs. Inferior strategy caused AMD to focus on segments that are being cannibalized by smartphones and iPads.
It's a perfect storm - INTC-holed, APPL-holed, NVDA-holed and Rory-holed.
Inferior products, how so.
The 6 and 7 series gpu's are visual and OpenCL gods, the mobile A series have a great balance of cpu/gpu and power, especially on the gpu side. The FX line are super fast and offer up to 8 cores although a little much on the wattage. Then there's the Wii and it is unbelievable.
The GPU's with over 2000 cores that compute over a teraflop of information.
CPU's with 16 cores that power the worlds fastest supercomputer.
And yet you say inferior, I say you're crazy.
The market has spoken. The market is *never* wrong.
"Weighing on the shares today, principally, is the concern that the company lost share to competitor Nvidia (NVDA) in the third quarter in PC graphics processors, or GPUs, according to data released by Mercury Research." - Barrons, November 14, 2012
"Intel’s market share was 83.3 percent in the third quarter, growing from 80.6 percent in the same quarter the previous quarter. AMD’s market share was 16.1 percent, falling from 18.8 percent." - PCWorld, November 6, 2012