said today that it is the number one supplier of video cards to retailers in the U.S., according to the latest market share information published by independent research firm NPD INTELECT.
Amongst U.S. retailers in the month of March, ATI had a 49 percent unit market share and 52 percent revenue market share in the branded add-in-board market — according to NPD INTELECT, an increase of 10 percent. ATI’s board products sold at retail were tops in sales in nine of the top 13 graphics add-in boards. (Note that the data doesn’t include configured-to-order add-in boards). ATI products in the top 13 best-selling graphics cards included the RADEON series.
“We are very pleased with our growth from 39 to 49 per cent of the retail market in the February 2001 to March 2001 time frame,” said Tom Ward, vice president, Distribution Sales, ATI, in a statement. “We believe ATI will continue this market success when you consider our product road map which will see even stronger products introduced to the channel.”
In March, the company announced an adjusted net lost of US$26.1 million for its second financial quarter, which ended Feb. 28. The loss was reported on sales of more than $232 million. The company said that its losses were in line with guidance issued at the beginning of this month and due to a slowing economy.
Many Mac systems including the iMac, iBook and PowerBook continue to use ATI graphics processors, but Apple has introduced no Mac models that use the new Mobility Radeon or Radeon VE chips. Apple has, however, made inroads with ATI rival Nvidia.