Sources: Reuters, Intel
quote: The x86 CPU dates all the way back to Intel Corp.'s (INTC) Intel 8086 in 1978. Since then all Intel CPUs have been x86. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) also adopted x86 for their purposes. However, Intel is by far the bigger player, still, owning somewhere around 80 percent of the x86 CPU market, according to recent estimates.