Korea overtakes Japan to be No.2 IC manufacturing nation

Korea overtook Japan last year to become the second largest manufacturer of semiconductors, says IHS.

Intel wafer

Korean manufacturers had sales worth $51.5 billion representing 16.2% of the market.

Japanese manufacturers had sales of $43 billion or 13.7% of the market.

No.1 was the USA with 52% market share.

The EU was the fourth largest manufacturing region with an 8.7% market share while Taiwan was fifth with 6.5 % share.

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