Korea overtakes Japan to be No.2 IC manufacturing nation

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

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.

Tags: Japan, Korea

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