Korea Becomes #2 Supplier in Semiconductors

D-Bo, March 26, 2014, 2:43 p.m.

Korea has outpaced Japan to become the world’s 2nd largest semiconductor supplier. Japan held the title for quite some time, but Korea managed to overtake them by experiencing a 1.5% point rise this year. It also helps that Japan dropped nearly 4%.

Following the United States at 50% comes Korea, who holds a total of 16% of the market share. Japan is now reduced to 3rd with 14%.

Industry experts say although Korea is in 2nd place for the market share, they still rely too heavily on memory chips.


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