South Korea, which traditionally performs well as an IDM supplier of memory, had 21 percent in 2019, down six percentage points from 2018.
Total IC sales growth in 2019/2018 by region by company headquarters. Source: IC Insights.
This fall was driven by a collapse in DRAM and NAND flash memory component sales in 2019. South Korean-headquartered companies, primarily Samsung and SK Hynix, registered a 32 percent sales drop, the worst of any major country/region.
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