Japanese Semiconductor Industry 1980-2000

Events

JP Gov. Anti-Free Trade Tactics

1960 - 1979

JP Gov. Subsidies, Encourage Coop

1970 - 1979

US Market Share: 75%, JP Market Share: 24%

1980

Japanese Firms Capital Expenditure: 29%

1980

US Firms exit DRAM Market

1986

Dip in DRAM Demand; JP Firms Do Not Reallocate

1986

Foreign Fabless Start-Up Rise, JP Stagnant

1986

US Market Share: 25%; Japan: 65%

1986

Japanese Firms Capital Expenditure: 50%

1990

Rise of the PC Market; Japanese Firms Do Not React

1990 - 1999

JP High Reliance on Dom. Market

1992 - 2000

Japanese Firms Capital Expenditure: 25%

1997

Resilience