"Our last video on #Japan's semiconductor industry ended with the industry at the very peak of its powers.

Taking place over the span of 30 years, the island country's rise to #semiconductor supremacy>
> shook the industrial foundations of the West.

The Japanese semiconductor #industry once seemed invincible. But what goes up must come down. In this video, we look at Japan's semiconductor decline." (publisher-blurb)
From the comment-section (by "Jim Golab"):
"I was at #Motorola Memory Division in the early and mid-80’s. The 1985 crash devastated the chip suppliers because right before it, the computer companies were selling into a boom and were so desperate for #DRAM, that
>they would make the same order to multiple vendors, ..then cancel the other orders once any one vendor fulfilled the order. This was..ok as long as the sales were growing and the vendors eventually sold the chips (likely at a lower price), and had a shot at future business,
>but was a catastrophe when the computer companies had the market downturn and cancelled most of their orders.
Suddenly the chip vendors saw almost ALL of their demand go away, as well as all of their FUTURE orders.


My company went in one year from having its best year ever to having its worst year ever. It was a bloodbath."

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