That growth was spread over all application markets and regions.
Ongoing growth in the enterprise and storage markets meant that sequential microcomponent sales grew 6.5 percent in Q2, and memory semiconductor revenue increased 6.4 percent. Memory component revenue rose to $42.0 billion dollars in the second quarter.
Samsung Electronics led the industry with 15.9 percent of the market, followed by Intel at 13.9 percent and SK Hynix at 7.9 percent. SK Hynix achieved the highest growth rate and record quarterly sales among the top three companies, recording 16.4 percent growth in the second quarter.