Samsung is set to be the only top-ten semiconductor supplier to record growth in 2009, with the sector experiencing a tough year, according to iSuppli.
Dale Ford, senior vice-president of the market research firm, explained that this year has been difficult for the majority of semiconductor companies, but after a significant first-quarter drop, the industry has since recorded growth in the second and third quarters.
Despite this recovery in the sector, nine out of the top ten suppliers of semiconductors in the world will not boast revenue growth in 2009, with only Samsung seeing revenue growth.
Mr Ford explained that its success is because "the company is the number one supplier of bother DRAM and NAND flash, the two largest segments of the memory market."
Samsung is the second-largest semiconductor supplier in the world in terms of revenue, behind Intel.
Recently, the firm announced that its 2009 third quarter net income tripled from 1.22 trillion won (£635.5 million) to 3.72 trillion won.