By: Hilbert Hagedoorn
DigiTimes mentions that one of Micron's manufacturing plants in Taiwan suffered a 1-hour power outage. The factory accounts for almost 10% of the world's DRAM production capacity, which means that this disruption could limit the industry's supply and therefore drive up its price.
After the blackout, Micron's shares increased with 2% due to the uncertainty that was generated with the level of supply available for the next few months. Although the impact of the blackout is still unknown, it affected the Micron Fab 11 factory for just over an hour, although the company immediately activated its safety mechanisms and procedures to minimize losses. In numbers, we are talking about 125,000 wafers per month to bring DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory kits to life under a 10nm manufacturing process.
The company stated that “Micron experienced a power outage at its DRAM manufacturing facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on Thursday, December 3. Emergency response procedures were in place immediately, and all team members are safe. Power has been restored, and all systems in the facility are operating normally. We estimate that the factory will return to normal production in the next few days. " [FULL STORY]