Fire at Hynix memory plant temporarily suspends operations

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Sep 4, 2013
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  1. A chemical explosion led to a fire at SK Hynix Semiconductor’s memory fabrication facility in Wuxi, China earlier today. Initial reports pegged the damage as substantial with a number of memory companies halting shipments but a statement from Hynix noted...

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    These chips are will go up in price until the plant gets back underway.. Best buy those upgrades for memory chips an etc.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    The last thing the PC industry needs is factory stops. It was bad with the thailand flooding, its bad with this. The prices will go up regardless of how bad damage actually is.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    I wish I needed memory sticks, then I could wail and moan about this too....
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I wish I was the arsonist, then I could've also been paid a fortune & a guarantee to get off scott free...
  6. Scavengers

    Scavengers TS Booster Posts: 110   +21

    Just as memory prices were finally starting to fall. Of course damage was minimal and if Hynix couldn't keep up then Im sure others could step in.


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