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After Hynix plant fire, spot market DRAM prices jump 20%

Lucas Mearian | Sept. 6, 2013
Production might not resume for six months and could affect 10% of the worlds DRAM supply.

TrendForce said the damage to the building originated from either major manufacturing equipment or one of the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) systems used to produce highly pure materials machineries inside the wafer facility.

Judging by similar accidents at United Microelectronics Corp. in 1998, and Winbond Electronics Corp. in 1996, "and the kinds of insurance payments involved in such events, TrendForce believes it will take at least half a year before SK Hynix's damaged clean room is fully rebuilt," the report stated. "This is expected to affect the Korean company's production procedures considerably in the near future."


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