Samsung's 3D NAND flash memory fab in Xian, China is offline due to a recent power outage. Production is expected to resume in a few days but DigiTimes writes the incident may cause some disruptions in the flash memory market:
Samsung expects normal operations at the facility to resume in a few days. Less than 10,000 wafers were affected by the incident, which will have "minimal impact" on the market, the company said.
Sellers of NAND flash have stopped quoting their prices following the power outage that disrupted production at Samsung's Xian fab, as they want to clarify the extent of the damage, according to sources at Taiwan-based distributors. Meanwhile, buyers are gearing up their chip purchases.>/blockquote>