Menu
Fire-hit SK Hynix DRAM plant in China to resume operations soon

Fire-hit SK Hynix DRAM plant in China to resume operations soon

A fire on Wednesday at a China chip plant did not damage the factory's fabrication equipment

A fire at a SK Hynix memory chip plant in Wuxi, China will have no impact on the company's DRAM production, the company said on Thursday, adding that the factory will resume operations soon.

SK Hynix is a major producer of memory chips, and is known to supply key vendors including Apple. The fire at the plant had initially caused concern among analysts that it could cause a major shortage in memory chips, and lead to price jumps.

On Wednesday afternoon, a fire broke out at the South Korean company's factory in Wuxi as a result of "equipment installation," SK Hynix said in an email. The fire was extinguished 90 minutes later, and left no damage to the factory's fabrication equipment, it said.

"Thus we expect to resume operations in a short time period so that overall production and supply volume would not be materially affected," the company said.

The company is still investigating the extent of the damage, but said it was less severe than pictures in the media had suggested. Only one person was injured in the fire.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags memoryenvironmentComponentsElectronics manufacturingHealth and safetySK Hynix

Featured

Slideshows

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success for Lexel Systems, at a milestone birthday occasion at St Matthews in the City.​

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30
Show Comments