Samsung needed to incidentally close down its chip plant in Austin, Texas, in the US. Following substantial snowfall in Texas, the South Korean firm was requested to totally close down its fab and stop the creation of chips. Aside from chip lack, such blackouts can cost a huge number of dollars in harms to the organization.
As per the report, Texas specialists requested closing down fabs, which influenced Samsung as well as NXP Semiconductors and Infineon Semiconductors. A 30-minute force closure at Samsung’s fab in 2018 had obliterated 3% of the worldwide stock of NAND chips. A month ago, a spontaneous force misfortune happened at the organization’s Hwaseong chip plant, and it took Samsung a few days to reestablish influence and resume chip creation at full limit.
Samsung could be taking a gander at a great many dollars in harms because of blackout at its Texas chip plant
With the new closure at Samsung’s chip plant in Texas, a few items could’ve been obliterated, causing the organization a huge number of dollars in harms. It is as yet hazy if Samsung was given sufficient opportunity to plan for the blackout. A few kinds of chips can take as long as a month or more to travel through a few creation steps, and a blackout can make the whole line be disposed of. In spite of the fact that fabs have power reinforcement frameworks, they are normally intended for transient blackouts.
Notwithstanding the progressing worldwide chip lack, the closure of Samsung’s chip plant is awful information. Samsung began its manufacture plant in Austin in 1996. The organization added a second fab in 2007 and afterward extended it in 2017. It isn’t openly realized which chips it makes at the Austin plant, however DRAM, NAND, and portable SoC could be a piece of the creation. The organization actually hasn’t been given a date when it can restart the chip creation.
Samsung is as of now intending to set up another semiconductor chip plant in Austin. The organization is said to contribute up to $17 billion for the new plant and make around 1,800 positions. On the off chance that everything goes as indicated by the arrangement, the plant could begin at some point in 2023, zeroing in on 3nm MBCFET chips.