Jump to content



Photo

Hynix FABs on fire after chemical explosion


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 spikey_richie

spikey_richie

    XXXIII

  • 2,590 posts
  • Joined: 02-February 05
  • Location: Nuneaton, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1u1 Pro 64-bit
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z1

Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:19

World DRAM prices are set to rocket as news comes in that Hynix FABs 1 and 2 have been engulfed in a ball of flame following a huge chemical explosion.

Reports are still coming in, but the effects are immediate – with memory prices already shooting up by 10% in the first hour after reports started.

This is one of the main factories for nVidia GDDR5 we are told, so expect a major issue for the green team with production and pricing.  That said, As nVidia begin to switch to other sources, so AMD’s price for Radeon RAM will also jump up.

Hynix makes 30% of the world’s memory in this area, and now it will lose half its production, so world production will drop by 15%.

 

http://www.kitguru.n...ical-explosion/




#2 Aheer.R.S.

Aheer.R.S.

    I cannot Teach Him, the Boy has no Patience!

  • 11,839 posts
  • Joined: 15-October 10

Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:21

wow, that was fast



#3 Praetor

Praetor

    ASCii / ANSi Designer

  • 3,344 posts
  • Joined: 05-June 02
  • Location: Lisbon
  • OS: Windows Eight dot One dot One 1!one

Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:32

now it's the best time to buy RAM... tomorrow and the next months not so much.



#4 OP spikey_richie

spikey_richie

    XXXIII

  • 2,590 posts
  • Joined: 02-February 05
  • Location: Nuneaton, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1u1 Pro 64-bit
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z1

Posted 04 September 2013 - 13:28

Update:

 

http://www.kitguru.n...nix-explosions/



#5 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 04 September 2013 - 16:00

I'm not surprise. We have a global economy now and everything effects everything else.



#6 +Phouchg

Phouchg

    has stopped responding

  • 5,689 posts
  • Joined: 28-March 11

Posted 04 September 2013 - 18:29

Gah! It's not that long ago we've made it through the Thailand flood and the resulting stupid cash grab, and here we go again.