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At least some of its DRAM products are indeed defective, admits SK hynix

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SK hynix, one of the largest DRAM chip makers in the world, has confirmed that some of the DRAM products it made were indeed defective. In a statement to The Register, the firm has said:

We can confirm that a defect was found in a few DRAM products. We're currently talking to a limited number of customers affected by this to address the issue. While it’s too early to estimate the potential losses, we don't think they would be that significant as the defect is within the range of typical quality issue check.

However, it was quick to add that the number of defective products that were circulating around in rumors was hugely overblown. "The scale of the potential losses mentioned in the rumor is absolutely not true and exaggerated", it added.

According to such rumors, the company was having to deal with around 240,000 defective memory wafers, which is an enormous number and a huge cause for worry especially in a time of serious massive global chip shortage.

Consequently, the shares of the chip giant fell 0.78 percent to 127,500 won. Clearly upset about this entire situation, the company has requested a police investigation for looking into whosoever may be spreading such rumors.

Source: Yonhap via The Register

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