As the smoke dissipates and it becomes clear that the magnitude of the disaster due to the fire are rising memory prices gradually.
It was not an easy week , Hynix
The world's second largest mobile computer and memory provider and manufacturer סמסונג
When a fire broke out in a memory chip factory in China.
At 4 in September a huge fire broke out in the factory Hynix
, Probably during the installation of new equipment. As a result, prices of chips DDR3
Rose significantly, a record of three years. Yesterday the company returned to partial activity and is still examining the damage.
"Currently, there is no material damage to the production equipment in the clean room. We expect to return to operations soon so that total production and the volume of supply will not be significantly affected." Said a company representative adding "our plan is to return to full operation in stages after the defective equipment is replaced".
Despite my words HynixTrendForce, which specializes in intelligence, hardware research and consulting, has estimated that the supplier will return to full operation for another six months or more.
Despite everything, the result is not necessarily completely negative for Hynix. The manufacturer reported last week that it expects most of the damage to be covered by insurance. Even if the volume of production is reduced due to the fire, the high market prices of the memories will allow for a higher profit for them.
And how does this affect us? During the last weekend and the beginning of this week, as a result of expectations of supply shortage the number of importers in the country have raised the price of memories.