The Samsung NAND flash memory plant has been blackout, and the output of the wafer reduced by 11% in the month.
According to Taiwan media reports, Samsung Electronics's NAND flash factory in Ping Ze city had a short power failure in March 9th. The damaged wafer is equivalent to 11% of the total NAND flash memory output in March, or 3.5% of the global NAND flash memory.
The Samsung NAND flash plant has been blackout for about half an hour, and about 50 thousand to 60 thousand wafers were damaged, according to people familiar with the matter.
People familiar with the matter said that Samsung's sufficient stock could offset the loss of the wafer due to power failure and would not have a major impact on Samsung's NAND flash chip business.
But people familiar with the matter also pointed out that the incident could still affect the overall market supply and price in the next few weeks.
According to DRAMeXchange data, in the first quarter of 2018, there was a slight oversupply in the NAND flash market, which would drag the NAND contract price. The growth of terminal market demand slowed down due to seasonal factors, while major suppliers increased their 3D NAND flash production.