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Old September 4, 2013, 02:53 PM
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DON'T PANIC says Hynix, China fab explosion is no big deal ? The Register

shows this picture of hynix on fire



that was a few days ago

but this post on ocn says this.

[kg] Hynix FABs on fire after chemical explosion - Page 3

lies and deceit coming from dram manufacturers?

probably.

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Old September 4, 2013, 04:57 PM
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They are the same picture... either the reporters got it wrong and posted it or there is shenanigans..
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Old September 4, 2013, 04:58 PM
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My sources tell me that Kingston stopped all shipments to their resellers so expect price jump on retail side of things.

I don't think that's even close to what the fire looked like. This picture was from a Korean news called New Daily


They did stop the production. However the fire concentrated where there are air purification equipment was. There aren't any major issues with the equipment in the clean room and they hope to restart their operation very shortly according to the article.

This particular factory is responsible for about 12% of all D RAM chips so we will definitely see price jump regardless of when they open up for operation.
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Old September 4, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Be like the Hard drive price hike all over again. They'll put the prices on all ram up immediately by 300% and then "drop" it by 1/3 in an year or two's time and say the price has come down <sarcasm/>
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Old September 4, 2013, 09:27 PM
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The thing is that's going to drive up a lot of things that use ram, not just ram itself. Hell it mentions that nVidia was using them for a good portion of the GDRR5 and AMD was using them for regular DDR3 ram.
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The thing I don't get is that they were fitting out the affected suits for nand productions so really they should only lose a few days maybe weeks worth of production..

There shouldn't be the problems that the floods cost for HDD's.
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If I'm not mistaken, Hynix dram is a key component of GTX 770s. Either way at least no one died, and hopefully the smoke just makes it look worse than it is.
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They've stated that none of the crucial equipment for producing DRAM was damaged.
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Just thought I'd share an interesting new tidbit on this from an internal source. Hynix may or may not have lost any important equipment, but the fire definitely impacted their business. I heard from a source up top over here that Hynix stopped taking orders and may not ship again until as late as Nov., so dram prices shot up something like 30% overnight. Just wanted to give you guys a heads up since it's looking like graphics cards, especially those with lots of memory, might be due for some price increases soon. Anyone looking for a 4GB card especially might do best to pull the trigger now. Just a quick FYI.
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