Reminder that technology supply chains are incredibly fragile.
A half-hour power outage at Samsung’s fab near Pyeongtaek, South Korea, disrupted production and damaged tens of thousands of processed wafers. Media reports claim that the outage destroyed as much as 3.5% of the global NAND supply for March, which may have an effect on flash memory pricing in the coming weeks.
It would be interesting to see what happens to the industry is production from Taiwan was disrupted for a substantial period. Yes, everything is software but without hardware there is no software.
Power Outage at Samsung’s Fab Destroys 3.5% of Global NAND Flash Output For March : https://www.anandtech.com/show/12535/power-outage-at-samsungs-fab-destroys-3-percent-of-global-nand-flash-output