On December 4, IT House reported that there was a power outage at Micron’s first facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Micron replied in response that the safety protection mechanism was activated in real time in the factory. After the electricity is restored, the equipment is currently working normally. Micron expects the factory to resume manufacturing within a few days.
13:22 GMT, Friday, December 4, 2020
The power blackout lasted as long as 3 hours, Micron employees revealed. While the electricity has been successfully restored, it will take at least 2 to 3 days for follow-up operations and procedures such as resumption and inspection.
IT Home learned that Micron Technology and Huaya Technology formally merged on December 12, 2016, and the Taoyuan celebration ceremony was held. As a consequence, Micron became Taiwan’s largest foreign-invested manufacturer. Gas contamination happened in Micron’s Taoyuan factory as early as 2017, causing some 60,000 wafers to be scrapped.
Industry insiders pointed out that the Micron Taoyuan plant was originally Huaya Technology with respect to the power outage at the Micron plant, and the main force was to produce 8Gb DDR 4 products. Fortunately, the present shortfall of 8Gb DDR 4 is not evident, but it needs to be seen if it would also impact the overall DRAM demand availability.