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Jan 07, 2022 05:59 AM
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Xi’an Lockdown Rattles World’s Largest Chipmakers

The Xi’an plant is Micron’s major test site and assembly facility, representing a key segment in the chipmaking giant’s global business chain
The Xi’an plant is Micron’s major test site and assembly facility, representing a key segment in the chipmaking giant’s global business chain

Two of the world’s largest memory chip manufacturers are feeling the pinch as stringent Covid-19 lockdown measures hamper production in southwest China’s industrial hub Xi’an.

Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology are experiencing staff shortages at their manufacturing sites as the city imposes strict controls on people’s movement amid its worst outbreak. The companies together account for 67% of the global dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips market and 45% of the supply of NAND flash chips.

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