| Hynix Semiconductor has confirmed a power outage occurred at its Wuxi, China fab on May 19. Despite declining to reveal concrete estimates about the affect on production, the company indicated that any impact would be limited.
HNSL, a joint venture between Hynix and Numonyx, located in Wuxi, China, had an electrical blackout at 11:30 on May 19, 2008. Full power was resumed at 02:50 on May 20 but since an emergency generator kicked in immediately, the incident had a limited impact on production, Hynix said.
Hynix added in estimating the loss in sales at US$16-18 million. It also noted that the affected fab does not focus on 12-inch DRAM production, but declined to comment more on the details of production.