Samsung forced to halt chip production in Austin due to power outages

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Samsung has confirmed it’s temporarily halted chip production at its facilities in Austin, TX after the region’s power outages brought on by Winter Storm Uri, the Austin American-Statesman reports. “With prior notice, appropriate measures have safely been taken for the facilities and wafers in production,” Samsung said in a statement, “We will resume production as soon as power is restored.” On Tuesday, Austin Energy confirmed it had ordered its biggest customers to shut down, although it’s unknown how long they were without power.

What’s unclear at the moment is whether production of Apple’s Mac Pro, which is manufactured in Austin, has also been affected. A spokesperson from Apple did not immediately return a request for comment. Other…

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Author: Jon Porter