Fire at Micron Taiwan fab raises memory chip price concerns

Siu Han, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Asia 0


A fire recently broke out at Micron Technology's DRAM fab in Taichung, central Taiwan, prompting concerns among industry participants regarding the short-term pricing trend.

The incident had no impact on the plant's operations or the safety of its personnel and contractors, and an investigation into it has been launched, according to Micron Taiwan.

Micron has yet to specify whether it will affect production capacity.

The memory sector is paying attention to the recent fire incident, as DRAM spot market prices have been reasonably stable. In the past, fires at memory production facilities frequently caused short-term changes in memory pricing.

The fire at Micron's Taichung fab in Taiwan was promptly extinguished, but the consequences of the incident remain uncertain.

DRAM spot prices are expected to rise alongside contract prices after August, previous reports quoted memory module company sources as indicating.