Blast Near Samsung's Plant in China Causes Disruption

      June 20, 2016 10:10

      Operations at Samsung Electronics' semiconductor plant in China were disrupted on Saturday following a blast at a local power station.

      According to local media, an explosion rocked a power plant in Xian at around 12:30 a.m., cutting power to the area. Due to the fire, the supply of electricity to Samsung's facility dropped temporarily.

      "Some equipment automatically shut down, detecting weakened power conditions," a Samsung spokesman said.

      Thousands of wafers were being processed at the time of the explosion. The facility is expected to return to normal operations as early as Tuesday.

      The plant is the world's only mass-production facility for 3D NAND flash memory chips.

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