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Originally Posted by EvanPitts View Post
Figures - since like everything else, the speculators will crank the price up far in advance of us getting the affected goods. Besides, I don't think the affected area was big for chip plants - though the lack of electricity will really hamper production.
A 10ms disruption in power will take out a few weeks of product....
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post #12 of 24
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A 10ms disruption in power will take out a few weeks of product....
Are you saying this is going to be much longer than a few weeks?
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post #13 of 24
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Are you saying this is going to be much longer than a few weeks?
No, I think he was referring to the power outage at a Toshiba plant that killed production of wafers for about 3 weeks.
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No, I think he was referring to the power outage at a Toshiba plant that killed production of wafers for about 3 weeks.
Yup... minor power disruptions or vibrations cannot be good for delicate work at the nm level.
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...that's what she said.
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...that's what she said.
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To be honest, I'm waiting to sell my memory modules in the hopes that the prices do increase. I have a memory surplus
    
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Yup... minor power disruptions or vibrations cannot be good for delicate work at the nm level.
Indeed, even places in Japan that were farthest from the epicenter need to be re-calibrated because the precision is so important.
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This is why I finally ordered a SSD yesterday...
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