The temporary shutdown of Samsung’s chip manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas due to power shortages caused by cold and snowy weather could negatively impact smartphone production.
According to the source, the company produces, in particular, control chips for OLED displays used in smartphones, including Samsung flagship smartphones and Apple iPhone smartphones.
The Austin plant has a production capacity of 20,000 wafers per month. Typically, Samsung has a month and a half in stock of components for assembling smartphones, so it is believed that the suspension of the factory does not yet affect the release of Samsung smartphones. As you know, the work of the plant was suspended in mid-February and recently began to resume.
However, if the factory takes too long to resume operations, it could affect the production of smartphones. Informants familiar with the matter said it could take about two months to get back to full operation.