The fire started at around 3.50pm local time yesterday during chip equipment installation and was extinguished in under two hours. Luckily no one was seriously injured in the fire, Hynix stated that there was only one minor injury and the fire was not as severe as it might seem.
Photos taken at the scene by local media show thick, black smoke billowing from the plant, but Hynix assure that because the fire was concentrated in the air purification facilities, that are linked to the rooftop of the fab, the smoke seemed much worse than it actually was.
|Photo courtesy of chiphell.com|
Hynix has stated that there is currently no material damage to the equipment and therefore they expect to resume operation soon, so overall production and supply volume will not be affected. We will bring you news on this issue as it happens.
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