A lot of original equipment manufacturers are holding their collective breath right now. Hynix Semiconductor's fab in Wuxi, China, suffered an outage lasting more than 15 hours on Monday and that's inevitably raised questions about the potential impact on DRAM prices. Here's the short story: The company estimates it will take a couple of days to return to full production at the plant, which makes about half of Hynix's total DRAM output. And what about chip prices? Still to be determined, but this market has been awash in inventory for quite awhile.
Oddly enough, prices for … Read more