As it became known yesterday, a few weeks ago on one of the small factories Samsung has problems with the production of DRAM chips. The company Giheung Plant, located in South Korea and is engaged in the production of 200-mm semiconductor wafers with 10-nm technology class (1x-nm) of the first generation.
Defects of the chip was caused by using tainted equipment on production lines. The representative of Samsung Electronics acknowledged the problem but noted that the production process is already normalized, and the damage is estimated at several billion Korean won (1 billion won ~ 860 thousand U.S. dollars).
In addition to financial losses, the failure resulted in the release of harmful substances into the environment. Products released during this time on lines, shall be disposed of. However, some industry experts talking about much greater damage than the official estimates Samsung Electronics. It is noteworthy that in the beginning of this year with similar problems in large scale faced by TSMC.