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Samsung nonchalant about chip productionnews
07 August 2007

Samsung Electronics said it will be able to meet its monthly production target of semiconductor chips, but it will take around 40 days to fully verify the quality of the affected products, despite a crippling power outage last Friday that cast a shadow on the conmpany''s chipmaking operations.

The world''s largest memory chipmaker reconfirmed that the financial loss from the power outage would not exceed 40 billion won, much lower than initial predictions from stock investors.

The firm also said that it would be able to catch up with its original production schedule within this month by increasing production volume and tightening its quality inspection procedure.

Samsung had reacted swiftly to fix the power unit and restarted all the lines by Saturday noon. But it has to wait for weeks to check whether production has reached normal levels since semiconductor wafers stay on a line for about 40 days while being processed, it said.

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Samsung nonchalant about chip production