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posted by martyb on Friday June 11, @03:33AM   Printer-friendly
from the dram-of-cyber-libel dept.

SK Hynix admits to DRAM defects, smacks down rumour it botched big batches

South Korean chip maker SK Hynix has admitted some of its DRAM components included defects, though it says accounts of the issue are overblown.

[...] The impact of the defects may be less substantial than the damage done to SK Hynix's reputation, as South Korean newswire Yonhap reports that rumours have circulated to the effect that 240,000 wafers of DRAM are defective. SK Hynix is thought to have the capacity to produce around 1.8 million wafers a month, around 80 per cent of which are dedicated to DRAM. The whispering therefore describes a serious situation at a time the world's hunger for silicon can't be satiated.

SK Hynix's missive to The Register continued: "The scale of the potential losses mentioned in the rumour is absolutely not true and exaggerated."

The company has therefore requested a police investigation into whoever is spreading this gossip.

SK Hynix Admits to Some DRAM Production Flaws, Calls the Cops

SK Hynix admitted that, while it was dealing with some faulty DRAMs, the damages did not impact 240,000 wafers. The company claimed that these rumors are meant to injure its reputation and called the local police to file libel and misinformation charges against its unknown assailant, thus spurring a police investigation into the rumors.

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  • (Score: 2) by sonamchauhan on Sunday June 13, @12:58AM

    by sonamchauhan (6546) on Sunday June 13, @12:58AM (#1144722)

    Maybe "insulted" is too strong a term. Let's go with "poked fun at".

    Then when I pointed out the "Hynix" branding on the faulty module, he didn't know what it meant. I had to explain it was 'Hyundai RAM' (made by a group company of the Hyundai chaebol).

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