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(No.1 High Tech News Site in Japanese)
| Hyundai Electronics Cuts DRAM Output in June, July
July 24, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. shut
down all DRAM microchip production lines at its Ichon plant in Korea,
its stronghold of DRAM production, for eight days.
|It did so to adjust a worldwide glut of DRAM microchips in the semiconductor
market, Nikkei Microdevices confirmed. The shut-down will continue for
eight days from July 16-25.
The company also curtailed production at Ichon for one week in June.
In addition, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea also stopped operations
of memory-microchip production lines at its main plants for one week
from July 19-25.
Hyundai will keep reducing production on the same scale, along with Samsung
Electronics, until the DRAM market recovers, company officials said.
LG Semicon Co., Ltd. officials said the company will not curtail production
on a large scale for the time being, because it has a small inventory.
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