US chipmaker Micron Technology said the output of some of its computer memory products will be disrupted due to the closing of the Chinese city of Xi’an after a recent spate of new Covid-19 cases, reports Bloomberg. Micron uses a test and assembly facility located in Xi’an. The chipmaker said it will be able to meet most of its customer demand, but new supply arrangements may cause delays.
“We are also working with local government officials to identify solutions that will enable us to minimize impact of the situation and maintain operations at the site safely,” the Boise, Idaho company Wednesday said in a statement. “We are tapping our global supply chain, including our subcontractor partners, to help service our customers for these DRAM products.”
Micron’s announcement follows similar news earlier from a larger rival, South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, which said its production in the Chinese city also will be affected. The two companies are among the largest makers of chips that provide storage and short-term memory in everything from smartphones to supercomputers.