aka_STEVE_bYeah, totally a 1 hour outage affects worldwide ram pricing.... Similar stories the gas companies tell people too & the cable tv overlords.... uh huh
Brad_HawthorneSometimes I think these companies do it strategically to price fix. Their prices get below a certain level they throw the power for a few seconds and conflate the issue of lost materials and production.
kougarThere is a reason Micron's share price went up instead of down on the news
Bruno747That right there tells you everything you need to know about this situation.Any company that can lose 30-90 days of production and see their stock price go up...well that's a company that needs more competition.Much less any company that has such a monopoly they don't feel investing in uninterruptible power for these exact scenarios is worth while.Imagine having a company, so secure in its sales that you can literally throw away months of material and work and have your overall value go up.
HoggleIt could be really hard to make the whole plant have a power redundancy system. Those machines can eat up a lot of energy. The only thing I really think this will likely mean is we will probably not see any new NVIDIA announcements for a couple months unless NVIDIA has the order already in place for the memory.