According to earlier reports, due to the cold wave, Samsung Electronics’ fab in Austin, Texas, was affected by power shortages, resulting in the shutdown of the plant.
The Samsung Line S2 plant is located in Austin, USA, and is a 300mm fab transformed from a 200mm fab. Clean room construction began in August 2010, and 300mm logic products were put into production in April 2011. The output reached 43,000 pieces that year. It is currently mainly used for mass production of 65nm to 14nm products. The R&D center was established in 2010 to develop high-performance, low-power, complex CPU and system IP architecture and design for the system LSI department.
According to TrendForce reports, Samsung Line S2 monthly production capacity accounts for about 5% of the world's total 300mm wafer production capacity, and the capacity affected by the cold wave will account for approximately 1 to 2% of the world's total 300mm production capacity.
TrendForce pointed out that the main customers of the plant include Intel, and automotive semiconductors such as Tesla and Renesas are also produced chip in this plant.