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Samsung closes factories in China due to COVID-19 rebound

According to local outlet Business Korea, Samsung Electronics it may have to abandon much of its semiconductor production, due to a new spike in COVID-19 infections in the Chinese city of Shanghai, which could cause delays in deliveries.

According to the China Chamber of Commerce, about 57% of companies based in the country struggled following the closure of Shanghai. In addition, the personal computer industry may also experience some impact, especially Applewhich now has to deal with the closure of the supplier Quanta Computer.

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For the past few days, the situation of the spread of COVID-19 in China has been of great concern. In Shanghai, extremely strict containment measures they push the population to rebel (lack of food, medicine, lack of medical care, etc.), with the risk of suffering even stronger police repression.

Other cities, such as Xian, are also facing rising cases. One of Samsung’s semiconductor factories in this city is in charge produce 40% of the Korean manufacturer’s semiconductorsfactory which would have closed on the 16th, and which at least until tomorrow, will remain closed if the order of suspension of its activities is not extended.

At the moment, there is no reason to worry, given the relatively short duration of the plant closure. On the other hand, if it were prolonged, the situation could quickly become problematic for Samsung.

via: Gizchina

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