According to BASF, neutral and blue may be the paint colors of the future. Fine, but it’s St. Patrick’s Day, so the 2019 Ford Mustang is getting a fresh new paint option, Need for Green. It’s a nice, bright counter to the dark Highland Green paint on the upcoming 2019 Bullitt Mustang and would be just as comfortable gracing the bodywork of a Lamborghini as it is on Ford’s pony car.
A power outage at a Samsung fab near Pyeongtaek, South Korea is being reported by AnandTech. The half hour power outage reportedly damaged 50,000 to 60,000 wafers of V-NAND memory, which represent 11% of Samsung’s monthly output, and 3.5% of the global NAND output.
Ugh, if the enthusiast PC market didn’t need yet another slap across its face right now. We will have to see what happens in the market, or else we may need to add NAND storage to the ever growing list of things that are running at inflated pricing. I wonder if the power outage was caused by miners using up all the electricity? Big thank you to @WhoBeDaPlaya for the story.
Samsung itself has already produced volumes of its latest Galaxy S9/S9+ smartphones it needed to support channel sales in the coming months, therefore it is not going to require massive amounts of NAND memory in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, other major consumers of NAND will start to build up inventory of memory only later this year when they start to prep for product launches in August or September.