By >Daimaou - G.G-B
0.07 seconds, this is just what it takes for Toshiba to lose 20% of its NAND production
Yesterday morning at 5:21 am while we were all sleeping in Tokyo, Toshiba’s Yokkaichi plant in central Japan apparently suffered from a 0.07 seconds power outage on its NAND fabrication lines forcing the company to shutdown the production until today, where the company hope to restart everything.
While this may not sound as serious as we may think at first, such incidents will have a drastic impact on 2011 January and February NAND shipment where professionasl estimate that Toshiba may have lost up to 20% of its production for this period.
Beside Toshiba, many other companies will suffer from this sudden drop in NAND availability and Tablet, Smartphone, SSD manufacturer may found difficult to keep up on the demand. Now will this problem will postpone the PSP2 launch later 2011 nothing is sure yet, but since Sony is heavily relaying on Toshiba NAND for its future UMD Less gaming device, some wonder that a slight delay in the NAND production may have long term effects on future product development.