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Blackouts in Taiwan: Foundries & DRAM Makers Unaffected, Chip Packagers Halt Ops

Taiwan started a rotational electricity blackout across the country on Thursday following a major incident at a coal-fired power plant in southern Taiwan that caused its shutdown. The outages have not affected TSMC, the world’s largest contract maker of chips, other foundries, and DRAM makers. However, chip packaging houses had to halt operations briefly. Taiwan’s…