Factory Fire in South Korea Could Affect Samsung Galaxy S5 Production

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    [​IMG]

    Early yesterday morning a fire swept through a factory plant in Anseong, South Korea which could have ramifications for production of the Samsung Galaxy S5. According to the report, this factory manufactures printed circuit boards which were going to be for the Galaxy S5, Samsung's next flagship smartphone. It took 300 firefighters nearly 6 hours to get the fire under control which began around 7:00am on Sunday.

    [​IMG]

    Luckily, Samsung does partner with other PCB OEMs so it won't delay the launch of the device. It could cause shortages in supply numbers. The damage from the fire is estimated to be around $1 Billion USD. For now, there is no word on the cause of the fire.

    Source: SamMobile
     
  2. Asgard

    Asgard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +22
    I find it a little depressing that in all the places reporting about this, there are no notification of clarification if there was someone injured during the fire, but everyone wants to be sure that their little phone is going to be there on time instead of 5 days later.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  3. 94lt1

    94lt1 Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    17,152
    Likes Received:
    4,040
    Trophy Points:
    1,138
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +4,530
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo 2
    You have a point.. But that's the nature of the beast... What can ya say.?
     
  4. djarmin

    djarmin Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +1
    I wish I could like this x1000.
     
  5. leeshor

    leeshor Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    4,363
    Likes Received:
    1,437
    Trophy Points:
    358
    Location:
    Norcross, GA - USA
    Ratings:
    +1,676
    Blame the whole thing on Apple :icon_ lala:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. THESHADOW1937

    THESHADOW1937 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2014
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    It's the timescwe live in. Human life is not appreciated as it was in "the days of yore." And that is very unfortunate.
     
  7. jspradling7

    jspradling7 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    801
    Likes Received:
    214
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +214
    • Like Like x 1
  8. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    Agreed. I looked for that information amongst a half a dozen reports on the fire. I also looked to see if they had any clue as to how it was started. I couldn't find any more info regarding those details... it's frustrating, but I posted what info I had.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Search tags for this page

anseong pcb fire

,
pcb factory fire anseong
,
pcb fire loss anseong korea
,
pcb s5 korea
,
s5 pcb fire south
,
which anseong factory fire