Samsung display production briefly haulted due to power outage

A facility shared by Samsung Display and Samsung Mobile Display lost power for 11 minutes

Samsung is restoring production at a flat-panel display factory that briefly lost power Thursday evening, but is still unsure of what effects the outage will have on its overall production.

A facility that houses major production lines for Samsung Display outside of Seoul lost power for 11 minutes from 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, a spokesman said. He said that by Friday afternoon, production had been restored to 60 percent, and full restoration is expected by the end of the day.

The power outage was caused by a mistake made by a worker at the facility's electric supplier, Korea Electric Power.

Samsung Display has LCD production lines at the plant that together can produce about 320,000 LCD panels per month. Panels are divided up into multiple screens for TVs and other goods.

While Samsung may have to write off panels that were damaged or left unfinished when the power was cut, the stoppage is unlikely to affect the global LCD panel market, where supply is plentiful.

Earlier this year Samsung spun off its LCD panel business into Samsung Display Co., as the electronics giant and its rivals struggle to make a profit in the largely commoditized industry.

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