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Winter storm forces Samsung to halt Texas chip plant operations

Disruption threatens to exacerbate global semiconductor shortage in short term

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics has been forced to temporarily halt operations at its semiconductor factory in Austin, Texas, due to power shortages in the U.S. state caused by deadly winter storms.

The city's power company ordered the South Korean tech giant to halt operations on Tuesday afternoon, and there is no indication when they may resume.

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