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Winter storm forces Samsung to halt Texas chip plant operations

Disruption threatens to exacerbate global semiconductor shortage in short term

Deadly storms have caused blackouts across Texas, impacting Samsung Electronics' U.S. operations. (Source photos by AP and Getty Images)   © AP

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.

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