Apple’s chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said on Friday that some of its production lines in southern Taiwan were hit by a contamination of gases used in the chipmaking process.
TSMC does not expect the incident to have significant impact on operations.
Nikkei, which first reported the news, said the company’s most advanced chipmaking facility, Fab 18, was hit. It added that all of the latest processors for the upcoming iPhones and Mac computers were produced there.
“To ensure that there will be no issues with production quality, TSMC is currently carrying out stringent follow-up operations,” the company added.
MacDailyNews Take: Of course the shorts will be all over this gas contamination, but, again, “TSMC does not expect the incident to have significant impact on operations.”