TSMC is experiencing temporary difficulties with the production of chips due to a virus, infecting several plants.
According to Bloomberg edition statement several factories TSMC is currently closed due to a computer virus that hit extensive manufacturing facilities. Recall, TSMC – a major supplier of chips A-series devices Apple’s .
Representatives of the company have already commented on the situation, saying that what happened – no matter hackers hands. Meanwhile it though, the source of infection is still unclear. It is also unknown, and how the virus will affect the production of chips for the new the iPhone , whose announcement is expected this fall. It is possible that due to the present of incident smartphones will reach store shelves for a week or two later. The manufacturer declines to comment on the amount of corrupted due to virus attacks products.
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“TSMC has already been subjected to a virus attack, but this is the first time that the infection comes to production. Some plants have returned to normal operation. Production on the remaining normal in the next few days “, – says Chief Financial Officer of TSMC’s, Lora Ho (Lora Ho).
According to rumors, in May at TSMC factories started production of 7-nanometer chips for Apple A12 iPhone upcoming 2018 lineup of the year.
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