On Thursday night, the gas utilised in the manufacture of these chips was discovered to be polluted.
According to Nikkei Asia, the most major TSMC factory that produces Apple’s chips for next-generation iPhone and Mac models has been contaminated with gas.
TSMC’s “Fab 18” factory is the company’s most advanced chipmaking facility. TSMC is Apple’s sole chip supplier, producing all of the unique silicon chips used in every Apple device.
According to the company, it is doing follow-up operations to ensure that product quality is not harmed, and the incident is not thought to have had a “major impact on operations.” According to sources speaking to Nikkei Asia, the gas contamination had a little impact on the chip manufacturing process.
The contamination occurs at a particularly inconvenient moment for Apple, since the company and its suppliers are thought to be nearing completion of components for the final assembly process of new iPhone and Mac models by the end of August.