Last weekend, the TSMC factories were hit by a virus attack. Some analysts said that the incident may delay the shipment of Apple’s new iPhone to a certain extent, but the impact is very limited because TSMC has well prepared to handle such problems. (Via 9to5Mac)
TSMC’s affected production line is said to be fully restored on Monday, but the event may delay the shipment of the chip and affect the company’s third quarter financial performance.
Mark Li, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein, said that Apple is one of the affected customers, but the speedy recovery in the fourth quarter will minimize losses.
KGI Securities said in a report that although TSMC’s 12-inch wafer shipments may be delayed, the impact on the upcoming iPhones is limited because “the upstream supply chain usually prepares for these incidents and manufactures surplus chipsets during the initial ramp-up stage”
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