TSMC gas tainting occurrence flashes fears of deferrals for MacBook Pro 2021 and iPhone 13


Fab 18 hit by gas pollution, however it’s not expected to have a ‘huge effect’ now

A TSMC chipmaking office or ‘fab’ has been the survivor of tainting of a gas utilized during the time spent making Apple SoCs for Macs and iPhones, prompting stresses about whether this could foretell a postponement of the purportedly approaching redid MacBook Pro models worked around Apple’s own silicon – also the iPhone 13.

The defilement happened at ‘Fab 18’, which is TSMC’s most progressive chip producing plant, as Nikkei Asia reports, and it’s the place where processors for future Macs and iPhones – probably including the reputed overhauled MacBook Pros with the M1 replacement chip, potentially called the M1X – are made.

Undoubtedly, the report sees that Apple is preparing parts to begin creation on new Mac and iPhones by the end of August.

TSMC told Nikkei: “Some TSMC creation lines in the South Taiwan Science Park got certain gases from providers that are accepted to be debased. These were immediately supplanted with different gas supplies.”

TSMC said that the issue was close by, and the chipmaker added that it was participating in follow-up tasks to guarantee creation quality off the lines is kept up with. TSMC further said that it doesn’t expect that this will altogether affect the progression of chips.

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