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TSMC chip output for Nvidia and Huawei hit by defective chemical

Production woes follow conservative forecast from industry bellwether

A production site for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker.  (Photo courtesy of TSMC)

TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said on Monday a defective chemical had damaged production at a factory that supplies customers including chip developers Huawei Technologies, Nvidia and MediaTek.

This marks the second production problem linked to suppliers in less than six months for the world's biggest contract chipmaker, which is suffering from weak demand as smartphone sales slow.

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