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TSMC reports gas contamination at key chip plant supplying Apple

Taiwan chipmaker says as of now there is no 'obvious impact' on operations

TSMC reported a contamination of chipmaking gas at its Fab 18 chip plant in the Taiwanese city of Tainan.   © AFP/Jiji

TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s most important plant for supplying Apple processors has been hit by a contamination of gas used in the chipmaking process, the company said on Friday.

The factory -- dubbed Fab 18 -- is the company's most advanced chipmaking facility. All of the latest processors for upcoming iPhones and Mac computers are produced there, industry sources told Nikkei Asia.

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