7nm Nvidia and AMD chips among those affected by TSMC’s $253m virus outbreak

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

On Friday a ‘misoperation during the installation process for a new tool’ caused a virus to spread around chip-manufacturing behemoth TSMC’s computer network and has caused several thousand wafers to be scrapped. 

The important 12-inch fabs are the heart of TSMC’s contract manufacturing operations and Fab 12 and Fab 15 were shut down for as long as ten hours. These are the fabs where the company is manufacturing using the leading-edge 7nm…

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