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TSMC says computer virus will slow shipments and cause additional costs

TSMC anticipates that a recent computer virus outbreak, which occurred due to misoperation during the software installation process for a new tool and affected a number of computer systems and fab tools in Taiwan, will cause shipment delays and additional costs.

The degree of infection varied by fab, according to TSMC, who said it has since contained the problem and found a solution. About 80% of the company’s impacted tools have been recovered, and the company ...

SEMI launches collaborative technology community

SEMI has announced the formation of the SEMI Electronic Materials Group (EMG), a collaborative technology community that combines the former Chemical & Gas Manufacturers Group (CGMG), the Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG), and other SEMI member segments to better serve the interests of the electronics materials industry.

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