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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)—Apple’s sole supplier of SoC components for iPhones and iPads, and Qualcomm’s major manufacturing partner—shut down several of its chip-fabrication factories Friday night after being hit by a computer virus.

The world’s largest makers of semiconductors and processors TSMC lost an entire day of production after several of its factories systems were halted by a computer virus in the middle of the ramp-up for chips to be used by Apple’s future lines of iPhones.

Though the popular chip maker has been attacked by viruses in the past, this is the first time a virus has affected TSMC’s production lines, making the incident a real big deal.

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