Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, said on Saturday a number of its tools had been infected by a virus and the problem had been contained.

TSMC, a major supplier for Apple Inc, said a number of tools were infected on Friday.

“TSMC has contained the problem and found a solution, and recovery of the tools is in progress,” it said in a statement.

Rumours that TSMC had suffered a hacker attack were incorrect, it said.

A logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is seen at its headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan October 5, 2017. Picture taken October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Eason Lam - RC1DE6CC6EC0

A logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is seen at its headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan October 5, 2017. Picture taken October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Eason Lam – RC1DE6CC6EC0

The company said there was uneven impact across several of its fabs.

“The degree of infection varies by fab. Certain fabs returned to normal in a short period of time, and we expect the other fabs will return to normal in one day.”

The company did not respond to a Reuters request for comment on whether the computer virus impacted its weekend production.

Major tech companies in Taiwan, which form a crucial part of the global electronics supply chain, usually enter a busier period in the second half of the year ahead of tech gadget launches.

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