Power outage in Taiwan affects main iPhone chipmaker TSMC factory

Taiwan was hit by widespread power outages this Thursday

With that, two of its biggest cities, TMSC’s iPhone processor production hub, and over five million households were affected by this issue

As reported by Nikkei Asia, Taipei, Taiwan’s capital, and Kaoshiung, the second biggest city in the country, were affected by this power outage

Taiwan Power Co. said in a brief statement that its southern power grid system encountered a malfunction causing blackouts in southern Taiwan

Knock-on effects from the outage triggered power outages in some parts of northern and central Taiwan as well

The malfunction took place at Kaohsiung’s Hsinta Power Plant, the biggest power plant in southern Taiwan, according to the company

The iPhone processor production hub is in Tainan, in southern Taiwan

Economic minister Wang Mei-Hua said that Southern Taiwan will take more time to restore power as “restarting power plants take some time, too

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