Another TSMC employee infected with coronavirus

Monica Chen, Hsinchu; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Asia 0

One of TSMC's employees living in New Taipei City has been tested positive for COVID-19, according to the pure-play foundry. The Taiwan-based foundry has seen two employees infected with the coronavirus thus far this year.

More than 10 employees who already made contact with the confirmed coronavirus patient are required to be quarantined and conduct self-health management, TSMC said. The foundry said its fab operations remain normal.

TSMC on May 22 disclosed one employee stationed at its factory site at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) was infected with COVID-19.

TSMC said it is monitoring constantly those in quarantine for symptoms and provide necessary assistance. The foundry is also keeping a close eye on the pandemic development to make rolling updates on its precautionary measures.

TSMC has already imposed measures against COVID-19, such as WFH and rotational work schedules for segregated teams.

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) also disclosed recently that one employee at its factory site in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan was infected with COVID-19. Employees who had contact with the confirmed coronavirus patient are already being quarantined and have tested negative. The incident will have no impact on its fab operations, according to the foundry.

Taiwan reported 633 domestic COVID-19 cases on May 26, bringing the total number in the country to 6,091 since the outbreak began in early 2020.