The chip-maker Intel, which has a market value of $3.8 billion, announced it was recalling its chips following reports that the chips caused a serious fire that destroyed the company’s headquarters in Seattle.
The company has said the chips were not defective and were made in Taiwan.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, who also heads the global semiconductor group at Google, said in a statement: “We are deeply sorry that this event happened.
The chips we made and sold to our customers are safe.
We are working closely with our manufacturing partners to quickly determine the exact nature of the problem and to quickly provide an update to our consumers.”
Intel, whose chips are used in many of the world’s biggest companies, said it was working with regulators to determine how the incident happened and was cooperating with the investigation.
The recall affected roughly 2 million chips, according to Intel.
Apple Inc., maker of the iPhone, iPad and iPod, announced on Wednesday it would suspend sales of its MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini computer line indefinitely.
Apple said it had received reports of problems with a number of products manufactured by its suppliers, and that it was investigating the matter.
Microsoft Corp. said it would recall Windows XP computers that have not been updated to Windows 10.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday that it is investigating reports that two of its devices, a Surface RT tablet and a Surface Pro tablet, have been infected with a virus.
The agency said it is not aware of any illnesses linked to the devices.
The devices were shipped to consumers in China, where the virus is believed to have been created.
The Food and Drugs Administration said the devices were sold in China between June 2016 and June 2017.
Apple has said it has not received any reports of illness from its affected devices.
Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have also said they will no longer sell products from Chinese manufacturers.