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random_testaccount t1_iu28gi8 wrote


Kevin_Jim t1_iu39rgi wrote

It’s not that simple. There are state interests at play and Netherland would probably not allow such a thing. The US managed to force the company from selling their latest machinery to China, though.


random_testaccount t1_iu49e9a wrote

ASML's entire business is building and selling those machines. TSMC in Taiwan uses ASML machines. Samsung in South Korea uses ASML machines. Intel in the US uses ASML machines. Chip manufacturing in the Netherlands is virtually zero.

The US was able to ban ASML from exporting these machines to China because a patent held on the deep ultra violet technology was developed using US federal funding.