To prevent Chinas progress, the United States blocked Dutch companies from selling lithography machines to Chinese Enterprises

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 To prevent Chinas progress, the United States blocked Dutch companies from selling lithography machines to Chinese Enterprises


In November 2019, Nikkei Asia Pinglun reported that ASMC had delayed delivery to Chinese enterprises, and attributed this to pressure from the United States. The Chinese company that bought the device is SMIC, and ASMC does not want to upset its Chinese customers because China is its fastest-growing market, the report said. In 2018, 16% of the companys sales came from American enterprises and 19% from the Chinese market. ASMC declined to comment on Reuters reports, Dutch media reported Tuesday, but confirmed that the previous export license had expired and was waiting for a new one. A spokesman for the Dutch foreign ministry said that the Dutch government has the sovereign discretion to license dual-use technology and will not comment on specific cases. Xiang Ligang, an expert in Chinas communications industry, told the global times on June 6 that at present, only ASMC, the Netherlands, is able to produce such advanced lithography machines in the world. Therefore, the obstruction of the US government is indeed a blow to China. But everything has two sides. Chinese enterprises are not totally incapable of making lithography machines, but from the perspective of commercial principles, it is more cost-effective to directly purchase than to independently research and develop. If facing the most extreme situation and being completely stuck in the neck by the United States, we also have the ability to do independent research and development on our own. Source: Global Times Author: Li Sikun editor in charge: Wang Xiaowu Gu NF

In November 2019, Nikkei Asia Pinglun reported that ASMC had delayed delivery to Chinese enterprises, and attributed this to pressure from the United States. The Chinese company that bought the device is SMIC, and ASMC does not want to upset its Chinese customers because China is its fastest-growing market, the report said. In 2018, 16% of the companys sales came from American enterprises and 19% from the Chinese market. ASMC declined to comment on Reuters reports, Dutch media reported Tuesday, but confirmed that the previous export license had expired and was waiting for a new one. A spokesman for the Dutch foreign ministry said that the Dutch government has the sovereign discretion to license dual-use technology and will not comment on specific cases.

Xiang Ligang, an expert in Chinas communications industry, told the global times on June 6 that at present, only ASMC, the Netherlands, is able to produce such advanced lithography machines in the world. Therefore, the obstruction of the US government is indeed a blow to China. But everything has two sides. Chinese enterprises are not totally incapable of making lithography machines, but from the perspective of commercial principles, it is more cost-effective to directly purchase than to independently research and develop. If facing the most extreme situation and being completely stuck in the neck by the United States, we also have the ability to do independent research and development on our own.