Trainees learning how to build and operate an EUV machine at the training centre at ASML Holding in Tainan, Taiwan on August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuter
Trainees learning how to build and operate an EUV machine at the training centre at ASML Holding in Tainan, Taiwan on August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuter

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ASML, Huawei and Qualcomm may be caught in the crossfire as SMIC runs risk of US blacklist in escalating tech war

  • The US makes up the biggest geography of origin for SMIC’s suppliers, with US-listed companies making up 10 of the top 30 vendors
  • China was the country of origin for 13 of SMIC’s 38 biggest customers, or 34 per cent of the total, as of August 14

Trainees learning how to build and operate an EUV machine at the training centre at ASML Holding in Tainan, Taiwan on August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuter
Trainees learning how to build and operate an EUV machine at the training centre at ASML Holding in Tainan, Taiwan on August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuter
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