Trainees learn how to operate an ASML EUV lithography machine, the most advanced type available, at the company’s training centre in Tainan, Taiwan, in August. Photo: Reuters Trainees learn how to operate an ASML EUV lithography machine, the most advanced type available, at the company’s training centre in Tainan, Taiwan, in August. Photo: Reuters
Trainees learn how to operate an ASML EUV lithography machine, the most advanced type available, at the company’s training centre in Tainan, Taiwan, in August. Photo: Reuters

SMIC supplier agrees to buy used ASML lithography system amid China’s national chip drive

  • Suzhou-based chemical supplier has agreed to pay just over US$11 million to buy the Dutch-made lithography machine from an East Asia company via Singtest
  • China relies exclusively on imports for high-end photoresist materials used in semiconductor manufacturing

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Trainees learn how to operate an ASML EUV lithography machine, the most advanced type available, at the company’s training centre in Tainan, Taiwan, in August. Photo: Reuters Trainees learn how to operate an ASML EUV lithography machine, the most advanced type available, at the company’s training centre in Tainan, Taiwan, in August. Photo: Reuters
Trainees learn how to operate an ASML EUV lithography machine, the most advanced type available, at the company’s training centre in Tainan, Taiwan, in August. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [12:45pm, 7 Oct, 2020]

  • [12:45pm, 7 Oct, 2020]

    (Corrects October 1 story in the lead and second paragraph to reflect that the purchase of used lithography machine is still in progress, it has not completed.)

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