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

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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