ASML employees are seen working on the final assembly of the company’s Twinscan NXE: 3400B extreme ultraviolet semiconductor lithography machine, with its panels removed, in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, on April 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Chinese ambassador warns Dutch government against restricting ASML supplies

  • ASML, one of the Netherlands’ largest companies, is a near monopolist in lithography, an essential step in the manufacture of computer chips
  • Beijing’s ambassador to the Netherlands has warned that bilateral trade relations would be damaged if it is not allowed to ship its newest machines to China
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ASML employees are seen working on the final assembly of the company’s Twinscan NXE: 3400B extreme ultraviolet semiconductor lithography machine, with its panels removed, in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, on April 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters