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
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

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
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
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