Engineers work on an EUV lithography machine at the training center at ASML in Tainan, Taiwan, August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Engineers work on an EUV lithography machine at the training center at ASML in Tainan, Taiwan, August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters

US-China tech war: SMIC secures supply of chip-making equipment from ASML as signs suggest easing of sanctions

  • ASML’s extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems, required for producing leading edge 5- and 7-nm node chips, were not included in the purchase agreement
  • SMIC plans to spend US$4.3 billion in capital expenditure this year, with most of the investment supporting expansion of processing capacity for mature nodes

Topic |   Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)
Engineers work on an EUV lithography machine at the training center at ASML in Tainan, Taiwan, August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Engineers work on an EUV lithography machine at the training center at ASML in Tainan, Taiwan, August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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