At the request of the Americans, Dutch chip machine manufacturer ASML canceled deliveries to China before export restrictions on the company actually took effect. This is what the news agency reported Bloomberg Tuesday.
According to sources from Bloomberg ASML had obtained permits to supply a number of advanced DuV machines to Chinese companies until the end of last year, but American officials asked the company to refrain from doing so. It was possible to pay attention to that.
according to Bloomberg It is unclear how many of the machines, each costing tens of millions, were not shipped in the end. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan contacted the Dutch government about the issue at the end of last year. But according to the anonymous sources, Sullivan was asked to contact ASML directly about the matter.
The US government, the Dutch Foreign Ministry, and an ASML spokesperson want to address this Bloomberg No comment on this issue.
ASML is a world leader in chip machine development. Semiconductor equipment is used to make chips for a variety of applications such as smartphones, servers, electric vehicles, and advanced military equipment.
Partly for this reason, ASML has become the epicenter of geopolitical tensions between China and the United States in recent years. The Americans do not want to export advanced chip technology to China to prevent the Chinese from using the chips for military purposes.
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