What is semiconductor sovereignty worth?
July 14, 2021The EU, US and Asia all have one thing in common when it comes to semiconductors—all are willing to invest billions in research and production to claim a stronger stake in global market share.
ASML goes on hiring spree in Taiwan
March 15, 2021The semiconductor equipment company is reportedly looking to add som 600 engineers to its operations in Taiwan during 2021.
SK Hynix ink $4.3 billion deal with ASML
February 25, 2021The Dutch supplier of semiconductor equipment has signed a five-year long deal, worth USD 4.3 billion, with SK Hynix as the South Korean company works to secure equipment to boost it output.
Foundry revenue expected to increase by 23.8% YoY in 2020
November 19, 2020Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on the global economy, several emergent trends, such as WFH, distance education, rising 5G smartphone penetration, and strong component demand from telecom infrastructure build-out, have resulted in a bullish semiconductor market against economic headwinds, according to TrendForce.
China's semiconductor industry to brace for impact as SMIC assesses export restrictions
October 05, 2020On October 4, 2020, SMIC made formal announcements assessing the Commerce Department’s notification to SMIC's suppliers that they will be restricted from shipping certain U.S.-originated equipment, components, and raw materials to the Chinese foundry, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
Massive Chinese semiconductor constitution site stands idle
September 02, 2020The USD 20 billion investment to construct a massive semiconductor manufacturing complex in Wuhan, China has has stalled, reportedly due to lack of funding.
ASML opens EUV technology training Centre in Taiwan
August 24, 2020The company has officially opened its newr Global EUV (extreme ultraviolet) Training Centre in Tainan, Taiwan.
Berliner Glas Group to become part of ASML
July 16, 2020ASML has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Berliner Glas KGaA.
ASML ships first-generation multibeam inspection system ‘eScan1000’
May 29, 2020ASML Holding NV says that it has completed system integration and testing of its first-generation HMI multibeam inspection (MBI) system for 5 nm nodes and beyond.
COVID-19 highlights the gravity of the secondary market for SME
May 26, 2020Cha Jin-Seok, Chief Financial Officer of SK Hynix, said it best in the company’s Q1 earnings call, “Because of a never experienced pandemic, even basic business activities such as maintaining normal operations and predicting future demand have become challenging tasks.”
Dutch block sale of technology, China miffed
January 15, 2020Following ASML’s denial of an export license by the Dutch government to sell a piece of critical chip-making technology to the Chinese, China’s ambassador to the Netherlands has issued a statement expressing his country’s displeasure.
Dutch cancel ASML chip-equipment sale to China
January 09, 2020The White House has reportedly succeeded in its efforts to stop the sale of Veldhoven-based ASML’s advanced microprocessor technology to China.
US court issues final judgment in favour of ASML against XTAL
May 06, 2019ASML Holding announces that the Santa Clara County Superior Court entered its final judgment in favour of ASML against XTAL, Inc. and awarded ASML the amount of USD 845 million as well as an injunction.
ASML: Intellectual property theft, not Chinese espionage
April 11, 2019In response to a story published by Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad this morning, Netherlands-based ASML has issued a press release disagreeing with the implication that it has been victim of “Chinese espionage,” as stated in the story.
ASML to acquire Mapper assets – offers employment to staff
January 29, 2019Dutch semiconductor equipment maker, ASML, says it has agreed to acquire intellectual property assets of the Delft, Netherlands-based high-tech company Mapper.
Nikon, ASML and Carl Zeiss bury the hatchet
January 23, 2019Nikon, ASML and Carl Zeiss have signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to a comprehensive settlement of all legal proceedings over patents for lithography equipment and digital cameras.
ASML expects delivery delays in 2019 due to fire at supplier
December 03, 2018ASML says in an update that the company expects some delay in deliveries during the start of 2019, due to a fire at one of its suppliers of electronics components and modules.
ASML to expand Wilton operations – adding 524 jobs
February 23, 2018The manufacturer of chip-making equipment is planning to expand its operations in Wilton, Connecticut through a project that will create up to 524 new jobs.
ASML signs Roger Dassen as new CFOLoad more news
January 24, 2018ASML Holding appoints Roger Dassen as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who will join the company on June 1, 2018. Dassen succeeds Wolfgang Nickl who will leave ASML at the end of April.