Monday 27 March 2023
Development of advanced lithography technology (I): extension of the existing equipment path
Lithography technology is a mainstream means used by the semiconductor industry to define fine patterns. At present, the most advanced technology is EUV (extreme ultraviolet), and...
Wednesday 22 March 2023
US export controls might be rolled out in stages, potentially covering all immersion DUV systems, according to DIGITIMES Research
As the US rallies Japan and the Netherlands to tighten up semiconductor export controls against China, the world has been trying to estimate the extent of damage done to the Chinese...
Wednesday 22 March 2023
Nvidia debuts cuLitho to accelerate sub-2nm chip development
At the ongoing GPU Technology Conference (GTC), Nvidia unveiled its breakthrough in computational lithography. The new Nvidia cuLitho software library introduces accelerated computing...
Monday 13 March 2023
ASML suppliers reportedly eyeing investments in Southeast Asia to reduce exposure to China
Amid a chip war between the US and China, ASML's multiple suppliers reportedly will visit major semiconductor-producing countries in Southeast Asia, looking to diversify away from...
Friday 10 March 2023
ASML expected to thrive from demand outside of China
Amid the escalating chip war between the US and China, chipmaking equipment suppliers outside of the US may get a temporary reprieve as the governments of the Netherlands and Japan...
Thursday 9 March 2023
Netherlands outlines export restrction for chipmaking tools
Bowing to US pressure, the Netherlands announced export restrictions on the most advanced DUV tools, whose definition is viewed as vague and may not have a material effect on ASML's...
Friday 3 March 2023
Applied, ASML to beef up workforce in Taiwan
Applied Materials and ASML are both on a hiring spree in Taiwan, offering generous salaries and benefits in order to snare local talent, reportedly to support their expansions catering...
Monday 20 February 2023
US-initiated joint export curbs on China leave critical loopholes?
The Netherlands and Japan reportedly have struck a deal with the US to jointly restrict exports of chipmaking tools to China, which will further cripple the development of China's...
Tuesday 14 February 2023
Micron, Intel decelerate fab construction in US amid market downturn
As regionalization trend becomes hard to reverse and production regionalization is gaining momentum, US semiconductor heavyweights Micron, GlobalFoundries, Intel, and TI have all...
Thursday 9 February 2023
China-based Kaimeite Gases claimed certification from Cymer
A subsidiary of China-based Hunan Kaimeite Gases has recently announced that its lithography gas product has been certified as a qualified supplier of Cymer, a subsidiary of Dutch...
Monday 30 January 2023
ASML 4Q22 results defy US ban on chip technology exports to China, says analyst
Lithography tool vendor ASML has reported net sales for the fourth quarter of 2022 at EUR6.4 billion (US$7 billion), coming in around the midpoint of the company's guidance, with...
Wednesday 4 January 2023
Samsung said to use high-end EUV pellicles to stabilize 3nm yield
Samsung Electronics reportedly will incorporate the latest EUV mask pellicles with a light transmittance rate of over 90% into its 3nm process for yield improvement, with the pellicles...
Thursday 29 December 2022
TSMC to scale up 3nm chip output in mid-2023
TSMC is expected to ramp up substantially its 3nm chip output starting mid 2023 to fulfill orders from multiple customers, according to sources at fab toolmakers.
Monday 26 December 2022
Technology roadmap of logic IC manufacturing


Friday 9 December 2022
ASML undaunted by Dutch export controls?
The Dutch government has succumbed to Washington's pressures, despite earlier comments from Dutch Foreign Trade Minister Liesje Schreinemacher that the Netherlands would not "copy...