Monday 22 April 2024
China has become an insatiable market for lithography equipment
With ASML recently stating that 20% of their recent orders are held by Chinese customers and nearly half of their revenue comes from China, the future operation trend of the world's...
Monday 8 April 2024
Weekly news roundup: Nikon expresses worries over rising Chinese competition in lithography
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories in the week of April 1 - April 5.
Wednesday 3 April 2024
Nikon shows concerns about emerging Chinese competitors in lithography
In the global lithography industry dominated by ASML, Nikon, and Canon, Nikon expressed concerns about emerging challenges from China-based competitors.
Friday 29 March 2024
Chinese lithography equipment imports slow
Amid export restrictions imposed by the US and its allies and a move to indigenization, lithography equipment exports to China slowed in the first two months of 2024.
Wednesday 27 March 2024
Nikon sees Chinese EV industry as a key part of its lithography revival
In the fiercely competitive realm of the global lithography market dominated by ASML, Nikon is making strategic inroads. The renowned Japanese company is now supplying lithography...
Tuesday 26 March 2024
Huawei chipset spec leak shows chips made using SMIC 5nm process
Huawei Central website quoted a chipset spec sheet leaked onto the Internet, highlighting that the chip is manufactured using the SMIC 5nm process.
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Go or stay? ASML wades from geopolitics into domestic politics
Following media reports that the Netherlands-based lithography equipment leader ASML is harboring thoughts to move its operations abroad, the country's political climate, especially...
Tuesday 19 March 2024
TSMC and Synopsys deploy Nvidia computational lithography platform for advanced semiconductor production
Nvidia has announced that TSMC and Synopsys will utilize its computational lithography platform.
Tuesday 5 March 2024
Samsung reportedly cooperates with Applied Materials to simply EUV lithography
Samsung Electronics is reportedly collaborating with Applied Materials in hopes of reducing the number of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) process steps, which, if successful, could help...
Thursday 29 February 2024
SK Hynix said to purchase 8 EUV machines for HBM3E processes
SK Hynix plans to invest KRW2 trillion ($1.5 billion) in 2024 to introduce extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment to cope with the new generation of memory investment in...
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Imec showcases High-NA EUV breakthroughs as joint lab with ASML soon becomes operational
Belgium-based semiconductor research institute Imec will present its latest achievements that enable high-numerical aperture (High-NA) extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography at the...
Monday 26 February 2024
Nikon's lithography business seeks to expand its customer base beyond Intel
Semiconductor lithography equipment is one of Nikon's main businesses, selling i-line, ArF immersion, ArF, and KrF lithography machines. Nikon, originally focused on Intel as its...
Monday 5 February 2024
Roses are red, ultraviolets are blue, Samsung and ASML announce High-NA EUV equipment debut
Samsung Electronics and Dutch equipment manufacturer ASML jointly announced an investment in a semiconductor advanced process development center in South Korea.
Monday 5 February 2024
TSMC in no rush to embrace ASML's High-NA EUV technology
In December 2023, a report from research institution SemiAnalysis created a significant buzz by revealing Intel's adoption of High-Numerical Aperture (High-NA) Extreme Ultraviolet...
Monday 29 January 2024
ASML rides dual-axis EUV boom as memory vendors join buying spree alongside logic chipmakers amid GenAI wave
When will memory manufacturers restart expansion plans after weathering the storm of a sluggish market and falling average selling prices (ASPs)? This question appears not hard to...
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