At the request of the Americans, Dutch chip machine manufacturer ASML has canceled deliveries to China. The company did this before the export restrictions imposed on the company came into effect.
Press Agency Bloomberg Reports on Tuesday said that ASML had received permission to supply several advanced DuV machines to Chinese companies until the end of last year, but US officials have asked the company to refrain from doing so. That too has been noticed.
According to Bloomberg It is not clear how many machines have not been shipped, costing millions each. US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan approached the Dutch government about the case late last year. According to anonymous sources, Sullivan was asked to contact ASML directly about this.
The US government, the Dutch Foreign Ministry and a spokesperson for ASML are against it Bloomberg No comment on the issue.
ASML is the world leader in manufacturing chip machines. Semiconductor equipment is used to make chips for various applications such as smartphones, servers, electric cars and advanced military equipment.
Because of this, ASML has become a focus of geopolitical tensions between China and the US in recent years. The Americans want no advanced chip technology to be exported to China to prevent the Chinese from using the chips for military purposes.