Opinion: How China’s Chip Industry Should Respond to the U.S.-Japan-Netherlands Alliance
On Jan. 27, an agreement was reached between the United States, Japan and the Netherlands to restrict the export of some deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography machines to China. It is a milestone in U.S. President Joe Biden’s crackdown on China, Western media said. Concrete sanctions remain concealed, but they are likely to include strengthening the ban on exports of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machines, and possible export controls over the latest generation DUV lithography machines, but with older DUV models probably excluded.
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