The first Chinese manufacturer to receive equipment for EUV-lithography in 2019
Key Chinese manufacturers of semiconductor chips are already in talks with ASML on the purchase of equipment for lithography in the hard ultraviolet range (EUV). It will be used for production according to the norms of 7 nm. It is reported by DigiTimes, citing the words of the head of the Chinese Department of ASML. A representative of a company that produces equipment for semiconductor manufacturing, said that the installation of the first EUV system in China is expected in 2019.
It is assumed that the example of the leading manufacturer, supplier whose name does not name, will be followed by other Chinese companies working in this field.
At ASML China has more than 40 customers and sales volume in this country is growing rapidly: last year it raised $ 600 million, only for the past six months and 400 million dollars. The potential of the market in ASML is estimated at 3.55 billion dollars, so sales have to grow.
According to ASML, customers equipment from various countries are equal. As soon as the order is received, starts the system manufacturer. Since the system for EUV-lithography consists of more than 50 000 components between order confirmation and shipment is 21 months.