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Intel invests in all of ASML's coming EUV lithography gear

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Intel has placed its bets on ASML's high-NA EUV lithography technology for the future, placing orders for all machines to be built this year.

The Elec reports that Intel has trusted the Dutch chipmaker's High-NA Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment, as the company reserves orders for all five to six kits, which are set to be manufactured this year. While it isn't confirmed, Intel plans on utilizing ASML's magic within their upcoming 18A (1.8nm) and 14A (1.4nm), through which the company's foundry division plans on getting ahead of market competitors, and the reservation of high-NA EUV equipment could prove to be quite beneficial for Team Blue, and we'll discuss the reason behind this later on.

It is reported that a single unit of these high-NA EUV lithography machines reportedly costs 500 billion won each, or around $370 million. Since Intel has reportedly acquired five to six units, the total investment amount could reach around 2 billion dollars.

Through ASML, Intel might attempt to revive once again its reputation in the market, and what better way than to throw in immense amounts of money into high-end equipment, that too from the money garnered by American taxpayers, and then distributed through schemes such as CHIPS Act, which has heavily favored Team Blue in the past.

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