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ASML responds to "not recruiting Chinese": false rumors

via:CnBeta     time:2018/8/24 18:20:00     readed:673

Shortly after the lifting of the ZTE sanctions, the Sino US trade war broke out. After the news came out, it stimulated the nerves of semiconductor practitioners in mainland China, and caused widespread concern among domestic semiconductor practitioners. The concern is that if the United States can really ban ASML from recruiting Chinese, then ASML can be banned from selling lithographic machines to China. If this is true, this will bring a significant blow to the domestic semiconductor industry.

As we all know, the lithography machine provided by ASML is the most important part of integrated circuit manufacturing. In particular, ASML is the exclusive global supplier of EUV lithographic machines required for the manufacture of advanced process chips below 7nm.

In other words, access to their lithography machine is a decisive factor in the wafer factory's ability to continue to move forward. Now, Samsung, TSMC or Intel have also launched the EUV manufacturing plan. If the domestic wafer factories want to further develop, they must rely on the support of ASML for a long time.

In view of this, the semiconductor industry has observed the ASML official confirmation. They solemnly say:

This is a false rumor.

This is not true,

ASML generally does not have nationality restrictions when recruiting people.

ASML would like to emphasize that there is no general restriction general

We welcome engineers from all over the world.

We welcome engineers from all over the world.

ASML can and will continue to welcome qualified Chinese to join the company's high-tech product development, process and service teams.

ASML can hire and is still hiring Chinese nationals who can work on ASML's high tech products in development, engineering, service etc-also in the Netherlands.

But they also said,For ASML, some are in the US.DevelopmentPeople in about 20 countries, including China, need a license from the United States before ASML can recruit them.

However, for certain technologies (that were originally developed in the US) Chinese nationals (as well as nationals from roughly 20 other countries) require a US export license before ASML can assign these employees to work on these technologies.

But this is not a new rule.In fact, the United States began to implement many years ago.

This is not a new situation as this has been the been

ASML further points out that, of course, this regulation seems to have a more stringent trend than before.

Under the current US administration, the conditions for granting the permits have become stricter and the procedure takes more time.

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