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posted by Fnord666 on Tuesday December 11 2018, @10:01AM   Printer-friendly
from the bit-of-a-dry-spell dept.

AMSTERDAM, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Semiconductor industry bellwether ASML said on Monday a fire at one of its suppliers, electronic components maker Prodrive, would lead to some product delivery delays in early 2019.

The Dutch company, a key supplier to the world's largest computer chip makers, said in a statement it did not expect any change in 2018 deliveries, and it would take several weeks to assess the overall impact to its business.


ASML makes lithography systems, machines which can cost up to 100 million euros each and are used by Samsung, Intel, TSMC and others to help map out the circuitry of semiconductors.

ASML is the only supplier of tech required for the next generation of microchips (see: 7 nm).

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  • (Score: 2) by inertnet on Tuesday December 11 2018, @09:36PM

    by inertnet (4071) on Tuesday December 11 2018, @09:36PM (#773103) Journal

    I have no idea. I do know that they have asked their customers not to cancel any orders, because they're determined to get up and running as fast as possible. ASML is helping them with that.

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