“I think we need to realize that China is an important player in the semiconductor industry, especially not in the matured node, but also mainstream semiconductors,” said ASML CEO Peter Wennink (pictured) yesterday, “it is a very significant supplier of the global markets. So we just have to be careful what we’re doing.”

EUV shipments to China were stopped by US pressure in 2019.

The Dutch foreign minister is talking to Washington about implementing a DUV ban.

China spent $29.62 billion on semiconductor manufacturing equipment last year making it the largest customer for equipment in the world.