As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has placed the first order with ASML for an advanced chipmaking machine that won’t be delivered for years and is still on the drawing board. ASML’s most advanced commercial machines are the size of a bus and cost around $150 million each, they are known as EUV lithography systems because of the “Extreme Ultraviolet” light waves they use to map out the circuitry of computer chips. ASML is the only maker of such machines and its EUV customers include the world’s biggest chipmakers, TSMC of Taiwan, Samsung of South Korea, and Intel, among others.
ASML informed that it has now received orders for five of the next iteration of the system, known as “High NA” EUV machines, which will have a different lens system with a higher numerical aperture, and will be larger and cost around $300 million each. Intel is focussing to win back its position as a maker of the smallest and fastest chips from current leader TSMC, which had previously identified itself as the first buyer of a High NA machine, ASML’s EXE:5000 that is expected to help manufacturers shrink chip sizes later this decade.
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