Extremely unlikely

Eric Johnson, CEO of Tokyo-based JSR, one of the key suppliers of specialist materials essential for semiconductors talks about China’s ambitions in EUV tech. He told the Financial Times that even if China “got a paper on exactly what the chemistries were to manufacture that… at the purities, and the precision and reproducibility is really tough. It’s not that simple and they don’t have the supply chain to support that, either.”


“I think China would love to develop their own EUV [extreme ultraviolet lithography] competency, their ecosystem for these things. I think it is going to be difficult for them to do that frankly”

© ChinTell Ltd. All rights reserved.

Sponsored by HSBC.

The Week in China website and the weekly magazine publications are owned and maintained by ChinTell Limited, Hong Kong. Neither HSBC nor any member of the HSBC group of companies ("HSBC") endorses the contents and/or is involved in selecting, creating or editing the contents of the Week in China website or the Week in China magazine. The views expressed in these publications are solely the views of ChinTell Limited and do not necessarily reflect the views or investment ideas of HSBC. No responsibility will therefore be assumed by HSBC for the contents of these publications or for the errors or omissions therein.