$3.1 billion deal is shake up of the chipmaking gear makers
Chipmaking equipment firm ASML has bought the chip screening company Hermes Microvision (HMI) for $3.1 billion.
Could be used by 2018
Extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is working and could be used in Moore Law saving high-volume chip manufacturing as early as 2018.
$6.44 billion in sales
Dutch outfit ASML Holding, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment has managed to flog more than $6.44 billion worth of gear.
Yeah it is probably Intel
ASML, Europe's largest supplier to computer chip makers, will sell 15 of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) chip etching systems to a "single U.S. customer" who is probably Intel.
Chipmaking gear maker ASML has told the world that that its customer TSMC has exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day.
Still on track
Lithography systems maker to advance chip making by two years
Key production gear delayed