Watch This | US's devastating global chip industry will make its allies the biggest losers
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On January 28, the United States stated to the outside world that the United States, Japan and the Netherlands had reached an agreement to impose export restrictions on lithography machines and related technologies to China. Except for the announcement of the agreement by the U.S. government, Japan and the Netherlands are surprisingly low-key and unwilling to talk about it.
The essence of the United States' strengthening government support for the chip industry is to harm its allies and enrich itself. What it brings to the global chip industry is not a healthy development, but a comprehensive blow, especially for the development of the chip industry of its allies.
The purpose of forming a "chip alliance", increasing subsidies to domestic enterprises, and not allowing the export of equipment for the production of advanced process chips to China is to control the global chip industry, make it a weapon, and attack strategic competitors.
South Korea has found that the profitability of its chip companies is declining. The actions of the United States will greatly weaken the competitiveness of the chip industries of its allies such as South Korea and Japan, which means that they will not be able to build new advanced process chip companies in China in the next ten years, and it is likely that they will lose China, the world's largest chip market.
The CEO (Peter Wennink) of ASML, a leading Dutch semiconductor company, said in an interview that under the pressure from the United States, the Dutch government has restricted ASML from selling EUV lithography machines to China, but American companies can sell alternative technologies to China for profit. At the same time, American chip manufacturers can also sell the most advanced chips to China. This leads to the question of whether it is reasonable for the United States to push the Netherlands to take measures to restrict exports to China.
It can be seen that the United States is frantically tearing the global chip industry chain apart, and its allies have become the biggest losers.