Japan and Netherlands reportedly following US steps in China tech export ban

Japan and the Netherlands have reportedly joined the USA in the attempt to limit China’s access to minerals used to create advanced computer chips.

The deal represents a significant victory for Washington in its campaign to halt China’s emergence as a technological giant. It is predicted that Dutch ASML, one of the few companies worldwide capable of producing the printers needed to manufacture high-end semiconductors, will significantly reduce some of its advanced microchip printing equipment sales. The same limitations are presumably in place in Japan for companies like Nikon that make DUV equipment.