The ASML Holding’s Factory Fire and Specialized Manufacturing Equipment for Semiconductor Production

The OODA Loop News Brief Team surfaced a story earlier today – “Fire at vital tech factory could worsen global computer chip shortage” – which we thought was important enough to provide further in-depth analysis. A very specific insight from our recent OODA Network Stratigame – “Global Computer Chip Supply Chain Disruption” – was the role the foreign production of Specialized Manufacturing Equipment (SME) would play in the health of the computer chip supply chain for the U.S. Add the recent fire at the plant in Berlin, Germany owned by ASML Holding to our list of variables that could tack the global chip supply chain disruption into a worst-case scenario, sooner rather than later.