Semiconductor Supply Chain Espionage: Data Stolen from ASML’s Technical Repository for EUV Chip Machines

Early in 2022, we added a fire at a factory in Berlin, Germany owned by ASML Holding to our list of variables that could tack the global chip supply disruption into a worst-case scenario.  ASML Holding’s plant in Berlin is the sole provider of vital technology used to manufacture computer chips (photolithography systems) and the only producer of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machines. Now, add the further weaponizing of the semiconductor supply chain (in the form of stolen data from an ASML technical repository for the abovementioned EUV lithography machines ) to the list of variables that may impact the future of the global IT supply chain.