Clarification on SMIC volume purchasing agreement
Press release - VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands, March 3, 2021
A disclosure has been made by SMIC under Hong Kong listing rules regarding a Volume Purchase Agreement (VPA) with ASML. This relates to an existing agreement for DUV lithography that was already entered into on January 1, 2018 and that would run originally until December 31, 2020 and which was extended on February 1, 2021 to be valid until end December 2021.
The total amount of purchase orders under the VPA was completed in the past 12 months’ period from March 16, 2020 until March 2, 2021 – to an aggregate amount of $1.2 billion. The VPA, including its extension, is not a material event for ASML. We understand that the transactions contemplated under the VPA constitute disclosable events for SMIC under the Hong Kong Listing Rules.
ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Our vision is a world in which semiconductor technology is everywhere and helps to tackle society’s toughest challenges. We contribute to this goal by creating products and services that let chipmakers define the patterns that integrated circuits are made of. We continuously raise the capabilities of our products, enabling our customers to increase the value and reduce the cost of chips. By helping to make chips cheaper and more powerful, we help to make semiconductor technology more attractive for a larger range of products and services, which in turn enables progress in fields such as healthcare, energy, mobility and entertainment. ASML is a multinational company with offices in more than 60 cities in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We employ more than 28,000 people on payroll and flexible contracts (expressed in full time equivalents). ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.
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