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Japan’s export controls on lithography and thin film deposition more likely to be enforced, says DIGITIMES Research

As Japan’s ban on semiconductor equipment exports to China officially went into effect on July 23, many are left wondering about its implications to Chinese semiconductor industry. A total of 23 types of semiconductor equipment were included by the export controls regime, covering lithography, etching, thin film deposition, heat treatment, cleaning, and inspection. According to DIGITIMES Research analyst Eric Chen, however, the restrictions on lithography and thin film deposition equipment are morely likely to be enforced and thus impacting China’s advanced semiconductor manufacturing.