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ASML could be cousin to ARM in next tech wave

July 20, 2016

Like the UK chip-designer Japan's SoftBank has agreed to buy, ASML is a niche but dominant player. Its tools make chips smaller and punchier. ASML would be harder to take over than ARM, but if big data and the internet of things merit the hype, it's in a good position to cash in.

Intel deal closes circuit to faster chips, growth

July 10, 2012

Next-generation chips are cheaper, quicker and use less power. But toolmakers have been unwilling or unable to spend the sums needed to make the switch. Intel’s $4.1 bln ASML investment deploys offshore cash to remove such bottlenecks and forces rivals to play to its strengths.