Continued preferred supplier status at TSMC is benefiting leading lithography supplier, ASML. Already a recipient of multiple major purchase orders from the leading foundry, a new order issued by TSMC to ASML is worth approximately US$117.6 million. The order is likely to be the single largest from TSMC the lithography tool supplier has received this year.
Recently, TSMC showcased its 20nm node
‘Transparent Double Patterning’ design solution for the first time. However, specific details of the new deal were not disclosed.