On Wednesday, the Dutch government announced plans to implement new controls on the export of semiconductor technology, according to a letter from Dutch Trade Minister Liesje Schreinemacher to parliament. The restrictions will be introduced before the summer. ASML (Advanced Semiconductor Materials Lithography), a Dutch multinational corporation specializing in chip-making equipment, stated on Thursday that the new restrictions target advanced chip manufacturing technology, including the most advanced immersion lithography systems, and may take time to come into effect. ASML will need to apply for new export licenses for shipment of the most advanced immersion DUV (Deep Ultraviolet Photo-lithography) systems due to these upcoming regulations. However, according to the statement, the relatively low advanced immersion DUV systems are sufficient to meet the needs of customers with mature manufacturing processes. [Yicai, in Chinese]