New regulations issued by the Dutch government on June 30 will require its semiconductor equipment makers to apply for export licenses from Sept 1, prohibiting the export of certain advanced equipment. Although the Netherlands authorities have not explicitly named any enterprise, eyes immediately turned to ASML, a key supplier of deep ultraviolet (DUV) and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machines that are essential for the manufacture of advanced chips. ASML responded in a statement that it does not expect the move to have a major impact on its 2023 financial outlook, as the export of its most advanced machines is already restricted. According to ASML’s 2022 financial report, the company exported 345 lithography machines last year, with the Chinese market accounting for 56% of its sales. [Icsmart, in Chinese]