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Politics : Sioux Nation
LUV 27.54-3.4%Apr 12 4:00 PM EDT

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To: Elroy Jetson who wrote (352213)3/3/2024 4:05:23 PM
From: koan  Read Replies (1) of 352621
You are missing the point.

The point being anyone who can build such sophisticated technology also knows how to build, or obtain, less expensive technology that would fit Ukraine's needs.

And the fact that the Netherlands has entered in to an agreement to help Ukraine, well--!

Great Britain is suppling new inexpensive "smart" drones to Ukraine that are so state of the art in their sophistication and ability to carry large loads of weapons precisely, and even shoot missiles, they are going to present huge problems for Russia.

And myriad other countries are contributing their expertise as well.

Ukraine has zero use for one of the $500 million Twinscan EXE:5200 steppers that ASML manufactures as they have no chip making fabs.

Philips, IBM, Intel and other firms all contributed their technology and money to create ASML to become the company that would advance chip stepper technology for the entire industry. ASML makes neither chips nor drones.

Because ASML uses American military patents, the US Treasury controls who is allowed to purchase the newest version of this technology, which currently excludes China, Russia, and North Korea among others.

Intel and TSMC are purchasing a lot of these $500 million machines because they have chip-making fabs which can turn out a more advanced type of chip with these newest steppers. Intel took delivery of the first just two months ago.
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