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Transcript: ASML, the Obscure Powerhouse at the Cutting Edge of Chip Technology

ASML Cleanroon Assembly
ASML Cleanroon AssemblyPhotographer: Bart van Overbeeke Fotografie/Bart van Overbeeke Fotografie

On the podcast, we've been doing a number of episodes about semiconductors. It's a fascinating area, that obviously touches on a number of things right now, including supply chain bottlenecks, national security, and our increasingly digitized economy. While many of the big players — Intel, TSMC, NVidia, etc. — are well known to the public, some of the most crucial players in the space have almost zero public visibility. One of those is the Dutch giant ASML, which is the only company capable of producing the world's most advanced lithography equipment. On this episode, we spoke with Chris Miller, an assistant professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts, who is writing a book about the future of chips. Transcripts have been lightly-edited for clarity.

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