US-China Trade Tensions Threaten Europe's Biggest Tech Company

Plenty of places claim they are Europe’s answer to Silicon Valley: Stockholm boasts the most unicorns per capita, and London is the continent’s VC hub. But only the small Dutch town of Veldhoven—whose population numbers 45,000—is home to the closest thing Europe has to a big tech giant.

From its unassuming base near the Belgian border, ASML, a company that builds the machines that make semiconductor chips, has mushroomed to become a critical cog in the global technology industry. At the end of 2021, it was named Europe’s <a data-offer-url="https://2021.stateofeuropeantech.com/chapter/europe-global-tech-force/article/kicking-full-gear/#chart-671-3059" class="external-link" data-event-click="{"element":"ExternalLink","outgoingURL":"https://2021.stateofeuropeantech.com/chapter/europe-global-tech-force/article/kicking-full-gear/#chart-671-3059"}" href="https://2021.stateofeuropeantech.com/chapter/europe-global-tech-force/article/kicking-full-gear/#chart-671-3059" rel="nofollow

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