Hikvision Denies SCMP Report That It Bought A Used Chip Production Machine

On Wednesday, the South China Morning Post reported that Hikvision "plans to buy" a secondhand lithography machine to make its own chips:

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, one of the world’s largest suppliers of video surveillance cameras, plans to buy a second-hand lithography machine made by Dutch firm ASML Holding for its in-house chip manufacturing operation, according to a source familiar with the matter, marking a big move for the company toward tech self-sufficiency amid US trade restrictions and a global semiconductor shortage.

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