Samsung sells part ASML-interest
Electronics manufacturer Samsung makes about half of its stake in the Dutch chipmachinefabrikant ASML in the sale for 606 million euro.
Samsung sells the shares outside the stock market, reports Bloomberg. Samsung makes a total of 6.3 million shares of the hand, good for about 1,45 percent of the Dutch company.
ASML makes the machines with which computer chips can be produced. The company is currently working on the new EUV technology (extreme ultraviolet), that the development of a new generation of chips.
Samsung bought the ASML shares in 2012, in order to support the company in the research and development of the EUV technology. Together with Intel, and TSMC, there was a total of 1.6 billion dollars was invested in the company. TSMC sold its interest already in 2015.