Investopedia: Is Moore's Law Fueling Intel's Investment in ASML?
Maybe the corporate world's never-ending capacity to surprise is what
has kept me so interested in the equity markets for over 20 years. In
the latest example, Intel (Nasdaq:INTC),
a company famous for playing suppliers off each other and
encouraging/supporting small up-and-comers, is taking a significant
stake in lithography equipment maker ASML (Nasdaq:ASML)
and agreeing to help fund the company's R&D efforts. While this is
an unusual deal in many respects, it seems to acknowledge (if not
cement) ASML's market leadership, as well as the challenges of
continuing to push the leading edge of chip development.