Intel reduces its stake in ASML to below 3%

The Intel logo is displayed outside of the Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif.
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The Intel logo is displayed outside of the Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif.

Intel has reduced its stake in supplier ASML Holding to just below 3 percent, according to an update from the registry of the Netherlands' Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) on Friday.

Intel and two other major semiconductor makers bought stakes in ASML in 2012, in part to help fund development of ASML's newest generation of lithography systems, which perform a critical step in the chipmaking process. The chipmakers have been gradually selling down their stakes in ASML since.

In December 2017, the AFM said Intel's stake had fallen below a 5 percent reporting threshold.