I am reading this article, and if its true, and totally holding in contempt for the useless info they stole. Source code, user manual, and pricing strategies. They stole useless info and got a bad rep, totally not worthy it.
Most people know the brain of the lithography equipment is Optical lens arrangement and configuration to give it nanometer resolution. Know what material and size of lens, distance, arrangement, etc...
Stealing software source code , pricing strategies and user manual and getting a bad rep is a shitty deal for the Chinese , totally not worth it. Sounds like the Chinese folks don't know what they doing, have no knowledge of lithograph equipment, maybe someone majors in biology , sales, or genetics, etc.... Lousy agents. If it's worthless craps, don't steal it!!!
They should pool money and resource into commercialize the new lithography equipment concept developed by China academy of science. It's different approach than ASML.
Doing that is much better than stealing completely useless info. They should get some training and read into art of stealing.