This paper proposes a game theory approach to analyze the potential for collaboration between European photonics companies and Asian Electronic Design Automation (EDA) firms in developing EDA tools. The study aims to provide insights into the dynamics of cooperation and competition between these two regions, which can help companies operating in the global photonics industry. The research will examine the challenges faced by small European companies in the photonics industry's supply chain in Asia and how collaboration with Asian EDA companies can improve Europe's mastery of EDA technology and boost its photonics industry. The paper will also explore how partnerships with Asian EDA companies can improve Europe's supply chain security and global competitiveness in photonics.