ASML & HOLISTIC LITHOGRAPHY
ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Our vision is to enable affordable microelectronics that improve the quality of life. To achieve this, our mission is to invent, develop, manufacture and service advanced technology for high-tech lithography, metrology and software solutions for the semiconductor industry. ASML‘s guiding principle is continuing Moore’s Law towards ever smaller, cheaper, more powerful and energy-efficient semiconductors. This results in increasingly powerful and capable electronics that enable the world to progress within a multitude of fields, including healthcare, technology, communications, energy, mobility, and entertainment. We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We have manufacturing sites in Veldhoven (Netherlands), Wilton and San Diego (United States), Linkou (Taiwan) and Pyeongtaek (Korea). Technology development centers and training facilities are located in Korea, the Netherlands, China, Taiwan and the United States.
ASML has built a collaborative community of suppliers, customers, partners and research institutes that we work with to minimize the cost of innovation and maximize the chance of success. A significant part of the components and modules used in ASML systems are sourced from our supply chain and assembled in our factories to create the final products delivered to our customers. Through 2015, all of the top 10 chipmakers worldwide, in terms of semiconductor capital expenditure, were ASML customers. We also have a significant share of customers outside the top 10.