ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture complex lithography systems that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits (microchips). Every day, you use electronics that our machines help make possible – maybe even the device you’re using right now.
Changing the world, one nanometer at a time
In the past three decades, we have grown from a small startup into a multinational company with over 60 locations worldwide and annual net sales of €18.6 billion in 2021. Our customers include all the world’s leading chipmakers like Intel, Samsung and TSMC. We provide them with everything they need – hardware, software and services – to mass produce patterns on silicon through lithography.
Through the development of smaller, faster and more energy efficient microchips, our world has evolved. At ASML, we believe that the semiconductor industry is in a unique position to help tackle some of society's toughest challenges.
Thinking years ahead
Behind ASML’s innovations are people who think ahead. Our researchers, engineers, scientists and manufacturing specialists, as well as our high-tech hardware and software experts, all work at the edge of what’s possible.
We invest around €2.5 billion per year on R&D, meaning our teams have the resources to experiment, test and push the boundaries of technology. They work in close-knit, multidisciplinary teams, listening to and learning from each other.
Innovating to the extreme
Working at the cutting edge of technology offers unique challenges, driving our teams to innovate across all fields and disciplines. More than 20 years of sustained R&D brought us the development of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. As the only supplier of this advanced lithography technology, our engineers are responsible for continuing to develop and perfect these complex systems. One example of this complexity is how EUV light is generated. First, a 30-kilowatt laser fires at tin droplets 50,000 times per second, hitting each droplet twice. The laser vaporizes the tin droplets, creating a plasma hotter than the surface of the sun. This interaction emits EUV light at a wavelength of 13.5 nanometers. And all of this takes place in a vacuum-sealed system
From patterning nanometer-sized structures on a microchip wafer to creating light using lasers and liquid metal, the work we do can be hard to wrap your head around. Yet every day around the world, ASML people are solving these seemingly impossible problems and pushing technology to new limits.
Working toward a sustainable future
We contribute to the advancement of technology and we’re committed to helping develop a more sustainable future. Our strategic sustainability focus areas, including minimizing waste and maximizing resources and supporting corporate citizenship initiatives such as promoting technical education in the communities where we operate, form the foundation for how we conduct our business.
An ideal environment for growth
With ASML, you can consider your career path a playground. We have various tools in place to support
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