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Fact Sheet

About ASML

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. ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.

Fast facts & key financials (full year 2015)

Founded 1984 Net sales €6.3bn
Headquarters Veldhoven, The Netherlands Net profit €1.38bn
Global presence Over 70 locations in 16 countries R&D spend €1.1bn
Employees >14,500 (full time equivalent) Gross margin 46.1%
Patents >10,000 worldwide EPS €3.22


Our Employees

  • Over 14,500 worldwide employees (full time equivalent)
  • Our labor model is a mix of fix and flex contracts throughout all departments
  • Our employees represent 97 different nationalities worldwide
  • Our company proudly supports employee-run diversity platforms such as Young ASML, Women@ASML and Pink ASML

Our Open Innovation

  • We co-operate in a global network of over 700 partners, suppliers, universities and research institutes
  • Key research partners include Eindhoven University of Technology, Advanced Center for Nanolithography, TNO and imec

 Our Suppliers

  • ASML outsources the design and manufacturing of the majority of components and subassemblies that make up its lithography products. Up to 85% of the total system costs are supplied externally.
  • Outsourcing spend is focused on The Netherlands and Germany
  • ASML has several hundred suppliers including many leading high tech companies, such as Carl Zeiss SMT, VDL, Trumpf, Berliner Glas, Kyocera and MCubed

Our Customers

Our customers include all of the world's leading chip makers, such as:

  • World's largest memory company-- Samsung
  • World's largest microprocessor company-- Intel
  • World's largest foundry-- TSMC
Our Awards

We are proud of these recent awards:

  • Micron Technology Partnership Award 2014
  • Samsung Best In Value Award 2014
  • We scored 9.0 out of 10 (ranking third) in VLSI Research's global 'BEST Chip Making Equipment Suppliers 2015', our highest score of the last five years:

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