Vision and mission

Read about who we are, what guides us, and how we strive to make the world better for future generations

Our purpose

Unlocking the potential of people and society by pushing technology to new limits.

Our vision

We enable groundbreaking technology to solve some of humanity’s toughest challenges.

Our mission


Together with our partners, we provide leading patterning solutions that drive the advancement of microchips.


What guides us?


We challenge

Say it can’t be done. We dare you. We bravely challenge boundaries and question the status quo because we believe that tomorrow can always be better than today. We eagerly refine our ideas and processes, pushing technology and results to new limits.


We collaborate

We collaborate to tap into our collective potential. Together with our ecosystem of customers, partners and stakeholders, we expand our knowledge and skills, learn from each other and share approaches to create the best solutions for ASML as a whole.


We care

As an industry leader, we act with integrity and respect, realizing that our impact extends beyond technology to people, society and the planet. We take personal responsibility to create a safe, inclusive and trusting environment where people from all backgrounds are encouraged and enabled to speak up, contribute, make mistakes, learn and grow.

Our company culture

Discover what it’s like to work at ASML. Dive into this interactive section to learn about compensation and benefits, well-being, volunteering and giving back to our communities, employee networks and sports clubs, exciting events, and learning and development.


The four pillars of our business


Holistic lithography extension

Strengthen our leadership position in in-device metrology, enabling high-order overlay correction. Secure a winning position in pattern fidelity control and combine this with superior computational lithography.


DUV competitiveness

Continue our innovation leadership, driving DUV to the highest level of performance by expanding our installed base and through continuous improvement and operational excellence.


EUV industrialization

Secure high-volume manufacturing and improve cost effectiveness for our customers by enhancing the value of EUV technology for future nodes down to the 2 nm Logic node.



Enable next-generation geometric shrink by extending our 0.33 NA product portfolio to enable High-NA EUV at the 2 nm Logic node, followed by Memory nodes at comparable density.

Our place in the industry

The invention of the integrated circuit in 1958 was a pivotal moment in human history. Connecting miniaturized electronic components on a slab of silicon, this first semiconductor chip ignited a race for its better, cheaper and more powerful successors.

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We believe that semiconductor technology is a force for good

Without it, there would be no smartphones, internet or modern aviation to connect us, wherever and whoever we are. There would be no satellites to better understand our planet, and none of the medical technology that helps to diagnose and treat disease.

ASML is a key player in the fast-paced industry that makes it all happen, since we are one of the world's leading manufacturers of chip-making machines. We provide chipmakers with hardware, software and services to mass produce patterns on silicon, increasing the value of a chip while lowering the manufacturing cost.

All of the world's top chip companies are our customers, so chances are that every single day, you use semiconductor technology that was partly made on our machines.