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.
ASML’s Board of Management
A wafer is exposed inside an ASML EUV lithography machine

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 five pillars of our business


Strengthen customer trust

Enhance operational excellence capabilities, commonality of parts and sustainability by focusing on the needs of our customers. Drive improvements in product performance and energy efficiency, re-use and reductions in costs and waste.


Holistic lithography and applications

Build a winning position in edge placement metrology and control to support customer needs by delivering leading solutions for in-device metrology. Integrate complete product portfolio into a holistic lithography solution to optimize and control lithography performance.

Stacked wafers;

DUV competitiveness

Continue our innovation leadership, enabling execution of customer roadmaps by driving DUV to the highest level of performance. Expand our installed base and support customer needs through continuous improvement and operational excellence.


EUV 0.33 NA for manufacturing

Secure high-volume manufacturing performance and enhance the value of EUV technology by extending the product portfolio for future nodes. Improve cost effectiveness for our customers through system performance improvement and extend the lifetime of the installed base though upgradeability and service.


EUV 0.55 NA insertion

Insert EUV 0.55 NA (High-NA) in Logic and DRAM for high-volume manufacturing from 2025 onwards to support customer roadmaps by simplifying patterning schemes and decreasing defect density for Logic and DRAM.

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.