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.
A wafer is exposed inside an ASML EUV lithography machine
The face of a man wearing a cleanroom suit, mask and safety goggles looking into a machine.
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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.

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.

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.