vision & mission

Build for today,
develop for tomorrow

We collaborate with chipmakers to understand how our technology best fits their needs and challenges

Our vision

Our vision is a world where semiconductor technology is everywhere and helps to tackle some of society's toughest challenges.


We contribute to this vision by creating products and services that enable our customers to continually increase the value and reduce the cost of chips.

Our mission


We contribute to this goal by creating products and services that let our customers define the patterns that integrated circuits are made of, and we continuously raise the capabilities of our products, enabling our customers to increase the value and reduce the cost of chips.


By helping to make chips cheaper and more powerful, we help to make semiconductor technology more attractive for a larger range of products and services, which in turn enables progress in fields such as healthcare, energy, mobility and entertainment.

Why we exist


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.

Our key drivers

What defines us?


We are ambitious

We set the bar high for everything we do. We trust in our ability to reach our goals, and we continuously improve ourselves, our products and processes in search of excellence.


We are committed

We persevere until we reach our goal. We get the job done because we feel a responsibility for the industry and for the communities in which we operate.


We thirst for knowledge

We are eager to learn new things and understand different perspectives. We make time to simplify what is complex, helping others to understand and contribute.


We are creative

We foster an environment where the best ideas can emerge. That means asking for and sharing opinions openly, respectfully and often.


We are rational

We measure what we do and use that data to improve our work. In our world of nanometers, details matter, so we make sure we dot our i’s and cross our t’s. We take smart risks to push our technology and business forward.