ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. The company offers an integrated portfolio for manufacturing complex integrated circuits (also called ICs or chips).
ASML designs, develops, integrates, markets and services advanced systems used by customers – the major global semiconductor manufacturers – to create chips that power a wide array of electronic, communications and information technology products.
With every generation, the complexity of producing integrated circuits with more functionality increases. Semiconductor manufacturers need partners that provide technology and complete process solutions. ASML is committed to providing customers with leading edge technology that is production-ready at the earliest possible date. ASML technology is supported by process solutions, enabling customers to gain and sustain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
ASML’s corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Manufacturing sites and research and development facilities are located in Connecticut, California, Taiwan and the Netherlands. Technology development centers and training facilities are located in Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the United States. Overall, ASML has more than 30,000 employees in more than 60 locations in 16 countries.
Founded in the Netherlands in 1984, the company is publicly traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.
ASML went through a tremendous growth over the past years and it is expected that the full introduction of the EUV technology will be another step-change for the company. ASML’s success in founded on the innovation power and competences of its employees, which is also underlined by a statement of the CEO Peter Wennink: “ASML can only grow as fast as its employees grow”. Therefore one of the essential strategic priorities for ASML is to develop our people and culture to support the growth of the organization towards a >10B€ company. Both People Development and Talent Acquisition function play a crucial role to achieve this target and ASML has taken a number of steps and efforts in the last years. While there are a number of very good results in terms of introducing a number of high potential acceleration programs, developing a more mature succession management and talent identification process to name just a few, there is the need to grow the maturity of the HR functions at the same pace as the Business growth.
ASML Japan has over 300 employees, including the group companies (Cymer). The company has its corporate function in Shinagawa, Tokyo and customer support locations in Yokkaichi, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Yamagata, Toyama and Kitakami.