…are made on machines designed and manufactured in Veldhoven?
ASML is the world’s leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or microchips. ASML has now 80% of the world market share. So, on average, 80% of all ICs will be manufactured on an ASML machine. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML designs, develops, integrates, markets and services these advanced systems. At the moment, people from 72 nationalities are working in Veldhoven! The market capitalization of ASML is now 26.8 Billion $, which is larger than its origin Philips Electronics, which has a market cap of 24.5 Billion $. The machines move 40kg with a speed of more than 1 m/s, and accelerations up to 4 g, with an accuracy of 0,00000002 m.