Profile: ASML Holding NV (ASML.OQ)
17 Apr 2014
ASML Holding N.V. (ASML), incorporated on October 3, 1994, is a holding company, which operates through its subsidiaries. The Company is a provider of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. It offers an integrated portfolio of lithography systems mainly for manufacturing complex integrated circuits (semiconductors, ICs or chips). The Company supplies lithography systems to IC manufacturers throughout Asia, the United States and Europe and also provides its customers with a range of support services from advanced process and product applications knowledge to complete round-the-clock service support. ASML’s main wholly owned operating subsidiaries include ASML Netherlands B.V., ASML Hong Kong Limited and ASML US, Inc. As of December 31, 2010, the Company had operating subsidiaries in the Netherlands, the United States, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China (including Hong Kong), Japan, Malaysia and Israel. In May 2013, Cymer Inc completed the previously announced merger pursuant to which ASML Holding NV acquired Cymer.
The Company’s older PAS 2500 and PAS 5000 lithography systems, which it no longer manufactures but continue to refurbish, are used for g-line and i-line processing of wafers up to 150 millimeters in diameter and are employed in manufacturing environments and in special applications, for which design resolutions no more precise than 0.5 microns are required.
The Company’s PAS 5500 product family comprises advanced wafer steppers and Step & Scan systems suitable for i-line, Krypton Fluoride (KrF) and Argon Fluoride (ArF) processing of wafers up to 200 millimeters in diameter and is employed in volume manufacturing to achieve design nodes requiring resolutions down to 90 nanometers.
The Company offers TWINSCAN systems, based on i-line, KrF and ArF processing of wafers up to 300 millimeters in diameter for manufacturing environments, for which design resolutions down to 38 nanometers (nm) are required. The Company also offers dual-stage design (TWINSCAN) systems.
The Company competes with Nikon Corporation (Nikon) and Canon Kabushika Kaisha (Canon).
ASML Holding NV
De Run 6501
VELDHOVEN 5504 DR