Profile: ASML Holding NV (ASML.OQ)
2 Dec 2016
ASML Holding N.V., incorporated on October 3, 1994, is a holding company. The Company is a manufacturer of chip-making equipment. The Company is engaged in the development, production, marketing, selling and servicing of advanced semiconductor equipment systems, exclusively consisting of lithography systems. The Company's products include systems and system related products. The Company's principal operations are in the Netherlands, the United States and Asia.
The Company offers TWINSCAN systems, equipped with lithography system with a mercury lamp as light source (i-line), Krypton Fluoride (KrF) and Argon Fluoride (ArF) light sources for approximately 300 millimeters processing wafers for manufacturing environments for which imaging at a small resolution is required. TWINSCAN systems also include immersion lithography systems (TWINSCAN immersion systems). The Company has developed different immersion systems for different customer needs. The TWINSCAN NXT platform enables semiconductors through the multiple patterning (MPT), which requires two or more exposures per layer on a chip, enabling imaging patterns and lines by using its TWINSCAN NXT planar wafer stage and grid metrology. The Company also refurbishes PAS 5500 and TWINSCAN lithography equipment, and offers associated services. The Company's PAS 5500 product family comprises wafer steppers, and Step and Scan systems equipped with i-line, KrF and ArF light sources for processing wafers of approximately 200 millimeters in diameter.
System related products
The Company develops and sells a range of product options and enhancements to its systems. The Company complements its scanner products with a holistic lithography portfolio of software and metrology products. Its computational lithography products capture knowledge of scanner design and real performance, which enables its systems to predict real-life manufacturing performance. The Company's computational lithography portfolio consists of both traditional products, as well as solutions that directly interface with various calibration controls in its scanner. The Company also offers YieldStar, a wafer metrology system. The YieldStar wafer metrology system uses the scanner controls to compensate for performance drifts in the scanner itself, as well as in other steps of the device manufacturing process, such as mask deterioration, resist coating fingerprints, etching fingerprints or chemical-mechanical polishing fingerprints. YieldStar uses scatterometry technology for overlay and critical dimension (CD) measurements. The Company offers its customers OnPulse contracts on deep ultra violet by providing on-site support from service engineers and continuous real-time light source monitoring.
The Company competes with Nikon Corporation, Canon Kabushiki Kaisha and KLA-Tencor Corporation.
ASML Holding NV
De Run 6501
VELDHOVEN 5504 DR
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-India's TCS partners with ASML to simplify business processes
- BRIEF-ASML Holding places Eurobond offering for 750 million euros
- BRIEF-ASML completes acquisition of HMI
- BRIEF-ASML CEO: No further mergers among big computer chip maker suppliers
- BRIEF-Hermes Microvision updates share exchange with unit of ASML Holding NV