The most important product that ASML makes is the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machine. EUV lithography is the most advanced lithography technology available, and it is essential for the production of the most cutting-edge chips.
EUV lithography machines use light with a wavelength of 13.5 nanometers (nm) to pattern the circuits onto the silicon wafer. This wavelength is much shorter than the wavelength of light used in older lithography technologies, which allows for much finer features to be created.
EUV lithography machines are incredibly complex machines, and they take years to develop and build. ASML is the only company in the world that can produce these machines, and it has a monopoly on the EUV lithography market.
EUV lithography machines are used to produce the chips that are used in a wide range of products, including smartphones, laptops, data center servers, and artificial intelligence (AI) accelerators. Without EUV lithography machines, it would not be possible to produce the most advanced chips, and many of the products that we rely on today would not exist.
ASML’s EUV lithography machines are essential for the global semiconductor industry, and they play a vital role in driving technological innovation.