Bringing the future within reach
ASM creates the building blocks of a better tomorrow
Chips (or integrated circuits) make the impossible possible. Technologies that were once unthinkable become real: from autonomous vehicles to the next gaming console. Our technology enables the production of those chips.
1.1 trillion chips sold per year, globally
140 chips sold per person, per year on average
3 months approx time required to make one chip
2000+ chips needed for one electrical vehicle
Over 50 years of impact
We recognize the need for a circular economy and the importance of eco-design in addressing climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. We incorporate sustainability in the R&D of our products and technologies so our machines are more ecologically friendly and resource-efficient.
We focus on creating a home for the top talent in the semiconductor industry. We empower our people by helping them develop, thrive and grow – unlocking their potential to be the best they can be while driving the success of our business and customers.
Climate change is one of the most pressing systemic risks facing the planet today. ASM aims to be a Net Zero company across its value chain by 2035. We expect this target to be validated by the Science Based Targets initiative in 2023; it is among the most ambitious in our industry.
Good corporate governance is about applying sound business practices. At ASM, we do business ethically and transparently, obtaining voluntary assurance over our sustainability data that helps ensure integrity. In addition, our approach to cyber security and IP protection is robust.
Our suppliers are key partners in our efforts to ensure safety throughout our supply chain, to improve resource efficiency, packaging reusability, and product sustainability, and to safeguard the ethical treatment, human rights, diversity, and inclusion of people throughout our supply chain.
Technology and products
We have a proven track record of innovation, spanning a wide range of equipment and process technologies used by the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers.
Atomic Layer Deposition
Atomic Layer Deposition, or ALD, is one of our technological solutions that works at a tiny level to make a huge difference.
Epitaxy, often called Epi, is the process of depositing highly controlled silicon-based crystalline films, a critical process technology for creating advanced transistors and memories, and for wafer manufacturing.
Process equipment for epitaxial deposition of silicon carbide (SiC) is a fast-growing market, mostly due to the material’s benefits for electric vehicles. With our history in epitaxy equipment, this is a natural fit for our line-up.
PECVD is another process solution we offer to deposit dielectric thin films at relatively low temperatures.
Vertical furnaces offer very high productivity solutions for a wide range of thermal processes including low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD), diffusion and oxidation.
Annual report 2022
Read about our company's progress in 2022.