About our patents
We have Intellectual Property managers at all our major global R&D sites, ready to capture all patentable material resulting from our R&D activities. The number of patents we own is steadily increasing year after year; we currently have over 2,600 patents in force.
In particular, we have hundreds of issued patents relating specifically to the ALD process technology platform. We expect new deposition technologies and chemistries to be a major driver for new intellectual property into the future. Patents provide us the protection to speak more openly about our inventions and share ideas in the marketplace that benefit our customers. We own patents that cover most of the key technologies, features and operations of our products. They’re usually registered in the principal countries where semiconductor devices or equipment are manufactured and/or sold.
We have registered a number of trademarks covering our product portfolio in the principal countries. They are the following:
ASM, the ASM logo, Advance, Aurora, Dragon, Eagle, EmerALD, Epsilon, Intrepid, LPE logo, Powering The Future logo, Previum, Pulsar, Silcore, Sonora, Synergis, XP, and XP8 are registered trademarks of ASM. The ASM Qualified Licensed Supplier logo, AEGIS, A400, A412, ES, ESA, EVC, GenMatch, Level-to-Level, Precis, Tenza, and Velocity are trademarks of ASM. 'Drive Innovation Deliver Excellence’ is a service mark of ASM.