Discover the most important tech company you've never heard of!

We make machines that make chips: the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe. These devices improve our quality of life and help tackle the world’s toughest problems.

ASML — located in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, just across the German border near Aachen — makes lithography systems, which are the machines needed to manufacture computer chips. Lithography involves exposing and chemically etching the wafers used to “print” a microchip’s tiny components. The more accurate the lithography process is, the smaller and more powerful the chip can be.

All of the world’s top chipmakers are our customers: Samsung, Intel and TSMC, for example. Every day, you use devices that contain chips made using our machines.

Meet Sarah | System Install Engineer at ASML

Engineering challenges for RWTH Aachen students

There are numerous opportunities at ASML for young professionals in practically every technical field:

Meet Jasper | Mathematics student and intern at ASML

Discover the ASML Culture

ASML is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, which is part of the Brainport Region. This region, sometimes called the “Silicon Valley of Europe,” sets itself apart by its unique culture of open innovation.

We build some of the most advanced machines in the world here, as well as the software to run them. To get the best ideas, we question everything with an open, curious mind. We are proud to work with some of the smartest and most creative people, who help us achieve these goals.

Dozens of diverse multidisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet challenging development schedules. In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door — or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country. We cherish the open culture at ASML that makes it all possible.


  • 23,247 employees
  • € 10.9 billion net sales
  • 60 offices in 16 countries
  • € 2.6 billion net income
  • 123 different nationalities
  • € 1.5 billion research & development spending

Our benefits package

High-quality people are a key asset to our company. To recognize that, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages to attract and retain the very best people and let them share in the success that they build:

  • 13th month payment*
  • 8% holiday allowance*
  • Variable pay

  • Pension scheme
  • 40 days off: 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days
    (reduction of working hours)*
  • Commuting allowance
  • Reimbursement of external study
  • Share purchase with 20% premium
  • Collective health insurance plan
  • Relocation expense reimbursement 
The mentioned benefits are applicable in the Netherlands. *Options may change depending on your salary grade.
My job is very challenging and interesting. Our systems are complex and changing constantly. I am discovering new things all the time, so I am always learning. Every time I walk into the cleanroom and look around I’m amazed by the high tech environment I’m working in. And what I also like about my job is that I travel all over the world. I’m always amazed by the things I see, the interesting cultures and beautiful nature. Kasper Schulpen, System Install Engineer
Kasper Schulpen System Install Engineer