ASML : Communicating complex technology
A Dutch semiconductor company’s educational feature serves visitors and reinforces the company’s reputation for expertise and innovation.
ASML, the self-described ‘most important tech company you’ve never heard of’, is a key link in the semiconductor supply chain. The company supplies photolithography services that help build the microchips that drive most modern technology.
The ‘How microchips are made’ page gives an overview of the complex process to make microchips via engaging text, images, videos and infographics: ‘The microchip manufacturing process involves hundreds of steps and takes up to four months from design to mass production.’
Elsewhere, microchips are compared to ‘tiny skyscrapers’, with up to 100 tiers overlaying each other. The level of cleanliness required in the ‘fabrication facilities’ is ‘about 10,000 times cleaner than the outside air.’ The page also has a concise summary of the nuances of the semiconductor supply chain under ‘Types of chipmakers’.