ASML is one of the world's leading providers of lithography equipment that is critical to the production of ICs or chips. ASML's market share based on revenue was approximately 68 percent in 2009 (2008: 65 percent). This is according to the latest available data up to and including November 2009 as reported by SEMI, an independent semiconductor industry organization. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML operates globally, with activities in Europe, the United States and Asia. As of December 31, 2009 we employed approximately 6,500 payroll employees (2008: 6,900) and approximately 1,100 temporary employees (2008: 1,300), measured in full-time employees ("FTEs"). ASML operated in 15 countries through over 60 sales and service locations.
November 11, 2015