With approximately 200 billion euros, ASML is the most valuable company in the Netherlands. VPRO Tegenlicht made the documentary 'The secret of ASML', which takes a look behind the scenes of one of the world's largest drivers of technological progress. An up-to-date representation of turbulent periode and the impressive developments.
Due to the high demand for chips, chip manufacturers are expanding rapidly. ASML must also scale up at the same pace. The company takes on 100 new employees every week and tries to bring technical talent from all over the world to Veldhoven.
At the same time, ASML has become a geopolitical toy due to the worldwide shortage of chips and the dominant position that chip production entails. How does this outside pressure have an impact within the walls of ASML?
VPRO Tegenlicht is granted access to the ins and outs of ASML and follows a number of employees. They spoke with CEO Peter Wennink, among others, about the changing role of the growing tech company in Brabant.