- CompanyASML Holding
Based in the Netherlands, ASML Holding is the world’s largest supplier of photolithographic systems for the semiconductor industry. The company’s technology is key to advanced chipmaking and is used by semi giants such as Intel and Samsung. A 21-year veteran of ASML, Wennink, 63, took over as CEO in 2013 just as the company was transitioning to a new type of lithography technology: extreme ultraviolet (EUV)—an approach that results in the production of faster, more powerful chips. That, in turn, has turbocharged ASML’s growth. In 2020, EUV made up 66% of ASML’s total system revenue. The company beat expectations with $4 billion in revenue in Q3 and it has grown profits 49% over the past 12 months.