ASML Holding NV, a major supplier of advanced photolithography equipment for semiconductor manufacturing, yesterday raised its financial forecast, saying that amid rapidly growing demand for these products, its revenues will grow by about 11% per year until 2030.
“We are very pleased with these numbers,” CEO Peter Wennink said at an investor presentation, adding that the forecast does not include possible additional demand for chips due to the US, China and Europe’s aspirations for “technological sovereignty”.
ASML’s revenue is projected to be between 24 and 30 billion euros by 2025, with a gross margin of 55%. Earlier it was expected that in 2025 the company will be able to gain from 15 to 24 billion euros with a gross profit of at least 50%.
The company is stepping up production and capitalizing on so-called “global megatrends in the electronics industry,” according to management.