Jelm Franse (Manager Mechanical Development, Precision Mechanics ASML)
ASML develops products based on a combination of cutting edge innovations based on proprietary knowledge and sound engineering knowledge and practice.
It is extremely important that all co-developers and suppliers of ASML also are using best engineering practices and apply the knowledge that is available in the ecosystem with which we work. The systematic collecting of such knowledge and practices in competences has been going on for many years internally in ASML, and a Technical Training Center is in place inside ASML to make sure all our engineers have access to and can use such knowledge in their design practice.
I consider the knowledge center as a similar institute, enabling the eco-system of ASML to also learn and share such best engineering practices to make sure this eco-system keeps its leading position in the worldwide engineering community.