ASMLthe only supplier of the equipment needed by foundries to manufacture wafers with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, revealed that it closed the first quarter of the year (Q1 2022) with revenues of €3,534 millionInterestingly, while the entire semiconductor industry is generating record quarter-over-quarter revenue, this company revealed that earned 39% less compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 (4,986 million euros), largely because demand is greater than current production capacity.

Specifically, it is revealed that during the first quarter of 2022 59 lithographic machines were sold against 72 sold in Q4 2021. On the other hand, they sold 3 used lithographic machines compared to the 10 they sold during the fourth quarter. Remember reports that Intel sent engineers to help improve ASML production.

ASML machinery

“We continue to see demand for our systems exceed our current production capacity. We welcome our customers by providing high productivity upgrades and reduced cycle time in our factories, and we continue to offer a process of In addition, we are actively working to significantly increase capacity with our supply chain partners In light of demand and our capacity expansion plans, we plan to review our scenarios for 2025 and growth opportunities beyond We expect to communicate updates in the second half of the year.

“ASML expects second-quarter net sales of between €5.1 billion and €5.3 billion, with a gross margin of between 49% and 50%. ASML expects R&D costs of approximately €790 million and selling, general and administrative expenses of approximately €220 million. For the full year, we continue to expect revenue growth of around 20%,” said Peter Wennink, Chief Executive Officer General of ASML.