ASML remains very much a one trick pony, incredibly vulnerable to "black swan" innovation a la Clayton Christiansen. They have basically a single product, serving a single market, without meaningful competition. This circumstance virtually always produces corporate arrogance and hubris, and a complacency which resists change. Neither Eric, Peter, or Martin, while competent, seem sufficiently unique or imaginative to resist this misleadingly comfortable environment. ASML desperately needs new products, new technologies, and/or new markets.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.