Corporate Principles

In the half-century since our foundation in November 1963, Tokyo Electron has repeatedly revolutionized technology in our rapidly changing world, continuing to grow together with the times.

In 2013 when we reached the 50th year since our foundation, in view of the next generation and changes in the business environment, we have refined our Corporate Philosophy, which specifies the purpose of our existence and our mission in society. We have also revised the Management Policies that were established at the start of TEL.

Tokyo Electron's Corporate Principles are comprised of four elements that together detail our mission as a company and identify the values and behaviors necessary to fulfill our goals.

The Corporate Principles sit atop the Corporate Philosophy and Management Policies, indicating the basic way of thinking that forms the foundation for corporate activities.

Corporate Philosophy

The Corporate Philosophy defines the purpose of Tokyo Electron's existence and its mission in society.
It represents TEL's basic way of thinking that forms the foundation for its corporate activities.

  • We strive to contribute to the development of a dream -in spiring society through our leading-edge technologies and reliable service and support.

Management Policies

The Management Policies highlight the management values that Tokyo Electron regards as essential to achieving the objectives defined in its Corporate Philosophy. They express the logic that underscores our eight general rules of management.

  1. Profit is Essential

    The TEL Group aims to contribute to the development of society and industry and to the enhancement of corporate value while continually pursuing profit.

  2. Scope of Business

    The TEL Group leads markets by providing high-quality products in leading-edge technology fields with a focus on electronics.

  3. Growth Philosophy

    We will tirelessly take on the challenges of technological innovation to achieve continuous growth through business expansion and market creation.

  4. Quality and Service

    The TEL Group strives to understand the true needs to achieve customer satisfaction and secure customer trust while continuously improving quality and service.

  5. Employees

    The TEL Group's employees both create and fulfill company values, performing their work with creativity, a sense of responsibility, and a commitment to teamwork.

  6. Organizations

    The TEL Group builds optimal organizations that maximize corporate value in which all employees can realize their full potential.

  7. Safety, Health, and the Environment

    The TEL Group gives the highest consideration to the safety and health of every person connected with our business activities as well as to the global environment.

  8. Social Responsibility

    Feeling a strong sense of corporate social responsibility, we strive to gain the esteem of society and to be a company where our employees are proud to work.


The Vision describes TEL's medium-to long-term business aspirations and the direction of TEL's near future. Jointly with the Medium-term Management Plan, the Vision defines TEL's focus in the industry.

A company filled with dreams and vitality that contributes to technological innovation in semiconductors

Tokyo Electron pursues technological innovation in semiconductors that supports the sustainable development of the world.
We aim for medium- to long-term profit expansion and continuous corporate value enhancement by utilizing our expertise to continuously create high value-added leading-edge equipment and technical services.
Our corporate growth is enabled by people, and our employees both create and fulfill company values. We work to realize this vision through engagement with our stakeholders.

TEL Values

To achieve the objectives defined in its Corporate Philosophy, Tokyo Electron summarized the values and codes of conduct as TEL Values and shared them with the TEL Group in April 2006.
The TEL Values will drive all employees around the world towards a future of growth.

  1. Pride

    We take pride in providing high-value products and services.

  2. Challenge

    We accept the challenge of going beyond what others are doing in pursuing our goal of becoming number one globally.

  3. Ownership

    We will keep ownership in mind as we think things through, and engage in thorough implementation in order to achieve our goals.

  4. Teamwork

    We respect each other's individuality and we place a high priority on teamwork.

  5. Awareness

    We must have awareness and accept responsibility for our behavior as respectful members of society.