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ASML supplies first Korean all-scanner foundry
Press release - Tempe, Arizona, October 9, 2001
ASML's lithography division today announced the sale of Step & Scan systems to DongBu Electronics Co., Ltd. DongBu is equipping Korea's first all-scanner foundry and will use ASML's i-line and DUV Step & Scan systems to manufacture standard logic, analog and embedded flash products.
"With this lithography order from DongBu Electronics, ASML has penetrated a new market providing systems for Korea's scanner dedicated foundry," said Dave Chavoustie, executive vice president of sales for ASML. "ASML's Step & Scan systems deliver high productivity, low cost of ownership and platform extendibility, giving DongBu's foundry operation both versatility and a strategic competitive edge in photolithography processing."
Equipment ordered by DongBu, which includes the PAS 5500/400C and PAS 5500/750E Step & Scan systems, is being installed at DongBu's EumSung facility in the KyoungKi-Do province.
ASML is one of the world's leading providers of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. The company offers an integrated portfolio of lithography, track and thermal systems mainly for manufacturing complex integrated circuits. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and Nasdaq under the symbol ASML. For the first half of 2001 the company reported net sales of over €1 billion and employs approximately 8,000 people in 50 locations throughout the world.
About DongBu Electronics Co. Ltd.
Dongbu Electronics is a silicon wafer foundry based in Seoul, Korea. The company is part of the Dongbu Group, a Korean conglomerate that recorded more than $4.8 billion in sales in 1999 in such diverse businesses as steel, chemical, finance and insurance.
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