Veldhoven, the Netherlands, May 6, 2002
ASML will supply leading-edge lithography equipment, used in the manufacturing of semiconductors, to factories in Asia. The order consists of multiple systems for the volume production environment and includes both 200 mm and 300 mm wafer sizes.
"ASML is seeing early signs of market recovery in semiconductors," said Doug J. Dunn, president and chief executive officer, ASML. "The magnitude of this opportunity coupled with other recent developments in the market indicate that a slow and moderate upturn might be underway."
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'. In 2001, the company reported net sales of over €1.8 billion. ASML employs approximately 7,000 people in 50 locations throughout the world.
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