Tempe, Arizona, June 24, 2002
ASML today announced the opening of its new North American Training Center to educate customers and employees on the latest developments and techniques in manufacturing semiconductors.
Located near ASML's North American headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, the 113,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is equipped with Class 100 cleanroom space, 23 classrooms and three computer labs.
The North American Training Center is expected to bring more than 4,000 visitors to the area during its first year of service. The facility is designed to train more than 16,000 people per year when it reaches full capacity. ASML has invested more than $72 million in the future growth of its customers and employees by designing and equipping this world-class center.
The technological solutions built by ASML are used by leading semiconductor companies around the world to build chips that power personal computers, mobile telephones, pagers and computer games, just to name a few applications.
"ASML is committed to the success of its customers, the development of its people and the enrichment of the local community," said Dave Chavoustie, executive vice president, sales, ASML. "Building world-class facilities and providing comprehensive training programs are some of the ways in which ASML contributes to the future of the semiconductor industry."
The North American Training Center houses a skilled team of 31 instructors offering 145 courses on track and lithography tools, including those used in 300 mm manufacturing.
Built by the Ryan Companies, the new training facility is located in the Arizona State University (ASU) Research Park.
"Ryan Companies is pleased to have had the opportunity to develop this second facility for ASML. It is a wonderful addition to the ASU Research Park, the City of Tempe and the entire community. We look forward to a long relationship with ASML as they expand their presence in the Valley, " said John Strittmatter, president, southwest, Ryan Companies.
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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