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ASML reports improving business trend
Press release - Veldhoven, the Netherlands, September 10, 2009
ASML Holding NV (ASML) today reports a business pick-up above previous guidance resulting mainly from the short- and mid-term needs in the DRAM memory and Logic segments. This will translate into Q3 and Q4 2009 net sales of above €500 million each and Q3 2009 bookings significantly above that level.
Previous guidance issued on July 15 was for Q3 2009 net sales of around €450 million.
ASML will report final 2009 third quarter results on October 14, 2009.
ASML is the world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML. ASML has more than 6,500 employees (expressed in full-time equivalents), serving chip manufacturers in more than 60 locations in 15 countries.
'Safe Harbor' Statement under the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: the matters discussed in this document may include forward-looking statements, including statements made about our outlook, realization of backlog, IC unit demand, financial results, average sales price, gross margin and expenses. These forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: economic conditions, product demand and semiconductor equipment industry capacity, worldwide demand and manufacturing capacity utilization for semiconductors (the principal product of our customer base), including the impact of credit market deterioration on consumer confidence and demand for our customers' products, competitive products and pricing, manufacturing efficiencies, new product development and customer acceptance of new products, ability to enforce patents and protect intellectual property rights, the outcome of intellectual property litigation, availability of raw materials and critical manufacturing equipment, trade environment, changes in exchange rates and other risks indicated in the risk factors included in ASML's Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
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