SOURCE: ASM International NV

December 06, 2007 12:08 ET

ASM International Highlights Advances in Transistor Manufacturing Technology at Luncheon Seminar

BILTHOVEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - December 6, 2007) - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that it will be hosting a technical luncheon seminar in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, the last day of the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM). The seminar will highlight ASM's leading-edge transistor manufacturing technologies that provide power and speed advantages on chips in high volume manufacturing, including Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of high-k gates, and Selective Epitaxial Growth (SEG) of strained materials for PMOS and NMOS transistors.

The event will be presented in two parts:

Part 1) 11:30 to 12:15: Walk-in Poster Session and Lunch Buffet. Topics include SEG of Silicon Germanium (SiGe) and Silicon-Carbon (SiC), high-k deposition, and silicidation for high volume manufacturing and their extendability for 32nm, 22 nm and smaller devices

Part 2) 12:15 to 13:20: Presentations by Industry Leaders on Key Topics in Transistor Engineering

*     Frank Yang (AMD) on "Materials Interactions and Integration
      Challenges for High-Performance Silicon-Based MOSFET's Using
      Embedded Source/Drain Stressors"
*     Philippe Absil (IMEC) on "Engineering Low-Vt CMOS High-k Gate
      Stacks using ALD Cap Layers"

Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for continued dialogue around posters and presentation topics.

The ASM seminar will take place in the Kalorama room at The Churchill Hotel, 1914 Connecticut Ave., Washington, D.C (across from the Hilton Washington). The room will open at 11:30 am. Interested parties should contact Rosanne de Vries, +31 (0)30- 2298569,

About ASM International

ASM International N.V., headquartered in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International and its subsidiaries provide production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as assembly and packaging (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on NASDAQ (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's website at

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