SOURCE: ASM International NV

July 31, 2008 12:21 ET

ASM International Reports Second Quarter 2008 Operating Results

BILTHOVEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) reports today its second quarter 2008 operating results in accordance with US GAAP.

* Net sales of the second quarter of 2008 were EUR 209.4 million, up 6% from the first quarter of 2008 and down 18% from the second quarter of 2007.

* Net earnings of the second quarter of 2008 were EUR 9.6 million, or EUR 0.18 diluted net earnings per share, as compared to net earnings of EUR 12.6 million, or EUR 0.22 diluted net earnings per share for the first quarter of 2008 and net earnings of EUR 14.9 million, or EUR 0.26 diluted net earnings per share for the second quarter of 2007.

* Bookings in the second quarter of 2008 were EUR 193.3 million, up 3% from the first quarter of 2008. Bookings from our Front-end segment were down 20% and bookings from our Back-end segment were up 19%. Quarter-end backlog was EUR 174.5 million, down 8% from the end of the previous quarter.

* We have signed a letter of intent to sell our majority owned subsidiary NanoPhotonics AG, in accordance with our Roadmap to Front-end Peer Group Profitability. In the second quarter of 2008 we recorded an impairment charge of EUR 1.4 million related to goodwill of our investment in NanoPhotonics.

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