ASM International Highlights Materials Innovations at Luncheon Seminar

ALMERE, the Netherlands, December 15, 2008 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ:ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that it will be hosting a technical luncheon seminar in San Francisco on Wednesday, December 17, 2008, the last day of the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM).  The seminar will address important materials innovations that provide power and speed advantages on chips in high volume manufacturing, including Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of High-k gates, and Epitaxial Deposition of novel device structures.
            The event will be presented in two parts:
Part 1: 11:30 - 12:15 - Walk-in Poster Session and Lunch Buffet.  Topics include selective
            epitaxy of silicon based structures, atomic layer deposition of novel high-k dielectrics    
            and metal gates, and low-k interconnects.
Part 2: 12:15 - 13:00 - Presentations by Industry Leaders on Key Materials Innovations for
            High Volume Manufacturing:
  • Prof. Eugene Fitzgerald (MIT) on "Low Power Silicon Systems Enabled by Epitaxy"
  • Falk Graetsch (AMD) on "High-k Dielectric Deposition Tool Evaluation -Experiences and Challenges".
Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for continued dialogue around the posters and presentation topics.
            The ASM seminar will take place in the Golden Gate Room at the Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St., San Francisco) a two-minute walk from the San Francisco Hilton towards Market St.).  The room will open at 11:30 am.  Interested parties should contact Debbie Kelley, +1 602 470 2705, debbie.kelley@asm.com
 
About ASM International
ASM International N.V. and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. The company provides 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 web site at www.asm.com.
                                                           
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Media Contacts:
Mary Jo Dieckhaus: + 1 212 986 2900; maryjo.dieckhaus@asm.com
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