ASM International N.V. to Host Interconnect Technology Seminar

BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands - June 2, 2008 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) will host an interconnect technology seminar addressing the integration of extreme low-k materials and ALD metals, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame, CA.
The seminar, which will feature guest speakers from leading semiconductor industry research consortia, is being held in conjunction with the IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC).   The presentations will include: "Recent Ru Thin Film Technologies for Cu Interconnect", presented by Dr. Shinichi Ogawa, chief researcher at Selete; and, "Material Aspects of Low-k Integration", addressed by Mikhail Baklanov, principal scientist AMPS Division at IMEC.
To conclude the program, ASMI will host a Poster Session addressing advanced interconnect technologies such as UV cure and Metal Hardmasks for ELK, materials for LSI MIM Capacitors, novel Copper Barrier materials, and will feature ASMI's new high productivity platform, the Eagle® XP.
Those interested in attending this event should reply by e-mail to IITC.Seminar@asm.com.
 
About ASM
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 web site at www.asm.com.
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ASM International N.V. to Host Interconnect Technology Seminar