ASM International N.V. Announces Availability of Proxy Materials for AGM

BILTHOVEN, the Netherlands,  April 22, 2008 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that the US market proxy materials for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) scheduled for May 21, 2008, are now being mailed to shareholders and are available on the Company's web site, The Company's 2007 Annual Report to Shareholders and the US SEC filing, Form 20-F are also currently available on the Company's website.
            The ASM International AGM is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 14:00 CET at the Hilton Hotel Royal Parc, Nassau Paviljoen Van Weerden, Poelmanweg 4-6, Soestduinen, the Netherlands.
About ASM
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
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