ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS, June 10, 2009 -- ASM International (NASDAQ:
ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that it has signed
a Term Sheet to divest its Levitor RTP business to a newly formed
company owned and managed by the current RTP business unit
management. If the transaction completes it is foreseen that
management will take over all current Levitor business including its
approximately 20 employees, customer service, and plans to develop
new RTP-related products. ASM will provide Â¤ 4 million working
capital, which will be expensed, and will retain a non-controlling
minority share in the new company.
About ASM International
ASM International N.V., headquartered in Almere, 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 www.asm.com.
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